we all love to travel. It is still necessary to travel from time to time, which refreshes the mind.
If you are also planning to go somewhere this December. We have got the best places to visit in December in India for you, where you can enjoy your vacation comfortably.
So, Let’s discuss this in detail
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
Shimla is the capital of Himachal Pradesh. It is considered the Queen of Hill Stations. You can go here with friends and family. This is also one of the best for a honeymoon.
So you can plan to visit Shimla in December and enjoy nature with a loving one.
Ideal Duration for stay : 3 Nights/4 Days
Places to visit In Shimla: Jakhoo Hill and Temple, Mall Road, Kalka-Shimla Railway, Kufri, Christ Church, Green Valley, Kali Bari Temple, Himachal State Museum, Tara Devi Temple, Mashobra, Chadwick Falls, Annandale, Summer Hill.
Things to Do In Shimla: Toy Train Ride, Visit the Shimla Ridge, Shop at Lakkar Bazaar, Chill Out at the Mall Road, Explore Johnnie’s Wax Museum, Trekking, Camp Under the Stars, Ice Skating, Trip to Chadwick Falls, Watch the Sunset at the Scandal Point, Explore the Army Heritage Museum at Annandale, Go Birdwatching at the Water Catchment Sanctuary, Watch Himalayan Wildlife Species at Himalayan Nature Park.
Famous Food: Madra, Dhaam, Sidu, Thukpa, Chicken Anardana.
What To Buy: woolen materials, wood items, handmade paper, wooden tables, handicrafts, jewelry, etc.
Where To Buy: The Mall Road, Himachal Emporium, Tibetan Market, Lower Bazaar, Lakkar Bazaar.
How To Reach: The nearest railway station from Shimla is in Kalka station. It is also easily accessible via road too and Chandigarh-Shimla highway. If you want to go by flight then the nearest airport is Chandigarh. From here you can hire a private car or take a local bus.
Auli is a ski resort and hill station and situated in Uttarakhand. It’s surrounded by coniferous and oak forests. This is a good place you must explore it once
You can plan for this trip and enjoy the adventures of nature.
Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Places to visit in Auli: Auli Artificial Lake, Joshimath, Gurso Bugyal, Nanda Devi Peak, Auli Ropeway, Chattrakund, Chenab Lake, Auli Ski Resort, Trishul Peak, Kwani Bugyal, Saildhar Tapowan, Vanshinarayan Kalpeshwar, Narsingh Temple, Vridh Badri Temple, Nanda Devi National Park, Rudraprayag, Nandaprayag.
Things to Do In Auli: Skiing, Artificial Lake, Kuari Pass Trek, Visit Nanda Devi National Park, Ropeway Ride, Camping, Visit Joshimath, Auli Gorson Trek, Visit Trishul Peak,
Hike to Kwani Bugyal, Stroll Around Chenab Lake, Visit Chattrakund Lake, Shopping at the Local Market, Enjoy the Local Cuisine, Camping, Cable Car Ride.
Famous Food: Dal, Leafy Vegetables, Rice, Bal Mithai.
What To Buy: Woolen items, blankets, gifts.
Where To Buy: Local Market.
How To Reach: The nearest railway station to Auli is Haridwar and Rishikesh railway station. You can hire a private taxi or take a bus service. if you want to travel by flight the nearest railway station is Jolly Grant airport of Dehradun.
The most adventurous place in India. If you like adventure then this is the best place to visit. Leh is the joint capital and largest town of the union territory of Ladakh in India. It is a rustic and heavenly beautiful travel destination. You can enjoy bike riding with friends.
The amazing thing is the frozen ice trek and the most attractive things are crystal blue ice and the hills.
Ideal duration: 5 Nights/6 Days
Places to visit In Leh: Pangong Tso Lake, Thiksey Monastery, Khardung-la Pass, Markha Valley, Nubra Valley, Tso Moriri lake, Hemis National Park, Diskit Monastery, Shanti Stupa, Royal Leh Palace, Zanskar Valley, Chadar Trek.
Famous Food: Ladhaki pulao,phirni, skew, momos, etc.
What To Buy: Handicrafts, silver and stone jewelry, pashmina shawls and wools, rugs, carpets, Apricot jam.
Where To Buy things:Main Bazaar, Tibetan Handicraft Emporium, Tibetan Handicraft Community Showroom.
How To Reach: The easiest and fastest way to reach Leh Ladakh is via flight. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport of Leh. If you want to travel by train, then the nearest railway station is Tawi. You can take a bus or taxi services from here.
Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
It is known as ‘jheelon ka ek shehar’.Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. It is the best place for couples. The best part of this is in December it touches almost freezing point. Gulmarg is also situated here which is just 56 kilometers from Srinagar.
Ideal duration: 4 Nights/5 Days
Places to visit in Srinagar: Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal Garden, Nishat Bagh,
Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden, Nigeen Lake, Chashme Shahi, Hari Parbat, Aru Valley, Jamia Masjid, Anchar Lake, Zero Bridge, Char Chinar, Wular Lake, Gulmarg.
Things to Do In Srinagar: Houseboat Dal Lake, Visit Shankaracharya Temple, Go skiing at Gulmarg, Go rafting at Sonmarg, Go Paragliding, Trek.
Famous Food: Rogan Gosh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni, Dum Olav, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba.
What To Buy: Spices, Kashmiri tea, Pashmina shawls.
Where To buy things: Zaina Kadal Road Market, Lal Chowk, Badshah Chowk, Residency Road
How To Reach: Srinagar domestic airport (Sheikh ul Alam Airport) which is well connected to the airports of all major cities in India. By bus, it is well connected to cities like Jammu, Delhi, and Chandigarh, etc. But there is not any nearest railway station.
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
Tawang is a beautiful district in Arunachal Pradesh. It has beautiful monasteries. If you want to explore something new and adventures then you must plan for a trip. Also, it is snow-covered Himalayas and valleys wrapped by colorful prayer flags.
Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Places to visit In Tawang: Sela Pass, Thingbu Hot Spring, Gorsam Chorten, Shonga-Tser Lake.
Things to Do In Tawang: Taktsang Gompa, Gorichen Peak, Sela Pass, Madhuri Lake.
Famous Food: Thukpa, Puta, Bressi, Momos, TsizinKyola, Khazi, Zan, Khura.
What To Buy: Handicrafts, woolen carpets, shawls, handmade sheets, bamboo-made things
Where To Buy: New and old Market, Nehru Market.
How To Reach: Tezpur is the nearest airport and the nearest railway station is Rangapara Railway Station. After that, you can take taxi or bus services.
Neil Island, Andaman
Neil Island is one of the tiny islands of India. Also, the best place for a honeymoon and destination wedding. You can enjoy forests, greenery. It also has white sand beaches and rich coral reefs.
Famous Food: Samosas, dal pakoras, jalebis.
Places to visit: Bharatpur Beach, Laxmanpur Beach, Howrah Bridge, Sitapur Beach, Neil Island Jetty, Ram Nagar Beach.
Things to do : Cycling, Jungle trek, Snorkeling and Diving, Sports fishing.
How To Reach: It has connectivity via waterways. Take an early morning boat from Port Blair to Neil Island. You can also take cruises from major cities such as Chennai and Kolkata to reach the island directly.
Kohima is known for many beautiful sites and the capital of Nagaland. Wildlife and natural landscapes are a part of Kohima. If you want to enjoy nature then you come to here at least once.
Ideal Duration: 1 Night/2 Days
Places to visit in Kohima: Naga Heritage Village, Kohima War Cemetery, Kisama Heritage Village, Pulie Badze, Kohima Museum.
Famous Food: Bamboo shoots, Axone, meat dishes.
What To Buy: Metalwork, woodcraft, baskets, jewelry, beadwork, traditional attire, etc.
Where To Buy : Naga Bazaar, Central Market, Mao Market, Tibetan Market.
How To Reach: Dimapur Airport is the nearest airport. There is no railway station available to connect Kohima. If you want to come here by road, you can hire a taxi or take a bus service.
Jaisalmer is one of the best major tourist spots in India which is located in Rajasthan. It has a wide range of things to explore. It is also known as ‘golden city’ because it is surrounded by golden dunes and castles which are made of golden sandstone.
Ideal duration: 2 Nights/3 Days
Places to visit in Jaisalmer: Jaisalmer Fort, Sam Sand Dunes, Patwon Ki Haveli, Kuldhara Abandoned Village, Bada Bagh, Salim Singh-ki Haveli, Tanot Mata, Jaisalmer War Museum, Desert Culture Centre, and Museum.
Famous Food: Pyaz ki kachori, Gatte ki sabzi, Daal Baati Choorma.
What To Buy: Camel leather products, Jaisalmer fossil stone, Mirror work embroidery, and many more.
How To Reach: Jodhpur airport is the nearest airport after reaching there you can take a taxi. Jaisalmer is connected with many states by road. You can also visit here by bus.
Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
If you want to enjoy beaches and seafood then this is the best place for you.
It has a perfect blend of traditional Indian and French architecture. There are so many cafes and boutiques that give a glimpse of the French culture.
Ideal Duration: 2-3 Days
Places To Visit In Pondicherry: Paradise Beach, Arulmigu Manakula Vinayagar Temple, Seaside Promenade, Rock Beach The Basilica of the SacredSri Aurobindo Ashram, Puducherry Museum.
Things To Do In Pondicherry: Sightseeing, enjoy an evening at the beach.
Famous Food: Baguettes, Croissants, Idly, Sambar, seafood.
What To Buy: Leather products, Textiles, Aromatherapy products, French antique furniture.
How To Reach: The nearest airport is Chennai International airport.
Sikkim is located in the northeastern region of India. It is surrounded by dramatic scenery and notable for its biodiversity and has alpine and subtropical climates. It has Kangchenjunga which is the highest peak in India and the third-highest on Earth.
Ideal Duration: 5 Days
Places To Visit In Sikkim: Gangtok,Tsomgo Lake,Nathula Pass,Kanchenjunga Base Camp,Lachen, Lachung and Yumthang Valley,Pelling,Zuluk,Teesta River,Gurudongmar Lake,Goechala.
Things To Do In Sikkim: Yak Ride, Helicopter Ride, Prayers at Ravangla Buddha Park, Goechala Trek, Gondola Ride, Hand Gliding, Zero point Adventures, Bakthang Waterfalls
Famous Food: Phagshapa, Sha Phaley, Gundruk Soup, Thukpa, Momos, Sael Roti.
What To Buy: Canvas wall hangings, Thangkas, Woolen Carpets, etc.
How To Reach: The nearest airport is Bagdogra Airport in Gangtok and you can continue the remaining journey by road. The nearest railway station is Jalpaiguri and Siliguri.