As exciting as a New Year’s Eve sounds, it can more often than not, put you in an inadequate zest contemplating what exactly to do to bring it in. The same old night parties characterized by loud music, havoc on the streets often being a testimony to unforeseen, unpleasant circumstances and the same old booze that makes you regret spending the first day of the year regretting the hangover! If you are someone who is not enticed by even home parties, then take (take with a grain of salt idiom) a cue from these Offbeat destinations to visit (idioms dictionary) in India to ring in New Year. We promise you won’t regret planning a trip to these.
Offbeat Destinations in India to look forward to.
Donning an alluring blend of the French and South Indian charm, Pondicherry is a delight in more ways than one. Simply relax amidst an opulence of some former colonial heritage villas in the white town or choose to catch the bohemian frenzy and even meditate it away at the Auroville. Rent a cycle or just (just in case meaning) walk the streets when the clock strikes midnight, this is certain to be one new year’s eve you will cherish for your life.
If Buddhist monasteries, hippy cafes, some good pot, and hikes almost everywhere around you, then McLeod Ganj is the place to head. There is a lot more to this place that you won’t find on any vacation trip planner!
A trip to any of these places will certainly you in an unparalleled state of mind to trounce the new year.
Gulmarg in Kashmir is taking beckons one frosty New Year celebration. You might sound like someone very ambitious or even out of their minds while mentioning your New Year’s in Gulmarg. But the serenity and quietude are certain to make your friends partying hard here in the town envy you! Enjoy some gondola rides, snug into a warm wooden cottage or ski your way into the new year, the choice is yours.
Goa might appear as a cliche on a list of offbeat destinations to visit in India to ring in New Year, but hold on. There are a ton places, unexplored, tuck into secret nooks of the state. Away from all the jazz that happens at the overdone Baga and Candolim are places such as Bamboli, Bogmalo, Majorda and the incredible tranquil Canaguinim.
Wine and New Year’s Eve is a match made in heaven, many would agree. So this year, why not go all out at the Sula vineyards nestled on the outskirts of Maharashtra’s burgeoning city of Nashik. Acres of grape orchards, some fabulous restaurants, and a plethora of temples that also have the city monikered as the Temple Town of Maharashtra, Nashik is as offbeat as it could get!
The Garhwali mountain ranges, a mall road that reminisces of the British era, a gamut of quaint book cafes and a cantonment town, Landour lying just a stone’s throw away Mussoorie is perfect for couples, families and solo travellers alike. An easy connectivity and some of the most popular pilgrim pages of the Hindu religion Rishikesh and Haridwar lying closely, Mussoorie can be an exceptionally offbeat destination to celebrate the New Year Best Places in India.
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