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Celebrating New Year with just parties and dance in pubs/disco is something out of fashion.  This New Year give yourself a reviving retreat that soothes your soul and mind. Rejuvenate your body with some recreational activities.Capture diversified culture, witness spell bounding places, language and taste different food. Altogether book some days for freshening up yourself and starting a new year ahead. Here are 15 places near Delhi to visit for New Year.

1. Rishikesh

Rishikesh around the time of New Year is a delight. The weather in Rishikesh at this time is around 8 degree Celsius which will give you slight chills.  The place is known for notable sports activities like river rafting, cliff diving, bungee jumping, kayaking, rappelling and rock climbing. Camping near the river Ganga offer unique experience. The place is ideal for low budget travelers. The general cost of trip is Rs.5000-6000 per head.

2. Mathura

Mathura, located in Uttar Pradesh is a perfect place to discover the religious and ancient destination. Mathura is full of temples and places associated with Lord Krishna. The highlight of Mathura is Dwarkdheesh temple and Sri Krishna janm bhumi. Vrindavan is another small town located near Mathura famous for Baanke Bihari temple and other beautifully designed temples depicting the life of Lord Krishna.The trip may cost around Rs.3000-5000 per person.

3. Lansdowne

Lansdowne is a beautiful hill station in Uttarakhand which attract many tourists every year. Lansdowne is a perfect place for celebrating New Year. Famous sites in Lansdowne are Bhulla Lake which is a picnic spot maintained by Indian army, Bhim Pakora, Tip N Top and Tarkeshwar Mahadev Temple. One can also explore Himalayan wild animals through Jungle safari.The trip cost around Rs.4000-5000 per head.

4. Agra

If tombs and Mughal era architecture excites you, then Agra is must visit destination. The famous Taj Mahal is counted among seven wonders of world. Other historical sites are Agra fort, Jama Masjid, Akbar’s Tomb, Sikandra fort and Jodha Baika Rauza. The budget of trip is in range Rs.2000-3000.

5. Fatehpur Sikri

Another place in Agra for celebrating the New Year time is Fatehpur Sikri. The glorious architecture is Mughal era is worth admiring. Buland Darwaza, Diwan-e-Khaas, Tomb of Sheik Salim Chisti and Panch Mahal are famous architectures of Fatehpur Sikri. It is best place for a short trip on New Year. Trip cost around Rs.2000-3000 per head.

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6. Jim Corbett National Park

Jim Corbett National Park is another amazing place to visit on this New Year. During winters, you get to spot some exotic migratory birds and the treasure of this park – the majestic Bengal Tiger. The region is an abode of aesthetic flora and fauna. Jeep Safari, Canter Safari and Elephant Safari are some attracting things to do here. The general cost of trip is Rs.5000-6000 per head.

7. Kasol

Kasol is a small village of Parvati valley in lap of Himachal Pradesh. The weather around the time of New Year is at its peak i.e. chilled but soothes your body ,soul and mind. The  delightful place gives you glimpse of hills covered with white glittery layers. Popular destinations in Kasol are Kheer Ganga Peak, Bhuntar Town and Malana village. The general trip cost for  3nights and 4 days is around Rs.5000 per head.

8. Manali

Manali is one of the popular hill stations of India for travelers. Leaving the hue of cities away, travelers find a peaceful escape in this Himalayan region. The place offer spectacular views of nature surrounded with hills. At the time of New Year, the place is covered under the layer of snow.   To give trip the touch of adventure many sports are there. River rafting in Beas River, Paragliding in Solang valley and skiing during winter at slopes of Rohtang pass can be enjoyed. The general cost of trip is around Rs.5000- Rs.6000 per head.

9. Kanatal

Kantal is another offbeat place  to visit in Uttarakand. Around the time of New Year  the temperature in Kanatal is generally 15 to -3 degree Celsius and snowfall can be expected.Kodia Jungle, Surkunda Devi Temple, Tehri Dam and Chamba town are famous sites in Kantal worth visiting. Kantal can be counted among low budget trip and may cost you around Rs.3000-4000 per person.

10. Dalhousie & Khajjiar

Another destination for celebrating New Year eve is Dalhousie and Khajjair. It is a prefect destination for escaping the monotony  of city life. The pristine atmosphere around fills the body with delight. Here , one can enjoy Kalatop wildlife sanctuary and sight of snow capped mountains . Khajjiar is small hill station surrounded with lakes and greenery.    Another site is Panchpula waterfall. A lot of recreational activities can also be enjoyed there. The trip cost around Rs.5000-6000 per person.

11. Alwar

If this Year Mountains are not in your list then may be Alwar satisfy you. Alwar is a located in Rajasthan and is a perfect holiday destination for celebrating  New Year. The temperature drops down to 8to 15 degreesCelsius in December-January. The place is full of forts and temples built at the time of Rajputs. Some Popular sites in Alwar are Sariska Tiger reserve, Bhangarh fort and Bala Quila. Trip may cost around Rs.4000-6000.


12. Jaipur

Jaipur, also known as pink city is a wonderful collection of historic monuments and architecture. Jaipur gives you an idea of lavish lifestyle of kings in old era. The famous sites in Jaipur are Hawa Mahal, City Palace, Amber fortand many other forts and museums. The trip for 2 nights may cost around Rs.5000.

13. Shimla

Shimla is another hill station that can be visited for celebrating New Year. The place holds a rich colonial history. The hills, greenery and architecture of Victorian era and historic temples alongside are something eye –captivating.  Mall road, ridges , Jhakoo temple and markets are worth the experience. The trip may cost around Rs.4000 for 2Nights.

14. Nanital

Nanital is a mesmerizing hill station that provide complete serenity. Lake, hills and forest around seems a perfect landscape. The famous sites in Nanital are Bhimtal , Naukuchiatal, and Malli Tal, Snow view point, Bara pathar and tiffin top zoo. For two nights the trip may cost you around Rs.4000.

15. Kasauli

Kasauli is a hill station nestled in Himachal Pradesh (half way between Kalaka and Shimla). The exotic environment around the time of New Year is a perfect serendipity. Trekking among the lushy forest and lofty hills is a must thing to do. Some attraction point in Kasauli are Manki Point, Sunset Point Gilbert Trail and temples. The trip may cost you  around Rs.4000 for 2Nights.

There are many low budget destinations near Delhi to visit. You can choose the mesmerizing architectural monuments or spiritual temples or those majestic mountains.  These places hold one or another thing to explore and experience.




Anushikha Chaudhary


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