Winter is coming and it’s time to pack our bags and go out to experience the cold. December is the month when nice amalgam of cold creates a new fetus known as Whoopee! These exciting places in India in December can turn your regular trip into a new discovery you’ve long longed for. We have the best places to visit in India in December to make winter an epic affair.
List of Famous Winter Treks in India you can explore this Christmas and yew year
Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Tall deodar trees, high mountains, winding roads and heavy snowfalls, Manali is one of the best places in India in December. A haven for newlyweds and snow lovers, this mountainous season is also a great place for Manali adventure sports such as paragliding, ice skating, abseiling and rock climbing. You can also do Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley and the Koshla-Tree Line during December.
Cheapest stay: Holiday Heights Manali
Rate: INR 1,200 per night
Famous Foods: Red Rice, River Trout, Masala Omelet, Sidu, Babru, Patande
Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh
The picturesque city of Dalhousie is one of the best places to visit in India in December. But what makes it one of the best places to visit in December in India? With its snow covered by Deodar forests, the view is absolutely par excellence! This beautiful winter destination becomes an open ramp in the cool breeze overlooking the snow-capped mountains. In addition, all trekking enthusiasts should visit Dalhousie in December to participate in the Himalayan National Winter Expedition.
Winter Expedition Date: December 10, 2019 to January 6, 2020
Cost: INR 6,300
Duration: 6 days and 5 nights
Famous Food: Madra, LuchiPoti, Sidu, Dham, Aktori
Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
How can we miss the most beautiful place to visit in December, the seasons of the queen of the hills – Shimla! Let’s take a colonial stroll on India’s most romantic escape. Walk the snow ground with long boots and visit the city of Chail. You will find immense peace beyond the crowd of Shimla. This is one of the magical places to visit during Christmas in India.
Click on the perfect selfie with your loved one in the best honeymoon destinations in India in December. Take a joy ride at the Shimla Winter Sports Festival – enjoy natural ice skiing and hanging balloons to enjoy Shimla’s pleasant weather in December.
Ice skiing cost: INR 100 per person
Cheapest Stay: Alpine Heritage Residency | Hotel reviews
Rates: INR 1,300 per night
Famous Food: Madra, Dhaam, Sidu, Thukpa, Babru, Chha Gosht, Mash Daal, Chicken Anardana
The snow-capped peaks of Neelkant, Mana Parbat and Nanda Devi offer an inspiring panoramic view of the hills, which will freeze your fingers, especially at Christmas time. Want to learn how to ski in one of the best places to ski in December? Well, add Auli to your list of places to explore in December.
This is the moment when you can start learning this exciting adventure sport. And if you think skiing, you should take part in the National Ski Championship, held in February in Auli.
When: Skiing can be held from December to March and the championship will be held in February 2020.
Ski Cost: INR 500 for two hours; hire an instructor at INR 1,000
Cheapest stay: Maya Deep Herbal Resort | Hotel reviews
Rate: INR 1,600 per night
At 2,285 mt above sea level, Mukteshwar is among the most spectacular winter spots in India. The wonderful views of the towering Himalayan peaks and the dense forests of the mountain season fascinate young couples and nature lovers. Snow-covered slopes and green meadows covered by thick but soft snow make Mukteshwar one of the most romantic destinations to visit in India during the winter.
Cheapest stay: Mukteshwar Himalayan Resort | Hotel reviews
Rate: INR 2,500 per night
Famous places to eat: Rosefinch Cafe, Alankar Restaurant, Chirping Tales Cafe. Nirvana’s Organic Kitchen The Cage
The crystalline blue ice and the hills in the scenery will surprise you. The only frozen ice trail in India is amazing! The extreme adventures of Chadar’s journey unite at a temperature of -14 degrees Celsius. Besides Chadar, there are other amazing trails – Sham trek, Liker to Khaltse trek and Samboo to Khalsar.
Cheapest Stay: Dorje Guest House | Hotel reviews
Rate: INR 1,500 per night
Famous food: Ladhaki pulao, tiger, thupka, khambir, phirni, stew, momos
Srinagar, Jammu and Kashmir
Do you remember that song from the movie Mission Kashmir -Socho ke jheelon ka ek shehar ho ‘in Shikara, featuring Preity Zinta and Hrithik Roshan? Well then you can really redo the same scene with your love in this romantic getaway in India. The best part, the temperature in December just touches the freezing point.
Explore Gulmarg’s sights and ski in the fresh snow. Gulmarg is one of the best places to visit in December. It is just 56 kilometers from Srinagar and is considered one of the most beautiful places to visit in northern India in December.
Cheapest stay: Hotel New Prince Inn | Hotel reviews
Rate: INR 1,200 per night
Famous food: Rogan Gosh, Modur Pulav, Matschgand, Yakhni, Olav Dum, Kashmir Muji Gaad, Aab Gosht, Goshtaba
Are you looking for some December holiday destinations in South India? This green paradise rests among the stunning mountains of the Western Ghats. The history, culture, forests, food and people all about Wayanad is amazingly amazing. There are many trekking routes and bird watching spots that attract tourists from all over India.
Wayanad is truly a paradise waiting to be discovered by nature and adventure lovers, making it one of the most beautiful places to visit in December in India.
Cheapest Stay: Wayanad Wind Resorts
Rate: INR 2,500 per night
Famous foods: Kilikoodu, Malabar Biryani, Chemmeen Unda Puttu, Puttu and Beaf Fry,
Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
One of the most beautiful and hard to reach holiday destinations in December, Tawang is a paradise for explorers and adventure lovers. This place offers magnificent views of the snow-capped Himalayas, ancient monasteries and valleys surrounded by colorful prayer flags. The beauty of the Gudpi and Chong-Chugmi Ranges, the Tawang chu River and the Tawang Valley.
Those who want to experience the fun of celebrating the Torgya festival can visit Tawang in October and February at the Losar festival. It is one of the best places to visit in northeast India in December.
Cheapest stay: Sambala Hotel
Rate: INR 1,000
Famous Food: Zan, Khura, Gyapa-khaz, Thukpa, Slut, Bresi, Momos, TsizinKyola, Khazi
Located in the heart of Meghalaya, the charming Cherrapunjee has been titled “the wettest place on earth” by the Guinness Book of World Records. This beautiful location has deep valleys, foamy rivers, mystical clouds and heavy enough rainfall to be measured in feet. Untouched by urbanism, Cherrapunjee is home to a host of fascinating sights and rare natural attractions to find anywhere else.
Cheapest stay: Jiva Resort
Rates: INR 3,000 per night
Famous Foods: Pork Momos, Jadoh, Sohra Pulao