Winter season usually starts from mid-November and stays on till the end of January. December being the peak of winter, it is usually the snowfall season in many parts of North India.
Tourists who want to experience a freezing climate and snowfall, then they should visit these places in North India during the month of December.
In many places, this is the best season to visit in North India. One gets to see snow-filled landscapes, mountains in these places. This is also the time for winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, etc. which is possible only during winter.
So, let us travel around these tourist places to enjoy the cold weather and the snowfall.
The Western peaks of Himalayas can be seen from the hill station of Ranikhet.
Ranikhet means 'Queen's Meadow or Queen's Land', a story of King Sudhardev who won the heart of the queen , Rani Padmini seems to have got the land its name.
It is a scenic hill station situated in Almora of Uttarakhand. One can see pine forests, vistas of Himalayas and also enjoy the wildlife.
Binsar Mahadev temple, Katarmal, KRC Museum, Chaubatia Gardens, etc. are some of the tourist places around the hill station.
Ranikhet is also near to the famous Nainital (55km) and thus a must visit place in North India during December.
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Jaipur, the capital city of Rajasthan, is a must visit place. Especially, during November - December months the climate will be pleasant and it is more easier to visit many places in Jaipur.
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Do you want to try skiing? Then Auli is one of the best and lesser known skiing destinations in India.
December month brings in snowfall and the temperature will be freezing. The panoramic view of Himalayan ranges looks more alluring covered in snow.
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Ranthambore National Park is best known for tigers; it is one of the must visit places in Rajasthan.
The park opens only from 1st October till 30th June, visitors are allowed only during these months.
December month will have freezing weather but it is one of the best time to visit the national park and the tiger reserve here.
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Dalhousie in Chamba is a scenic hill station in Himachal Pradesh. It was founded by British and named after the British Governor General.
The landscapes of Dalhousie will be covered in snow and it is one of best places to visit in North India in December.
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The Great Rann of Kutch
The Great Rann of Kutch is an offbeat travel destination. The vistas of Kutch has to be explored more.
It is famous for unique ecosystem; summers are very hot and in winter the climate will be freezing. Winter is one of the best time to visit this place in North India.
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Mussoorie is one of the famous tourist places in North India. It is a popular weekend getaway from Delhi.
December is a post monsoon month, the cold weather and greenery left by the monsoons is a visual treat.
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Kohima, the capital of Nagaland celebrates the Hornbill Festival in December.
A visit during this time allows to explore the tribal customs and traditons. Kohima is also a hill station with a number of tourist places; Hornbill festival and enchanting landscapes is sure to make it an interesting visit.
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