Christmas is a popular festival, which comes on 25th of December.On this day Christmas trees decorated with lights and loads of toys, stockings hung out for Santa’s gifts, preparing special delicacies such as Christmas pudding, mixed cakes and much more form the major part of the celebration .
In India celebration of Christmas by own style and we truly love it as we celebrate the spirit of Christmas that proffers forgiveness, love, grace and most importantly the act of sharing.
Infact in several parts of the country Christmas is celebrated with pomp and show, zeal and enthusiasm; also the different customs and traditions add an interesting flavour to the celebration of this festival in India So if you too want to have a Christmas like no other, read through this list of the best places to visit in India
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Here a list of places that are famed for their Christmas celebrations in India:
A beautiful Christmas celebration waits at Shillong for you, One of the oldest places of worship in North East India. Since not many people visit Shillong in the winter, you have the chance to celebrate a peaceful yet joyful Christmas here.
There is a great population of Christians here, thus Christmas is celebrated here with much passion and enthusiasm. The streets, houses and churches are decorated with shining lights; people prepare traditional cuisine and spend time signing carols and hymns in the evening. Few churches also have local bands playing the gospel music.
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A beautiful place to celebrate a traditional, quietful Christmas is Pondicherry, also referred to as India’s Little France. Like Goa, Puducherry also has a good population of Roman Catholic population, which means that this Union Territory has also got its own way of celebrating this joyful occasion.
During the Christmas season, Puducherry becomes brighter and you can feel the exuberance in the ambience and you are compelled to be a part of it.
The church service on the day of Christmas in Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Eglise de Notre Dame des Anges , The Cathedral of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Church of the Assumption, The Church of Our Lady of Lourdes, and Church of Our Lady of Good Health are quite a sight to witness
Daman and Diu
Daman and Diu is a delightful place , thanks to its Portuguese connections. this Union Territory in India has a charming way of celebrating Christmas Situated off the coast of Gujarat, otherwise quiet Daman becomes exciting with colour, lighting and festivities during Christmas.
Some interesting cultural shows are organized and Portuguese dance forms such as Corridinho can also be witnessed here in the Christmas season.
The vibrant lamps brighten the night sky making these places phenomenal during the festive season.People from various places flock here to celebrate and attend mass in churches such as Se Cathedral, Church of Our Lady of the Rosary, and Diu’s St. Paul’s Church.
Goa definitely tops the list, given to the joyous atmosphere in the state during Christmas. While Goa is home to many Christians, the celebration of this festival isn’t restricted to Christians, but is enjoyed by everyone!The party capital of India becomes livelier during the beginning of Season and one can actually feel the much-spoken warmth of Christmas.
The entire city is decorated with poinsettia flowers and lights. In the midnight, masses sing carols and this goes on till early hours of the morning.
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Most of the beaches shacks and restaurants serve Christmas lunches and dinners and have live bands playing. There all night long parties organized on the beaches like Anjuna, Mapusa and Candolim. Also, following Christmas, the popular Sunburn festival and the Supersonic Festival will be hosted in Goa.
We all know that Kerala is the home of several churches and very well can guess that it can be one of the best places to celebrate Christmas.
Each street is decorated and the churches remain open almost all night. The twinkling Christmas Star is added outside every home. The restaurants offer heavy discounts on food and drink.
The Nativity of Jesus is enacted through miniature models in shops and several localities. The Christmas celebrations in Kerala have a local flavour, which you can understand only when you visit this God’s own land!. Adding to the joy are gorgeous beaches and serene backwaters, where you surely want to spend some time.
“Go and enjoy a long vacation in one of these destinations during the Christmas season or gift a vacation to your nearest and dearest; after all Christmas is the season of giving joy. If you still cannot decide as in where to go for a tour in India, then allow us to help you. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let our expert team take control! MERRY CHRISTMAS! Stay Good!”
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