December marks the beginning of the end of each year, and vacation this month would be a good idea to welcome the new year with a rejuvenated soul and mind. We suggest that you should plan a vacation in December as the temperature remains quite pleasant across the country and Christmas and New Year take center stage this month. There are so many destinations to visit in December in India to choose from and to save you some time and effort, we have made this ultimate list of the best places to visit in December in India.
Here, we have talked about the best places to visit in December in India to welcome the new year on a good note. Have a look!
Nestled between the snow-clad mountains of the Dhauladhar and Pir Panjal ranges, Manali in Himachal Pradesh is an awe-inspiring destination. For decades, Manali’s alluring natural beauty has mesmerized the tourists, and it remains at its best during December. Manali is an ideal destination for sightseeing enthusiasts because of its ancient temples and scenic valleys. And if that’s not enough for you, Manali also offers some fantastic trekking expeditions.
Places to visit in Manali - Hadimba Temple, Solang Valley, Nehru Kund, Arjun Gufa and Museum of Himachal Culture, Manu Temple, Vashisht Hot Water Springs, and Folk Art
Known for its picturesque landscape featuring lush greenery and snow-clad mountains, Shimla is fondly called the ‘Queen of Hills’. And during the pleasant climate of December, you can never resist exploring this magical wonderland’s beauty. Shimla can be visited any time of the year but its beauty in December remains unmatched. In Shimla, snow falls quite a bit this month, especially during Christmas Eve, and that’s the major reason why it is so popular amongst tourists.
Places to visit in Shimla - Jakhoo Hill, Summer Hills, Himalayan Bird Park, Tara Devi Temple, Viceregal Lodge, The Shimla State Museum, Chadwick Falls, Annandale, and Johnnie’s Wax Museum.
Popular as a fantastic ski resort in recent years all over the globe, Auli has an unmatched scenic natural beauty. Coming to Auli in December can be a good choice if you want a fun-filled adventurous trip with your friends. If you visit Auli in December, then do enjoy a trekking expedition to Kwani Bugyal and Gurso Bugyal as well as a cable car ride. The sight of Nanda Devi Peak from one of its viewpoints will leave you speechless.
Places to visit in Auli - Chenab Lake, Joshimath, Rudraprayag, Nandprayag, Gurso Bugyal, Kwani Bugyal, Trishul Peak, and Nanda Devi National Park
With thousands of tourists from across the globe each year flocking in, Goa is a dream destination for many. Home to the most scenic beaches in the country, Goa offers a simply outstanding experience in December. With grand Christmas and New Year’s celebrations held here, Goa fully comes alive this month. The other major crowd pullers during this month are Goa Art & Literature Festival and the Mando Festival. For a gala of a time, go Goa in December.
Places to visit in Goa - Aguada Fort, Chapora Fort, Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary, Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Aguada Beach, Baga Beach, Bom Jesus Basilica, and Calangute Beach.
One of the oldest residential areas in the city, Mylapore is the major commercial center of Chennai. Owing to its important cultural venues and temples, tourists who visit Chennai also include Mylapore on their lists. The most interesting things to do in Mylapore are praying at the famous Theertha Pale Eswarar Temple, San Thome Basilica, and Kapaleeswarar Temple and to walk through its streets and soak in the old-world charm.
Places to visit in Mylapore - Madhava Perumal Temple, Theertha Pale Eswarar Temple, Kapaleeswarar Temple, Ramakrishna Math, and San Thome Basilica