Best Places to Visit in December in India – See List of Top 21 Places

Best Places to Visit in December

Among all the months December is the best month to visit most of the places in India. In northern parts of India, you can witness the snow mountains, mesmerising hill views, and frozen lakes. In the south, the lush green places with natural lakes feel heavenly. Also travel to places like Rajasthan, Gujarat is also more convenient during this time. Here we see the best places to travel in December so we can make the most out of our next trip.

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Kashmir –


Kashmir in any season is the best option for travel, but the place turns into real Heaven in December. You can find the mountains covered with snow and frozen lakes. Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Pahalgam, and Dal Lake are some of the best sights here. Also, you can find some hidden gems when you travel with local people that can be beautiful. Check out the Kashmir tour packages.

Jaipur –


In the winter, the beauty of Jaipur hits differently. Everything in the city in winter turns into a charm. Sunrise at Jalmahal with a little fog and Kulhad Tea or Sunset at Nahargarh or exploring the markets at night. Jaipur witness hot weather in summer so winter make it more accessible, and travellers can explore the famous as well as hidden sights of Jaipur. See the – Best tour packages of Jaipur.

Udaipur –


In Rajasthan, only Udaipur has a vibe that is hard to match. Especially in December, the beauty of this place has gone to another level. Mesmerizing lakes, aesthetic cafes, the palaces, and Havelis with that little winter feel amazing. City Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Lake Pichola, Sahliyona ki Bari, Nathdwara, Shilpgram, and Sajjangarh Fort are some of the best destinations in the city. You can explore all the places without hustle with personalised Udaipur travel packages.

Jaisalmer –


Desert city in India is just one of the top destinations to visit in December. Imagine living in the tent and witnessing the sunset from it in chilled winters. It turns into adventure heaven as you can try jeep safari, camel safari, hot air balloon ride, and many more.  See more – Jaisalmer Tour Packages.

Agra –

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Almost all travellers go to Agra to see Tajmahal right? What if I tell you the beauty of Tajmahal becomes unmatchable in the winter morning? At this time the fog and sunrise form a captive background around the Tajamahal making it mesmerising. Also, there are plenty of places in Agra that are not popular such as – the tomb of Akbar, Bateshwar Dham, Yamuna River Hidden Ghats, Chmabal Beehad, Mankameshwar temple, Fatehpur Sikri, and many more. Know more about the – Agra tour packages

Manali –


For years Manali has been the most popular choice among people to travel in December. Snowfall and amazing treks of Manali capture the attention of everyone towards it. Natural lakes and mountain roads experience is a must to have while travelling in the city.

Shimla –


Shimla is a place that will give you memories for a lifetime. Lush greenery in the mountains, lakes, beautiful valleys, and eye-capturing Shimla weather is enough to attract anyone. Not only natural but man-made wonders also make this hill station even more attractive.

Meghalaya –


If there is the most peaceful and cleanest place in India then that will be Meghalaya. Forest with greenery, a picture-perfect background, and a crystal clear river make this place different from others in India. Some of the rivers here are so clean that you can see the fish and the bottom of the river.

Andaman –


If you are a couple who want to go on a memorable honeymoon or trip then there is nothing better than Andaman. Less crowded beaches, rooms with sea views, night walk at the beach, date at the beach, paragliding, scuba diving, and other water activities you can do here. See- best travel packages of Andaman

Also Read – Best 21 Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar

Darjiling –


It is located in the Himalayas and we guess it enough to say this place is a gem to visit in December. Snow mountains, lush green forest, mesmerizing lakes, and picture-perfect hills view that is what this city offers. In the debate between Kashmir and Ladakh, this place fed away but trust us when you visit here you will find this place even more beautiful.

Kerala –


Famous with the name of God’s state, Kerala is the perfect place to explore in the month of winter, Lush greenery at Munnar, backdrops at lakes and beaches, and picture-perfect atmospheres make it must must-visit. 

Ooty –


This city is known for its natural beauty and when you see it you feel it. No one can express the vibe of city in words that you can feel only. It seems like someone has covered the place with green carpet which feels so soothing not only to the eyes but to the soul as well. 

Vrindavan –

Vrindavan in any season is worth visiting it takes all the stress from life and gives peace. But the places are too crowded, so travelling in December makes it more accessible. You can explore the temple without humidity and will not be irritated by the crowd. Banke Bihari Temple, Prem Mandir, Ranmahal Temple, Nidhi Van, Isckon Temple, Madan Mohan Temple, Jaipur Temple, and Maa Vaishno Devi Temple are some of the best temples of Vrindavan.

Pushkar –


Pushkar can be stated as Mini Rajasthan here you can find everything that reflects the culture of Rajasthan. Here you can explore desert camping, jeep safari, camel rides, Ghats of Pushkar, Brahma Temple, mind-blowing resorts, and some hidden places that you can explore with the help of local people. Every year in the end of November Pushkar Mela take place here which is the major tourist attraction of this town.

Jammu –


We have talked about Kashmir but Jammu is not lesser than it. Devotional sites such as Maa Vaishno Devi Dham, and Shivkhori with some mind-blowing hill stations such as Patanitop, and Nathatop are worth visiting. When you are at the top you can see the clouds near you. At Patanitop you can go on a Gondola Ride, Horse Ride, Boat ride, Ziplining, and enjoy the stay in a hut with a view of hills.

Rishikesh –


Famous with the name “Yoga capital of India”. Rishikesh is a place where one can find peace and spirituality. Back in the early 60s the band “Beatles” also visited this place in search of peace and that made this place famous. Along with that, you can experience adventure activities such as – River rafting, camping, sky diving, bungee jumping, and more.

Haridwar –


It is home to some of the fabulous nature sights along with the devotional ghats of Ganga. In December the beauty of this city has reached new heights where you see mountains covered with greenery and fog. Haridwar is among the 7 holiest sites in India as per the Vedas.

Omkareshwar –


The Only Island within the Madhya Pradesh is Omkareshwar. It is home to one of 12 Jyotriligna in India and every that thousands of devotees come here. But only a few people know that Omkareshwar also has some amazing things to do on the Island such as Water riding, and staying on a remote island, and this is all provided by Madhya Pradesh Tourism. 

Varanasi –

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Ghats of Banaras, Ganga Aarti, and streets of Varanasi hits differently. Once you visit this place it will be a memorable journey for you. Although it feels mindblowing in every season but in December the winter makes this place more homely. You feel like you can find answers to all the questions you have in mind when you seat on the banks of Ganga.

Also Read – Top Places to Visit in Varanasi

Kanyakumari –


Reflection of Hinduism on the architecture of the building of the city. Kanyakumari is among the least popular travel destinations in India. This can be an advantage too as less crowded places are best to travel. You can explore various sites such as Thirparappu Falls, Bhagavathy Amman Temple, Padmanabhapuram Palace, Kanyakumari Beach Vivekananda Rock Memorial, Thanumalayan Temple – Sthanumalayan Kovil and Thiruvalluvar Statue.

Other Destionas Best Suited for Travel in December

Place Things to do
DelhiExplore Heritage Sites Such as – Red Fort, Qutb Minar,  Lodi Garden, and more.Experience the rich Indian cuisine at Old Delhi markets.Shop at old markets in Delhi
IndoreMake your taste buds say wow with the street food of the city. Various holy sites in the city. 
SomnathPay a visit to one of Holy Jyotirlinga and see some amazing natural sights near
NashikSita Gufa, Trimbakeshwer Jyotriling, Pandav Leni Caves, Ramkund, Panchvati.  
Pune Singhad Fort, Shaniwar Wada, Agha Khan Palace, Drive at Pune Mumbai Highway and Laal Mahal
MumbaiGo for some trekking at Harihar Fort.Enjoy your time at Juhu Beach, the gateway of India, Marine Drive, and the hidden markets of Mumbai.
KolkataVisit Victoria Memorial, Howrah Bridge, Birla Mandir, and Kalighat Madir.
PuriTake blessing from one of the most divine places on Earth  – Jagganath Puri Temple.
BhujDesert Camping and Camel Safari with Mind-blowing Sunrise scenes must be explored.
Coimbatore Places with natural beauty and Adiyogi – Isha Yoga Center is a must-visit.
AhmedabadKankaria Lake, Sabarmati Riverfront,  Law Garden, Swami Narayan Temple, Isckon Temple.
KutchFeel how it looks like walking on the moon at Kutch on a full moon night.
AmritsarVisit one of the holiest sites in India – The Golden Temple
HyderabadLive the cinema at Rajamouli Film City and shop out a market near Charminar.
BanswaraWitness the beauty of nature in this Offbeat place of Rajasthan.Home of 100 Islands and many undiscovered natural sights.


Q. Which places is best to travel in month of December in India?

Ans. There are many places in India where you can travel. If you want snow and a natural landscape then Northern India is best. If you want to explore beaches and lush greenery then Andaman and Kerala are the best options.

Q. Which Island is best to travel in December?

Ans. For any season Andaman and Nicobar is the best island to travel to in India. Less crowded, clean and beautiful beaches make this place a best among all.

Q. Which hill station is best to travel in December?

Ans. Some of the best hill stations to travel to in December are Gulmarg, Sonmarg, Manali, Ooty, Shimla, Patanitop, and Pahalgam.

Q. What are the best places to travel in December in Rajasthan

Ans. Most of the places of Rajasthan are best to travel in the winter season. Some of them are Jaisalmer, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Udaipur, Pushkar, Bikaner, Banswara and more.

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