If I am asked about my favorite season, I would say winters especially the month of December, without a blink of the eye. This is the season when the sun is also on a holiday, the cold breeze is all around, time for festivals and vacations, good food, your favorite blanket, and a hot cup of tea.
Since I am one of the biggest travel enthusiasts in my group, I never miss traveling in this month because there’s nothing more perfect than traveling in December.
In fact, there are a few places in India that simply take a new avatar with the wintry climate, lush vegetation, and of course, snow. So, here I am to tell you about some of the best places to visit in India in December.
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Places to Visit in December in India
Ladakh is often referred to as adventure capital of India. You’ll be glad to know that Ladakh has the world’s 3 highest motorable mountain passes. A huge number of bike enthusiasts from all over the country visit the place in December to experience this next-level long bike ride. Besides this, Ladakh also offers their tourists to indulge themselves in cycling, climbing, trekking, jeep safari, trekking and much more.
Do not worry if you’re not an adventurous kind of person because you spend a relaxing vacation in Ladakh instead. The place is full of sightseeing spots, rivers, valleys, some 16th century Tibetan architectural structures, shopping spots to name a few. One of the best parts about visiting Ladakh in December is you can experience their very famous Losar festival. But remember that the festival’s date changes every year as it is based on the lunar calendar. So, make sure you check the date before booking the tickets.
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We all have been making plans to be in Goa at least once in life. Who doesn’t want to live their life to the fullest when they have their friends by their side? Well, there can be a number of different reasons to visit Goa but visiting the place in December can be the perfect way for holidaying in Goa. There’s nothing amazing than celebrating Christmas and New Year’s Eve when in Goa. Believe it or not, you’re going to have a gala time at the year’s biggest and most happening party there. Also, the much-awaited music festival of Sunburn and the pious feast of St. Francis Xavier is something you can’t afford to miss. What are you waiting for? Mark the dates on your calendar and book the tickets before it gets jam-packed. If you really want to plan your Goa trip successfully you should have to know the weather forecast of Goa.
What if you can spend some beautiful Arabian nights in the middle of the desert, under the sky full of stars, and lovely weather? Well, you can witness all this in Jaisalmer, the desert region of Rajasthan. Camel Safari through the beautiful sand dunes and overnight stay in the luxury tents is absolutely worth spending the money. You’ll be offered exotic dinner and a chance to get indulged in many cultural activities. And not just this, but you can also enjoy a number of sightseeing views in Jaisalmer. So, if you wish to spend a romantic night with your loved one with amazing moonlight dinner in the middle of the sprawling golden desert, just go and book your tickets fast. If you are planning to visit Rajasthan then Udaipur travel guide from Routeprints will really help you.
4. Alappuzha, Kerala
To spend a few days in the lap of nature and too that without being in the middle of a huge crowd can be quite difficult. But booking your tickets for Alappuzha can be the right decision to not just escape the crowd but your city life as well. Kerala is known for picture perfect backwaters and its tranquility and you’ll get to experience both in Alappuzha. Instead of staying in luxury hotels, try out the houseboats and sail through the quiet waters. The best part about being here in December is that the place celebrates a 10-day festival, Mullackal Chirap. Thus, besides being amidst the mesmerizing ambiance, you can also get a chance to know the culture of very beautiful Kerala.
5. Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
Without taking much of your time, let’s get straight to the point. There are 3 prime reasons one should definitely experience this Great Rann of Kutch in December. First, this is the only season when the whole white desert dries out, otherwise the Great Rann is submerged in water, secondly, the season is popular for the very amazing traditional festival of Kutch i.e. Rann Utsav, and lastly, you cannot have a better beginning of your New Year. Though the Utsav is known for camping and enjoying the folk performances one can even experience the night safaris in the desert. It is absolutely magical. So, these were some of the places I have tried till now and I have to admit that December makes these places worth visiting and even more beautiful. If you’re planning to be on a trip in December, try any of these places and trust me you won’t regret it.