Top 5 Best Places to Celebrate Christmas in India

Christmas in India also celebrated with same zeal as other religious festivals, Indian states of Goa, Meghalaya, Kerala and union territories of Pondicherry, Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli are major haven for the same.

Goa

Goa is the best place to Celebrate Christmas in India as well as New Year 2020, home to big number of churches, restaurant, beaches and experience the Christmas like never before.

Churches and convents of Goa are part of the World Heritage Site and a popular destination of choice for Indian and foreign tourist. Christmas, Easter and Carnival are the traditional celebrations of the Goa for Christmas holiday in India.

Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a beautiful union territory on the coastal Tamil Nadu line and also home to community of French people in India. The city has many colonial churches, French style avenues and statues also a popular tourist destination in South India.

Kerala

Kerala is the best place in India to celebrate Christmas in 2019, Kochi Fort is the center of Cochin Carnival and the festival held mostly during the last two weeks of December.

Christianity is the third-most practised religion in the state of Kerala and there are world famous Churches of Kerala to celebrate christmas such as St Francis Church in Kochi, St Andrew’s Forane Church in Arthunkal, Basilica of our Lady of Dolours Church in Thrissur and Santa Cruz Basilica in Kochi.

Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong city of Meghalaya is home to one of the most beautiful churches in north east India, The Mary Help of Christians Cathedral is the principal place of worship. Christianity in the major religion in Meghalaya and Hinduism is the second largest religion in the state.

Daman and Diu

Daman and Diu are the union territory in western India, along the state of Gujarat and the Arabian Sea. The Portuguese colony in Daman and Diu along with neighbouring union territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli are best place to celebrate Christmas in India.

The union territory of Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli both are proposed to merged to form a new union territory, which were part of Portuguese India.The proposed territory will have three districts of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman District and Daman District.

Christmas in Tamil Nadu is also a major festival celebrated mainly in southern districts of Kanyakumari, Thoothukudi and Tirunelveli. There are list of famous Church in Tamil Nadu, some are listed below:

St. George’s Cathedral, Chennai
St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Chennai
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Tiruchirappalli
Basilica of Our Lady of Good Health, Vailankanni
Holy Trinity Cathedral, Palayamkottai
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore

Christmas celebrations in Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata and Delhi are also held annually during the month of December. St. Paul’s Cathedral in Kolkata, Mount Mary Church of Mumbai, St. Mary’s Basilica in Bangalore and St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica of Chennai are some of the must visit churches in India.

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