Try These 15 Things If You Visit India During Christmas & New Year

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14. Submerge yourself in the breathtaking beauty of Shillong, Meghalaya

Try These 15 Things If You Visit India During Christmas & New Year-Trip Advise

Shillong, a region of north east India, is the place to be for your upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations. The gigantic canyons, breathtaking Elephant Falls, serene lakes and well manicured gardens, make Shillong a power package of tourism. Commonly referred to as the ‘clouds abode’, it occupies a special place among the best hill stations of India. During Christmas, people don the best outfits, while the streets, houses and public places are decorated with wreaths, lights and lanterns. People sing carols, exchange gifts and sweets. While the December chill may not allow you to explore Shillong completely, the trip surely is incomplete without gorging on the famous local food dumpling, popularly called as momos. Food is yet another reason which will make the trip memorable. In short, witnessing a lively Christmas and New Year amidst abundance of natural beauty will be among the best things to see and do on a family holiday in India.

15. Witness the Heritage Beauty of South Mumbai

Try These 15 Things If You Visit India During Christmas & New Year-Trip Advise

The financial capital of India, Mumbai, is in its best spirits during winter, as the city enjoys the best weather, compared to the rest of the year. Commonly referred to as ‘The city which doesn’t sleep’, Mumbai gears up to welcome the New Year with open arms. And in a city with such high spirits, taking a heritage tour of South Mumbai will be the best reason to visit Mumbai for Christmas holidays. The architecture of Gateway of India, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Taraporewala Aquarium and Rajabai Tower shows the influence of British Era. The elegance of the Taj Mahal hotel is simply mind blowing.


Exploring the age old shopping streets like Fashion Street, Crawford Market and Colaba causeway, will wake up the shopping bug within you. The view of iconic Air India building, rotating Ambassador Hotel, and a bird’s eye view of the Queen’s necklace (Marine Drive), will be simply enriching. And if you become hungry with all this exploring, head straight to some of the best known Irani Cafes like Britannia Cafe, Kayani and Co., try the kababs of Bademiyan, taste the Mervan’s Bun Maska, relish Butter Chicken and Tandoor at Noorani, savour Sardar Pav Bhaji and enjoy Baadshah’s Falooda. With such a diverse range of activities to do, spending family holidays in Mumbai will be the best place to celebrate Christmas in India.

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