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Top Destinations for Christmas holidays from India

Travelling during Christmas holidays is on the rise among Indians year after year especially to short-haul places they can visit. Travelling abroad during long weekends is another trend that is on the rise especially during Christmas.

Skyscanner, world’s leading travel metasearch picked out the top Christmas holiday destinations for Indian this year after evaluating user search data for the 1st seven months of 2018 for both international and domestic destinations on its website. Of course, with Christmas not too far away, you’ve probably missed out on the Christmas holidays-best time to book for your favourite destinations. Don’t worry you can always set up a price alert today to get more information on last minute flight deals.

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Top 10 Trending International Christmas Holiday Destination for Indians

2018Best time to Visit
DubaiMid-November to December, early-March
BangkokLate-November to December
Bali (Denpasar)April -June, September-December
LondonMay-Mid-September, December
MelbourneSeptember- November, March-May
ParisApril -June, October – November
AucklandMarch-May, September -November
ColomboThroughout the year
SingaporeJuly -September, February -April
SydneySeptember -November, March-May


Bali -the tropical paradise is one of the most visited places in the world. What’s more, this year Bali is on top of the list for Indians looking to travel to for Christmas holidays. If you plan to holiday with your family then make sure you visit Waterbom. While your children run themselves ragged on the several water slides from the Python to Boomerang, you can relax at the sunken pool bar, or get a reflexology massage.

Does horse riding fascinate you? Try your hand at riding at the Bali Equestrian Center in Canggu. Don’t forget the Marriott Hotel in Nusa Dua hosts a Christmas Eve Buffet where you can enjoy a sumptuous treat for your taste buds. Of course, don’t forget the other must-visits in Bali.

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Christmas in Bangkok is fun, crowded, sparkly and dazzling. This is the time when Bangkok welcomes thousands enticing them with lit shopping malls, plenty of events and parties. Don’t miss the Christmas lights where lamp posts, trees, bridges, buildings, street food stalls, and tuk-tuks are lit up adding to the Christmas holiday cheer.

The best time to book flight tickets to Bangkok is August or November if you are on a budget. Don’t forget to take a Christmas lights walking tour starting at the Rachadamri Road, check out Siam Paragon from the sky walk and enjoy food at one of the floating restaurants on the Chao Phraya River.

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If you don’t mind a sunny Christmas, then Dubai is the place to be. From its white Christmas venue Fondue at Après overlooking Ski Dubai, takeaway Christmas turkeys and other tasty food varieties, the man-made ski slopes, to shopping on Christmas day everything is possible in Dubai.

Of course, there are several party options to choose from or spend your Christmas eve on one of the beaches in Dubai. Book your tickets today to spend a memorable Christmas holiday in Dubai. Not to forget, the many attractions and must-visits in Dubai.

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Christmas in London is magical. You can enjoy everything from its Christmas markets, shopping avenues, to enjoying ice skating on Christmas, a winter wonderland and other festive events. Visit Hyde Park to experience its winter wonderland, check out the fabulous window displays at West End, Oxford, Regent or Bond Street.

Try the food at St. Christopher’s Place in Oxford-street, a gem that houses 20 cafes and restaurants or head over to Kingly Court in Carnaby. Take a walk along the Thames, get in your selfie worthy moments while you visit the Winter Market at the Southbank Centre and sip on warm mulled wine. Don’t forget the Covent garden or the fabled Christmas tree in the Piazza while you can enjoy carol singing at the famous Trafalgar Square. 

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Check out the Top 10 Trending Domestic Christmas Holiday Destinations for Indians

2018Best time to visit
New Delhi October -March
MumbaiNovember – February
GoaNovember – March
BengaluruOctober – February
KolkataNovember – February
ChennaiNovember – February
KochiOctober – February
AhmedabadNovember – February
HyderabadOctober – February
Port BlairOctober – February

Winter in India is a good time to be travelling when there is a nip in the air and the temperatures are low. The best time to visit most destinations is from late October to early March. Don’t wait for the last minute to book tickets where you may end up paying more.

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Plan your trip or holiday with Skyscanner. If you haven’t decided on the dates yet, but know where you will be travelling from then use everywhere search tool to get an idea about flights to different destinations. Not picky about your travel date, use the monthly view to find the best dates.

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