December is the perfect time to travel around the country, whether you love beaches or mountains. The weather is pleasant in tropical areas and there is heavy snowfall in mountains. As there is no long weekend in December 2022, those who want to experience the joy of travelling should plan their vacation in advance.
If you are wondering about the best places to visit in December in India, then here is the complete list for you —
Famous as the party capital of the country, Goa is on the top of every traveller’s bucket list. Other than beautiful beaches, the city is dotted with 17th-century churches and the area’s tropical spice plantations. The beach destination has also served as a backdrop of some of the famous Bollywood movies including Dil Chahta hai and Go Goa Gone.
How to Reach: Goa International Airport is the main airport serving the region.
Weather: 21-30 degree Celsius is the average temperature during this time.
Places of Interest: Candolim beach, Sinquerim Beach, Dudhsagar Falls, Aguada Fort and Calangute Beach
The best time to visit Auli is indeed December, if you wish to enjoy snow and indulge in skiing. The snow-covered peaks of Neelkant, Mana Parbat, and Nanda Devi offers a mind-blowing panoramic view. This hill station is one of the best skiing sites of the country and also hosts National Championship of Skiing in January.
How to Reach: Auli is well-connected to all other parts of the country through roadways. The nearest airport is Jolly Grant Airport in Dehradun.
Weather: December is cold with temperature ranging between 2 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Places of Interest: Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Trishul Peak, Chenab Lake, Rudraprayag and Joshimath.
3. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan
December is indeed the best month to witness the beauty of Jaisalmer. Famous as the ‘Golden City’, the desert is distinguished by its yellow sandstone architecture. Dominating the skyline is the sensational Jaisalmer fort, a citadel that is guarded by 99 bastions. The ornate Maharaja’s Palace and intricately carved Jain temples inside the fort are also a major attraction.
How to Reach: Jaisalmer Airport is located 17 kilometers southeast of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan, India.
Weather: Temperature varies between 10 to 26 degree Celsius
Places of Interest: Jaisalmer Fort, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadisar Lake, Salam Singh ki Haveli and Nathmal Ki Haveli
4. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar, the largest city in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir, is the best place to go in December in India. Located on the Kashmir Valley, on the banks of the Jhelum River, the city can be dotted with lush green gardens, pristine water bodies and beautiful houseboats, locally known as Shikaras. Don’t forget to shop for traditional Kashmiri handicrafts and dried fruits when on a trip to this destination.
How to Reach: Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, commonly referred to as Srinagar Airport is an international airport that serves Srinagar.
Weather: Temperature varies between -2 to 10 degrees Celsius.
Places of Interest: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Bonafide multi-brand and Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden.
5. Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh
Jabalpur, located in the state of Madhya Pradesh, is most famous for its marble rocks. Thousands of tourists visit this city every month to enjoy a boat ride at Bhedaghat and witness the splendour of the majestic Dhuandhar Waterfalls. Also, the city offers some of the best street food options to its visitors.
How to Reach: Jabalpur Airport, also known as Dumna Airport, is the main airport serving the region.
Weather: The average temperature of Jabalpur during this time of the year varies between 11 to 26 degree Celsius.
Places of Interest: Dhuandhar Waterfalls, Marble Rocks, Madan Mahal Fort and Balancing Rocks.