Are you still unsure about the best new year destinations in India?
Don’t let demonetization affect your New Year eve’s plan.
There are few cities which are the best New Year destinations in India, where you can go cashless & celebrate your New Year Eve without worry. Check it out in the media reports, they will tell you that the tourism industry is sulking in India. Yes, it is sulking; on an average, all the major destinations across India lost 25 percent of their advance bookings coming from the side of international tourists.
Domestic tourists are not keen to come out because of the financial instability, which is prevailing. It means that the New Year celebration is not going to be a crowded affair at major tourist spots.
Wait a minute, I never said that New year’s eve is going to be a dull or bland affair in India. So if you are searching for an answer to the question that which are the best New Year’s Eve destinations in India then keep your options open.
Here yours truly is presenting a refresher guide, which will help you in grabbing a prime spot in some of the craziest New Year party events that too cashless.
It is true that currently they are focusing on cashless transactions and according to estimations of RBI the crunch for currency notes is going to haunt us even during the month of January.
If you think that it is too late for you to move a few strings and book some places or tickets then you are wrong, as an aftermath of demonetization, it is an empty passage, which is waiting for you, flights, trains, and other modes of transportation are available at economical rates.
Enjoy some discounted lunches and parties in this new year celebration.
Indeed, there are no free lunches; however, you can have some discounted brunches very easily. Hottest of the party spots are offering additional discounts if you are paying through digital means. Just like them, accommodations and tickets for a new year’s eve party are also announcing big discounts.
Still, I am aware of 5 best new year destinations in India where you can survive without cash. It means right from a cab driver to a tea vendor all are ready for cashless transactions.
tea vendor all are ready for cashless transactions.
1. Go…Goa…Gone and party full on
Goa is a dream destination for New Year parties in India, in normal conditions, this time of the year is the peak hour for touristic activities, the never-ending party of Goa has certainly earned a great fame for the destination during this part of the year.
The mist of a Goan fenny on the shining sand of Goan beaches can give you the impression that time is at a standstill. There is no point in writing about Goa endlessly, it is only a reminder call that I am sharing with you, and whoever read the bottom line more carefully, the passage is empty. Hot spots are yet to be taken and they are available at a discounted rate.
Why is Goa a great idea for New Year destination in India?
As I already mentioned, when you are in Goa then the time is at a standstill. Now imagine you are already in a mood to celebrate the best part of the year and time is at a standstill. What else is needed, leave one party and join another party, this place is full of options for you.
It is my personal experience that I am sharing with you, after spending a happening night on the Dona Paula beach when I came back to my resort located within a walking distance; I received a complimentary invitation to a pool party on the rooftop. Now this is how you can take a morning shower after a long party when you are in Goa.
Goa always tops the list of new year destinations, however, this year it is topping the list for a different reason, this year it is topping the list because you are moving into Goa during the peak hour and not paying exorbitantly for the best season of the year.
On this 31st, Goa is going to add one more laureate into its crown, now it is going to become the first cashless state of the country. Means you can walk into the market without your purse and purchase everything with the help of your mobile.
2. Brimming with fun in Bangalore
At the turn of this century, Bangalore was a prominent spot on the IT map of India. During the last decade, many NRI’s opted for it as their retirement town. This cosmopolitan population has given a new face to Bangalore and made it an ideal new year destination India.
An average New Year Party in Bangalore will mesmerize you with its youthful charms. Yes, believe me, it is the youthful energy of the city that will take you into a sway and add a new energy to your New Year fun quotient.
I am not saying that the roads of Bangalore become the roads of Las-Vegas during the new year’s eve, still take my words, two years back when I visited Bangalore during the Christmas fever, all those American theme parties enamored me, this year it can be your turn to chase some American Dreams in the party circuit of Bangalore.
Why is Bangalore an ideal new year destination in India?
It is not the party, but it is the after party that makes this city a bit special, the roads of this city celebrate new year even after the regular parties get over.
Hire a vehicle and loiter around on the roads of Bangalore. Feel the pulse of new year riveting the roads of the city. We are sure that you will not have a single dull moment when you are here in Bangalore during the New Year ‘s Eve.
There are full chances that you might feel electrifyingly crazy in Bangalore during this elongated New Year weekend. It can become the craziest time of the year for you where you will love to lose control in true jazzy style.
Bangalore is an IT hub and the IT workers hate cash transaction; they are too lazy for them. The markets of Bangalore acknowledge this fact from last seven to eight years. This is why you will not face the pangs of demonetization here in Bangalore.
3. Disturb the calm of Puducherry on this New Year’s Eve
Puducherry is a very calm place, look at it from a surface; it is a city of scholars and spirituality seekers. However, the city unleashes itself on the eve of New Year with a special charm. A set of beach parties is waiting for you.
If you wish to bid farewell to the ongoing year with slow and romantic music forcing sea waves to dance on it then Puducherry can be your best bet. Things move at a slower pace here, these parties allow you to relax with the sea breeze smooching your face and adding to the intoxication of the night.
Parties are not all about energies, they are not all about jibe, and sometimes it feels great to feel the vibe of what you are and how time is rolling with the pages of calendars in your life.
Puducherry is a sea of spirituality in itself and immersing oneself in the streets of the city at a calendar event can become a heartening yet crazy experience of a lifetime.
Why is Puducherry an ideal new year destination in India?
When you are in Puducherry then a different kind of craziness is waiting for you. Forget about the New year party for a while and think about the first morning of the coming year. Here in Puducherry, you can welcome the first morning of the new year on an energetic and a spiritual note.
At the end of the day, Puducherry is not a city; it is a spiritual healing center for many people, it is the land of great musicians and prolific painters waiting for your arrival.
The way every madness has a method in the similar fashion, sometimes craziness also have calmness. You can search for this crazy calm on the beaches of Puducherry with this new year’s eve party.
Puducherry can be a complete and crazy package for your family because the beach parties of Puducherry are quite famous for their international cuisines.
What really adds to the craziness quotient of the place is the price of liquor, it is very economical and you can taste some of the most exotic wines without pinching your demonetized pocket much. You might find the need of cash at some places in Puducherry, however, Puducherry is also gearing up fast towards becoming a cashless society.
4. Celebrate the last weekend of the year in Mumbai
The year 2016 is ending on the note of a weekend and when it comes to weekend then nothing can beat the charms of Mumbai city. Many colorful new year bashes and theme parties are waiting for you. It will be a waste of time and space if we will get into the details of these parties.
As a traveler, I always figured out that Mumbai is a cosmopolitan city in its true sense. Mumbaikars love to add a variety in their parties and this is why many theme restaurants with some an amazing theme parties are on the cards this year.
Check out the leaflets of various new year bashes like a menu card of any multi cuisine restaurant and I am quite sure that you will be able to figure out an electrifying party out there.
As an ardent traveler, please underline my suggestions very carefully, if you are planning an excursion in and around Mumbai, then please make sure that you are not using busy routes, otherwise, you might end spending an entire day in a traffic jam outside (not inside) the city. It is better to jam in a disc rather than Jamming out with honking cars and other vehicles.
This year Mumbai is not a crazy idea, it is a sensible idea?
In the beginning of this compilation, I pointed out the price factors attached to your travel plans. Mumbai certainly is a nice party destination; however, at this part of the year, party joints become expensive.
Big parties and bashes that are loaded with Bollywood stars and other performers, demands an exorbitant price. Things are much easier this year, just hang around in the right places and you might get a ticket to Bollywood at a much cheaper rate.
They say that the lady of fortunes smiles on various people in Mumbai. This year your chances are bright in Mumbai & prices are low.
Mumbai is also a very nice place for getting rid of party hangovers. Yes, I am right about it, most of the big hotels and regular hotels throw sunday brunches. Since this time the new year is starting on a lazy sunday, you can grab a bite in these brunches and bid goodbye to the party hangovers with aristocratic ease.
The fourth day after the demonetization, the queues outside the ATM’s of Mumbai were substantially lower. The reason was very simple, people, cab drivers, vegetable vendors; all were well equipped with PayTm and other means of cashless transactions. Unlike New Delhi, Mumbai recovered very rapidly from the jolt of demonetization. What else we can say about the cashless status of Mumbai.
5. Challenge the silence of night and bid good-bye to all your blues in a desert camp at Jodhpur or Jaisalmer
If you are someone who is into this culture of the limitless party, then the New Year eve can bring in a new challenge for you. Yes, the challenge to beat the wilderness and the silence of the night, here I am talking about desert camps. These desert camps are also known as lover’s nest amidst the deserts.
If the party animal in you wants something different, then desert camps of Jodhpur, Jaisalmer and many other places in Rajasthan are calling you. In the wake of demonetization this year, you can join the membership of a club, which was out of your reach in the past. If you find the noise of the city a little too bothering, if you feel suffocated inside all those discs, which are cramped places, smelling of nicotine and alcohol then a desert camp party can be your best resort.
After various rulings of the honorable high court, many happening party zones of big cities have become restricted places. A desert camp is a place that does not follow any clock, the sound of music reverberates in the cities and become noise for many, however, the cool breeze of deserts welcome these sounds all the time. The music becomes shepherds’ songs for the people living at far off places in deserts.
Desert camp new year party is a crazy and path breaking idea.
I would like to share a routine practice of news channels and other media houses. Prior to new year eve, they promote various destinations big time and right after the new year’s eve you can hear all sorts of horrendous stories of overcrowded places.
When you pick something like a desert camp then it is an offbeat choice by all possible standards. It is a kind of out of the box thinking from your part and it is going to pay off in the terms of a quality party with classy companions.
Never forget that your party mates are going to be the first few faces that you are going to see with the first dawn of 2017. Now think about sharing it with some classy and refined people because you are in desert camp.
You are required to buy a desert camp package, which will cover everything, like food, beverages, arrival, departure etc. It is a cashless bubble where you are moving in and in this particular case; you are paying everything in advance so there is a need to worry about a cash crunch.
On a parting note, I would like to share a few words from the Facebook post of one my friend, she is an event manager, she wrote, “it is a currency note that lost its sheen, money in other forms still, holds its value.”
If you wish to realize your craziest new year fantasies, then abide by this sensible wisdom and grab this sweet fruit of demonetization for a crazy syrup of fun and festivity.
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