10 Best places to visit in India in Christmas 2022 by Bookitngo

10 best places to visit in India in Christmas 2022 for a grand celebration

Best places to visit in India in Christmas

Christmas is the world’s most illustrious festival, celebrated with enthusiasm, fervor, and zeal. This festival is observed in a subdued way in India, as only 2.3 % of the Indian population is Christian. But some of the best places in India for Christmas get adorned with beautiful colors of festivity during this festival time and celebrate this fiesta with splendor and fanfare. With Bookit N Go, you should explore these places to enjoy the vibes of this beautiful festival.

Are you pondering which places to visit in India for Christmas? Don’t get bored sitting at home this Christmas eve; pack your bag and take your loved ones to some places in India to witness the best Christmas celebration in 2022 in India. Those glorious Christmas traditions and fun activities will make your Christmas holiday more memorable and blissful.

Best places in India for Christmas

Now, check out some places to visit in India where you can experience the best Christmas in 2022.


celebrate Christmas in Goa
Being known as the party paradise of India, Goa is one of the best places to visit in India for Christmas. Brimming with splendid beaches, mouth-watering Goan cuisines, primeval churches, and fun-filled night parties, Goa offers plenty of things during Christmas and New Year celebrations.

Getting lost in the foot-tapping music of parties while sipping inexpensive beer is something you can’t afford to miss during Christmas in Goa. To celebrate Christmas conventionally, you can visit Goa’s decorated churches, attend midnight mass, and sing carols. You will never be bored with this place during this Christmas occasion.

Places to visit in Goa at Christmas
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Santa Cruz Church
  • Vagator Beach
  • Se Cathedral
  • Baga Beach
  • Fort Aguada

Things to do in Christmas vacation

  • Groove to euphonic music at Sunburn 2022 at Vagator beach
  • Explore Christmas markets and shop for trinkets and Christmas decor
  • Participate in ball dances at night parties
  • Enjoy cruise parties (at Mandavi River)
  • Attend the midnight mass at various churches

Places to stay

  • Veeniola Holiday Home ($24 per night)
  • Relax Holiday Home ($49 per night)
  • Lotus Beach Resort ($60 per night)

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celebrate Christmas in Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a must-worthy place you must include in your itinerary when preparing the list of places to visit in India for Christmas. The pleasing climate, serene beaches, and stunningly decorated gothic churches and cathedrals make this place an ideal Christmas getaway in 2022 for travellers.

From crispy cookies, gift exchanges, Christmas trees & Carols, street performances, fireworks on Christmas Eve and a plethora of tourists, there is no dearth of events in Pondicherry during Christmas. You will certainly love this tiny French colony and enjoy every bit of it.

Places to visit during Christmas

  • Domus Dei Cathedral
  • The Scared Heart Basilica
  • Auroville
  • Shri Aurbindo Ashram
  • Paradise Beach
  • Puducherry Museum

Things to do during Christmas

  • Explore Christmas markets in the town
  • Attend midnight masses at various Churches
  • Enjoy a boat ride at Paradise Beach Island
  • Indulge in watersports activities at Paradise Beach
  • Meditate at Aurobindo Ashram

Places to stay:

  • Lotus A Pondy Hotel ($53 per night)
  • Lotus Bay View ($72 per night)
  • Shenbaga Hotel & Convention Centre ($84 per night)

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Christmas vacation in Kerala

When every traveller flocks to Goa at Christmas, why don’t you try some serene places to celebrate Christmas 2022 and New Year events? Being the best spot for backwaters, Kerala will make your Christmas vacation merrier and blissful. You can go for a happening beach party or enjoy the serenity of the backwater on Christmas Eve.

Moreover, the carnivals, wines, sweet delicacies, tasty cakes, bonfires, etc., make this place perfect for Christmas celebrations in India.

Places to visit

  • Basilica of our Lady of Dolores Church
  • Edathua Church
  • St. Francis Church
  • Alappuzha
  • Munnar
  • Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple
  • Bekal Fort

Things to do during Christmas

  • Attend a midnight mass
  • Witness the Christmas play at various places
  • Gorge on the local feast
  • Stay in a houseboat and enjoy the celestial view of the backwaters
  • A day tour to spice plantations
Places to stay

  • Lake Palace Resort ($129)
  • Ramada Resort ($161)

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Christmas Vacation in Kolkata
Kolkata people used to celebrate Christmas with much vigor as those in the Southern part of India. Thus, Kolkata is one of the best places in India for Christmas. Light & Sound shows, music band performances, scintillating décor and lucrative discounts on shopping, Christmas in Kolkata has everything to entice a visitor. Various streets of Kolkata are decked up with Christmas lights& décor, and several bars and pubs remain open throughout the night during these festive days.
Places to visit

  • Enjoy Christmas shopping at MG road
  • Explore Bangaluru Palace

Places to stay

  • Hotel Cosmopolitan ($14 per night)
  • Hotel PMR ($15 per night)
  • Maple Tree ($15 per night)

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Visit Bangalore in Christmas

Are you a food connoisseur often tempted by rum-soaked cakes, Christmas-special desserts, and cocktails? Bangalore will be the best place to visit at Christmas as the city offers many activities during Christmas and New Year’s Eve, including live artists’ performances, pubs, microbreweries, gardens and many more. With mouth-watering gala buffets, foot-tapping music, and eye-catching themed parties, Bangalore knows how to make Christmas merrier and grandeur.

Places to visit

  • Infant Jesus Church
  • Francis Xavier’s Cathedral
  • Cubbon Park
  • ISKCON Temple
  • St Mary’s Basilica
  • Bengaluru Palace
  • Church Street

Things to do 

  • Enjoy Koshy’s plum cake & ginger tea on the Christmas Eve
  • Head to Caperberry for a tempting turkey dinner
  • Attend Christmas balls
  • Enjoy Christmas shopping at MG road
  • Explore Bangaluru Palace

Enjoy a toy train ride and watch snow-clad mountains from your cabin

Places to Stay

  • Hotel Cosmopolitan ($14 per night)
  • Hotel PMR ($15 per night)
  • Maple Tree ($15 per night)

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Vacation in Shimla during Christmas

Shimla could be a perfect Christmas destination in 2022 for people dreaming of snow-capped Christmas. This tiny city of Himachal Pradesh turns into a paradise during Christmas and embraces visitors with a panoramic view of the mountains. You can witness Christmas decorations everywhere, including the streets, churches, and houses with glittering lights and home decor. Localities often visit churches for the midnight mass and prepare Christmas delicacies to celebrate the festive mood.

Places to visit

  • Christ Church Shimla
  • Michael’s Cathedral Catholic Church
  • Kali Bari Temple
  • Christ Church,
  • The Ridge
  • Hanuman Mandir Jakhoo
  • Himachal State Museum

Things to do 

  • Eat Christmas dishes at British-era cafes and restaurants at Mall Road
  • Attend the mass at Christ Church
  • Pay respect at Jakhu Temple
  • Enjoy a toy train ride and watch snow-clad mountains from your cabin

Places to Stay

  • Snow Valley Resorts ($77 per night)
  • Sterling Kufri ($79 per night)
  • Marigold holiday cottages ($99 per night)

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Christmas Vacation in Chennai

When you are preparing the list of places to visit in India for Christmas, Chennai holds a remarkable position on the enthralling list. The entire city, including churches, hotels, offices, streets, etc., are adorned with Christmas trees and other decorated items. Many hotels and restaurants present unique Christmas dishes and sweet delicacies in front of the guests. Some shopping centres offer lucrative discounts to make Christmas enjoyable and merrier.

Places to visit

  • Thomas Cathedral Basilica
  • Armenian Church
  • St Andrew’s Church
  • Marina beach
  • Phoenix Market City
Things to do 

  • Participate in activities at Phoenix Market City
  • Visit the town square
  • Enjoy fun and indulge in Christmas parties at Marina beach
Places to stay

  • 4584 India Gate ($14 per night)
  • Fabexpress Picnic Plaza ($19 per night)
  • Hotel Sathi Priya ($29 per night)

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Christmas Vacation in Ooty Hill Station

This Southern hill station attracts a plethora of visitors every year during Christmas due to its cultural diaspora and stunning architectural churches. Christmas is celebrated with pomp at various churches of Ooty, where you will experience traditions like midnight masses, Santa Claus, carols, and Christmas buffets. The pleasant climate and celestial beauty of this hill station make it one of the best places in India for Christmas.

Places to visit

  • Stephen’s Church
  • CSI Holy Trinity Church
  • Union Church
  • Wax World Museum
  • Botanical garden

Things to do 

  • Enjoy a toy train ride in the Nilgiri Mountain
  • Visit cafes and restaurants on Christmas Eve
  • Discover the flavors of tea at Tea Museum
  • Take a stroll at the Botanical garden

Places to stay

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  • Sterling Anaikatti ($71 per night)
  • Sinclairs ($120 per night)
  • Elk Hill ($122 per night)


Christmas Celebration in Shillong

Shillong in Meghalaya is an ideal place to visit at Christmas 2022. With a sizeable population of Catholics, this tiny place celebrates Christmas with much vigor and gusto, as in other parts of India. This hill station transforms into a small paradise in December and offers an array of intriguing and fun-filled activities during this season. Churches are the best places where you can witness traditional Christmas festivities.

Places to visit

  • Mary Help of Christians Cathedral
  • Elephant Falls.
  • Shillong Peak
  • Ward’s Lake
  • Sohpetbneng Peak
  • Laitlum Canyons
  • Don Bosco Museum
  • Phan Nonglait Park

Things to do 

  • Enjoy mouth-watering pork ribs at Cafe Shillong
  • Attend the midnight mass at churches
  • Enjoy the lighting of the century-old fir tree
  • Savor Reens or Mahari cake at any bakeries


Christmas Vacation in Delhi

Being the capital city of India, Delhi never sleeps at Christmas; thus, this vibrant city is an ideal getaway for vacationers. Though the city doesn’t have a humongous Christian population, Christmas is celebrated with fanfare. During Christmas, the malls and posh streets are stunningly decorated, clubs organize theme parties, and cafes & restaurants offer delicious Christmas buffets to attract visitors. Thus, you will feel every essence of festivity around Delhi.

Places to visit

  • Alphonsa’s Church
  • James’ Church
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral Church
  • Dilli Haat
  • German Christmas Market
  • American Welcome Association
  • Nappa Dori
Things to do on Christmas and New Year’s Eve

  • Visit the malls and participate in Christmas activities
  • Enjoy celebrations at Dili Haat
  • Visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church
  • Sip On Hot Chocolate

Places to Stay

  • Park View Guest House ($11 per night)
  • Belmond Palace ($11 per night)
  • Luck Residency ($14 per night)

So, have you decided which places to pick up to celebrate Christmas 2022 with your loved ones?

Choose prudently and check out some of the best hotels and flight booking deals from Bookit N Go for these places and enjoy a glittery Christmas this time.

Tell us in the comment if you know of other places to visit in India for Christmas vacation.

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