10 Best Places to Celebrate the New Year in India

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Countries around the globe will be ringing the New Year bells in a little while with friends, parties, fireworks, and of course loads of kisses. It’s an entertaining night, which kicks out the old memories and brings in the new. For those who can’t make it to London, Paris or New York… Celebrate the New Year’s Eve in India, with pleasant and bracing climate, throughout the country. From scenic beaches and snow-capped mountains to golden desserts and mesmerising hill stations… This incredible country has it all.  You will truly have a remarkable time, no matter where ever you go. Below is a list of some of the most happening places for the New Year Countdown.

1. Himachal Pradesh

If you prefer a chilly climate this New Year, Himachal Pradesh will draw you with its romantic getaways. “The Queen of Hills” Shimla has been a tourist hotspot for romantic couples over the years. Plus, there are a lot of adventurous winter sports, trekking, fishing and camping facilities in Manali… So you have a lot to pick from. If you are looking forward to celebrating the New Year’s Eve on a high…This is the destination to be!

2. Uttrakhand

How about going wild this eve? What’s better than the Jim National Corbett Park?  Spend your majestic holidays amidst of the tigers, deer’s, elephants and birds. And, if that doesn’t call for a wild new year, we do not know what does. If you call for some peaceful retreat… Set out for the hills…We have Mussorie and Nanital for you.

3. Goa

No, New Year bash list is ever complete without this beach paradise. It’s the best place to party in the world. All night clubbing, loud music, beach buffets with loads of beverages and energy that’s spontaneous… Goa is truly electrifying. If you are a serious party animal, try Anjuna, Cova and Baga.

4. Rajasthan

If this New Year, you want to stay away from noisy cities, like Mumbai and Delhi… Come down to the land of heritage and culture “Rajasthan”. If you call for some royal treatment, Udaipur is the perfect destination for you. So, if you want some diehard romance, along with a touch of royalty on the New Years Eve, you can sail amidst of the Pichola Lake and book your dinner at the world’s most exotic hotels like the Lake palace or the Jagmandir. How about a camel safari, in the midst of the vast sand dunes of Jaisalmer, or sipping a mug of beer along with a bonfire, and folk music in the middle of the cold dessert?

5. North East

To have an unforgettable experience of the snowy hill stations and lush green tea gardens, head down to Shillong or Darjeeling. If rock music fascinates you, Shillong is the ideal place for you. Enjoy the New Year’s musical night with the rock bands and pop singers. Here, you can catch a sight of youth culture and their affection for rock music.

6. Kashmir

Despite of its horrifying terrorist activities, Kashmir is still called the “Paradise on Earth”. What’s better than to celebrate a new years eve in the middle of the Dal Lake in a floating shikara? Come down to Jammu, if you want to treasure the beauty of snow and the green valleys.

7. Kerela

Bring in the New Year with tranquillity and peace in the backwaters of “Gods Own Country” Kerala.  However, if you ask us to choose one best place in Kerala, we would recommend Fort Kochi, because of X’mas & New Year carnival celebrations. The eve is celebrated with loads of music and drums, the south Indian folk dance and tasty appetizers. Also, there are a variety of events and competition for the kids and adults, as well.

8. Karnataka

Bestow your kids with a different experience, this New Year.  Plan your trip to the Bandipur Wildlife Sanctuary. Go on an elephant’s back for a jungle safari, and witness the wild life in its natural habitat. Your kids are never going to forget the memories of playing with the baby elephants, feeding the deer’s with grass and watching a group of playful monkeys. Apart from jungle safari, you can go for river rafting in the camps of Karnataka. Celebrate the New Years Eve, with loads of feasting, fishing and rafting in the fresh water Lake of Cauvery River.

9. Ladakh

December is the time for merry making in Ladakh. The festivals of the Gompas are marked with the essence of dramas- dance, colourful robes and antique masks of the Lamas. A lot of tourists come from different parts of the world, to witness these colourful and cultural events. So, if you love interacting with new people and discovering new traditions… Turn up to Ladakh.

10. Chennai

If you want to celebrate the New Year, like a true Indian sole… Go holy in the temples of Tamil Nadu. Madurai temple will confer you with the essence of mystic and spirituality. The Mahabalipuram temple in Tamil Nadu grants you, with the scenic beaches and the great archaeological heritage. Spend your day in the magnificent ambience of the Arjuna Chariot, like a true devotee.

Hurry!  Book your tickets before the airline price gets hiked up!

Happy New Year!