New Year's Eve is around the corner, and everybody is gearing up for big celebrations. With people seeking for new methods to celebrate, HolidayIQ.com analysis of vacations planned in India for December 20, 2013 - January 10, 2014 reveals that beach and city destinations still remain the most popular choice for enjoying a new year party. The report also identifies travel trends and preferences in destinations, themes for this year-end holiday.
Popular party destinations for New year eve celebration:
Beach and city destinations are popular party choices this season with Goa, Pondicherry, Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Shillong and Varkala being the top spots.
Goa is the obvious hot spot this new year, with travellers heading to Morjim, Baga and Anjuna Beach in the party capital of the country. Other beach destinations for this new year are Pondicherry and Varkala in Kerala. The restaurants and clubs in French Colony and fireworks display on The Promenade and lounges near the cliff overlooking Varkala Beach are popular among travellers.
City slickers have chosen metros to party into the new year. Lower Parel, Juhu, Carter Road and Colaba for parties and performances at popular lounge bars like Blue Frog and Poison in Mumbai. Farmhouse parties in Chattarpur, clubs in areas like Vasant Kunj, Saket and Chanakyapuri in Delhi and Park Street in Kolkata are the trending party places.
Offbeat new year experience:
Cheese making, Wine tasting, Organic farming, Farm living, Bird watching
Become a farmer or a wine maker for a day, here is your chance to celebrate new year in a quirky way. You can try your hands on the art of cheese making at Acres Wild, Coonoor or become a wine maker at Sula Vineyards, Nashik.
The Saharia Organic Amla farm, Sikar is a place where one can learn organic farming and its benefits, else just experience farm living at Kadoli farms-eagle nest at gujarat. The Jungle Lore Birding Lodge, Nainital is the destination where one can celebrate new year among colourful aves.
White New Year's Eve celebration : Shimla, Auli, Gulmarg, Thanedar, Khajjiar
Celebrating a white new year has a special charm and India has quite a few surprise destinations where one can enjoy the surreal beauty of snow capped peaks. From adrenaline junkies to those looking for a serene new year experience, these are the top five white new year spots this