New year is just round the corner and I am sure you would be looking for places where you can go and party with friends or have a memorable time with family. If you are in search of travel destinations near Delhi, here is a list of all the places that you can visit at the time of new year eve and enjoy a lovely extended weekend break.
Distance from Delhi: 55 kms
Sohna Hills is a great place to get rejuvenated away from home during the New Year and yet not really travel. You can wake up to the sound of peacocks and feel at peace in the surreal environment of Sohna.
Far away from the madness of city life, the sulphur hot springs here would instill a new energy in you. There is a hill resort over here where you can have a relaxing spa experience. Explore the lakes , Ballabhgarh fort or just have a relaxing time with lovely views and green surroundings.
Distance from Delhi: 215 kms
Agra is world famous for one of the wonders of the world Taj Mahal.
It is a great idea to celebrate 31st December at this stunning monument and enjoy sunset on the last day of the year. At night, you can enjoy DJ parties organized at various hotels and restaurants of the city.
Corbett National Park
Distance from Delhi: 241 kms
If you want to welcome the new year with bon fires, jungle safaris , awesome party and nature all around, Jim Corbett is the right place for you. If you are fortunate, you may spot a royal tiger in front of you during the new year jungle safari.
Elephants, deer, monkeys, peacocks, leopards and other wild animals can be spotted over here along with many species of birds. There are many resorts that host amazing parties for the new year eve. For a real peaceful and adventurous New Year, visit the Dhikala zone, where there is the highest concentration of animals. With prior bookings you can even stay inside the forest lodge here.
Distance from Delhi: 300 kms
Imagine spending the first day of the year boating in Naini Lake of Nainital.
You would feel as if you are walking on the clouds in the misty atmosphere of this hill station. You can visit places like Almora, Ranikhet and Pangot too that are quite close to Nainital and maybe get to see some snow.
Distance from Delhi: 307 kms
If you are looking for solace, you can head to Dhanaulti and have a peaceful time with yourself. It is a serene place far away from the maddening crowd of Delhi.
Unwind the jaded spirits of the previous year and energize yourself with new zest amidst the calm of pine-clad surroundings and maybe some snow. It is just 24 kilometers from Mussourie in case you wish to extend your trip a bit more.
Distance from Delhi: 354 kms
With pine, deodar, oak and rhododendron plantations abound and amazing views, Shimla makes for a great vacation destination.
Enjoy a memorable new year with snow all around . You can visit Kufri and indulge in some skiing or yak rides too while here.
Ranthambhore National Park
Distance from Delhi: 370 kms
Wildlife enthusiasts and photographers would have a wonderful new year at Ranthambhore National Park.
You can spot deer, sambhar, monkeys, birds like Indian tree pie and tiger too if luck is in your favour. An additional highlight is Ranthambhore Fort in the middle of the forest.
Distance from Delhi: 500 kms
McLeod Ganj is a peaceful, fun and friendly place . That is what makes it difficult for people to leave this place once here.
Make sure you have enough woollen wear if you are planning to visit it during the new year. You can relax , go for treks or just enjoy the scenery and the peaceful monasteries and spend some wonderful moments with your loved ones at this hill station.
Distance from Delhi: 673 kms
Welcome the new year with fire crackers and drinks in the regal aura of Udaipur, the city of lakes and romance.
You can spend your 31st December at Pichola Lake or party with drinks and DJ music at different hotels and restaurants of the city. Sip champagne with the awesome views of the shimmering lakes and regal palaces and wave a goodbye to 2015 in royal style.
Distance from Delhi: 777 kms
An overnight journey from Delhi, Jaisalmer is a place that can offer you paradoxical pleasures.
Rocking dance parties and peaceful desert stay are the two things you can enjoy at this place. Welcome the new year in midst of sand dunes, bon fire and royal Rajasthani hospitality.
Distance from Delhi: 750 kms
Sometimes, journeys can also be equally pleasing. Around 11 hours from Delhi, there is the absolutely pleasing hill station of Mount Abu.
It is usually freezing during the month of December and you can warm yourself up with dance parties, warm drinks and steaming hot delicious food. With Mount Abu Winter Festivals (from 29th -31st Dec 2015) , this place becomes all the more alluring. Boating at Nakhi Lake, crocodile park and pilgrimage site of Dilwara temples make Mount Abu an ideal retreat for family tours too.
These are some of the unique travel destinations around Delhi to welcome 2016. Make a plan now , get the bookings done now and enjoy an awesome new year weekend with your family and friends.