New Year Celebration in Kerala – 5 Best Places to Visit During Christmas!

From clothes to decorations; Red and White is everywhere, shining little stars at the roofs of homes and shops, Christmas tree with a sock hanged on it having a wish in it, tempting smell of cakes, pastries and cookies; a joy of being gifted and giving gifts; social gatherings; sounds of music, carols, and jingle bell-jingle bell… Yes! Christmas & New year 2018 is coming.

Looking for the best holiday destination to celebrate New Year 2018? How about spending Christmas eve at sea shore under open sky? How about celebrating new year 2018 at the place surrounded by green lush forest with camp fire and romantic music? Yes, this is possible, but how? Well, Kerala is the answer. In this article I will share best places to stay in Kerala during Christmas and New Year 2018 to have best experience ever. Here we go!

Though entire world celebrates Christmas with zeal and joy, the tempo that South Indians especially the Keralites have is matchless. This is why everywhere lot of travelers across India visit Kerala to join the festivities. Kerala has everything that you just need to celebrate Christmas and New Year Eve altogether. Be it soothing climatic conditions, mouth-watering food and drinks, hospitable people, clean and wide beaches, attractive churches and minsters, adventures, houseboats, backwaters, well-planned Kerala tour packages and more… Kerala will give you a perfect memorable Christmas celebrations to remember forever. You must be wondering but how? And where would the new year 2018 celebrations be at its best in entire Kerala???

So, let’s take us a look at top 5 best places to celebrate this New Year in Kerala:

#1 Kochi:

New year Celebrations in Kochi are outstanding. Kochi’s local residents decorate their homes and churches with attractive lights and beautiful Christmas trees. One must visit anyone among Holy Koonan Cross Church, Koonankurishu Church, Malayattoor, Sanat Cruz Cathedral Basilica, St. George Ferona Church or St. Francis Church to take a plunge of Christmas events. St. Francis CSI Church, in Fort Kochi was originally built in 1503, is the oldest European church in India and has great historical significance as a mute witness to the European colonial struggle in the subcontinent. There are several Kerala tour packages available with many tour operators that even include customary and outlandish food of Kerala. If you are a shopping freak then attend the shopping fiesta Cochin Carnival and Kochi Muziris Biennale or if you have an addiction of famous international fashion brand then LuLu international shopping mall, Edapally is the best place for you. The Indira Gandhi Boat Race is another lure of the Christmas Celebrations. Last but not the least, Kochi is famous for seafood where you will get very tasty and brilliant seafood. You can also enjoy the nightlife in Kochi with drink, dine and dance in bars and nightclubs.

Kochi, Kerala

#2 Kollam:

With long seashore, it attracts many tourists across India every year. Though Christmas is that special time of the year when all the resorts are pre-booked here. To avoid any inconvenience ask your tour operator for a Kerala tour package that has your stay around the beautiful Lake Ashtamudi and never miss the Palaruvi fall. It is at the core of the city. Rejoice the seafood here like nowhere else. The beach, waterfalls, spa, lagoons, grasslands, mounts, waterways, brooks, boondocks, jungle, together have made this place a must visit during Christmas.


#3 Kovalam:

Being a peaceful village beside the seashores of the Arabian Sea, Kovalam is renowned for its four perfect beaches; Poovar Island beach, Lighthouse beach, Samudra beach, and Hawah beach. Enjoy the day hours of Christmas celebrations on the surface waters and low tidal surfs while doing water sports. Spend the pleasure time in Ayurvedic spas accompanied by Yoga, Meditation other than various traditional events. We can help you to plan a Kerala beach Package that includes staying in Kovalam beach resorts and all amazing places around.

kovalam beach

#4 Munnar:

If all the chaos of the city life has irritated you then you will surely enjoy the New year and Christmas party in Munnar. Being a hill station, this place has a wonderful climate and tea estate adds to its beauty. Because there is no snow falls throughout the winters; this helps visitors rejoicing Christmas and New year with simplicity. The magnificent green exquisiteness of Munnar would undoubtedly make your holiday a remarkable one. Visit the famous Pentecostal Mission, Mount Carmel Church, Christ Church, C.S.I Christ church, St Michael’s Syro Malabar Church and Christian Shree in Christmas to catch a view of Christmas party. If you are adventures person then don’t miss these two places Top station and Attukad waterfall, these both places give you refreshment and peace of calm. Munnar is also famous for its food and there you will get lip-smacking street and local kairali cuisine there, this city is heaven for non-vegetarian food and the food here is fresh and piping hot complemented with amazing décor.


#5 Trivandrum:

The capital and largest city of Indian state Kerala will welcome you to all the fun and excitement for Christmas party. Among the very few modernized cities of the state, Trivandrum is the best place to celebrate Christmas. The L.M.S. compound is beautifully decorated. To satisfy your shopping buds, visit Chalai Market, Kunnil hypermart, and Palayam. If you are a cake lover, then your taste buds would be satisfying at Ambrosia, St. Michels, Salt n Pepper and The Christmas Fair at Little Flower Hall in Trivandrum. The serenity and holiness of Madre de Deus Church, St. Joseph’s Metropolitan Cathedral and St. Mary’s Cathedral, St.Thomas church, C.S.I church would still your heart. Don’t worry about staying in Trivandrum, here many of resorts and hotels over here with great hospitality. If you do not have much time to spend, then visiting only Trivandrum city for Christmas in Kerala would be sufficient.

st.thomas church

So, what are you waiting for; check your calendar and book now for a Kerala Tour Package for fun-filled and memorable Christmas and New Year Celebration 2018.

Kovalam image source: Flicker/Natesh Ramasamy / Kollam image source : Flicker/Thangaraj Kumaravel / St.Thomas church source: Flicker/Koshy koshy

One thought on “New Year Celebration in Kerala – 5 Best Places to Visit During Christmas!
  • Agness of Fit Travelling

    These are some great suggestions for celebrating New Year's Eve. Thanks for the suggestions and the inspiring post!