Best places to visit in India in December


December is the last and December is the December offers lots of holidays where you can enjoy yourself with family and friends. These are some of the best places to enjoy the chilling December. These top 5 best places in India to visit in December that will quench your thirst for adventure and enjoyment.

Here is the list of Best places to visit in India in December so that you enjoy your winter vacation. Take a look:

  • Dawki, Shillong
  • Manali, Himachal Pradesh
  • Neil Island, Andaman
  • GOA
  • Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir

1.Dawki, Shillong –A little heaven in December.

Darrang Umngot River
Darrang Umngot River
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Shillong is the only hill station in the country which is accessible from all sides. The water of the Umngot river in Dawki is so clear that a boat floating on it seems like it’s flying in mid-air. As a result, Dawki becomes one of the finest places to visit and admire.


  • JKR residency is 1.6 km from the city center.
  • omega’s stay is 8.3 km from the city center.
  • 55 pillars house is 2.1 km from the city center.

Famous Food: Khao Suey, Thukpa, Jadoh, Jhur Kleh, Makham Bitchi

Best Buy: good quality fresh juicy oranges.

Nearest stations: The nearest airport to Dawki lies in Guwahati which is located at approximately 200 kilometers of distance. One can cover the distance in between either via private cabs or hiring the helicopter services. Also visit waharishi falls-Syntung villages, Shillong, India.

2.Manali, Himachal Pradesh-The Breathtaking masterpiece.

Manali, Himalayas
Manali, Himalayas

Manali is a resort town nestled in the mountains of the Himachal Pradesh near the northern end of the Kullu Valley in the Beas river valley. It is located in the Kullu district, about 270 km (168 mi) north of the state capital, Shimla. curvy roads, and heavy snowfall, Manali is one of the best places in India during December. A heaven on earth just made for newly married couples. This hill station is also a great place for adventure sports like paragliding, ice skating, rappelling, and rock climbing. After that one can also visit Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley, and the Koshla-Treeline trek during December.


  • Hill Patridge cottage –Manali, 2.0 km to the city center.
  • Bhirgu old Manali- Manali, 2.6 km to the city center.
  • Trend celebrity- Manali, 1.8  km to the city center.

Famous Food: Red rice, river trout, masala omelet, Sidu, Babru, Patane.

Best Buy: Prayer wheels, Kullu cap, Tibetan handicrafts, woolen clothing, shawls, thangkas.

Nearest stations: The nearest airport lies 50 kilometers from Manali in Bhuntar that is well-connected with Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla. The nearest railway station lies in Pathankot which is 285 kilometers from Manali. However, one can hire private cabs or take public buses from both the places till Manali.

3.Neil Island, Andaman-The refreshing paradise

Neil Island, Andaman
Neil Island, Andaman

Neil Island is one of the small islands of India’s the Andaman Islands, located in the Bay of Bengal. The main attraction is the coral reefs and stunning views of the island and the seashore. Neil Island is peaceful and calm which gives soulful happiness. One can chill or take long walks on the magnificent beach of this Island. Neil is really small and thus, doesn’t take much of a traveler’s time to explore it fully. This can be a wonderful holiday destination for people who want to tour out of India in a small budget.


  • Pearl Park Beach Resort- port Blair 41km to the city center.
  • Hotel sea shell beach Resort- port Blair 4.1km to the city center.
  • Silver sand Neil-Havelock 2.4km to quays hotel.

Famous Food: Samosas, dal pakoras, jalebis

Nearest stations: Neil Island can be easily reached via airways and waterways. One can take an early morning boat from Port Blair to Neil Island or cruises from major cities such as Chennai and Kolkata to reach the island directly.


Located on the Western Coast, Goa is the place with the stunning touristy beaches, awesome nightlife and historic Portuguese architecture. Goa is famous for its hippie culture, nightlife, surfing, warm winter beaches. Most importantly it is famous for delicious seafood, alcohol and extraordinary theme parties. Goa has an excellent selection of the New Year and Christmas parties in December making it the perfect destination to celebrate the New Year with your gang. Calangute Beach, Basilica of Bom Jesus,  Water Sports in goa are very famous and it is a must-visit place in December.

Goa, India
Goa, India
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  • ITC Grand Goa Resort And SPA- Arrosim Beach.
  • Hotel Lee Grand Candolim- Candolim.
  • The Menino Regency-Panaji.
  • Goa Marriott Resort and SPA-Panaji

Famous Food: Chicken Xacuti, Goan Squid Fry, Goan Fish Curry, Bebinca, Pork Vindaloo, Fonna Kadi, Chicken Cafreal

BEST BUY: Cashewnuts, spices, handicrafts, wooden furniture, painted tiles, feni

Nearest stations: Goa is home to a wide network of airways, railways, and roadways that connects well with major cities of the country. Goa is home to Dabolim Airport and Margao railway station, however, taxis and local buses will be available around the clock make commuting to the main city much easier.

5.Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir-The best place to visit in India in December

Dal lake, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir.
Dal lake, Srinagar, Jammu, and Kashmir.

Srinagar can be also called as heaven on earth located in Jammu and Kashmir. Srinagar is a place is mostly loved by young newlywed couples as this is a most romantic, landmark on earth. Moreover, this place is famous for the stationery houseboats and colorful shikaras on Dal lake. The gondola-type rowboats, Shikaras are widely used by the tourists to see beautiful places like the Floating Vegetable Market.


  • Kashmir Mahal Resorts-1 ishber Nishat, Srinagar.
  • vivanta DAL view-karlsangri  Brein, Srinagar.
  • Fantasia houseboats-Nigeen lake, Srinagar.

Famous Food: Rogan Gosh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni, Dum Olav, Kashmiri Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba

Best Buy: Spices, Kashmiri tea, Pashmina shawls, walnut wood items, copperware, paper mache artifacts, carpets

Nearest station: Home to an international airport namely Sheikh ul Alam, Srinagar is easily accessible by most airways, as a result, this place is been visited by people from other countries. For those traveling by railways, the nearest railway station is the Jammu Tawi or the Udhampur Railway Station. Beside this Srinagar also has a good road network that connects with all the major cities

These are some of the best places in India to visit during December. These are great places to visit with family friends and loved ones. These places offer adventure, sightseeing and most importantly heart filled joy and fun. In conclusion, these places will offer the best travel experience and loving memories.