India falling under the tropical region receives snowfall in the north while other areas are mildly cold in the month of December. This is the period that marks the peak tourism season as the climate is pleasant and at some places you can experience the captivating snow.
So, to list down the places that are favorites of travelers to visit in India in the month of December are listed below.
Auli with its ample amount of snowfall in the month of December marks it as one of the best places for skiing. Indulge in snow, fight with your friends or make a snowman with your family.
The backdrop of majestic Himalayas draped in white sheet of ice is another scenic reason to go to Auli in your winter vacations. There are a range of adventure activities that you can enjoy. Other attractions include Gurso Bugyal, Chenab Lake and Nandaparyag.
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Rann of Kutch, Gujarat
The barren land of saltwater bodies extending up to the horizon is as nerve racking as it is beautiful. Deemed to be one of the largest salt deserts in the world, Rann of Kutch extends up to 7500 sq. km.
Rann of Kutch in Gujarat shares its boundaries with Sindh and gives you otherworldly experience with its barren land.
It is famous for its festival and music in December with its Rann Mahotsav.You can stay in the traditional Bhungas of Hodka and Dhordo village.
Visit the Chhari Dhand Bird Sanctuary where you can find exotic birds fly by and also don’t forget to get a taste of local cuisine.
One of the favourite vacation spots among travel enthusiasts is the beaches of Goa. The beaches on the western coast of India makes for a perfect getaway.
If you want to spend your night with a lively crowd among the party vibes on a beach then Calangute beach is the perfect stop. On the other hand,if you are looking for solitude with crystal clear water then Agonda beach is perfect.
With several popular beaches and historic places, it is a perfect mix of culture and party vibes. To beat the heat from the sand on a sunny day people prefer to visit Goa from October to February, December being the peak season among it.
Nothing can beat the unparalleled beauty of Ladakh. Every biker dreams of a road trip to Leh, Ladakh with its scenic beauty along the way in the winter months. The high-altitude land of passes like Khardunga La, which is the world’s highest motorable road is surely a dream of every biker.
The flora and fauna flourishes in this region such as rare blue sheep, Himalayan brown bear, yak and snow leopard. Ladak is filled with many stunning valleys such as Zanskar Valley and Nubra valley, making it perfect for camping. Last but not the least the dazzling lakes like Pangong Lake, Tso Moriri and others will definitely give you a reason to visit Ladakh.
The city of Jaisalmer covered in golden honey sandstone in the Thar desert got its name as ‘Golden City’ after its dunes and castle. Winter is the ideal time to experience this desert and its different shades of sunsets.
Jaisalmer with its history full of Havelis is a place of heritage and culture. You can listen to the whispers of Arabian nights tale in the desert or ride a camel through it.
The characteristic feature of this place is the structures built in yellow sandstone and hence justifying its name as golden city.
Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and it offers various waterfalls because of its geographical location. The climate is really pleasant in the month of December with gentle breeze making the tour a really memorable one.
There is an artificial lake where boating is famous during winters due to its scenic beauty. Shillong also offers natural golf courses which are really rare in Asia. You can also witness the Orange harvesting in December.
Apart from this there are various festivals held in the winters like Tura winter festival, Pinjarra festival and others.
Kashmir, the heaven on Earth for a reason, is another beautiful spot where you can experience winter snow. Experience living in a boat house or roam around the marvellous Mughal architectural garden in Srinagar. Daunting snow mountains against the picturesque city is simply splendid to look at. Gulmarg and Sonmarg are another attraction which gives you the view of glaciers and snow. The Betab Valley is another amazing picnic spot with green meadows and river.
There are various adventure activities like river rafting, trekking, skiing and paragliding available. If you wish to shop for the famous Pashmina shawl, along with wooden artifacts made of walnut, dry fruits and spices head out to Meena Bazaar, the markets of Kashmir.