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Best places to visit in December in India:
Written by Nigilesh on June 17, 2020 Share on

Best places to visit in December in India:

India, the subcontinent has a huge diversity of landmasses from plain terrains to ice-covered mountains. This is a unique feature that most other nation does not have. So with proper planning, one can get an unbelievable experience. Each state in India has its own unique culture, language and history. It is a year-round destination and has different experiences to offer in different months of the year. Here we take a look at the best places to visit in the month of December.

1. Thajiwas Glacier, Jammu And Kashmir

Kashmir is known for its sub-zero level temperature in winter. It is pretty much a wonderland in the month of December as it is completely covered with snow. Experience the authentic snowfall in December as you go about the glacial sighting. From Sonmarg, the glacier can be reached in two ways, one can trek all the way up or can hire a pony to reach the top.

Thajiwas Glacier
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Thajiwas glacier, located just 3 kilometres from the national highway is otherwise called a “meadow of gold”. In terms of activities, you get to experience the best of snowboarding and skiing that India has to offer. It is not just about the glacier, you have a breathtaking view of the hills on the backdrop at one of the best places to visit in India in December.

In addition to this, this is a paradise for people who love to shop at roadside shops. The shops here have pretty much every handmade thing from Shawls, handicrafts, cardigans, carpets and other woollens, stone-carved jewellery, embroidered bags.

2. Dawki, Shillong

Dawki, Shillong
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For all those who think they can’t survive in the subzero temperature in Kashmir, Dawki in Shillong gets you covered. The temperature in December stays between 12-20, which makes it pleasant. Apart from this, the uniqueness of Shillong is that it’s the only hill station in the country which is accessible from all directions. This is situated at a distance of 200Kms from the Guwahati Airport, this distance can be covered either by a cab or through hiring the helicopter services if you are interested in some Jaw-dropping aerial views.

River Umngot is one of the major attractions over there. The river water is crystal clear so that as it makes the floating boat look like flying in mid-air actually. Apart from this, you get to taste the authentic oranges at the river banks. This sure will be one experience, that’s going to be hard to brush aside.

3. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali Hills
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Honeymooners!! Tighten your seatbelts. This is a paradise for newlyweds in the north of India. This is a very well established tourist attraction and also well connected by all modes of commutation. One can reach till Manali by air from Delhi, Chandigarh and Shimla and the rest 50 km to reach the place can be covered via private cabs or public transport. Pathankot railway station is 285Kms from Manali, a little far but not the worst way to reach.

This place has everything that one would ever expect in a winter season from tall deodar trees to curvy roads with heavy snowfall, Manali is one of the best places in India during December. Adventure sports in Manali like paragliding, ice skating, rappelling, and rock climbing would be a great addition to your vacation. Trekking trips to Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley, and the Khosla-Treeline trek attracts the adventure seekers during the month of December. This has a wide variety of markets as well for you to shop with the likes of Old Manali market, Himachal Emporium, Tibetan Market and many others.

4. Leh, Ladakh

Leh, Ladakh
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This is an ecstasy for people who love trekking on frozen rocks. You get to see crystal blue ice engulfing the mountains which will astonish you. Leh is the home for India’s only frozen Ice trek. The temperature in December can go as low as -14 degree celsius. Besides Chadar, the other famous spots for trekking are sham trek, Khaltse trek and bamboo trek.

This is connected through air and rails. One can choose either of these based on the budget and comfort. As both these modes have buses and taxis readily available. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee in Leh. Like the other places in this list, this again is filled with markets all the way with Handicrafts, silver and stone jewellery, rugs, carpets and other handmade things.

5. Small Vagator, Goa

Small Vagator is for hardcore party lovers out there. Goa is known for its open culture and party vibe all round the year. During this month, the casinos in Goa became wilder rightly so it has got the name ‘Las Vegas of India’. The fireworks and the trance music with sand tickling your toes is the best way to kick off your Christmas and New Year.

Dabolim Airport and Margao railway station are the commute points in Goa. It is well connected with road to all major cities in India. In addition to this, taxi and busses are available to even the nook and corner of the main city, making it hassle-free for the travellers.

If you think we are done, you are highly mistaken. Fond of EDM parties? Goa hosts one of the biggest EDM parties in India, Sunburn Music Festival. What more can you ask for?

6. Wayanad, Kerala

Are you searching for some lush green mountains in the south of India in December? This green paradise is for you. It is located amidst the gorgeous mountains of the Western Ghats.

The nearest airport to Wayanad is the Calicut International Airport that is located around 65 kilometres while the nearest railway station is in Kozhikode. Hiring a cab or taking the local bus to reach Wayanad from the airport or the railway station.

In addition to this, everything about this place, its history, culture, forests, food, and people, is incredibly awesome. You get to shop the finest quality of tea, coffee and spices. Trekking and bird watching is the central point of attraction for tourists all over India. Wayanad is truly a gorgeous hilly region blessed by nature, making it one of the must-visit places in December in India.

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