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Amazing places to spend a memorable Christmas and New Year in 2017

Published on December 9, 2016 by vinora crasta


Everyone wants a break from their year long hectic schedule, to break the monotony, and set the ball rolling for some celebrations. Year ending is the perfect time to plan a holiday with family & friends and bust the heat at a place you like. There is a spree of events planned across the nation from sunburn to romantic couple events. X-mas celebrations are followed by New Year celebrations which gives every traveler a reason to plan a week-long holiday without worrying about leave from office.

Goa has been the hub for new-year celebrations in India, but with changing times there are several other soothing options being made available to provide a more personal and customized experience, that’s surreal and beautiful. Here is a list of places that you can plan your X-mas and New Year at, depending upon your mood:

  1. Party, party and more party!

Goa is the hub of celebrations, and there is no looking back if you are looking for sleepless nights that are spent partying and making new friends! It is a perfect place to chill and hang-out with friends, roam around visiting some of the most populated Indian beaches and witness a crowd that’s willing to explore and do some water sports.

Here, Club cabana and LPK are the most popular discs that guarantee you a pleasurable night with a scenic view. Also, boat rides, sunburn and various concerts being held at different hotels make Goa one of the best places in India to bring in a happening and power-packed new year.

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  1. For those looking for some me-time.

Gokarna is a not-so-vividly known tourist spot that’s popular for its calm air and chilled out culture. It is best suited for people in search of a spiritual experience coupled with spending hours on a pristine clean beach. It is a great place for Lord Shiva worshipers because of its famous temple which is located on the Murudeshwar beach. People here are friendly and language cannot be a barrier that can hold them back from helping you. For all those who are hippie at heart, Gokarna is the best place to bring in the New Year 2017.

  1. For the history-lover!

    pondicherry for new year

If you are someone who likes learning new things everyday and a fan of French architecture and culture, then Pondicherry is the place for you! A town that takes life in its own stride and is in no hurry to compete with the rest of the world, Pondicherry is miles apart from its neighboring cities with its bright colored architecture and people riding bicycles. Pondicherry also offers you short courses in Yoga and meditation to connect with your inner-self and be at peace.

So, if you want to start the year with a fresh mind and a healthy body, Pondicherry can guide you to it and give you an experience that’s enriching and delightful.

  1. For the explorer!


Kasol is heaven on Earth for all those looking to indulge in some soul-searching while being close to nature. It gives you an exquisite experience of hills, river and trekking along with the beautiful cold climate that leaves you exhilarated and bewildered with its magnificence. Away from the crowded city life, Kasol is a place at rest and in tune with nature’s best. Bring in your New Year with a bonfire and a view to watch.

5.For the city-lover!

mumbai for new year

Mumbai is also known as the city which never sleeps. In coherence with that, this city is at a different high during X-mas and New Year celebration with several multicultural events being organized by different hotels, firecrackers being burst in the sky and a breath-taking view to witness at marine drive. What sets this city apart from any other place is the liveliness and energy of people that will you moments to cherish forever!

From beaches to luxury stays to the best night clubs, there is nothing you will not find here.

6.For the hopeless romantic!


India’s most recent discovery of an Indian Maldives, has made these islands every couple and adventurist’s new favorite! If you are a water person and want to spend a New Year holiday in nature’s lap, then there is no better option. From exotic stays to romantic dinners, tree house to scuba diving, cultural nights, there is something for everyone here. Also, the clean beaches make it more desirable and worthy of a holiday than any other place.

7. For the heritage lover!

jaisalmer forts and city at night

Some of us are culturally rooted and love doing things the same way. If you are also someone who enjoys folk music and dance combined with some authentic spicy food, then Jaisalmer should be on your top priority list for a New Year holiday. With the locales at their best and polite behaviors; if you want to feel like a king/queen while enjoying music in the sands of the Sahara desert, then do not give this a miss.

A visit to this place will also give you a glimpse of India’s rich cultural heritage that has been well preserved over the years and witness the music that will connect with your soul.

With these options, you are bound to have a fabulous Christmas and New Year 2017 holiday, which will give you unforgettable memories. These places, each one of which is popular for its own characteristic, will give you reasons to smile and have some quality time. Being popular tourist destinations, these places offer exquisite cuisines of various kinds and places to shop.

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