I have a plan to visit India during December for a holiday trip. It’s my time journey to India and hence I have no idea about the tourist places. What are the best places to be visited during December, consider that I’m visiting India from Canada. Any kind of help will be appreciated. Thanks.
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I appreciate you for making a good selection of destination to spend your holidays. There are lots of travel opportunities in India. You could visit the places that suits well for your interests such as beaches, wildlife spots, adventure spots, hill stations and historic places and palaces, etc. Ok, you are going to visit in this December, and then I have some good tourist places to suggest for you.
North Indian state of Rajasthan is the best suitable place to visit during that time and especially the City of Jaisalmer. There is much to celebrate and the celebrations are over only by midnight. Kufri is the next place I suggest, it’s a hill station and famous for Skiing.
Goa Beaches are the next main attraction to be visited During December. There is a famous festival, “The Sunburn Festival”, which is held during the same month of December. This year it’s fixed to start on Friday, 27 December 2013 and ends with Sunday, 29 December 2013 and the venue is famous Candolim Beach.
Kerala journey will be the next finest option to tour India during December. This southern state of India is known as “God’s own country” especially due to the scenic beauty it has. The Kerala backwater tour is much attractive and most of the foreigners who visit Kerala are not finishing their tour without the same. Houseboat tour in the backwater through the paddy fields is really remarkable experience.
These are my suggestions for you and I hope it will help anyone who is touring India from Canada during December like you. Wish you all the best for your holiday trip and have some lifetime moments from your first time India tour…:)
How long are you going for? Do you have any particular interests or things you want to do?
Lets assume you are going for a month (December), and you are flying into Delhi.
When you fly into Delhi, do yourself a favour and give yourself a couple of days just to settle and acclimatise. The heat, culture shock and food can hit you like a ton of bricks at first if you are not careful and are not used to it. The trick to India (remember that it is a big place), is to travel slowly and take things in. Also read up on common scams, and be wary of any stranger who walks up and tries to strike up a conversation out of the blue.
So, after exploring Delhi for a few days, head down to Agra for the famous Taj Mahal. An absolute must see. An interesting side trip from Agra can be Kajuharo for a couple of days. A fair distance away and a bit of a pain to get to, but worth a couple of days to see the UNESCO heritage site of ancient temples filled with sculptures of the Kama Sutra!
From there I would pick a region and stick to there, unless of course you are travelling for longer than a month. Personally I would choose Rajasthan first. Jaipur (Delhi – Agra – Jaipur is known as the golden triangle), Jodphur, Jaisalmer and definately Udaipur.Leave yourself time to maybe do a desert trek, a horse trek, a cooking class or other activity.
That itin will easily take up a month, but you will see a lot and minimise (sort of) transit times within the country.
Have a look here for more inspiration http://bemusedbackpacker.com/destination-guide/asia/india/
Assuming you have 2-3 weeks in India, here are my 2 cents
If you are flying into Delhi:
3-4 days in Delhi
1 day trip to Agra (can club with quick visit to Fatehpur Sikri if time permits)
8 hrs drive to Jaipur (Drive because you can ‘experience’ the crazy Indian driving and traffic, also stopping at roadside eateries, AKA Dhaba, which serve some of the best basic Indian foods at very cheap prices)
Split 4-5 days in Rajasthan between Jaipur & Udaipur. May also do 1 day trips from either of these places to Jaisalmer, Ajmer and Jodhpur.
If you have 3 weeks then try to go to Punjab as well. Punjab is the richest state with beautiful countryside so a drive in the rural side will bring you beautiful scenery.
You can take the train to Amritsar to see the golden temple.
From there drive down to the Wagah border to see the daily border force parade and ceremonies. I have only seen it on TV and its not grand but it’s a spectacle anyways!
If you wish you can also visit north of Delhi to Himachal & Uttaranchal because they have the Himalayas. However, since it is Dec, it might not be very comfortable with all the fog.
If you are flying into Mumbai
3-4 in Mumbai
Day trip to elephanta caves
You can do the deccan odyssey train trip to Nashik, and other closeby places (http://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/mtdc/HTML/DO/DefaultDO.aspx?strpage=Tour_detail.html)
Goa is more than just a party destination, it was small villages which still has a lot of the colonial Portuguese influence. You can try to spend 2-3 days discovering this small state.
You can also choose between visiting Gujrat or Kerala. Both are very different from each other and are totally different in terms of culture, language, food, landscape, etc. Gujrat has a part of the Thar dessert while Kerala is known for its backwaters and beaches.
Hope this helps!
In my opinion Rajasthan is really great and Amazing place to visit, it is really very beautiful place,
You can start from Delhi, and you can visit Agra,jaipur,bikaner,jaislamer jodhpur kumbhalgarh,pushkar jaipur .
Itinerary depend that how many days you have for your trip,
have a good trip