Christmas is a festival celebrated by everyone across the world. Christmas trees decorated with lights and loads of toys, stockings hung out for Santa’s gifts and holidays is what best define the festival. It is the best time to pack your bags and go away on that long awaited holiday. We bring to you the best places in India to take off for during Christmas holidays.
Goa always tops the list for Christmas celebrations for the joyous atmosphere in the state. From midnight mass, Christmas carols, gothic churches to lit up tress, it becomes the beach paradise of India.
Owing to its French colonial history and influence, Pondicherry is a great place to visit during Christmas. One can visit the various gothic churches located here. The popular Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus must not be missed during the festive season.
Khopoli is best if you have only a few days in hand. Along with the lovely beaches, you can also visit Imagicaa, the the themed amusement park. Set against the scenic Sahyadri range and spread over more than 200 acres of property, Imagicaa and the Novotel Imagicaa offer a twin package for the perfect Christmas holidays. The amusement park also organizes various parades during Christmas. Book tickets.
Kerela is a favourite tourism destination like Goa. It’s beautiful and clean beaches will make your vacation picture perfect. Each street is decorated and the churches remain open almost all night.
Although Christmas is not one of its major festivals, the City of Joy becomes its liveliest during its celebrations. Park Street is a must-visit when you are in the city during Christmas. Christmas at Kolkata is synonymous with shimmering lights at Park Street, mass at St. Paul's Cathedral and fruitcakes and other traditional treats at old-time bakeries such as Nahoum's and Flury's.