Come December, Indians have an extra shake to their legs, an extra pep to their talk, and generally an air of liveliness and cheer, thanks to the cool winter weather. Naturally vacations and trips are planned to cash in on this pleasant climate. Be sure that you travel to those places which are off limits in the scorching summer heat. Some places for December travel are suggested below:
The winter in Kerala sets in as soon as the gutsy south-west monsoon ends. The rains make the natural expanseof Kerala greener and the waters flowing out to full capacity. Consequently Kerala is at its grandest best in winters. With plenty of beaches, backwaters, sanctuaries and plantations in this state of God’s Own Country, Kerala is a lovely choice for winter travel.
Popular world-wide for its Christmas and New Year parties and the Sunburn Film Festival in the winter months, Goa is an excellent place to be in December for party animals. The loud peppy music, dancing lights, delectable food and craziness of the crowds sends party vibes all through winter. Head there for an electrifying holiday.
Shunned in summers for the sweltering heat, Tamil Nadu is a state to flock to in winters. Rich with the heritage of Chola and Pandava architecture in the temples all over the state, long and lovely beaches, hills and parks, with mouth-watering cuisines thrown in for good measure, Tamil Nadu is a place to definitely enjoy in December.
Karnataka has many dry places that are best avoided in the heat of summers. But in winter, they are the best places to visit and enjoy. Home to some powerful empires, Karnataka has many examples of sculpture and art in the temples of Badami, Pattadakal, Belur, Halebid, Hampi and in the mosques of Bijapur. Add the stunning hill ranges, many beaches and the modern cities of the state and Karnataka becomes a welcome winter destination.
Known as the Cultural Capital of India, Gujarat’s culture and heritage can be enjoyed best in winter. Talk to the local tribes and visit the many archaeological sites and spend a happy December in Gujarat.
Picked by both Indians and foreigners for winter travel, Rajasthan is a popular destination. The riots of traditional colour, marks of royalty, cultural bonanza and a delicious array of cuisines make winter a grand affair in this ‘Land of Maharajas’.
Pack your bags, December is the best time to explore India.