Best places to visit in India in December & January

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Here’s a look at the top 5 places in India to visit in December.

Rann of Kutch: The barren previously flooded upper jaw of Gujarat dries by December, leaving behind a landscape of white salt stretching as far as the eye can see. The dry brown desert transforms into a lush green habitat which attracts flocks of migratory birds. The artisans of Kutch are famous for their wares. You can drop in and watch them at work making embroidered cloth, hand block printing and making copper bells that have their own unique ring.

Rann of Kutch

Coastal Karnataka: After all the sports fanfare for the year dies down, head to Coastal Karnataka where the annual Kambala event is held in various villages. Find your seat beside wet paddy fields filled with slush and watch while farmers race their bulls to the finish line. The event is held is various villages along the coast and this gives you an opportunity to go village hopping and sample some authentic local cuisine on the way.

Coastal Karnataka

Kaziranga National Park: When the wife of Lord Curzon visited Kaziranga in 1904 she failed to see a single one horned rhino that the area was famous for. Thanks to her misfortune today we have the good fortune of watching the famous animal in it’s natural habitat. The conservation efforts which started at the persuasion of Mary Victoria Leiter Curzon today boasts of 75% of the world’s population of the species. One can get close up to the beasts atop an elephant. The tall grass acts as a natural camouflage.

Kaziranga National Park

Temple Circuit: Experience God in the temples of Tamil Nadu. The Tanjore- Trichy – Madurai – Kumbakonam – Chidambaram circuit offers even one a sense of the Supreme. If spirituality is not your cup of tea marvel at the architecture of the temple complex. The experience comes with an opportunity to sample delicious southern cooking

Temple

Kerala: Relax on a rice boat as it slowly glides along the backwaters of the Kerala. Explore ancient houses, synagogues, churches and relive the history that dates back to the spice trade. Flex your muscles at an attempt at the martial art of Kalaripayattu or just kick back and watch painted faces spin a story without words at a performance of Kathakali. LAy back and enjoy God’s own country.

kathakali

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