After spending months in captivity (kinda) we surely are not homesick at all. And with New Year falling on a long weekend, we have all the reasons to plan a trip to ‘somewhere nice’ to dump all those 2020 woes.
So if you haven’t already planned where to travel for that perfect New Year party this year, we, this time round, would recommend you to consider exploring these small towns tucked across India where you can start the year afresh.
1. Mawlynnong, Meghalaya
Finding yourself in Meghalaya is bliss and then finding yourself in Mawlynnong in Meghalaya, a bonus. This place was declared the cleanest village in India back in 2003 and homes the best of nature to chill, explore and enjoy.
2. Diskit, Ladakh
When in Ladakh, make sure you stop by in Diskit town to explore 14th-century art and craft including the aesthetics that Ladakh has to offer.
3. Majuli, Assam
Majuli is a village in Assam and home to the largest river island in the world located on the banks of the Brahmaputra River. Don’t worry, the town has enough accommodation available for a memorable stay.
4. Landour, Uttarakhand
The Landour owes its beauty to the mountains that surround it. The town flaunts its colonial-era heritage, sites and is also home to the famous author Ruskin Bond.
5. Mandawa, Rajasthan
The Mandawa town in Rajasthan is a popular tourist site. The town is famous for its huge mansions and the graffiti on the walls of the same. The town is a perfect old school place to welcome the New Year and surely click pictures with amazing backgrounds.
6. Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh
The Ziro Valley in the northeastern town of Arunachal Pradesh is blessed with natural beauty. The rice fields, thick pine forests and snow-covered mountains offer a good atmosphere to vent out the year’s fatigue.
7. Matheran, Maharashtra
The town Matheran allows no vehicular passage and has to be explored on foot. A lot of tourists prefer coming here for a relaxing and calm stay.
8. Nandi Hills, Karnataka
Sitting 1,478 metres above sea level, Nandi hills is a small town that besides begin aesthetic also exposes you to a variety of species and animals.
9. Agatti Island, Lakshadweep Islands
Agatti Island in Lakshadweep flaunts golden sand beaches, turquoise water, corals and eye-catching marine life. Cycling is a fun experience in Agatti island’s vicinity.
10. Malana, Himachal Pradesh
Himachal Pradesh has recently received fresh snowfall. So maybe if you plan a holiday to the town of Malana soon, you might be inundated with some pretty snowy sights.
11. Nako, Spiti
Nako is also a town in Himachal Pradesh in the Spiti district that turns into a paradise during summer. The town is close to the Tibetan border and features several monasteries.
12. Ravangla, Sikkim
The Ravangla town sits at an elevation of 2,133 metres in South Sikkim. The beautiful town offers a stunning view of landscapes with the backdrop of the snow-capped Kanchenjunga peaks.
13. Tarkarli, Maharashtra
Tarkarli town in Maharashtra is a seaside town with a beautiful coastline where you can fulfill all your beach fantasies.
14. Chopta, Uttarakhand
The Chopta town is one of the hikers’ favourites offering a perfect retreat to relax in nature’s lap. Currently, it must have been flooded with snow only beautifying it.
15. Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
The backpackers’ paradise and one of the most sought locations in Himachal Pradesh brim with a plethora of cafés and natural beauty to ensure you a memorable holiday.
16. Mirik, West Bengal
Tucked amidst the hills of Darjeeling, the natural marvels of West Bengal sits at an altitude of 1,495 meters. And the picture of the town below speaks whey you must consider visiting the same.
17. Zuluk, Sikkim
Zuluk is a tiny village, located on the ancient Silk Route. This small hamlet does not have a hotel, but homestay options.