Short days and long cold nights, Christmas is around the corner. If you still haven’t decided your destination to celebrate the biggest festival, you need to take a look at these amazing destinations in India that celebrate the festival with great enthusiasm and turn into an enormous pleasure house of entertainment.
Read on and book your flight tickets to any of these places soon to make the most of this splendid eve in India:
With a fine collection of excellent beaches and fascinating nightlife, Goa is perhaps the best place in India to celebrate Christmas. This vivacious Indian state with Portuguese legacy celebrates the festival with an enthralling spirit. Be it the cathedrals adorned with stunning lights and flowers, night long parties on the beaches, the midnight masses in churches or the exciting events at casinos and bars, the Christmas celebrations in Goa are quite popular among tourists from all over the world. Do not miss to visit some of the best churches in Goa including Basilica of Bom Jesus, Santa Cruz Church and Se Cathedral on your Christmas holidays.
Kerala is yet another place with a large number churches scattered all around. This southern Indian state is where the festival of Christmas is celebrated with great vigour across the backwaters and swaying coconut trees. While the bonfires on beaches dazzle up the celebration, the midnight masses and Christmas plays are must to attend. Foodies can enjoy a traditional dining experience here while trying an array of local feasts. Besides, the Cochin Carnival that is held every year during the last two weeks in December is another major draw among tourists seeking a perfect Christmas holiday destination in India.
The city that never sleeps, Mumbai is one beautiful destination not to miss during festivities. With a rich colonial past and fine Catholic population, the city is pretty famous for its Christmas celebrations. It comes alive with fancy Christmas trees on the sidewalks, lights, music and the delicious scent of fruit cakes and date rolls. You can attend a midnight mass at any of the churches here or enjoy a raging party at a night club to experience the best of Christmas celebration in the city. Hill Road, Bandra and Church Gate are some of the major attractions to visit here during Christmas holidays.
The capital of India, Delhi is renowned for its unique festival celebrations; and Christmas is one major festival celebrated here with great fervour. The heart of the city, Connaught Place turns into a true delight with glittering lights and food stalls all around during the Christmas season. It is home to Sacred Heart Cathedral, the most popular Church in the city that is visited by a large number of tourists to attend a midnight mass on Christmas. Besides, you can attend a number of theme parties organised at clubs and bars all across the city and can go shopping at the malls offering special Christmas discounts.
Another beautiful place to get into a true Christmas spirit in India is Kolkata. A famous thoroughfare in the city, Park Street becomes the centre of attraction in the city during Christmas with strings of lights and other decorations. The bars and pubs on the street are just perfect to party all night and dance to your favourite tracks at. You can also try a wide range of Christmas cakes and treats at Flury’s, a tearoom on the street. Kolkata Christmas Festival organised by West Bengal Tourism is another major attraction. Besides, some of the best churches to visit here include St. Paul’s Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus and St. Philomena’s Cathedral.