Best Places to Visit in December

For Those Who Want to Enjoy December Specialities

1. Goa


Other than the fad of beaches, Goa has more reasons to be the ultimate destination to be in December. Why? Because this is the time all the big happening are taking place here. First, here takes the Sunburn festival which starts late in December and culminates on the new year’s eve. Moreover, on the new year, the wild side of Goa bubbles up. Goa keeps it spiritual as well with the Feast of St. Francis Xavier. The celebrations run for numerous days and end with a big fair.

Plus, people swear by Goa’s hippie culture, Christmas parties, delirious seafood, and of course, the alcohol, which make you have the time of your life. There’s a reason Goa is dubbed as the ‘Las Vegas of India’. For its love for casinos, loudest EDM party, VH1 Supersonic and trance music uninterrupted by the fireworks, makes Goa come alive.

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Goa keeps you going with its cultural aspects as well. Its lingering rich Portuguese heritage and beautiful colonial churches are one of a kind of experience.

You can’t kick off your New Year in a better way than being here.

2. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

Since summers can be harsh to roam around in Jaisalmer, winter, especially December, is the best time to be here. This is the time to go camping in the SAM Dunes under the night sky or partake in a night safari. With sun becoming merciful in this month, you can easily go sightseeing for there are majestic forts, freezing deserts, grand palaces, and magnificent temples. And, if you want a taste of ‘December Jaisalmer’, there is a Magnetic Fields music festival where talented musicians mesmerize you with their performances.

3. Konark, Odisha

Konark, Odisha

First Konark has the Sun Temple which is a World Heritage Site. Secondly, here is held the Konark Festival in the month of December. But, guess where is it held? In the premises of this magnificent temple! Dancers from all around the country come here to showcase their age-old dance forms which range from expressive Kathakali, elegant Manipuri to classic Bharatanatyam and Odissi. With the backdrop of the temple along with these ones of kind dance forms, you can’t help but step back into the time.

4. Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Great Rann of Kutch, Gujarat

Great Rann of Kutch has a charm of its own in the month of December. There is the Rann Utsav, which is the traditional festival of the region. During the celebrations, you can watch the folk performances, have night safaris on the full moon night, and enjoy the carnival of music. And, most importantly, the whole white desert gets dried, which looks heavenly grey under the night sky. Don’t miss this at any cost. It’s an other-worldly experience.

So, that was our list of the most amazing places to visit in December. What are your plans now? Know of some beautiful places? Do tell us in the comment section below.