We believe that the best way to bring in a New Year is to eat, drink and dance your way into it. Crisp weather, warm waters, and energetic atmosphere seems like a perfect setting during this time of year. India boasts a coastline of more than 7500 kilometres, offering some of the best beaches the world has seen. Whatever your way of bringing in the New Year be, whether you wish to bid goodbye to the year gone by in solitude, or if you plan to party till you drop, we bring you one of the best beach places in India.
1. Radhanagar Beach, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Voted as the “7th best beach in the world” by the Time Magazine, Radhanagar Beach is a perfect curve of white sands that adorn the blue waters of the Bay of Bengal on one side and the lush palm forests on the other. This beach remains empty for most days of the year, which is a bonus for all you quietude-seekers. Unwind, decompress, relax and feel the warm sea waters embrace your feet as you count down to the New Year. Planning a trip already? TripHobo will help you do just that.
2. Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu
Sigh at the sunset, or go for a quick swim, Pondicherry will charm you with its quaint little alleys and aesthetic French architecture. Park yourself on the beach, chug a beer, star-gaze, and ring in the New Year, sans the deafening noise.
3. Varkala Beach, Kerala
This breathtakingly beautiful beach, along with a winding stretch of cliff that extends over the Arabian Sea, offers some great shacks and lip-smacking food options. The best thing about this beach is its exclusivity and the intimate vibe it has around it. Sit back, relax and welcome the New Year in a quiescent fashion.
4. Baga Beach, Goa
Saving the best for the last, here we have one of the best beach party destinations in India, the Baga Beach in Goa. Baga sees the hottest New Year celebrations that take place in India. With DJs spinning mash-ups all night long, plant your feet in the cool beach sands and dance the night away!
5. Anjuna Beach, Goa
With lively high-on-life trance and dance scenes, the atmosphere at Anjuna Beach, Goa can be summarised in one word: Pulsating. One of the best ‘it’ party destinations, Anjuna Beach sees visitors coming in from all over. The music is in the air till the break of the dawn and so is the party spirit. There is smell of beer and smoke in the air, but we are sure you do not mind that.
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