India is an amazing destination every time of the year, with a vast cultural heritage to explore, and some of the most amazing sights you can ever see. But it’s also a great destination for spending the night between the years. It has something for every taste – snowy mountains and sunny beaches, if that’s what you prefer. Here are some of the best destinations where you can spend the New Year’s Eve in India.
A former French colony, Pondicherry is one of the best places for spending the night between the years. The French influence on the local culture can be very well felt here – it shows in the city’s architecture, as well as its affinity for small cafes and restaurants. Its beaches are beautiful, its prices are affordable, which makes it a perfect place for a relaxing, laid back New Year’s Eve, no matter if you plan to play europalace online slots on the beach or clean your spirit at the famous “Aurobindo Yoga Ashram”.
If relaxing is not your goal on the night between the years, you can always head for Goa for the last major music festival of the year. The Sunburn Goa festival takes place between the 27th and the 30th of December, allowing those in a hurry to reach their home before the New Year’s party. But even aside from the Sunburn, Goa comes to life in December, with a series of activities and events happening there all month long. As for the New Year’s parties, Goa offers some of the best parties – some of them even on one of its numerous beaches!
* Gangtok, Sikkim
Gangtok is often called the “Switzerland of the East”. Located at quite the altitude – 5410 feet, or about 1650 meters – it offers not just an amazing sight of its snowy mountains, but also a unique view on the Kanchenjunga – the third highest mountain of the world, with an altitude of over 8,000 feet. Gangtok is considered one of the most beautiful mountain resorts in India. It offers its visitors an amazing blend of cultural identities and urbanization, making it a great destination for New Year’s Eve.
* Mumbai, Maharashtra
Not willing to leave the big city? Well, than Mumbai is the place for you. Mumbai has everything, from the largest slum in the world to high rising skyscrapers shaping its skyline. It is a place where visitors and locals can celebrate the New Year in many ways – parties, amazing food, Western and Eastern style. You can choose between, say, the local Hard Rock Cafe or to go partying with Bollywood celebrities. The choice is up to you.