Best Places to Visit Near Delhi This New Year's Eve: By Insider
If you're looking to head out of town on New Year's Eve, you're in luck - Delhi is close to some fantastic getaways. Insider puts together a few recommendations for you.
Enough of the smog, the traffic, the madness the city has wrought upon us in 2017. In 2018, we choose what our adventures will be. Let your first one be a challenging trek, a music festival to lose yourself in, or just camping by a serene lake - Insider has you covered for your end of year plans. 2018 isn’t going to know what hit it.
Curated New Year's travel events!
In December, Insider will have some incredible travel events for you to ring in the new year. Why not say hello to 2018 atop a mountain top post a trek, or a guided tour of a nearby destination, or a group bike ride to a gorgeous hill station? It's also a long weekend (hooray!) so there are plenty of options if you want to get outdoors. Check out some events below!
Other curated things to do near Delhi on New Year's Eve
Deoria Tal & Chandrashila Trek
Replace incessant city chatter with the gentle lapping of water against the shores of Deoria Tal when you spend your first night camping in the meadows surrounding the lake. The next few days consist of trekking through lush forests to snow capped peaks of Chandrashila Summit. This one is for the photographers, so don’t forget to pack that backup battery.
When: December 28, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Where: Deoria Tal, Chopta, Chandrashila Summit, complete itinerary here
Cost: INR 11,440 - 19,990, deals are available
Camping at Kasol Music Festival, Kasol
A sweaty nightclub with thumping dance music that lasts well into the next day has its perks, but camping in the wilderness by the river with some lush psy-trance to set the mood sounds like a very tempting alternative. Kasol Music Festival has been around for a while, and his year’s edition promises to be another classic. Flea markets, food stalls, fireworks, and an endless supply of mountain air to fuel it all... bliss is just around the corner.
When: Dec 29, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018
Where: Kasol, Himachal Pradesh
Cost: INR 700 onwards
Desert Living at Surajgarh Fort
Solo travel has it perks, but a desert getaway with pals to stately Surajgarh Fort sounds like a luxurious indulgence your squad deserve. Lounge around at this ancient fort, explore the grounds to discover stunning landscapes and stepwells, or head down to the surrounding village to get some local colour. Artisans from kitemakers to potters will help you find the right souvenir to remind you of how wonderfully you began the year, once you’re back in the city.
When: December 30, 2017 - Jan 1, 2018
Where: Shekhawati, Rajasthan, complete itinerary here
Cost: INR 22, 000 onwards, deals are available
Gulmarg Winter Snow Festival
Okay, so, a white Christmas in Delhi is impossible, but how about a white New Years? If you’ve got too used to Delhi winters, head out of the city to snow-capped mountains to experience a real winter in the hills. Stay warm when you show off your prowess at winter sports like skiing and snowshoeing or just sway to some music under the biggest puffy coat you own. Either way, it’ll make for a pretty magical end of 2017 story. Or beginning of 2018 story, depending on when the winter gods decide to bless us with some snow!
When: Late December/early January, depending on snowfall
Where: Gulmarg, Jammu & Kashmir
Cost: Variable, depending on travel plans
Paragliding in Bir
Soar over mountains carpeted in green as you whisk in and out of the puffy clouds that surround them when you kick of the year paragliding at Bir. But first, explore the local sights at each pit stop as you trek through Mcleodganj and Triund guided by locals, until you reach the spot your first adventure of the year begins. 2018 is going to be great, we can feel it.
When: December 29, 2017 - Jan 2, 2018
Where: Macleodganj, Triund, and Bir, complete itinerary here
Cost: INR 8799
Things to do in Delhi on New Year's Eve
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Happy New Year and have an incredible 2018. As always, stay tuned to Insider for awesome things to do in your city!
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