With the New Year’s eve quickly drawing closer, Delhiites are getting in a mood to party hard, making plans and arrangements to strike the New Year with style added with adventure this time. The clubs and pubs around the metropolitan are soon going to get filled for the 2018 celebration. Some might hit the floor, and some might hit the booze. But that’s not the only way to celebrate the start of a forthcoming new year, the year 2018.
I, for one, and few others too isn’t interested in following the usual trend of welcoming the New Year at a nightclub filled with crowd, rather I will wake up on 1st January 2018 at some amazing escapade in Himachal, or find myself exploring the deep Himalayan forests or go Trout fishing in the Tirthan Valley.Enough of the traffic, the smog and the madness the city has wrought upon us in 2017. Here, we present you a list of 10 Places to Visit Near Delhi for New Year Celebrations 2018- and 2017 isn’t going to know what hit it.
McLeodganjThe abode of the Tibetan government in exile, McLeodganj in the suburb of Dharmshala in Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh boasts some amazing sightseeing places, unique Tibetan souvenirs, monasteries, Gothic styled church, deep forests, breathtaking treks and not to forget food cafés with delicious menu all over. A resident to the 14th Dalai Lama and home to the beautiful Bhagsunath waterfall, McLeodganj is a perfect place to visit near Delhi for new year celebrations with a different culture and amazing scenery all around.
ShimlaShimla is one of the most sought after tourist destination near Delhi, so is the Chail. While there aren’t much to do in Chail, celebrating New Year in Shimla with friends and family can turn out to be surprisingly a great experience. The snow-clad hills and the starry envelope of the night sky are perfect for a night party and bonfire, welcoming 2018 with joy.
Dalhousie and KhajjiarPine & oak trees and green pastures of Dalhousie, with snow-covered areas in Khajjiar are what makes the duo a great weekend getaway from Delhi. The alluring places to visit in Dalhousie, together with its scenic views & salubrious environs, surely makes it a perfect place to visit near Delhi for new year celebrations and 31st eve totally worth it. Moreover, the additional adventurous things to do in Dalhousie will only add to the excitement that the destination offers.
DhanaultiScenic views of the Garhwal Himalayan Range and a plethora of activities make camping in Dhanaulti an unforgettable experience. And joy of camping under the stars make Dhanaulti one of the pristine places to visit near Delhi for new year celebrations.
ManaliManali is the Indian favourite for witnessing snowfalls and skiing. Full of pine trees, fruit orchids and hippies, it’s an ideal place to celebrate the new year in India for those who want to end their year on a high, both literally and figuratively. Take a ride on the Manali-Leh highway or visit the choicest little winter destinations nearby. The natural beauty of this place is sure to liven up your spirits as the year ends.
KasolA small, quaint and cosy escapade in the scenic hills of the Himachal, Kasol gives you the best of both worlds. Parvati Valley, located here is one of the most beautiful destinations not only in India but in the world. It would obviously be very cold here during New Year, but the great time you’ll spend here partying and breathing in the fresh mountain air and enjoying the scenic beauty, is bound to make you forget about the chill. With its crazy party scenes and beautiful natural scenery, this is the place to be during New Year’s Eve. And with the rooftop dance parties and bonfire, your New Year celebrations are sure to be something to cherish for a long long time.
KausaniA hill station & village in the Bageshwar district of Uttarakhand, Kausani is a backpacker’s delight. It is said that Mahatma Gandhi, on his trip to the village, once called Kausani the Switzerland of India. The gorgeous views of the massive Himalayan peaks and the amazing climate are perfect to celebrate New Year here. And then there are numerous places to visit in Kausani, including Anasakti Ashram, Kausani Tea Estate, Sumitranandan Pant Museum, Baijnath Temple, and Rudradhari falls & caves.
LansdowneLansdowne is a quaint hill station in Uttarakhand that is known for its serenity and relaxing environment. Named after Lord Lansdowne, the erstwhile Viceroy of India, the cantonment area is a backpacker’s delight. In addition to the magnificent views of the snow-clad mountains, the destination offers a chance to enjoy camping & hiking in the jungle. And a New Year party in Lansdowne would be a wonderful experience.
JibhiJibhi is known to have quite a simplistic charm to it. It has the “take-your-breath-away” beauty that’s something different. The Camping experience itself – with the surroundings of alpine meadows, pine trees and a river – and inside the tents where there’s a bed, an attached bathroom, wi-fi – it’s like two different worlds in the same place. And this feeling is something that’ll stick with you throughout your time here at this small little quaint hamlet located in Tirthan Valley. The main attraction near Jibhi is Jalori Pass and the Chaini Kothi, along with some trout fishing at Gushaini if you plan to spend your New Year eve in Jibhi.
BinsarBinsar is highly recommended for those travel enthusiasts who are eager to welcome the New Year welcome a world without cell-phone reception, electricity and even running water. At this point, if you are slightly confused, let us clear the confusion on this- in Binsar, you don’t need any of them! Located in a remote valley on the Almora-Bageshwar Road in Uttarakhand, this quaint remote valley is a region more than a place. There are a number of upscale resorts in the area offering every modern creature comfort, but hey remember, you are here for some alone peaceful time to start your New Year- so let it be peaceful.