December happens to be an excellent month to travel across India. With Christmas and New Years round the corner, several places in India are at their very best with great events and excellent offers for tourists. The weather is also the best during the year with no sign of the scorching heat India is infamous for. This is when tour operators put their best foot forward and offer affordable travel packages for all kinds of travelers. Yatra is one of India’s leading tour operators. With some excellent packages all year round, Yatra has emerged as the preferred destination for several Indian vacationers to plan and book their travels. Yatra has some of the best travel deals for those planning to take a vacation in December-January. (ALSO SEE How to celebrate Christmas in India: Exciting things to do on December 25) Here are 4 such great travel packages by Yatra for Christmas and New Years! Also Read - Action Has Returned to Indian Skies, Says Aviation Minister Puri as 532 Flights Resume Operation on First Day

New Years bash in Jim Corbett

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Duration: 2 nights

Stay at: Nadiya Parao

Dates: 30,31 December 2016

Uttarakhand is one of the most beautiful states in India and also one that is rich in wildlife. Called the Land of Gods, Uttarakhand is home to several beautiful hill stations and pilgrim sites. The weather here is great during December (very cold in some parts though) and the landscapes are simply spectacular. One of the most popular tourist attractions in Uttarakhand is the amazing Jim Corbett National Park. Home to over 500 species of birds and 50 species of mammals like tigers, leopards, spotted deer, elephants, wild boars and sloth bears, Corbett is a delight for wildlife lovers. You can take a jeep safari or an elephant safari through the wildlife trails or even go trekking in the dense forests. Yatra’s package offers a comfortable stay, meals, a day of leisure for whatever activity you prefer and also a dance floor with two hours of unlimited booze on New year’s eve. It is truly a great way to bring in your New Year amidst nature.

Goa package


Cost per person: Rs 17,999

Duration: 3 nights

Stay at: Ocean Palms Beach resort Goallus

Dates: 22, 23, 24 December 2016

Goa is a delight in December, especially around Christmas time. All the great beach shacks, breakfast places, restaurants are open as December is the peak of the tourist season. The parties are in full swing and the whole of Goa springs to life, even more than usual. If you want to know why Goa is called India’s biggest party destination, this is the time to visit Goa. Yatra has an excellent deal for a short Goa trip with a very comfortable stay and a fair amount of sight-seeing. You can check out popular places like Fort Aguada, Candolim Beach, Calangute Beach, and Baga Beach. These are the places where most of the fun takes place. You also have an entire day of leisure where you can go shopping or just walk around the streets and markets of Goa.

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Christmas in Jaipur


Cost per person: Rs 17,999

Duration: 2 nights

Stay at: Hotel Shiv Villas

Dates: Between December 23, 2016 to December 27, 2016.

Rajasthan is India’s best state when it comes to tourism. Be it it ethnic beauty, its vast deserts, its historic significance or the sheer hospitality of its people, Rajasthan is simply marvelous. As a traveler, few places in India will give you as much pleasure as the state of Rajsthan. It is truly an introduction to the lovely country that India is! Rajasthan is where you can witness breathtaking natural beauty and magnificent historical monuments hand in hand. Jaipur, Rajatshan’s capital city, is full of landmarks that are the envy of the world. From the mesmerizing Amber fort to the spectacular Hawa Mahal, and the brilliant Jantar Mantar to the stunning Jal Mahal, Jaipur has it all. Jaipur is part of the famous Indian Golden triangle along with Delhi and Agra. In Yatra’s package, you get a luxury experience in the Pink City. You enjoy a poolside gala dinner along with unlimited drinks for a few hours on Christmas eve. You will also get a taste of the authentic Rajasthani cuisine the second day of your tour. If you are looking for a luxurious getaway during Christmas time, this deal is a good choice for you.

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Christmas and New Year Special Manali by Volvo

Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Cost per person: Rs 9,999

Duration: 4 nights

Stay at: Villa Riverine

Dates: Between December 21, 2016 to January 4, 2017.

Manali is India’s most popular hill station and biggest respite during summer. However, it is equally delightful during winter too. Its majestic snow-clad mountain landscapes provide the most amazing views. There is a great mix of white and green as you see tall trees against snow-clad hilly slopes. Over the years, places around Manali like Kasol and Tosh have emerged as a budget traveler’s delight. WHether you are a couple on honeymoon or a backpacker taking a break from college studies, Manali has loads to offer you. Yatra has a lovely package for you to enjoy this marvleous hill station of Himachal Pradesh. The deal includes to and fro AC bus tickets between Delhi and Manali, a comfortable 3-night stay, and a couple of days of sight-seeing. You will check out popular attractions like the Hadimba Temple, Club house, Tibetan Monastery, Vashisht Temple & Van Vihar. You will also visit the Solang Valley or Kullu-Manikaran followed by a visit to the Rohtang snow point. If you want a taste of the sleepy, beautiful land of Himachal, this is a great tour for you.

For bookings and more Christmas packages, visit Yatra website.

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