New Year is a universal festival, people from all corners of the world celebrate. Indians are also party freaks and love to enjoy the upcoming year. Hence, they also come up with different ways to celebrate New Year in India.
A family get together, partying at a friend's house or partying in pubs are the usual New Year plans everywhere. Travelling to some New Year destinations takes a lot of pre planning. At a short notice, many won't get accommodations in the peak seasons.
So, how about trying some offbeat ways to celebrate New Year in India 2016? These crazy ideas also need pre planning but it will be very interesting to try.
Let us pack for a fun-filled crazy New Year Party!
Beach Parties in Goa
The flavour of Goa is very different from the rest of India. It is known for being one of the best New Yearpartying destinations in India.
Especially the beach parties here are most exciting. The famous beaches like Vagator, Anjuna, etc. host some colourful partiesin Goa.
Dancing to the music, on a sandy shore, overlooking the sea is one of the best ways to celebrate New Year in India.
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Camel Safari in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer is popular for its desert landscapes and is known as the 'Golden City of India'. Camel Safaris is one of the best ways to enjoy the rustic beauty of Jaisalmer.
The climate from December to January is also cool and ideal for tourism in Rajasthan. So, get set for a crazy camel ride to celebrate New Year!
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Trekking in Tadiandamol
One doesn't have to enjoyNew Year in a loud fashion. It is also possible to do it in an eco-friendly way.
Trek to the peak of Tadiandamol in Coorg,away from the bustle of the city. Engulfed in the beauty of nature, your New Year will be green and refreshing!
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A Night at Ladakh
Ladakh, the 'Land of High Passes' is known for its breathtaking mountains. Even though the climate is very cold during winter, a night camping is a must in Ladakh.
Ladakh is a offbeat New Year destination;camp in the mystic places like Nubra Valley, Sangla Valley, etc. to have a freezing and magical New Year in Ladakh.
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Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey
Alleppey has a coastal line as well as the vast backwaters in Kerala. It is one of the famous tourist destinations that attract visitors around the globe.
A houseboat cruise in the backwaters of Alappuzha (Alleppey) is a must try in Kerala. Celebrating New Year in a sailing houseboat in the serene backwaters is a unique one!
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Snow Leopard Trek in Ladakh
A trek in Rumbak Valley and Hemis National Park will be adventurous. A winter trek in the snow covered Indian Himalayas and sighting snow leopards is not for the faint hearted.
Undertake this thrilling wildlife travel and celebrate New Year with the wild cats!
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Pub Hopping in Mumbai
The nightlife in Mumbai is pretty good and many love the options it offers. The city looks more vibrant and lively during New Year festivities.
So, hop around the pubs inMumbai and feel the crazy celebrations of New Year.
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Skiing in Gulmarg
Gulmarg is one of the best skiing destinations in Asia. It is also the winter sports hub in India. Try out some winter sports like skiing, snowboarding, Heli-skiing, etc. in Gulmarg for a thrilling experience.
The snow covers the hill station like a blanket and the slopes of Apharwat peak provide an awesome space for skiers.
Camping, winter sports and a gondola ride in Gulmarg will make your New Year a memorable one.
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A Royal New Year in Udaipur
Udaipur has many heritage hotels, which also have stay options. A stay in one of the heritage hotels will give a feel of royalty and an opportunity to stay in a palace.
The famous 'Lake Palace' in Pichola Lake and Fateh Prakash Palace are some of the heritage hotels in Udaipur.
A stay in these hotels will be a major ripoff but you can have a royal New Year.
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Water Adventure in Goa
Many beaches in Goa offers an opportunity for water sports. Wind surfing, scuba diving, kayaking, etc. are some of the must try water sports in Goa.
A beach party and water sports will make a thrilling New Year.
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