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December, the best month to travel within India, is just a month away. If you are serious about, it is time you started planning your winter vacation. As many festivals and events are scheduled to be held in December, you should be able to pick a destination quickly. Here are Top 10 Places to explore during Winter vacation by the best Jaipur tours operator (as per TripAdvisor reviews).
1: Mount Abu
Mt. Abu, the only hill station in Rajasthan, is a great place to enjoy Winters. Places of tourist interest include the Dilwara Jain Temples, Nakki Lake, and Achalgarh Fort. You can also enjoy the Winter Festival in Mt. Abu if you like watching aesthetically and visually appealing cultural programs.
The union territory Diu is dotted with forts, chapels and churches, and beaches. If you want to enjoy a week or two all by yourself, this is where you should be heading to in December. The Longest Beach Festival in Asia, the Festa De Diu, is held in Diu from December to February every.
Goa is the most popular party Destination. Though you can explore Goa any time of the year, December is special because of various reasons. Goa is famous for night bazaars, flea markets, the feast of St. Francis Xavier, and the loud EDM parties (Sunburn or Supersonic). The festive mood continues even after Christmas up until the New Year.
What to do: Soak in some culture at the Madras Music Season, drive to Pondicherry or better still to Mahabalipuram for the Mamallapuram Indian Dance Festival
If you love music, you can enjoy the Madras Music Season which starts from mid-December. You also get to experience the Chennai culture. If music does not excite you but dance does, you can drive to Mahabalipuram to enjoy the Indian Dance Festival.
5: Rann of Kutch
The Rann of Kutch is a large salt desert marsh area within the Thar Desert. The summers are very hot and winters are very cold. Every year the Gujarat State Tourism Development Corporation organizes a two-month long festival known as Rann Utsav. You can participate in the Utsav and welcome the New Year.
West Bengal’s university town Santiniketan celebrates the Poush Mela, a music and dance festival. The Mela started off as a Tagore family affair but has become an international event over the years. If you are a shopaholic, the Bishnupur festival is best place to buy handicrafts, silk, and terracotta products.
Tourist attractions in the royal Udaipur include Pichola and Fateh Sagar Lakes, magnificent City Palace, Lake Palace, Monsoon Palace, and Jag Mandir. Shilpgram, a village set up by the government to promote artisans, is just seven kilometres away from Udaipur. The village holds an arts and crafts festival every year.
Gulmarg is a breathtaking honeymoon destination. If you are the adventurous type and take back memories with you, go on a skiing trip. You may have to carry a lot of your best winter clothing as temperatures can fall as low as –2º Celsius.
Sikkimese New Year falls in December. During this time, you get a glimpse of the zest and enthusiasm of the Lepcha and Bhutia community. The people of Sikkim are very hospitable. The smallest state of the country is also best known for momos.
The most important reason to plan a trip to Rajasthan during winters is colorful fairs and Festivals. That’s why it is considered as one of the best places to explore in winter season. Major attraction of Rajasthan tourism is Pushkar Mela which comes in the month of November. Ranthambore National park is another place to travel in winter with pleasant temperature. Apart from these both, there are lots of amazing places to explore in Jaipur Tours, Jodhpur, Udaipur and Jaisalmer.
There are number of holidays, festivals and fairs that are can be only plan in winters. You can plan your vacations on hill stations, beaches, deserts in Rajasthan and southern parts of India.
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