10 Best New Year Destinations in India

2017 is on its way! Leading travel planners in India, Globetrouper is providing best destinations where you can celebrate new year.

1) Goa

Good for: Beach, Parties, Sunburn Festival, Seafood, Cheap booze, Carnivals

  • Considered as an ideal place for a vacation around New Year.
  • Also blessed with a wide range of biodiversity from sea-eagles to water buffaloes.
  • Luxurious hotels, various food choices and the numerous party places.


2) Puducherry

Good for: Beach, French colony, Peaceful Ashrams, Cafes, Cheap booze

  • The Union Territory, lending cultural and architectural elements
  • Aurobindo Yoga Ashram is a good place for self reflection.
  • Variety of restaurants, the steak and wine, adds to its natural beauty.

3) Gokarna, Karnataka

Good for: Beach, Secluded, Peaceful, Religious, Cheap accommodation

  • Famous for being a Hindu pilgrimage centre, home to Lord Mahabhaleshwara.
  • A beach-lover’s paradise.
  • Highly recommended place to celebrate the New year with a group of close friends.

4) Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Good for: Beaches, Resorts, Peaceful

  • One of the best New Year destinations in India.
  • Peaceful, serene and calm atmosphere as well as crazy parties on yachts, resorts and beaches.
  • White sand beaches and clean natural surrounding areas.

5) Lakshwadeep

Good for: Beaches, Serene, Romantic, Coral reefs

  • An emerging New Year destination in India.
  • Major attraction is the coral reefs which are an underwater paradise for people interested in scuba diving and snorkelling.

6) Gangtok, Sikkim

Good for: Hills, Trekking, Natural Beauty, Buddhism

  • Situated at an altitude of 5410 feet.
  • Coupled with its beautiful sunset and dawn views, this small town is called as “Switzerland of the East”.
  • Trekkers and mountain lovers do look out for Kanchenjunga, the 3rd highest peak in world.


7) McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

Good for: Hills, Trekking, Religious

  • Amazing sightseeing places, food cafés and unique Tibetan souvenirs.
  • Residence of 14th Dalai Lama and famous of the Bhagsunath temple.
  • Shiva cafe, a small trek near the temple is recommended.

8) Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Good for: Hills, Adventure Sports, Hippies

  • Place for witnessing snowfalls and skiing. Full of pine trees, fruit orchids and hippies, it’s an ideal place to celebrate new year in India 
  • Take a ride on the Manali-Leh highway.


9) Kasol, Himachal Pradesh

Good for: Hills, Hippiness, Trekking

  • A small, quaint and cosy escapade in the scenic hills of the Himachal.
  • Parvati Valley is one of the most beautiful destinations.
  • Partying and breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the scenic beauty, bound you to stay in New Year.

10) Kodaikanal, Tamil Nadu

Good for: Hills, Natural Beauty, Coffee

  • A charming hill station located in Tamil Nadu, Kodaikanal is often referred to as “Princess of hill stations” and is a popular honeymoon and holiday destination in the South.
  • 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 and enjoy coffee too.

 So plan your trip with Globetrouper and welcome New Year in most special manner.

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