10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

In India, everybody loves the month of December. There is a freshness in the air which tells you it’s that it’s time for some celebration and enjoyment. While some parts of the country are covered in snow, others enjoy a lukewarm weather which is so loved by everybody. This is also the perfect time to plan a vacation with your family and friends and have a great time. There are so many places to choose from, with each of them promising to gift you with lovely memories. All you have to do is pack your bags and set off on a trip to these 10 best places to visit in India in December 2019.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Manali is one of the most beautiful destinations in Himachal Pradesh. Its landscape is marked by deodar and pine trees, orchards, fields and the River Beas running through it. A vacation here promises to be an exciting affair. Some of the famous attractions in Manali are Hadimba Temple, Jagat Sukh Temple and Rahala Waterfalls. You can enjoy a picnic and play indoor sports at the Club House, visit the Vashisht hot water springs and enjoy heavenly views at Rohtang Pass, which is situated almost 51km from Manali.

Things to do:

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Monasteries
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Zorbing
  • Hot Water Bath
  • Shopping
  • Mountain Biking

How to reach:

  • By air: Nearest airport is Bhuntar, situated about 50km from Manali.
  • By road: Manali is well-connected to popular tourist destinations like Shimla, Leh, Kullu and also New Delhi.

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Dawki, Shillong

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Dawki, in Shillong, is one of the best places to visit in India is December. The drive to Dawki is in itself an exciting experience, crossing deep gorges and ravines. Located in the hills of Jaintia, it is the international trade route border town. Here, you come across the unbelievably clear Umngot River, whose emerald green waters never fail to fascinate the tourists. This river’s water is so clear and transparent that one can see the riverbed almost 12 feet below.

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Things to do

  • Waterfalls
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Camping
  • Boating

How to reach:

  • By air: The nearest airport to Dawki in Shillong is Guwahati which operates flights to all the major cities of the country.
  • By road: Dawki is situated at almost 82km south of Shillong. The best way to reach it is by a private vehicle or rented cab.

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

The beautiful city of Mukteshwar is situated at a height of almost 7,500ft in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand. The city derives its name from Lord Shiva and is most famous for its Mukteshwar Temple, visiting which promises to be a memorable experience. This place also affords you a panoramic view of the Himalayas. Other attractions of this place include Renewable Park, Chauli ki Jaali and Methodist Church, among others.

Things to do

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Temples
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping

How to reach

  • By air: Pantnagar Airport is the nearest airport which is located about 94km from Mukteshwar. From the airport, taxis are available to Mukteshwar.
  • By road: Mukteshwar is well-connected by roads to all the major cities of north India. Buses are available from the cities of Kumaon and Garhwal region.

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Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island, Andaman

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Although Andaman and Nicobar Islands are beautiful throughout the year, it is one of the best winter destinations in India. Visiting it in December is a different delight altogether. Among the various tourist attractions in Andaman, one is the Radhanagar Beach in Havelock Island. Situated at a distance of almost 12km from Havelock’s ferry pier, it is famous as “Asia’s best beach” and the “world’s 7th best beach” by Time magazine. With its long stretches of white sand, azure waters, rich coral reefs and dense green forest, it is an amazing sight to come across.

Things to do

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Watching the sunset

How to reach

By road: Radhanagar Beach is situated almost 10km from Havelock Jetty in Havelock Island. From there, you can hire an auto rickshaw, cab, two wheeler or a bicycle the beach. Walking to this beach is also an option.

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Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Srinagar is one of the most popular attractions in Kashmir, and no one who has visited it can remain immune to its charms. Its divine beauty attracts both honeymooners and families alike. There are so many things to do in Srinagar, besides soaking in the beauty of its fascinating landscape. One of them is enjoying a shikara ride on the Dal Lake. Shalimar Bagh is another tourists’ favorite. Shalimar, which means “House of Love”, it was built by Mughal emperor Jahangir for his wife Nur Jahan around 400 years back. With its terrace lawns, fountain pools and flower beds, it’s a visual treat to the eyes. Shankaracharya Temple is another attraction which stands almost 1,100ft above Srinagar city.

Things to do

  • Trekking
  • Visit the Shankacharya Temple
  • Enjoy the authentic cuisines
  • Shopping
  • Visit the famous gardens
  • Stay in a houseboat
  • Paragliding
  • Enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake

How to reach

  • By air: Srinagar Airport is the international airport and operates flights to all the major cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai and Chandigarh. The airport is located just 15km from the city center.
  • By rail: One can reach Srinagar from Jammu Tawi or Udhampur Railway Station. They run trains to all the major parts of the country. From the railway station, one can hire private taxis, buses and state government buses.

Binsar, Uttarakhand

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

There are plenty of famous tourist attractions in Uttarakhand, and one of them is Binsar. Surrounded by the enormous and magnificent snowcapped peaks of Nanda Devi, Pachachuli and Trishul, it appears quite surreal. This place is also famous for the dense and lush forests of Binsar Wildlife Sanctuary and affords outstanding views of Kedarnath and Nanda Devi from a place called Zero Point. Indeed, if you are a photographer, poet or writer, then this is where you should be headed to.

Things to do

  • Sightseeing
  • Visit the Binsar Sanctuary Museum
  • Take a trip to Khali Estate
  • Go for a village walk

How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport to Binsar in Uttarakhand is Pantnagar Airport, located around 152km. It is connected to Delhi by daily flights.
  • By rail: Kathgodam Railway Station is the nearest railway station to Binsar, located at a distance of 119km. It is connected to the major cities of India like Delhi, Lucknow and Kolkata.
  • By road: Binsar is well connected by roads to the major destinations of Kumaon and other North Indian cities by road. Buses and taxis are available from the major cities of Kumaon and Garhwal region to Binsar.

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

In Dalhousie, which is another of the best places to visit in India in December, the colonial hangover can still be felt. As is evident from its name, the town was named after its 19th century British Governor General Lord Dalhousie. There is a lot to win your heart here, from the incredible vegetation consisting of rhododendrons, deodars and oaks to the colonial architecture which can be witnessed in its beautiful churches. Spend some time at Subhash Baoli, enjoy the panoramic views of Bakrota Hills, visit Bara Pathar temples at Ahla village and enjoy a picnic at Kalatope.

Things to do

  • Enjoy boating at Panchpula
  • Sightseeing and picnic at Khajjiar
  • Go trekking in Sach Pass
  • Enjoy the beauty of Satdhara Waterfalls
  • Visit the various historical sites
  • Buy handicrafts at the Tibetan Market
  • Spend some time at Rock Garden
  • Explore the wildlife at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

How to reach

  • By air: Gaggal Airport, located at a distance of around 130km, is the nearest airport to Dalhousie. Taxis and private vehicles are available from the airport to reach Dalhousie.
  • By rail: Pathankot Railway Station, is located at a distance of about 80km from Dalhousie. It is directly connected to all the major cities of India like Jammu, Delhi, Jaipur and Bathinda. Private vehicles and taxis are available from the railway station.
  • By road: Himachal Road Transport Corporation (HPTC) and Haryana Road Transport Corporation (HRTC) operate a regular bus service from cities in close proximity to Dalhousie. New Delhi, the capital of India, is located at a distance of about 565km from Dalhousie.

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Mylapore, Chennai

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Although Chennai can be quite intimidating most of the year, it becomes particularly attractive during the month of December. The city of Mylapore in Tamil Nadu is a cultural hub and traditional neighborhood with a number of sacred sites. One of the most famous attractions in Mylapore is Kapaleeswarar Temple, which is the neighborhood’s most famous landmark and boasts a thousand-year old history. You should definitely check out the Luz Corner which is dotted with    dozens of shops selling everything from textiles to electronics and boutique silk. Other attractions which you should check out are Santhome Basilica and Carnatic cutchery. Then, after all this sightseeing leaves you tired, enjoy a meal at Mylapore Mess.

Things to do

  • Visit the Kapaleeswarar Temple
  • Buy some Kancheevaram sarees at Luz
  • Admire the beauty of Santhome Basilica
  • Enjoy a Carnatic music show at the Sabhas (concert halls)
  • Enjoy a meal at Rayar Mess
  • Hang out at the City Center Mall

How to reach

  • By air: The nearest airport to Mylapore is Chennai International Airport, located at a distance of almost 17km. Private vehicles and taxis are available from the airport to reach Mylapore.
  • By rail: Thirumayilai MRTS station is the closest station to Mylapore located at a distance of almost 1.5km. Taxis and private vehicles are available from the railway station.

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Kovalam Beach is another of the beautiful places to visit in India in December. A beach with international reputation, it consists of three adjacent beaches and has been a tourists’ favorite since the 1930’s. There are plenty of things to do at this beach, with sunbathing, swimming, herbal body toning massages and cultural programs being some of them. At the beach complex, you come across rows of beach cottages, convention facilities, Ayurvedic health resorts and shopping zones, all of which make your visit even more enjoyable.

Things to do

  • Go on a sightseeing tour of Kovalam
  • Enjoy a ride on a houseboat
  • Try your hand at adventure sports
  • Enjoy a breakfast at German bakery
  • Rejuvenate your body and mind by an Ayurvedic massage
  • Visit the Gramam Village Fair

How to reach

  • By air: Trivandrum International Airport is located at a distance of about 15km and is the nearest airport to Kovalam. The airport is connected to all the major cities of India and major cities around the world like Colombo and Singapore. You can hire taxis and private vehicles to reach the airport.
  • By rail: Trivandrum Central Railway Station is located at a distance of about 15km from Kovalam and is the nearest railway station. It runs trains to all the major cities in India. One can hire taxis and private vehicles or board a bus to reach Kovalam.
  • By road: One can also reach Kovalam by bus. Some of the famous cities well linked to Trivandrum are Bangalore, Chennai and Madurai.

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Udaipur, Rajasthan

10 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in India in December 2019

Make your way to Udaipur in Rajasthan, popularly referred to as the “Venice of the East”. The city charms tourists with its numerous lakes, which are as beautiful as any you will ever come across. They are the city’s pride. Udaipur, one of the best places to visit in December, is also home to various palace which reflect the grandeur and glorious heritage of its past. Some of these are Udaipur City Palace, Lake Palace and Monsoon Palace. Other attractions in the city are Saheliyon ki Bari, Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal, Ahar Museum and Jagdish Temples, among others. You can also watch the Dharohar Dance Show at Bagore-Ki-Haveli.

Things to do

  • Enjoy boating on Lake Pichola
  • Visit the Bagore ki Haveli
  • Enjoy a ropeway ride
  • Shop for souvenirs at Hathi Pol Bazaar
  • Visit the Taj Lake Palace

How to reach

By air: Udaipur Airport, also known as Maharana Pratap Airport, operates flights to all the major parts of the country. From the airport, one can hire taxis and other private vehicles to reach their destinations.

By road: Udaipur is well connected to various cities through an efficient bus service. Buses run by Rajasthan State Road Transport Corporation (RSRTC) connect Udaipur to popular tourist destinations like Chittorgarh (115 km), Jodhpur (260 km) and Bhilwara (166 km). Other than this, NH8 connects Udaipur with Delhi and Mumbai.

By rail: Udaipur Railway Station connects the city with the major cities of India like Kolkata, Delhi, Mumbai and Jaipur. Several trains run on a daily basis to various cities such as Ahmedabad, Sealdah and Ajmer. From the station, one can hire an auto-rickshaw to reach the city.

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Vishwajit Sharma

A travel writer by profession possessing an avid interest in books, movies and music, Vishwajit Sharma believes that travelling is essentially discovering yourself. He hopes that, through his articles and write ups, the idea of travelling is aroused in everyone. Let the journey begin!

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