5 Places to Visit in North India for Christmas and New Year Celebrations
North India has some exciting places to celebrate Christmas and the New Year. With the schools closing for winter holidays and earned leaves accumulating by the year-end, Christmas is one of the best times to satiate your wanderlust. So, start checking flights and train reservations as we compile a list of some of the best places to visit in North India for Christmas and New Year celebrations.
Once a sleepy village, Manali is a well-known tourist destination today. The mighty Himalayas and the slowly falling average temperature makes Manali one of the best places to celebrate Christmas and new year in North India.
If you like a traditional religious Christmas mass, visit the Gibal Prayer House Church or the Arcor Lutheran Church. Additionally, you always have the option to munch on some lip-smacking cuisines at Mall road or explore places like Solang valley, Mall road, etc.
You can stay at either Club Mahindra White Meadows or Club Mahindra Snow Peaks during your visit to Manali. Both resorts in Manali are well known for their scenic location and great services.
Most cricket lovers are probably aware of Dharmashala's HPCA stadium, one of the world's most picturesque international stadiums. However, the scenic stadium is just a glimpse of what Dharmashala can offer, especially during the winter. Frequent snowfalls, a pollution-free environment, and numerous sightseeing destinations make Dharmashala one of the best places to celebrate Christmas and New Year in North India.
Moreover, Dharmashala is also home to The Dalai Lama and the Central Tibetan Administration. So, it’s one of the best places to learn Tibetan culture and history.
Check into a resort in Dharamshala by Club Mahindra for a comfortable stay while getting some of the best views of Dharmashala right from the resort itself.
The cold yet comfortable weather of Mussoorie makes it one of the best places to visit in North India for the New Year celebration. The charming hill station has a distinct colonial vibe that comes alive during the winter holidays. From shopping at the city’s mall road to nature walking and trekking, Mussoorie can keep you busy in winter.
Stay at the resort in Mussoorie by Club Mahindra to explore this magical hill station. Enrol in a botanical class or have an authentic Garhwali dinner at the resort to enjoy a fulfilling winter vacation.
One of the best places to celebrate new year's eve in India, Nainital is a perfect winter getaway for both couples and families. The beautiful hill station on the foothills of Kumaon is famous for its placid lakes, colonial edifices, and numerous trekking and camping locations.
Moreover, it's one of the best hill stations near New Delhi, situated about 312 km away. So, a 7-hour drive from New Delhi via AH2 can take you to Nainital.
Club Mahindra Corbett Resort can be an ideal place to stay at Nainital. Spread over a vast landscape, the resort is situated on the banks of the Kosi river. From night camps to bonfires to relaxing massages and Kumaoni folk dance, the resort has numerous options for entertainment and fun.
Everyone knows that Kashmir is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Well, Gulmarg is one of the most beautiful places in Kashmir. The lush green coniferous forest surrounding snowy peaks is the signature beauty of Gulmarg.
It is one of the best places to visit in North India for Christmas if you're a skiing enthusiast. The place has Government authorised rental shops for skiing equipment. If you're not much into skiing, take a ropeway ride in Gulmarg Gandola, one of the highest ropeway ferries in the world. The other tourist attractions in Gulmarg are Saint Mary's Church, Shiv Temple, and Maharaja Palace.
Arrive at Srinagar first and check into Kashmir House Boats Resort, a Club Mahindra affiliate resort in Srinagar the heart of Dal lake. Explore tourist places in Srinagar while acclimating to the cold climate for the first 2-3 days.
Gulmarg is about 59 km from the resort. So, rent a private vehicle and drive to Gulmarg, which should take about one and a half hours.
India is predominantly a country with a hot climate. So, the winter season can't be an excuse to stay at home. Instead, get out with your family and friends and spend a memorable vacation in the above places.