Does every New Year's Eve feel the same nowadays? Who says you must celebrate New Year by attending the various parties with the same people? The feeling of already seen, already done is something which is very hard to escape. With New Year's Eve around the corner, it would be truly an adventure for one to come out of their comfort zone and head to some place unknown.
India is a vast country in every sense of the word, be it the culture, the geographical boundaries, cuisines and everything else. Each of these factors contribute to a sense of magical aura which one must experience in various cities and imbibe the unknown. Head to one of the various beautiful spots which are common to all and watch them transform on the occasion of New Year.
Jaipur, aka the Pink City, is one place where you can opt to ring in the new year with a touch of heritage. Arrange your stay in one of the numerous heritage properties which can be found in the various parts of the city.
What other perfect way to welcome the new year rather than with a walk around the green lawns of these heritage structures with the night sky lit up in multihued fireworks?
Andaman And Nicobar Islands
The islands have their own festival named Dhamaka to welcome the new year. With laid-back scenes and plenty of water for its visitors, this is where one can prove that age is just a number.
Be it 18 or 80, a New Year bash at Andaman never fails to disappoint its visitors. When here, don't forget to say hello to the swimming elephants and to the crocodiles who hide under the mangrove bushes.
The Ladakhi New Year, Losar, is celebrated in mid-December, so, it is a good idea for one to visit during this time. One can witness the zeal with which the Buddhists offer their prayers to the various Buddhist deities.
Apart from this, one can watch the dash of colour in the surroundings and welcome your own new year amidst the sights of the majestic mountains and the beautiful lakes of Leh.
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Fondly called the rock capital of India, there are quite a number of events which one could choose to attend when here. Out of the many, one of the best activities you would come across is the fun in driving out of the city to the outskirts and setting up a tent on of the sprawling meadows.
You could also pay a visit to the area around the Sacred Forest and celebrate the festivities in your own intimate manner.
Yet another Himachali wonderland which would combine the best of both worlds. A place which has an easy access to the large number of parties which is further added on by the beauty of rivers and mountains make Kasol the perfect place where one would not even get to feel the chillness of winter, all thanks to the beautiful natural surroundings. One can explore around a little to find some of the best spots to relax and also to party hard.
One of the best places for one to enjoy the new year, regardless of if you are a fan of rambling or you just want to spend time by the fireside. The snow and the positive vibes of the place would help you ring into the new year with a broad smile on your face.
Walk through the streets of Old Manali whilst grabbing a cup of hot chocolate to help you feel the warmth of the place.
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With a pantheon of beaches, Pondicherry or Pondi is the place where one can enjoy equally with friends, family or both of them together.
Keeping aside the mouth-watering food, the place showcases the best of French and Tamil cultures and brings out a special charm on the eve of New Year and spills celebration out on a large scale.