10 Amazing Places to Travel in December in India with Family

Everyone likes the December month in India. There is freshness in the air that says it’s time to celebrate and enjoy. While many sections of the nation are snow-capped, others are enjoying pleasant weather that everyone loves. This is also the right time to have a fantastic time and enjoy a vacation with your family and friends. There are so many sites to select from, each of which offers beautiful memories for you. You only have to pack your luggage and go on a tour of 10 of India’s top 10 destinations in December. 

10 Best Places to Travel in December in India

There are so many sites to select from, each of which offers beautiful memories for you. You only have to pack your luggage and go on a tour of 10 of India’s top 10 destinations in December.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is one of India’s most popular locations in December. To begin with, the tall deodar trees, high mountains, winding roads and significant snowfall. This hill town is a delight for newlyweds and snow enthusiasts and a wonderful site for adventure activities, such as paragliding, ice skating, rappelling, and climbing in Manali. The Koshla-Tree line can also take place throughout December at Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley and Khosla-Tree Line.

Activities to do in Manali:

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Rafting
  • Monasteries
  • Hiking
  • Trekking
  • Zorbing
  • Hot Water Bath
  • Shopping
  • Mountain Biking

Dawki, Shillong

The area turns paradisiacal with a nice temperature of 12 to 20 degrees in December. Shillong is the only mountain station available from all quarters in the country. The river Unmgot is so clean in Dawki that a boat that floats on it looks to be in the middle of the air. Shillong must indeed be on your list of India’s leading tourist sites during the winter. Moreover in the border town along the river you may enjoy the sweet and luscious oranges. In December, during Covid, Shillong is one of the safest locations to visit.

Things to do in Dawki:

  • Waterfalls
  • Kayaking
  • Snorkeling
  • Camping
  • Boating

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Mukteshwar is one of India’s most beautiful winter spots, 2285 metres above sea level. Not to mention, the wonderful vistas of magnificent Himalayan peaks and lush hill station forests captivate young couples and lovers of the countryside. Mukteshwar is among the most romantic locations to visit in India in winter because of snow covered pistes and lush wetlands covered with thick yet soft snow.

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Things to do in Mukteshwar:

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Rock climbing
  • Rappelling
  • Temples
  • Sightseeing
  • Shopping

Radhanagar Beach, Andaman

Havelock Island, Andaman, which is located on Radhanagar Sand, is one of the most famous vacation spots in India around December. The ferry jetty is around twelve kilometres away and is known by Time Magazine as the “greatest beach in Asia” and the “7th best in the world” This December may be yours the gorgeous curve of white sand, the lovely palm palms and the turquoise seas. In December it’s with the family the ideal location to visit.

Radhanagar Beach in Andaman

Things to do in Radhanagar

  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Scuba diving
  • Watching the sunset

Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir

Srinagar is one of Kashmir’s most popular attractions and none who visited it can be immune to its charms. The heavenly beauty of the place appeals to both lunches and families. Besides basking in the splendor of its intriguing scenery, there are so many activities to do in Srinagar. A trip on the shikara of Dal Lake is one among them. Another favourite of travellers is Shalimar Bagh. The Mughal emperor Jahangir had erected Shalimar, meaning “House of Love,” almost 400 years ago for his wife Nur Jahan. It’s a beautiful feast for the eyes because to its terrace lawns, water fountains and flower beds. Another sight that lies about 1,100ft above the city of Srinagar, Shankaracharya Temple.

Additionally you can explore the tourist sites of Gulmarg and ski on the fresh snow. Gulmarg is indeed one of December’s greatest locations to visit. It is about 56 Km from Srinagar and in December is regarded as one of Northern India’s most stunning sights.

Things to do in Srinagar

  • Trekking
  • Visit the Shankacharya Temple
  • Enjoy the authentic cuisines
  • Shopping
  • Visit the famous gardens
  • Stay in a houseboat
  • Paragliding
  • Enjoy a shikara ride on Dal Lake
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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh

One of the greatest spots to visit in India in December is the beautiful city of Dalhousie. The vista is extremely necessary because of its snowflake covered Deodar woods! The beautiful location in winter becomes a ramp with views of snow-covered mountains opening to the cool wind. Furthermore, all the walk enthusiasts must join the Himalayan national trekking expedition in Dalhousie in December.

Things to do in Dalhousie

  • Enjoy boating at Panchpula
  • Sightseeing and picnic at Khajjiar
  • Go trekking in Sach Pass
  • Enjoy the beauty of Satdhara Waterfalls
  • Visit the various historical sites
  • Buy handicrafts at the Tibetan Market
  • Spend some time at Rock Garden
  • Explore the wildlife at Kalatop Wildlife Sanctuary

Binsar, Uttarakhand

Binsar is without question one of India’s most beautiful winter spots. The city of Nanda Devi, Pachachuli and Trishul is situated in the roundabout of statuesque and magnificent peaks. Binsar is recognised mostly for the calm and thick woodlands of the sanctuary for Binsar animals. You may enjoy the panoramic view from Binsar’s Zero point of the Himalayans such as Kedarnath and Nanda Devi.

Things to do in Binsar

  • Sightseeing
  • Visit the Binsar Sanctuary Museum
  • Take a trip to Khali Estate
  • Go for a village walk

Mylapore, Chennai

In other months, Chennai will be hotter, but one of the most popular destinations to visit in India in December. Sip the coconut water, walk down India’s longest beach and feel the nice wind. And cocoa water isn’t the only drink here to satisfy your thirst, Pondicherry provides inexpensive alcohol barely 2 hours from Chennai! Spend bugs on your journey to Chennai for the sake of music. Madras Music Festival is one of the finest locations to visit babies in India in December and the 89th Annual Conferences and Concerts.

Mylapore Chennai in December

Things to do in Mylapore

  • Visit the Kapaleeswarar Temple
  • Buy some Kancheevaram sarees at Luz
  • Admire the beauty of Santhome Basilica
  • Enjoy a Carnatic music show at the Sabhas (concert halls)
  • Enjoy a meal at Rayar Mess
  • Hang out at the City Center Mall

Kovalam Beach, Kerala

Both swimming and adventure sports are wonderful at Kovalam Beach’s gorgeous sea. The beach is around 16 kilometres from Kovalam and is great for sunbathing and sunsets. The cool month of December is the perfect time to explore the magnificent beaches and enjoy the warm Arab Sea water. Furthermore it is one of South India’s top spots for vistas and cuisine in December.

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Things to do in Kovalam Beach

  • Go on a sightseeing tour of Kovalam
  • Enjoy a ride on a houseboat
  • Try your hand at adventure sports
  • Enjoy a breakfast at German bakery
  • Rejuvenate your body and mind by an Ayurvedic massage
  • Visit the Gramam Village Fair

Udaipur, Rajasthan

The lakeside city is one of the ideal destinations for a December holiday, with its beautiful favors—the Lake Palace, the Fateh Sagar Lake, the Monsoon Palace and the Jag Mandir. Udaipur is well placed on the foundations of the Aravali Mountains. In December the east temperature in Venice is chilly due to hills around it, but the lakes do nothing to the extreme. So, it’s amazing what you receive.

Furthermore, all art enthusiasts must explore indigenous traditional crafts at the Shilpgram Arts and Crafts Festival. From great craftsmen you might also learn craftsmanship.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

Things to do in Udaipur

  • Enjoy boating on Lake Pichola
  • Visit the Bagore ki Haveli
  • Enjoy a ropeway ride
  • Shop for souvenirs at Hathi Pol Bazaar
  • Visit the Taj Lake Palace


To conclude, here are some of the places where you can go in December and enjoy with your family.

Neil Island, which bears the mysteries of Andaman Islands in Bay of Bengal, is one of the small islands in India. It is a must for vacationers with coral reefs and amazing vistas.
Perched over a steep hill, Kohima is the capital of Nagaland, the north-eastern state of Myanmar. The courageous and audacious but simple, innocent Naga tribes are home to this beautiful town.
This is one of India’s main tourist attractions in Rajasthan, where people are welcomed and explicated in December.

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