Spread the optimism and get set to celebrate the arrival of new year as this year gears the way for the next! Late night parties, cakes, wine, dances, oomph and fun! But why not to give a little makeover to your New Year celebrations? Fortunately India is blessed with an array of locations – peaceful and crowd, royal and average, hills and beaches, plains and deserts – what not? Adding travel to your to do list will only do wonders!
Here is a list of incredible places in India to visit on New Year that would mark the perfect begging of your new year!
Let’s start exploring!
Places to visit on New Year in India
Inside A Palace!
Amba Vilas Palace, Mysore (Source)
Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara (Source)
Lake Palace, Udaipur (Source)
Grandeur, majestic and magnificent! Palaces are royal and what could be more royal start of the New Year than celebrating it in a royal palace? Happily India boosts a rich history and credit to all those kings and emperors who left the legacy for wanderers like us! Amba Villas Palace, it is the official residence of the royal family, Wodeyars of Mysore. It is also popularly called as the Mysore palace. If you are a resident of Gujarat, The Laxmi Vilas Palace, Vadodara is four times as large as the Buckingham Palace of England would surely kick a grand start of the New Year! The palace houses Gaekwad dynasty.
Want to propose your girl like a man of the 21st century? Straight head towards the Lake Palace, Udaipur and you would be surprised to see the apple in her eyes! Built by Maharana Jagat Singh II, the lake palace is built on Lake Pichola over a natural island and is perhaps the most romantic location to ask her hand.
Amid The Hills
Snow in Auli (Source)
What about celebrating a snowy new year? Beloved’s hand in hand and those tight hugs to escape the cold – what more could you ask for a romantic new year? And what about late night walks with friends with wine in hands? Embrace yourself, you can celebrate and actually live these moments. India is blessed with various places to celebrate a snowy new year. Head on to Auli and experience what the snow and dip in temperature actually is? Or visit some conventional places like Shimla and Manali. In between, stop at Khajjiar to witness the amazing greenery there.
Under The Stars
How about welcoming the New Year amid shivering desert night? Jaisalmer fulfills all! Camping in the sand dunes of Jaisalmer – enjoy the whole night performance of folk dance, Ghoomar, on the dunes. Have finger licking delicious Rajasthani dinner – dalbati and churma – just don’t skip that!
On A Houseboat?
Houseboat in Kerala (Source)
Kashmir and Kerala both can grant this wish of yours! Backwaters of Kerala amid lush green coconut trees and crystal clear water, traditional food and kathakali dance performance amid the tasty aroma of spices! Yay! Alternatively, enjoy the dip in temperature on the shikara on Dal Lake in Kashmir. New Year often witnesses the temperature below zero degree and this often leads to freezing of the lake. But this surely won’t lessen your enjoyment!
On The Beaches
Radhanagar Beach, Havelock (Source)
Known less commonly that times magazine ranked Radhanagar Beach of Havelock island, Andaman as one of the top beaches of Asia. The pristine water here would leave you captivated. Alternatively, you can plan your visit to Goa, where scores of people are already present to celebrate the arrival of New Year. Lie on a hammock and read your favourite book or enjoy water adventures.
Stay tuned! We’ll be back with other exotic locations soon. Ciao!