7 Best International Places to Visit in December from India

From playing in the snow to snowboarding in the mountains, from enjoying hot coffee in a quaint cafe to spending leisure time by the fireplace, December and the winters it brings along, make for the perfect time to plan a vacation! 

Though there are no long weekends in the month of December, you can still plan a break and celebrate the last days of the year.

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If you are thinking about where to go, then here’s the list of TOP 15 places to visit in December from India —  

1– Bangkok, Thailand

The party capital of the East is definitely a destination to look out for! Thailand has recently entry relaxed guidelines, and the energy of the city seems to be at its peak in December. The amazing nightlife, delicious food, busiest street markets and friendly people will make you fall in love with this place.

Nearest Airport: Suvarnabhumi International Airport, also known as Bangkok Airport, is the nearest airport.
Weather in December: Between 22 degree Celsius to 30 degrees Celsius.
Top Attractions: The Grand Palace, Temple of the Emerald Budha, Khaosan Road and Floating Market. 

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2– Sydney, Australia

Discover Sydney, Australia’s famous harbour city and the capital of New South Wales. If you are a beach person and love water sports, surfing and water parks, then visit this city during the summertime that starts from December until early February. It is indeed one of the best places to visit in December from India. Australia accepts both Covishield and Covaxin for travel, so apply for that visa now and plan your trip! See guidelines here.

Nearest Airport: Kingsford Smith Airport in Sydney, located 11 km from the city centre is the main airport.
Weather in December:
Between 18 to 25 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Sydney Harbour Front, Sydney Opera House, Bondi Beach and Darling Harbour.

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3– Bali, Indonesia

The officials have announced that the Indonesian island of Bali will reopen its airport to international arrivals on October 14. Bali can easily be tagged as one of the most picturesque islands of Indonesia. Trees ranging from banyan to clove, temples ageing from prehistoric to modern times, beautiful beaches (and the water/adventure sports that come with it) and the amazing seafood are all the things that define Bali in a nutshell. December onwards is the time when you can escape from the winter chills of India and enjoy the rains here in Bali.

Nearest Airport: Ngurah Rai International Airport, is the main airport in Bali, which is located 13 km south of Denpasar.

Weather in December: Minimum temperature can go up to 27.7 degrees Celsius while the maximum can go up to 30 degree Celsius.

Top attractions: Uluwatu Temple, Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, Mount Batur, Goa Gajah and Besakih Temple

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4– Zurich, Switzerland

One of Switzerland’s most famous tourist destinations, Zurich is home to outstanding hotels and quaint mountain villages. If you want to experience snow, then it is the best international place to go in December from India

Nearest Airport:  Zurich Airport, located at a distance of about 11.3 km from the city centre, is the nearest airport.
Weather in December: Between 0 to 5 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Grossmunster, Zoo Zurich, Lake Zurich and St. Peter Zurich

5– Maldives 

Maldives is counted amongst the most popular honeymoon destinations for Indians, and for good reason. Famous for its serene beaches and pristine coral reefs, Maldives is heaven for beach lovers.  The island-country is one of the best places you can visit from India not just in December, but any time of the year!

Nearest Airport: Male International Airport is the nearest airport to Maldives
Weather in December: Between 25 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Snorkelling, Ithaa underwater aquarium restaurant, island hopping, submarine ride, and fishing cruises

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6– Dubai, UAE

With the new year around the corner, Dubai is amongst the best places to visit in December from India. From swanky malls to beautiful amusement parks, from sizzling beaches to golden deserts, there is a lot to explore and witness. As the weather during this time of the year is pleasant, tourists can indulge in outdoor activities and enjoy sightseeing. 

Nearest Airport: Dubai International Airport is the main airport serving the region.
Weather in December: Between 25 to 29 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Burj Khalifa, Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

DUBAI, UAE - OKTOBER 10: Modern buildings in Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE. In the city of artificial channel length of 3 kilometers along the Persian Gulf, taken on 10 Oktober 2014 in Dubai.

DUBAI, UAE – OKTOBER 10: Modern buildings in Dubai Marina, Dubai, UAE. In the city of artificial channel length of 3 kilometers along the Persian Gulf, taken on 10 Oktober 2014 in Dubai.

7– Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka, with its beautiful beaches, serene hill stations, lush green tea plantations and placid lakes, is among the most beautiful countries in the world. From enjoying nature walks in Nuwara Eliya to visiting historic sites in Anuradhapura, there is a lot to witness and explore. Bonus: the island nations accepts both Covishield and Covaxin for entry!

Nearest Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport is the main international airport serving Sri Lanka.
Weather in December: Between 20 to 30 degrees Celsius.
Top attractions: Dambulla Cave Temple, Galle, Mirissa, Yala National Park, Sigiriya Rock Fortress, Pinnawala Elephant Orphanage and Bentota

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