— Crystal Lambert

5 BEST Hill Stations in INdia to Celebrate Chistmas

1. Shimla, Himachal Pradesh

During Christmas, the town comes alive with carols, nativity scenes, and brightly lit churches. You can enjoy a traditional Christmas feast, attend midnight mass, or go for a horse-drawn carriage ride through the snow-covered streets.

2. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

A true winter wonderland, Gulmarg is covered in a blanket of snow during Christmas. This picturesque meadow offers stunning views of the Himalayas, and you can enjoy activities like skiing, snowboarding, and gondola rides.

3. Munnar, Kerala

This hill station in the Western Ghats is known for its lush green hills, cascading waterfalls, and sprawling tea plantations. Christmas in Munnar is a delightful mix of Kerala's unique culture and festive traditions. You can enjoy carol singing in local churches, participate in a Christmas market, or go for a trek through the misty hills.

4. Shillong, Meghalaya

Shillong is a vibrant hill station with a large Christian population. Christmas is celebrated with great enthusiasm here, with carol singing competitions, decorated churches, and delicious local food. You can also visit the Laitumkhrah Presbyterian Church, one of the oldest churches in Shillong, or take a drive to the nearby Elephant Falls.

5. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Another popular Christmas destination in Himachal Pradesh, Manali is famous for its adventure activities and stunning scenery. During Christmas, the town is transformed into a winter wonderland, with snow-covered slopes and festive decorations.