As the countdown to the New Year begins, it's time to embark on a journey to discover the incredible destinations that India has to offer during the upcoming long weekend in 2024. The dawn of the new year brings with it the promise of adventure, festivities, and a chance to explore the diverse beauty that defines India. From the sun-kissed shores of sandy beaches to the serene landscapes of snow-capped mountains, India offers experiences for every traveller.

Join us as we explore the top places to celebrate New Year in India in 2024. From lively streets to tranquil retreats, each place has a unique charm, adding to the festive atmosphere. Get set for an unforgettable New Year's celebration as we reveal the best places to visit during the upcoming long weekend. Pack your bags, embrace the spirit of adventure, and get ready for a New Year celebration in India like never before. 

Places to Celebrate New Year 2024:

  • Goa
  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh
  • Jaipur, Rajasthan
  • Kochi, Kerala
  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh
  • Puducherry
  • Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • Ooty, Tamil Nadu

 

  • Goa:

When it comes to celebrating the New Year, few places can match the vibrant energy of Goa. Known for its lively parties and breathtaking beaches, Goa is the perfect destination to bid farewell to the old year and welcome the new one. With a plethora of activities and events, there is never a dull moment in Goa during the New Year's Eve celebration.

Top Attractions in Goa: Baga Beach, Fort Aguada, Dudhsagar Waterfalls, Anjuna Flea Market, Basilica of Bom Jesus, Calangute Beach, Spice Plantations, Chapora Fort

Things to Do in Goa: Enjoy water sports, Explore the historic Fort Aguada, take a trek to Dudhsagar Waterfalls, shop for souvenirs at Anjuna Flea Market, marvel at the Basilica of Bom Jesus, relax on Calangute Beach, party at Tito's and Mambo's, indulge in Goan cuisine.

How to Reach Goa: To reach Goa, one can opt for a smooth air journey through Dabolim Airport, offering domestic and international flights. For a scenic road trip, well-connected highways lead to this coastal paradise. Additionally, Goa is easily accessible by train, with Madgaon and Thivim serving as major railway stations.

Best Places to Stay in Goa: Staying at Club Mahindra Varca Beach in Goa is a transcendent experience, seamlessly blending luxury with nature's allure. Nestled along the pristine Varca Beach, this resort offers unparalleled comfort, exquisite cuisine, and a range of recreational activities. The resort's commitment to guest satisfaction, coupled with its strategic location near popular attractions, makes Club Mahindra Varca Beach the epitome of a perfect Goan getaway, setting it apart as the best choice for an unforgettable vacation.

 

  • Shimla, Himachal Pradesh:

Head to Shimla for a New Year's long weekend that's equal parts chill and thrill! Imagine sipping hot cocoa as snowflakes gently blanket the Mall Road. Shimla, with its charming snow-covered landscapes and cozy vibes, offers the perfect setting for a relaxed celebration. Indulge in some ice-skating, take in the breathtaking views from the Ridge, and warm up with local treats. Whether you're strolling through snow-draped pine forests or enjoying a toasty bonfire, Shimla ensures a friendly and laid-back New Year's escape, making it one of the perfect New Year destinations in India.

Top Attractions in Shimla: Mall Road, the Ridge, Kufri, Jakhoo Temple, Christ Church, Green Valley, Shimla State Museum

Things to Do in Shimla: Stroll along Mall Road, admire the panoramic views from The Ridge, experience snowfall in Kufri, seek blessings at Jakhoo Temple, attend a church service at Christ Church, visit Green Valley, discover the Shimla State Museum, take a toy train ride.

How to Reach Shimla: Reaching Shimla is a delightful journey! Accessible by air, Jubbarhatti Airport is the nearest. For a scenic drive, well-maintained roads connect Shimla to major cities. The charming Kalka Railway Station is the entry point for a picturesque train ride through the hills. Shimla welcomes you with open arms, ready for your unforgettable adventure!

Best Places to Stay in Shimla: Experience the pinnacle of comfort at Club Mahindra Shimla Resort, where luxury meets the majestic Himalayas. Nestled amid picturesque landscapes, this resort in Shimla stands out as the best choice for a tranquil stay. With well-appointed rooms, breathtaking views, and top-notch amenities, it ensures an unparalleled retreat in the heart of Shimla's beauty.

 

  • Jaipur, Rajasthan:

Ring in the New Year in Jaipur, where every corner exudes regal allure. Dive into history at City Palace, marvel at the intricate designs of Hawa Mahal, and savour traditional Rajasthani cuisine. Jaipur's royal ambiance creates an unforgettable New Year's experience, blending history, culture, and festive celebrations seamlessly.

Top Attractions in Jaipur: Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber Fort, Jantar Mantar, Nahargarh Fort, Albert Hall Museum, Jaigarh Fort

Things to Do in Jaipur: Admire the architecture of Hawa Mahal, Explore the grand City Palace, Take an elephant ride to Amber Fort, Marvel at the astronomical wonders in Jantar Mantar, Visit Nahargarh Fort, Discover the Albert Hall Museum.

How to Reach Jaipur: Jaipur is easily accessible! Fly into Jaipur International Airport, drive via well-connected roads from major cities, or arrive by train at Jaipur Junction. The Pink City welcomes you with open arms.

Best Places to Stay in Jaipur: Experience royal indulgence at Club Mahindra Jaipur Resort! Nestled in regal surroundings, the resort offers opulent rooms, impeccable service, and a blend of modern amenities with traditional charm. Whether exploring historic landmarks or unwinding in the luxurious ambiance, Club Mahindra Jaipur ensures an unforgettable stay in the heart of Rajasthan's capital.

 

  • Kochi, Kerala:

Embrace the New Year with a delightful long weekend getaway in Kochi. Experience the city's vibrant culture, indulge in delicious local cuisine, and witness the scenic beauty of the backwaters. Whether exploring historical sites or relaxing by the coast, Kochi offers the perfect blend of tradition and modernity for a memorable celebration.

Top Attractions in Kochi: Fort Kochi, Chinese Fishing Nets, Mattancherry Palace, Jewish Synagogue, Santa Cruz Basilica, Kerala Folklore Museum, Paradesi Synagogue, Cherai Beach

Things to Do in Kochi: Explore the historic Fort Kochi, witness traditional fishing with Chinese nets, Visit Mattancherry Palace, Discover the Jewish Synagogue, Immerse in Kerala's culture at the Folklore Museum, Relax on Cherai Beach, Take a backwater cruise.

How to Reach Kochi: Reach Kochi easily by air through Cochin International Airport, well-connected to major cities. Alternatively, explore scenic roadways or arrive by train, with Ernakulam Junction serving as a major rail hub.

Best Places to Stay in Kochi: Celebrate New Year's in a tropical paradise at Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort, Kochi. With stunning sea views, comfortable accommodations, and world-class amenities, it's a haven for relaxation. Explore the vibrant local culture, indulge in delectable cuisine, and welcome the New Year with the serene beauty of Cherai Beach.

 

  • Agra, Uttar Pradesh:

Celebrate the New Year in Agra, where history meets festivity. Immerse yourself in the grandeur of the Taj Mahal, explore ancient forts, and enjoy the vibrant cultural scene. Agra offers a unique blend of tradition and celebration, making it an unforgettable destination to welcome the coming year.

Top Attractions in Agra: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Mehtab Bagh, Jama Masjid, Akbar's Tomb

Things to Do in Agra: Marvel at the beauty of the Taj Mahal, Explore the historic Agra Fort, Visit Fatehpur Sikri, Explore Itmad-ud-Daulah's Tomb, Discover Akbar's Tomb, Shop for marble souvenirs, Savor local street food.

How to Reach Agra: Reach Agra easily by air, train, or road. The city is well-connected with major cities. Board a flight to Agra Airport, catch a train to Agra Cantt, or drive via well-maintained highways.

Best Places to Stay in Agra: Celebrate New Year's at Ramada Plaza By Wyndham, an associate of Club Mahindra and a haven of luxury and comfort. Enjoy modern amenities, lush lawns, and a sparkling pool. Indulge in spa treatments, diverse dining options, and stay fit at the well-equipped fitness centre. Experience a delightful stay with your family in this exquisite retreat.

 

 

  • Puducherry:

 

Embrace the enchanting vibe of New Year's in Puducherry. With its colonial charm and serene beaches, Puducherry offers a unique celebration experience. Revel in beachside parties, explore French architecture, and savour diverse cuisines. Welcome the New Year in a blend of tranquillity and festivity in this captivating coastal town.

Top Attractions in Puducherry: Auroville, Promenade Beach, Aurobindo Ashram, French Quarter, Paradise Beach, Chunnambar Boat House, Pondicherry Museum

Things to Do in Puducherry: Relax on Promenade Beach, Seek tranquility at Aurobindo Ashram, Stroll through the French Quarter, Discover local art at Pondicherry Museum, Take a cycle ride along the coast, Shop for handmade paper products.

How to Reach Puducherry: Puducherry is easily accessible by road from major cities like Chennai and Bangalore. The nearest airport is in Chennai, approximately 150 km away, and there's also a railway station in Puducherry.

Best Places to Stay in Puducherry: Ring in the New Year at Club Mahindra Puducherry Resort, where luxury meets serenity. Enjoy spacious accommodations, top-notch amenities, and a tranquil atmosphere. Whether you're lounging by the pool, indulging in spa treatments, or savouring delicious cuisine, your stay promises to be a delightful beginning to the year ahead.

 

  • Mumbai, Maharashtra:

Celebrate New Year in the vibrant city of Mumbai, where festivities light up the night. From glamorous parties to dazzling fireworks along the iconic Marine Drive, Mumbai offers a lively atmosphere to bid farewell to the old and welcome the new in style.

Top Attractions in Mumbai: Gateway of India, Marine Drive, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Juhu Beach, Siddhivinayak Temple, Haji Ali Dargah, Colaba Causeway

Things to Do in Mumbai: Visit the iconic Gateway of India, Take a stroll along Marine Drive, Explore the Elephanta Caves, Immerse in art at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Relax on Juhu Beach, Shop at Colaba Causeway, Attend a live music performance, Try local street food.

How to Reach Mumbai: Reach Mumbai conveniently by air, rail, or road. Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport connects the city globally. The extensive railway network and well-maintained roadways offer smooth accessibility from various parts of India.

Best Places to Stay in Mumbai: There are several hotels and resorts available for accommodation in Mumbai. However, if you seek a truly rejuvenating experience, opt for Club Mahindra resorts for an ideal stay and to usher in the New Year in Mumbai.

 

  • Ooty, Tamil Nadu:

Celebrate the New Year amidst the picturesque landscapes of Ooty. Embrace the cool, crisp air as you welcome the dawn of a new beginning. Whether strolling through the lush botanical gardens or enjoying the serene boat rides, Ooty offers a tranquil and delightful way to usher in the New Year.

Top Attractions in Ooty: Ooty Lake, Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Botanical Gardens, Doddabetta Peak, Rose Garden, Thread Garden, Pykara Lake and Falls, Sim's Park

Things to Do in Ooty: Enjoy a boat ride on Ooty Lake, Experience the Nilgiri Mountain Railway, Explore the Botanical Gardens, Trek to Doddabetta Peak, Take a stroll through tea estates, Go on a photography tour.

How to Reach Ooty: Get to Ooty by taking a scenic train ride on the Nilgiri Mountain Railway from Mettupalayam. Alternatively, drive through the winding roads or opt for buses connecting Ooty with major nearby cities.

Best Places to Stay in Ooty: Celebrate New Year's at Club Mahindra Derby Green, Ooty Resort, surrounded by the tranquil Nilgiri Mountains. With beautiful landscapes and warm hospitality, making it one of the top New Year destinations in India.

Whether you choose to party in Goa, enjoy the snowy landscapes in Shimla, explore the royalty of Jaipur, or experience the cultural blend in Puducherry, India has something for everyone. It's important to plan your trip ahead of time, book your accommodations early to avoid disappointment, and be prepared for the crowds during the New Year’s eve celebrations.

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