India has so much to offer for those who love to inundate themselves with the beauty of travel. We have found after spending almost two months visiting on various occasions that we have still just scratched the surface of this unique contrast of culture, hospitality and natural beauty.
December is a good time to visit India because the weather although cold and foggy in parts is not overwhelmingly cold. You can visit most places with a light jacket and the fog is heaviest in the morning but there is usually some sun everyday. Some delays in flights may come due to the fog as well.
The beauty of visiting in December for a tourist is that there aren’t as many other tourists around who prefer to spend their holidays at home. India has some of the best luxury hotel properties in Asia (second best to China in our opinion) and hospitality is a hallmark of the society. What a traveler can expect then is dedicated service and hotels that are often built like palaces with all the comforts of home. We think that is well worth coming to see, so much so that we’ve come back three times!
India does take some getting used to no matter how seasoned you are at traveling. To beat the crowds and chaos we recommend taking in just a few tourist sites in any one place and really enjoying the perks of the exquisite hotels, their facilities, spas and cuisine. It is really a good way to not become overwhelmed and to avoid getting stressed or sick from street food.
Every region of India is like its own country with customs, culture, nature and food so its really hard to say where one should go, but the big cities are really good places to start to have the infrastructure to move around and enjoy the tourist sites as well as hotels. India has dramatic beaches like Goa and impressive mountains like in Mussoorie. So there are many resort type areas worth exploring beyond the cities too.
India is ideal in December because it is a lower time for tourism but the weather is very tolerable. It has so much to see and do it can be overwhelming, but it is meant to be taken slow, enjoyed and explored at the pace of high hospitality and savoring those perks which as a visitor are very accessible for one to enjoy.
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