How to celebrate Christmas & New Year in India

By IndeBo | Sep 13, 2018
Asia > India

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Before the bells jingle and clock strikes 12, to mark the ending of a year and beginning of a new one everybody wants to rejoice those moments in full spirits!
If India is a land of cultures for travelers, then New Year and Christmas festivities in India are also certainly prominent that you can’t overlook. With nearly all major cities being organizing events in nightclubs and hotels, it's invariably difficult to choose a location where you would love to dig in this year.
Most of us run to big and well-known cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, etc. which undoubtedly host best of the events. But why not try something different and one of a kind this time?
Here we've handcrafted four unique spots to plan your New year and Christmas celebration in India in a unique style. This list is precisely for those who want to celebrate the occasion in an unusual way, far from the hustle and bustle of metropolitan cities, leaving a remarkable stamp on their memories.

1. McLeod Ganj

Are you a mountain lover? Then New Year’s Eve in the midst of the snow-clad Himalayas is perfect for you.
Located in the province of Himachal Pradesh, the small-town McLeod Ganj is as enchanting as the Christmas and New Year's festivity. With the chilling winds brushing through you, this place turns into all melodic on this day.
Here you’ll find several trendy little bistros where you can sit and tune in to foreign visitors playing guitar. Individuals from all parts of India and overseas are seen wandering in the magnificent streets, making the most of their time, enjoying the food, beverages and having a great time.

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2. Andaman & Nicobar Islands

What about celebrations with the touch of adventure and tranquility both?
Andaman island in the Bay of Bengal is the only location in India where you’ll find turquoise colored beaches. From stunning coral reefs to beautiful sunset this place is a treasure box. Every island of Andaman is distinct from other offering a bizarre connection to visitors.
For leisure or to have a gala time, one can go to the white sandy Radhanagar beach by ferry. It’s the most popular among tourists as it is also considered to be one of the most beautiful beaches in Asia. You can otherwise visit a completely different Ross and Smith islands also known as the twin islands as they are connected by a sandbar giving it a striking look.

If you’re adventure lover, head to its Baratang island to explore mangrove forests, tribal life, and limestone caves. To enjoy water sports, you can reach Northbay and Havelock Island to try scuba diving, snorkeling, sea walk, etc. You can also book a seaplane ride for a unique experience amidst the sparkling blue water and serene environment.

Andaman offers the best sights which make it a perfect destination to plan your New year trip. Whether you’re planning a family trip, with friends or a romantic eve with your partner, this place has something to fascinate everyone.

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3. Jaisalmer

Jaisalmer is also known as the golden city and is one of the enchanting travel destinations of Rajasthan.
Envision a festivity time in the midst of sand dunes, bonfires, camel safaris, and the winter chill of the Thar desert in the umbra of the Golden City havelis. Sojourn at the charming desert camps on the sandy hills of Sam and Khuri – to party at the campfires. You will also get to enjoy folk dance and dinner in tented camp.
All these things really make this location a great decision to celebrate Christmas and New Year eve in a unique way.

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4. Goa

Last but not the least set your sights on Goa. Though a common selection. So, wondering why we chose this?
Because it’ll give you a true essence of Christmas. Christmas in Goa is simply not a religious celebration but rather a festival of life. It is a must location for those who want to enjoy and experience the eve in an ideal, real way, but haven’t yet.
Goa is already famous to provide a wide range of fun one desires during this time. The territory of Goa comprises of numerous lovely viewpoints including shorelines, discos, resorts, guest houses, and so on.

Eminent for its beach parties, Goa's merry soul just turns out to be more lustful amid the New Year. Go to Anjuna or Palolem beach for dynamic parties, boisterous music, and view great firecrackers display over the Arabian Sea. From traditional meals to seafood, here you can discover, drink, and eat anything you adore.

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All these places will give you completely pleasurable moments that will live in your mind and heart eternally. Let's give that time of the year as well as your social media profiles a touch of uniqueness by choosing one of the destinations from our list for your Christmas and New year celebration. Place that no one had thought before, it will definitely leave everyone awestruck!

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Written by IndeBo
40 years ago, from a small garage in New Delhi, IndeBo embarked on a journey to welcome the world to India. As a Destination Managment Company, we believe that beyond the travel brochures lies the true, enchanting India and this is the India that we take you to. When it comes to planning a travel itinerary, IndeBo's approach has been distinctive in varied terms. We believe that people travel to explore, learn and experience the new. And for that, we focus on designing handcrafted itineraries that foster customisation, innovation and attention to detail.

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