8 Best Places in India to Celebrate Christmas 2017

How eagerly are you waiting for the Christmas? Well, I’m definitely in because the joy of December month is something that can’t be expressed in words and when the month comes to the end the joy becomes double, triple, quarter,……. 😀

December is the month when we all search for destinations to spend the great nights or can say the most awaited eve- New Year and Christmas ofcourse! As Christmas enters first on 25 December of every year, who take a chance to miss this big day?

For me Christmas is a holiday time and you also will agree on this. So this is very obvious that one can pack their bags and set off for a small vacation, with their loved ones. Where to, you may ask?

Well, below are some awesome places in India to celebrate Christmas 2017.

So, instead of sitting at home this Christmas eve take yourself and your loved ones to one of these charming places in India.

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Top 8 Places in India to Celebrate Christmas 2017

1. Goa

Best Places in India to celebrate Christmas-Goa

There shouldn’t be any doubt about why Goa is first on the list to celebrate Christmas eve. As Goa is home to many Christians which brings joyous atmosphere in the state during Christmas, the celebration of this festival isn’t restricted to Christians, but is enjoyed by everyone! You can participate in night long parties on beaches, friendly chats and cocktails in bars and pubs, and also, cathedrals decorated with lights and flowers, and midnight mass in churches with little children singing melodious carol-there’s everything Goa offers to its visitors during Christmas.

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2. Pondicherry

Christmas in Pondicherry

There are several reasons why Pondicherry is one of the best places in India to celebrate Christmas. It’s pleasant weather during Christmas, endless number of gothic churches and cathedrals, beaches which are less crowded- all these factors make it a must visit destination. With so much to explore, on shouldn’t miss out on a trip to Pondicherry on Christmas.

3. Kerala

Places to enjoy Christmas Eve in India-Kerala

If you have already visited Goa then hold on, because there is a destination which is similar to Goa in many ways and you can expect even more from this Southern state of India. As Christians call Kerala their home, the land is filled with many Churches. One can visit Kerala on Christmas and sing carols at the midnight mass, witness the Christmas play, gorge on the local feast or have a bonfire on the beaches for a a more-than-merry experience!

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4. Shillong

Christmas Celebration in Shillong

I can say it loud that Shillong is indeed an awesome place to enjoy Christmas vacation. The reason is, one of my friends is from Shillong and she used to tell us about her place, how they celebrate, how it look on Christmas. Shillong celebrates Christmas with as much zeal and enthusiasm as any other city in India. The weather in the Shillong, the Scotland of India is simply enjoyable and the view offered is mesmeric during the winter months.

5. Mumbai

Mumbai in christmas Vacation

Here comes another place in India, where the warmth of Christmas can be greatly felt. Fancy brightly illuminated Christmas trees on the sidewalk, malls and markets jazzed up with Christmas lights and props, and the delicious scent of fruit cakes- Mumbai never stop to amaze its travelers. Also, there are many churches in Mumbai such as Holy Name Cathedral, Saint Thomas’s Cathedral, Gloria Church, Saint Michael’s Church, Mount Mary’s Basilica, Saint Peter’s Church, Saint Andrew’s Church and Lady of Immaculate Conception, where you can attend lively midnight mass.

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6. Bangalore

Christmas Celebration in Bangalore-Best Places to Visit

The entire Bangalore gets decked up during the advent season and places like malls, markets and restaurant start to offer discounts and special menus respectively. It is one of the best places in India to celebrate Christmas. Bathed in an exuberant festive spirit and rich in culinary delights, the city is spoilt for choices. In addition to this, a large number of events are organized in the city in order to make Christmas more fascinating and fun.

7. Manali

Awesome Places in India to Celebrate Christmas-Manali

You can call it a White Christmas if you are planning to visit Manali on Christmas vacation. This popular Himachal’s destination is perfect for those who want to celebrate the Christmas amidst real snow. Adorned by pine trees that are decorated with colorful lights and hanging gifts, Christmas in Manali looks like a dream come true.

8. Kolkata

Christmas in Kolkata

Christmas celebration in Kolkata goes back to the time when the British ruled over India. The whole city becomes brighter and livelier during the Christmas season. The aroma of fruit cake and pastries fill the air and markets become crowded. Light & Sound exhibitions, rock band performances, glittering decor & heavy discounts on merchandise, what’s more you expect this Christmas?

Go for a vacation in one of these destinations of India during the Christmas season and become your loved ones Santa Claus; after all Christmas is the season of giving joy.

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