Top 12 Places to Visit in December in India with Family

Winter is just around the corner and it is the perfect time to pack our bags and step out to chill in this wintry weather with your family that freezes your bones.

A chilled family vacation in India

December is the month that has a perfect blend with cold and creates a new feeling of excitement within you.

So, here we are to help you in planning for a family tour in India to explore the best snow-covered regions and indulge yourself in a few snowy activities to get the best for the winter vacations.

How to make a December tour exciting with your family!!

In India, we can travel in any season but it is more fun and exciting to travel during winter as you can involve in many things which will make your winter vacation memorable.

  • Playing with snowballs
  • Taking part in snow-adventure activities
  • Sipping a hot cup of tea
  • Desert safari
  • Boat riding in the backwaters of India

Other than these there are some lists of places which will give you the real chilled feeling of winter vacation in India. So let us get to know about it more.

Beautiful snow laden places to visit with family in India:

1. Gulmarg, Kashmir- The snowy wonderland:


It is one of the best places to visit during winters in India. This hill station is favorite in giving one of the best experiences of skiing to the tourists. The snow-covered mountains and the beautiful landscapes are something to be explored while visiting Kashmir.

Weather of Kashmir: In December, Kashmir witnesses heavy snowfalls in winters with temperatures ranging from 2 to 4 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Skiing
  • Snow-biking
  • Sledge rides

 Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Flourence Hotel and Restaurant
  • Grand Mumtaz Resorts
  • Hotel Khaleel Palace

2. Dawki, Shillong- An illusion of the clear water:

Shillong has many places of attraction to enjoy during winters but Dawki is the most attractive heavenly places during December. The water of the Unmgot River is so bright that it seems a boat is flying in the air making it one of the famous tourist places.

Weather of Dawki: The weather is enjoyable and it experiences a minimum temperature of 12 to 20 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Angling
  • River Rafting
  • Trekking

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Lake View Inn
  • The Majestic Hotel
  • Hotel Barbareek

3. Darjeeling, West Bengal- One such wintery chime:


It is an old British hill station in West Bengal and is one of the best places to visit during winters. You can organize your family package for Darjeeling for chilled temperatures, witness snowfall and get views of the mighty Kanchenjunga in this little hill station.

Adventure activities:

  • Trekking
  • Rock climbing
  • Paragliding

Weather of Darjeeling: The weather of Darjeeling is pleasant and the cold is bearable with a temperature ranging from 2 to 11 degrees.

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Chas Hotels Sanderling
  • Hotel Dip Palace
  • Hotel Sonar Bangla

4. Tsomgo Lake, Sikkim- The wintry paradise for hill station lovers:

It is one of the most attractive hill stations to see during December. The hills and the lake are wholly covered with snows giving amazing surroundings and beautifully colored lake for a major attraction for the tourists.

Weather of Tsomgo Lake: During winters, this lake is covered with ice sheets and wandering birds can be seen paddling in the calm waters of the lake.

Adventure activities:

  • Trekking
  • Paragliding
  • Yak ride

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Delight Hotels the Fortuna Gangtok
  • Delight Hotels Sernya
  • Hotel Sikkim Delight

5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh- A beloved winter destination of India:


Manali is one of the best places to visit in December with snow-covered mountains and heavy snowfall. It is the perfect place for honeymooners and a trip with friends or family. You can also involve in many adventure activities too for your entertainment.

Weather of Manali: In December, Manali becomes a snow heaven place and it stays mostly cloudy during this month of the year.

Adventure activities:

  • Skiing
  • Paragliding
  • Trekking

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Himgiri Manali
  • Hotel Vintage Manali
  • Hotel Simlog Garden

6. Auli, Uttarakhand- The famous adventurous capital of India:

If you are searching for some of the snow-laden places to see during winters then Auli is sure to be included in your itinerary list. The snow-covered peaks give a mesmerizing view of the hills which will give you a cold feeling while visiting Auli.

Weather of Auli: Winter in Auli is extreme and you can get to see the place covered with snow all around ranging from 7 to 17 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Skiing
  • Rafting
  • Trekking

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Manik Resort Auli
  • Hotel Auli D
  • The Sleeping Beauty Hotel

7. Jaipur, Rajasthan- A historical destination in India:



While Rajasthan is hot during summers, it is also a winter holiday destination in India. Jaipur is one such wintry place to visit during December. It makes an ideal destination during this month to explore the magnificent historical monuments and forts.

Weather in Jaipur: The weather in December stays cools and pleasant with average temperatures.

Adventure activities:

  • Trekking
  • Jeep Safari
  • Camping

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Royal Orchid Jaipur
  • Citrus Hotels, Jaipur
  • Ramada Jaipur

8. Alibaug, Maharashtra- The perfect destination weekend getaway:

In the winter season beaches are also famous for planning a trip. Alibaug is the best weekend destination getaway from Mumbai to experience the cold and refreshing air by standing near the beach and indulging yourself in the festivals held there.

Weather in Alibaug: You can experience extreme cold during this month of the year and the minimum temperatures rise to 14 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Banana boat ride
  • Jet Skiing
  • Scuba Diving

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Guruji
  • Hotel Sea View
  • Hotel Maple IVY

9. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat- The white salt desert:


It is one of the perfect destinations for a vacation in winters with your family. Rann of Kutch which is known in the whole world to celebrate the white sand desert festival organizes the Rann Utsav during the months of winter to flaunt the charm of Gujarat.

Weather of Rann of Kutch: The weather of Rann of Kutch in December is much more relaxed and pleasant and is the ideal time to visit with an average temperature of 12 to 25 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Birding
  • Beaching
  • Walking amidst the white sand desert

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Rann Resort Dholavira
  • Rann Kandhi Resort
  • Resort Rann Rajwadi

10. Coorg, Karnataka- The Scotland of India:

Coorg is one of the greenest places in South India which is the most spectacular destination in December. Your family will love the weather of this place as they can enjoy long walks amidst nature and lush green tea plantations.

Weather of Coorg: The weather remains calm and pleasant and is an ideal time to visit for the tourists with an average temperature of 13 degrees.

Adventure activities:

  • Kayaking
  • Fishing
  • Rafting

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Hotel Coorg International
  • Hotel Le Coorg
  • Hotel Mayura Valley View

11.  Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh- A home next to home:


Tawang is coupled with natural and historical heritage. The beauty of Tawang will refresh your eyes with its snow-covered mountains and snowy paths for you to trail along this beautiful place in winter.

Weather of Tawang: During December it showers heavy snowfall so it is advisable to visit during the beginning of winter to experience the pleasant weather of Tawang.

Adventure activities:

  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Trekking

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • Siddhartha Hotel
  • Dolma Group of Hotels
  • Hotel Ugyenling

12. Leh, Ladakh- Hailing the thrill-seeking trekkers:

Leh is one of the best places to travel during winter in India. This place will give you the best experiences of snow in winters. The lofty mountains and the snow-covered mountain paths look the best when it is seen directly.

Weather of Ladakh: This month is the coldest season of the year. You will experience freezing snow so it is advisable to go before December for a pleasant weather to travel.

Adventure activities:

  • Rafting
  • Mountain biking
  • Trekking

Nearby hotels to stay:

  • The Grand Dragon Ladakh
  • The Auspicious Hotel
  • Omasila Hotel

Plan a trip with your family and visit these famous winter places for a thrilling and beautiful experience of traveling with the best tour operators in India for a freezing vacation amidst the hidden beauty of India.

Popular FAQs

Q. What are the places to visit in December in India with your family?

A. Manali, Shimla, Udaipur, Andaman, Sikkim, Kochi, Munnar, Ooty, etc are few places to experience December weather with your family in India.

Q. Which are the best places to enjoy snowfall in India?

A.  Sonmarg, North Sikkim, Auli, Leh, Manali, Nainital, Leh, Shimla, etc are some of the best places to enjoy snowfall in India.

Q. When is the best time to visit India?

A. India is a world filled with mysteries and delights and can be visited at any time of the year, but the ideal time to visit India in December. During this time you can enjoy snowfall, pleasant cold weather and best to travel.

Q. What are the things to pack while visiting India in December?

A.  Light woollen sweaters, full-t-shirts, trousers for pleasant and cold places. Heavy leather jackets, mufflers, woolen gloves, socks, shoes and woolen caps for freezing cold places in India.