5 Epic Christmas Getaway Ideas
I can already hear the jingle bells and have already started enjoying the Christmas decoration by the streets. It’s that time of the year when the weather is the most pleasant, the mood is all-cheerful, and air smells of bakes and cakes. For people who live to travel, Christmas is just another excuse to go out and explore.
Here I am listing a few places to visit near Bangalore\Mumbai for which you can easily take an air India flight, from tropical beach holidays to the green mountains. While Bangalore and Mumbai both are great destinations for celebrating Christmas itself, amidst the towering buildings, industries, luxury hotels and resorts, beating nightlife and string of flyovers. You can even opt for a staycation, thanks to some lovely resorts in Bangalore. But if you are traveler and looking for a quick escape to alluring places, then take some time off and get ready to feel the cool hilly breeze on your face or soak your toes in the soft sand of the beaches.
Goa is a feeling, which becomes even stronger in Christmas, while the cathedrals and churches come alive with this, the city is filled with musicians, artists and tourists from around the world. From countryside home-stay to beach parties, Goa has plethora of options depending upon what’s your style. Navigating the narrow lanes of Goa is a delightful experience, get your scooter and explore Goa like never before, here are some of the suggestion of Heritage home-stays and Offbeat things to do in Goa.
Let your soul get lost in intricate carvings of the ruins that tell tales of the bygone era and watch one of the most magical sunset from the top of the hills of Hampi. Hampi looks vibrating as the locals and foreigners celebrate the festivities together. Float in the round boats and trek to the peaks of Hampi boulder, there are so many things Hampi has to offer to every kind of traveler. So, this time celebrate a Hampi New year!
I can recommend Pondicherry any year of the day, but if you really want to feel the vibe of Christmas Pondicherry is the place. India’s Little France makes for a beautiful place for a traditional Christmas. The popular Church of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception and Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus must not be missed during the festive season. It is the food paradise for the travelers serving some of the best Itlalian to authentic South-Indian Food. Explore Promenade, Bekar Streets, Auro beach and a must visit to Auroville.
For years the cool and picturesque town of Munnar was the summer retreat of the British and it still retains the charm of a colonial past. Spend the day rolling on the tea-states or visit Eravikulam National Park, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary and shola forests like Pampadum Shola National Park for spotting the pristine wild-life. Munnar makes an ideal destination for a quaint Christmas holiday.
Referred to as the Venice of the East, Alappuzha or Alleppey has always enjoyed an important place in the maritime history of Kerala, and delighting the tourists from across the world year after year. Winter makes the perfect time to beat the heat and sail in the backwater and enjoy the diverse animals and bird life to rejuvenate your soul.
Do you have more recommendations for Christmas, do let me know?