December is hand’s down one of the best months to travel, especially in India. The weather is pleasant, the people are laid back and everything just seems nicer. So how do you pick your travel destination for this glorious month? Maybe our list will help kick-start your travel bug.
Usually hot throughout the year, this is the perfect time to escape the usual hot and humid summers of Rajasthan. Be a maharaja for a day in any of the many exquisite palaces, a jungle safari any of one the reputed national parks or just enjoy a boat ride in the spectacular lakes surrounding the cities.
Uttarakhand truly is the complete package. Reach into your inner core with yoga sessions or get that dose of adrenaline rush by bungee-jumping in Uttarakhand, rendezvous with nature at Nainital, or enjoy breezy evenings by the ghats in Haridwar. Retreat to the quiet town of Almora or enjoy uninterrupted 300km wide panoramic views of the Himalayas in Kausani.
Head to Dharamsala which boasts of a crazy rich wildlife or trek through any of the popular trails through the coniferous forests, enjoy a bonfire under starry skies and maybe even catch a shooting star if you are lucky. Go paragliding in Bir-billing, savour some Shimla apples or just relax and enjoy some Irani food in Kasol.
Winter in Coorg begins in December making it the ideal destination. With sprawling coffee plantations, untouched landscapes and cascading waterfalls there’s no dull moment in this coffee paradise. Enjoy freshly brewed coffee and visit the wildlife parks or chill with the jumbos at the elephant camp. A trip to the Scotland of the India will definitely give you that much-needed rejuvenation.
You got to see it to believe it. Wayanad which is a part of the western ghats has an extensive flora and fauna. Misty mornings amidst tea estates, delicious food and nature all around are what’s in store if you decide to head here. Visit the largest earth dam in Asia or enjoy cool dip in the second largest waterfall in Kerala. When in Wayanad, you don’t have to travel to a particular place to enjoy something. The landscape is such that even your car ride will provide such fascinating views that will linger on long after.
What are your favourite places to travel to in December? Let us know in the comments below.
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