India, New Year Vacation 2017: With Every New Year, most of us often want to celebrate the New Year with Vacation. Most of us want to forget the previous year problems and go ahead with new resolutions in the New Year. Our article is just a small guidance in the suggestion to enjoy you New Year 2017 with a great start.

Perhaps you can use list, top 10 Holiday Destination in India

1. Goa

Popularly known as "Rome of the East", "Pearl of the Orient" and “konkan in the South”.

Meaning of Goa – there is no meaning of word Goa. East meets West in this sun-soaked state, cheap booze and beach shacks every few meters, easy transportation, easy to get accommodation and lots more.

Best time to visit Goa – It is advised to visit during October to January. Temperature varies from 30°C (86°F) to 25°C (77°F). The coldest season in January

Places to visit in Goa – Almost all of the beaches of Goa are beautiful. Tourists can stay at Colva, Anjuna, Baga and candolim beaches. The best thing in Goa is you can book a 2 wheeler or 4-wheeler and can go from one beach to another in a short time as Goa is well connected.

Languages spoken in Goa – Portuguese, English, Hindi, Marathi and Konkani.

Goa is Special for – Seafood, beaches and Church.


Vagator Beach - Goa

2. Puducherry

Popularly known as "Pondicherry”. It used to be French Colony and names as Puducherry in 2006. It is a Union Territory,

Meaning of Puducherry – In Tamil it means New Town, indeed this Union Territory, is another place where traveling can be another best experience

Best time to visit Puducherry – It is advised to visit during July to February. Temperature varies from 38°C (100.4°F) to 24°C (75.2°F). The coldest season in January.

Places to visit in Puducherry Puducherry is small place, around 162 kms from Chennai. Beaches of Puducherry can be visited. One of the famous places here is the “Aurobindo Yoga Ashram”, a good place for self-reflection. Innumerous restaurants, the steak and wine, just add to the flavor of this French dominated tourist spot in India.

Languages spoken in Puducherry – French, Tamil, English and Hindi.

Puducherry is Special for – Aurobindo Ashram – People from all around the world come to visit here.



3. Andaman and Nicobar islands

Popularly known for Jails, where the British rulers used to send prisoner’s to server “Kaala Paani” (black water) punishment. Andaman is also known for its beautiful and exotic beaches and is primary destination for Honeymoon couples.   

Meaning of Andaman and Nicobar islands – The word Andoman is a Sanskrit word, which means Hanuman. Another word Nicobar was derived from the Italian traveler Niccolo de Conti, who visited this place in 14th Century and called it as “Island of Gold”.

Best time to visit Andaman and Nicobar islands – Tourists visit this place round the year because temperature variation is less here. Temperature varies around 37°C (98.6°F) to 20°C (68°F). The best time to visit here is around November to May. It is advised not to visit this place during rainy season.

Places to visit in Andaman and Nicobar islands It is situated in Bay of Bengal and one of the most beautiful places in India. Once you come here you can visit places like Bharatpur Beach, Cellular Jail, Limestone Caves, Marina Park Aquarium, RadhaNagar Beach, Viper Island, the great nicobar island and many more places. It is also famous for scuba diving and charges for it varies from 3000 to 20000.

Languages spoken in Andaman and Nicobar islands – Hindi, Tamil, Telgu, Malayalam and Nicobarese. 

Andaman and Nicobar islands is Special for – The local inhabitants of this place are known as “Jarwa” tribes, and they don’t interact with people outside their community.

 Andaman & Nicobar Islands

Andaman & Nicobar Islands

4. Ooty

Popularly known as “Queen of Hill Stations”, “crown of Nilgiris”, “Paradise on Earth” and “Honeymoon capital of India”. Nilgiri is the region surrounding the Western Ghats in western Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala. During British times and even today this place is famous for coffee and tea plantations and Blue Mountains. It is 80 kms north of Coimbatore.

Altitude of Ooty - It is situated at an altitude of 2240 meters above the sea level.

Meaning of Ooty – The word ooty means “Blue Mountains” in Tamil, kannada and Malayalam.

Best time to visit Ooty – It is advised to visit Ooty during Oct to June. Temperature varies around 21°C (69.8°F) to 5°C (41°F).

Places to visit OotyWhile visiting Ooty people enjoy the natural view and spend time by staying in resorts near tea garden and hill tops. Still they can visit Rose Garden, Lake Park, Deer Park, Government Museum, Pykara Lake and Emrald Lake.

Languages spoken in Ooty – Kannada, Malayalam and Telgu. 

Ooty is famous for – Tea and Chocolates.




5. Munnar

Popularly known as “Hill station of Kerala”, “The Swiss Alps of India”, “Kashmir of Kerala”. It is in the Western Ghats of Kerala.

Altitude of Munnar - It is situated at an altitude of 1,600 meters above the sea level.

Meaning of Munnar – It is believed that the word munnar means "three rivers" (Mudhirapuzha, Nallathanni and Kundaly). The place Munnar is formed when these three Rivers meet.

Best time to visit Munnar – It is advised to visit here is during June to September. Temperature varies around 25°C (77°F) to 5°C (41°F).

Places to visit Munnar Similar to Ooty, tourists can stay in guesthouse or resorts surrounded by tea gardens. Still they can visit places like Eravikulam National Park, Tea Museum, Anamdi Peak, Mattupetty Dam and Pallivasal.

Languages spoken in Munnar – Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi and English. 

Munnar is famous for – Tea and coffee.



6. Gangtok, Sikkim

Popularly known as “Valley of Flowers”. It is the capital of Hill stations in North India.

Meaning of Gangtok – Hill Top

Situated at an altitude of 5410 feet.  

Best time to visit Gangtok – It is advised to visit during October to June. During winter season, the beauty of this place is enhanced drastically due to presence of fog. Temparature varies from 4°C to 22°C.

Places to visit in Gangtok – Nathura Pass, Tsomgo Lake, Do Drul Chorten, Rumtek Monastery, Tashi view point, kabi Longstok, etc.   

Gangtok is famous for – Mesmerizing view of mountains. Most of the tourists take pics in the traditional dress worn by the people of Sikkim  




7. Jammu and Kashmir

Popularly known as “Paradise on Earth”. It is in northern tip of India.

Meaning of Jammu & Kashmir – Raja Jambulochan was the monarch who ruled over the city and named it as Jambupur. Later it was renamed as Jammu. Kashmir means “desiccated land” and is derived from Sanskrit work. 

Situated at an altitude of 5753meters above the sea level. 

Best time to visit Jammu & Kashmir -  It is advised to visit here is during October to March. Temperature varies around 30°C (86°F) to -2°C (28.4°F).

Places to visit in Jammu & Kashmir It will take minimum of 10 days to vist most beautiful places here. Some of the places which can be advised are Leh, Gulmarg, Srinagar, Jammu, Patnitop, Katra, Poonch and Baramulla .

Languages spoken in Jammu & Kashmir – Ladakhi, Hindi and Urdu. 

Jammu & Kashmir is famous for – It is particularly famous for Mother Vaishnodevi temple in Katra.


Jammu & Kashmir

8. Manali

Popularly known as “Queen of Valleys”. This queen of valleys in Himachal Pradesh in the Beas River Valley.  

Altitude of Manali - It is situated at an altitude of 2,050 meters above the sea level.

Meaning of Manali – The meaning of word “manali” is bird. It also refers to Hawaiian girl name whose meaning is Psychic. Manali city is named after God Manu (The creator of manu scripts). Take a ride on the Manali-Leh highway or visit the choicest little winter destinations nearby. The natural beauty of this place is sure to liven up your spirits as the year ends.

Best time to visit Manali – It is advised to visit here is during October to February. Temperature varies around 26°C (79°F) to -15°C (5°F). If you visit during summers, you can easily escape from the scorching heat waves of North India and in winters you can go there to experience the snowfall.

Places to visit Manali There are many places to be covered while visiting Manali. Some of the places which should not be missed are Solang Valley, Rohtag Pass, Bhrigu lake, Pandoh dam and Hidimba devi Temple. Kullu and Kasol are also places nearby Manali and can be visited.  

Languages spoken in Manali – Pahari and Hindi. 

Manali is famous for – It is the Indian favorite for witnessing snowfalls and skiing. Full of pine trees, fruit orchids and hippies. It is also famous for Vashist Hot Water Springs.



9. Jaipur

Popularly known as “Pink city of India”. It is capital city of Rajasthan and was founded by Maharaja Sawai Jai Singh in 1727.

Altitude of Jaipur - It is situated at an altitude of 431 meters above the sea level.

Meaning of Jaipur – The Hindi word “Jai” means victory and “pur” is usually used to name the places. The city was named after its Maharaja Jai Singh.

Best time to visit Jaipur – It is advised to visit here is during November to February. Temperature varies around 45°C (113°F) to 6°C (42.8°F). If you visit during summers, it’s almost impossible to travel outside. So it is advised to visit Jaipur during winter season.

Places to visit in Jaipur The old city of Jaipur is completely pink. Pink walls, pink homes and pink buildings. Its mesmerizing to walk through the pink city. Other beautiful places are Birla temple, hawa Mahal, Amber fort, Jantar mantar and Nahargarh Fort.

Languages spoken in Jaipur – Hindi. 

Jaipur is famous for – Jaipur is India’s largest manufacturer for hand-knotted rugs.


Amber Palace, Jaipur

10. Agra

Popularly known as “City of Taj”.

Altitude of Agra - It is situated at an altitude of 171 meters above the sea level.

Meaning of Agra – The word “Agra” is a Sanskrit word, which means first or best.

Best time to visit Agra – It is advised to visit here is during November to March. Temperature varies around 34.6°C (94.28°F) to 15.1°C (59.18°F).

Places to visit in Agra Taj mahal is the only name which comes to mind when anyone thinks about Agra. Apart from that Agra fort could be visited. Mathura and Vrindavan is nearby and tourists often visit it.

Languages spoken in Agra – Hindi. 

Agra is famous for – Taj Mahal


Taj Mahal, Agra




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Chetan Sharma is an Indian fact-checker and news writer, writing news for Ayupp since 2014.

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