The countdown to Christmas has already begun and New Year's eve is less than a fortnight away so it's the right time to make year-end plans. Every year comes with new energy, gusto and enthusiasm so why not celebrate this New Year's eve at one of the best locations with your near and dear ones? If you are celebrating Christmas at home with all the family traditions, pack your bags for New Year's and plan your vacations at these exciting places in India. Enjoy with family and friends to welcome 2023 with love, laughter and optimism.
8 Places To Visit In India To Welcome 2023
The topmost location in India when it comes to Christmas and New Year's is undoubtedly Goa. This party capital of the country has extravagant New Year celebrations with high-spirited tourists visiting the state from all over the world. Goa is the place to be for beach parties, local delicacies and rich Goan culture.
2. Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Manali in Himachal Pradesh is known for its warm and cosy cafes which are lit up on the occasions of Christmas and New Year's. If you want to enjoy good parties, head to the cafes and restaurants in the Old Manali region. A stand-out feature of this hill station up North is the bonfires amidst freezing weather, perfect for welcoming the New Year.
3. Wayanad, Kerala
If you want to say goodbye to 2022 in a quaint but charming locale, Wayanad in Kerala is just for you. Nestled in lush greenery, this picturesque town has a peaceful atmosphere with numerous retreats and Ayurveda treatments to indulge in while letting the last of the year go by.
4. McLeodganj, Himachal Pradesh
This tourist-favourite hill station in North India has gained popularity in the past decade. Known for its Tibetan restaurants, vintage cafes and lip-smacking food, this little town, near Dharamshala, is perfect for New Year's. Do not forget to try out the street-side momos while soaking in the pahadi vibe.
To get the party started with a bit of fun and adventure, head to Pondicherry. You will instantly get the New Year vibe from the numerous pubs, clubs, cafes and beach parties. Do not forget to visit all the beaches, and also the Catamaran Festival, if you're in Pondicherry.
6. Ooty, Tamil Nadu
For a green and serene New Year's eve, head to this little paradise in Tamil Nadu. With blissful greenery and cool weather all around, Ooty is definitely going to surprise you with its dreamy views and its plantations. Ooty would be one of the best places you can visit with your near and dear ones to celebrate the year end in a cosy manner.
7. Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh
If you would like to embrace spirituality while bringing in the New Year, Varanasi is the place for you. Varanasi is one of the holy cities of India, and it is often believed that taking a bath in the holy water of the river Ganga washes away all sins. Whether you trust the folklore or not, you can always take a dip in the Ganga and feel connected to nature while bidding farewell to the year gone by.
8. Udaipur, Rajasthan
Celebrate the New Year as the Royals would in The City of Lakes, surrounded by stunning architecture. The beautiful lakes, majestic palaces and pleasant weather make Udaipur a great addition to the list. As the city is a major tourist attraction, there are numerous homestays, hotels, cafes and lakeside restaurants worth visiting while bringing in the new year.
Where are you heading to end the year? Let us know in the comments.