Goa, having been the meeting point of various races, religions and cultures of east and west over the centuries, has a distinctive style quite different from the rest of India, Goa where mystical east meets modern west. There is no place in the world where you will find Christmas being celebrated with as much passion as Diwali or where traditional Indian fish curry is eaten with Gaon sausages.
The very name Manali evokes visual of snow covered mountains, stately deodar tree, apple orchards and tumbling Beas. So lucky are these who have opted for Manali, a calm and quiet place in the Western Himalayas as their holiday’s destination. One of the most popular places to visit in Manali in December is the Solang Valley. Located about 14 km away from the town, Solang Valley sits en route Manali to Rohtang Pass. Every winter, the valley sits under a thick veil of powdery snow, ideal for winter sports and hiking.
The Golden City of Jaisalmer in Rajasthan is simply unmatched. The land of Jaisalmer comes alive every year during winters. It is the time when the festivities of Desert Festival slowly start engulfing the Desert City. During the festival in Jaisalmer, the city displays the wealth of its culture and traditions to the rest of the world. The festival expresses the people’s zeal for the life and is a colourful extravaganza of fun, frolic, laughter and adventure.
Jaipur is situated in an arid, semi-desert region, the capital city of Rajasthan, which has three distinct seasons. Only one season is suitable for visitors, the three seasons of Jaipur are; a warm dry winter, an unbearably hot spring summer and a brief but intense monsoon season. Unsurprisingly the best season to visit Jaipur is during the winter months, from December through to February and this is the height of the tourist season & the best time of the year to visit Jaipur.
Winter is the best time to visit Udaipur and enjoy the unique attractions of this gorgeous city. During December – January, the average temperature high is about 20-25°C, The days are bright and sunny, while evenings and nights can be quite chilly, which attracts scores of tourists from all over India and abroad. Another major winter attraction is the splendid Shilpgram Fair, held annually in December also ranks as the best time to visit Udaipur and the grand festivities are a wonderful sight.
Visiting Andaman in December is an Adventure of a Lifetime!!! The beauty of the islands is enhanced by its stunning ancient architecture, the beautiful shoreline and the magical underwater world that can be best explored in the month of December & January which is also the peak time to visit the Island & best season to visit the Andaman for people far and near is an ideal destination to enjoy beaches, warmth of sunshine and sea activities.
Along the glittering coastline of the Arabian Sea, Alibaug is a beautiful coastal town that contains a variety of lovely beaches. The weather in December & January is cold and dry and provides the perfect ambience for sightseeing, which exposes the lush green beauty of Alibaug. Winter in Alibag is not cold but quite cool. The lowest minimum temperature in the winter month of December is 14⁰C. Maximums generally settle around 30⁰C, thus the day is pleasant and sunny.
Rishikesh is a great place at the foothills of the lofty Garhwal Himalayas is accentuated by the mighty Ganges cutting right through the city, which can be visited throughout the year. The weather in December & January makes it an ideal spot for tourists looking to witness the city at its best. The temperature stays between 28 degrees Celsius to 8 degrees Celsius, which ensures that it is advisable to visit the city in the winter.
Auli has bagged the title of the Skiing capital in India as many travellers resort to this place in the winter season to indulge in skiing. December is one of the best times to experience snowfall as well as skiing in Auli. The primary attraction for tourists in the place is snow skiing and the best time for it is during the months of December to January, where nature comes alive in all its glory and splendour.
The best time to visit Jim Corbett National Park is between December and January. The oldest national park in India is home to abundant flora and fauna and promises to offer quintessential experiences through its safari espesally during the winter season when all the zones are open, and you can spot most of the animals, which makes the visit to Jim Corbett National Park truly memorable and unforgettable.
During the winter months, the weather in Kasauli in December fluctuates between 4°C and 19°C, making it a perfect spot to enjoy your holidays Kasauli usually gets snowfall in late December or January. Regular snowfall in Kasauli every year isn’t guaranteed but if you are lucky enough you may get to be enthralled by the breathtaking snowfall at this lovely town.
Kutch lies on the India-Pakistan border and you can see parts of Pakistan from here. December & January are the best time to visit Kutch; the temperature during these months is between 25 to 12 degrees Celsius and makes the weather perfect for sightseeing, mainly because of the full moon nights that turn the place into an absolute paradise. The Rann Festival is also organised at the same time. Summers should be avoided as temperatures can go as high as 45-degree Celsius.
The chilly atmosphere at the place can be felt by the tourists during the month of December. The minimum temperature at the place is about 4°C and the maximum goes to 32°C. Tourists at this place will enjoy to the fullest during this season. If you have your heart set on seeing a wild tiger, it may be worthwhile to visit Ranthambore an absolute paradise for wildlife enthusiasts.
Popularly known as the Scotland of India, winter begins in Coorg in December and lasts till February. The minimum temperature of this beautiful hill station remains above of 13°C. The climate remains quite cool and pleasant. This season also attracts a good number of tourists as it’s the best time to visit Coorg and enjoy a memorable vacation here.
Although Chikmagalur has a cool and pleasant climate throughout the year, the best time to visit Chikmagalur is from December to January, for its serene environment, lush green forests and tall mountains. It is also famous for the coffee and is often referred to as the coffee land of Karnataka. This season is pleasant as the temperature ranges between 14 °C and 32 °C.
The best time to visit Gokarna would definitely be from December to January when the humidity is at its very least. One of the lesser known beach destinations in India especially crowded with a lot of foreigners. Gokarna is perfect if you’re looking for a laidback vacation. The winter months are the best time to indulge in Parasailing at Banana Boat rides at Om Beach.
Alappuzha is ideal for unwinding, and to experience new encounters in these specific months. The warm, lovely climate adds to the beauty of the best places to visit in Kerala, you are set for a brilliant December excursion. God’s Own Country has a lot of fun. One of the best things to do in Kerala in December & January is to stay in a houseboat in the middle of the Alleppey backwaters as the Kerala weather in December & January is cool and dry and you will be able to enjoy the scenic surroundings.
Munnar is blessed with the fruits of nature. The several hills, tea plantations, National Parks, Rivers and lakes have made Munnar an essential tourist destination in India. The winter months are by far the best time to visit Munnar since the weather is pleasant in December and January nestles at a range of 10 degree and 15 degree, a great time to visit the hill station if you’re looking for a quiet vacation.
Pondicherry boasts unblemished, serene beaches, where beach lovers can kick back, relax, soak up the sun and sand and watch the world go by. One of the longest beaches in Pondy is Promenade Beach, where taking a long walk is an absolute dream. The temperature never drops below 17 degree Celsius. This season is ideal for sightseeing in Pondicherry as well as for water and beach activities.
Meghalaya experiences winter season from December to February. The average day-time temperature is extremely pleasant at 15°C, but the night-time temperature drops to around 3°C during the winters. Foggy days are typical here is like a dream. It is chilly, beautiful, time for celebrations; the streets are filled with people preparing for the upcoming festivities, shop windows put up excellent displays with Christmas themes and the smell of freshly baked cakes and pastries wafting in the air during the month of December & January.
During the months of December to January, climate remains pleasant and there is a lot of greenery everywhere in the forest area with plenty of watering holes. Tourists interested in bird spotting, rhino-sighting along with other mammals sighting, should visit the park during the winter months in the midst of quiet abode of nature is this place called Kaziranga. This place is worth visiting & is a once a lifetime experience “Nature at its best!!”
Dalhousie is quite cold in the time period between December and January which constitute the winter season, However if you love to play in the snow, then winters is the ideal time to visit Dalhousie. If you want chill out to enjoy the snowfall and the cold weather around with a mesmerizing blend of fir and pine trees would enlighten your body and mind for a memorable experience.
Winters in Dharamshala are freezing, but if you enjoy the cold and snow-white mountains, then this is a beautiful time to visit. It snows here during this time and the temperature tends to dip below -1 °C. Winters are the best time to enjoy the beauty and tranquillity of Dharamshala. Snowfall begins by the end of December and continues until February the scenic stretch of land of Kangra Valley making tourists spellbound for its spectacular beauty.
A wonder to behold, with an air which not only mystifies your sense but makes you live in the impulses of life, Kasol is a village mothered by the Parvati valley. This Himachal’s popular destination is best known for its thrilling treks, flavoursome food, Roaring River and heartfelt humanity. So those who enjoy winter, chilly temperature, and are ready for an eventful trip should visit Kasol in December & January.
The aura of Mcleodganj changes entirely when the winter strikes, as the cool breeze keeps flowing and the soft shiny snow cover the valleys. Mcleodganj in December helps create a romantic ambiance perfect for honeymooners. With temperatures ranging between 5°-17° Celsius, is perfect to for winter lovers seeking peace and seclusion, Exuberant in all its white glory.