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7 December Holiday Destinations in South India

By Akshatha Vinayak

December is the peak of winter and the coldest month of the year in most parts of India.

A travel to these places of South India in a chilly weather is more exciting in December.

A pleasant atmosphere is necessary for a good trip; these holiday destinations in South India will definitely have a good climate in December.

It is very relaxing to roam around without worrying about heat or humidity. And this month is sure to provide an excellent weather for travelling.

So let us visit these tourist places of South India this season!



In Murudeshwara, a tall statue of Hindu god Shiva, with the backdrop of Arabian Sea invites the tourists.

Situated on Kanduka Giri (small hill) in Bhatkal, this Shiva statue is the 2nd highest in the world.

Murudeshwara is not only a religious site but also a popular tourist place in Karnataka. The beach and the fort near the Shiva temple makes it one of the scenic attractions.

A pleasant climate during December makes your visit more enjoyable.

Photo Courtesy: Lucky vivs

Athirappally Falls

Athirappally Falls

In recent years, Athirappally Falls is a famous film shooting location in Kerala. Its beauty has been showcased in many Indian movies.

Also known as the 'Niagara of India', Athirappally Falls is one of the must visit December holiday destinations in South India.

Photo Courtesy: PP Yoonus



Yanam is a town bordering East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh and Yanam district in Puducherry.

A coastal belt on one side and Koringa river delta on the other side becomes part of this town.

Yanam has a number of attractions and is ideal for a December travel in South India.

Photo Courtesy: Eldrichr



The union territory of Lakshadweep is a must visit place in India. The coral reefs, the group of islands, scuba diving, etc. characterizes Lakshadweep.

One can also enjoy the island ecosystem, coastal villages and rustic feel in these islands. December is one of the best times to visit Lakshadweep.

Photo Courtesy: Manvendra Bhangui



Devarayandurga hill is known for trekking and the temples. The Yoganarasimha and the Bhoganarasimha temples on top of the hill are also famous.

Another sacred spot here is the 'Namada Chilume' , a natural spring attracts many people to Devaranyanadurga in Tumkur.

It is around 70km from Bangalore and is one of the popular weekend getaways. Trekking in Devarayanadurga during December will be more enjoyable as the climate will be less humid and cool.

Photo Courtesy: Gpitta



Ooty is always filled with tourists and is an year-round destination in Tamil Nadu.

The nature bounty of this hill station is alluring to the tourists.

December is one of the best times to visit Ooty, as the cool weather and the vibrant greenery is more scenic and enchanting.

Photo Courtesy: Ambigapathy



Wayanad is evergreen and ever attractive for the visitors. Also an year-round destination, Wayanad is filled with tourists all the time.

Right after the post-monsoon showers, the woods look more lively and inviting in December.

Photo Courtesy: Vinayaraj

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