7 Safe Places To Travel In India For Your Christmas And New Year Celebrations

by Tania Tarafdar
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December is always the best time to go to your next big getaway. Whether you head to a Winter wonderland or a beach destination, it’s nice to escape from the hustle of daily life before New Year. However, with the ongoing pandemic, our December trips will be a little different. With safety being the top priority, we curated a list of best places to visit this Xmas and New Year.

1. Munnar

A visit to Munnar this Holiday season is an escape that won’t let you down. The weather in Kochi is delightful in December. You can fly to Cochin and head straight to Mannar. Enjoy the scenic drive and enjoy the crisp mountain air on your way. With acres of tea plantations, Munnar can be the ideal retreat for your weary soul. Here are 10 Dreamy Indian Travel Destinations To Visit After The Pandemic

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2. Shillong

Every December, when the days get shorter, Shillong turns into a winter wonderland. The streets are lit with Christmas lights, the smell of sugar-roasted almonds fill the air, Christmas decorations are sold in every corner. To top off your trip, make sure you go to the outskirts and visit the Mawphlang Sacred Grooves and the Living Root Bridge in Cherrapunjee. The COVID cases in Shillong is the law, and strict measures are being followed in the city.

3. Goa

India’s favourite party destination Goa takes festive season very seriously. You can enjoy the Christmas vibes throughout December and see the city transform with lights and firework displays at the beach. Goa has no shortage of homestays, but we’ve had our eye on these private villas that can be perfect  for social distancing during the pandemic.

4. Nainital

Nainital is the real treasure trove of Uttarakhand, accentuated by the fragrance of blooming flowers. Enveloped in a thick foil of nature, Nainital has been a popular hill station since the British era. With the serene Naini lake and situated at the height of 2,084 meters above sea level, the mystic city Nainital should make it to your list of places to visit this holiday season.

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5. Udaipur

The City of Lakes, Udaipur, is a perfect place to relax and rejuvenate as you leave behind the nightmare of 2020 and look forward to a better 2021. The gorgeous palaces, emerald lakes, majestic forts and the spicy Rajasthani cuisine will make Udaipur all worth for you. Go boating at the Lake Pichola or reside in a Haveli, Udaipur will ensure that you have a great start to your year. Thanks to the, affordable flight options that make it easier for travellers to visit and fly direct. Stay In The Musafir Hostel In Udaipur Overlooking Lake Pichola In Just ₹370.

6. Rann Of Kutch

The white salt desert of Rann of Kutch in Gujarat is filled with colours during the Rann Utsav that occurs during winter. However, this year the Rann of Kutch is expecting to see fewer tourists because of the pandemic. Take advantage of the situation and reside at a tent erected in the desert. Go on a camel ride, gorge on delicious Gujarati cuisine and immerse yourself in the desert to make your December super special.

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7. Auli

If you’re hunting for a romantic getaway, then Uttarakhand’s Auli is a lovely hill station that you can add to your go-to list. Popularly known as the skiing destination of India, you can enjoy a skiing expedition with your bae. Winter makes this hill station cold, chilly and undoubtedly romantic. You can even go trekking at the Garhwal Himalayas, and watch the sunrise.

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We will come back with more travel recommendations for December. Watch out for this space.

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