New Year Tour Recommendations: These Offbeat Places Are Perfect To Spend Your New Year’s Eve


New Year Recommendations – 5 offbeat places to spend your New Years Eve


1. Rann of Kutch, Gujarat:

To watch the endless Shimmering salt marshes and a million stars on the New Years eve can be such a magnificent experience. December and January are also the best months to visit Rann of Kutch because the salt formations are complete. They say “Kutch nahi dekha toh kuch nahi dekha” (if you have not seen Kutch, you have not seen anything) explains the beauty of this place.


How to reach there:

Bhuj is the nearest airport and railway station. Rann of Kutch is 1-2 hours away from Bhuj and can be reached by local buses or cabs.


2. Nashik, Maharashtra:

the wine capital of India – Most of us know Nashik only as a historical place with temples. But 80% of India’s wine comes from Nashik. There are around 29 wineries in this region. Driving to Nashik is an experience in itself especially during monsoon, one can witness lush green hills, verdant meadows, wildflowers so many named and unnamed waterfalls on either side of the road. The never-ending vineyards emanate sweet smell in the air. Most of the popular wineries organise new years events. Sula, soma vineyards throw amazing events while Grape county organises open-air camping, campfire event on top of the hill.


How to reach there:

Nashik is well connected via road and rail from Hyderabad. if you are going via Mumbai it’s just 2.5 hours drive.


3. Jaisalmer, Rajasthan:

What better than spending the night heart of That dessert witnessing the endless shadows of the dunes and enjoying the cold December breeze which is otherwise hot. From desert camps to royal fort stays there is a selection of options to choose from. This unmatched experience also comes with a price which is reaching there


How to reach there:

The nearest airport to Jaisalmer is 300kms away which is at Jodhpur. It’s an ideal place if you have enough time in hands.


4. Loktal lake, Manipur:

It’s an offbeat travel destination which is coming into light only recently. It is the largest lake in the northeast. It’s also the only lake with a floating national park. It’s famous for what the locals call as Phumids which are the tiny circular floating islands. Celebrating the newer on one of huts/local stays on the Phumids can be one of the most unique experiences.


How to reach there:


Loktal lake is only about 40-50 km from Imphal airport. You can either take a local bus or a private vehicle to reach Loktal lake.


5. Gokarna, Karnataka:

Though Gokarna is not very offbeat and it became popular in the last 2-3 years before that it was the hippie’s paradise. It is still one of the best beach towns in India and can be your last resort if none of the above options works out. I anyway choose the beaches of Gokarna over beaches of Goa, especially during the new year time. The psytrance music in the air is perfect to take your hopes high for the new year to come.


How to reach there:

There are direct trains or buses from Hyderabad. Hubli will be the station for bus or train and from there change over to Gokarna by a local bus or a cab. The nearest airport is Goa.


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