With the long list of holidays in December, it only makes sense to pack bags and travel. It is also one of the best months to travel given that one is spoilt for choice with a winter wonderland in the Himalayas, stunning beaches in South India, and cultural fests in many other states.
Here are 7 Indian destinations to visit in December
Over the past few years, Kasol has become a popular travel destination for travellers from all over the world, not only those from India. Thus, except for a few months, Kasol constantly fills up with tourists.
We would advise you to visit Kasol in the winter, even though most people schedule their trips there during the height of summer. The primary explanation is that there are fewer people around and Kasol appears completely different. Kasol's winters have a distinct colour. Particularly on a sunny day, the snow-covered ground, the Parvati River, and the towering pine trees are incredibly magnificent. Even in the absence of snow, the breathtaking golden-brown landscapes are visible.
The town of Mukteshwar, which is surrounded by the Himalayan mountain ranges, has breathtaking scenery. Mukteshwar is visited by a large number of visitors from around the globe who come to admire the beauty of the snowfall. In India's Uttarakhand state, in the Nainital district, sits the beautiful hilltop city of Mukteshwar. It is full of breathtaking scenery, and you may catch a glimpse of Nanda Devi, the second-largest mountain in India, as well as breathtaking views of the majestic Himalayas.
The hub for partying in India, Goa is known as the Vegas of India and is most popular around New Year's Eve. Due to its tropical climate, Goa is best visited in the winter, and while December sees a high number of tourists in the state, it is for a reason. You get to choose from the best of the tourist attractions in the state like a variety of water sports, and the best of the parties.
If you’re not the one for parties, Goa has many tourist attractions rich in nature that you can explore. Visit the waterfalls, swim in the quarries, and hike in the biodiversity-rich Western Ghats.
One of the best-kept secrets for experiencing winter festivals in India is the tiny little Union Territory, which you most likely never bothered to check up on after your school days. November through February are the finest months to arrange a trip to Diu during the winter months because of the perfect weather and a variety of exciting activities that will keep you entertained. Asia's longest beach celebration, Festa De Diu or the Diu celebration, takes place on the island from December to February. Additionally, it is as global as they come, drawing performers, musicians, and artists of all stripes from all over India and beyond.
5. Rann of Kutch
The greatest time to visit Kutch is during the winter months of November through February, mostly because of the full moon nights that transform the area into a veritable paradise. Simultaneously organized is the Rann Festival. Around New Year's, the Rann Utsav is in full bloom, so expect a unique kind of celebration. There's a sense of celebration in the air as the colourful funfair presents mysterious music, dance and other cultural events. The festival features performances by numerous cultural troupes from all around Gujarat. You should definitely prepare yourself for a magical and wonder-filled evening if New Year's Eve falls on a full moon.
Kerala is a stunning state in southwest India that is well-known for its beaches, backwaters, and verdant surroundings. Since the monsoon season is over and the weather is mild, December is said to be an excellent time to visit. All tourist destinations are open for visits in December since the weather is ideal for travel and there are no rainy days. Certain tourist destinations could be closed at other periods of the year due to bad weather or landslides. The weather is ideal for an amazing hiking adventure. While the heat in other seasons can make trekking tiresome, this is not the case in December. Therefore, in December, you may enjoy the ideal trekking conditions while engaging in the natural beauty around you.
Bengaluru is most enjoyable in the winter, from October to February when the temperature is cool and comfortable. Bengaluru, which is in southern India, has a temperate climate with tolerable summers and winters. Due to its tropical savanna environment, Bengaluru is a location that can be visited at any time of year. Its summers are neither excessively hot nor too cold. But as the temperature drops, wintertime looks to be the ideal time of year for sightseeing, outdoor pursuits, and street hopping. Bengaluru, which is surrounded by a number of hill stations, including Ooty, Coorg, Wayanad, Anthargange, and Nandi Hills, is also a popular destination for quick weekend getaways.