Best places to Go on Christmas and New Year Holidays

As this year is slowly coming to an end, there’s one question continuously popping up in our minds! And, that is- What are the best  places to go for Christmas and New Year Holidays? Yes! The much awaited vacations of Christmas and New Year are around the corner. These vacations bring along a lot of happiness and excitement with them. They truly deserve a destination which goes perfect with the celebrations.

Festivals bring together the entire family and make us gather some special moments which we can cherish for a lifetime. This is why the holiday destination plays a key role. India has an array of destinations to offer, from hill stations and beaches to historical sites. Go ahead and read on our compilation of the best  places to go for Christmas and New Year Holidays to plan your trip.

Chrishtmas festival, India

Christmas Celebration

It is a hard to choose the best destination to enjoy Christmas and New Year celebration among them. To make it easier for you, we have listed below some of the main destinations to enjoy Christmas as well as New Year 2015 in India which will help you find the perfect destinations for you and your family.

Happy New year

New year celebration

Best Hill Stations to Go

What could be better than enjoying Christmas and New Year’s amid the beautiful hills? Here are the best hill stations to visit on Christmas and New Year.

Gulmarg:

Gondola Ride, Gulmarg

One of the highest and largest ropeways in Asia continent.

Located in the heart of Jammu and Kashmir, this hill station promises with a memorable and peaceful journey to all. Gulmarg is set amid the beautiful meadows and snow capped mountains which add to the beauty of this place. Coming to the attractions, there are many which captivate you with their scenic locations and breathtaking views. Some of them are Apharwat Peak, Gulmarg Gondola, and Gulmarg Golf course.  

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Shimla:

Christ church, Shimla

Christ church considered second oldest church in north India

Also known as the “Queen of Hills”, Shimla is a perfect destination to visit on Christmas. Walk through the tall pines and enjoy the picturesque view of the Himalayas. Explore the beauty of the place by visiting attractions like Christ church, Jakhu temple, the ridge and George castle.

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Nainital:

Naini Lake, Nainital

Naini lake is the most famous lake to enjoy boating & yachting in Nanital

If you wish to spend your holidays amid a beautiful landscape and captivating surroundings, then Nainital is the place for you. Nainital is located in Uttarakhand and has everything you require for a complete holiday. From beautiful lake to alluring locations to architecture of the British era, it has all.

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Lonavala:

Bhusi Dam, Lonavala

Bhusi dam is a famous place to visit in Lonavala

Away from the maddening crowds, Lonavala is a romantic gateway situated a few kms from Mumbai. Lonavala allures people from all over with its tranquility and attractions like Tiger point, Bhushi dam, Karla caves and Lohagarh Fort.

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Ooty:

Ooty, Tamilnadu

Tea gardening in Ooty, Tamilnadu

Ooty is a picturesque little town in Tamil Nadu. Beautiful mountains, calm lakes and extensive grasslands add magic to the integral beauty of this place. Feel the magic of nature by visiting its attractions like Botanical garden, Ooty Lake and Pykara Lake.

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Darjeeling:

Himalayan Queen Train, Darjeeling

Himalayan Railway- A World Heritage by UNESCO

Darjeeling is green hill town located in West Bengal. It is not only famous for its tea plantations but also for those scenic locations and wonderful views which it offers. Don’t miss visiting its tourist spots like Tiger hill, Darjeeling ropeway, War Memorial and Darjeeling himalayan railway.

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Best Beaches to Go

Enjoy the surreal beauty of the sky and golden sandy beaches by taking up a beach holiday on Christmas & New Year vacations. Checkout the list of some best beaches below:

Lakshadweep:

Lakshadweep

Kavaratti Beach in Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep set in the Lakshadweep Sea is a perfect tourist destination for those who wish to have a relaxing holiday in a beautiful beach setting. And this is not all; the place offers breathtaking views at Agatti Island, Bangaram, Amini Island, Kavaratti and Suheli Par.

Andaman and Nicobar:

Beaches of Andaman Nicobar

Sunset view on Radhanagar Beach, Andaman Nicobar

If you wish to spend this festive holiday with tranquility, then Andaman and Nicobar is the place to be. It is a must-visit destination for those who love nature and adventure. Assure yourself with a memorable experience by visiting this place and its destinations like Port Blair, Havelock Island and Great Nicobar.

Goa:

Goa beach, Goa

Evening time at Goa beaches

With its beaches and party scene, the tiny emerald of Goa is definitely one of the best places to go for Christmas and New Year Holidays. Aptly called the party capital of India, Goa offers a complete package to all. The place has so much to offer, from beaches and nightclubs to forts. The amazing seafood adds to the great holiday experience in Goa.

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Kerala:

Varkala beach, kerala

Varkala beach in kerala

God’s own country, Kerala is a one of the most beautiful states of the country. The star attractions of this place include the serene backwaters, coconut palms and tropical greenery. It is truly the perfect family holiday destination on this Christmas.

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Best Historical & cultural Sites to Go

This holiday season, flip through the history and culture of India with a visit to the any of the historical and cultural sites given below:

Agra:

Taj Mahal, Agra

Taj mahal is the World Heritage Site and one of the Seven Wonder of The World

Boasting one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Taj mahal, Agra is located in Uttar Pradesh and it offers a complete treat to history and architecture lovers. This is not all! The place has many more historical sites to see such as Agra Fort, Chausath Khamba, Jahangir Mahal and Panch Mahal.

Khajuraho:

Khajuraho Temple, Khajuraho

Famous temples of Khajuraho for their Nagara-style architectural and erotic sculptures

Taking you back to the Chandela Dynasty, Khajuraho temples is a World Heritage Site located in Madhya Pradesh. The place tells you much about the Hindu mythology with its temples which feature artistic sculptures and carvings. Have a look at the beautiful architecture by visiting temples like The Khajuraho Temples, Kandariya Mahadev Temple, and Lakshmana Temple.

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Aurangabad:

Ajanta & Ellora caves , Aurangabad

Ajanta & Ellora caves is the  finest example of Buddhist religious art.

Well-known as the City of Gates, Aurangabad is a beautiful city in Maharashtra. The place offers an opportunity to look through the history of the country. The attractions of the place are widely known and they open arms to travelers from all over the world. Do pay a visit to Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Aurangabad Caves and Bani Begum Garden.

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Rajasthan:

Mehrangarh Fort, Rajasthan

Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest fort in India

Home to famous destinations like Bikaner, Jodhpur, Jaipur and Udaipur, Rajasthan is a colorful state which takes you through the rich history and culture of India. Take back some great memories from a place which offers you the best with a vibrant culture and delicious cuisines.

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Hampi:

Stone chariot, Hampi

Stone chariot is a artistic marble carved out of stone with great precision

Set in Karnataka, Hampi is a major historic place which presents before you, the majestic era. Visit this famous tourist destination which houses more than 500 historic monuments including Aqueducts and Canals, Lotus Temple, Sasivekalu Ganesha and Mahanavami Dibba.

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To sum up, we will say that, it’s time to explore some great destinations this holiday season with your family and friends. So, plan your holiday now and get ready to gather some joyous memories.

 

Thinking this world is a gold mine, Tanya Malik believes, the more you travel, the more you discover. Travel Writer one day, shutterbug the other, author in making, she lives for love, food and travel. Expect tons about scenic beauty and food from the write-ups of this nature lover and foodie.

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5 Responses

  1. Dimpy Roy says:

    Nice post!!!! You can check some good famous christmas parties in India where you can enjoy with your families and loved ones.

  2. Kalyan Jee Jha says:

    Awesome collections of the destinations to visit on Christmas and New Year holidays, I would love to go Shimla on New year 2015.

  3. Shikhar says:

    Very well written. You tried to incorporate everything you could. It was a pleasure reading it.
    Thanks.

  4. Shikhar says:

    India is about diversity. Yes, diversity in unity! From the rich cultural values, to the blend of different cuisines. I so wish I could see it all.

    • Tanya Malik says:

      Hello Shikhar! Thank you so much. Stay tuned for more write-ups which only aim to offer the best travel information to all.

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