12 Places to visit in December in India
Winter is around the corner, in fact, its almost there and it’s time to pack your bags and move out to experience the chill of this Winter. December is the month when happiness begins. Well, I personally love the month of December, warm coffees, The cold breeze and, Christmas of course!
So you might be wondering where to go and how to spend this winter to the fullest, These exciting places in India in December can turn your regular trip into a new discovery that you’ve been longing for since a long time.
We have got the best places to visit in India in December to make your winter an epic adventure.
- Thajiwas Glacier, Jammu, And Kashmir
- Manali, Himachal Pradesh
- Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
- Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
- Chopta, Uttarakhand
- Leh, Ladakh
- Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
- Mylapore, Chennai
- Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
- Binsar, Uttarakhand
- Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat
- Neil Island, Andaman
1. Thajiwas Glacier, Jammu, And Kashmir
In December as you go about the glacial sighting in this wonderland. The weather here drops down to subzero levels during this month.
Thajiwas glacier, located just 7 kilometers. Sledge rides, snowboarding, and skiing are the best things to do in December here. After reaching Sonmarg from Srinagar by road, one can trek all the way up to the glacier or hire a pony to reach up to the top. also, the Cost of sledge cart riding and, hotels are way cheaper than you’ll ever imagine with breathtaking hills on the backdrop at one of the best places to visit in December in India.
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Well, we all know how famous Manali is in India, Tall deodar trees, towering mountains, curvy roads, and heavy snowfall, Manali is one of the best places in India during December.
A paradise for a perfect honeymoon and snow lovers, this hill station is one of the great places for adventures and sports like paragliding, ice skating, rappelling, and rock climbing, along with many cafes and restaurants to eat. The nearest airport is 50 kilometers away from Manali in Bhuntar that is well-connected with Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla. The nearest railway station lies in Pathankot which is 285 kilometers from Manali. You can hire private cabs or public transportation.
3. Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
The town of Dalhousie is one of the best places to visit in India during December. But what makes it one of the best places to visit, With its snowflake covered Deodar forests, the view is absolutely breathtaking!
This gorgeous winter destination becomes a ramp opened to the chilly breeze with a view of snow-capped mountains. And if you are a trekking lover you must definitely visit Dalhousie in December to attend the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.
The nearest airport to Dalhousie is Gaggal airport which is 13 kilometers away from the destination and the nearest railway station is in Pathankot, 80 kilometers from Dalhousie. One can take cabs, local buses, luxury coaches to travel from the airport, railway station.
4. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
How can I miss the most beautiful place in India to visit in December, the Queen of all Hill Stations Shimla! Colonial walk in the most romantic getaway in India. Walkthrough the snow floors with long boots and visit the Chail town. You will encounter many beautiful places here beyond the crowd of Shimla. This is one of the magical places to visit during Christmas in India.
Click the perfect selfie with your loved ones at the best honeymoon destinations in India in December. Take a joyride at the Winter Sports Festival in Shimla, ice-skiing, And so on.
Jubbarhatti Airport is approximately 20 kilometers away from the city and connected with the main cities in India such as New Delhi and Chandigarh. The nearest railway station is the Kalka station and it’s located around 96 kilometers away from the city.
5. Chopta, Uttarakhand
Good news to all the couples out there, if you are a couple you probably wanna visit one of the best places in India during winter, Chopta has a panoramic view of the snow-laden mountains. One can feel the freshness and romance in the air of Chopta. It’s not only a destination to watch mesmerizing snowfall, but also a great trekking destination for adventure lovers. and the amazing food Kadhi, Chicken curry, rice. ah!
Chopta is connected road network, You can easily hire cabs taxis or other transportation. The nearest airport is the Jolly Grant Airport and the nearest railway station is in Haridwar.
6. Leh, Ladakh
The crystal blue ice and the hills on the backdrop will amaze you. It is said to be the only frozen ice trek in India. The extreme adventures of the Chadar trek. The temperature here drops down to -14 degrees Celsius. There are other amazing trekking places and perfect roads for a long drive.
The fastest way to reach Leh Ladakh is by flight, however, you choose other options too. The nearest airport is Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport and it is located in Leh. If you are traveling by train, you can take a rail till Tawi. Both railway stations and airports have buses and taxies readily available. And if you wanna make your experience more adventures you can catch a bus from Srinagar and Manali to travel to Ladakh by road.
7. Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir
The temperature here in December just touches the freezing point. Srinagar is the largest city and the summer capital of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. Explore Gulmarg and go skiing on the fresh snow. Gulmarg is one of the best places to visit in December. It is just 56 kilometers from Srinagar and is considered as one of the most beautiful places to visit in North India in December.
The nearest airport is located only 15 kilometers from the main city, you can also find taxis and buses. The nearest railway station is the Jammu Tawi or the Udhampur Railway Station. Apart from this, Srinagar is also connected to the road network that leads to all the major cities in the country.
8. Mylapore, Chennai
Chennai, located in the south part of India is usually hotter in summer, but it is one of the most popular places to visit in December in India. Sipping coconut water, stroll along the longest beach of India & feel the pleasant breeze. And coconut water is not the only beverage to drink here, Pondicherry, just 2 hours from Chennai, Spend some bugs for the love of music while you travel to Chennai. and attend Madras Music Festival
Mylapore is linked with the major cities, Chennai airport, and railway station. One can easily get buses, and taxis to reach Mylapore
9. Radhanagar Beach, Havelock Island
Radhanagar is the most popular holiday destination in India in December Havelock Island of Andaman, has the gorgeous Radhanagar Beach. About 12 km from Havelock’s ferry pier, it is also titled as “Asia’s best beach” and “ 7th best beach in the world” by Time Magazine. The stunning curve of white sand, the beautiful palm trees, and the blue water. It is the best place to visit in December with family.
The easiest way to travel to Radhanagar Beach is through a jetty. you can hire a jetty from Swaraj Dweep dock that will drop you at the Swaraj Deep Island which is around 10 kilometers away. On the island, you can take cab or auto-rickshaws to reach the beach
10. Binsar, Uttarakhand
No doubt Binsar is one of the most spectacular places to visit in winter in India. Breathtakingly beautiful peaks of Nanda Devi, Pachachuli, and Trishul. Mainly Binsar is known for the Beautiful dense forests of Binsar wildlife sanctuary. Admiring view of the Himalayan peaks, You can also do some shopping here from Binsar nature gift shop, Finest Himalaya, Jagnath gift center, etc.
It is well connected to the major cities of the country by road. The nearest airport is around 152 kilometers from Binsar in Pantnagar and the nearest railway station is 120 kilometers located in Kathgodam.
11. Rann Of Kutch, Gujarat
December is the best time to explore the white desert. There are many things to do. Seeing the salt turn blue under the moonlit sky. As well as stay in a tent an amazing experience. Kutch becomes alive in December with loads of celebrations as the festival arrives called The Kutch Festival.
The only festival which extends for two long months is held in this salty land. For those people who don’t know Gujarat, is one of the warmest places to visit in December in India.
From the airport and Railway stations, you can hire taxis or buses to reach kutch.
12. Neil Island, Andaman
Neil Island is one of the smallest islands of India’s the Andaman Islands, in the Bay of Bengal. Well personally this is in the number list of my most favorite destinations of India with breathtaking views, it is a must-visit place for travelers. Neil Island has a peaceful ambiance with the perfect essence of nature. You can chill or take long walks, or come out of the hectic world and spend the best time of your life since this island is small it doesn’t take much of a traveler’s time to explore it fully.
You can only reach Neil Island by airway or waterway. you can take a boat from Port Blair early morning to Neil Island or cruises from cities like Chennai or Kolkata to reach the island directly.