Come December and everyone gets bitten by the festive bug. The mood is cheerful, joyful and utterly light-hearted for all. December is the last month of the year, so why not make the best of it by booking a trip to India.
Why India you may ask?
Well, besides the fact that India is always bustling with activity, the South of India is warm and sunny during December. A perfect getaway if you come from a country experiencing winter during this time of the year. There are also many Indian places to visit during this month, ensuring a holiday experience to be remembered forever. The following will aid in helping to plan a wonderful vacation touring India.
Famously known as ‘Gods own country’ due to its beauty, there are many unique attractions in Kerala, including the fact that it emanates a picturesque ambience while being surrounded by local culture. There are many attractions to see and lots to do.
The following are some of the main draws of this town:
• Cruising the backwaters on a houseboat
• World-famous Ayurvedic treatments.
• Spend the day with temple elephants
• Explore the historic fort Kochi
• Enjoy beach life
Most probably one of the most famous beach destinations in India, Goa is a bustling beach county filled with eclectic tastes and is very cosmopolitan. Due to a drop in temperature and humidity during December, Goa is best visited in December.
If you are planning to visit Goa in the last week of December, you may attend the Sunburn Festival. It consists of a three-day electronic music festival attended by many, from various parts of the globe.
What to do in Goa in December:
• Visit the Saturday night market
• Visit Casino Royale
• Shop, shop and shop
• Sample the amazing food on offer at various restaurants such as La Plage and Thalassa
• Enjoy the beach life with lots of parties and activities
December brings with it cooler weather, allowing you to enjoy various activities on offer. There are five star hotels to stay in, wonderful shopping centres and markets as well as sightseeing and pub hopping. Attractions include:
• Gateway of India
• Heritage Buildings
• Haji Ali Tomb
• Caves and National Park
A visit to Agra in order to view the majestic Taj Mahal is a must for first time tourists. Located in the north, Agra is close to Delhi. It may be icy and misty during December, but being one of the 7 wonders of the world, this famous monument must be appreciated anytime of the year.
Situated on the Bay of Bengal, this former French colony boasts of 18th century colonial buildings, magnificent cathedrals and beautiful bougainvilleas.
There are quiet beaches to enjoy, for both swimming and strolling along, and is a stone’s throw away from Chennai. Being a small town, it is easy to travel by foot or bicycle. Things to be enjoyed here include:
• Sri Aurobindo Ashram
• Botanical Garden
• The Promenade
• The exquisite French Cuisine on offer
• Paradise Beach
India is a vast country with many cultures and places to see. The above is but a taste of what’s on offer for you to experience. Pack your bags and get ready to enjoy the adventure of a lifetime!