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Last-Minute Christmas And New Year Vacation Guide

Christmas is just around the corner, and so is New Year. What are your plans for this holiday season? A holiday vacation surely is the ideal celebration for all travel buffs. If you haven’t planned a holiday trip yet, don’t worry! Last-minute vacation planning, hotel booking and flight booking before Christmas and New Year can be tricky but not impossible. With the correct approach, you can quickly book one of the best family hotels or romantic resorts with OYO Rooms and hit the road.

Here is a guide to help you with your last-minute Christmas and New Year vacation planning. This guide includes the ideal vacation spots for a holiday and tips to ensure the best travelling experience. Read on!

Decide Your Location For Christmas And New Year Vacation

Most parts of India are amazing for spending this festive season. To enjoy top sightseeing in India, choose any place and move ahead.

Note that these spots have some of the best family hotels in India. While you pick your favourite, get the hotel booking done too!


Goa is the party capital of India, and hence, you can expect an exciting time whenever you visit. However, Christmas and New Year celebrations go up a few notches here. The coastal city proudly carries a Portuguese legacy, hosts an array of churches and houses a huge Catholic population. This legacy is noticeable in the vibrant celebrations on Christmas and New years.

The must-visit places on a Christmas and New Year trip to Goa are the Basilica of Bom Jesus, Santa Cruz Church and Se Cathedral. And for the perfect stay, check out Townhouse OAK Hotel J Plaza or the Collection O 701214 Golden Sea View.


The French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry, can be the perfect spot for travelling with family, friends, or someone special. The city celebrates the winter holiday with much zeal and enthusiasm. Your Christmas among the decked-up churches and the beaches with mesmerising lighting will become memorable. Welcoming the New Year in this city will also be a wonderful memory.

Grab a cycle and paddle through the French Quarters to enjoy the best of Pondicherry. Don’t forget to visit the Domus Dei Cathedral for the best Christmas vibes. Where to stay? OYO Home 79538 Le Bliss Hotels will be perfect!


Bangalore welcomes December by glamming up with Christmas decorations. Everybody is in a party mode that continues till the New Year. There are many popular tourist spots, but the churches make for the top sightseeing in Bangalore during the last month of the year.

Our top recommendations for your sightseeing diaries are St. Francis Xavier’s Cathedral and Infant Jesus Church. After a fun-filled day, you can relax at OYO Townhouse 273 Hosur Main Road Bommanahalli.


The city of light is even brighter in December. Roam around the city, and you will see a carnival of lights. The different music shows add more excitement to the celebrations. Reach the city, check in at OYO 11368 Dk Inn and start exploring.

If we have to suggest one place in Kolkata for Christmas, we will pick Park Street. The decorations turn heads while the whole area exudes a cheerful vibe throughout the holiday! Do not miss out on St. Paul’s Cathedral and Eco Park.


You may know Mumbai for its fast-paced, glamorous life, but once you witness Mumbai’s Christmas celebrations, you will have a new image of the city! Locals decorate Christmas trees on Hill Road and jazz up the city with lights. As you soak in the decors, you will be tempted by the smell of freshly baked cakes!

Let the Capital O 17300 Hotel Solitaire or Townhouse OAK Hotel Devanshi Inn be your abode during your Christmas and New Year trip to Mumbai. Add the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, the Afghan Church, and St. Thomas Cathedral to your sightseeing list.

Tips for a Smooth Last-Minute Christmas and New Year Vacation

Keep these few tips in mind to plan a smooth Christmas and New Year Vacation, even at the last moment.

  • Finalise the destination after checking out the flight or train ticket’s availability.
  • Once you have decided on the destination, check out the OYO family hotels and resorts.
  • Not all Indian cities have the same temperature. Pack according to the weather of your selected destination.

Your Christmas and New Year will be well-spent regardless of the destination you pick from this list. Just remember to keep this guide bookmarked and explore all the suggested spots.

Here’s wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


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