Bucket list of places to visit in the year 2020

Bucket list of places to visit in the year 2020

Kirati Thaker | December 21, 2019 |

Christmas and New Year are here and indeed it is the best time for a vacation and enthralling parties. It’s that time of the year when people all over the globe come together, with a prosperous Christmas and New Year and create a high spirit of in the air. The Christmas trees are being decked up in every place whether it’s a shopping mall, stores, gardens or any club.

 

In the exotic winter blues, you can get enormous offers on your favorite goodies, the light and rich aroma of the red plum cakes, the astonishing sound of the tinkling bobbles are all tempting us this festive season. Christmas and New Year in India are indeed huge feast especially when you visit these enchanting places to make your festive time merrier and happier. So, folks let’s check some of the best places to visit in India for seizing this beautiful festival:

 

Goa

Known as the idyllic destination for the festive celebrations and nightlong parties on the pristine beaches, Goa is one of the inescapable destinations for parties during Christmas and New Year. You can have endless chats with your friends, you can also visit cathedrals that are decorated with vibrant lights, pubs, and bars that are full of music.

 

Forget not to visit the Palolem Beach, Vagator Beach to experience the flow of endless pristine waters and air. Celebrate New Year in Goa and you will forever remember the same. Christmas and New Year in Goa are indeed the best way to soak in the eventualities.

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/goa

 

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Shillong

Have you ever made a plan to celebrate Christmas in between Catholic communities? If not, make it right now. For all those who haven’t been too good places during Christmas or any festival, they can surely visit Shillong in Meghalaya. With the enormous Catholic population, Shillong gives an opportunity to the wanderlusts to celebrate the feasts with much zeal, gaiety, and enthusiasm.

 

Time to be more paradisiacal this New Year, visit some of the exciting places in Shillong like Mary Help of Christians Cathedral, engage in some exciting activities and of course, grab a chance to eat some flavorsome Catholic dishes. What else one can ask for more?

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/shillong

 

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Pondicherry

Serene Beaches for chill out, pleasant December weather, numerous Gothic Cathedrals shining brightly underneath the lights soothe the eyes and lots more, the explorer will never have a dearth of exotic places for New Year and Christmas in India when in Pondicherry. You can surely get crunchy chocolate or dry fruit cookies, gift exchanges, decorated Christmas tree, red plum cake and lots more. Visit Domus Dei Cathedral for spending Christmas in a bewitching place.

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/pondicherry

 

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Kerala 

Yes, we do know Goa is indeed an exotic place to spend endless tranquillity beneath the bright moon and pristine waters. But how about spending those beautiful nights in between green lush mountains and farmlands that also give you fresh air? Sounds interesting? Yes, we are heading to Kerala these festive days.

 

Check out the exotic and exciting celebration for Christmas in Kerala. Sing the melodious carols in the midnight, gorge of the local eventuality, and bonfire on the beaches are some of the merrier experiences. Visit Basilica of our Lady of Dolores Church, Edathua Church, St. Francis Church and lots more.

https://wanderwhale.com/tourist-destinations-in-kerala

 

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Kolkata

No matter if you are Catholic or not Catholic, people in Kolkata celebrate Christmas with much merriment and glee. Celebrate these festive days in an enthralling way just like South India vigorously. 

 

Rock band performances, light and sound exhibitions, glittering and vibrant decorations of the city and ultimately heavy discounts on all the merchandise. Visit St. Paul’s Cathedral, Basilica of Bom Jesus, St Philomena’s Cathedral and many more.

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/kolkata

 

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Mumbai

Just like Kolkata, Mumbai is the ultimate city to celebrate illuminated and frolic Christmas. Mumbai, the city that never sleeps, has plenty of trees on the sidewalk, shopping malls with Santa Claus, local markets are totally jazzed up with Christmas pops and hueful lights, delicious aroma of fruit cakes, delicious and lip-smacking date rolls and lots more.

 

The Mumbai city shines bright beneath the lights, music and street food you can celebrate Christmas all over the city. Are you excited? Visit Mumbai and go to Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount aka Mount Merry Church in Bandra Bandstand and Afghan Church, St Thomas Cathedral.

https://wanderwhale.com/weekend-getaways-from-mumbai

 

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Bengaluru

Previously known as Bangalore, Bengaluru is more about tempting desserts, street foods, and cuisines all over. Bathed in enchanting and exuberant festive spirits, the Bengaluru city is stored with a plethora of things that include delicious plum cakes, ginger tea, pizzas, burgers and lots more in your feast dish.

 

Visit Thomson Bakery for the delicious and aromatic rum-soaked cakes, Caperberry for lip-smacking Turkey dine. Also visit Infant Jesus Church, St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and lots more.

https://wanderwhale.com/weekend-getaways-from-bangalore

 

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Manali

Are you not a beach person? Would you prefer rather visit Himachal Pradesh and spend the New Year in all snowy regions? Himachal Pradesh is surely one of the best places to visit during Christmas and New Year to enjoy the exotic weather of winters. Manali is indeed a fairy tale destination for us and yes festive days in those mighty snowy mountainous regions.

 

Go for skiing, go for snowboarding, hang out at the aromatic cafes, decorate the Christmas trees, sit near the bonfire area with a hot cup of Cappuccino and wait for the Santa gifts. If you are snow crazy then Manali is indeed a great place during Christmas and do visit Gilgal Prayer House church, Arcot Lutheran Church and forget not to visit some of the hillocks like Khajjiar, Kasol, Kasauli, Dharamshala and lots more.

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/manali

 

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Lansdowne

 Lansdowne, a bewitching town in Uttarakhand, is a scouting place to celebrate Christmas in India. Wonderful and pristine Lansdowne offers so much more to you that you have been wishing for a longer time. And we all know that Christmas is indeed the best time for a break. So why not head to this enchanting and captivating hillock with loved ones, friends and family and celebrate New Year days with Christmas trees, bonfire, foods and much more.

https://wanderwhale.com/destinations/lansdowne

 

So which one of the above places are you genuinely interested to visit these festive days? Wish to have a jollying and countless frolic on these Christmas days? Take your pick and enjoy a merrier vacation in December - January and visit interesting places.

 

 

 

 

 

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Kirati Thaker