Itâs that time of the year when Santa Claus comes to the town!! Yes, how much we love the spirit of Christmas – when the town turns red and white, and the sound of bells and the smell of freshly baked cake add a sense of festivity. December is definitely our favourite month â while Christmas leaves us ecstatic and gives us a reason to celebrate love, forgiveness and life; we end the year with a bang by celebrating New Yearâs Eve with all style and swag.
Though India does not celebrate Christmas like the Wild West does, we have many places that come alive during this time of the year. Have you planned your biggest holiday of the year yet? If not, here are few places in India that you must visit to make your Christmas bright and beautiful:
Goa is synonymous with celebration. During November and December, this much-loved destination see a lot of tourist. Owing to its Portuguese legacy, Goa has sizable Roman Catholic population, which adds immense fervour and zeal to Christmas celebrations here. The entire city is decked up with with poinsettia flowers and lights. Carols and prayers go on till the wee hours of morning. And how can we forget the beach shacks that serve delectable Christmas lunches and dinners, live band concerts and all-night long parties that Goa is popular for.
The French influence in Pondicherry makes this idyllic coastal town unique indeed. If you want to feel the warmth of Christmas and want a peaceful holiday, there is no place like Pondicherry. During Christmas, the streets are lit with lights that would make you feel the exuberance in the ambiance. Become a part of the culture and attend masses at many beautiful churches like Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus or The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, to witness the festival of joy at its best.
Every street inÂ KeralaÂ gets decked up beautifully to brighten up your mood. Home to several churches, Kerala is the best place to attend the Midnight Mass and witness the enactment of Lord Jesusâs birth scene and carols.The relaxed atmosphere of KeralaÂ infused with the festive air during Christmas make destinations in Kerala ideal for Christmas holidays.
The quaint town of Shillong is a perfect winter destination for a relaxed holiday â and whatâs better than visiting it during Christmas. Christmas celebration at Shillong is beautiful indeed. During Christmas, the town comes alive with music and dance performances. You can go for a live musical performance by one of the local bands or also hear Gospel music in the churches Local dance troops also showcase their talent at venues across the city.Â The streets, houses and churches are decorated with shimmering lights; and how can we forget the amazing Shillong food that would definitely make your trip memorable.
Donât delay! Avoid festive rush by booking your flight tickets in advance. Pack your bags and get ready for a fantastic Christmas vacation!