Planning a vacation during Christmas and New Year’s is sure to burn a hole in the pocket, especially if you plan to travel to popular tourist places. while we agree Goa, Shimla, Manali among others are great vacation spots to visit this winter, we can’t deny that these places are more expensive during the cold season. Goa is flocked by tourists from all over the world coz of its parties and music fests like Sunburn and Supersonic. those who love snow rush to Manali and Shimla. As more people head to these places, the rates for keep, food and travel automatically hike. If you don’t want to spend a bomb for your Christmas and New Year’s, you must find a cheap vacation destination. And well, you have landed at the right spot! check out this list which gives 5 cheap vacation destinations in India for Christmas and New Year’s.
Gokarna is a small tourist town frequented not only by Indian tourists but also a lot of Europeans and Russians. it’s several beaches like Gokarna beach, Om beach, Kudle beach, half moon beach and Paradise beach, all of which are quite tranquil. Gokarna also has some religious attractions like the Mahabaleshwar Temple, maha Ganapathi Temple, Uma Maheshwara Temple, Bhadrakali Temple and several more. so but visiting beaches, one may see the temples here. a good way to begin a new year, eh? and all this at really low costs!
Shillong in Meghalaya is blessed with mesmerizing waterfalls, crystal clear skies and attractive mountain views. as it receives heavy rainfall, the greenery around can leave you spellbound. It’s a paradise for nature lovers and photographers. Shillong has varied places to go to and one can indulge in a lot of adventure activities too. this pretty as a picture place is good for those on a shoestring budget and seeking for a cold place to go to for new Year’s!
Touted as the French Riviera of the East, Pondicherry, now known as Puducherry is situated on the East Coast of India, 135 kms south of Chennai. One isn’t expected to do much at Pondicherry as it’s one of the best places to sit back and relax. Auroville is a prime attraction here, a township designed with the purpose of human unity. There are many other places to see too, in Pondicherry. As for the beaches, they’re serene and fewer crowded. Pondi also has many options to treat your palette, and at reasonable rates too!
Kodaikanal is one of the most popular hill stations in Tamil Nadu. situated at 7,200 feet above sea level, it is often noted as the ‘Princess of Hill Stations.’ Scenic attractions are in abundance in Kodaikanal however there are many other places of interests too. One can also go trekking, cycling, balloon shooting, horse riding, boating and try different adventurous activities in Kodaikanal.
Tarkarli is a village in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. it’s situated only 60 kilometres from Goa, the party capital of India. known for its pristine sand beaches, Tarkarli is gorgeous and yet easy on the pocket. One may avail home-stays here, where they provide home-cooked food, that is too good to be missed. The sea-food at Tarkarli can leave you licking your fingers long after you’re done eating. Good food, beaches and pocket-friendly, isn’t that the best way to ring in New Year’s?
Hope you have a pocket-friendly Christmas and New Year’s! If you know more such places, do let us know!