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Places to Visit in India for Christmas Holidays

Written By: Siji Ram

Indians are among those who celebrate every festival, irrespective of their religions. Christmas is one of the widely celebrated festivals of India. The houses are decorated with Christmas trees, cribs and bright colours, welcoming the day the Lord was born.

In some places of India, kids dress up as Santa Claus and visit their neighbourhood distributing the chocolates and gifts. This season is also a great time for kids as the Christmas holidays which normally extends until the New Year celebrations, is the time of enjoyment. Kicking the examinations and embracing the vacation is always a great fun. Travelling to places with their families during the vacation is super-fun.

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India has some beautiful places where you can take your children during the winter vacation , so that they can forget the stress of exams and have a great time with the family. Let us see the best places to visit in India for Christmas holidays.


Goa is one of the places to unwind yourself and have fun with your family. Take your kids to Goa, and let them soak in the beaches here, play with the sand and have their favourite seafood. You can also visit the churches in Goa where Christmas is celebrated in full fervour and gaiety and be a part of the merry-making.

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Shillong is another great choice to visit during Christmas holidays. The residents here celebrate Christmas with their local dances and other traditional performances. Don't miss these musical performances by local bands here. The churches here showcase Gospel music which may interest you.


Mumbai is one of the cities that can be visited during Christmas vacation. The city's markets sell all the decoration items for the celebrations at cheap rates. You can also find beautifully decorated Christmas trees on the streets. The Midnight Mass at Mount Mary's Basilica can be attended too on your trip to the city.

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This French town is among the top places to visit during Christmas holidays. The two famous churches here, Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, organise masses that can be attended by all. The churches are also decorated in a spree of colours, lights and candles, which is not to be missed.


Kerala is a place that celebrates Christmas with great food. You can try the varieties of cakes and other sweets that are available here during this season. The churches here are decked up and a Christmas star can be seen hung from almost all the houses here, making it a treat to the eyes.

Take a family tour to any of these places this Christmas vacation. Have a great time!

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