Celebrate Christmas in Delhi & Mumbai
The festive season is upon us as the temperatures dip. Malls are decked up and kids prepare their wish list for Santa. The festive vibe calls for good food, social gatherings and a week full of fun. And if you happen to be in Delhi or Mumbai during the last week of 2016, there are tons of ways to ring in Christmas. Here are a few suggestions:
Christmas in Delhi
Visit the Sacred Heart Cathedral, Delhi
Located in the heart of the capital city (literally), you can visit the Cathedral on Christmas Eve for a vibrant mass. There are other churches in the city too like Cathedral Church of the Redemption, St. Thomas Church and St. James Church.
Indulge in sweet treats
Bakeries like Dezertfox and A Piece of Paris have some amazing Christmas desserts available in their outlets. Items like French chocolate Box, Dark and White Mille Feuille can make for excellent desserts at the end of your meal. And if you’re a lover of the classics, go for a Plum Cake which is available at most bakeries. You can also enjoy Christmas tree, made of 444 saplings planted in recycled plastic bottles at Hyatt Place Gurgaon.
A host of restaurants and cafes organize musical performances on such special occasions. Grab the opportunity and make advance bookings to avoid the last moment rush. Want to up your game? Go for a Karaoke night-out! TC Bar and Restaurant and Sandy’s Cocktails and Kitchen have Karaoke nights every Sunday. Sing your heart out!
Christmas in Mumbai
Visit a Parsi Café/ Bakery
Mumbai has a large number of Parsi Cafes that prepare special menus to cater to the festive spirit. Kyani & Co. and Jimmy Boy are some of the most popular options for hearty dessert options like Plum Cakes, Chocolate Balls, Apple Pies and Mawa Cakes.
A Lavish Christmas Feast
If you’re willing to indulge yourself this festive season, try out the special brunches organized by the likes of The Oberoi, Grand Hyatt and The Trident. Partake in their fun activities as you gorge on a delicious and traditional Christmas feast.
A walk through the Bandra Village or Old Bandra is on many people’s to-do list for Christmas. Houses are decorated aesthetically and the place truly embodies the spirit of Christmas. While there, make a pit-stop at Mount Mary’s Basilica which attracts large crowds every year on Christmas Eve.
In addition to this you can always opt for a shopping trip or a relaxing spa session. You can also visit orphanages and old care centers to spread the festive cheer. Because joy increases manifold when shared with others!