We all know that Uttarakhand is a beautiful state with hundreds of famous and mesmerizing tourist destinations, hill stations and temples. Uttarakhand is also known as Char Dham. Winters are coming and there are plenty of places to visit in Uttarakhand in December month. Most of the destinations get covered with snow and these are the ideal places to visit in December.
Some popular places to visit in Uttarakhand in December are Auli, Chopta, Rishikesh, Haridwar, Mussoorie, Munsiyari, Nainital, Almora, Binsar, Dehradun and many other winter destinations in Uttarakhand.
During winters some of these destinations are very popular winter destinations of Uttarakhand, so there may be some crowd if you are planning to visit there make sure you make advance bookings of hotels at those destinations. We recommend you visit before Christmas and stay till 31st. Tourists visit these destinations mostly to celebrate the new year.
Auli is a popular winter destination of Uttarakhand, which is located in the Chamoli district. Auli means meadows and it gets covered with snow during December to February. Auli is famous for winter games and skiing and these games are held in the month of December and January according to snowfall. This place is surrounded by high snow-covered mountains. Auli is one of the best hill stations to visit in December in Uttarakhand and you must visit this place with your friends, family, or loved ones. Auli is also a popular choice for newly married couples as a honeymoon destination.
Chopta is another popular hill station and winter destination to visit in December. You can visit Chandrashilla trek which is approx 5 Km from Chopta. Tungnath temple lies between Chopta and Chandrashilla at a distance of 3.5 Km. But if you are not physically fit, then we recommend you do regular exercise before starting the Chandrashilla trek. Tungnath temple is the world’s highest Shiva temple and we recommend you visit this temple if you are planning to visit Chopta. Chndrashilla is the holy top where lord Rama meditated in the ancient time.
Rishikesh is also known as the Yoga Capital of the World. It is famous for temples and ashrams as well as for river rafting and adventure sports. Rishikesh is a Tehsil located in the Tehri district of Uttarakhand, located on the holy bank of the river Ganga. This city has several mythological and religious importance in the Hindu religion. Rishikesh city is the entrance to the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. If you are planning to visit Rishikesh or you are already in Rishikesh, you must experience some adventure sports.
Haridwar is an ancient city and has religious importance. This city has been a major Hindu pilgrimage site for centuries, Ganga river emerges here from the base of the Himalayas. It is considered one of the 7 Sapta Puri. Haridwar is famous for its temples, Ganga Ghat, and Kumbh mela which are held every 12 years. This city offers a rich culture and colorful feeling when you enter the city of Haridwar. Ganga Aarti is the main attraction point in the evening, so if you are in Haridwar then you must join the Ganga Aarti.
Mussoorie also known as the Queen of Hills is located near Dehradun. So if you are in Dehradun and looking for places near Dehradun within 100 Km, then Mussoorie is a must-visit destination. It is another favorite honeymoon destination for couples and a winter destination as well. There is a mall road in Mussoorie where you can buy local and pahadi items. From Mussoorie, you can enjoy the complete view of Dehradun and some Himalayan peaks and mountains. The majestic panoramic view of the great Himalayas can be seen from Mussoorie. There are some other places to visit nearby Mussoorie you can add to your travel bucket list like, Nag Tibba, George Everest Peak, Mussoorie Museum, Tiger Falls and other beautiful locations.
Nainital is also known as the Lake City of Uttarakhand. This beautiful city is one of the oldest cities which were established during the British era when India was the colony of Britishers. There is a beautiful lake Naini Lake surrounded by the Nainital city and green lush forests. Nainital Hill Station is so popular as a honeymoon destination as well as for New Year celebration destination. This town was founded by British Sugar Trader P. Baron in the year 1841.
Joshimath town is one of the famous towns of Chamoli district because Auli is just 12 km from Joshimath. This city is the gateway to the holy Badrinath Dham. Auli also comes under this city administration, which is controlled by Nagar Palika Joshimath. There is an ancient temple of Narsingh where you can visit. From Joshimath, you can take the cable car to reach Auli which is the highest ropeway in Asia. Also, there is an elephant-shaped mountain just on the other side of Joshimath town on the other bank of river Alaknanda. There are many other beautiful locations to visit nearby Joshimath.
Corbett National Park is a perfect destination for nature and wildlife enthusiasts. This national park was named after the renowned British Indian hunter and tracker turned conservationist. It is the best destination to visit in December in Uttarakhand. It is located in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand where you can visit with your friends, family, loved ones or groups. Basically it is a part of the larget Corbett Tiger Reserve and this project lies in the Nainital district of Uttarakhand.
Almora is one of the beautiful and small districts of Uttarakhand which comes under the Kumaon region. It is a picturesque hill station in the lap of nature with lush green forests and you can see the panormic view of himalayan range. Almora is known for its beauty and there is a famous temple situated here, the Golu Devta Temple.