Just a few days are left for New Year’s Eve and this year, it’s falling on Sunday. So where are you planning to go for the grand celebration?
Haven’t decided a place yet? Worry not; we have compiled a list of 10 attractive destinations in India where you can celebrate the beginning of New Year 2017.
It’s the top destination on the bucket list of almost every beach lover in India. You can enjoy beach parties, Sunburn festival, cheap booze, seafood and carnivals there during that period. Winter months are best to visit Goa.
Gangtok in Sikkim is for hill lovers, trekkers, and admirers of natural. Gangtok justifies its name (which literally means “Hill Top”) as it is situated at an altitude of 5410 ft. The “Switzerland of the East” is a must visit New Year destination in India if you are fond of hills.
Manali, a beautiful valley of Himachal Pradesh can fill your appetite for hills, hippies and adventure sports (such as skiing). On New Year, you might witness snow there, which makes this town more scenic. It’s an ideal place to celebrate your new year if you are more inclined towards snowy and cool destinations.
It won’t be wrong to declare this marvelous place “The Mini Tibet of India” as it has a large population of Tibetans. Visit this hill on this New Year’s Eve to enjoy delicious Tibetan cuisines at unique food cafes, Bhagsunath temple, waterfall, sightseeing, trekking on beautiful hills (such as Triund) and to learn about Buddhism.
Earlier known as Pondicherry, Puducherry is another beach destination for those who don’t like much crowd. French colony, cafes, peaceful ashrams, serene beaches and cheap booze – what more one can ask for to celebrate the beginning of a new year?
This serene “City of Lakes” in Rajasthan is a must-visit for history and lake lovers. Famous for its palaces, diverse wildlife, lakes and handicraft market, it is the best place to visit in December and January months. You will feel romance in the air of Udaipur, so take your soulmate along with you.
Coorg AKA Kodagu in Karnataka offers a plethora of options to enjoy for people who are fond of hills, wildlife, trekking, tea gardens, Buddhism culture and cool climate. Coorg is famous for its pleasant weather throughout the year which makes it a definite choice in this list.
Jaisalmer AKA “Golden City” due to the golden hue of the desert must be the first destination on the bucket list of desert lovers. Desert safari, forts, camel rides, sand dunes, folk dance and music – this city has so much to offer for adding extra charm to your celebrations.
Alleppey or Allappuzha is simply known as the “Venice of the East”. Its vast variety of canals, beaches, backwaters, and lagoons, make it a serene getaway this year end.
10. New Delhi
How can we forget the “Heart of India”, the nation’s capital? Known for almost everything – food, cafes, historical monuments, museums, parties, and shopping destinations, this city cannot be missed out from the top 10 New Year celebration destinations list. This city makes for a fun and colorful New Year celebration.
So what are you waiting for? Pack your bags, and hit any of these destinations for a wonderful New Year celebration!