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5 Best Places to Visit in India between October and December

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With festivities aplenty, and the weather an absolute delight, the months of October through December are perfect for a holiday before the new year kicks in. It is time to use all those saved leaves, make the most of the vacation days, and embark on a glimmering wintery getaway. With a host of places to visit in India, the winter months bring out the best of the country.

The winter months mean that the weather throughout India is pleasing. And if you are looking for your ideal places to visit in India in December, we got your back. Scroll through this list of stunning destinations, each just as incredible as the last, and choose your next vacation spot! 

Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is a sanctuary for travellers looking to escape the continual buzzing monotony that follows them everyday. Vehicles seldom in sight, a refreshing breeze, rising mountains and lush greenery are typical here. Divided into old Manali and new Manali, both equally striking, Manali is truly loved by all. Hosting a range of funky cafes, restaurants, unique shops and more, the laid-back vibe of this destination is unmatchable – making it one of the best places to visit in India during the winters and otherwise!

By December, this breathtaking hill station is covered in a blanket of snow. And these pristine white outdoors serve as the perfect setting for a wintery holiday.

How to get there?

– Nearest airport – Bhuntar Airport 
– Nearest railway station – Joginder Nagar Railway Station
Alternatively, you can also take an overnight bus from Delhi or Chandigarh.

Places to visit in Manali

– Retail therapy at the Mall Road 
– Be one with nature at the small village of Naggar 
– Halt at the roadside stalls and devour the local specialities of Manali 
– Soak in the incredible views when at Rohtang Pass 
– Relive history at Naggar Palace 

Holiday Homes in Manali

Here are a few holiday homes where we can host you – The Kathguni House, Rinchen and Wisteria House.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

One of the best tourist places in India, swathed in enviable beauty, the ‘Queen of Hills’ is famed for its enchanting landscapes and pleasant weather. Crowds seldom leave Shimla, making it an all favourite throughout the year; however, its charisma during the end of the year is unmatchable. It is home to picturesque mountains, along with cosy cafes and ample shops.  

With snowfall expected from October through December, this tranquil hill station becomes a slice of paradise. Add the snow-capped Himalayas to the mix, coupled with the olden colonial building exuding an alluring charm, Shimla being an all-time favourite and being the best place to visit India is justified! 

How to get there?

– Nearest airport – Chandigarh Airport (Approximately 113 km. away)
– Nearest railway station – Kalka Railway Station (Approximately 89 km. away)

Places to visit in Shimla

– Avid bird-watchers, do visit Himalayan Bird Peak
– Enjoy a toy train ride 
– Experience bliss at Chadwick Waterfalls 
– Visit the beautiful town of Chail, approximately 45 km. away from Shimla 

Holiday Homes in Shimla

Here are a few holiday homes where we can host you – Sarion Cottage, Nagkelo Cottage and The Corner House.

Mukteshwar, Uttarakhand

Synonymous with lush green forests, the magnificent Himalayan ranges and unending orchards, Mukteshwar is a bewitching hill station. Mukteshwar’s diversity is admirable, making it a hit amidst adventure seekers and tourists seeking solace. Boasting colonial buildings to age-old temples to the soaring peaks, this beautiful hill station has it all. And its beauty is only accentuated during the winter months. Encapsulated in glimmering snow, it’s a sight worth experiencing. 

Promising a pleasant getaway filled with equal parts peace, history, adventure and beautiful Mukteshwar weather, it certainly caters to all! 

How to get there?

– Nearest airport – Pantnagar Airport (Approximately 94 km. away)
– Nearest railway station – Kathgodam Railway Station (Approximately 62 km. away)
Alternatively, taxis and buses are also available. 

Places to visit in Mukteshwar

– Seek blessings at the Mukteshwar Temple
Pay a visit to Chauli Ki Jali and indulge in rock climbing and rappelling 
– Head over to the quaint town and charming town of Ramgarh 
– Soak in the breathtaking Himalayan views from Peora 

Holiday Homes in Mukteshwar

Here are a few holiday homes where we can host you – Dharohar Retreat, Casa Sara and J’s Retreat.

Wayanad, Kerala

Located at an altitude and enveloped in ethereal beauty, Wayanad is an underrated hill station in Kerala waiting to be explored. Surrounded by the scenic Western Ghats and the rising mountain ranges, the temperature during winters takes a pleasant dip. Home to the Wayanad Wildlife Sanctuary, cascading waterfalls and lush green forests along with the beautiful Wayanad weather make it one of the best places to visit in India, and we know you will absolutely love it here.

While the monsoons here are eye-pleasing, Wayanad’s allure is almost indescribable during winters, which you have to experience for yourself! 

How to get there?

– Nearest airport – Calicut International Airport, Kozhikode (Approximately 100 km. away.)
– Nearest railway station – Kozhikode Railway Station (Approximately 110 km. away.)
Wayanad is very well connected by road. There are regular KSRTC buses from nearby cities including Bengaluru, Kochi and Chennai. 

Places to visit in Wayanad

– Navigate through the misty clouds, as you trek up to the highest peak in Wayanad, Chembra Peak
Set up a picnic at Banasura Sagar Dam 
– Visit the Bamboo Factory and get a glimpse into the local culture
– Get a front-row seat to witness the varied flora and fauna at Tholpetty Wildlife Sanctuary 
– Visit the serene Pookode Lake 

Holiday Homes in Wayanad

Here are a few holiday homes where we can host you – Novera and Hermas Villa.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

From October through January, Udaipur is a pleasing sight to the eyes. A spectacle to savour during all seasons, Udaipur’s charm multiplies manifold during the winter months. The pleasant weather, low temperatures paired with the characteristic monuments and lakes of this city make it an ideal winter getaway. 

Often referred to as the Venice of East, the natural and artificial lakes here are impressionable. Brimming with street vendors and malls, Udaipur’s vibrancy is unbeatable.

How to get there?

– Nearest Airport – Maharana Pratap international Airport
– Nearest Railway Station – Udaipur City Railway Station
Accessing Udaipur is not an issue at all, as it is very well connected by air and by road.

Best Spots to visit in Udaipur

– Marvel at the majestic City Palace and take in the charming aura and grandeur 
– Enjoy an evening of boating at the mesmerizing Fateh Sagar Lake 
– Visit Doodh Talai Musical Garden and soak in the gorgeous sunset
Trek all the way up, with the Aravali Range serving as the perfect backdrop
– Visit the beautiful Bada Mahal

Holiday Homes in Udaipur

Here are a few holiday homes where we can host you – Jungalow, El Lago and Nirvana Villa.

So what are you waiting for? With all details and information in place, all that you have to do is book a Vista Rooms’ premium holiday home, pack your bag and enjoy a memorable holiday!

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