PNL Recommends 8 Places To Visit With Your Friends This December

Last month of 2019 is here,

Auli, Uttarakhand

WhatsApp Image 2019-12-02 at 3.34.11 PMWinter and snow always go hand in hand, and what’s a better place or time to find both in Auli in the month of December. Renowned for being the skiing destination of India, it’s flocked by tourists from within the country and from abroad as well. December is the best time to be here to witness the incredible amount of snowfall which takes place. Play around with snowball fights, indulge in some skiing and other adventure sports, or relax and take in the scenic views of the Himalayas from your resort. Whatever you do, you’re in for an unforgettable winter vacation!

Distance from Pune:1,812.6 km

Known For : Skiing in Auli,Gurso Bugyal,Scenic beauty. 

Things to do :Skiing,Cable Cars,Kwaripass Tapovan Trek.

Gokarna, Karnataka

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With its pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes, Gokarna is a famous Hindu pilgrimage town. However, in the month of December, Gokarna transforms into a hippie, party town with crowds gathering on the serene tropical beaches for Christmas and New Years celebrations. Palm clad beaches are dotted with foreign tourists in December in Gokarna with very few Indians. A one-of-a-kind hidden gem on the Arabian Sea, Gokarna is a great destination to escape the crowds for a slow, relaxed holiday.

Distance from Pune: 543.7 Kms

Things to do : Parasailing, Banana boating, Coco 

Known For : Om Beach  Water Sports in Gokarna  Mahabaleshwar Temple

 

Nainital,Uttarakhand 

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The gem of Uttarakhand – Nainital is a charming hill station that sits prettily at the green foothills of the Kumaon ranges in the Himalayas. Located at an elevation of around 1938 metres, the epicentre of the town’s popularity and beauty lies within the gorgeous Naini Lake, after which the town is named. Founded by the British due to its resemblance to the Cumbrian Lake District, Nainital brims with elegant colonial structures that amplify the beauty of this place. It is a perfect weekend getaway from the Indian capital of Delhi. If you’re lucky, you’ll be able to enjoy the first snow there!

Distance from Pune: 1556.3 km.

Known For : Eco Cave Gardens  Naini Lake  Naina Devi Temple

Things To Do:Boating, Cable cars,Rock Climbing

Shillong,Meghalaya

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Born in the laps of nature, Shillong is the capital of Meghalaya and offers every one of its bequeathed elements for exploration to the wanderlust. The light drizzles and the cooling gentle wind in December in Shillong add to the joy of visiting this hill station. Shillong is also known as the ‘Scotland of the East’ due to its exciting mountain peaks, crystal clear lakes, breathtakingly beautiful golf courses, and museums. Visiting Shillong in December is an experience of a lifetime and it is also famous as the music capital of India. Many prominent musicians have hailed from this place and music events keep happening throughout the year, making it a very youthful and lively place.

Known For : Mawlynnong  Umiam Lake  Elephant Falls

Distance from Pune: 2,835.7 km.

Things to do: Angling, Trekking, Boating, Horse riding.

 

Pondicherry WhatsApp Image 2019-12-02 at 3.34.20 PM

Puducherry was the largest French colony in India and the French influence on the city can be seen till today. Pondicherry is a beautiful beach town with pleasant weather in the month of December, making it the ideal time for sightseeing, water sports and laid-back beach vacations. Make sure you visit the famous Aurobindo Ashram and the serene meditative town of Auroville. Discover Pondicherry’s glittering beaches, endless shorelines, off-beat nightlife and find your spiritual energy this December.

Known For : Paradise Beach, Pondicherry  Aurobindo Ashram  Seaside Promenade

Distance from Pune:1,156.5 km.

Things to do:Surfing, Scuba diving

Manali, Himachal Pradesh WhatsApp Image 2019-12-02 at 3.34.19 PM

Nestled in the Kullu Valley, the Himalayan town of Manali is a hill station with attractions such as the spectacular Rohtang pass. Visit Manali in December and watch the landscape turn into a slice of snowy heaven. Bring in Christmas and New Years with exciting winter sports such as skiing and snowboarding at Gulaba, Rohtang Pass and Solang Valley. Cosying up to the chilly nights of Manali with bonfires & with views of the gigantic ice-capped Himalayan mountains makes this place one of the best places to visit in India in December.

Known For : Solang Valley  Rohtang Pass  Adventure Activities in Manali|

Distance from Pune: 1,962.5 km.

Things to do: Skiing, Mountain Biking, River Rafting

 

Udaipur, Rajasthan

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Located in a valley and surrounded by 4 lakes, it is at times referred to as the ‘Venice of the East’. Udaipur has an abundance of natural beauty, mesmerising temples and breathtaking architecture which makes it a must-visit destination in India. A boat ride through the serene waters of Lake Pichola will be enough to prove to you why Udaipur is the pride of Rajasthan. Explore the stunning Ranakpur Jain Temple, the historic Udaipur City Palace and catch the winter season of cultural events at the Bagore Ki Haveli in December in Udaipur.

Known For : Lake Pichola  City Palace, Udaipur  Sajjangarh Palace 

Distance from Pune: 888.7 km.

Things to do:  Sunset Boat Cruise, Ride The Ropeway, Do Traditional Shopping, 

 

Kovalam,Kerala

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An idyllic village along the coastlines of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is most famous for its three pristine beaches with shallow waters and low tidal waves where one can go surfing, wooden and motorboat riding. The beach town of Kovalam has three famous beaches – Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach and Hawah beach, which together form its majestic rocky crescent. Kovalam essentially means a grove of coconut trees and the little town is filled with these palms. December in Kovalam is relatively dry and warm as well. It’s going to be a perfect winter vacation if you want to escape the cold.Beaches, Ayurveda and shopping

Known For : Water Sports in Kovalam  Lighthouse Beach  Hawah Beach

Distance from Pune: 1,572.9 km.

Things to do: Houseboat rides, Watersports, Ayurvedic massages.

 

 

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