Light On The Pocket Yet The 10 Best New Year Destinations In India

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Light On The Pocket Yet The 10 Best New Year Destinations In India
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Yoo-hoo! So here we are, standing at the edge of 2017. Soon a new year is about to start. The most common question that you must be hearing is "What is your plan for December 31? Party and booze?  Adventure? Peace?"

Wait, are you still confused?  

Well, I can understand. Clearly, it's the beginning of a new chapter and there must be an unprecedented opening to it. So, in order to clear your jungle of thoughts, here are some cheap yet amazing vacation spots for your new year celebration. 

PS. These places are away from crowded enclosures that will give you unlimited fun and will undoubtedly make your new year eve an experience to remember.

#1 Gokarna 

#1 Gokarna 

Thatched bamboo huts and undefined blissful coasts, Gokarna is famous for being low key. You can spend the new year here, sitting at the beach with family and friends and a beer to go with it. The place is also known for its lively bazaar. 

Expense: INR 2,000 - INR 4,000 per person (approx)

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#2 Kasol

#2 Kasol
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Known as Heaven's Gateway, Kasol is a village in Kullu, Himachal Pradesh, and is known for its extravagant mountains, lush green flora, and peaceful environment. It is also one of the best places in India for hippy style parties or a peaceful bonfire. All you have to do is plan a camp under the stars.

Expense: INR 3,000 - INR 5,000 per person (approx)

#3 Diu 

#3 Diu 
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A tiny island near Gujarat's southern coast, Diu is a quiet and peaceful place to be. If you want to spend your new year away from all the noisy cities, Diu is the best option for you. Here, you can drive freely with minimum traffic and excellent roads.

Expense: INR 3,000 - INR 5,000 per person (approx)

#4 Pondicherry

#4 Pondicherry
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Known for the 'less faded colonial-era villa, more bohemian-chic' vibe, Puducherry (Pondicherry) is one of the most popular places in south India. Visit this French capital and enjoy shopping, French food, beer, and some yoga and meditation sessions. 

Expense: INR 3,000 - INR 5,000 per person (approx)

#5 Kodaikanal

#5 Kodaikanal
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The scenic beauty of the hills, pine forests, cool and misty weather... this is what south India's Kodaikanal is known for. Being one of the most popular destination hill resort, this place will make your new year refreshing. Take a bath in the splashing waterfalls, try horse riding, cycling around the lake and take a walk in the pine forests or just sit and praise the beauty of this place. 

Expense: INR 4,000 - INR 5,000 per person (approx)

#6 Tarkarli 

#6 Tarkarli 
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What about scuba diving, snorkeling or watching dolphins, do you have these on your new year bucket list? Well, if you do, Tarkarli is the place you are looking for. After Goa, Tarkarli is the most preferred vacation spot. Clear sand beaches, serene backwaters, and closeness to mother nature, Tarkarli serves all of this to you. 

Expense: INR 5,000 - INR 7,000 per person (approx)

#7 McLeod Ganj

#7 McLeod Ganj
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Note: Whenever you hear someone say that they are willing to visit Dharamsala to see the Dalai Lama, this is the place they are talking about. 

From camping among the snow to partying at nights, McLeod Ganj is a peaceful yet amazing place to spend the new year. Volunteer the Tibetan community, meditate or practice yoga, trek in the Dhauladhar mountains, shop crafts, or just simply hang out and enjoy the low-budget spiritual/alternative vibe and the cafes and restaurants dishing the famous Indo-Italo-Israeli-Tibetan food.

Expense: INR 5,000 - INR 8,000 per person (approx)

#8 Jaisalmer

#8 Jaisalmer

The Golden City of India, Jaisalmer is a city for people who have interest in geology. So, why don't you spend your new year discovering ancient havelis, tragedies that occurred in the Thar Desert and other prominent landmarks like Jaisalmer Fort?

Expense: INR 5,000 - INR 8,000 per person (approx)

#9 Lakshadweep

#9 Lakshadweep
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What are your views on starting your new year at beautiful sun-kissed beaches and mesmerising landscapes? Or doing scuba fishing, diving, kayaking and snorkeling? If not these, the dance forms of Kolkali & Parichakali will surely make you think about this place twice. Just imagine sitting in between coconut trees, lagoons at isolated beaches on the new year eve... GOSH! 

Expense: INR 6,000 - INR 8,000 per person (approx)

#10 Udaipur

#10 Udaipur
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Venice of the East aka Udaipur is one of my favorite places to be. The beautiful city of lakes, surrounded by lush green hills of Aravallis, the place has architectural palaces that add to its beauty. There is good news for people who love arts and crafts, the city is hosting Shilpgram Festival, from 21 December to 30 December. 

Expense: INR 6,000 - INR 10,000 per person (approx)

I guess I have given you some amazing ideas to start your 2018 with a bang. If you wish to add to this list, please share in the comment section below. 

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