India is an extraordinary travel destination all year round. No matter what month of the year it is, India has something in store for all kinds of travelers. However, if you are looking for that one month that can be called the best time to visit India, December will be the undisputed winner! It is the best time to travel across India for several reasons. While it is quite hot in most parts of India the rest of the year, December is when winter really starts setting in. Not only does it have the best weather for sight-seeing, December is also when kids have their winter vacations. This means that it is the ideal time for family trips. So, if you are overworked or just miss traveling with your family, December is when you should just pack your bags and your kids and take a trip. And those of us in India are extremely fortunate to be surrounded by some of the finest winter vacations destinations. (ALSO SEE Top 5 winter honeymoon destinations in India that you must consider!) Here are 6 such amazing places to visit in India in December with family! Also Read - Centre Mulls Extending Nationwide Lockdown as COVID-19 Cases Near 5000-mark With 124 Deaths | Top Developments
One of north ndia’s most popular hill stations, Manali is a wonder in December. With snow-clad peaks all around, Manali is beautiful and also offers a host of activities for you and your family. You can consider paragliding in the Solang valley or just trekking in the nearby trails. The Manali main market has a large number of shopping options where you can shop for winter clothes and souvenirs. Manali, being an extremely popular tourist attraction, has a large number of hotels and restaurants that offer a comfortable stay and delicious cuisines. The festive time of Christmas and New Year attracts several tourists to Manali making it a hep and happening destination with several lively activities all around. Also Read - Coronavirus in Gujarat: 14-month-old Toddler Dies of COVID-19 in Jamnagar
Attractions you must not miss: Solang Valley, Rohtang pass, Vashisht hot water springs, Hadimba temple Also Read - New York Leads Coronavirus Death Toll With 731 Fatalties in 24 Hours
While Rajasthan is really hot during summer, it is a delightful holiday destination in the month of December. And Jaipur is one of Rajasthan’s most precious jewels. The weather is pleasant in December making it ideal to explore the magnificent historical monuments and forts that Jaipur is home to. Jaipur is one of the few places in India that have maintained their ethnicity and history through the ages. You can also go shopping on the popular streets of Jaipur and try out the lip-smacking Rajasthani cuisine that Rajasthan is renowned for. Your family, especially your kids, will love the view of sunset from the Nahargarh fort against the city panorama.
Attractions you must not miss: Hawa Mahal, Amber fort, City Palace, Jantar Mantar, M.I. Road for shopping and eating
India’s capital city is perhaps one of its must-visit destinations for anyone who has some intrigue about its history and culture. Delhi si home to some of the most spectauclar and magnificent structures of India’s historic past. (DO SEE 10 historical monuments in Delhi that are a must-visit!) It is also a vibrant and colorful city that gives you an insight into the lives of people in this country. A walk on Chandni Chowk gives you an idea of a typical Indian bazaar while a tour of the Red Fort gives you a sneak peak of India’s rich heritage. Every minute you spend in Delhi makes you feel closer to the majestic land that is India. If you are planning a trip with your kids, there can be not better place to get them to fall in love with India!
Attractions you must not miss: Qutub Minar Complex, Jama Masjid, Chandni Chowk, Red Fort, Akshardham temple, Lotus temple
Great Rann of Kutch
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And then there is the Great Rann of Kutch in Gujarat which springs to life in December thanks to the amazing Rann Utsav. The vast salty marshes of the Rann of Kutch are a delight for nature lovers. Your family will be stunned by the amazing sight of this beautiful terrain. A night camping under the stars of Rann of Kutch after witnessing an amazing sunset can be one of the most memorable experiences for you and your family.
Attractions you must not miss: Attend the Rann Utsav, Take a tour of the Wild Ass sanctuary
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Often dubbed as the Scotland of India, Coorg is one of the greenest places in the country. While most people turn to north India for their vacations, Coorg is one place in south India which is juts spectacular in December. The tea and coffee plantations here are a delight and worth taking long walks in. Your family will love the December weather amidst nature. The nearby Tibetan establishment of Bylakuppe can be a fantastic extension to your trip.
Attractions you must not miss: Raja’s Seat, Abbi Falls, Madikeri, Bylakuppe
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Yes, there are several places where you can find snow in India. However, if you are looking to indulge in some adventurous activities with your kids then Gulmarg is the place for you. Not only is it a snow paradise during December, Gulmarg is also one of the world’s best skiing destinations. The slopes here are for all levels of skiiers including beginners. So, if you fancy some great time amidst the snow with your family, making snow balls and throwing them at each other, trying out skiing as you look at the amazing mountain backdrop, try Gulmarg this year.
Attractions you must not miss: Stay at the Khyber resort, Naagin valley, Apharwat peak
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