Winter can mean different things to different people. While a lot of people wish to escape the chill and shivers during winter; a few love to embrace the wintertime! However, to enjoy this winter in December, it is best to travel to the South and the north-eastern side of the country, which is decked with many beautiful hill stations.
Moreover, there are many more tourist destinations in other parts of the country, that can be toured in December, such as the holy places in Tamil Nadu, pristine beaches of Goa, romantic hill stations in Uttarakhand and so on.
Listed below are some of the best family holiday destinations in India that can be visited in December.
Ooty is a quiet haven that offers memorable experiences to honeymooners as well as family vacationers. Once a summer capital of Madras Presidency during British Raj, Ooty still carries that colonial appeal and is one of South India's most visited hill stations. With various sightseeing, shopping, and adventure activities, the 'Queen of Hill station' is a perfect family holiday destination to visit in December in India.
Goa is one of the world's most spectacular tropical destinations. Located a few hundred kilometres away from Mumbai and Bangalore, this beach haven shimmers like jewels in contrast to the blue waters. Goa is known for its unique lifestyle, culture, tradition and cuisine. Moreover, thrilling sports like boat rides, diving, snorkelling and kayaking, will make your family trip to Goa, worthwhile! The silvery sands, blissful waters, the thrilling marine life, opulent hotels and resorts combine to create a wonderful holiday; you can have the best time of your life.
An ideal family holiday destination for vacationers and adventure enthusiasts, Manali is one of the most attractive hill stations in India. Resting at an altitude of 2000 m, this beautiful hill town offers snow-clad peaks, rich green valleys, enjoyable weather, bubbling rivers, several attractions, opportunities for adventure and more. A tour to Manali is affordable and offers the best of experiences.
Fancy enjoying a ride on some of India's highest beaten passes? Then Ladakh is the place you much explore! Offering memorable experiences, Ladakh is the best place to visit in December with your family. The incredible Buddhist monasteries, adventurous mountain biking on Khardung La, socialising with the locals, your trip to Ladakh will comprise of all this.
Wayanad is one of the most exquisite hill stations in Kerala. Given the title of the 'Land of Paddy Fields', Wayanad boasts of serene surroundings, exotic flora and fauna, verdant agricultural estates, dense jungles, and mist-covered mountains. The hill station located at an altitude of 2100 m above the sea level, is visited by wildlife enthusiasts and nature lovers. Bounded by the Western Ghats, a nature walk in the verdant estates of Wayanad is a must!
Discovered during the British Raj in the year 1850, Dalhousie is one of the best family destinations to visit in India in December; still bearing its antique charm. Snow-clad mountains, well-maintained roads, pleasant weather, striking and serene surroundings clubbed with many attractions, allure travellers from all around the world.
7. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is everything leisurely tropical holidays are made of! Located a few hundred Kilometres away from the shore of Bay of Bengal, Andaman and Nicobar Islands is an internationally famous beach holiday destination. The sandy shores, thriving parties, exquisite gastronomy, thrilling sports, heritage sites, exhilarating wildlife, posh hotels and resorts concoct experiences that shall make a place in your cherished memories.
Nagaland is a state bestowed with umpteen number of natural bounties. The exquisitely picturesque landscape, abundant flora & fauna, rich cultural and traditional heritage, and serene ambience make Nagaland one of the most colourful states of India. Traverse charming tribal villages, which boasts of a unique lifestyle. Nagaland is abode to 16 tribes who have novel rituals, traditions, art and crafts. Visit Nagaland to experience adventurous trekking and road trips.
9. Himachal Pradesh
Situated in the heart of the great Himalayan range, Himachal Pradesh is nature lovers paradise decked with various natural riches. The mountain state is the perfect location to sit back, relax and spend holidays with families and loved ones. From the snow-clad mountains, pine forests, verdant valleys, plantations, sparkling rivers, sacred sites, breathtaking adventures; Himachal Pradesh is simply exquisite. The beautiful panorama is a sight one never forgets.
Besides, being a serene hamlet, Hampi is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, that was founded way back in the 13th century, by the banks of the River Tungabhadra. Hampi is an open-museum boasting of architecture, history and religion. This rustic marvel is abode to hundreds of temples that were dotted with countless gems, cut from stones, mainly during the reign of the Vijayanagara Empire. The carvings of Gods, dancing courtesans, royal women and elephants looks other-worldly.