December is the time of the year when excitement sets in all over India. The anticipation of the New Year along with numerous parties and the cold weather makes December the perfect place to relax in various parts of India.
The youth of India love to hang out where the music is amazing and the weather is perfect. This makes it an ideal situation to let your hair down and party. There are many places in India that look picturesque and are worth visiting during December. Here is the list of places to visit in India in December.
10. Mylapore, Chennai
Chennai is towards the South of India and this state gets very hot during summer. If you’re looking to visit Chennai, Mylapore is a great place to stop by. The temperatures during the month of December are pleasant and it is the perfect time to travel. Mylapore is one of the most beautiful towns here which is popular for the beaches, cheap alcohol and beautiful scenery. Music lovers can also enjoy the Madras Music Festival and the various other music concerts that take place in December.
9. Small Vagator, Goa
Goa has been the most popular destination for visitors and tourists all year round. However if you are looking for a little extra fun, visiting Goa during December is the perfect time. Goa lights up with the number of casinos here. The fireworks are worth seeing and the number of parties including Sunburn and Supersonic is worth attending at least once in life. If you are looking for the perfect Christmas and New Year celebration, Goa is the place to head to in December.
8. Nagoa Beach, Diu
If you love beaches, but you hate crowds, then Diu is a perfect place to take a trip during the month of December. The Nagoa Beach is a beautiful beach that is not too crowded in December and is perfect for a romantic holiday. You can sit by the beach and light your own bonfire or simply take a walk here enjoying the beautiful breeze and view that surrounds the beach. There is the Festa De Diu — which is Asia’s longest beach festival that takes place towards the end of December. You can stay here and celebrate New Year with your loved one.
7. Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Srinagar is perfect to visit any time of the year. However if you are looking for cold weather and snow capped mountains, you should visit this place in December. You can explore various places such as Gulmarg and enjoy skiing on the fresh snow that has been formed. Visiting Srinagar during December will also give visitors a chance to attend the Gulmarg Snow Festival which is an amazing festival to attend.
6. Leh, Ladakh
There’s nothing more beautiful than snow clad mountains, frozen water bodies and hills that have a blanket of ice and snow covering them. Leh is the only place in India where you can attempt an ice trek. The temperatures here go as low as -14 degrees Celsius so make sure you carry a lot of warm clothes on this trip. There are a number of treks that are popular here during the month of December. These include the Sham trek, Liker to Khaltse trek and Samboo to Khalsar.
5. Auli, Uttarakhand
If you are looking to enjoy the snow capped peaks of Nanda Devi, Mana Parbat and Neelkant, you should visit Auli in the month of December. You can also learn skiing over here as there are trained professionals who will help you with it. You can also choose to stay back till January and enjoy the National Championship of Skiing that is held at Auli.
4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Not a lot of places in India witness snow and this is why a trip to Shimla is perfect in the month of December. It is an amazing place to get cozy with your loved one and is considered to be the number one honeymoon destination. There’s a lot to do in Shimla during December apart from enjoying the snow. You can have some fun at the Winter Sports Festival where you can have some fun with ice skiing and hanging balloons.
3. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
Dalhousie is one of the most picturesque towns of India. If you are looking to enjoy the snow covered Deodhar forests, you should consider visiting Dalhousie during the month of December. Dalhousie is considered one of the coldest winter destinations and the snow capped mountains surrounding the area are a sight to behold. If you are a trekking enthusiast, you must visit Dalhousie during December to attend the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.
2. Dawki, Shillong
If you’re not too much a fan of the cold then a trip to Dawki is great. The temperatures here are not very low which makes it pleasant and perfect for you to explore the place. There’s a lot that you can do here and it is one of the most visited places in India in December. There are boat rides that you can take on the Unmgot River which has clear water. There is also the Tysim Festival, Baghmara, Pinjera Festival, Williamnagar and Tura Winter Festival, Tura that you can attend in December here.
1. Thajiwas Glacier, Sonamarg, Jammu and Kashmir
Jammu and Kashmir is one of the best places to visit in the month of December. There’s a lot of snow here for you to enjoy various activities including sledge rides and snowboarding. You can have some fun skiing on the hills too. This is one cold place so make sure you carry your warm clothes while visiting.