The countdown to New Year has begun. Ignoring all the resolutions, we want to make sure that on this New Year's Eve we are either partying or travelling. Also, we know December is the best month to explore the mountainous part of North India, it being an offseason. Isn't it a dampener when it takes a long time to reach your holiday destination? But folks in Delhi would be glad to know that there are so many wonderful options that are relatively closer.
Here are the top hill stations that are just within a range of 300 km to 500 km from Delhi, and which means you will only take 6 to 7 hours to reach.
With the beautiful Naini Lake at its centre, Nainital is a fantastic getaway. Over the years, it has become one of the favourite holiday destinations for families. You could drive to Nainital in 7 hours time from Delhi. Of course, speaking of Nainital, Do visit lakes: Bhimtal, Sattal, Khurpatal and you can visit Jim Corbett Park, which is about 2 hours away.
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A laidback little hill station in Uttarakhand, Lansdowne is a delight. Offering amazing views of the Himalayas, Lansdowne promises a serene holiday. You can explore this little town on foot, and go out and about, hunting down the little joys of life. Don't forget to visit the Garhwal Regimental Centre and check out its mess which has a lot of historical elements associated with the regiments rich past.
The ultimate river rafting destination in north India, Rishikesh is a favourite among weekend holidaymakers. On one hand, it is a holy destination, and on the other, it is a lovely place for riverside camping. Pack your guitars, gather your friends, and you are ready for a stellar weekend at Rishikesh. You can also trust Rishikesh to awaken your spiritual side as well.
About six hours away from Delhi, this spectacular destination is a little gem in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. It is in the lap of the Dhauladhar range, with cobbled roads, and beautiful surroundings. Additionally, it is very popular as a religious destination, so you have more than one reason to visit this little beauty. While travelling by your car do not forget to try your hands on Amir Sukh dev Paratha in Murthal on the GT Karnal Raod.
If you want a taste of the royal on New Year’s Eve, then head out to the picturesque city of Udaipur in Rajasthan, which is one of the best new year destinations in India. This city is filled to the brim with marvellous palaces, hotels and resorts where you can make your new year special. Of course, come new year’s eve, the city hosts some excellent parties at prominent locations. Also, the beautiful landscape allows for some of the most spectacular fireworks here as the clock strikes twelve. and don't miss out on a boating ride of Lake Pichhora.
Know for its sandy surroundings and proud camels, Pushkar is one of the most offbeat places to visit for the new year in India. From forts and shopping spaces to camel safaris and delicacies, Pushkar is a destination in Rajasthan that has plenty of fun-filled experiences to offer. This quaint, little town sitting in Ajmer is a destination like no other. Pushkar gives travellers an opportunity to witness a fine juxtaposition between the royal lifestyle and countryside vibes of the locals along with some great parties to celebrate the New Year. It also offers great variety in food from falafel wrap to one of the best clay oven pizza you could ever have. It is indeed one of the best places to celebrate the new year in India. Do visit Brahma Temple, Savitri Mata Temple, spend some time by Pushkar Lake.
So welcome the new year with aplomb by visiting any of these new year destinations in India. The options are so diverse that it’s difficult to choose, but that’s the beauty of India. From typical new year party places to adventure-filled destinations to serene and meditative locales, it all depends on what type of celebration you want for the coming new year. So choose wisely and have a great new year!