December is the month when the cold breeze brushes the summer blues away and turns Rajasthan into a winter wonderland.
Believe us; this month can turn your regular trip to Rajasthan into a winter bonanza. But to take full advantage of this situation, you need to know the right places to visit in the state.
That’s why we have compiled the list of best places to visit in Rajasthan in December.
Rest assured, whether you love Rajasthan’s forts and palaces, The Thar desert or the state’s plush culture, this list will satisfy the whims of all kinds.
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Top 11 Places to Visit in Rajasthan in December:
Here are some of the best places to visit in Rajasthan in December that will help you explore the state’s royal demeanour:
- 1. Bera – The Land of the Wild
- 2. Jaisalmer sand dunes – Safari and Camps
- 3. Mount Abu- Tthe tranquil paradise
- 4. Pushkar- Serene and Beautiful
- 5. Bharatpur- Rendezvous with Birds
- 6. Osian – Tryst with God
- 7. Bikaner- The Red Saga
- 8. Jodhpur – Pompous and Majestic
- 9. Kumbhalgarh – Loftiness Redefined
- 10. Ranakpur – The Temple of Dream
- 11. Jaipur – The Land of Kings
Let us discuss these destinations in detail.
Bera- The Land of the Wild:
Have you ever heard about a place where locals and wild animals share the same ecosystem without any hiccup?
If not, then believe us that there is a village in Rajasthan that accords this priceless experience in the most fantastic way possible.
Bera is a pocket-sized paradise where leopards roam free.
Although this village has an original charm of rural life, the fact that a trip here makes spotting one of the fastest animals a child’s play makes it a must-visit travel spot.
Why Visit Bera In December?
During December, the weather in Bera is quite cold.
However, during these chilly months, you can also see leopards, without any difficulty for a long duration of time.
Moreover, the month of December attracts many migratory birds to the region. Another bonus of a December visit is that during this time, you can enjoy evening bonfires and storytimes with the locals.
Things to do in Bera:
- 1. Pamper yourself with a boutique castle stay.
- 2. See giant crocodiles and migratory birds all while sipping the perfect cup of masala tea at Jawai Dam.
- 3. Go on a Leopard Safari! Excurse the land of Bera on the backseat of a private ride and spot leopards in their natural habitat. On this journey, spot cubs and leopards hiding on the crevices of rocks.
- 4. Meet the local people, enjoy the famous Rajasthani hospitality, and spend a day with the rural folks to understand their lifestyle.
- 5. Visit the rock temples of Bera to experience the power of devotion.
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Jaisalmer Sand Dunes- The Manifestation of Desert Mystery:
Another fantastic place to see in December is the dunes of Jaisalmer.
Jaisalmer is Rajasthan’s beloved golden city and home to the 9th largest subtropical desert -Thar.
As a result, it is naturally blessed with a surreal landscape that is capable of bringing the look of ecstasy on any face.
A trip here brings visitors the pleasures of exotic desert safari, the excitement of camping beneath the canopy of stars and understanding the life of the desert.
Why Visit Jaisalmer Sand Dunes In December?
If You Can’t Handle The Heat, December Is Probably The Best Time To Be Here.
During this time, the scorching sun is a lot more merciful. It means you’ll get to skip the hot and humid part that comes complimentary with the safari and camping here.
Experiences to grab at the Jaisalmer Sand Dunes:
- 1. Camp under the twinkling stars.
- 2. Bask in the evening bonfires and cultural performances.
- 3. Live in Swiss tents and eat authentic Rajasthani cuisine.
- 4. Ride on camelback to raid the desert.
If the avid traveller in you isn’t satisfied with a visit to the dunes, take it to Jaisalmer’s beautiful city.
The city is another spectacle to catch with its skyline defined by the mighty Jaisalmer Fort and landscape smeared with the hues of the uncommon yellow sandstone.
Top Places To Visit In Jaisalmer City:
Jaisalmer Fort, Jain Temples, Gadisar Lake and Kuldhara Village.
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Mount Abu – The pinnacle of Excellence:
If you prefer a white winter yet still fancy to visit Rajasthan, the closest you can get to it is at the sleepy hill station, Mount Abu.
Mount Abu is the oasis of the desert, with scintillating views and intricate temples.
It is one of the famous hill stations of western India and one of the elite Rajasthan Winter Getaways.
Why Visit Mount Abu In December?
The month of December marks the onset of Mount Abu’s famous winter festival.
It is the much-coveted festival of the town, famous for its awe-gasping portrayal of the Rajasthani culture.
Furthermore, it is during this month that the temperature falls to sub-zero, freezing the Nakki lake, which is a sight to behold
Things to do in Mount Abu:
- 1. Attend the winter festival that includes performances by the regional tribes and showcase of finger-licking food.
- 2. Trek to the highest point in Rajasthan.
- 3. See the famous Dilwara Temples that are famous for their intricate design and flawless stone laying technique.
- 4. Visit Mount Abu’s wildlife sanctuary to see a plethora of endangered species.
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Pushkar – The Utopia of the Creator:
Pushkar is the spiritual paradise of Rajasthan.
A place where positive energies flow freely in the form of folklore and theological history.
Although the city is naturally chaotic, it is always interesting to see how even amid the hustle and bustle here, people tend to find inner peace.
Did you know that it is the only place on the planet with a temple for the Hindu creator god Brahma?
Finding a place quite like Pushkar is challenging.
That is because no other place can create a similar magnetic aura that Pushkar can with its floating prayer lamps, melodic bells, prayers and devout followers.
Why Visit This Place In December You Ask?
Nag Pahar, Brahma Temple, Pushkar Lake and Man Mahal.
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Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary – The Land of Flutters and Chirps:
Are you an avid bird watcher who has a knack for photography?
Then, for your December travel plan, you should consider visiting Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary.
Keoladeo National Park formerly known as Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary is an avifauna sanctuary that hosts over 230 species of birds throughout the year.
A World Heritage Site, this park is also a haven to animals like Sambar, Chital, Nilgai, and Boar, along with the indigenous and migratory water birds.
Plus, it is the only place where you can enjoy bird watching in the backseat of a rickshaw!
Why Visit Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary In December?
In December, because of the pleasant weather not only is the safari ten times easier but the odds of spotting migratory waterbirds are also great.
Yes, in December you will have the opportunity to spot a lot of migratory birds along with a few indigenous birds of the region.
Also, rickshaw bird watching safari is quite mesmerising amid the fog and mist of December.
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Osian – The Spiritual Haven:
Do you wish to see an ancient desert town on your Rajasthan trip? Then, visiting Osian is probably the best decision you’ll make.
Famous as the “Khajuraho of the North”, Osian is the treasure trove of exquisitely sculpted temples.
Once the home to wealthy Jain devotees, the tone of this off-beat destination is striking and more inclined towards Jainism.
But that is not the only reason why this destination is so famous.
Osian also has a unique landscape that’s not a complete “desert-desert”, but is sandy enough to cater to camel safaris and desert camps.
So, if you have a liking for temple architecture and deserts, this is the place to be.
What Makes Osian One Of The Best Places To See In Rajasthan In December?
December is one of the colder months for Osian and its camel camp region. If you visit it during this time, you’ll save yourself from the scorching sun and the dry-humid climate.
Don’t you think that is a win any day?
Places to Visit in Osian:
Sachiya Mata temple or Osian Mata Temple, Surya Temple, Kali Temple, Mahavira Temple, and Osian desert safari camps
Bikaner – The Red Ruby of Rajasthan:
Bikaner is the crimson streak on the surreal golden land of Rajasthan.
This city takes pride in its gigantic and spectacular forts and palaces that can take you to a whole new dimension of artistry.
Famous as the “red city” of Rajasthan, Bikaner is the city of exotic Rajput architecture, bustling markets, aromatic spices, and stunning desert landscape.
Why Visit Bikaner In December?
There are multiple reasons as to why you need to visit Bikaner in December. Number one being the pleasant climate and ease to explore the city.
Second, is the comfort that comes with the winter sun when you take the dune safari.
Don’t forget that Bikaner is one of the top winter holiday destinations in Rajasthan, so the best time to be here falls during December.
Places to visit in Bikaner in December:
Junagadh Fort, Prachina Museum, Gajendra Palace and Karni Mata Temple.
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Jodhpur – The Ultimate Epitome of Glory:
Sweeping off the winter blues is the next destination on this list.
Famous as the “blue city” because of the Brahmin blue houses, Jodhpur in India is every traveller’s top bet when it comes to Rajasthan travel.
Besides its stark setting, which is defined by the mighty Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is also famous for its distinct culture and cuisine.
It is one of those few age-old princely states in Rajasthan that takes inspiration from the gipsy way of living.
What Makes Jodhpur One Of The Best Places To See In Rajasthan In December?
Jodhpur brims with year-end festivities in this month, making the experience merrier.During this time of the year, the Mehrangarh fort is decorated like a bride, and the city becomes alive and happening. Other than that, due to the pleasant weather, December is also a tourist month in the state. So, sightseeing is more than impressive during this time.
Places to see in Jodhpur in December:
Mehrangarh Fort, Umaid Bhawan Palace, Jaswant Thada and Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park.
Things to do in Jodhpur in December:
- 1. Get lost in the blue lanes of Jodhpur. Go on a walking tour and explore the most prized possession of the blue city. Explore these winded lanes on your own or take a guided walking tour.
- 2. Visit the Clock Tower and shop at Old City Markets.
There are many ways of covering Jodhpur on the Rajasthan itinerary. However, we love covering this destination either on a Udaipur Jodhpur road trip or Jaipur to Jodhpur road trip. If you are interested in either one of these, request a quote right now.
Kumbhalgarh – Loftiness Redefined:
For ages, Kumbhalgarh was only known for its architectural magnificence and glorious past.
Little did people know that during December, this epitome of power transforms into the centre stage of culture.
If you are unaware of Kumbhalgarh, let us tell you that this Mewar fortress is one of the most robust structures ever made.
Next in line after “The Great Wall of China” to secure the title of “The Great Wall”, Kumbhalgarh is much more than what pleases the eye.
Why Visit Kumbhalgarh In December?
Every first week December the mighty fort of Kumbhalgarh invites travellers to see the ultimate showcase of talent.
During this gala event, artists from all over the country gather and put up a show that’s worth putting your money.
Highlights of the Kumbhalgarh Festival:
- 1. Traditional attire, handicraft and art exhibition.
- 2. Light and cultural shows in the evenings.
- 3. Interesting competitions that you can take part in with the locals.
- 4. Puppet shows.
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Ranakpur Jain Temple- The Temple of Dream:
Ranakpur is a small hamlet in the Pali district of Rajasthan, famous for its magnificent Ranakpur Temple Complex.
A candidate on the Wonder of the World list, this temple complex is the manifestation of a devotee’s dream that took 50 years to build.
Ranakpur Jain Temple as we know it today, is an architectural masterpiece with 1444 distinct carved pillars, a dome and many murals that narrate the crux of life.
Why Visit Ranakpur In December?
The Month of December is perfect for immersing yourself in the festivities of Ranakpur, let alone of exploring it. During this time an annual festival is held on its premises.
Ranakpur festival focuses on making sure that you get the best of Rajasthan, that is why along with the usual cultural display, it indulges you in activities like yoga and nature walk.
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Jaipur – The Land of the Kings:
Last but not least, we have the capital of the state to grace you with its presence on our list!
Jokes aside, Jaipur is one fantastic destination to be vouching for on a winter holiday.
Revered as the Pink City, Jaipur is a thriving metropolis with an old-world charm. This city is the backbone of the Rajasthani heritage that is blessed with the charisma of forts and palaces.
Why Visit Jaipur In December?
Jaipur celebrates the last month of the year in very high spirits.
Believe us; It won’t even give you the chance to cosy up in the Rajasthan winter as you’ll be compelled to partake in its quite exciting list of events.
Other than that, even for sightseeing, December is one of the most popular months.
December Happenings in Jaipur:
- Campout festival: A two-day adventure festival.
- Jaipur Art Summit: A showcase of India’s traditional, folk, tribal, contemporary and performing arts.
- Dunes Music Festival.
Top places to visit in Jaipur:
Amer Fort, Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Jal Mahal and Rusirani Village.
No wonder why Rajasthan is such a gem on the winter travel map of India. With destinations like these, anyone can fall head over heels for this state. With that being said, these were our picks for the best places to see in Rajasthan in December. Did anyone of these destinations enthral you?
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