December is the best month to take a vacation. There are many wondrous hill stations and recreational places that one can visit in West Bengal to elude the harsh winters. So, in case you are looking for the best places to visit in West Bengal in December, here are some options for you.
Lolegaon is considered one of the best places to visit in West Bengal in December. Located at a distance of 22 km from Lava, at an altitude of 1675 m, Lolegaon is famous for its spectacular view of entire Kanchenjunga range, a full 360-degree vista. This tiny hamlet also acts as a gateway to other tourists locations such as Lava, Kalimpong, Rishop and so on. Beautiful birds, orchids, and clouds offer some of the best visual treats.
A picturesque hill station in the Indian state of West Bengal, Kalimpong is a tiny hamlet and is an alternate to Darjeeling; as to avoid the monsoons. Kalimpong has acquired its fame as a popular destination owing to its moderate climate, beautiful Himalayan views, friendly locals, delightful food and proximity to other tourist attractions.
Charkhole is a unique destination and one of the ideal places to become one with nature. Popularly known as Charkhol Loleygaon, it's a very small village in the Kalimpong Sub Division. Neora Valley National Park encircles this place with verdant green forests of Pine, Cypress, Sal, and more. Also, on a clear day, Mt Everest is visible. Visit this quiet place, leave your distress behind, take a stroll, savour the natural beauty and the village life.
Another beautiful destination located in Darjeeling district, Tinchuley is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal in December. Located at a height of 1933 m, facing the Kalimpong hills, Tinchuley is now famous for WWF(World Wide Federation) initiative of supporting 17 families to develop a model original village. Meandering Teesta river, lovely views, visits to Tea Estates and delicious organic food had made it famous among tourists.
Abode to the Lepcha clans, Sittong is a small dreamy hamlet, divided by a river named Khola. It is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal in December. Settled at a height of 1333 m above sea level, Sittong is the embodiment of beauty and peace. This natural haven is famous among tourists and travellers as it is the centre of the orange growing countryside of Darjeeling.
Takdah is a small hill station. It is always covered in fog or as the local name Tukdah, in Lepcha means fog or mist. Found at an elevation of about 1333 m, this hamlet is well-known for its orchids. Marvel the old abandoned Club House, located just a couple of Km away from town. Also, Takdah Monastery is a peaceful visit.
Located 30 km east of the town of Kalimpong, Lava sits at an elevation of 2138 m and is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal in December. Hot deciduous vegetation to towering trees of prune, fir, and birch give it a pictorial setting. Barking deers and Himalayan black bears can be found roaming in its vicinity.
Far-famed as the 'Queen of Hills,' Darjeeling is one of the best places to visit in West Bengal in December. Located at an altitude of 2042 m, in the lesser Himalayas; Darjeeling attracts millions of tourists from across the world. Also popular is the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, which has been declared as a World Heritage site by UNESCO. Moreover, the mighty Kanchenjunga is visible from Darjeeling. And with its mesmerizing views, the third most eminent mountain in the world offers visual delight to all the tourists and travellers, who visit Darjeeling year after year.
A beautiful hill station located in the subdivision town of Darjeeling, Kurseong boasts of a cool and dry climate; a favourite among the tourists and locals alike. It is located at an altitude of 1458 m and offers beautiful views and striking scenery. And the travellers favourite, Darjeeling Toy Train, travels the length of the town, offering a romantic setup for the couples and honeymooners alike.
Fagu is an unexplored, offbeat destination located in Dooars region. Rested at an altitude of 2050 m, Fagu is a fascinating place, quiet and surreal. This scenic valley is famous for picturesque views of the Mahananda River valley and majestic Mt. Kanchenjunga.