Daman and Diu are islands located in the Arabian Sea. The place is perfect for celebrating your new year as they host Asia’s longest beach festival here. The islands are beautiful and picturesque and promise a rocking farewell to this year. The beach festival attracts many foreign tourists and is one of the most happening destinations.
If you want to welcome the New Year in snow then head to Manali. This hill station in Himachal Pradesh is covered with snow clad mountains, roads and valleys this time of the year. You can celebrate your party in style as Manali offers options like skiing, rafting and paragliding.
If beaches are your favorite but you don’t like them crowded then this is the place for you. One of the most underrated tourist spot in Maharashtra, Gokarna is slowly becoming popular amongst people who don’t want to go to Goa. Gokarna is magical with clean blue beaches and calm atmosphere. The place also attracts a lot of foreigners.
Pondicherry or Puducherry as it is now called is another popular tourist destination in India. The place has been a favorite of foreigners because of its French influence. The town’s culture and buildings clearly have a French effect on them. The town has many bars and restaurants that offer French and Portuguese cuisines. The beaches are secluded and peaceful that offers a laid back and relaxing atmosphere.
Essentially known as one of the quiet places, Andaman & Nicobar Islands change into the most happening party spots on New Year. The place has beautiful beaches and lime stone caves are a major attraction. You can also enjoy water sports like scuba diving.
Situated in Kerala or God’s Own Country as it is called, Varkala is a perfect place to visit during New Year. The quaint beaches and the visually attractive backwaters are a must visit. Varkala has great accommodations and tourists have a great time here. There are lots of restaurants offering sea food and they are open till late night. The beaches are filled with shops where you can buy clothes, junk jewellery and souvenirs. Also if you want to relax and rejuvenate then Varkala has lots of spas to choose from.
Well, no surprises here!!! Goa has always remained a hit among tourists from India and abroad. The place is best for celebrating your new year. It’s popular amongst the youth as it offers cheap alcohol and low-cost food. Goa is liked by everyone whether you have loads of money or are low on cash. The place has five-star hotels and resorts and also cheap shacks on the beaches. Some of the most happening beach parties are held here which go on till dawn. Also some of the major New Year events like Sunburn and Supersonic take place here. Goa gives you a sense of freedom and liveliness.
Udaipur in Rajasthan is also a favorite amongst foreigners. If you want a mix of history and tradition then this is the place to be. A romantic destination, Udaipur offers a rich cultural heritage. With many five star hotels and beautiful resorts the place is a hit among tourists. On New Year many hotels organizes activities like folk dance, Rajasthani songs, magical shiws and traditional food. So if you want to welcome your new year in kings and queens style then Udaipur is the place to be.
Kodai Kanal is a small hill town in Tamil Nadu. It has always been a major tourist spot because of its lush green forests, pine trees and misty mountains. Major attractions here are the kodai kanal lake, Bear Shola falls, Pillar rocks and Dolphin’s nose. You can spend your New Year’s Eve quietly away from the hustle bustle of city by the riverside.
Located in the north east India, Gangtok in Sikkim is like an epitome of scenic beauty. The area has a breath taking view of snow capped beaches and gleaming lakes. You can spend your New Year’s Eve in this serene and delightful place. It also offers an awe-inspiring view of Kanchenjunga, the third highest peak. Also the people here are very helpful and nice.