5 Best Places To Visit In India in New Year
Traveling is like a passion to many and too many it’s a way to reduce stress by going to different places especially to very calm and soothing ones. This new year, just lose yourself and get ready to take a trip to the best places in India. We have picked up the top 5 best places to visit in India according to us. Just go through the list and then decide if you want to go there or not. It’s time to pack your bags guys and start your New Year in an exotic and peaceful vacation.
India has many tourist destinations, each one different and unique from others. The places are infinite, from scenic destinations to places with historical and cultural importance, you will get every option in India. We have summarized the top 5 tourist destinations in India, these were difficult to choose from many. But this list has our recommendations to visit this New Year. Let’s have a look at them.
Top 5 Tourist Places In India to visit this new year
- Jammu & Kashmir – For its captivating natural beauty.
- Goa– The Official Party Hub.
- Andaman & Nicobar – Forr its beautiful array of water sports and coral reef.
- Leh-Ladakh – For its unmatched trekking options.
- Kerala – For its backwaters and much more.
- Jammu & Kashmir – For its captivating natural beauty
If you’re in your twenties and want to go to a place to feel peace and to feel the beauty of nature, then there is no better place to visit than Kashmir. Kashmir is one of the best places to visit in India. If there is a heaven on this earth, then it is only in Kashmir. Haminasto, Haminasto.
Time to visit: April to October
How to reach
By Air: Sheikh ul-Alam International Airport, the major airport in Jammu & Kashmir.
By Rail:Srinagar railway station or Nowgam railway station, a railway station in the city of Srinagar in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir.
By Road:Unless you are traveling from a city of Jammu & Kashmir, the road is not a preferred way to reach Srinagar.
Attractions: Dal Lake (boating in shikaras & night stays in houseboats), Limestone caves,
Nishat Bagh, Shalimar Bagh, Tomb of Zin-ul-Abidin, Jama Masjid, Hazratbal Mosque, and Shankaracharya Hill, Pari mahal, Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden
Famous Restaurants In Srinagar: Mughal Darbar, Cafe De Linz
Famous Lakes In Srinagar: Nagin lake, Dal lake
2. Goa – The Official Party Hub
Goa counts as one of the few places to visit in India in your twenties. It has Amazing nightlife, a variety of booze, beach shacks at dirt cheap prices – Goa is one of the best holiday destinations in India that makes your trip memorable.
Best time to visit: November to February
How to reach :
By Air:Dabolim International Airportis the sole International Airport in Goa.
By Rail: Madgaon Railway Station and Thivim Railway Station is the main railway station in Goa.
By Road: Margao Bus Terminal, Kadamba Bus Terminal and Mapusa Bus Terminal are best-connected bus terminals in Goa.
By Sea: You can also opt for ferry services which are an excellent way of commuting. You can take a ferry from Mumbai to Panaji and easily reach Goa.
Attractions: Beaches like Vagator, Calangute, Anjuna, Colva, & Benaulim, Fort Aguada, Church of Mae De Deus, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Temple of Bodgeshwar, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, St Xavier’s Church, Grand Island (for watersports), Deltin Royale Casino and clubs like Cafe Mambos, Titos, LPK (Love Passion Karma), SinQ, & Club Cubana.
Things To Do: Take the famous cruise from Mumbai to Goa.
Events: Sunburn Festival in December
Water Sports At Baga and Calangute Beaches: Kneeboarding, Kayaking, Wakeboarding, Windsurfing, Scuba Diving, White Water Rafting
Famous Markets: Anjuna Flea Market, Panjim Market, Mackie’s Night Bazaar, Saturday Market
Best Resorts Near Baga Beach: Estrela Do Mar Beach Resort, Resort Rio
- In GOA there are 7000 bars and mostly are licensed to serve alcohol.
- Covered with 30% of the forest.
- It is the smallest state of India
- India’s first printing press was set up in Goa
3. Andaman & Nicobar – For its untouched beauty
The Andaman and Nicobar islands are known for their untouched beauty with lots of beautiful beaches, azure waters, and dense forests. It is a union territory of India with around 572 islands, situated at the junction of the Andaman Sea and Bay of Bengal. These islands are unexplored till now, travelers find this place very peaceful and charming with nature all around. These islands have a lot of not so popular but very beautiful places to visit in India. It also has the cellular jail (A colonial prison) in Port Blair. Other destinations are Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Corbyn’s cove, Chidiya Tapu. There are museums also like, Forest Museum, Fisheries Museum, Naval Museums, etc. One of Asia’s best beaches, ‘Radhanagar Beach’ is also here in Havelock Island. Couples come here for their honeymoon, to spend some quality time with each other. It also has the only volcano present in India, The Barren Island, which is an active one and last erupted in 2017.
Andaman also offers water sports activities like Banana Boat Rides, Scuba Diving, Speed Boating, Undersea Walking, etc. It is so fun in these Islands that you will remember it till lifetime. The adventure here along with natural beauty is a reminder that nothing can be more soothing and beautiful than closeness with nature itself.
Best time to visit: Within December and March
How to reach
By Air:Vir Savarkar Airport in Port Blair.
By Sea: Ships sail from Chennai, Kolkata, and Vishakapatnam to Port Blair with journey time about 60 hours.
Attractions: Cellular Jail National Memorial, Ross Island, Radhanagar Beach, Rajiv Gandhi Water Sports Complex in Port Blair, Mahatma Gandhi Marine National Park, Chidiya Tapu.
Water activities: Banana boat rides, undersea walking, speed boating, etc.
4. Leh-Ladakh – The young mind’s dream destination
Leh Ladakh, the scenic beauty of this place is incomparable. It is flooded by mountains, lakes, valleys. During snowfall, this place is nothing short of heaven. The majestic beauty of Leh Ladakh makes it one of the best places to visit in India. People come here from around the world and enjoy the peaceful and serene destinations. For Indians, especially for youths, it is a dream destination. The trekking enthusiasts can come here anytime they can enjoy their hobby lustfully. It is a home for many monasteries like Sankar Monastery in Leh, Stakna Monastery, etc. Other than these other scenic destinations are Shanti Stupa, Leh Palace, Nubra Valley, etc. The list is very long. Just go to any traveling website and select a package, you won’t be disappointed. The Zanskar river in Zanskar Valley is also one of the popular tourist spots for trekking. During winters when the river freezes then trekking events are organized on it. You go to any place there, it would be worth it. The young and traveling enthusiasts even take road routes on their bikes to visit Leh Ladakh. It is the charm of this place and nothing else.
Best time to visit: April to mid-May for the pleasantly warm and dry climate and during winters for snowfall.
How to reach
By air: Kushok Bakula Rimpochee Airport, Ladakh
By Train: Jammu Tawi Railway Station, Jammu (700 km from Ladakh). Then take a cab or a bus.
By Road: The popular way to reach Ladakh remains to be by road. Take your jeeps or bikes and drive through the heavenly paths.
Attractions: Zanskar Valley, Khardung-La Pass, Spituk Gompa, etc
Nearest Fuel stations: Nagbal, Ganderbal, Kargil and Khalsi, on the route of Srinagar, Leh.
4. Kerala – For its greenery and backwaters
Kerela is the epitome of nature’s beauty. Its clean backwaters, beaches and festivals make it one of the best places to visit in New Year or any day actually. Tourists from all around the world visit here and fall in love with this place. The tourism facilities here, are very good, people are friendly and very helpful. Kerela also has beautiful hill stations and many wildlife sanctuaries.
Tourist can enjoy many adventurous sports like backwater biking, camping, trekking, wildlife tours, canoeing, etc. Apart from these people who can go to bird tours, Kerela is a paradise for the bird watcher, it has numerous species of birds. Some famous sanctuaries you can visit are Aralam Wildlife Sanctuary, Chimmini Wildlife sanctuary, Chinnar Wildlife Sanctuary, etc. The Houseboats are special attractions to the visitors, the appealing designs can make anyone curious to enjoy them at least once. It is one of those places which you should add on your list if you really want to feel the lush green beauty of nature.
Best time to visit: November to January and June to August.
How to reach
By Air: The 3 airports in Kerela are Calicut International Airport, Cochin International Airport, and Trivandrum International Airport. You can take flights from many cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and even from Dubai, and Muscat(Oman).
By Train: Ernakulam Junction (Kochi), Thrissur Station (Thrissur), Kottayam Station (Kottayam).
Attractions: Alappuzha Beach, TATA Tea Museum, Pothamedu ViewPoint, Attukal Waterfalls, Kumarakom Bird Sanctuary, Meenmutty Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary, etc.