End The Year With A Bang: Five Fabulous New Years Weekend Destinations

The year is about to end, so let’s end it with a bang! It is time for you utilize the last few days of December and make 2018 worth it. Here are a few lovely destinations you can plan your vacations and spend the days in total bliss. Gear up, back your bags, ready your woollens and set off to these amazing destinations for your new years weekend !

Varanasi

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The city with the oldest and holiest of ghats, is a treat for the eyes as well as the soul.

Major Attractions in Varanasi

Indulge in the cultural and traditional snippets of this city. Visit the numerous holy temples including Kalbhairav Temple, Sri Kashi Vishwanath Temple and the Mrintunjaya Mahadev Temple and enjoy Ganga Aarti by the ghats in the evening.

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Sunrise and sunsets are the perfect time to enjoy a boat ride in the stunning Ganges and soak in the spiritual charm of Banaras. You will ride along different ghats and former palaces nestled close to the river. Explore lives of the Sadhus there.

Best for: Family outings and sight-seeings.

Manali

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Make your weekend special by a trip to the Queen of all hill stations. Manali has a lot to offer you with its scenic beauty, especially in winters.

Major Attractions

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You can easily undertake jeep expeditions up to Leh.

In fact, we have one of the best adventures ready made for you! Join the Hampta Pass Snow Trek for the weekend and spend New Year in the hills with new folks, the music, bonfire and lots of snow!

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Excellent for the adventure junkie in you- soak yourself in the experiences of trekking, paragliding, hiking, skiing and mountain biking. Explore Old Manali for souvenir shopping and endless eating and dining options

A visit to the religious shrines will also provide to be enlightening.

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An exciting outing with friends and families. Get ready to soak yourself in truckload of snow!

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Pune

One of the most sought after destinations for its historical forts, caves, cliffs and a horde of nature’s most beautiful offerings.

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Major Attractions

The Konkan Diva Fort, steeped deep in historical facts. Go camping overnight by the Pawan lake as you swim, barbeque and star gaze over a dazzling bonfire during new year’s eve.

The Lingana pinnacle which is the summit of the Sahyadris.

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Walk through the dense forests of Andharban and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat for an exhilarating experience.

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Best for:

Trekking enthusiasts, an offbeat family excursion and outing with friends

Kerala

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Know as God’s own Country and situated along the Malabar Coast, it is a treat all beauty lovers. Long lines of palm trees line the golden beaches which beckons you!

Major Attractions

The backwaters of Kerala provide a soothing atmosphere for an ideal rejuvenating experience.

Let go of yourself in various water sports such as river rafting, kayaking or a simple boat ride along the backwaters. Enjoy fresh hot meals prepared in a houseboat in the backwaters.

Explore the Veli lake and dine in a floating restaurant at the lake.

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Beautiful short trips to Munnar, Wayanad and Nileshwaram can be undertaken.

Best for:

Family outings, nature lovers and water sports enthusiasts.

Sunderbans

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Situated near West Bengal, Sunderbans is a breath-taking mangrove forest which serves as a home to the Royal Bengal Tiger.

Major Attractions

Go in for a boat safari and explore wildlife in its grandiose.

Spot a number of rare species of animals like the Estuarine Crocodile, Fishing Cats, Common Otters and a whole range of birds too.

Go birding in Sajnekhali Bird Sanctuary where you will spot more than 200 species of colorful birds.

Take a holy dip at Gangas sagar, the site of second largest gathering in the world after Kumbh Mela.

Sunderbans also offers you the chance to try out jungle camping! Your New Year’s eve couldn’t get any more thrilling!

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Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers, family and friends

If you have any other destination in mind for a perfect new years weekend, feel free to share it with us. But, not too late though!

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