25 Best Places to Visit in India in December

The tourism season starts in October and ends in March. This is the winter season in the country. Being a tropical region, India take up a new avatar with the cold climate, snow and lush vegetation. India is an important tourism destination among many avid traveler groups. This article handpicks the top destinations that are loved and recommended by numerous international tourists visiting during December.

Let us talk a little more about places to visit in December in India with Friends, Family, Couple, infant etc. While certain regions (mainly northern part of the country) receives snowfall, most of the places will be mildly cold. Rainfall will be rare but you can experience strong breeze. Pack accordingly.

Also Read : December Weather In India

Top Places to Visit in North India in December

1. Delhi

Location - Bordered by Haryana and Uttar Pradesh

Nearest Airport - Delhi international airport

Climate - 9 degrees C to 22 degrees C

Delhi was the seat of power even during the ancient times of the country. Several empires fought for the rule of Delhi and built eminent structures as their emblems in this capital land. This is why, even today, Delhi is the boiling pot of numerous cultures and ethnicity. Delhi is a chaotic mixture of modernized New Delhi and the ancient cultural streets of Old Delhi.

December is one of the prime tourism months of Delhi. This concrete jungle would be at prime beauty with the pleasing climate of Delhi. December tunes Delhi to a romantic mood. This is also the right month to visit and explore the colorful cultures of the land with many local festivals. Christmas and New Year’s Eve are best celebrated in Delhi. If you are looking for New Year late-night party celebrations, Delhi is the right place to visit.

India Gate, Delhi

Top Tourist Destinations - Jama Masjid, Red Fort, Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, India Gate, Lotus Temple, Humayun’s Tomb, Akshardham, Purana Qila, museums, Hauz Khaz Complex and so on.

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2. Agra

Location - Uttar Pradesh

Nearest Airport - Kheria Airport

Climate - 8 degrees C to 23 degrees C

This ever-beauty city on the banks of the quiet River Yamuna is not your average exploration city. Agra is the pinnacle of tourism beauty in India. Every year, millions of tourists from every part of the world visit Agra to relish in the architectural beauties of the land including the Taj Mahal. Apart from this marble mausoleum and a long list of other architectural beauties, Agra is also the epitome of culture, religion, gardens and much more. Agra is a beauty throughout the year. However, December would add more beauty and convenience to your tour with the pleasing climate.

Taj Mahal Sunrise View

Top Tourist Destinations - Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Itmad-ud-Daula, Mehtab Bagh, Tomb of Akbar, Mariam’s Tomb, Korai Village, and others.

Read more : Top 20 Tourist Places to visit in Agra

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3. Jaipur

Location - Rajasthan

Nearest Airport - Jaipur airport

Climate - 9 degrees C to 24 degrees C

Jaipur is the land for a holistic vacation. This city has a vibrant culture backed up with majestic forts and natural beauty. Markets of Jaipur are the right places to explore the culture of the land and buy exclusive souvenirs. December marks the peak of the winter season when the entire place is beautified with a calm climate. The month is also attributed with clear skies, which makes panoramic views of forts and cities, more glorifying.

Guest with Travelogy India enjoying Elephant Ride, Jaipur

Top Tourist Destinations - Amber Palace, Jantar Mantar, City Palace, Hawa Mahal, Nahargarh Fort, Jal Mahal, Jaigarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Birla Mandir and others.

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4. Ranthambore

Location - Sawai Madhopur, Rajasthan

Nearest Airport - Jaipur airport

Climate - 4 degrees C to 32 degrees C

Ranthambore National Park is famous for its tiger population. The reserve forestis located in the regions of Vindhya and Aravalli ranges covering 400 square kilometers in area. Apart from tigers, the park is also famous for other animals like common langur, jungle cats, jackals, sloth bear, striped hyena, Indian wild boar, flying fox, Indian false vampires, and others. Ranthambore is also the right place for birdwatching. There are more than 270 species of birds recorded in Ranthambore. Top birds to spot are owl, parakeet, bee-eaters, eagles, cormorant, egret, darters, gulls, snipes, sandpipers, pigeon, nightjars, Asia Palm swifts, and others.

If you are visiting in December, it is the right time to spot migration birds. The sun will be milder during December and thus, spotting smaller animals will be much easier. December is also the right month for photographic and epic sunset views.

Ranthambore National Park

Top Tourist Destinations - Wildlife Safari, birdwatching, Ranthambore Fort and others.

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5. Ladakh

Location – Jammu and Kashmir

Nearest Airport – Srinagar International Airport or Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi

Climate in December - 20 Degree C to 4 Degree C

Ladakh is the adventure capital of the country. The world’s top three highest motorable mountain passes are found in Ladakh. Numerous international bike enthusiast visit these passes during December for a long ride and a hot cup of tea. Apart from this, there are many other activities available in Ladakh like yak safari, cycling, climbing, trekking, jeep safari and others.

Ladakh Jeep Safari

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If you are looking for a relaxed vacation in Ladakh, there are numerous sightseeing spots, monasteries, shopping spots, rivers, valleys and others. You can also find a few 16th century Tibetan architectural structures. December is also the month of Losar festival. Every year, Losar festival’s date changes as it is celebrated based on the lunar calendar. Check the right date of the festival before booking tickets if you are planning to catch up the celebration.

Losar Festival Ladakh

Top Tourist Destinations – Nubra Valley, Khardung La Pass, Sanskar, Pangong Tso Lake, Tso Moriri Lake, Spituk Monastery, Namgyal Monastery, Suru Valley and others.

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6. Sonamarg

Location – Jammu and Kashmir

Nearest Airport – Srinagar International Airport (80 km away)

Climate in December - 8 degree C to 18 degree C

This place is famous for snow related activities. The term Sonamarg means meadow of gold. During summer season, the place will be rich with mild golden yellow grass. By winter, the place becomes an ice age fairytale spot. Name any snow related activity and you could find here.

Trekking, camping, skiing, sledging and many other attractions are possible during December. It is a picturesque spot. Many take up trekking to Amarnath, a pilgrim spot. This route takes one day to complete and is strictly for moderate and avid trekkers. If you visit during Christmas or New Year’s, the rate will be doubled or tripled.

Thajiwas Glacier, Sonamarg

Top Tourist Destinations – Machoi Glacier, Thajiwas Glacier, Gadsar Lake, Amarnath Camp And Others.

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7. Jaisalmer

Location – Rajasthan

Nearest Airport – Jodhpur International airport (275 km away)

Climate in December - 20 degree C to 24 degree C

Are you a fan of Arabian Nights? You can enjoy a similar vacation in Jaisalmer. This place is the desert region of Rajasthan. The main attraction of Jaisalmer is the camel safari through the sand dunes and overnight stay in any luxury tent in the middle of the desert. Inside the tent, you can enjoy many cultural activities and exotic dinner options. Apart from this, there are numerous sightseeing spot in Jaisalmer. If you are planning a honeymoon in Jaisalmer, moonlight dinner in the middle of the desert is an important activity.

Sand Dunes in Jaisalmer

Top Tourist Destinations – Sam Sand Dunes, Jaisalmer Fort, Badabagh, Patwon ki Haveli, Gadisagar Lake, Tanot Mata Temple, Salim Singh Ki Haveli, Vyas Chhatri, Jain Temples And Others.

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8. Shillong

Location – Meghalaya

Nearest Airport – Shillong airport

Climate in December - 7 degree C to 15 degree C

Due to the geographical location of the destination, there are numerous waterfalls to enjoy. This place is apt for those who love nature attractions. Shillong has a natural golf course. There are not many natural golf courses in Asia. There is an artificial lake, Ward's Lake in the city where boating is famous during December. All the waterfalls will be rich with water during this month. December is also the month for harvesting oranges here. December is also the month of numerous festivals like Tura winter festival, Pinjera festival, Tysim festival and others.

Wards Lake, Shillong

Top Tourist Destinations – Elephant Fall, Golf Course, Lady Hydari Park, Shillong Peak, Museum, Stone Of France, Spread Eagle Falls, Crinoline Falls And Others.

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9. Jim Corbett National Park

Location – Uttarakhand

Nearest Airport – Delhi International Airport

Climate in December - 28 degree C to 35 degree C

During December, Jim Corbett National Park becomes an apt place to spot tigers. This park attracts a load of international tourists who love photography, wildlife, adventure and most importantly, nature. The tourists traveling with children choose this spot for a family outing. Top activities inside the park are safari, bird watching tour, elephant ride and others. If you love photography, jeep safari is the recommended one. There are jungle lodges for overnight stay and bonfire camping.

Top Animals to Spot – Tigers, Deers, Monkeys, Desert Cats, Boar And Others.

Top Tourist Attractions – Corbett Museum, Corbett Waterfalls, Garjia Temple And Others

Read More : Ten Compelling Reasons to Visit Jim Corbett National Park

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10. Dalhousie

Location – Himachal Pradesh

Nearest Airport – New Delhi International Airport and Pathankot Domestic Airport (75 km away)

Climate in December - 4 degree C to 13 degree C

If you want enjoy a fairytale spot in India, Dalhousie during December is the best time. Top activities to enjoy here are trekking, skiing, forest trips, shopping and others. December is also the right time to enjoy the National Himalayan Trekking Expedition for winter season. This tour starts by second week of December. You ought to trek through the deodar forest during snowfall at least once in your vacation.

National Himalayan Trekking Expedition, Dalhousie

Top Tourist Destinations – Alla, Karelanu, Kalatop Forest, Tibetan Market, Lohali Village, Bakrota hills, Dainkund peak and others.

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11. Auli

Location – Uttarakhand

Nearest Airport – Delhi International Airport or Srinagar International Airport

Climate in December - 8 degree C to 4 degree C

Name any snow activity and you can find it in Auli. It is the Switzerland of India. The land is filled with numerous lakes and during winter season, they become wonderful ice ponds. The valleys in this region will become skiing spots. If you are visiting during Christmas, you are in luck. The place will be at prime beauty.

Oak filled slopes, coniferous forest and world-class ski resorts are the top attractions here. If you love adventure and luxury vacation with snow throughout your vacation, you ought to visit this place in December. Avid skier visit the place in December to get ready for the championship sport held in January. You can also hire an instructor for skiing at various spots.

Auli Hill Station

Top Tourist Destinations – Vishnu Prayag, Auli Ropeway, Auli Artificial Lake, Chattrakund, Gurso Bugyal, Joshimath, Chenab Lake, Trishul Peak, Nanda Devi Peak and others.

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12. Srinagar

Location - Jammu and Kashmir

Nearest Airport - Sheikh ulAlam Airport (Srinagar Airport)

Climate - - 2 degree C to 10 degree C

December’s climate makes Srinagar more irresistible. The entire valley and mountain ranges will be covered by a thick blanket of snow. A boat ride on the almost-frozen Dal Lake would be an incomparable romantic experience. Many snow-based activities including pony rides will be open for tourists. The best of all is that winter is not the prime tourism season of Srinagar and thus, you can easily get discounts and deals in accommodation and tickets. Galdan Namchot, Losar and a few other local festivals are celebrated in December. If you are looking for a romantic vacation amidst snow and glaciers, Srinagar is the best choice.

Srinagar Dal Lake Houseboat

Top Tourist Destinations - Dal Lake, Shalimar Bagh Mughal garden, Bonafide multi brand, Pari Mahal, Tulip garden, Shankaracharya temple, Hazratbal Shrine, Hari Parbat, Chashme Shahi, and others.

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13. Udaipur

Location - Rajasthan

Nearest Airport - Udaipur

Climate - 7 degrees C to 25 degrees C

Udaipur is famous for its nostalgic romantic setting with unmatched tranquility created by the lakes of the land. The Rajput rule has left numerous architectural beauties to the land, which are highlighted by the natural charm of the area. The cultural wealth of the region is showcased in artworks, folk dance and music, traditional attire and others.

Guest with Travelogy India visiting Udaipur

Although it is the City of Lakes, it is a region in the desert state. Thus, the climatic conditions will be pleasing only if visited in the peak winter season, December. The cool breeze of December makes the place right for romantic for honeymoon travelers. Many exotic produces are harvested during the winter season. Thus, you can find many winter specialty dishes if you visit during December. The best of all reasons is the Shilpgram Utsav, which showcases traditional art, craft, performance art and much more. This festival usually takes place in December. Kumbhalgarh Festival also takes place during December, which is another cultural celebration with folk dance, music, puppet shows, exhibition, and others.

Kumbhalgarh Festival
Kumbhalgarh Festival

Top Tourist Destinations - Lake Pichola, City Palace, Jagmandir Island, Saheliyon ki bari, Jagdish temple, Fateh Sagar Lake, Monsoon Palace, and others.

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14. Varanasi

Location - Uttar Pradesh

Nearest Airport - Lal Bhadur Shashtri airport

Climate - 11 degrees C to 24 degrees C

Benaras or Varanasi is the spiritual capital of the country, which is assumed to be built by Gods for themselves. This city is one of the world’s oldest inhabited cities, which are still in use. Situated along the banks of the Holy River Ganges. This temple is the soul of spirituality and the ancient phase of India. Today, this region is an important pilgrimage destination for Hindus, Jains, and Buddhists.


December is a cool month and thus, you can spend the entire day exploring temples and ghats of the river. Ganga Mahotsav might take place in December. The exact date of this spiritual festival changes from year to year, based on the lunar calendar.

Dev Dipavali, Varanasi

Top Tourist Destinations - Dashashwamedha Ghat, Jantar Mantar, Ramnagar Fort, Sarnath, Tulsi Manas Temple, Vishwanath temple, Kashi Vishwanath temple, Dhanvantari temple, Sankat Mochan Hanuman Temple, Scindia Ghat, Manikarnika Ghat, and others

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15. Gangtok

Location - Sikkim

Nearest Airport - Bagdogra International Airport

Climate - -5 degrees C to 10 degrees C

This is a capital city located along mountain ridges with steep tiers. Gangtok is famous for its cliché hill station elements including green valleys, sunset viewpoints, cheerful climate and so on. In December, the place will be covered in mist, providing a beautiful romantic vacation feel. If you love to wander around the region aimlessly, December in Gangtok would be paradise for you. Unfortunately, distant skylines and mountain views are visible only during afternoons in December.


In December, The Gurudongmar Lake will be frozen and gives an eminent look. If you visit in late December, the small hamlets of Gangtok would be covered in deep snow. The streams will be frozen and you would feel like entering into a white magical land. Even in the height of December, The Darap Valley will be lush with greenery and beautiful trekking routes. December is also the right time to enjoy the culture of the land with the Gangtok Food and Culture Festival. This is a traditional music and dance festival with a carnival styled celebration. Other eminent celebrations in December are Sikkim Winter Carnival, Christmas, and others.

Frozen Gurudongmar Lake in Winters

Top Tourist Destinations - Tashi View Point, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology, Ganesh Tok, Do-drul Chorten, Banjhakri Falls, Sikkim Himalayan Zoological Park, and others.

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Top Places to Visit in South India in December

16. Mumbai

Location - Maharashtra

Nearest Airport - Mumbai international airport

Climate in December - 18 degree C – 32 degree C

Mumbai is the land of dreams. It is a cultural hotspot with numerous attractions that attract culture enthusiast, beach lover, adventure junkies and so on. During December, Mumbai gets a more colorful look with the celebrations of Christmas, New Years’ Eve and other local celebrations. December is a dry month and the water bodies will be lush with the recent rains from the monsoon season. Thus, all water sporting activities will be
open and safe.

Christmas Celebration Mumbai

This is the right time for trekking, sightseeing and other outdoor activities. If you are a night owl, Mumbai is the land that never sleeps. Street vendors would be open throughout the night to enjoy street food of the land. You can find many pubs, discotheque and clubs open for starry nightlight.

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17. Chennai

Location - Tamil Nadu

Nearest Airport - Chennai International airport

Climate - 21 degrees to 29 degrees C

Chennai is one of the hot, dry and humid places in the country. Thus, it is preferable to visit the place during peak winter. This is also the time for numerous festivals like Chennai Music Festival, Christmas, New Year’s and others. Chennai is a hot-spot for all diverse cultures you can find in southern India. Most of the activities in Chennai take place around sunset. People settle down near beaches to watch the sun go down, flock the street vendors to taste the authentic street foods of the land and so on.

With the arrival of December, Chennai becomes pleasingly cool and very crowded. Explore the streets of the land to enjoy the cosmopolitan glamor, artistic traditions, culinary beauty, and religious culture.

Chennai Music Festival

Top Tourist Destinations - Marina beach, Government museum, Kapaleeshwarar temple, Mahabalipuram (a little away from Chennai), Santhome Cathedral, Elliot’s Beach, Arignar Anna Zoological Park, Guindy national park, Sri Parthasarathy Swamy temple, Valluvar Kottam, and others.

Read More : Top Places to Visit in Chennai – The Capital of Tamilnadu

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18. Andaman

Location - Andaman and Nicobar group of Islands (in the Bay of Bengal)

Nearest Airport - Port Blair

Climate - 22 degrees C to 30 degrees C

Sun-kissed shoreline filled with white sugary sand, greenish-blue lagoons, beautiful beaches, and the flawless underwater beauties make Andaman, a Hollywood-styled vacation spot. If you love water and water-based activities, Andaman is the right place to visit. December is the peak tourism season and this is the time of Christmas celebration and New Year beach parties.

December is the time of mild to moderate wind and clear visibility under the water. This allows many undersea activities like snorkeling, scuba diving, undersea walking, and others, to be more beautiful. The temperature will be very pleasing with low humidity and a warm climate. It seldom rains during December and thus, it is the perfect beach time.

Scuba Diving Andaman

Top Tourist Destinations - Cellular beach, Radhanagar beach, Havelock Island, Baratang Island, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Mount Harriet National Park, Viper Island, Zonal anthropological museum and others.

Read more : Top 20 Places You Must Visit In Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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19. Rann of Kutch

Location - Gujarat

Nearest Airport - Bhuj Airport

Climate - 13 degrees C to 25 degrees C

How about visiting a white salt desert for winter? The Rann of Kutch is an enchanting desert region, which will be at prime beauty during the winter season. The most alluring element of December visit to Rann of Kutch is the Rann Utsav, which is celebrated for 100 days starting from November to the end of January or mid of February.

During this festival, several tents will be erected in the desert, where cultural activities, programs, and other fun activities will be conducted. If you are visiting in December, make sure to enjoy Rann Utsav on a full moon night or a night before or after the full moon. The Rann of Kutch is salt marshland of Thar Desert and it is the largest salt desert in the world. This area is quite famous and it is also included in a luxury train itinerary.

Rann of Kutch

Top Tourist Destinations - Little Rann of Kutch, Banni grassland, Kutch museum, Indian wild ass sanctuary, Aina Mahal, Prag Mahal, and others.

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20. Cherrapunjee

Location - Meghalaya

Nearest Airport - Umroi Airport

Climate - 8 degrees C to 17 degrees C

Cherrapunjee is still inhabited by the traditional styled tribal community, who have a lifestyle closer to Mother Nature. Apart from the lush forest and cascading waterfalls, this wettest land on earth is famous for living bridges, which are made over hundreds of years by roots of large trees.

During monsoon, most of the forest regions would be prohibited for sightseeing. You might not be able to trek to a lot of waterfalls or viewpoints when the place is wet. December is a dry season in this region. Thus, exploring all the natural beauties would be much easier in December. Moreover, the skies will be clean and the view will be flawless.

The best of all reasons is the Cherrapunjee Festival, which takes place in December. This festival showcases the cultural beauty, handicraft items and other elements of the local lifestyle. Traditional stalls will be set up to buy local natural products like honey, produce, strawberry wine, ginger wine, and others. You can also find many adventure activities and competitions like cycling, mountain biking, and others. In the evening, the locals concentrate on cultural activities like folk music, instrument play, dance celebrations and much more.

Living Root Bridge of Nongriat Village

Top Tourist Destinations - Nohkalikai Falls, Dainthlen Falls, Kynrem Falls, Double Decker living bridge, Thangkharang Park, Seven sisters Fall and others.

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21. Kaziranga

Location - Nagaon and Golaghat of Assam

Nearest Airport - Jorhat airport

Climate - 13 degrees C to 25 degrees C

Kaziranga National Park holds one-third of the total world’s population of one-horned rhino. This wildlife sanctuary is filled with diverse landforms like grassland, broadleaf forest, marshland, river regions, and others. The national park is home to numerous other animals apart from one-horned rhinos like wild Asiatic water buffalo, elephants, eastern swamp deer, hog deer, wild boar, Indian Muntjac, Royal Bengal tiger and others. This is also home to many migratory birds like Asian openbill stork, Baer’s pochard duck, greater adjutant, lesser adjutant, eastern imperial, lesser kestrel and others. This park is also famous for having a population of the world’s two largest snake species and the world’s longest venomous snake, namely reticulated python, rock python, and King Cobra respectively.

December is one of the prime months to visit this park. This is the right time to explore all the regions of the park and spot many animals. This is also the time when you can spot many migratory birds in the park.

Kaziranga National Park

Top Tourist Destinations - elephant safari, jeep safari

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21. Gokarna

Location - Karnataka

Nearest Airport - Dabolim Airport of Goa

Climate - 21 degrees C to 34 degrees C

Gokarna is a laidback beach location, which is quite opposite to Goa. There are numerous temples in this region and Gokarna has an eminent place in Mythology stories. It is an epic pilgrimage site. Although it is a pilgrimage site, the beaches of the land add a holistic look to the place.

If you are visiting in December, you are in for a treat. During New Year’s Eve, many beach bonfires and parties will be conducted at certain places. This includes the Gokarna Music and Lantern Festival, which takes place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. As the name indicates, you would be enjoying the evenings with open-air music concerts and celebrations. After welcoming the New Year’s at midnight with lanterns, you can sleep in the beach area in designated tents or camps. The climatic condition of December allows tourists to explore the region with ease.

Gokarna Beach

Top Tourist Destinations - Om Beach, Half Moon Beach, Shri Mahabaleshwar temple, Kudle beach, Laligulli Falls, Bhadrakali temple and others.

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22. Coorg

Location - Karnataka

Nearest Airport - Mysore airport

Climate - 15 degrees C to 20 degrees C

Out of the numerous hill stations in southern India which would be at prime beauty during December, Coorg is an interesting and unique choice. The place has cliché high altitude beauties like spice plantations, estates, sparkling cascades of waterfalls, valley, rolling green hills and so on. The most important part about December beauty is the Tamara carnival, which would give you a gist of the cultural and natural beauty of the land.


During Tamara Carnival, you can enjoy cultural elements like folk dance and music. Apart from these, the carnival also offers food fiesta to taste the local and tribal cuisines of the land. In recent times, contemporary dance art and rock music concerts are also added to the celebration. Those who visit Coorg also spend some time in Mysore, as it will also be at prime beauty during December.

The Tamara Carnival, Coorg

Top Tourist Destinations - Abbey Falls, Iruppu Falls, Madikeri Fort, Namdroling Monastery, Nagarhole national park, Burude Falls, Tadiandamol Peak, and others.

Read More : Top Places to Visit in Coorg, Karnataka

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23. Goa

Location – South India

Nearest Airport – Dabolim Airport, Goa

Climate in December- 21 degree C to 28 degree C

If you are looking for Vegas in India, you ought to visit Goa. This is the only place where you can find casino and exclusive nightlife and party experience. With more than 30 beaches, this place is a heaven for those who want to get drunk and party all the time.

Goa Beach Parties New Year

If you are visiting with your family, there are numerous beaches, spice plantations and other attractions here. You can find almost all water activities in Goa. During December, you can enjoy rare activities like hot air ballooning and others.

Baga Beach Goa

Top Tourist Destinations – Basilica De Bom Jesus, Fort Of Aguada, Dona Paula, Anjuna Beach, Spice Plantation, Morjim Beach, Candolim Beach, Chapora Fort And Others.

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24. Kerala

Location – South India

Nearest Airport – Cochin International airport

Climate in December - 20 degree C to 29 degree C

This is the Venice of East. The backwaters, spice plantation and beaches of the state is pulling thousands of international tourists to India just for the sake of visit Kerala. Houseboat ride, cruise on backwaters and many other water-based activities are found here.

Kumarakom Backwaters Kerala

If you are visiting in December, it is the right time for Ayurveda massages. After the heavy rains in monsoon season, the medicinal herbs will be rich in the state and the massages are very special during this season. Apart from these, there are a lot of sightseeing spots, temples and others in the state. River rafting, elephant camp, safari and other natural activities are also available here.

Kairali Ayurvedic Health Village, Kerala

Top Tourist DestinationsPeriyar National Park, Allapuzha Backwaters, Bekal, Kovalam, Munnar, Wayanad And Others.

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25. Mahabalipuram

Location – Near Chennai

Nearest Airport – Chennai International Airport

Climate in December - 25 degree C to 32 degree C

This is the destination that is picked by most of the international tourists when it comes to South India. Many centuries ago, this port was South India’s important merchant gateway. Kings of ancient Tamil Nadu built a lot of monuments, statues, temples and other attractions to entertain the merchants of distant land. Today, it stands as a heritage site and tourism spot attracting millions of tourists.

Full Day Mahabalipuram with Travelogy

Apart from the sightseeing, there is a beach, which is famous for beach-based activities during winter. If you are visiting in December, you ought to visit the handicraft exhibition that takes place to enjoy souvenir shopping.

Mahabalipuram Beach, South India

Top Tourist Destinations – Shore Temple, Five Rathas, Arjuna’s Penance, Crocodile Bank, Tiger Cave, Kovalam, Alamparai Fort And Others.

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December makes many destinations in India, more beautiful. If you are looking for natural attractions and more green-look, South India is the best option. If you are planning for a snow-filled attraction, North India is the best. December is the prime tourism month and it is important to book the tickets and other services at least a few months in prior to your departure date. The hiked demand for tourism elements should not hinder you in any way.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Where should i go in December in India with Family, Friends or Solo?

Some of the most visited destinations are Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Ranthambore, Udaipur, Varanasi, Mumbai, Goa, Coorg Kerala and More.

Where Can i Find Snow in December in India?

Auli, Ladakh, Sonamarg, Gulmarg, Patnitop, Manali, Shimla are the top destinations to find snow in December to March in India.

Is India hot in December?

It depends on the region as South India will have pleasant temperature and weather while the North India will be extremely cold.

What festivals are celebrated in the month of December?

There are many festivals in India which celebrated in December and few of them are Kumbhalgarh Festival, Rann Utsav, Hornbill Festival, Christmas, New Year Eve, Feast of Francis Xavier, Konark Festival and more.