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The Best Destinations in India to Celebrate the New Year

Although India never fails to please tourists with its breathtaking landscapes, it is important to make a list of some of the best places, since India is a huge country. We have selected these places so you can create memories on the occasion of the New Year along with your loved ones.

Take a look at the destinations listed below and start planning a trip to India.


Affectionately known as the festival capital of India, Goa is one of the best places to celebrate New Year’s Eve in India. It is also a perfect place to enjoy the heat of the sun during the winter season. Goa offers a lot of options to enjoy, such as Ayurveda resorts, Portuguese-style churches, nightlife, parties and many more. Although Goa remains alive and busy throughout the year, the occasion of the New Year is a long-awaited opportunity to enjoy the soft sands under the starry sky. During the New Year, parties are organized almost everywhere, be it a hotel, a beach, a restaurant, a resort or anything else. One can enjoy celebrations full of music and dance.

Main tourist attractions

  • Anjuna Beach
  • Cavelossim Beach
  • Calangute Beach
  • Basilica of Bom Jesus
  • Candolim Beach

Puducherry – French Riviera

Another famous beach destination in India is Puducherry. Full of beaches, the territory of the Union of Pondicherry is one of the best places in India to celebrate New Year’s Eve. The festivities in Puducherry continue until dawn at the time of the New Year. One can join the beach parties to welcome the New Year in French style. In addition, one can visit Ashrams and meditation centers in the city to seek peace and relaxation.

Main tourist attractions

  • Paradise Beach
  • Aurobindo ashram
  • Serenity Beach
  • Promenade
  • Auro beach

Gokarna: Pacific Version of Goa

Although Gokarna in Karnataka is generally perceived as a spiritual place, it is much more than that. It is endowed with pristine beaches and breathtaking landscapes. It is famous for beaches and temples. One can head towards Gokarna to celebrate New Year’s Eve in a quiet environment. During the New Year, several parties are organized in Gokarna. Tourists can enjoy the bar or they can laze on the glittering beaches in the company of their loved ones. If you are planning to visit Goa, you can also take the Golden Chariot luxury train which offers World-class amenities onboard the train.

Main tourist attractions

  • Om Beach
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple
  • Kudle Beach
  • Gokarna Beach
  • Paradise Beach
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Bangalore – India Technology Center

Bangalore is known for its pleasant climate, stunning cityscapes and lush vegetation. One can have the most memorable holidays in Bangalore, since the city is a perfect destination to admire the natural beauty, go shopping and get to know the history of the region. One can have fun on New Year’s Eve in different bars and restaurants in Bangalore. The city also has multiple gardens, which will surely delight a nature lover. Therefore, Bangalore is one of the best destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve in India.

Main tourist attractions

  • Cubbon Park
  • MG Street
  • Lal Bagh
  • Bangalore Palace
  • Freedom Park

Kodaikanal – Princess of the hill stations

Located in the state of Tamil Nadu, in southern India, Kodaikanal is the famous mountain station. It is quite popular among honeymooners, adventure fans and nature lovers. It is full of lakes, valleys, hills, waterfalls, mountains, etc. Tourists visiting India on the occasion of the New Year can enjoy different activities in Kodaikanal, such as having a hot coffee while admiring the surroundings trying to go hiking, etc. If you wish to greet the New Year rejoicing in the lap of nature, head towards Kodaikanal and create memories for a lifetime.

Main tourist attractions

  • Waterfalls of Bear Shola
  • View of the Green Valley
  • Pilar Rocks
  • Dolphin Valley
  • Silver Cascades

Auli: Snowy Destination

If you want to welcome the New Year in the middle of the snowy mountains, then Auli is the perfect destination to celebrate the New Year in India. It is among the best hill stations in northern India and is quite popular among tourists. The picturesque city is blessed with the best of nature in the form of deodorants, old oaks, pines, apple trees, etc. Although the destination is most famous for skiing, tourists can also participate in other adventure activities such as hiking, cable car ride, camping, etc. Travelers can also visit temples, hot springs and haunted places.

Main tourist attractions

  • Chenab Lake
  • Gurso Bugyal
  • Trishul Peak
  • Rudraprayag
  • Points of view

McLeodganj – Lhasa Small

Counted among the famous Himachal Pradesh mountain stations, McLeodganj is located near Dharamshala. The picturesque city is often identified as Little Lhasa, as it is home to the Tibetan spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama. Tourists from around the world cram the city to admire the spectacular views of the surroundings and enjoy activities such as hiking, camping, etc. On the occasion of New Year’s Eve, music can be heard everywhere. In general, the city becomes very lively at the time of the New Year.

Main tourist attractions

  • Bhagsu Falls
  • Triund Walk
  • Namgyal Monastery
  • Tibetan Museum

New Delhi – City of Cities

A trip to India is incomplete without a visit to the capital of the country. With the attractive nightlife and numerous clubs, bars, lounges and nightclubs, Delhi is one of the best destinations to start the New Year with a bang. Delhi has a lot of options for tourists. Travelers can choose according to their preferences. Several parties are organized in different parts of the city on the occasion of the New Year. Therefore, Delhi is a suitable place for party lovers. If you want to greet the New Year with a lot of music and dancing, you should not delay planning a tour to Delhi.

Main tourist attractions

  • Qutub Minar
  • Lodi Gardens
  • Connaught Place
  • Red Fort
  • Hauz Khas

Udaipur – City of the Lakes

Being an important city of the royal state of India, Udaipur is known for its impressive natural beauty and rich cultural heritage. It is in this city that tourists can enjoy the New Year in a real style. Udaipur is full of historical influences in the form of fortresses, palaces, temples, museums, etc. On the other hand, nature lovers can seek delight amidst the panoramic surroundings of hills, mountains and lakes. Udaipur is also known for a variety of crafts. Although night parties are not a tradition in the city, one can enjoy parties organized by high-end resorts and palaces.

Main tourist attractions

  • City Palace
  • Pichola Lake
  • Fateh Sagar Lake
  • Jaisamand Lake
  • Shilpgram

Jaisalmer – Golden City of Rajasthan

If you want to start the New Year exceptionally, Jaisalmer must be your choice as a destination for the New Year in India. Although there are many tourist attractions in the golden city of rajasthan, the most spectacular is the Thar desert. You can enjoy camping in the sand dunes, riding a camel and exploring the rural lifestyle of the locals. You can also enjoy the experience of having a moonlight dinner under the starry sky. In all, Jaisalmer is the best destination for an unusual experience of Vacation in India.

Main tourist attractions

  • Jaisalmer Fort
  • Thar desert
  • Folklore Museum
  • Adventure activities
  • Gadisar Lake

Now that you have met some of the best destinations to spend New Year’s Eve in India, do not delay and plan a trip to India as soon as possible. Also, know more about the Golden chariot train fare for the upcoming season. Welcome the New Year by visiting any of the destinations in India. It will surely be a memorable experience for you and your loved ones. In addition, you can learn about the culture of India.


Published by Kavita

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