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#POPxoLucky2020: Your Guide To Last-Minute Travel Ideas For The New Year!

#POPxoLucky2020: Your Guide To Last-Minute Travel Ideas For The New Year!

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and you still aren’t too sure of how you’re welcoming 2020? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this post, we give you a list of our favourite destinations that you can go to within India to have a rocking New Year’s Eve. 

20 Last-Minute New Year Travel Ideas For You!

It’s time to get cracking on that booking, ladies!

Goa - For the party goers

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Of course, Goa had to be at the top in this list. After all, it is the Las Vegas of India and who doesn’t like a Vegas-like bash on NYE, right?! All the party animals out there, this is just the place you want to be at the end of the month. 

Pondicherry - For a French experience

Calling on all the beach bums, this is the NYE destination of your dreams. Apart from the sun and sand, Pondicherry has peaceful ashrams, cafes and not-too-expensive alcohol as plus points. Historically, having been colonised by the French, a part of this Union Territory has architecture and culture that has a heavy French influence. This NYE destination will not disappoint. 

Ooty - For the lovers

Ooty is among the most popular destinations for honeymoons in India, and with good reason. It’s a stunning destination where you can get a moment of peace, away from overcrowded cities. If you’re looking to enjoy your New Year celebration with your loved ones or with a special someone, head over to Ooty and you’ll be glad that you did!

Pushkar - For the happy campers

Visit the land of sand and camels for NYE this time. It’s not your typical destination to ring in the New Year, but it sure will be one you will always remember. You could visit the forts of Pushkar or even have a bit of camping fun on NYE! 

Manali - For a snowy New Year

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Want to experience snow on your New Year’s celebration? Head over to Manali! Be it a private celebration with your family and loved ones or a group of friends looking for a fun NYE, Manali is an ideal winter destination for all those who love the cold weather. You can even do a day trip in the New Year to nearby places like Kufri and Solang Valley. 

Diu - For the adventure junkies

For all the adventure sports enthusiasts out there, this is your dream destination for NYE. Here, you can welcome the New Year doing some of your favourite things - paragliding, diving, windsurfing and parasailing! You could even head over to Nagoa Beach and take a dip in the pristine waters. Sounds heavenly, doesn’t it? 

Kodaikanal - For them cooler climes

A charming little hill station situated in Tamil Nadu, this one’s referred to as the ‘Princess of the Hills’. There are lush green hills, waterfalls and cool climate that are bound to make you fall in love with this place. 

Auli - For some skiing fun

Want to do NYE at a destination covered in fresh, white snow? Book your tickets to Auli right away! This one’s a resort town perched on the Himalayan range and is quite an attraction for those who’re into skiing and hiking too.  

Kasol - For that cool, fresh mountain air

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Want to spend your New Year’s eve in the scenic hills of Himachal? Yes, please! Breathe in the fresh mountain air of Parvati Valley which is touted to be among the most picturesque destinations in the country. 

Gangtok - For the trekkers

Imagine being at an altitude of 5,140 feet! If you’re into trekking, natural beauty and/or Buddhism, here’s where you’ll want to ring in the new year!

Gokarna - For the quiet, peaceful beaches

Another beach destination, but this one is less of the party kind and more for those who want to be at a secluded and peaceful place. Another positive here is that this one isn’t as commercialised like many other cities In India but is just as good, we’d say. 

Mussoorie - For some #views

How awesome would it be to spend your New Year’s Eve on the foothills of the Himalayas?! Also known as the ‘Queen of the Hills,’ Mussoorie has a lot to offer. From cute cafes, to luxury hotels and scenic views like no other place - this would make for the perfect NYE destination!

Udaipur - For the royal style

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Bringing in the New Year in palaces and in the City of Lakes - is there a grander way to do NYE? We don’t think so. For a completely royal experience complete with folk dancers, musicians and Rajasthani food, Udaipur should be your pick. 

Rann Of Kutch - White sand desert!

Imagine massive expanses of the never-ending white sand desert! Kutch really is among the most surreal places you can ring in the new year. The Rann Festival takes place between December and February that’s known the world over. There are cultural programs, hot air ballooning, camping, et al. 

Hyderabad - For those who want to party it up

If you want to party it up as you bring in the New Year, this is another city where you can go all out. Head to Begumpet, Jubilee Hills or Banjara Hills that have many happening bars and pubs with live music to boast of. 

Andaman & Nicobar Islands - For NYE on a yacht

If you’re in the mood for some beach fun, head over to the Andaman & Nicobar Islands! NYE celebrations happen here at beach parties, on yachts and in resorts too. Book those tickets already!

Alappuzha - For a night in a houseboat

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Lagoons, backwaters, coconut palms and beaches - this one has a feel of Venice to it and we couldn't recommend it more to you for the year-end celebrations. You could even rent a boathouse on NYE and bid goodbye to 2019 in the backwaters of Kerala. 

Mcleodganj - To visit the home of the Dalai Lama

#Views are the reason you’d love to be in this city on NYE. Home to the Dalai Lama, this one is surrounded by snow-clad mountains and has many iconic Tibetan monasteries like the Namgyal Monastery. In fact, if you fancy a trek on Day1 of 2020, you could even do that in and around Mcleodganj. 

Coorg - For the love of hills and coffee

There are hills, there’s wildlife and there’s Buddhism. There’s also tea gardens, and coffee and spice plantations. If you’re interested in birdwatching, there’s an amazing fix for that too. Need we say more?

Shillong - For all the nature lovers

It’s with good reason that this one’s called the ‘Scotland of India’ because that’s how beautiful it is. Shillong is a peaceful albeit stunning getaway in the lap of nature. There are mountains, enchanting waterfalls and beautiful lakes awaiting you this NYE.  

So, are you ready for the adventure?!

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