Some people see the end of a year as a reason to party to excess while others look forward to the holidays so that they can travel. If you happen to belong to the latter half, here are 5 of the best places to visit in December for you.
Ooty is one of the most beautiful hill stations around Bangalore and is located in the Niligiri Hills in Tamil Nadu. The drive to Ooty from Bangalore is a beautiful one, taking you through curving roads with lush green surroundings while the hill station itself is rife with peace and quiet, a perfect escape from the crowd and noise of Bangalore. It also happens to get quite cold in Ooty (around 0 deg. celsius) so pack warm.
Wayanad is the least populated district in Kerala and is situated in the Western Ghats at the southern tip of the Deccan Plateau. The way from Bangalore to Wayanad is long and bumpy but is more than compensated by the beautiful scenery as it passes through the Nagarhole Wildlife Sanctuary. During winter, Wayanad is a serene and beautiful place shrouded in mist and silence.
Widely considered to be one of the best hill stations in South India, Coorg is an ideal destination for a winter holiday from Bangalore. Nicknamed the Scotland of India, it is located in a beautiful hilly setting surrounded by the forest slopes of the Western Ghats. Trekking is one activity you have to undertake if you visit this place in December. Climbing high above the clouds and looking down upon the vast surroundings is an unforgettable experience.
If you prefer beaches over cold hill stations but aren’t a big fan of heading over to the over-crowded and over-priced Goa of December, then Gokarna is the place to be. Gokarna is what Goa used to be in the 1970s; a laid-back and relaxed coastal town where all the youngsters and hippies came to escape from their hectic city lives. With pristine beaches and lack of commercial tourism, Gokarna is the best place to visit if you want an experience of visiting a pristine and empty Goa.
Pondicherry (or Puducherry) can only really be enjoyed during the winter. Unbearably hot or lashed by rains during the rest of the year, this coastal town is a worth a visit during December. Filled with beautiful beaches, buildings with French architecture, historic churches and alcohol that is much cheaper than in Bangalore, it is surely one of the best places to visit in December for Bangaloreans.
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