What better time to explore India than the year-end? Winter is at its peak, and celebrations are everywhere. Streets and markets are full of decorations, and a happy vibe surrounds everything.
So, are you ready to plan a trip to welcome 2020? We bring you 7 places in India you can visit!
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Unlimited natural beauty: Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Are you looking to disconnect on vacation and immerse yourself in nature? Head to the Andamans! The turquoise waters, soft sand, and sounds of the sea will force you to unwind. From scuba diving to witnessing India’s very own active volcano, Andaman and Nicobar Islands have plenty to see.
How to reach:Veer Savarkar Airport is the main airport at Andaman and Nicobar islands. It is well-connected by flights from all major Indian cities.
Perfect skiing holiday: Gulmarg
Get in the new year mode amidst the snow-covered peaks in Gulmarg. The nip in the air and spectacular views will make it a perfect holiday. Grab some hot chocolate, enjoy skiing, and click the perfect snow selfies. Gulmarg will surely not be a disappointment!
How to reach: The nearest airport to Gulmarg is Srinagar (56 km). The nearest railway station is Jammu (290 km).
A town with Christmas feels: Shillong
A faraway town covered in clouds and lit for Christmas and New Year, that is Shillong for you. If you are looking to spend a quiet New Year in the far east of our country, this is the perfect destination. Make sure you visit the Elephant Falls and the Umiam Lake as you enjoy a unique yet simple winter break.
How to reach: The nearest major airport/railway station to Shillong is Guwahati (125 km), with flights from major Indian cities.
Party capital of India – GOA
When we say New Year, how can Goa be left behind? Goa has the best new year parties in the country – from beach bashes to high-end clubs. This is also the time when the Sunburn Festival is just around the corner, and Goa is full of dance and music. So, if you want to go party-hopping this New Year then Goa it is!
How to reach: Goa is well-connect by both flights and trains from all parts of the country. There are also frequent buses from Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and more.
Salt desert of India: The Great Rann Of Kutch
Are you looking to do something different this New Year? Head to the Rann Of Kutch and stare at vast grasslands, spot unique migratory birds, devour the mouth-watering delicacies, and enjoy the Rann Utsav. The full moon night and the sunsets at this great desert are a must!
How to reach: The nearest railway station and airport to Kutch is Bhuj. Ahmedabad is another major city close to Kutch that is well-connected by flights and trains from different parts of the country.
The ultimate wildlife experience: Kaziranga National Park
This New Year, ditch the parties and celebrate New Year amidst natural beauty with tons of wildlife. Kaziranga National Park is home to the world’s maximum number of one-horned rhinoceros. You will also see tigers (if you get lucky), the wild water buffalo, and the eastern swamp deer. Kaziranga also boasts of wetlands, forests, and magnificent views of the Brahmaputra.
How to reach: The nearest airports are Guwahati (217 km) and Jorhat (97 km). The closest railway station is Furkating (75 km).
Ancient Holy City of Varanasi
One of the oldest cities in India, Varanasi has a rich story and divine spiritual vibe. The visit to the ghats and the iconic Vishwanath temple are a must when visiting Varanasi. For New Years, one should attend the spectacular Aarti that takes place on the Ganges both in the morning and the evening.
How to reach: Varanasi airport is well-connected by direct flights from all major cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and more. The central railway station is Varanasi Junction or Varanasi Cantt with trains from different parts of the country. Bus services also ply from many North Indian cities.