New Year Destinations near Bangalore

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If you are in Bangalore and you are unable to make a decision where to spend the coming new year, we have some awesome options for you. Hyderabad and Mumbai would be good destinations for people who love rocking parties of cities but if you want to travel and have some solace, you can choose from the places mentioned below.

Mysore

Distance from Bangalore: 145 kms

Mysore has come up as a wonderful new year getaway in the recent times. Mysore Palace would leave you spellbound with its architectural splendour.

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St. Philomena’s Church in this city of palaces is such a magnificent place to visit. Besides, if you are with kids, you can even visit Mysore zoo. Do not forget to taste “mysore pak” if you happen to be here.


Horsley Hills

Distance from Bangalore: 157 kms

Horsley Hills is a delightfully pleasant hill resort to celebrate the new year. The narrow scenic road leading to Horsley Hills is an absolute treat for the eyes.

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Mallamma temple and Rishi Valley School are the main attractions over here. You can also visit the Kaundinya wildlife sanctuary, around 87 kilometers from Horsley Hills.


Yercaud

Distance from Bangalore: 230 kms

If you are looking for a quiet new year retreat, Yercaud is a good option for you. It is a lovely hill station of Tamil Nadu and you can visit it throughout the year.

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Boating in Yercaud Lake is one of the most relaxing things to do. Lady’s seat, a natural seat in rock that overlooks the winding ghat road gives an excellent view of Salem town. Spending the last day of the year at Kaveri peak sounds a great idea.


Chikmagalur

Distance from Bangalore: 243 kms

Celebrate the new year amidst hills, valleys, streams and coffee blossoms at Chikmaglur, a serene town full of picturesque delights. Hiremagalur, which is now a part of Chikmagalur is famous for Ishwara Temple with Jademuni’s 4 feet high statue.

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Coorg

Distance from Bangalore: 267 kms

Celebrate the coming new year with a campfire in the coffee plantations of Coorg. Be it trekking, birdwatching or simply ambling through the terrain, Coorg has something to offer to each and everyone.

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The lush bamboo and sandalwood forests with splendid waterfalls make the trekking trail even more exciting. You can even party all night at the resorts here.


Ooty

Distance from Bangalore: 280 kms

Ooty receives a huge tourist draw during the new year. The hotels and resorts of this hill station organize special new year parties and gear themselves up for the festival.

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You can even visit Ooty Botanical Garden and Centenary Rose Park if you happen to be here. The unexploited trekking trail from Ooty to Toda village is also a great idea to celebrate the first day of the year.


Wayanad

Distance from Bangalore: 286 kms

The lesser visited place called Wayanad is an excellent hill station to visit. The spice plantations, misty hills and rich cultural heritage make it a brilliant tourist destination.

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You can have an excursion to paddy fields and rubber plantations too. There are many magnificent temples that you can visit here. If you happen to be here, do not forget to visit Edakkal caves for the rock engraving. Lakkidi, the highest location in Wayanad district is also a great place to visit.


Puducherry

Distance from Bangalore: 380 kms

You can enjoy non stop new year parties at Puducherry beaches. For people who do not want to party, you can explore Puducherry and check out the amazing French architecture.

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Get yourself rejuvenated at the Aurobindo Yoga Ashram and take some time to introspect during the new year. It is surely the perfect destination for fun, frolic as well as peace.


Munnar

Distance from Bangalore: 450 kms

The tea plantations of Munnar would surely leave you spellbound with their charm.

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Visit Eravikulam National Park near Munnar and see herds of Nilgiri Thars grazing on the mountain slopes. It is such a pleasing sight to witness. You can even plan a trip to Thekkady and Periyar Wildlife Sanctuary from Munnar.


Goa

Distance from Bangalore: 600 kms

Goa continues to be the most sought for travel destination during Christmas and new year.

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Beaches, coastal cuisine and late night parties are synonymous to the new year celebrations in Goa. If you are looking for something offbeat, you can go for trekking at Dudhsagar waterfalls.

Are you still not sure where to spend the new year this time? Well, you can select a destination from the places described above and have an awesome time with friends, family or your better half.

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