Unlike many who love to enjoy some snowy weather in the northern parts of India, if you’re someone looking for warm places to visit in December, Rajasthan is an ideal choice. There are several tourist destinations in Rajasthan that offer favourable environs for the lovers of historical monuments, places and more.
Winters are shorter in Rajasthan than in many other states in India. The entire winter season only lasts for four months, i.e, November, December, January and February.
While in the month of October the weather can still be warm if not pleasant in this wonderful state of beauty, we suggest you visit Rajasthan either in the month of November, December or January for the best experience of exploring the cities and attending the festivals.
During this time the weather is just perfect for tourism. Here’s a list of places and festivals to attend during the winter months in Rajasthan:
Attend the Winter Festival at Mount Abu
Mt. Abu is the only hill station in Rajasthan. It sits at a height of 1,219m above sea level and is at a short distance from the city of Jodhpur and Udaipur.
There are tons of religious monuments for tourists to visit. The most famous one is the Dilwara temple you absolutely must see. Others are Brahmakumari Ashram, Jain Shrines, and Guru Shikhar.
As you would be visiting in the month of December, you must attend the winter festival that is usually conducted at the end of the month every year.
The Rajasthan Tourism Development Corporation and the Municipal Board jointly organize this festival. The best time of the year to visit Mt. Abu is from November to March.
Attend the Jaipur Jewellery Show in Jaipur
Jaipur is the Pink City of India. It is the city of royalty, art, culture and especially a place for curators of incredible paintings, handicrafts, clothing and more.
It is a World Heritage City approved by UNESCO. If you have visited Rajasthan for its rural areas and sand dunes, you have to also visit the city of Jaipur. It is also one of the most pleasant places to visit in December.
In 2022, it is going to be 18 years of the Jaipur Jewellery Show. The show is conducted annually in the month of December and it is a feast in the eyes of ancient Indian Jewelry lovers. The experience is absolutely enduring and not to be missed.
Celebrate the Kumbhalgarh Festival at the Kumbhal Fort
Kumbhal fort is also known as the Great Wall of India, and it is a World Heritage Site. It is a Mewar fortress built in the 15th century, on the Aravalli Hills in the Rajsamand district of the state of Rajasthan.
The district is close to Udaipur and has a fascinating medieval architecture that lovers of art must most certainly visit.
The Kumbhalgarh festival is conducted in the first week of December and is organized by Rajasthan Tourism. The festival is all about folk dances, music and the creation of interesting Rajasthani dishes.
During the day there would be folk performances and competitions and during the night there are interesting explosions of lights and colourful dances. Try to visit the place during the festival time.
Enjoy the Kolayat Fair in Bikaner
The city of Bikaner is popular for tourism in Rajasthan. There are several forts and temples to see here, like every other tourist destination in the state. People visit Bikaner mostly during October, November and December.
Kolayat is a town in Bikaner, and it is very famous for the Kolayat Lake and the Kolayat fair. There are several temples near the lake and the most popular one is the Kapil Muni temple.
It is believed that Kapil Muni, an incarnation of the Lord Vishnu, meditated on the ghat here. One of the most famous festivals of Rajasthan, the Kolayat Fair draws thousands of visitors from across the country every year. It is conducted in the months of November or December, depending on the Hindu calendar.
If you decide to pay your visit to Pushkar during the month of November, do not miss the Pushkar Camel Fair that goes on during the first week of November every year. Enjoy the rural sports, and local cultural dances and participate in competitions with the locals.
You can also visit Bundi, a city in the Hadoti region of Rajasthan, and attend Bundi Utsav which is usually conducted in the month of November or December.
All of these festivals are conducted annually and every year the crow is only more than the last year. There is no fixed date for either of these festivals and that is because the dates in the Hindu calendar different from the dates in the Gregorian calendar.
This is why before you plan your itinerary make sure to check the festival dates on Google and then plan your travel route accordingly.
Rajasthan portrays much of the real India, that you usually do not get to see in other parts of the country.
Travels can never get enough of Rajasthan and that is why tourism is flourishing here with thousands of people visiting from across the globe. We you loved our blog and we truly hope you enjoy your winter vacation in the beautiful cities and towns of Rajasthan.