Christmas time is full of excitement and fun. As schools and colleges are off due to winter break, everyone wants to go out on a short holiday to get rid of monotony and boredom of routine life. Visit the Golden Triangle cities and bask in the glory of festivity all around. The charm of Jaipur and Agra during winter months is simply out of the world. Visit the beautiful temples and historical monuments in Delhi, savor finger-licking Mughlai food in Agra and soak up in the warmth of winter sun. Isn’t this an idea of a perfect holiday?
So which all places should you plan to visit during Christmas time?
Now, this all depends on the time of hand and money you wish to spend. If you wish to spend just two days you can only visit the city of Taj- Agra and if you have 4 to 5 days you can do a Golden Triangle Tour which encompasses our capital- Delhi, Pink city- Jaipur and Agra. Some people also visit Ranthambore Wildlife sanctuary or Khajuraho along with these cities of Golden Triangle but this is only possible if you have a good number of days to take a break.
Enjoy your New Year at any of the good heritage hotels in Jaipur. The opulence and hospitality of Rajputana land are simply amazing. Wonderful dance performance, folk music singers, delectable Rajasthani food served with a lot of love and affection- what more can you ask for in a holiday. Christmas break usually starts from 23rd of December and you can visit different cities till the 1st of January. The rich culture of North India dons a different enthusiasm during this time of the year. Music festivals, theatre performances, etc all add up to the festival fervor.
Visit the unforgettable Agra Fort and Taj Mahal in Agra
The beautiful Agra Fort and Taj Mahal are the jewels in the crown of Agra city. Agra city Sightseeing tour gives your opportunity to visit these monuments. The grandeur and magnificence of red sandstone Agra Fort will simply amaze you. Spread over a huge 94 acres of land Agra Fort was built by Mughal king Akbar. It served as the capital of Mughals till the time it was shifted to Delhi. There is a tunnel inside the fort which connects it to River Yamuna. The entry to the fort is via the Amar Singh Gate.
Agra is home to one of the Seven Wonder of the World- the Taj Mahal. This UNESCO World Heritage site draws an unbelievable number of tourists every year. Tourists particularly visit during the Christmas time as the weather is perfect for sight-seeing. Discover the lesser-known areas of old Agra city Besides the tourist attractions, the food in Agra is particularly alluring. If you relish the hot and spicy Mughlai cuisine, you will enjoy it more during the winter months.
Visit Forts and palaces of Jaipur
The Christmas time witnesses special song and dance performances in Jaipur. Located right across the Maota Lake, Amber Fort hosts spectacular Light and Sound show during this time of the year. The show revives the history, tradition, and pride of Rajasthan. During the show besides having the brilliant view of Amber fort, you can see Jaigarh Fort on the left side and the magnificent Aravalli Hills as the backdrop.
Another spectacular site to visit in Jaipur is City Palace which was built by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh II. City Palace also includes the well-known Mubarak Mahal and Chandra Mahal. The palace showcases the fusion of European, Rajput and Mughal architecture. The wintertime offers an ideal opportunity to explore every nook and corner of the palace.
Delhi- showcases beautiful Christmas arrangements
Christmas in Delhi sees a lot of celebrations and decorations everywhere. You can actually feel the festivity wherever you go, be it malls and markets, tourist places, eating joints, etc. A lot of people target Christmas time to visit the capital. Delhi has several places of tourist interest such as Qutab Minar, Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, etc. when you come here during Christmas, not just the weather is good but the vibe of the city is just fantastic.
The lovely celebration of Christmas at Sacred Heart Cathedral will take your heart away. Christmas adds on to the appeal of each and every place you go to in the capital. There are various special events organized due to Christmas and New Year. You can enjoy a nice dance and wine evening at any of the buzzing places. At night the entire city seems to be lit up. So, visiting Delhi during this festive time adds on to your holiday experience.
So, these are some of the destinations to celebrate Christmas in India. You can plan a trip with your friends and family and have a wonderful time. Just make sure you opt for a reliable and good travel operator so that even the smallest things are taken care of without any hassle.