The holiday season is all about vacations and visiting new places, exploring a variety of things and experiencing happy moments with family and friends. In that case, plans must be made well in advance, in an organized way. India represents some of the best and beautiful holiday spots for making a perfect vacation fulfilled. Here are some amazing places to visit in India to fulfill your Christmas holiday travel-plans and create new memories throughout your vacation.
Whether you’re going with family or friends, this is the road to your wanderlust.
1. Darjeeling, West Bengal
Darjeeling is a beautiful town situated in the foothills of Himalaya. It stands to be the aptest destination for an ideal and wonderful holiday. Surrounded by a uniform emerald-green tea-plantations, the hill stands in the proximity to Mt. Kanchenjunga – the third highest peak in the world. A trip to Darjeeling can be so relishing that you’d want to visit the place once again. Do consider to pay a visit to the Queen of Hills in Eastern India.
StuCred Suggests: Teesta River Rafting, Tiger Hills, Toy Train Ride, Darjeeling-Rangit Valley Ropeway, Tibetan Monastery.
2. Coorg, Karnataka
The Kodagu district of Karnataka, also known as Coorg, is an elegant holiday journey’s end for your winter vacation. Getting together with a bunch of friends and kicking off to Coorg will reassuringly make the whole trip super fun. An advantage for those who wouldn’t prefer extreme cold climates, this is the best choice. Coorg is known its best coffee plantations and honey. It serves as a home for a wide range of birds and animals. South Indians can plan a trip to Coorg and visit within no time. So, what are you waiting for?
StuCred Suggests: Abbey Falls, Talakauvery, Dubare Elephant Camp, Nagarahole, Mandalpatti, Bylakuppa Tibetan Settlement (Golden Temple).
3. Alleppey, Kerala
Alleppey, also known as Alappuzha, is situated on the banks of the Arabian sea in the state of Kerala. It is an impressive tourist attraction place with many canals and bridges and has the most preference for backwater tourism throughout the year. There are many breathtaking churches that are admired by many international architects. The best place to celebrate your Christmas in one of these incredible churches, and to spend a peaceful holiday, the choice would be Alleppey.
StuCred Suggests: Alappuzha-Kollam Backwater Trip, Arthunkal St Andrew’s Forane Church, Kuttanadu Boat Cruise, The Latin Catholic Church.
4. Shillong, Meghalaya
One significant part of the North-Eastern states of India, Meghalaya, Shillong is an attractive winter tourist spot for extreme cold-climate lovers. During this season, the temperature drops down to as low as 2° C. The place Cherrapunji in Shillong stands as the wettest place in India, receiving the maximum amount of rainfall all through the year and not just during winter. It is an incredible place for nature romantics.
StuCred Suggests: Cherrapunji, Elephant Falls
Elephant Falls, Umiam Lake, Ward’s Lake, Shillong View Point, Air Force Museum.
5. Gangtok, Sikkim
A unique place to visit in India for a winter holiday with your family and friends is Gangtok in Sikkim. Its serene environment captivates people and makes them immense into its fresh air amidst glaciers and snow-covered mountains. Additionally, it has the famous HMI – Himalayan Mountaineering Institute, that has preserved all the things used by mountaineers during their debut to The Himalayan range. Gangtok is the proud capital of the 100% organic state of India. This place would always be the most-recommended holiday destination of all time.
StuCred Suggests: Rumtek Monastery, Namgyal Research Institute of Tibetology and HMI, Fambong Lho Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahatma Gandhi Marg (MG Marg).
6. Panaji, Goa
The capital city of Goa stands as a versatile destination spot for spending a top-hit vacation with friends or with family. Being a former Portuguese territory, Panaji, or the “Land that Never Floods”, is known for its beauty by the River Mandovi. After the annexure with India, it became an incredible tourist-attraction city. To have a beach-full holiday, Panaji would be the most rated choice.
StuCred Suggests: Patnem-Colomb Beach, Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church, Ashwem Beach, Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary, Goa State Museum.
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