Top Best Places To Visit In December In India 2022

Best places to visit in December in India

There is a Christmas vibe in the air as December approaches. December is undoubtedly the month for travelers and the weather is ideal for seeing the final hill stations and the deserts. Here are the locations in India that you really must see in December to fully enjoy the early winter.

Hampi, Karnataka

With its stone temples and stunning architecture, Hampi has always been a fascinating sight for history buffs. The UNESCO World Heritage Site is a destination that draws visitors from all over the world and is also a terrific location to unwind and relax.Things to explore: Temples

What to eat: Idly, Vada, Sambhar

How to reach: The nearest international airport is Bengaluru, while the nearest airport is Bellary. The closest train station to the destination is Hospet, while the destination is also reachable by road.

Jaisalmer and Jodhpur, Rajasthan

December is the time you can start visiting Jodhpur and Jaisalmer to make the best use of the warm sun and cool, breezy nights. Explore the Jaisalmer Fort and Mehrangarh Fort, visit the many markets and spend a night in the desert, to have the experience of a lifetime.

Things to explore: Forts, markets, desert safaris

What to eat: Local Rajasthani food such as Dal Bati Churma, Kair Sangri, and a lot more

How to reach: The destinations are well-connected with trains, flights and even via road

Coorg, Karnataka

Coorg is one of the most stunning locations in India to visit in December. The place will help you rest and relax before you enter the hectic holiday season with its lovely waterfalls, wide-ranging vistas, a pleasant breeze, and just the perfect amount of foliage.

Things to explore: Waterfalls, temples, plantations

What to eat: Definitely sample the Kodava cuisine and local coffee

How to reach: Bengaluru is the closest best-connected airport, while the nearest airport is Mangalore. You can hit the road from these destinations to reach Coorg.

Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Rann of Kutch is one of the top destinations in India to visit in December (and one of our favorites). The Rann Utsav is held here at White Rann, as it is often known, from December through February. The festival combines white sand excursions, cultural activities, gastronomy, dancing, and much more, so your journey will be worthwhile.

Things to explore: White Rann, night safari, Bhujodi and nearby markets for shopping

What to eat: Gujarati staples such as fafda-jalebi

How to reach: Board a bus or hire a taxi from Bhuj

Varkala, Karnataka

Varkala is another lovely place you may travel to in December. The seaside resort is ideal for a work vacation, and Varkala is a terrific spot to visit to relax before the Christmas season gets crazy.

Things to explore: BeachesWhat to eat: South Indian local cuisine, seafood

How to reach: The nearest airport is Thiruvananthapuram, and you can also reach by train via the same destination. Hit the road from there to reach the calm, quiet destination.

Pushkar, Rajasthan

Pushkar is fantastic to visit in December. One of the biggest draws to the area is the Pushkar Fair, which draws tens of thousands of visitors. Visit the many ghats and the Brahma temple while you're here.

Things to explore: Pushkar Fair, markets, Brahma Temple

What to eat: Try the rose-flavoured products and take back home gulkand and rosewater.

How to reach: The place is about half an hour by road from Ajmer

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Bharatpur, Rajasthan

This is the location for you if you enjoy viewing birds! Bharatpur, one of the greatest locations to visit in India in December, is home to the Keoladeo Sanctuary, which in December hosts migrating species like the Siberian Crane.

Things to explore: Bird sanctuary

What to eat: Local snacks

How to reach: Reach here by road from Delhi or Agra

Bodhgaya, Bihar

Bodhgaya, one of the holiest Buddhist places in the world, is a fantastic destination in December. For those seeking a spiritual retreat, the area—home to the Mahabodhi Tree and other revered UNESCO World Heritage Sites—is a must-visit.

Things to explore: The temples, Mahabodhi TreeWhat to eat: Local cuisine

How to reach: Gaya is home to both an airport and a railway station. You can also reach via road.

Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh

The Kumbh Mela is held at Ujjain as well, another spiritual destination. Temples, which are renowned for their architecture, are scattered across the area.

Things to explore: Temples, water bodies

What to eat: Local street food

How to reach: The nearest airport is Indore, while the destination is also reachable via rail and road.

Amritsar, Punjab (Gurupurab)

The stunning Golden Temple in Amritsar hosts lavish celebrations on Gurupurab. The celebrations linger all day and are very calming to the spirit. They include langar, kirtans, and more. Aside from that, Amritsar is a fantastic place to travel to in December because of the comfortable temperature, pleasant sun, and just incredible atmosphere.
Things to explore: Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh, Museums, Wagah Border

What to eat: Punjabi cuisine such as parathas, Amristasi Kulchas and more

How to reach: Amritsar is well-connected via rail, road and air

Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh

Varanasi, one of the oldest Hindu shrines, is one of the top destinations to visit in India in December since it holds the Ganga Mahotsav. Varanasi is undoubtedly a spiritual destination with its ghats and temples, but it is also a terrific location for those who enjoy culture and architecture.

Things to explore: Temples, ghatsWhat to eat: Street food

How to reach: Varanasi is well-connected via roads, rail and air (the airport is close to the city)

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

In Manali, you can expect hot chai, the start of winter, and fantastic snow activities. Manali is a destination for everyone to unwind, rest, and take in the mountains, whether you wish to travel there with company or by yourself.

Things to explore: Solang Valley, Rohtang PassWhat to eat: Being a tourist destination, almost everything is available here.

How to reach: Board an overnight bus from Delhi for a fun journey.

Gulmarg, Kashmir

Gulmarg, one of the most popular honeymoon locations during the epidemic, is completely covered with snow during the winter. But if you want to escape the freezing temperatures of December and January, we recommend going in December. Although it will still be cold and snowy, it will be bearable for you to get there.

Things to explore: Snow, Igloo restaurant, Kashmir

What to eat: Local Kashmiri cuisine, kahwa

How to reach: Reach Srinigar via air, road or rail, and from here, hop on a bus or taxi to take you to the destination.

Orchha, Madhya Pradesh

Orchha is a place that is not very well known. On the banks of the Betwa River, the region is home to magnificent palaces that are renowned for their chhatris, mural paintings, and old-world elegance.

Things to explore: Raja Mahal, Orchha FortWhat to eat: Local cuisineHow to reach: The nearest airport is in Gwalior, while the nearest railway station is Jhansi. You can hop on a taxi or a bus from either destination to reach.

Almora and Binsar, Uttarakhand

Almora and Binsar are great destinations to visit in December in India. The destinations are chilly, thanks to the onset of winter, and the quiet hills make for a great place to explore and unwind in nature.

Things to explore: Temples, sanctuaryWhat to eat: Balmithai

How to reach: Board a train to Kathgodham, and hire a cab or bus from there.

Gokarna, Karnataka

Gokarna is a great alternative in case you want to visit the beaches but want to stay away from the bustle of Goa. The beach town, a great place to visit in December in India, is also a great place to work from while you sip on beers and indulge in delicious food.

Things to explore: Beaches

What to eat: Beer, local seafood.

How to reach: The nearest airport is Goa, while the nearest railway station is Ankola. You can also reach here via road.

Gir, Gujarat

December is the best time to experience the plethora of wildlife in India, and one of the bucket list places to do so is Gir. The only sanctuary in India that is home to the Asiatic Lion, Gir is definitely a must-visit!

Things to explore: Sasan Gir Wildlife Sanctuary

What to eat: Local Gujarati cuisine

How to reach: Nearest airport is Keshod, nearest train station near Junagadh. The destination is also accessible via road.

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