December is a month to celebrate and be mirthful, and certainly, a month to head out for a vacation! But it’s peak season, and going on a vacation in December is not going to be easy on the pocket. Wait, don’t be disheartened just yet! What if we told you that we can help you find places that would be relatively less crowded? And you don’t have to pay through your nose? Here it is. A list of five places that will take your breath away instead of taking away all your money!
This December, connect with your spiritual self by visiting the plethora of temples that are dotted across Jamnagar in Gujarat. Often referred to as the ‘Jewel of Kathiawar’, this picturesque place offers some of the most beautiful and varied sights in the country. Be it religious shrines or serene lakes, heritage buildings or sandy beaches, Jamnagar will most certainly live up to your expectations.
Pro Tip: Don’t miss out on the unique aquatic experience that Marine National Park can give you where you walk out into the sea in low tide and see marine life.
Munroe Island, Kerala
Plan a quick escape to Munroe Island in Kerala and enjoy a tranquil vacation at this cluster of islets. Away from the crowds of people thronging the mainstream tourist spots of Kollam and the backwaters during December, Munroe Island is ideal for a serene getaway. From delicious food to friendly locals, this place may easy to get used to. In addition to its laidback atmosphere, Munroe Island is famous for its rare species of birds, so do bring your binoculars!
Pro Tip: Do not miss out the canal cruise that will take you around to see the sheer beauty of the backwater island villages.
This December, ditch Goa and travel to Tarkarli in Maharashtra instead. This beautiful village, situated just 60 kilometers from Goa has beautiful beaches with soaring palm trees swaying in the sea breeze, and shimmering white sands. While in Tarkarli, make sure to visit the Karli backwaters, Dhamapur Lake, and Deobagh.
Pro Tip: For a budget trip, choose homestays instead of hotels. The affordable prices and lip-smacking homemade food cannot get any better!
While planning a vacation, you can never go wrong with Sikkim. But dodge the crowds and go to Yuksom the perfect place to be if you are looking for a relaxed, offbeat getaway. The jawdropping landscape of this village makes it a dream trip. It will be cold so grab a cup of steaming hot tea and take in the scenic beauty that this place has to offer. While here, do visit the resplendent Khecheopalri Lake, Pemayangtse Monastery, and Kanchenjunga Falls.
Pro Tip: For the ones who are looking for an adventure at Yuksom factor in an adrenaline filled trek to Kanchenjunga’s basecamp from Yuksom.
Orchha, Madhya Pradesh
Travel back to medieval times by taking a trip to Orchha in Madhya Pradesh. Situated on the banks of the gurgling Betwa River, Orchha has a rustic charm that enchants people from every part of the world. The colossal havelis and royal palaces along with its fascinating temples takes one to a world of magnificence and grandeur. Orchha is famous for the spectacular Jehangir Mahal, Ram Raja Temple, Chattris, and the splendid Rani Mahal.
Pro Tip: Khajuraho is just 3 hours away, and very close by is the stunning Raneh Canyon. If you have time it is very worthwhile including these in your trip.
There, you have it! What are you waiting for? Book those tickets now!
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