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10 Best places to visit in December in India 2022-23 For Dreamy Vacation With Your Family!

By Nikita Karia on Sep 1, 2022
Category: Places To Visit, Things To Do | Country:  Asia India

During the winter months, snow clogs India’s northern parts, the sun lulls its beaches, and the southern outlines are characterized by effortless charm. The Indian Peninsula is about to enter one of its most lovely seasons. As the year ends in December, it can be a good idea to take a holiday to relax and recharge before the New Year starts. Be sure to make the 2022-23 holiday season one you won’t forget with year-end celebrations right around the corner.

Wondering where to travel in India in December?If you wish to travel, we will spare you the inconvenience of doing the work.We bring you the list of ten stunning places to visit in December in India to make your holidays in December a memorable vacation.

Best Places to Visit in December in India

1. Dawki – Shillong

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A visit to Dawki in Meghalaya will be one of the most memorable experiences of your life. There is something magical about the water of this river.It is a famous day trip destination for visitors. Do not miss boating in this beautiful setting. Dawki is a tiny village in the Jaintia Hills. It serves as a crossing point between Bangladesh and India.

This town is well-known for its tourism, as well as being a commercial center. Tourists book our Scotland of East – Shillong Tour Package and take a day trip to Dawki from Shillong. The cool river, the lush surroundings, and the stunning suspension bridge over the River Umngot make Dawki one of the best places to visit in India in December.

How to reach Dawki?

The closest train station and airport are in Guwahati. From here, there are direct flights to all of the other main cities in the nation. Dawki and Guwahati are separated by around two hundred kilometers, and both can be reached by cab. An alternative is to take a helicopter from Guwahati to Shillong, from where it is possible to drive to Dawki.Shillong is only ninety kilometers away from Dawki. State buses and a few private buses connect it to Shillong and Guwahati.

Places to Visit in Dawki

  • Byrdaw Falls
  • Shnongpdeng Village
  • Jaflong Zero Point
  • Umngot River
  • Mawshun Cave
  • Borhill Falls
  • Mawlynnong Village
  • Dawki River

Things to do in Dawki

  • Boating at the Umngot river
  • Visit the vantage point on the Khasi and Jaintia Hills.
  • Watersports
  • Visit the Indo-Bangla Border check post
  • Camping
  • Trek to the Khasi Hills
  • Visit the Mawshun caves

2. Shimla – Himachal Pradesh

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Shimla, the state capital, is affectionately known as the Queen of Hills. It is famous for its beautiful terrain, snow-covered mountains, and lush flora.Shimla served as British India’s summer capital. Shimla exudes an old-world feel while having stunning colonial structures, Mall Road, and a hillside lined with countless Cafes, shops, and restaurants.

Shimla tourism makes it an ideal destination for photographers looking for the perfect shot and nature lovers looking to explore the natural world.Who wouldn’t want to visit this magnificent hill station, right?December is a lovely time to visit, but there is something magical about it. One of the best places to visit in India in winter.

This month, Shimla receives a lot of snow, especially around Christmas Eve. Therefore, you should book one of our Himachal Tour Packages and enjoy Shimla in the winter.

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How to reach Shimla?

The closest domestic airport serving this picturesque hill station is Shimla Airport, which is located around 20 kilometers from the city. There are frequent flights from Chandigarh and New Delhi.With the help of well-kept national routes, the hill station has excellent access to nearby cities. The closest rail station linking Shimla to neighboring Indian cities is Kalka, which is located about 96 kilometers away. One can take a taxi or reserve a private cab to go to Shimla from Kalka station.

Places to Visit in Shimla

  • Viceregal Lodge
  • Chadwick Falls
  • Summer Hills
  • Kufri
  • Tara Devi Temple
  • Jakhoo Hills
  • Himalayan Bird Park
  • Mall Road
  • The Shimla State Museum.

Things to do in Shimla

  • Board a Toy Train from Kalka
  • Visit the well-known Gaiety Theatre
  • Trek to Jakhoo Hill and Chadwick Falls
  • Take a stroll down Mall Road
  • Skiing in Kufri
  • Ride on Jakhoo Ropeway
  • Shopping at Lakkar Bazaar
  • Circular Road ice skating

3. Auli – Uttarakhand

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Auli is a newcomer to the Indian tourist scene and one of the less visited hill towns. Well, Auli is in northern Uttarakhand. One of the best places to visit in December in India is Auli.Auli is a well-known ski resort in India due to its glistening slopes and pristine surroundings. Winter is the best time to visit Auli if you enjoy skiing down slopes covered in snow in severely cold temperatures.

Pilgrims can pray at the Char Dham, and young and adventurous people can go river rafting, trekking, or skiing during our Uttarakhand Tour Packages.

How to reach Auli?

The closest airport is Jolly Grant airport in Dehradun. It is around one hundred and fifty kilometers away. The closest train station is in Haridwar, which is 273 kilometers away from Auli.Dehradun and Rishikesh are the train hubs that are the closest to Auli. You must opt for a bus or a taxi to Joshimath to travel to Auli. Joshimath is 10 kilometers away from Auli, and you can travel there by road or ropeway.

Places to Visit in Auli

  • Rudraprayag
  • Kwani Bugyal
  • Hanuman Temple
  • Chenab Lake
  • Joshimath
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Nanda Devi National Park
  • Trishul Peak
  • Nandprayag

Things to do in Auli

  • Trekking
  • Cable Ride
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Joshimath
  • Camping
  • Shopping

4. Kovalam – Kerala

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Kovalam is one of Kerala’s well-known beach resorts. It is sixteen kilometers south of Thiruvananthapuram. Kovalam, which has the Arabian Sea on one side, is notable for its breathtaking scenery, black sand beaches, and active beach scene.

With our Kerala Tour Packages, you can visit not only the beaches but also the backwaters of Kerala. For thrill-seekers, Kerala Tourism provides a range of water sports and beach activities like surfing, jet skiing, and parasailing. Kovalam is also renowned for Ayurvedic massages, yoga, meditation, and other cultural activities.

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How to reach Kovalam?

The closest airport and train station is in Thiruvananthapuram, which is around 15 kilometers from the central business district. Tourists can comfortably go to Kovalam from here by taxi or cab. All of the major cities in Kerala and other parts of India are properly connected to the railway station.

Places to Visit in Kovalam

  • Velliyani Lake
  • Samudra Beach
  • Karamana River
  • Hawa Beach
  • Halycon Castle
  • Valiyathura Pier
  • Lighthouse Beach

Things to do in Kovalam

  • Catamaran Ride
  • Ayurvedic Massage and Spa
  • Experience a stay in Houseboat
  • Attend Gramam Village Fair
  • Observe a breathtaking sunset at Hawa Beach
  • Explore Vizhinjam Caves
  • Explore the unique artificial offshore coral reef
  • Admire the architecture of Halcyon Castle

5. Neil Island – Andaman

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In the Andaman Archipelago, Neil Island stands out as one of the most striking islands. Recently, Shaheed Dweep was given the new name for this island. The island is one of the most popular destinations in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands and is just 37 nautical miles from Port Blair.

Neil Island is worth visiting because of its magnificent coral reefs, dense tropical forests, and biodiversity. To enjoy the breathtaking beauty that this island has to offer, plan your trip to the Andaman Tour Packages. With its laid-back vibe, this hidden gem is ideal for you and is also one of the most popular Indian honeymoon destinations in December.

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How to reach Neil Island?

There are many convenient ways to go to Neil Island by plane or boat. You must first travel to Port Blair from your city or town to reach Neil Island. The capital, Port Blair, is a ferry hub that connects to all of the other Andaman Islands. From Port Blair, you can either opt for a private or a government ferry to reach Neil Island. However, remember to book your ferry tickets well in advance.

Places to Visit in Neil Island

  • Sitapur Beach
  • Laxmanpur Beach
  • Natural Rock Formation Beach
  • Bharatpur Beach
  • Ramnagar Beach

Things to do in Neil Island

  • Snorkeling
  • Trek to Howrah Bridge
  • Scuba Diving
  • Jungle Trek
  • Sea Walking
  • Glass-Bottom boat ride
  • Cycling
  • Sport fishing

6. Pondicherry – Tamil Nadu

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Pondicherry was a union territory governed by France until 1954. Pondicherry is also renowned as Puducherry and Pondy. When you arrive in Pondicherry, you will notice that it has a different vibe than the rest of India. It was as if the town’s personality had as many aspects as its name variations. The town is well known for its stunning French Quarter-lined streets, bougainvillea, and mustard-colored colonial buildings.

It is a wonderful blend of Indian and French architectural styles and is a well-known tourist destination in Tamil Nadu. One of the best places to visit in India in December Pondicherry is a charming town with many hidden gems to discover.

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How to reach Pondicherry?

The quickest and most direct route to Pondicherry is from Chennai. Chennai International Airport, the nearest airport, is 135 kilometers away. Chennai has easy access to many Indian cities. Villupuram, the nearest railroad station, is 35 kilometers away. Trains frequently run between Villupuram and Trichy, Chennai, and other cities.

Taxi services are available between Villupuram and Puducherry. The most convenient way to get to Pondicherry is by car, either in a taxi or a bus.

Places to Visit in Pondicherry.

  • Rue Dumas
  • Botanical Garden
  • Beach Road
  • Old Lighthouse
  • Auroville
  • Pondicherry Museum
  • Gingee Fort
  • Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Things to do in Pondicherry.

  • Explore Arikamedu
  • Relax on Paradise Beach
  • Buy handicrafts at Pondy Bazaar
  • Visit Pondicherry Lighthouse
  • Explore the Chunnambar Boat House and White Town
  • Cycling in Pondicherry
  • Take a stroll by the Seaside Promenade
  • Enjoy Pondicherry’s bars and lounges at night

7. Sikkim – India

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Sikkim is one of the best places to visit in December in India, especially in North East India. There are high-altitude lakes, beautiful monasteries, and unsurpassed views of Mt. Kanchenjunga to enjoy.

One of the highlights of traveling through this Himalayan state is the dramatic contouring of the landscape, which changes from dense woodlands to meadows to panoramic views of snow-capped mountains. In Sikkim tourism, you can engage in exciting activities and explore more than a dozen interesting places. Sikkim is a place that many people fall in love with; book one of our Sikkim Tour Packages right away.

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How to reach Sikkim?

The Sikkim capital city is closest to the Bagdogra Airport. Many airlines offer frequent flights to Gangtok from popular Indian towns. Sikkim has fantastic road connections to surrounding and neighboring cities like Darjeeling and Siliguri, to name a few. Train tickets to Gangtok can be purchased at the New Jalpaiguri railway station. Outside the train station, it is simple to find taxis and buses that go to Gangtok.

Places to Visit in Sikkim

  • Buddha Park
  • Rumtek Gompa
  • Nathula Pass
  • Tsomgo Lake
  • Pelling
  • Gurudongmar Lake
  • Yuksom
  • Lachung
  • Gangtok
  • Rumtek Monastery
  • Do Drul Chorten
  • Zuluk

Things to do in Sikkim

  • Trekking in Sikkim
  • Yak Ride at Changu Lake
  • Helicopter or Gondola Ride over Gangtok Valley
  • Hand Gliding at Yumthang Valley
  • Seek spirituality at Namchi Char Dham
  • River Rafting at Teesta River
  • Explore MG Marg Nightlife
  • Explore Tsomgo Lake
  • Bathe in Hot Springs

8. Statue of Unity – Kevadia – Gujarat

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Get ready to be amazed by an Indian architecture wonder that has made it into the Guinness Book of World Records. In the town of Kevadia, Gujarat Tourism unveiled the Statue of Unity, the highest structure on earth. The Statue of Unity was built as a tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. One of the top tourist destinations and places to visit in India in December is this 182-meter-tall statue.

The Statue of Unity is closed on Mondays and opens to tourists from Tuesday to Sunday from 0800 to 1800 hours. There are various types of tickets available, which you can book online at Statue of Unity or in person.  There is so much to see and explore at this globally renowned tourist spot – book our Statue of Unity Tent City 1 – 2 Nights Package to experience it all.

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How to reach the Statue of Unity?

To reach the Statue of Unity – the closest railway and bus station is Kevadia. The next closest train station and airport is Baroda. Alternatively, you can reach here from Surat or Ahmedabad – as they are around three and half hours drive. Numerous private bus service providers operate buses for Kevadia from major cities in Gujarat. You can either opt for a local or private bus or a taxi to reach here.

Places to Visit in Statue of Unity

  • Pet Zone
  • Geodesic Aviary Domes
  • Unity Glow Garden
  • Jungle Safari
  • Sardar Patel Zoological Park
  • Dino Trail
  • Sardar Sarovar Dam View Points
  • Cactus Garden
  • Valley of Flowers

Things to do in Statue of Unity

  • Helicopter Ride
  • Boating
  • Explore Valley of Flowers
  • Cycling at Riverfront
  • River Rafting
  • Laser Show

9. Kumbhalgarh – Rajasthan

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Kumbhalgarh, a historic town in Rajasthan, is well-known for its majestic structures, royal chhatris, and exquisite palaces. It is located 85 kilometers from Udaipur. One of the strongest forts in the nation is the Kumbhalgarh Fort, which is known for its exceptional craftsmanship and finely carved temples.

Kumbhalgarh Tourism is well-known for its splendid Mewar fortress at its heart. UNESCO designated the fortress as a World Heritage Site in 2013. Kumbhalgarh – Mahuabagh Resort Package is one of the best options to explore Kumbhalgarh.

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How to reach Kumbhalgarh?

The closest domestic airport to Kumbhalgarh is Udaipur Airport, which may be reached after a two-hour drive. Other than that, Falna Railway Station, which is around eighty-four km distant, is the closest station to this location. You can hire a cab to take you to your location at the train station or the airport.

Places to Visit in Kumbhalgarh

  • Neelkanth Mahadev Temple
  • Kumbhalgarh Fort
  • Badal Mahal
  • Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Ranakpur Temple
  • Vedi Temple

Things to do in Kumbhalgarh

  • Experience the Light and Sound Show in Awe
  • Visit Kumbhalgarh Wildlife Sanctuary for a Jungle Safari
  • Go Back In Time at the Ganga Govardhan Museum
  • Horseback Riding
  • Bird Watching
  • Temple Visit

10. Kohima, Nagaland

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Kohima, the capital is named after a mountainous flowering plant called Kewhi. At a distance from the bustle of the city, Kohima is renowned for its relaxed pace of life. There are 16 important tribes in the area that make up the Naga Tribes. Language and dialectal variances exist between them. Kohima Village represents the Naga way of life. This year try an offbeat and unique place to visit in India during winter.

How to reach Kohima?

The closest hub for air and train travel is Dimapur, which is located around 70 kilometers from Kohima. Taxis and cabs are conveniently available from Dimapur to get to Kohima.

There are frequent flights to Kolkata and Guwahati. You must first travel to Guwahati or Kolkata before boarding a direct aircraft to Nagaland. Kohima is well connected by roads to all of its adjacent cities and states, including Guwahati, Shillong, Imphal, and Dimapur.

Places to Visit in Kohima

  • Kohima Museum
  • Japfu Peak
  • Khonoma Village
  • Dzukou Valley
  • Kohima Zoo
  • Shilloi Lake
  • Kohima War Cemetry
  • Kisama heritage village
  • Kohima Cathedral.

Things to do in Kohima

  • Visit Khonoma – the first green village in our country.
  • Visit the Kohima War Cemetery
  • Taste Bhut Jolokia – the hottest chili in the world
  • Boat ride at Shilloi Lake
  • Watch a Naga Wrestling Match
  • Learn about the culture at Touphema Village
  • Trek to Mt Japfu


Stop thinking and book your trip to India with Flamingo Transworld, bring your friends or family along for the tour. There are several places with rich cultural and historical backgrounds, friendly people, and local experiences to cherish for life.

FAQs Regarding the Best places to visit in December in the world

Which locations in India are ideal for travel in December?

Places to visit in December in India are Kumbhalgarh, Kohima, Statue of Unity, Pondicherry, Neil Island, Kovalam, etc.

Which hill station is the best for a December vacation?

A few Indian hill stations to visit in December are Shimla, Manali, Kodaikanal, Mahabaleshwar, Gangtok, etc.

Which are the best places to visit with your family in December?

Manali, Kerala, Andaman, Jaipur, Darjeeling, Goa, Shimla, and Jaisalmer.

Can we visit Sikkim in December?

Yes, one of the ideal times to travel to Sikkim is in December.

Is it possible for us to visit Kashmir in December?

Yes – you can visit Kashmir in December. Kashmir changes into a treasure trove of gorgeous sights and beautiful snowfall during the winter season.

Which Indian cities are the coolest to visit in December?

Goa, Auli, Kutch, Tawang, Manali, Sonmarg, Shimla, etc.

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Nikita Karia
Nikita Karia

Nikita Karia has eleven years of experience working in the B2B travel trade, focusing on international destinations. Thus, writing tourism content comes naturally to her. She has traveled across countries- like Singapore, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Maldives, and South Africa.

Additionally, she has a flair for writing about healthcare, technology, mental health, education, and e-commerce. Her purpose of the write-up is to simplify the contents in a way that resonates with the reader. When she is not writing, she enjoys tweaking her gardening skills

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