Rajasthan and Kerala: Your Perfect Christmas Destination

Rajasthan and Kerala being the main tourist attractions, it not only lets you explore the famous places but enjoy the festive seasons which is worth watching. Rajasthan and Kerala is your Perfect Christmas Destination because it will definitely give memories of your tour which will remain forever with you.

Planned for you winter break yet? If not, head on to Rajasthan and Kerala to experience the best and the famous winter carnival which will leave you awestruck. For all the travel freaks out there, Rajasthan Tourism and Kerala Tourism have a lot in store for you.

Truck Load of Fun in Rajasthan:

The winter festival in Rajasthan brings together the craftsmen, performers to showcase their extraordinary talent which attracts both domestic and international tourists from all over the world. The month of November December brings a lot of festivals not only in India but from every corner of the world. The main one being Christmas and New Year, which is considered as the season to rejoice and be happy.  Pump up your energy for this winter break, as you will get to experience the beautiful cities of Rajasthan, vibrant culture and scrumptious food which is worth the try. The best and famous places to visit in Rajasthan during winters are Mount Abu which organizes a carnival for all the tourists. This carnival is famous for its sporting and entertainment event which includes ‘gilli danda’ poetry sessions, 20-20 cricket and many more.

Rajasthan Toue

Mount Abu Winter Festival

 Jaipur

St. Xavier’s school, Jaipur organizes Christmas event every year which is open to the public as well. Enjoy carols, mesmerizing décor, delicious food in the beautiful city of Rajasthan. Explore the busy yet vibrant shopping areas to grasp the best items like exotic blue pottery, block printed textiles, Mojaris, and Jaipur fabrics. There are an endless list of shopping places in Jaipur which will definitely grab your attention at once. Some of them are Johri Bazaar, Tripolia Bazaar and Chaura Rasta, Nehru Bazaar and many more.

Bazaar of Jaipur

Choki Dhani

To experience the true colours of Rajasthan, visit the village resort –choki Dhani which offers all types of entertainment options for the tourists. Enjoy traditional dance, music and Rajasthani food which will keep you wanting for more. The real celebration starts in the evening with surreal ambience. The activities include magic shows, puppet shows, Rajasthani dance and folk music, acrobatics on a bamboo, luck predicting parrots. If you want more, you still have camel ride, elephant ride, horse ride and boating.

Choki Dhani

Traditional Dance of Rajasthan

Jaisalmer

Feel the magical sand dunes of Rajasthan in Jaisalmer. It is the best time to visit this place as the weather is pleasant at this time of the year. See the famous forts and havelis in Jaisalmer with a touch of famous Rajasthani food. Go on a desert safari and spend the night at the desert camp and wake up to the sounds of peacocks and deer. Enjoy traditional dance and music which is specially arranged for tourists for their entertainment. So you can sit back and enjoy the view.

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer

Desert Safari in Jaisalmer

Simple Joys of Christmas and New Year in Kerala:

From twinkling stars to decorated homes in Christmas, Kerala celebrates Christmas and New Year in a grand manner. Christmas which marks the birth of Lord Jesus Christ is an occasion of universal love and joy among the people. The beautiful beaches of Kerala, shimmering backwaters, mouthwatering food is all you need to make your vacation exciting and memorable. The warm and pleasant climate of God’s own country during November December makes it a perfect place for your winter holiday. The festive atmosphere around this time of the year makes it worth travelling. So all the travel geek pack your bags and head to these places while you are in Kerala in December.

Places to visit in Kerala in Xmas and New Year:

  1. Fort Kochi

Kochi is considered as one of the best places for yearend carnival in Kerala. It organizes a ten-day carnival which includes a bike race, fire displays, beach football, swimming competition, floor drawings etc.  The carnival ends with a grand procession on 31st December that has bedecked elephants, fancy dress, music bands, ‘Panchavadyam’, folk art forms of Kerala and spectacular floats. Enjoy the beautiful sunset from the Rainbow Bridge and Fishing Net Bridge in Marine Drive. The best places to visit in Kochi during Christmas are Paradesi Synagogue, Marine Drive, Santa Cruz Basilica and many more.

Christmas Celebration in Kochi, Kerala

Christmas Celebration in Kochi, Kerala

  1. Alleppey Backwaters:

Ever thought of just relaxing in a boat and enjoy the scenic beauty? Alleppey Backwaters in Kerala has got it all. One of the best places to visit in Kerala in December is Alleppey as the weather at that time is cool and pleasant. Enjoy the extravagant boat ride with lip-smacking Kerala food which is served in banana leaves. View the paddy areas, go fishing and make your stay mesmerizing and memorable.

Alleppey Backwaters House Boat

Alleppey Backwaters House Boat

  1. Munnar

Want to visit a hill station? Munnar is the best place to visit in the month of November and December. Since it is known for its amazing weather and tea plantation, Munnar does not experience snowfall which makes it a perfect place to celebrate Christmas with ease. The lush green beauty of this place with a touch of festivity will make your stay memorable. You can also visit churches in Munnar like Christ church, Christian Shree etc during Christmas.

View of Munnar Hills

View of Munnar Hills

  1. Trivandrum

The capital city of Kerala renders modern facilities which is must visit while you are in Kerala.  Check out the L.M.S compound which is beautifully decorated with hanging stars, colourful lightings and much more during Christmas. Enjoy the bustling shopping areas like Chalai market, Palayam market which is at its best during Christmas and New Year’s time.

Church in Trivandrum during Christmas

Church in Trivandrum during Christmas

Wait until you experience the famous Christmas carol procession and loud noises cheering on New Year’s Eve which is a must watch. So gear up for a fun thrilling and exciting trip to ‘God’s own country’- Kerala. Why wait now? Put on your Santa cap and enjoy the local flavours of Kerala this season.

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