Christmas is celebrated on a large scale throughout the world. India too is not lagging behind in celebrating this festival with pomp and grandeur. Christmas in India is all about coloured lights, carols, bakes and cakes and celebrating the festival together, with friends and family as it is everywhere else. Decorating Christmas trees, baking cookies and plum cakes, putting up fairy lights all over and attending the Christmas masses in Churches; this is how India celebrates Christmas. If you are visiting India for the first time or are in India but want to get a taste of how the festival is celebrated around this side of the world, do visit these places to get closer to the festive vibe and cherish the Christmas cheer.
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7 Places To Visit In India For A Magical Christmas experience
Christmas in Goa is nothing less than a carnival. With abundant Churches for attending masses and even more restaurants and pubs for late-night parties and feasts, Goa is a must-visit place during Christmas. You can spend your days admiring the numerous serene beaches and spend your nights wandering the beautifully decorated streets and churches. The local eateries and bakeries in Goa offer fresh cakes to cherish. Also did we mention that alcohol is cheaper in Goa than other states in the country?
Yet another beautiful location especially to visit during the Christmas time. This town which was a French colony still protects its French culture and practices. It is a beautiful town with vibrant structures, cute cafes, beaches and a gorgeous festive spirit. The famous churches like Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Our Lady of Assumption Church and others offer mesmerising Christmas decor.
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With a considerable Christian population. Shimla celebrates Christmas in a cheerful and snowy manner. As the winters in Shimla are pretty cold, you may not find too many tourists here during the festive time. However if you love the cold climate, Shimla is one of the best places to visit during Christmas as you can even play with snow and make snowmen and also sip in hot chocolate in the cute cafes the town has to offer.
Rightly called the city of joy because of its cheerful population, Kolkata is lively and colourful during Christmas. Every corner of the city spreads the happy festive vibes with great food, night masses and decorated Christmas trees. The state celebrates Christmas on the same level it celebrates Durga Puja
This bust city is nowhere behind when it comes to Christmas decor and festivities. Being cosmopolitan, Mumbai celebrates every festival with equal enthusiasm. The roads, shopping malls and churches are decked up in Christmas decorations. There are food trails, pop up stalls, flea markets all around the city during the holiday time. Do not forget to visit the Mount Mary Church in Bandra with a delightful Christmas decor.
This city promises you a holy Christmas celebration with shimmering streets, Christmas decor, and spirituality in the air. The famous churches in the city include Velankanni Church, Santhome Church, St. Andrews Church and others display a beautiful Christmas decor worth visiting.
With its significant population being Christian, there are many churches in the state where Christmas celebrations take place with a lot of excitement. The state celebrates the festival with great vigor by decorating their houses, and churches with lights, stars, balloons and other props. With its pristine coastline you can spend the daytime admiring nature and after a gorgeous sunset head towards the night fun activities in the town.
Which place would you like to visit first for a true Christmas spirit?
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