India is a land of culture and colour. Every state of the country is different from the other state. The colours, the people, the celebrations and everything pertaining to that particular state is unique. It goes without saying that New Year celebration is unique and different.
Arabian Sea, Bay of Bengal and Indian Ocean surround India. This gives you the option to celebrate New Year on the beaches of these ocean’s. New Year Eve celebration on the beaches of India are full of fun. The party starts with music which goes on till early morning the next day. The energy filled music keeps you from dancing all night long. Famous and the best DJ’s around the country and the world come to play their music on these beaches.
Beaches, Mountains and More
Goa is a popular destination amongst Indians and citizens abroad. The long parties, cheap alcohol, unusual beach side stay is what attracts youngsters. Goa is a land of astonishing geographical diversity which makes it ideal for photography of all kind.
The opulent hotels, variety of food , the shacks on the beaches, the countless party places all make Goa an ideal location for celebrating New Year’s Eve.
Gokarna is a small town on the coast of Karnataka. In recent times it is being recognised a paradise for people who love beaches. It is quite and the view is spectacular from the beach. This is a perfect destination if you want to celebrate New Year’s Eve with close family and friends without too much noise.
Pondicherry is the capital city of Indian union territory of Puducherry. This picturesque place is another excellent option to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
The famous Aurobindo Yoga Ashram is known to help people grow spiritually. There are numerous parties, street plays and dance of various forms, fire show, juggling that are happening all over Pondicherry. Because of the different variety of shows and parties that Pondicherry has for New Year celebration, it is an unique experience.
Auroville which is a city in itself is another place to visit. The mantra of Auroville is people from all over the world should live under one roof in harmony. The city is splendid and delight to roam around.
Backwaters is what makes India interesting and unique.
Kerala famously known as God’s own country is considered to have one of the best party destination’s in the country.
Alleppey has extensive assortment of canals,lagoons,beaches and backwaters. Houseboats of Alleppey are famous for their hospitality and food.
While enjoying the cruise through the backwaters don’t miss out on the New Year celebrations where the locals and tourist are all in party mode. At Fort Kochi beach, the locals burn the gigantic Pappanji or Santa. The significance of burning of Santa is that it marks the begging of the New Year. It is a 500-year-old tradition.
This is also called as the cochin carnival.
Himalayas are the crown of India and needs no introduction. They beckon the ones who love the mountains. There are people who would love to climb to the summit and celebrate New Year by having a bird’s eye view from top of the world.
There are a lot of mountains that comprise the himalayan range that can be climbed. In the recent past a lot many organisations have cropped up. These organisation offer their services to help you reach the summit of one of these peaks.
During the New Year Celebration the snow that forms a white carpet leaves you mesmerised. The chill in the air, the scenic beauty and friends make it an event that one will not forget. Music makes people come together. On a camp you can explore your singing abilities and enjoy the melodious voice of other campers.
McLeodganj situated in Himachal Pradesh is the headquarters for the Tibetan government which is in exile. There are a lot of shops that sell Tibetan souvenirs. There are numerous tourist places that are open to visitors. A lot of cafes allow people to play music and sing.
McLeodganj is unique cause of the mix of culture that are present here. People from various parts of the world and India come to celebrate New Year’s Eve here. The general aura of the place is that of fun and frolic.
One of the favoured destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve are Hill stations. They give an opportunity for people to try out winter sports and see and fell snow. Seeing and feeling snow for the first timers is a great experience. During New Year there are many music festivals that take place and hill stations are no different.
Manali is one of the famous destination to celebrate New Year’s Eve. Manali is a host to a lot of people during New Years mainly cause of the snowfall and skiing. The natural beauty of this place will leave you breathless. The endless pine tress, the fruit orchids and of course the hippes give you a different perspective of things around you.
The Manali-Leh highway is a must to visit when on a trip here. The mountains and the infrastructure make sure that you will remember the New Year celebration forever.
Gangtok in Sikkim is perched on top of the Shivalik Hills in the Eastern Himalayan Range. There are many places where food and drinks are available all through the night. The discotheques are open and allow you to dance to your heart’s content. There are numerous people who love and enjoy psychedelic and trance music. This music is also played in many of the discotheques so that you can dance away through the night.
Staying in India during New Year Celebrations
With so many options in this diverse country finding a place to stay will not be difficult if booked in advance. There are a lot of hotels , motels and guest house. In some of these places locals offer you to stay at there house at a nominal cost. The hotels range from really expensive ones to mid range ones and cheap ones. Depending on your budget you can book in any of these hotels.
Few of these hotels also offer you to show around the city. They also have New Year celebrations in their hotel . There are a variety of package deals to choose from depending on your requirement. Hotels also provide discounts. Going in a large group is beneficial to an extent as there might be discounts that could be availed.
Enjoy the New Year Celebration in different ways in different states in India.