This New Year’s, ditch the old formula parties and indulge in some hatke experiences. These new year celebrations outside India under 50k will leave you with plenty of options to choose from so that you start your new year on a brand new note!
India-Myanmar-Thailand Road Trip
Get your International Driver’s Permit, fill up your tank and set off on the India-Myanmar-Thailand Highway! If you are starting from New Delhi, then don’t forget to stop at Lucknow to savour the kebabs. Going forward, once you reach Shillong, halt and visit the Elephant Falls. Next, when you reach Myanmar, visit the Bagan Archaeological Zone for its splendour and majesty. You will enter Thailand from Bang-Pa, the erstwhile capital of Thai royalty.
Ferrari World at Abu Dhabi
With roundtrip airfares starting at as low as INR 21,000, Abu Dhabi is a traveller’s delight. Ferrari World is the largest indoor theme park in the world and promises a great way to usher in the new year. Book your tickets online to save time once you reach the park. You can also opt for desert safaris, without going overboard with your budget. Accommodation can be booked for as cheap as INR 5,000 a night!
Couple’s Spa in Sri Lanka
Enjoy a couple’s retreat amidst the lush tea plantations and exotic flora-fauna of Sri Lanka. A luxurious spa resort would cost around INR 9,000 and round trip airfare starts at INR 11,000 (from Chennai). The silvery beaches showcase a spectacular display of fireworks at new year’s eve, where you can enjoy a lavish spread under the stars with your partner. Nature lovers rejoice, as you can go on spice and tea plantation tours which come at dirt-cheap prices.
Water Villas of Indonesia
The pristine cluster of islands in Indonesia promise a plush experience, especially around the new year. A round trip flight from Chennai will cost around INR 24,000. Spoil yourself and book a stay at the Villa Seminyak, which will cost around INR 10,000 a night, which is not at all a bad deal given the kind of luxuries and hospitality of the resort. The Lagoon Villa at this resort opens right onto a 60 m natural lagoon! Indonesia promise great new year celebrations outside India under 50k.
Soul Searching in Bhutan
Find yourself this new year with a soulful journey to Bhutan. The country is dotted with hot springs that are said to have therapeutic waters. With time on your side, you can even plan a road trip from Siliguri. The airport at Paro is the only international airport in Bhutan, and you can book a round trip from Kolkata on Druk Air for approximately INR 23,000. A four-day tour package to Thimpu and Paro can be booked in under INR 17,000.
Casino Hopping in Nepal
With the mighty Himalayas providing the perfect backdrop and soothing chimes emanating from the monasteries, Nepal is a destination off the beaten track considering it’s about celebrating the new year. Round trip air fare from Delhi starts at INR 9,000 and hostel accommodation starts at INR 300 per night. Enjoy a night at the Casino Royale in Hotel Yak and Yeti. If you wish to splurge, then there are many good hotels in Nepal where you can stay like royalty!
Slice of Asia in Malaysia
Travel to Malaysia this holiday season and book round trip tickets starting INR 14,000! You can book a decent hotel where room tariffs start at INR 1,600 per night. The city is buzzing with an infectious energy that is hard to escape around the new year. Watch the Petronas Towers as the the city’s skyline is set ablaze with glorious fireworks. Even if you are not a party freak, Malaysia will charm you with its tiny hamlets where simplicity and quietude are a way of life.
Posh Experiences in Qatar
From Mumbai, a round trip ticket to Qatar starts at around INR 19,000! The glistening skyline, silver shoreline and the perfect weather promise a great start to the new year. Book a cruise on a yacht or go for a helicopter tour of Doha, and ring in the new year with elan! The Pearl-Qatar, Doha’s most precious island has a beauty that can’t be described in words–you have to see it to believe it! Book a budget friendly hotel in Qatar and you are good to go!
With these new year celebrations outside India under 50k, we wish you great tidings and prosperity.
About the Author:
A wordologist, Etti Bali loves playing around with words, creating a world of absurd. In an ideal world, she would never wake up as she thinks slumber is the answer to all world problems.