As avid travellers know well enough, New Year planning begins well before the clock strikes 12 on 31st night. The pursuit of New Year destination at this time of year is hallmarked by scouring through every handy source to make sure your selected destination outdoes all others.
Being pressed for time, we are in an ad hoc frenzy putting together an experience that creates moments that endure and trumps the highlight reel of memories we can look back fondly to. The first part of this quest is finding the perfect setting to usher in the New Year, which like we all know, is often the trickiest.This is especially true when our search is for the most romantic getaways where romance mingles with celebration and love embraces jubilation. There is no room for complacency and second-guessing decisions is a tripwire better avoided.
To make life a bit easier, here are our top picks for the most romantic getaways to celebrate your New Year with your beloved. Either there is a visa-on-arrival facility available for these select locations or they are close to home where you don’t require any passport or visa!
1. Indonesia (Visa On Arrival)
Known as the last paradise, Bali in Indonesia, is a pristine unison of sunny beaches, lush forests, scenic meadows & worldly comforts. It is a special place that stays true to its getaway appeal, yet has all the luxury that we may desire, setting the scene for a beautiful story where romance only thrives.
Bali is a treasure-trove of earthly delights that ranges from arts, transcending dance, sculpture, painting and music, adding all the more charm and romance to your New Year getaway, no matter if you chose to spend it in the embrace of nature or amidst the razzmatazz of a beach party at Kuta Beach.
You may prefer spending your time visiting Pura Luhur Uluwatu, the renowned sea temple, or relish the Dolphin sightings at Lovina. If you are a pair of brave-hearts, then hiking Mount Batur is definitely your thing. Embrace the New Year by taking in sights of the first sunrise from this volcano. Choose your pick, and let romance hit new highs in Bali, Indonesia.
2. Thailand (Visa On Arrival)
When it comes to parties, Thailand knows it the best! Be it a street party or a full moon beach party, from razzle-dazzle to overwhelming fireworks, no other place in Asia can party better than Thailand. For the best in party and glamour, visit Phuket, Pattaya, Bangkok and Koh Phangan. For crazy dancing, colourful fireworks and celebrations galore, Thailand is the best place to be. A romantic ambience envelops the air throughout the celebration. The icing on cake is the Visa on Arrival facility for Indians. So, get your flight tickets to Thailand and go on a party spree! Check out our Thailand honeymoon tour package and go ghoomne!
3. Maldives (Free entry Visa On Arrival for Indian citizens)
If starry nights, on an intimate beach, far away from the cacophony of civilization, with only pure beaches and the Mighty Ocean for company is what romance is to you, then you are definitely in the stunning Maldives. It has a myriad of delectable experiences to choose from, be it breathtaking diving, exciting water sports, scenic excursions, vitalizing spa and wellness.
Recommended places to visit in Maldives include the Bluetribe Moofushi Diving Center, the Alimatha Island in Vaavu Atoll, the Banana Reef or even the National Museum among others. Treasure every moment of love with your partner, be it with a candle light dinner at the beach or swimming among the coral in turquoise waters, or may be walking down the sandy bliss hand in hand, set yourself as your romance quotient hits new highs in Maldives this New Year.
Rajasthan, the land of kings and queens, renowned for its mesmerizing forts, beautiful palaces and enchanting arts and culture, is an idyllic romantic destination that has long been a favourite among the rich and most famous celebrities. The captivating palaces of Jaipur, the lakes of Udaipur and desert forts of Jodhpur, Bikaner & Jaisalmer, it seems as if time has stood still in a mesmerizing, yet strikingly romantic setting.
From the Pink City of Jaipur, to the religious town of Ajmer, to the hill station of Mount Abu, to the caves from Jhalawar District, to the Ranthambore National Park, to the pilgrimage haven of Pushkar, the stage is set for a romantic New Year, where all you need to do is immerse yourself in its splendour.
Picture yourself away from the New Year humdrum, on still waters and palm trees underling the shore, backwaters of Kerala are all this and much more. Call in the New Year with a romantic experience in the lap of mother nature, where the blissful twitter of birds and cold breeze greets you with arms wide open. New Year in Kerala is not only offbeat and romantic, but also discreet and silent hushed by nature’s beauty. Check out our Kerala honeymoon tour package to get free honeymoon freebies.
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Author : Shybu Khan