The most famous destinations to celebrate New Year
With the cheap booze and beach shacks every few metres, Goa is an ideal place for a vacation around New Years.
If that’s not enough, Goa is also blessed with a wide range of biodiversity from sea-eagles to water buffaloes. Add the luxurious hotels, the umpteen food choices and the numerous party places to the list.
The Union Territory, lending cultural and architectural elements from its French lineage, is still very much Indian at heart.
The quaint town, also host to the “Aurobindo Yoga Ashram”, is a good place for self-reflection. The variety of restaurants, the steak and wine, just add to its natural alluring and create the perfect destination for a laid-back but fun New Year Celebration.
Situated on the coasts of Karnataka, Gokarna lives a dual life. Famous for being a Hindu pilgrimage centre, home to Lord Mahabhaleshwara, it is also a beach-lover’s paradise.
This place is highly recommended if you want to celebrate the New year with a group of close friends without much interference. Given the lack of commercialization, early booking is advised.To know more you may read this Gokarna Travelogue.
KASOL, HIMACHAL PRADESH
A small, quaint and cosy escapade in the scenic hills of the Himachal, Kasol gives you the best of both worlds. Parvati Valley, located here is one of the most beautiful destinations not only in India but in the world.
It would obviously be very cold here during New Year, but the great time you’ll spend here partying and breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the scenic beauty, is bound to make you forget about the chill. With its crazy party scenes and beautiful natural scenery, this is the place to be during New Year’s Eve.
Alappuzha or Alleppey is called the “Venice of the East” and with its vast variety of canals, lagoons, beaches and backwaters, rightly so. If a serene getaway is on your mind this year end, look no further.
A very traditional village life coupled with the best backwaters experience in India make Allappuzha ideal for those looking to greet the New Year in peace.
Famous for the Sonar Quila or the Jaisalmer Fort (A UNESCO World Heritage Site), the city of Jaisalmer is also known for its golden sand dunes and of course, the mystery of the Thar Desert itself.
The hue of the desert has given it the name of the “Golden City” and it’s one of Rajasthan’s most well known tourist destinations. The clear, starry nights giving you a stunning view of the Milky Way, the slow and peaceful camel safari, the chill of the desert and of course, the local Rajasthani cuisine, make it one of the new year destinations in India where you can have the best time.
The capital of Meghalaya, Shillong offers a mesmerizing experience in the lap of nature. Beautiful lakes, waterfalls and mountains adorn the city of Shillong.
And it is due to this abundance of scenic beauty, the city is also known as ‘Scotland of India’. The natural beauty and serenity of Shillong is what draws tourists from all over India and abroad. The breathtaking view from the peaks of the mountains adds to the charm of Shillong.