Best Place to Celebrate New Year in Uttarakhand India(2024)
The festive season is back, and everybody wants to celebrate Christmas & New Year. The weather is getting colder day by day, and we are just a few weeks away from New Year’s eve. At the beginning of the new year, it is believed that something will change in our lives. And to make the new year party 2024 special, traveling with dear ones is a perfect way to begin the year. There are many New Year destinations near Delhi, where you can spend New Year’s Eve with the kids, family & friends that light up your mood in a moment. Some people want to plan their new year's celebration near Delhi in farmhouses, and some want a New year party/celebration in Uttarakhand. They have endless options. But many times choosing the best places to visit in Uttarakhand in New year near Delhi can be the hardest decision for them. We understand your dilemma, and that’s why we suggest some best New Year's vacation ideas that might help you to take the crucial decision for planning a memorable trip at the end of 2023/beginning of 2024. Here are some of the best places to celebrate New year in Uttarakhand -
If you are an adventure seeker and want to start the New Year with adventure and a unique experience then, Rishikesh is for you. Camping near the river with a bonfire makes the party memorable and enjoyable. The next day you can go rafting, trekking, bungee jumping, kayaking, and many other adventurous activities.
Kausani is a calm hill station located in the lap of hills in the Kumaon region of Uttarakhand. It is heaven for those who wanted to escape from restless city life to enjoy New Year's eve in the beautiful surroundings. It is known for its pristine environment, tea farms, fresh air, and the picturesque view of the mighty Himalayan peaks such as Trishul, & Nanda Devi.
Party under the open sky with foot-tapping music & bonfire in the middle of a dense forest, how unusual an experience that would be. Jim Corbett is the best place to experience that kind of unique experience. You can go on a jungle safari, nature walks, and did I mention that you can go for Nainital sightseeing which is just at a 2hr distance?
Auli is popularly known as Ski resort in India. People prefer to spend their Christmas, New Year on this hill station. The place is not famous for its Dj nights and wild parties but it’s for calmness, serenity, nature, and romance. If this is your first New Year with your better half, then you can put it on your bucket list. This clear sky, snow-covered mountains, and tranquil environment would be left an indelible impression on your life.
Nainital the lake district of India, is a place that has some beautiful lakes surrounded by green hills which attract thousands of visitors throughout the year. You can join local parties, cultural gatherings can do weird dance on local music and can taste some delicious food in the mall.
Seeing snowfall in the new year is like a cherry on the cake. Snowfall makes the New Year more delightful and cheerful for everyone. Dhanaulti and Mussoorie are the places that receive decent snowfall in winter. You can enjoy the new year with your friends by pitching camp around the bonfire and if you want to join a small public party then you can find it on the mall road. In case Mussoorie is packed with tourists then you can drive head towards Dhanaulti which is on a 1 hr distance.
This beautiful offbeat destination in the Garhwal region of Uttarakhand is far from the city hustle-bustle. Snow camping, bonfire & Dj party, are some activities that make it a perfect New Year destination. And if you want something more, then you can do adventure activities like flying fox, trekking, rock climbing, etc.
If you want to conclude your year with great excitement and thrill then mark the place, Dehradun. This is the place which is not only famous for the lush green hills, and wonderful culture but it is also for vibrant and wild parties. You can feel the environment of the club, large crowd, foot-tapping music under the open sky. If you are at this place, trust me it will never give you a single chance to miss the city parties.
Chopta is often referred to as the Mini Switzerland of Uttarakhand. Beautiful campsites near the lake or near meadows offer mesmerizing views of the mighty Chaukhamba peak and make it an ideal place for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Trekking up to the highest Shiva temple to Chandrashila or walking from the culturally blessed village to emerald-colored God’s Lake are some nearby places where you can keep yourself busy during the day. If you are lucky, you can witness the dreamy snowfall that turns everything with white snow and makes this place a winter paradise for visitors. Have you tasted Maggi on any wintry hike? If not, then must try.
Munsiyari is one of the offbeat hill stations that offers inner peace and calmness to your mind, body, and soul. It is a perfect destination for couples & family holidays who want to spend quality time without any disturbance. You can privately arrange your New Year Party 2024 in some of the best hotels & resorts in Munsiyari for a memorable time together. You can also stay in any homestay if you want to taste the local cuisine & to know their culture. Apart from the bustling hill stations, Munsiyari peace & vibrance makes your New Year 2024 unique & special.
Lansdowne is yet another excellent place to celebrate new year’s eve in Uttarakhand. This place is known for its calm refreshing environment and also for some adventure activities that make this place ideal for all age groups. Tip-in-Top, Bhulla Tal, St. Mary's Church, Kaleshwar Temple, etc are the places where tourists can visit after the bash.
How to plan & celebrate New Year 2024 in Uttarakhand
I’m quite sure you already picked one of the above mentioned destinations for your New Year celebration. So now it’s the time for execution. Thinking about a trip is quite easy but planning and execution is not. So the very first thing you have to do is decide your budget, number of days, and starting dates.
Basically, there are two ways to plan - any trip.
1. Either take a complete tour package.
2. Or Book hotels and vehicles separately
Complete Tour Package
For New Year's Eve celebrations many hotels, and resorts offer you alluring packages including special amenities and services like DJ nights, gala dinners, etc that are worth what you pay. But the cons of these packages are - it’s quite costly and rigid. In most cases, stag entry is also not allowed. They don’t mention what’s the plan for the day, where to go etc. You can’t waste your holidays just waiting for the night to celebrate… Right? You also have to utilize the free part of the day. So for that - it’s important to check the itinerary first no matter wherever you’re booking from.
I suggest to you - that if the budget is not your concern, book the complete package from a reputable travel company. I’m saying it because the experience of the travel planner can be seen in the itinerary they designed. The way they utilize your time without making the plan hectic comes after years of experience. There are many travel companies that you can approach for your New Year plan. But make sure to check the rates, inclusion, and exclusion of the package.
Book Hotels & Vehicles separately
If your budget is fixed and you don’t want to stretch it then this option might be helpful for you. So what you can do is - book accommodation by yourself and book a vehicle from any Uttarakhand Car Rental company at a decent price. You can also go for a public vehicle if the budget is too low to fit in. But I will suggest keeping a public vehicle as your last option. It is because traveling using public transport takes too much time, and also has a fixed timing, fixed route. You can’t go out for an unplanned drive. You can’t stop your public vehicle for 5-10 min for clicking some snaps for your Insta story. So keep these drawbacks in mind before reaching any conclusion.
If you want a perfect Christmas New Year celebration book hotels as per your budget and hire a car for your trip. You might have to put in some extra effort but in the end, you can save some of your hard-earned money.
Take a look Before Planning
The more days you take, the more you have to pay.
Book your New Year 2024 trip in November or the first week of December.
It’s hard to find free rooms on Christmas & New Year's Eve in popular hill stations.
In general, hotel and resort rates nearly doubled on Christmas & New Year week.