Christmas is a magical time of the year; with twinkling red lights on trees, snow-covered surroundings and the sweet smell of freshly baked cakes. All of this and more makes Christmas the perfect time to travel and experience the celebrations in different parts of the world. Although not so much as the western countries, India too has it’s style of celebrating with much zeal and enthusiasm. And with long weekends and christmas holidays coming up, we got some travelers share the best places to visit during Christmas in India. Even though the christmasy vibe is not present in some of these destinations, the season is right and there are some great experiences you can look forward to.
The Great Rann of Kutch:
Kunjal Karaniya says, “It is the perfect time to visit Rann of kutch for Rann Utsav and the white desert, which is visible and can be enjoyed only in winters for few months.”
Megha Goel recommends a snowy Christmas! Perfect time to head to Auli for skiing.
Edwina D’souza says “Goa. Hands down! The cribs are among the best and very creative. Churches are beautifully lit and midnight mass is the highlight”
Priyal Loyalka recalls going to shimla one christmas, it was beautiful; snow fall, fun crowds, mind-blowing scenes and delicious local food. Shimla as a winter wonderland.
Nequesta Vhora says, “Last year, I did a micro-blogging series on Instagram on – Winter Over In Rajasthan! Camping in the deserts of Jaisalmer is my recommendation!”
Sumi Paul speaks in favor of Panchgani, to camp and enjoy the wonderful chill with a bonfire, barbeque and some soft music!! There is a camp run by a french couple in Panchgani! It is perfect for christmas and the cold weather.”
Anupa Parkhi believes, Uttarakhand is the place to be during December. It’s heavenly in the winter months.
Nidhi Rai Shetty has great things to say about Mangalore. The entire city is decked up with sparkling lights and stars. It looks breath-takingly beautiful and mesmersing. You can see chirstmas celebrations happening in full vigour, in every hook and corner of the town. Also, Christmas is celebrated with a lot of enthusiasm in different parts of Dakshin Kannada.
Tania Mukherjee vouches for the celebrations in Kolkata. From St.Paul’s Cathedral to Park Street, its a huge merry making time. Streets are lit up, cakes, candles, santa hats and what not! Yes, they do do celebrate christmas in Kolkata!
Nawal Ali keeps it short and simple as she states how the christmas celebrations and street decor in Gangtok is nothing but simply breathtaking.”