Think of new year’s eve and one finds himself clouded with new resolutions and overjoyed ambitions to fulfill in the coming year. However, celebrations never take a back seat and many travel enthusiasts plan well in advance their new year party plans with lots of music, booze to one’s heart out and absolute spree of fun.
India has everything to offer to an avid traveller. All you need to do is a planning in advance, some bookings and out with your backpacks.
Here are some holiday destinations cool enough to have a gala time with family and friends.
Good for: Beach, French colony, Peaceful Ashrams, Cafes, Cheap booze
Popularly known as ‘Europe of India’, this is a wonderful place for people seeking a serene and calm vacation. Beaches, temples and French colonies take you away towards an entire different world. Not only for peace lovers, this place has attractions for the adventurous and the explorers. Temple Adventures, India’s first east coast scuba diving centre is a must catch for Pondicherry travellers. Other attractions are Auroville, paradise beach, karaikal beach, churches and cathedrals. Accommodations are available according to various budget requisites. Go ahead and embrace the calmness.
- Jaipur – The Pink City
A place from where royalty drips from every bit of inch is worth visiting tourist destinations in India. Moreover, November to February is the best time to visit Jaipur in Rajasthan. The forts and royal palaces speak volumes about the rich Indian culture. During this time, various festivals and events are organised at Amber Fort and Hawa Mahal packed with live music and dances. Palace hopping, sumptuous Rajasthani cuisine, shopping and sightseeing a rich cultural heritage can indeed be soul-satisfying to start of a new year.
3. Goa– India’s very own Las Vegas:
Good for: Beach, Parties, Sunburn Festival, Seafood, Cheap booze, Carnivals
I am pretty sure; readers must be searching for this ‘party all night’ destination in this list. Here we go, Goa a place most preferred at this time of the year. It is a paradise for party lovers, food lovers, adventure sports and shopaholics and for people who prefer to have a cool get away from their monotonous routines. If you wish to plan a new year celebration at goa, make bookings well in advance at least eight months before to avoid last minute rush and disappointment. Goa is decked up with late night pubs, beachside hotels, restaurants and live shows.
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4. Gulmarg- A snowy celebration:
Gulmarg is a popular tourist destination and hill station in the Baramulla district of the Indian state Jammu and Kashmir. Gulmarg is a place best suited for people looking for a peaceful and calm holiday to steal some time from the hustle bustle of the city. It takes you to a different yet beautiful world of snow all around and your heart is bound to be captured by this white beauty. Gondola ride, Gulmarg biosphere reserve, golf course and Gulmarg ski resort are one of the main attractions here.
5. Kerala- Known as Gods Own Country:
Another destination for beach lovers yet close to natural beauty is god’s own country, Kerala. Backwaters of Kerala, coastal line, rich wildlife, coastal cuisine, snake-boat rides and rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments, aromatic spices and coffee assure you a wonderful vacation to enter new year full geared up. Kerala is also famous for its honeymoon destinations such as Kumarakom, Alleppey and Munnar. The best time to visit Kerala is from November to February, so lose yourself to the serenity of nature, a bliss for soul.
Good for: Hills, Trekking, Religious
Mcleodganj is a small town situated in the state of Himachal Pradesh. During new year’s eve the town is completely soaked up in lights, music and chilly winds brushing through your cheeks. Mcleodganj can easily spellbound you with its natural beauty and charm and it witnesses tourist from all over India during this time having fun all around. Attractions here include, monasteries, temples, waterfalls and trekking to Triund mountain range which is quite popular. Don’t forget to visit Tsuglagkhang the place where Dalai Lama resides. It holds a special spiritual value.
Good for: Hills, Adventure Sports, Hippies
Manali is a popular tourist destination for newly-wed couples, friends and families. Number of resorts hosts live shows and musical parties to entertain the tourists to the core and road trips can also be planned up till Kufri and Solang valley. Manali will never fail to woo its visitors with its snowy and natural charm. Visit and bring home some wonderful memories to cherish them in new year.
Good for: Beach, Secluded, Peaceful, Religious, Cheap accommodation
This is again a destination recommended to view the beautiful place of Lord Mahabaleshwara. People looking for a less commercialised and peaceful place can plan a holiday here that gives you a soul-satisfying and relaxed vacation and even more if you are a beach lover.
Since the place is not much captured and less commercialised, check the Gokarna travelogue to have early bookings.
Good for: Beaches, Serene, Romantic, Coral reefs
Absolutely a mandate for nature cum adventure lovers this place is arising as a newly explored tourist destination. Scuba diving, snorkelling and sight of underwater coral reefs are quite popular attractions here. Big and vast coastal line, coconut trees, glass bottom boat ride tours, excursion tours to the nearby islands and unique handicrafts made out of palm fronds and coconut coir are some of the major attractions. Soak yourself in some sun-kissed weather lying on a hammock and enjoy this serene wonder.
Indeed, a cool destination for welcoming the new year. Resorts and eco-friendly cottages are available for accommodations.
Good for: Nature, Wildlife, Historical, Shopping
If partying hard is your one and only mantra and you are not an avid traveller and plus if you are quite knowledgeable about the bar and party culture of big cities, then you are sure to have a gala time in cities like Bangalore and Mumbai. Where the city never sleeps and new year parties are on full swing, one can enjoy different cuisines from continental to traditional, pubs, breweries, music and live shows. This can be a complete entertainer and rejuvenated get away for you if you are a real party lover.
So folks, November is about to end, get on with the bookings and bid a lovely goodbye to this year and welcome new year with a new and happy you.
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