Top 10 Places in India to Celebrate New Year in Different Way

Are you bitten by the travel bug? Then pack your bags and get ready to celebrate this New Year by travelling to some of the hottest tourist destinations of India. Below are some of the winter special destinations for travel lovers.

1. Rajasthan- The Land of Deserts

Winter is the best time to visit the hot deserts of Rajasthan. This state still treasures the regal culture and living style of the Rajput clan. Travel on deck up elephants to the forts or stroll through the Thar Desert on camels. The palaces of Rajasthan exhibit some of the finest specimens of architecture, while the shopaholics can fill their bags with unique boutique apparels, leather shoes, costume jewelry and home decor. Feel like a monarch here as you are served some of the most delicious food of the state on silver lined plates and handcrafted cutlery. Jaipur, Jodhpur, Jaisalmer, Udaipur and Ranthambore National park are the must visits at Rajasthan.

Camal Safari in Rajasthan

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Suggested Tour : 17 Days – Rajasthan Cultural and Wildlife Tour

2. Kerala- the Land of Backwaters

Breathe in some fresh air and treat your eyes to the breathtaking scenic beauty at Kerala. The state is a natural abode, offering you a stay on the crystalline backwaters at some of the most beautiful and comfortable houseboats of the country. Enjoy a mesmerizing sunset at the sea beaches or entertain yourself to boat races and Kathakali dance programs here. Kerala is also a favorite among bird lovers, as its rich flora and fauna forms a natural residence to various avian species. People who are looking to restore their health this vacation can spend some quality time at the Ayurveda SPA resorts of the state. Last but not the least; the taste of steaming hot rice and fish curry served on fresh cut leaves at Kerala will linger forever in your taste buds.

Kumarakom Backwaters Kerala

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Suggested Tour : 10 Days Kerala Backwaters for First Time Tour

3. Shimla- the Land of Snow

If you love a chilled vacation, then visit Shimla this winter. Walk hand in hand with your beloved over the snow carpet of Shimla or sip some piping hot coffee, enjoying the sight of snow drizzles sitting near the fire. This place is ideal for skiing as well.

Ice Skiing Shimla

Suggested Tour : 6 Days – Himachal Vacation Tour Package

4. Goa- the Land of Beaches

Enjoy a warm and wild winter at Goa this January. Besides the gala New Year party at the state, it is also the best place to bask in the warmth of the sun lying over the soft sands. Enjoy a moonlight cruise over River Mandovi or pray at some of the oldest churches of the world at Goa. The Ayurveda SPA resorts can relieve you from stress, while the all-night beach parties will bring out the real you.

Mandovi River Cruise, Goa

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Suggested Tour : 11 Days – Goa with Kerala Tours

5. Delhi- the Land of History

The capital of India is a wonderful blend of past and present; while on one hand you have thousands of years old monuments like the Qutub Minar and Akshardham Temple, on the other hand you have the president’s residence and Mahatma Gandhi’s memorial. Delhi is also the best place to have lip smacking Mughlai cuisines, which include spicy kebabs, aromatic biryani and tangy street food, popularly known as chaats.

Delhi Monuments - Delhi Darshan

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Suggested Tour : 2 Days Delhi Sightseeing Tour

6. Corbett National Park- the Land of Big Cats

If you are a wildlife lover, get thrilled this January with a visit to the Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand. Besides the tigers, the park is also a safe shelter to Asian elephants, leopards, sloth and Himalayan black bears, varied species of deer (sambar, barking deer, hog deer and chital to name a few).

Jim Corbett National Park

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Suggested Tour : 5 Days – Corbett Wildlife Tour

7. Andaman Islands- the Land of Corals

Has the underwater world always been a mystery for you? Visit the Andaman Islands. The warmth of the place, the primitive life accompanied with the lively marine world just at your reach makes it an awesome New Year vacation.

Scuba Diving Andaman

8. Auli- the Land of Skiing

If you always dreamt of a vacation at a snow land then Auli is a must visit for you this January. Besides the awe-inspiring scenic beauty of the snowcapped mountains, the place is known for its multiple skiing slopes.

Skiing at Auli

9. Lakshadweep- the Land of Scuba Diving

Want a secluded vacation just with your special one? Lakshadweep beckons you with its deep blue sea and amazing marine life. Bask in the warmth of the sun lying at the sea beach or get close to the magical underwater life with scuba diving.

Lakshadweep Island

Suggested Tour : 5 Days Lakshadweep Honeymoon Tour

10. Nainital- the land of Lakes

The Himalayan beauty and the mystic nature of Nainital lure tourists from far lands. While the Naini Lake is popular for its spellbinding view, encircled by the Great Himalayan peaks, the Nainital Zoo treasures rare species of wildlife, like snow leopard, steppe eagles and Himalayan black bear. Sipping some butter tea sitting at the sprawling valleys of Nainital is another must do activity.

Naini Lake Nainitaal

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Life is incomplete without visiting places and hence begin the upcoming New Year with visits to some of the jewels of Indian tourism is the bestest way to celebrate New Year and make it memorable in a different way.

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Alina Jack

Alina Jack

I am a passionate writer with five years of experience in tourism in India. I have a keen interest in writing about offbeat destinations and travel tips across worldwide.
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