10 best places to visit in India this December 2018

2018 arrived, hustled and quickly marched ahead within an eye blink, but fret not if your busy schedule did not allow the Romadic spirit in you to step out and explore.

We still have December and December surely has some grand plans for you.

So, bring your calendars and read on, to end 2018 in style.

Compiled below are 10 Road Trips you can take in India in the month of December according to your base destination.

 

Kutch, Gujarat

Dates: 1st November 2018- 20th February 2018

The desert of Kutch transforms into a hotspot of celebration, festivity and culture in December during the grand festival of Rann Mahotsav. Chilly winters of December is a perfect time to visit the salt marshland of Kutch.

Trip tip: A full moon occurs on the 22nd of December and the Rann of Kutch will be too mesmerising to be missed.

To go on a Road trip to the Rann of Kutch from Ahmedabad, click here

https://easyroads.app.link/1G32jnrdYR

 

Shillong

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Dates: 1st December- 31st December 2018

Shillong is “the” place for people who love to go on Road Trips as it has a well-connected system of roads on all four sides. The waters of the Unmgot River at Dawki is so transparent and clear, that you would for a moment think you are flying on clouds reflected by turquoise waters. With pleasant temperatures all over all over December, you just need to book the tickets and not think twice.

Trip Tip: Make sure to visit the cleanest village of India called Mawlynnong while coming back.

 

 Manali
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Dates- 1st December- 31st December 2018

Tall Deodar trees, snow-capped mountains, heavy snowfall and winding roads make Manali the ideal winter destination to visit in December. Manali is a beautiful hill station with vintage old-city lanes and cafes right in the lap of the mighty Himalayas.

Trip tip: One can also do the Lamadugh Meadows trek, the Solang Valley trek and the Koshla-Tree line trek during this time of the year.

 

Nagaland

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Dates- 1st December 2018- 10th December 2018

Hidden among the mountains of northeast, Nagaland due to its remoteness is a place full of awe and mystery. Every December, Nagaland celebrates the Hornbill festival. The tribes of Nagaland celebrate this festival with appreciation and fervour. For visitors, it means a closer understanding of the people and culture of Nagaland, and an opportunity to experience the food, songs, dances and customs of Nagaland.

Trip Tip: The highest point of Nagaland, Japfu Peak is undoubtedly the best spot to witness the enchanting beauty of the Dzukou Valley. A trek to this peak is all about fun, adventure and the misty magic of Nagaland.

 

Udaipur

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Dates- 1st December to 3rd December 2018

The Kumbhalgarh festival is an opportunity to experience the different folk arts and culture of Rajasthan. This festival is held in the backdrop of the mesmerising Kumbhalgarh Fort where India’s finest traditional artists and craftsmen exhibit their work. Udaipur, the Pink City, is a culturally rich and royal town, and climate in December makes it the best time to visit.

Trip Tip- Capture the breathtaking views of the Udaipur Solar Observatory situated in the centre of the Fatehsagar Lake. It hosts Asia’s biggest telescope. While the observatory is not open for public, you can see the building quite distinctly even from a distance.

 

Konark

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Dates- December 1st to December 5th

Konark is a small town in the Puri district of culturally rich Odisha. December is the most ideal time to visit Konark as the temperature is cool and pleasant by this time of the year. The Konark Dance and Music Festival is held every year where famous classical dance groups from all parts of the country participate and several other local programs, exhibitions and full night shows are arranged at Konark.

Trip Tip- If you are planning to use your own vehicle then keep some extra time to cross heavy traffic between Konark temple to Chandrabhaga Beach area ( nearly 2 KM ). You can start early in the day and visit all these places before the evening dance programs at 6.30 PM.

 

Alsisar, Rajasthan

Image Credits- Magnetic Fields Festival facebook page

Dates- 14th December to 16th December

Magnetic Field’s is India’s boutique festival 3 days of music, art, food and magical connections in a 17th-century palace in Shekhawati, Rajasthan. Plan your Road drive in advance to make the most of this journey with your gang.

Trip Tip– To have a unique experience along the way, plan for a Road trip with EasyRoads. Download the app and start building the route with your friends.

 

Sikkim

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Dates- December end 2018

The Losoong Festival in Sikkim is celebrated every year in the 10th month of the Tibetan calendar. This is the best time to plan a trip to Sikkim as Losoong is an exotic carnival. One can enjoy tasting local wine and witness the dances performed at various monasteries. The occasion is also celebrated by traditional archery competitions. This festival is a must-see for photographers and cultural enthusiasts.

Trip Tip: Be sure to visit one of Sikkim’s many Hot water springs known for their therapeutic and medicinal uses.

 

Ladakh

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Date- 2nd December 2018

Ladakh is a colourful destination to visit while in India and a visit during a festive season is a definite win-win. One such festival that glitters with vibrancy and zest is Galdan Namchot Festival. During this festival, all the monasteries, houses and public buildings are lit up. While on your trip to Ladakh, make sure to visit during December to witness the merriment of Galdan Namchot.

Trip Tip: Being one of the most elevated places on earth, Ladakh proves to be an ideal place for astronomical studies. Don’t forget to see Asia’s largest telescope and have a closer tete-a-tete with the stars here.

 

Mount Abu

Dates- 29th December- 31st December

Rajasthan Winter Festival

The annual Winter Festival held at Mount Abu in December pays homage to the rich culture and tradition of Rajasthan. The much-talked about event is a rare combination of cultural vibrancy, stunning handicrafts and delicious food.

Trip Tip:  To have a unique experience along the way, plan for a Road trip with EasyRoads. Download the app and start building the route with your friends here:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=co.easyroads.app&hl=en

Happy Planning!

 

 

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