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The Best Places To Travel To In July: Skiing In 0 Degrees, Wild Parties And Everything In Between


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The list of best places to travel to in July consists of experiences from soaking in the sun on the emerald beaches of Corsica and jiving to Britain's best music, to hiking on the ski slopes of Queenstown and watching the cherry blossom festival in the northernmost island of Japan.

Go ahead and take your pick!

Where: France

Floating away from the French mainland, the island of Corsica has a unique and welcoming character which pleasantly sets it apart from the rest of France. On your visit, definitely take long evening walks and watch the Corsican people come out to celebrate food, wine and melodious local music.

Weather: Average temperature remains a pleasant 22 degree Celsius throughout July. But the minimum drops as low as 16 degree Celsius.

Photos of Corsica, France 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: The Plage de Palonbaggia is a must-visit beach paradise; visit the prehistoric site of Filitosa, situated northwest of Propriano. Also pay a visit to the 1,000-year-old olive tree which is an hour away from Filitosa.

Best way to get around: It is best advised to rent a car in Corsica, as taxi services are infrequent and expensive. The average rent of a car per day starts at 7 euros, which is approximately Rs 500.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 9,000 to Rs 15,000

Where: Vietnam

Formerly known as Saigon, the largest city of Vietnam is a living and flourishing symbol of the resilient Vietnamese spirit. Despite several phases of conflict and political turmoils, Ho Chi Minh City lives on and how!

Weather: Average temperature remains a comfortable 30 degree Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops to a pleasant 24 degree Celsius at night.

Photos of Ho Chi Minh City, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: Dedicate a day or two for food exploration in HCMC (Ho Chi Minh City). Eat at the Racha Room, one of the city's most hip eateries which is also famous for its Asian-flavoured cocktails. Get a glimpse into the rich and inspiring past of Vietnam at the Museum of Vietnamese History. The entrance fees is 15,000 dong. The wholesale market of Cholon was built in the 1880s and is a popular attraction with tourists.

Best way to get around: The most comfortable way to get around HCMC is in taxis. They are very conveniently priced and provide a slightly safer alternative to motorbike taxis. The approximate fare charge for taxis is 10,000 dong per kilometre.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 2,550 to Rs 6,500

Where: Japan

The northernmost island of Japan, Hokkaido, transforms into a riot of colours in July. The Japanese wilderness witnesses an array of blossoming flowers, the most popular of which are the cherry blossoms! During winters, Hokkaido becomes the ski capital of Japan.

Weather: Average temperature remains a pleasant 20 degree Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 16 degree Celsius. This is the hottest time of the year for Hokkaido.

Photos of Hokkaido 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: During the Summer Festival of Hokkaido (20 July to 17 August), beer and music flow freely in the city's central park, Ōdōri Kōen. The Hokkaido countryside is decorated with fields of purple lavender and pink poppies. Cherry blossoms around the town also become a sight in this season. Shiretoko and Daisetsuzan National Parks have beautiful hiking trails as well.

Best way to get around: Buses are the cheapest and most convenient way to get around Hokkaido. The biggest and most trusted operator is Chuo Bus, which connects the main part of the town to almost everywhere.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 4,000 to Rs 10,000

Where: New Zealand

Flourishing on the banks of Lake Wakatipu, Queenstown is the adrenaline hub of New Zealand. From the best wine of Southern Hemisphere to an artist's paradise, Queenstown is perfect for the urban traveller who never wants to get bored!

Weather: Average temperature remains a chilly 4 Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 0 degree Celsius. Note that July is the peak of winters in the Southern Hemisphere.

Photos of Queenstown, Otago, New Zealand 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: Head to Gibbston Valley, the oldest commercial winery and taste the most delicious pinot noir with an array of selective cheeses. Get a chance to ski with the best during the Queenstown Winter Festival which starts late June and lasts till the end of July. The best ski fields on the outskirts of Queenstown are Treble Cone and Cardrona Alpine Resort.

Best way to get around: The connectivity of Connectabus in Queenstown is quite efficient and goes as far as Fernhill and Arrowtown. A day pass costs Rs 1,611 and lets you go anywhere in the city.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 8,000 to 15,000

Where: UK

The grey and gloomy weather of Britain clears up only for a short while. And Britishers take this opportunity and fill up their calendar with an array of music and cultural festivals. It may get a little crowded, but everyone, from tourists and locals, only add to the celebratory summer spirit.

Weather: Average temperature remains a pleasant 19 degree Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 10 degree Celsius.

Photos of Britain 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: July is the best month for music lovers. The month kicks off with the second biggest music festival (after Glastonbury) Perthshire's T in the Park (first week of July) near London. Following that is Sufflock's Latitude (13-16 July). Indie music lovers, head to the International Musical Eisteddfod (3-9 July) at Abbey Road.

Best way to get around: In London, the underground metro and Uber are the best way to get around. The famous black cabs can get a bit too expensive.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 4,500 to Rs 10,000

Where: Australia

Situated off the coast of Adelaide, the Kangaroo Island is a protected natural reserve as it serves as a home to several wildlife species, including endangered ones. Sea lions, koalas and of course, kangaroos are native to the island, and are seen in abundance. The Kangaroo Island is a perfect destination for wildlife lovers.

Weather: Average temperature remains a chilly 15 Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 4 degree Celsius. Note that July is the peak of winters in the Southern Hemisphere.

Photos of Kangaroo Island, South Australia, Australia 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: Inside the Flinders Chase National Park, you will find several striking rock formations, namely, the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch. In the winter month of July, you will not find as many tourists here, giving you more time to cuddle koalas. Also check out the Cape Willoughby's Lighthouse and get an enviable view of the Australian mainland.

Best way to get around: To reach the island, take the Kangaroo Island SeaLink ferry from Caper Jervis (2hours from Adelaide) to Penneshaw KI. The ferry from Adelaide takes upto 45 minutes. For more information about bookings and other queries, contact Kangaroo Island Gateway Visitor Information Centre; phone: +61 8 8553 1185

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 7,500 to Rs 14,000

Where: Mongolia

The cultural and natural treasures of Mongolia start from the petroglyphs on Mongolian Altai mountains and end at the sand dunes of Gobi Desert. But the skyscraper-studded capital of Mongolia is a manifestation of the adeptness of Mongolian people who have efficiently carried their culture into the 21st century. The city is a land of contrasts, and is a sensory delight for its visitors!

Weather: Average temperature remains a pleasant 26 degree Celsius throughout July. But the minimum temperature drops as low as 13 degree Celsius.

Photos of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia 1/1 by Sreshti Verma

What to do: From the traditional hub of Narantul Market to the iconic monastery of Gandan Khiid, there are several cultural and historical places to visit in Ulaanbaatar. Here are a few that should top your list: National Museum of Mongolia, Choijin Lama Temple Museum, Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan, Beatles Square and Mongolian National Modern Art Gallery. If you want to step away from the urban life, then visit the Gorkhi Tereji National Park near Ulaanbaatar.

Best way to get around: Taxis are the most convenient way to travel in Ulaanbaatar. There are two types of taxi services that operate here, first are conventional cabs and the other are private cars that function like tuk-tuks or autos. There is also a well-connected bus service, but you will need a Bus Card to ride on them.

Approximate expenditure per day (including accommodation): Rs 3,000 to Rs 7,500

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