Christmas is a world popular festival, which certainly demands a vacation! Celebrating Christmas in India has seen a steep splurge in recent years. Many people prefer to celebrate this grand occasion away from their homes As Christmas is a holiday time, one can pack their bags and set off for a small vacation, with their loved ones. Where to, you ask? We have listed down places where you should travel to, this Christmas!
1. Andaman & Nicobar Islands:
Andaman and Nicobar Islands is situated in India and magnetize a gust of tourists from all over the world.Long fabled among travellers for its legendary beaches, world-class diving and far-flung location in the middle of nowhere, the Andaman Islands are still the ideal place to get away from it all.
Tamil Nadu’s capital city Chennai is the biggest commercial and industrial centre in South India. It is one of the best holiday destinations in India and this is the reason we have listed this city on number two position. On the eve of Christmas fest, people sing carols and rhymes to celebrate the birth of Lord Jesus. Along with the churches, all hotels, shopping malls and houses are decorated with colorful lights and Christmas trees. Many hotel and Luxury accommodation offers huge discount on this festive season.
Moving towards hill stations, Manali is an awesome place to celebrate Christmas festival with friend group or family. You can have a white Christmas in India, by whisking off to Manali. A lot of tourists congregate the place around this time, mainly to enjoy the snowfall, so it is advisable to book your hotels in advance to get good deals .it is a lovely place to spend a fairytale Christmas!
Goa, a name famous for New Year party, beaches, sun, sand, backwaters, cottages and lot more. However, many a times travellers from different countries and continents like US, Europe do not realize that Goa also holds a grand Christmas celebration in its churches like Basilica of Bom Jesus, Three kings Church etc.
If in Goa, Christmas is celebrated in ostentatious fashion, in Pondicherry, Christmas is celebrated in very peaceful way. Having a French lineage there are a lots of Christians here who celebrate Christmas with great zeal following all the traditional rituals and merry-making. The weather in Pondicherry during Christmas time is pleasant, and you can visit the gothic churches located here. They have lovely Christmas decorations and lights and the Mass is held in Tamil. Local celebrate this festival with full energy.
One can have a complete experience while having a holiday in Kerala during Christmas. The state has a very strong Christian population with countless churches across the state. The famous holiday is celebrated with great vitality across the state as people decorate their houses, the churches and the street with lightings and other materials. The Christmas celebrations in Kerala have a local flavor, which you can understand only when you visit this God’s own land!
If all the cities in India have got a unique reason to celebrate Christmas then Mussoorie has also got a very unique reason to celebrate Christmas. Say, it’s the climate and the culture. In December, Mussoorie will be laden with snow so any Christmas decoration light that you see falling on the snow at night is aesthetically more beautiful than lights in cities in plain parts of India.