Top Indian Destinations To Celebrate New Year 2018 In Budget!

Still confused about where to go this NEW YEAR! Well, shed all your tensions and explore these 3 beautiful Indian locations and that goes totally friendly with your pocket too. Grab the most interesting facts related to New Year celebration in India and have an unforgettable memory in your lifetime.

Here we are discussing the 3 best places in India which you can visit this New Year. You can witness a number of activities over here. We are providing you the details regarding the eating and sleeping options along with the different modes through which you can reach here.

NO.1: Puducherry: (Tamil Nadu)

You can enjoy visiting the beautiful locations of Pondicherry or Puducherry on this New Year. This French capital is one of the budget places to visit on New Year in India and provides enough fodder for a wonderful New Year party 2018. If you are one of those who

Estimated Budget: INR 3,000 – INR 5000 per person

puducherry new yr

Things To Do In New Year:

You can enjoy activities like biking on the beaches, carousing on the rooftop cafes, and more.

You can enjoy the following events in New Year in Pondicherry.  You can check out the following places to celebrate your upcoming New Year bash:

  • Seagulls Sea View Restaurant, Pondicherry: The restaurant is famous for arranging New Year Bash Parties on the Shore.
  • James Court Beach Resort, ECR, Puducherry
  • Nalla Eco Beach Resort, Pondicherry
  • Ashok Beach Resort, Pondicherry
  • Hotel South Avenue, Pondicherry
  • The Promenade Hotel, LB2 Rooftop, Atithi Hotel, and various other options.
  • Wake Up Pondy Tour is perfect to explore the beauty of this place.
  • You can visit Artika Cafe Gallery, Casablanca, and Titanic (Mission Street), French Quarter Architecture, Le Café, La Casita, etc to make your entire trip unforgettable.
What To Eat?

From South Indian delicacies like idly and Dosa to seafood like fried fish, Parota; you will get a huge variety in eatables to satisfy your appetite.

French influence can be seen in the local food. Good French food is available at restaurants around the French part of town.

What To Drink?

Enjoy drinking alcohol to coffee in Pondicherry style. Here you can pick options like Le Club (French Italian Indian Vietnamese), Seagulls, ZUKA, and more.

Where To Sleep?

You can pick from Club Mahindra Puducherry Resorts, Rupantar Guest House, etc.

How To Reach?


There are facilities for the landing of small aircraft like Dornier, Cessna, etc. at the Pondicherry airport.


Pondicherry is well connected from all sides. Chennai is just 160 km away from the city. Ola and Uber cab services are also available.


There are 2 passenger trains running daily to Chennai Egmore Railway station.

NO.2: Kodaikanal: (Tamil Nadu)

You can enjoy stuff like cycling, horse riding, boating in the clear waters of the Kodai Lake, along with the glimpse of trekking to the hills this New Year. Moreover, you can avail all of this on a really low budget! Start your New Year 2018 with some special homemade chocolates, plums, and pears.

kodiakanal new yr

Estimated Budget: INR 4,000 – INR 5,000 per person

Things To Do In New Year:

There are a number of activities which you can enjoy in Kodaikanal to make your New Year Trip more adventurous. You can pick from the following options:

  • Cycling around the lake: You can hire cycles at the lake on an hourly basis.
  • Boating at the Kodai lake
  • Trekking: Kodai offers several trekking spots.
  • Horse Riding: You can rent a horse to take you around the lake.
  • Balloon Shooting: Outside Green Valley View
  • Kodaikanal Yoga Center: Located deep in a magical forest at the heart of an ecological farm.
New Year Events 2018 In Kodaikanal:
  • Camping New year-2018: At Perumpallam Road, Naidupuram, Kodaikanal
  • Gypsy Spot – Camping New Year 2018: At Perumpallam Road, Naidupuram, Kodaikanal
  • New Year Camping: At Perumpallam Road, Naidupuram, Kodaikanal

Lakes: Berijam Lake (most pristine of the three lakes in Kodai), Kodai Lake (for an amazing experience to boat through fog settling on the lake).

Parks: Chettiar Park (beautiful park with many colored flowers and greenery), Bryant Park (perfect to have peace of mind).

Echo Point: Here at the very edge if you scream facing the rising mountains on your right, your voice will echo.

Kurinjiandavar Temple: Located about 4 km from the lake, it is a Lord Muruga temple.

Green Valley View/Suicide Point: It has a more than 5000 ft steep drop from this point.

Guna Caves: Very steep and risky to get in.

Wax Museum: Recently opened wax museum is situated near Green Valley View/Suicide Point.

What To Eat?
S.NO.Restaurants/Café Locations
1Eden Paradise RJ Inn
Paradise Compound, Laws Ghat Road.
2Eden Paradise RJ InnNear Fern Hill Road
3Pastry CornerLocated near bus stand and Astoria Veg Restaurant.
4Rasoi106 Maratha Shopping Complex, Annasalai.
7 road junction
6Pine & PetalsJC Residency,Convent Road,Naidupuram.
7Tibetan Brothers
PT Road
8The Royal TibetPT Road
What To Drink?

There is a shop near the bus stand where you can get some standard Indian whiskey, beer, vodka, etc.

Where To Sleep?
S.NO.Hotels/Resorts Locations
1Jayaraj Hotel5-minute walk right out of the bus station
2Cranberry Residency2 Km from Heart of town or 20 Minutes walking
3Greenlands Youth Hostelnext to Coakers Walk
4Kodai Retreat#55, Edistone Compound, Convent Road
5New Gold Nestabout 3 km away from the lake
6Hotel Spring Valleyabout 1.5 km away from the Lake
7Lilly's Valley Resort1.5 Km from Heart of town or 15 Minutes walking
8Hotel Gurupriya1.5 Km from Heart of town or 15 Minutes walking
How To Reach? 


The closest airports to Kodaikanal are Madurai 120 km, Trichy 150 km, and Coimbatore 175 km.


The nearest railway station is Kodai Road which is located at a distance of 100 km.


Kodaikanal is about 90 km from Dindigul city and there are plenty of buses available from various parts of the state.


You can also pick the road option to reach Kodaikanal.

For the drive from Kodai road, you need to invest approximately 2 hours of time while the drive from Madurai takes approximately 3.5 hours.

NO.3: Gokarna: (Karnataka)

The electrifying parties on the unspoiled beaches of Gokarna are perfect to have fun on this upcoming New Year. Gokarna is a small pilgrimage town situated on the coast in the Karnataka state of India. You have a lot of options to make your New Year special, including visiting different beaches, enjoying the sun with a beer, spending afternoons with dolphins in the water and more.

Goakarna new yr

Estimated Budget: INR 2,000 – INR 4,000 per person

Things To Do In New Year:

You have a number of options to enjoy your vacation in Gokarna. It includes:

  • Visiting the beautiful beaches to the south
  • Do the beach trail trek as this place support five beaches one after the other
  • Try your hand at surfing and swimming
  • Enjoy electrifying parties on the unspoiled beaches of Gokarna
  • Yoga classes and more

Beaches: There are five beaches in Gokarna. These are Gokarna beach, Kudle beach, Om beach, Half-moon beach and Paradise beach. Above all, Kudle and Om beaches are very popular among tourists.

Temples: The other thing which attracts a number of tourists to this place is the beautiful temples over here. It includes: Mahabaleshvara Temple which is one of the largest in town, Maha Ganapati Temple which is made in honor of Lord Ganesha, Shive temple and more.

What To Eat?
  • You will find a handful of local restaurants and dhabas in the town.
  • All the beaches over here have basic accommodation and beach shacks serving food and drink.
  • Namaste cafe which is located in Om beach let you get Mexican, Israeli and Indian food.
  • Shree Shakti Cold Drinks and Restaurant: It is famous for Indian dishes and ice cream, fruit juice, lassies and more.
  • Pai hotel: Popular for Upma, Dosa, Idli, Vada and other south Indian items.
  • Pritish Love Café: About 1 km from Shailendra Temple.
What To Drink?
  • Fresh coconuts are widely available as delicious Lassi.
  • You can also find beer at any of the guesthouse restaurants on Om Beach.
Where To Sleep?
S.NO.Resorts/ HotelsLocations
1Namaste Sanjeevini• Located at Kudle Hilltop, Kudle Beach (Gokarna)
• Located 1.2 kilometers from the Gokarna Mahabaleshwar temple
2Hotel ShivaprasadLocated in middle of the town and at walking distance from the beaches and temples
3Namaste Yoga FarmLocated 3 minutes away from the golden sands of Kudle beach
4Hotel New Prasad Nilay1 km from the main temple
5Gokarna International1 km from the main temple
6Hotel Oma 30-minute walk from the Om beach
7Padmalaxmi Guest HouseNear Gokarna Main Temple
8Near Gokarna Main Templea 10-minute walk from the Om beach
9Kudle Palace Resort,Right at Kudle beach
10Right at Kudle beachRight at Paradise beach
How To Reach?

If you want to visit this beautiful city, then you can rely on the following transportation option:


Gokarna is accessible by rail from Karwar, Ankola, Kumta, Mangalore, and Madgaon. Gokarna Road is the nearest station. Kumta (35 km) and Ankola (20 km) are the busier railway stations.


The Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation operates buses from nearby towns like Karwar, Ankola, and Kumta to Gokarna. From Bangalore, there are daily 1-4 buses available.


The nearest airport is in Goa at Dabolim Airport.

When is the Best Time to Book a New Year’s Eve Flight?

If you are planning to visit India, then you must be aware of the best time to book the flight to your favorite destinations. According to Skyscanner, the best time to buy a New Year’s flight is during the week of October or eleven weeks out.You will get the best price by booking your tickets in advance.



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