The month of December comes with a lot of surprises, an end to the yearlong hard works, longing for a New Year and above all, Christmas, the birthday of Lord Jesus. Even though Christmas in India is not accompanied by snow, Christmas trees and presents like other countries, the festival is enjoyed by everyone and there are many places where you can find traditional Christmas cheers.
While there’s truth to the notion that there’s no place like home for the holidays.
There are places to visit at Christmas time like:
Pondicherry is one of the most popular Christmas destination in India. Pondicherry was once a french colony in India. It is also widely known as “India’s little France”. It has so many beautiful and spectacular beaches for the celebration of this festival as well as traditional churches. Pondicherry has so many events on this festival week in churches such as ‘The Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception’ and ‘The Sacred Heart of Jesus Church’.
Manali, the hill station in Himalayas is probably the one place in India where nature provides the true spirit of Christmas- snow. People from all around the world come to celebrate Christmas and New Year here. Hotels offer festive packages including parties and snow sports. With people roaming around, indulging in snowball fights and building snow castles, Manali can give you an unforgettable Christmas experience.
Kerala has also large number of Christians and also favorite tourism destination in India like Goa. It has also most beautiful and clean beaches which makes our tour more enjoyable. There are so many attractions in the state where you can find midnight mass on Christmas eve.
Mumbai, the financial capital of India becomes a party hub during the Christmas season. All the major streets in the suburbs will be covered with lights and Christmas trees on streets is a common sight. The festival continues till New Year, with the fireworks display on the 31st of December in Marine Lines, being the biggest attraction. Church gate, Bandra, Hill Road are the places in Mumbai where you can celebrate with your friends and family members. There are also so many churches organize midnight mass on Christmas eve. If you are a party lover, Mumbai is the exact place to hit with street parties and nightclubs opened with offers to welcome the New Year.
Goa is undoubtedly the favorite Christmas destination in India. It is visited by number of foreign tourists and has large number of Christians. The Internationally acclaimed Sunburn festivals takes place during Christmas in Goa, where lot of tourists and locals gather to share the joy of season. It has number of beautiful beaches which attract millions of tourists every year, and are immensely crowded at Christmas with night parties and food joints serving international and Christmas special cuisines at discounts.