Posted 27 December 2022
There’s one thing to know about New Year’s Eve, no matter where you are in this world, it brings everyone together. From the majestic fort cities across Rajasthan, and staggering mountain towns around Himachal to the coastal beauty of Goa and Gokarna; there are amazing places to celebrate the start of the new year. With so many options, you will probably be confused about where to go.
But, if you want to delve into the beauty of a new place and begin 2023 in an offbeat destination in India, then this blog may help you decide where to celebrate New Year’s Eve.
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As the temperature starts to dip, Srinagar transforms into a winter wonderland with a blanket of snow covering the streets, house roofs, and trees. The capital of Kashmir, Srinagar is famous for its shikaras or houseboats that sail around Dal Lake, and stunning gardens with snow-capped mountains in the background. Even though the winter months in Srinagar are cold, the best thing you can do is come here for a staycation at some of the luxurious hotels.
The rugged mountains, dramatic landscapes, blue sky, and picturesque high-altitude lake is what makes Ladakh a must-visit place in India. Leh is a major city and the historical capital of the Ladakh Kingdom. This region in North India is home to some of the oldest monasteries, the highest mountain roads, and mountain passes. You can visit Leh-Ladakh to welcome 2023 with an adventure of a lifetime.
If travelling to colder parts of India is not your idea of a good way to celebrate New Year’s Eve, Kochi might just be the right city for you. Kochi is warm and pleasant during winters. Explore the heritage-bound attractions, savour delicious dishes, watch the sunset from the beaches, and admire the process of catching fresh produce using the Chinese fishing nets. For a surreal experience, spend at least a night at the many houseboats in the backwaters.
To experience the best cultural aspects of Gujarat such as folk dance, traditional songs, and riding the camel, visit the Rann Utsav. Perhaps the best way to celebrate New Year’s Eve is at this colourful festival, don’t you think? Rann Utsav began after Diwali, on October 26, 2022, and is said to end on February 20, 2023. So, if you want to delve into festivity, nothing can beat the Rann of Kutch.
Beyond the mountains of northeast India lies the capital of Arunachal Pradesh, Itanagar. This hilly town has immense beauty with stunning views of snow-clad peaks, an ancient fort full of history, winding roads that traverse different viewpoints, and pristine places that are so pretty that they should be on a postcard. Itanagar can be an ideal town to celebrate the new year with family and friends.
It is time to say goodbye to the old year and welcome the new. Some people like to celebrate by partying throughout the night, while others may enjoy waking up early to see the first sunrise of the year. You can celebrate it alone, with friends. or family. However, you may choose to celebrate the New Year, make it memorable.