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Where to go in Asia in December

Holidays to Asia in December

By December, large parts of South Asia are well out of monsoon and countries including India (south and central regions), Sri Lanka, the Maldives, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand are experiencing excellent weather. In Indonesia, as Bali and Java are wet, but Raja Ampat in the east is dry with excellent conditions for diving and snorkelling. Although Japan is rather cold by now, December is the beginning of the crab season – a must for food lovers! If you are looking for options for a Christmas holiday, Sri Lanka, the Maldives, South India, Laos and Cambodia, Thailand, and Myanmar offer incredibly diverse and immersive possibilities.

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South India: culture and serene waters

South India is particularly good in December, as the weather is warmer. Cruise on the beautiful backwaters in Kerala, explore Hampi’s historic monuments, indulge in Chettinad’s delectable cuisine, discover Pondicherry’s beautiful French colonial vibe, and immerse yourself in Tanjore’s age-old art and craft traditions.

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South Western India: Mumbai and Goa

Experience Mumbai’s frantic hustle and bustle as well as Goa’s picture-perfect beaches in December when the weather is beautiful.