The New Year is a harbinger of many things new and exciting. And planning a vacation around this time makes things a little more exciting. People travel across many parts of India to ring in the New Year, hill stations being one of the most popular options. Party in the hills, read your favourite books, or simply watch the clouds descend the mountains from the comfort of your cosy bedroom. Today, we bring you best mountain destinations in India that will take you away from the crowded cities and into the lap of serenity.
1. Pahalgam, Jammu & Kashmir
Pahalgam is a bucolic and tranquil town that is surrounded by the Himalayas from all sides. Usually very cold during the months of winters, Pahalgam is a rather unusual choice to bring in the New Year. But wait a minute, would you not like to wake up to the views of soaring mountains and pine trees covered in snow and a light blue river flowing through it? We are sure a cup of hot chocolate would make that view even more interesting.
2. Coorg, Karnataka
Nestled in the Western Ghats of Karnataka, Coorg is homely, rich, vibrant and elegant. With many exotic homestays, we suggest you plan a trip to Coorg this holiday season. Walk along its charming streets, visit a local café to taste delicious Coorgi cuisine, and the end the day with a steaming cuppa. A perfect place to end the year on a high, the spirit of this quaint little town is sure to liven up your coming year.
3. Darjeeling, West Bengal
One of the best places to celebrate the New Year, Darjeeling is cool, clean, and comes with a mixed bag of attractions. Once a summer resort for the British Raj elite, today Darjeeling has many gorgeous home stays that will make you feel right at home. Check out trip planner app that will help you choose your perfect little home stay to bring in the New Year!
4. Munnar, Kerala
Surrounded by exuberant views of carpets of tea plantations, Munnar is 19th century town snuggled in the Western Ghats mountain range. As you drive around the town, you would be greeted by unexpected fog, mist and glances of contoured hills. Stay at one of the tea estates and go out exploring the estates, or spend your day lounging around the house, maybe binge-watching Netflix.
5. Chail, Himachal Pradesh
Move over the busier towns of Himachal and head out to Chail to ring in a New Year this holiday season. Chail is a quiet little town that is also home to the world’s highest cricket ground. Walk through thick pine and cedar forests, and feel yourself right in the lap of mother nature. We cannot think of any better way to start a New Year.
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