NYE In The Mountains: 10 Indian Destinations To Check Out


​This list is for people who want to celebrate a quiet and relaxing New Year’s Eve with their loved ones, away from the hustle and bustle of the cities.

​What’s more? These places across India are home to some of the cosiest and picture-perfect homestays and BnBs.

​1. Auli, Uttarakhand

​Auli has heavenly views all year round, but if you’re planning a trip in December, expect mesmerising snow-capped mountains and trees, and several opportunities for adventure sports, especially skiing.

​2. Bir, Himachal Pradesh

​Head to this hill station if majority of your plan is to stay in, soak in the picturesque views and unwind.

​3. Kalimpong, West Bengal

​If you’ve got sightseeing on your mind, then Kalimpong, a hill station on the foothills of Himalayas, is the place to visit. It has a cool and pleasant weather, which is favourable for visiting monasteries, churches, and other tourist attractions.

​4. Naukuchiyatal, Uttarakhand

​Naukuchiyatal is a quaint little hill station near Nainital in Uttarakhand. It offers picturesque views of the Kumaon Hills surrounded by lush greenery.

​5. Araku Valley, Andhra Pradesh

​Beautiful landscapes, Padmapuram Botanical Gardens, Araku Tribal Museum, Borra Caves, and several other places and views await you at the Araku Valley in Andhra Pradesh.

​6. Ziro, Arunachal Pradesh

​Ziro Valley has a pleasant weather all year round. When in Ziro, you can go trekking, hiking, or experience the majestic wildlife at the Talle Valley Wildlife Sanctuary.

​7. Devikulam, Kerala

​A hidden gem near Munnar, Devikulam is a treat for nature and greenery lovers. It is home to several lakes, falls, tea and spice plantations, which you can explore.

​8. Sakleshpur, Karnataka

​Known as the ‘Switzerland of Karnataka’, Sakleshpur boasts of some stunning sceneries. You can explore the coffee, areca, and cardamom plantations here, or check out the temples in and around the destination during your holiday.

​9. Valparai, Tamil Nadu

​Expect a date or two with elephants and rhinoceros amid green tea estates when in Valparai, a hill station located amid the majestic Anaimalai Hills.

​10. Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir

​Adventure junkies Gulmarg is the place you need to be at during New Year’s Eve. While the place is covered in snow during this time, you can keep yourself entertained with ice skating, skiing, and trekking.

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