Stretch your new year celebrations in these lovely getaways

Goa's beaches packed with domestic tourists as Centre tightens Covid restrictions
Tourists in Calangute Beach, in Goa, December 30, 2021. Photo: REUTERS/Sunil Kataria

All right, New year is already here. And you probably want to extend your celebrations for a week more? We have just the places for you.

You simply cannot skip Goa from your travel itinerary if you are planning to bring in the New year. This pocket-sized heaven is one of the best places to celebrate New Year. Beautiful beaches, exciting tourism destinations, pleasant climate and culture make Goa a travellers delight. With its blend of natural beauty and colourful traditions, you can kickstart your new year on a wonderful note.

If you are planning to celebrate 2020 amidst the company of beautiful snowcapped mountains, spectacular scenery filled with acres of snow, look no further than Gulmarg. In fact the best time to visit Gulmarg is between Nov to March. You will love the calmness of this gorgeous place.

Udaipur, Rajasthan
Also known as the city of Lakes, you can celebrate 2020 in all its finery if you are opting for Udaipur, known for its lakes, stunning palaces, monuments, shopping and food. Udaipur is famous for its palaces, stunning handicrafts, and walks through the city streets. Along with the New Year celebrations, one can witness the tastes of the royal lifestyle and the vibe of the countryside. There are many resorts and clubs in Udaipur to enjoy the New Year with family, friends, and loved ones. Situated against the backdrop of the majestic Aravalli Ranges, Udaipur is a destination for all nature lovers. Known as the 'Venice of the East and the 'City of Lakes', Udaipur is rich in architectural wonders, glittering lakes, palaces, and ancient temples.

McLeod Ganj, Himachal Pradesh
This famous hill station has many amazing places, classic cafes and unique Tibetan souvenirs. The New Year celebration at McLeod Ganj near Dharamshala is very enjoyable. McLeod Ganj is one of the most beautiful places in India to celebrate the New Year. Here are some great gatherings and parties where you can enjoy party vibes.

A walk through the pre-historic times of Edakkal caves
Wayanad. Photo: Shutterstock Images

Wayanad, Kerala
Did you even know that Wayanad is considered one of the best New Year destinations in India? All thanks to its serene atmosphere and natural beauty. You can wander around the lush green spice garden, gaze at the beautiful waterfalls and enjoy the beautiful views. Try pitching tents in the meadows and have a lovely candle-lit dinner. All that and more are the options awaiting you at Wayanad and their resorts are always ready for the tourists.

In case you missed the New Year celebrations, try a weekend trip.  

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