New Year is the time to ring out the past and ring in the true. You maybe a bachelor or a married family man, New Year’s Eve is the time to have fun and create some wonderful memories. If you are in South Asia this New Year’s Eve, then here are top 5 places that should be in your bucket list.
Incredible India never fails to amaze her fans. India is one of the favorite places for travelers from across the globe. If you are planning to spend this New Year’s Eve in India, visit Goa to catch all the fun. With beaches and palm trees straight out of a movie scene, Goa is the ultimate place to party with your friends and family. Goa has cheap booze and beach shacks every few meters in offering, making it the ultimate party destination. Goa has a wide variety of biodiversity as well. There are plenty of hotels with yummy food in and around Goa, so accommodation won’t be a problem. Learn more about New Years Eve in India.
Pokhara is one of the most famous places among tourists during New Year. Pokhara is a beautiful place with natural scenic beauty. A sizeable population of the crowd can be seen during New Year’s Eve. Entire Pokhara is decorated with lights and flowers, and the tourists can feel the natural cool of New Year in Pokhara. Local masses sing carols and plenty of food stalls are arranged all around the place. The celebrations are continued till the wee hours of the morning.
Comprising of a chain of mesmerizing islands located on the Indian Ocean, Maldives has become one of the most visited tourist destinations among the tourists of the world. New Year’s Eve in Maldives is celebrated with much flare and show which include musicians, drummers, singers and dancers. People visiting the area, party all through the night and local night clubs and pubs. The Gala Dinner Party hosted at Constance Halaveli Resort is one of the must visit events in whole of Maldives. The food is prepared by internationally famous guests on the beach, so the guests can enjoy the food under the sky full of stars.
Colombo, Sri Lanka
The capital city of Sri Lanka celebrates New Year’s Eve with a lot of glory and shows. The dinner dance organized at the Great Ballroom of Hilton Colombo is one of the must visit events in whole of the capital city. Entry tickets are priced at Rs. 22,500 per person. The celebration will have Sri Lanka’s lead entertainer Sunil Perera along with his band Gypsies. The dinner will also have unlimited food and some other international performances as well. Learn full story of New Years Eve in Colombo.
While most of the world celebrated New Year’s Eve on 31st of December, the Kingdom of Bhutan celebrates their New Year according to the lunar calendar. Losar, the festival of New Year falls between February and March according to the lunar calendar. The festivities during Losar last for about two weeks. Losar is the time of the year, when all the communities come together to celebrate. Food plays a major role in the celebrations. The origin of this festival can be traced back to 1637, when the Punakha Dzong was being built by Shabdrung Ngawang Namgyal. People from all over Bhutan came with food and the tradition still continues today, with a variety of food in offering.
As Hal Borland once correctly said, a year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on with all that experience can instill in us. So pack your bags and create some wonderful memories in South Asia.