December is officially the holiday season thanks to two major celebrations that fall back-to-back. The last week of December is perhaps the most happening time of the year and definitely calls for a vacation thanks to the number of offs we get. It is also a good season to be out to explore as the weather is pleasant or cold in places higher up. If you still haven’t made holiday plans, take a pick from this list compiled by curating the best tour packages from different travel companies. So, where will you go this December? Also Read - COVID-19 Bodies to be Sent to Mortuaries Within 2 Hours, Delhi Govt Issues Additional Guidelines

Thomas Cook – Andaman Islands 5N/6D

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The Andaman Islands is one of the best places to visit in December especially if you love beaches. The beautiful island is perfect during this time as the weather is pleasant and you can be out on the beaches even during the day. White sands, clear waters and serenity make Andamans a great spot for a vacation. You will also have to go island hopping on a ferry when in Andaman. Thomas Cook has packages from Chennai, Kolkata, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi. The places covered are Havelock which is a beautiful island and Port Blair, the capital of the union territory. The package includes flights, accommodation in quality hotels, sightseeing and transfers. The package cost is from Rs 28,999. Also Read - Will Enjoy Samosas Together Once COVID-19 is Over, PM Modi Replies to Australia PM Scott Morrison's Samosa Tweet

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Cox and Kings – Jaipur 2N/3D


If you want a quick break without having to spend too much time or money on a holiday, Cox and Kings’ Jaipur package is best suited for you. In just three days you can explore the Pink City by visiting its most famous attractions including the Hawa Mahal, Amber Fort and City Palace of Jaipur. The package includes stay, meals and sightseeing however it does not include flight or train from your originating city. The cost of the package is Rs 7,212 per person which makes for a reasonable price for a holiday. So book your flights and take a trip to Rajasthan. Don’t forget to watch a folk dance and song performance, eat some yummy Rajasthani food and shop for gemstones that are relatively cheap in Jaipur.

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Yatra – Sri Lanka 4N/5D


Sri Lanka which is not too far away from India is an option you can consider if you plan to take an international trip this December. The weather is pleasant and you can explore different terrains the country has to offer including beaches and rolling hills. This tour package by Yatra includes a visit to four places and you spend a night at each of them before departing on the last day. You visit Kandy, Bentota, Nuwara Eliya and Colombo. The package has an option to book your flight tickets as well and it costs Rs 32,999 per person. Your accommodation in standard hotels and sightseeing is covered and some meals are included too. However, make sure you carry extra money for expenses like visa fee, entry fee, food, etc.

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MakeMyTrip – Kerala 4N/5D


Kerala is one of the most scenic places in India and it makes for a beautiful vacation especially in December which is a peak season to visit the place. The state is called God’s Own Country for a reason but go there in the summer and you will be burnt crisp due to the heat. However, December means a pleasant climate to explore the beauty of Kerala. MakeMyTrip has an affordable package that includes visiting Munnar, Alleppey and Thekkady along with flights, activity and stay. The package cost starts at Rs 21,097 per person and you can even customize the package to suit your needs. From hill stations to backwaters, enjoy a vacation in different terrains Kerala has to offer.

Kesari – Thailand 6N/7D

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Thailand is a popular vacation destination for Indians and December is a good season to visit the nation. It has some of the best islands in the world, is known for its nightlife and Thai massages and has bargain shopping as well. The package is for visiting Pattaya and Bangkok with three nights at each destination. Enjoy the beach and water sports at Pattaya with a Thai massage that is included in the package. Then explore the gems of Bangkok including a visit to the Safari World, some shopping malls and the various temples here. The package also includes stay at standard hotels and a few meals. The cost comes up to Rs 59,445 with round-trip flights included in the tour package.

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Veena World – Goa 3N/4D


If there is one place that you will find on most lists to visit in India in December, Goa will usually be a part of it. The tiny state is the party capital and you will find several tourists during Christmas and New Year for this very reason. Goa has one of the best beaches in the country that offer everything from beach shacks, restaurants to water sports and massages. Enjoy your stay with this package that includes a stay in Resort de Coracoa in standard room as well as a bit of sightseeing and some leisure time as well. Some meals are also included. You will be picked up from the airport or railway station so make your own travel bookings but you can avail of this package for Rs 13,000.


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