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15 Fascinating Place to Explore In India 2020

If you have been thinking to plan a trip since summers, then this is the right time to do so. Winter is just around the corner and now it is the perfect season to pack up your bags and head out to explore. The pleasant weather adds to the pleasure of exploring and these destinations can turn your regular and boring trip into a maze of amazement. 

Superb My Trip has gathered a list of the best places to explore in India in  2020 to make your trip a memorable one.

Manali, Himachal Pradesh


There is no doubt why Manali is at number one. Tall trees, snow-capped mountains, and heavy snowfall makes Manali one of the best places to visit in India in December. Manali is a paradise for honeymoon lovers, adventure seekers, and the ones who love scenic beauty. You can try out a bunch of different snow activities like ice skating, paragliding, rappelling, and rock climbing. Lamadugh Meadows, Solang Valley, and the Khosla-Tree treks are also available.

What to Buy: Kullu Cap, Tibetan Handicrafts, thangkas, woolen clothing, shawls

How to reach Manali: 

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Bhuntar (50 km) which is well connected to Delhi, Chandigarh, and Shimla.

  • By Rail - The closest railway station is in Pathankot (285 km).

  • By Road - Take private cabs or public buses to Manali.

Shimla, Himachal Pradesh


When talking about Manali, how can we forget about the Queen of Hills, Shimla. It is one of the most romantic getaways in India and you will surely love it. In December, this place looks like a white bride which you can enjoy with a colonial walk on the snow floors. If you seek peace in such a crowded area, then Chail Town is the place which will provide you with immense peace. 

What to Buy: handicrafts, woolen things, handmade paper, antiques, wooden tables, jewelry

How to reach Shimla:

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Jubbarhatti Airport (20 km) which is well connected to cities like Delhi and Chandigarh.

  • By Rail - The closest railway station is Kalka (96 km).

  • By Road - Take private cabs or public buses to Manali.

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Neil Island, Andaman


Surrounded by stunning coral reefs and breathtaking views, Neil Island is a must-visit place for travelers. This is one of the Andaman Islands tiny islands located in the Bay of Bengal. Neil Island offers a peaceful atmosphere with the perfect aura of nature. You can take long relaxing walks or just chill on this beach. This is a very small island and that is why you can explore it really quickly.

How to reach Neil Island: You can reach the Port Blair airport and from there take an early morning boat from Port Blair to Neil Island. You can also take cruises from Chennai or Kolkata to reach Neil Island directly.

Auli, Uttarakhand


Known as the ‘Switzerland of India’, Auli is filled with oak trees, forests, not to mention, world-class ski resorts. If you are an adventure freak and loves luxury vacation with snow around you, then Auli is the best place to visit in December in India. 

Note: Keen skier visit in December to get ready for the championship that takes place in January. 

What to Buy: woolen caps, blankets, beautiful shawls, and various kinds of souvenirs.

How to reach Auli:

  • By Air - The nearest airport is at Dehradun (149 km)

  • By Rail - The closest railway station is Haridwar (273 km)

  • By Road - Catch an overnight bus from Delhi to Rishikesh. From here take a private cab that will take you directly to Auli (9 hours) or take a shared taxi till Joshimath (8 hours) and from there travel to Auli via the Second Longest Cable Car which is a 16 km and 22 minutes long ride.

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Dalhousie, Himachal Pradesh


This picturesque town of Dalhousie is the best places to visit in December month you will ever come across. Its snowflake covered trees and an absolutely fantastic view makes you want to visit here again and again. Dalhousie is a stunning winter place with chilly breeze with a view of the snow-covered mountains. Moreover, if you love to trek, then visit during December in order to attend the National Himalayan Winter Trekking Expedition.

What to Buy: Tibetan carpets, Copper and silver diyas, handicrafts, Kullu shawls, bags, and souvenirs

How to reach Dalhousie:

  • By Air -The nearest airport is Gaggal Airport (13 km)

  • By Rail - The closest railway station is in Pathankot (285 km).

  • By Road - You can take private cabs or local buses to travel from the airport, railway station, or other places to Dalhousie.

Nagoa Beach, Diu


Horseshoe-shaped like beach, Nagoa Beach is popular for its exotic surroundings and picturesque beauty. This beach has white sands and a long walk along its shore is a great way to relax your body and soul. Moreover, Nagoa Beach is one of the most unique beaches in our country. It is surrounded by rare Hoka trees which are nowhere to be found in India.

What to Buy: Ivory carvings, shells, brass artifacts, bangles, bamboo baskets, terracotta pen stands, souvenirs, pearl jewelry.

How to reach Nagoa Beach

  • By Air - There is no direct connectivity to Diu. You can book flights with SuperbMytrip from Delhi to Ahmedabad and then fly from Ahmedabad to Diu Airport.

  • By Rail - Veraval is the closest railway station.

  • By Road - Fly from Delhi to Rajkot and the most common route that is taken by travelers to reach Diu from Rajkot by road is 

Rajkot – Shapar – Gondal – Virpur – Bagasara – Dhari – Una – Diu. 

Thajiwas Glacier, Jammu & Kashmir


Experience J&K like never before and witness the beginning of snowfall in Kashmir. Thajiwas Glacier is one such undiscovered place offering various sports activities like Sledge rides, snowboarding, and skiing. You can wear a red Santa Claus coat and hop onto a sledge and sing jingle bells along. 

What to Buy: Shawls, handicrafts, cardigans, carpets and other woolens, embroidered bags and stone-carved jewelry. 

How to reach Thajiwas Glacier: Reach Sonmarg from Srinagar by road and trek all the way up to the glacier or hire a pony to reach at the top.

Munroe Island, Kerala


This winter, try something new, some distinct destinations like Munroe Island. It is at the confluence of two rivers and also has the most serene backwaters. This island still holds its age-old heritage and culture, even the tools they used to have during the Stone Age. Explore some of the oldest architecture in the country that once belonged to the Dutch.

How to reach Munroe Island: The best way to reach Munroe Island is by taking a flight to Trivandrum and then, hiring a vehicle to the island (80 km). The island has a railway station and is connected by both road and rail.

Udaipur, Rajasthan 


The ‘City of Lakes’, Udaipur is amongst the perfect places to go for a December vacation. This city is filled with magnificent attractions like Lake Palace, Fateh Sagar Lake, Jag Mandir, and Monsoon Palace. The best part? Udaipur is situated at the base of Aravali hills and thus, the temperature remains cold by the surrounding hills and makes your holiday even more enjoyable.

What to Buy: Silk Sarees, cushion covers, turbans, wall hangings, jewelry, jackets.

How to reach Udaipur:

  • By Air - Udaipur has its own airport (22 km).

  • By Rail - The railway station is Udaipur railway station connected to major cities of India.

  • By Road - Take private cabs or public buses to Udaipur.



Everyone knows that goa is the party capital of winters because of several music festivals and parties organized. If you are one of them, then Goa is your ideal place. This place has a lot of attractions, but in December, you should spend the best time by indulging in some water sports, beach sports or just chill at the beach shack. 

What to Buy: Cashew nuts, spices, handicrafts, music, wooden furniture, painted tiles.

How to reach Goa:

  • By Air - The nearest airport to Goa is Dabolim Airport (29 km)

  • By Rail - The main railway station is Madgaon and Vasco-da-gama.

  • By Road - Nearest bus stand is Kadamba Bus stand or plan a road trip if you live around Goa.

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan


If you want to taste the best ‘Mirchi pakoras’ in your life, then visit Jaisalmer. Explore the beautiful Jaisalmer attractions while smacking some amazing local food items. This city has some of the most gorgeous architecture in the country that attracts tourists from all over the world. This December, visit the captivating lakes, forts, and sand dunes and capture them on your lens. You will get to see the Jaisalmer fort standing proudly in the center of the city and get to explore a prettier side of Thar Desert. 

What to Buy: Paintings, intricately carved wooden items, handicrafts, souvenirs to gems, jewelry, shawls, carpets, and hand-embroidered shoes.

How to reach Jaisalmer:

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Jodhpur airport which is about 5-6 hours away from the main city of Jaisalmer. SMT provides you great deals on flights to Jodhpur for a great experience.

  • By Rail - The main railway station is Jaisalmer railway station.

  • By Road - There is no major connectivity of private bus tour operators on this route.

Rann of Kutch, Gujrat


Rann of Kutch is a magnificent destination and if you have still not visited, then December is the right time to do so. This place is sprinkled in the dust of magic that gives you a mystical environment. Explore places like Dholavira, Bhuj, and Kandla that has historical significance. December is the perfect month to explore this beauty.

What to Buy: Rogan art (oil-based painting), copper bells, chunky jewelry, gold jewelry, Bandhani sarees or dupattas.

How to reach Rann of Kutch:

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Bhuj airport which is about 53 km away from the Rann of Kutch.

  • By Rail - The main railway station is at Bhuj and then you have to arrange a taxi or cab till Rann of Kutch.

  • By Road - Fly from Delhi to Bhuj and then complete your journey visa road till Rann of Kutch.

Sarnath, Uttar Pradesh


Sarnath is the place which was once visited by Gautam Buddha himself, long long ago. Visit this holy place located 13 km from Varanasi and it is a pilgrimage site for Buddhist and Jain monks. You will also encounter several of them when you will explore the interiors. Sarnath has a number of temples, stupas and the iconic Ashokan Pillar that people come to visit from all over the country.

What to Buy: Saffron robes, Buddhist prayer wheels, beads, rosary, rugs, and flags.

How to reach Sarnath: Sarnath is very well connected through trains. You can reach Sarnath by taking a flight to Varanasi and then book a taxi there to Sarnath.

Kohima, Nagaland


Located at the top of a high ridge, Kohima is the capital of Nagaland. This place attracts tourists because of its serene and hilly beauty. It is also amongst the three Nagaland towns with Municipal council status with Dimapur and Mokochung too. Kohima is a beautiful town of the brave and daring, yet very simple and innocent Naga tribes.

What to buy: Metalwork, beadwork, souvenirs, traditional attire, woodcraft, jewelry, baskets.

How to reach Kohima: 

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Dimapur airport (74 km).

  • By Rail - There is no rail connectivity in Kohima.

  • By Road - You can hire a taxi, take a local bus service, or take your own private vehicle to reach Kohima.

Wayanad, Kerala


You can spend your winter vacations in South India too. Wayanad, a green paradise is situated amidst the stunning mountains of the Western Ghats, you will get to explore the history, food, people, forests, and of course culture. Everything about this place is incredibly nice. There are a number of trekking routes you can explore a lot of bird watching spots that attracts tourists from all over the country.

What to Buy: Spices, coffee, herbal plants, native craft, tea, bamboo articles

How to reach Wayanad:

  • By Air - The nearest airport is Calicut International Airport (65 km).

  • By Rail - Kozhikode is the nearest railway station.

  • By Road - Hire a taxi, or travel on a local bus to reach Wayanad from the airport or the railway station.

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