Suggested itineraries in July
For a far-flung adventure in July, Indonesia is your best bet. However, it will be filling up in the popular destinations so we suggest exploring some of Indonesia’s remote islands. After all – there are over 17,000 of them! Find fabulous accommodation in Lombok, Bali’s lesser-known neighbour, or head to Raja Ampat, where it will be dry and warm, perfect for snorkeling and scuba diving above some of the world’s most pristine corals.
Events in July
Wimbledon Tennis (UK): 1st - 14th July 2019
Henley Regatta (UK): 3rd - 7th July 2019
Independence Day (USA): 4th July 2019
Rath Yatra Charriot Festival (Orissa, India): 4th July 2019
Enormous elaborately decorated chariots pulled by a frenzied crowd through the streets of Puri, carrying the three sibling Hindu Gods, Lord Jagannath, Lord Balabhadra and Goddess Subhadra. The annual ritual journey that takes place between Puri’s main temple, Jagannath Temple and the Gundicha Temple, and attracts millions of devotees.
Kandy Esala Perahera (Sri Lanka): 7th - 17th July 2019
Sri Lanka's biggest festival, it comprises of ten nights or extravagant festivities and street dancers, involving fire dancers, drummers and bejewelled elephants.
Hemis Festival (Ladakh, India): 11th & 12th July 2019
The birth of Guru Padmasambhava, the founder of Tibet Tantric Buddhism, is celebrated during the two-day Hemis Festival in Ladakh at the Hemis Gompa Buddhist monastery.
Bastille Day (France): 14th July 2019
Marine Day (Japan): 15th July 2019
A Japanese national holiday to celebrate the ocean's abundance and to consider the importance of the ocean to Japan as an island nation.
Setouchi Triennale, Summer Gatherings (Japan): 19th Jul - 25th Aug 2019
A contemporary art festival held every three years on a dozen islands in the Seto Inland Sea (Setonaikai), the sea which separates Honshu and Shikoku, two of Japan's main islands.
- Mr David Wallace, North India
- Matthew Nicklin, North India
- Mr Richard Stoughton, Sri Lanka
- Mr & Mrs Manson, North India
- Leslie Siben, India
- Susan Ford, India
- Jaime Benitez, South India
- Krista Weir, Sri Lanka