Best New Year Destinations in India

India is also the best place for wondering in the world, India is home to some of the beautiful and fun place. So when the time is coming for New Year’s Eve, one can choose from a plethora of destinations to visit and have a great time. Holiday presents to you a list of some of the best New Year destinations in India.

For the city Explorers


  1. Mumbai, Maharashtra

Good for: beaches, nightlife, religious, fine dining, historic, shopping

The city of dreams, which hosts everyone and everything, from rags to riches, from beaches to high rise, from slums to bungalows, from street vada-pay to luxurious 7-stars, Mumbai is the amalgamation of Indian culture and people. With many beaches and historical places to explore and clubs ready to give you a dazzling starts to your new year.

  1. New Delhi- the center of everything

Good for: historic, religious, party, food, shopping

Being the nation’s capital, New Delhi is full of historical place and museum. Here you can get everything whether we talk about food, party or shopping anything. With its amazing performing arts scene, it is an artistic heaven. With Mughlai to south Indian to continental food and from Rajasthan Handicraft to Madhubani paintings to cheap Chinese electronics, Delhi has it all. This city makes for a colorful New Year celebration.

  1. Bangalore, Karnataka

Having evolved gradually from being the garden city to the silicon valley of India. Bangalore is India’s third-largest city, being the most livable city in India. Head here on the occasion of New Year for an eclectic celebration. The moderate climate, large green gardens, and open spaces give it a positive and healthy aura all the year around. A stroll on MG road and partaking in the city’s restaurant culture is definitely recommended.

 For the beach lovers


  1. Goa

Goa is an ideal place for a vacation around New Year, with the cheap booze and beach shacks every few meters.  Goa provides a respite, not just for the tourists on an appointment with nature; it is also the place for crazy parties and a vivacious night- life and promises to be something special for all types of travelers. You have the best places to celebrate new year2017.

  1. Andaman and Nicobar islands

The Andaman and Nicobar Islands are easily one of the best New Year destinations in India. The otherwise really peaceful, serene and calm atmosphere of the place is transformed into one which includes crazy parties on yachts’, resorts and beaches. Add to it the pristine white sand 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.

  1. Gokarna, Karnataka

Situated on the coasts of Karnataka, Gokarna lives a dual life. Famous for being a Hindu pilgrimage center, home to lord Mahabhaleshwara, it is an 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 read this Gokarna Travelogue.

  1. Pondicherry

The union territory, leading 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 the perfect destination for a laid-back but fun New Year celebration.

  1. Lakshadweep

The smallest union Territory of India, Lakshadweep is a group of beautiful islands, located some 400km off India’s west into the Arabian Sea. Not as commercialized as the Andaman’s and a shade too beautiful as well, Lakshadweep is emerging as one of the New Year destinations in India. This makes it a perfect place to spend the New Year with your significant other. The major attractions are the coral reefs which are an underwater paradise for people interested in scuba diving and snorkeling.

For the cool Minded


  1. Gangtok

Sikkim is one of the most wonderful places to visit in India. It is arguably India’s most underrated state when it comes to tourism. Gangtok is a hill resort and one of the most popular places in north-east India. Situated at an altitude of 5410 feet, Gangtok (meaning “hilltop”) is aptly named so. Couples with its beautiful sunset and dawn views and its clean surroundings, this small town are also the “Switzerland of the Eat”. Now, imagine spending the eve of New Year in a place with such beauty.

  1. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh

The headquarters of the Tibetan government in exile, McLeofganj boasts some amazing sightseeing places, food café, and unique Tibetan souvenirs. A mix cultures, McLeodganj is the residence of the 14th Dalai lama and famous of the Bhagsunath temple. Shiva café, a small trek near the temple is recommended. Mcleodganj is one of the best New Year destinations in India if you are looking to welcome the New Year in a peaceful with a different culture and amazing scenery all around.

  1. 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. One must definitely visit this place during New Year, be it with family or friends.

  1. Manali, Himachal Pradesh

Manali is the Indian for witnessing snowfalls and skiing. Full of pine trees, fruits orchids and hippies, it’s an ideal place to celebrate New Year in India for those who want tp end their year on a high, both literally and figuratively. Take a ride on the manali-leh highway or visit the chicest little winter destinations nearby. The natural beauty of this place is sure to liven up your spirits as the year ends.

For the lovers

  1. Udaipur, Rajasthan

Udaipur is a popular tourist destination in India. The lakes, palaces and lively workspaces and culture attract foreign and domestic visitors. It is well connected to the world through a land, rail, and air. It is known for its Rajput-era palaces, handicraft market and diverse wildlife. It the informal title of the “Kashmir of Rajasthan”. Visit the place around New Year’s Eve if you want to be treated like royalty.

  1. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan

The desert city is also called the golden city thanks to the color it gets from the yellow sandstone used for the construction of the building. Camel safari is one of those must-try experiences and Jaisalmer is one of the few places in the country that offers it and the chill of the desert and of course, the local Rajasthan cuisine makes it one of the New Year destinations in India.

  1. Gasol, Himachal Pradesh

A small, quaint and cozy escapade in the scenic hills of the Himachal, Gasol 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, this is the place to be during New Year’s Eve.






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