New Year is just around the corner and everyone is thinking of a place to ring in the New Year with a bang. Crazy parties, booze and loud merrymaking are things which are already in one's minds. To give the New Year a grand and hearty welcome, we recommend you to travel and explore the countryside.
If the high cost of celebrating it is what is stopping you, do not feel unhappy for we have found some places which are extremely cool budget places and would live up to your expectations. Don't let your wishes go unfulfilled. Instead take a sneak peek at this list of destinations to celebrate New Year in the country on a budget.
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Who would not love to welcome the New Year amidst the golden sands of the Thar Desert? Jaisalmer happens to be one amongst the best desert destinations in the country. One can indulge in a number of activities here, such as camel safari, dune bashing and camping.
Celebrating the New Year at Jaisalmer is an ideal choice to make not only because it is pocket friendly but also due to its pleasant winters.
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Home to His Holiness The Dalai Lama, Mcleodganj is both picturesque and a spiritually uplifting hill station in Himachal Pradesh. The place is a sheer delight for those who are planning for New Year getaway which is decked up with Tibetan monasteries and delicacies.
If you are looking forward to ring in the New Year from this beautiful hill station, you would be stunned by the number of ways you can be welcoming the coming year.
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A backpacker's paradise, Kasol would get you high by its scenic charm. The place is a favourite destination amongst the young crowd and showcases vibrancy in its different aspects.
The energy level sky rockets as the New Year comes knocking. New Year celebrations in Kasol can be about the high energy parties or a simple bonfire session by the camp under the star-adorned night sky.
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An alluring view of the lake and a quiet candlelit dinner by the shore summarizes the New Year celebrations at Bhimtal. One can enjoy the breathtaking views of snow-capped mountains or visit some of the well known museums as you move around the town.
Keep your eyes and ears wide open to come across hidden sights and stories which have been kept to themselves for a really long time.
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Do deep sea diving, exploring coral reefs, kayaking and yacht sailing interest you? Then head to the Lakshadweep group of islands which is considered among some of the best places to visit in India to ring in the New Year with a bash.
If the lagoons do not interest you, the indigenous dance forms of Kolkali and Parichakali would surely interest you and to top it all one can celebrate New Year's Eve on a budget.
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Prepare yourself for paragliding, surfing, windsurfing, etc. in one of the most beautiful and budget-friendly destinations of the country for New Year's Eve. Relax on the golden sands of Diu island and dive into the calm waters of the Nagoa beach. The union territory provides all the adventure one requires at the most affordable prices.
In a dilemma between Goa and Gokarna? Head for the unspoilt beaches and high-energy parties of Gokarna for a secluded beach holiday. Visit any shack on the beach and relax on the hammocks to bask under the sun on the Kudle Beach or Om Beach and spend the afternoons by spotting dolphins in the water.
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Pondicherry is also known as the Riviera of the East and is home to some French colonial style buildings and elegance which are different from the booming towns of India. When in Pondicherry don't worry about expenses, as the place is dirt cheap when it comes to food, booze, stay, etc.
Pondicherry is home to quite a number of surreal beaches and delights you with enough of opportunities to welcome the New Year on a tight budget.