7 Places You Must Explore

While snow claims India's northern bits, the sun lulls its beaches, its southern outlines acquire an effortless charm and the plains get used to a much awaited extra layer of clothes, the Indian Peninsula enters one of the best seasons to travel here. Here are some of the places to visit in India in December and a month marked by a string of holidays, itching your feet to get out and travel.

1.Rathnabore National Park

One of the best tiger reserves of India, Ranthambore finds itself all the more welcoming in December with the pleasant drop in the temperature. A region known for being the richest centers of flora and fauna, a dreamy terrain amidst the Vindhya and Aravalli, this one also houses the Ranthambore Fort in the reserve.

Apart from being the home of the endangered tiger, several other animal species are found here such as the wild cats, leopards, sloth bears, hyenas, Indian foxes, crocodiles and jackals. Compared to other tiger reserves, chances of tiger spotting are relatively higher at Ranthambore.


While Konark is identified by the Sun temple located here, December in Konark is better known as hosts to an annual dance festival by the name of Konark Dance Festival. The temple, each and every structure and element that it finds itself adorned by, together with a celebration of the classical dances, leaves few better specimens of classical Indian arts and culture. Definitely a must visit place in India in December. While in Konark, don't miss a stroll on a pristine stretch of golden sands, the Konark beach.


Goa is the best place to visit in December which is located at the west coast of India. Goa is also famous as a tourism hub in India. Goa is the best destination for nature lovers as tourists can have the sight of very high Sahyadri ranges on one side and on other side the picturesque view of Arabian Sea which looks best in december.

Goa is worldwide well-liked for its pictorial beauty, striking beaches, beautifully architecture temples, grand festival celebrations and unending Anglo-Indian heritage and it draws millions of tourists from all over the world every year.


December to March is the best time to visit Manali. Located in Himachal Pradesh, the snow capped mountains or the tracks look marvelous during the month of December. Kids can enjoy the charm of playing with snow here. Jogini Waterfall, Hadimba Devi temple, Solang Valley and Beas Kund are some of the attractions for tourists.


With the entire hustle bustle that it has managed to gather around itself, Mangalore still finds time for and has at its heart its beaches. An important port city of Karnataka, Mangalore is an ideal weekend getaway from Bangalore and several other places in Karnataka. It also very famous for its scenic beauty, and hence is considered to be a nature lover's paradise.

The blue waters of the Arabian Sea, the picturesque hills of the Western Ghats and the Portuguese influence which can be seen in the red roofed houses, all add to the loveliness of this small town. If your idea of December holidays is to laze and go back with a perfect tan, Mangalore is your pleasant surprise.


An expanse of white sands for most parts of the year, Kutch transforms into a center of celebration, festivity, countless tints, arts and culture in December as it hosts its grand Rann Mahotsav. While the summers at Rann are extremely hot and unbearable, winters are quite cool with temperatures sometimes falling as low as 0 degrees!

Visit this moon like desert of India in December for an extraordinary experience that will continue to charm you for much longer. The Rann Utsav will only add to the mesmerizing feel and experience while there.


Winter and snow always go hand in hand, and what's a better place to find both in December than in Auli? Renowned for being the skiing destination of India, it's flocked by tourists from within the country and from abroad as well.

December is the best time to be here due to the amount of snowfall which takes place. So have snowball fights, indulge in some skiing and other adventure sports, or relax and taken in the scenic views of the Himalays from your resort. Whatever you do, you're in for the time of your life.

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