December can be a fantastic time to travel. If the monsoon has ended, the weather can be hot, dry and sunny across the country and you can expect wonderful beach weather over this Christmas period.
The monsoon often has ceased or calmed by the start of December, leaving behind lush green landscapes begging to be explored. The Tea Country, Horton Plains and other rural areas are exceptionally beautiful after the rains have calmed. This does, however, mean that it is a popular time to visit these areas and beds can be in demand, resulting in peak prices.