10 Awesome Party Destinations in India to celebrate New Year! (2018-19)

Where do you want to be when the clock strikes midnight on New Year’s Eve?India is home to some of the most beautiful and fun places in the world. So when it’s time for New Year’s Eve, one can choose from a plethora of destinations to visit and have a great time.

**10 Awesome New Year Destinations in India**

1.     Andaman and Nicobar Islands

 

The Andaman and Nicobar islands are easily one of the best New Year destinations in India. Otherwise, really peaceful, serene and calm atmosphere of the place is transformed into one which includes crazy parties on yachts, resorts and beaches.

 

In addition, with pristine white sand beaches and the clean natural surrounding areas, this place becomes the ideal new year getaway for everyone. Apart from the usual beaches and water sports activities, there are other tourist spots too one can visit while here.

 

However, due to the increased popularity of this place, early reservations are definitely recommended.

2.     Lakshadweep

 

Not as commercialized as the Andamans and a shade too beautiful as well, Lakshwadeep is emerging as one of the New Year destinations in India.

 

In fact, only 10 out of the 36 islands are habited with a very less amount of population. This makes it a perfect place to spend the New Year with your significant other.

 

However, the major attraction is the coral reefs which are an underwater paradise for people interested in scuba diving and snorkelling.

3.     Gangtok, Sikkim

 

Situated at an altitude of 5,410 feet, Gangtok  (meaning “Hill Top”) is aptly named so. Coupled with its beautiful sunset and dawn views and its clean surroundings, this small town is also called the “Switzerland of the East”. Trekkers and mountain lovers, do look out for Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in the world. Now, imagine spending the eve of New Year in a place with such beauty.

4.     McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

 

The headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, McLeodganj boasts some amazing sightseeing places, food cafés and unique Tibetan souvenirs.

A mix of cultures, Mcleodganj is the residence of the 14th Dalai Lama and famous of the Bhagsunath temple. Shiva cafe, a small trek near the temple is recommended.

 

However, Mcleodganj is one of the best New Year destinations in India if you are looking to welcome the New Year in a peaceful place with a different culture and amazing scenery all around.

5.     Manali, Himachal Pradesh

 

Manali is the Indian favourite for witnessing snowfalls and skiing. Full of pine trees, fruit orchids and hippies, it’s an ideal place to celebrate New Year in India for those who want to end their year on a high, both literally and figuratively.

 

Moreover, take a ride on the Manali-Leh highway or visit the choicest little winter destinations nearby. Also, the natural beauty of this place is sure to liven up your spirits as the year ends.

6.     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. Obviously, it would 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.

 

Moreover, with its crazy party scenes and beautiful natural scenery, this is the place to be during New Year’s Eve.

7.     Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

 

Here’s one from the South! A charming hill station located in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is often referred to as the “Princess of hill stations” and is a popular honeymoon and holiday destination in the South.

 

Moreover, the cool and misty climate, waterfalls, the lush green hills and forests make it look like something straight out of a fairy tale! One must definitely visit this place during New Year, be it with family or friends.

 

I’m sure you’re in for an amazing time here! Psst, don’t forget to try some of their amazing coffee.

8.     Udaipur, Rajasthan

 

Also known as the “City of Lakes”, Udaipur is famous for its Rajputana Palaces, handicraft market and diverse wildlife. A romantic heaven, the climate and surroundings of Udaipur have given it the informal title of the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”.

 

Also, visit the place around New Year’s Eve if you want to be treated like royalty.

9.     Goa

 

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  – you now have the best places to celebrate New Year 2017, or any New year for that matter.

10.     Gokarna, Karnataka

 

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.

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