2023 was nothing short of a rollercoaster ride and if you are one of the people who recently joined the ‘Just Married’ club, then this year is extra special for you, isn’t it? First of all, congratulations for marrying the love of your life and embarking on a new journey of love & eternal bliss. Now that you are here, we know you are wondering how you should celebrate your first New Year with your partner. This celebration holds a lot of importance, especially for the newlyweds and you want it to be every bit as perfect, right? Don’t worry, we have got you covered. From planning a romantic candlelight dinner to a movie marathon, there are myriad ways in which you can celebrate New Year with your partner. But, the best New Year celebration idea is to go for a short trip or getaway to far-off places where you can unwind yourself, revitalize your soul and spend lovey-dovey time with your partner (without any distractions, of course)! Here are 8 awe-inspiringly beautiful places where you can go for a romantic getaway and let love be the canvas where you can paint your romantic dreams.
Top 8 Places For A Romantic Getaway For Newly Weds
Kerala is a haven of nature’s beauty and a romantic destination to explore love. If you are looking for an extraordinary experience in Kerala, a romantic sail on a houseboat on the amber-hued backwaters of Alleppey is what you need. A romantic New Year celebration idea for newlyweds, sailing on a houseboat under the lush green palm trees is a goal. Feel the cool breeze caressing your cheeks and witness the sky change its colour with gushing romance. With a houseboat stay, you can get all the privacy you want amidst the beauty of nature. Couples can spend romantic time together, check local hamlets nearby and dive into scrumptious local food while enjoying the scenic views of Kerala.
Lake Pichola Of Udaipur
If you are looking for a regal experience, then Udaipur is your calling. This city is home to royal attractions where Maharajas and Maharanis dwell which are helmed with glistening lakes, intricately designed architectural marvels, lush vegetation, rich culture and an array of vibrant colours. For a romantic getaway with utmost priority, you can take your soulmate on a romantic boat or shikara ride over the deep blue water of Lake Pichola, Udaipur. Relish mesmerizing views of meticulously designed palaces and luxurious stays and soak all the tranquillity while you sail on the boat. After a romantic boat ride, one can sit on the banks of Lake Pichola and watch the fireworks go off into the vast sky.
Experience romance like never before in the tropical paradise of Andaman. It is rich in history and with adventures, making it an idyllic getaway. Here love can be explored by witnessing turquoise water, golden beaches and mesmerizing sunsets. Away from the chaos, delve into love at the secluded beaches and islands including Neil Island, Ross Island or Baratang Island. You can also indulge yourself in adrenaline-pumping activities or learn about the region’s marine life at the Samudrika Marine Museum. Apart from resplendent beaches, Andaman is also famous for ‘The Island Tourism Festival’ which is held in the first week of January in Port Blair every year. The highlights of the festival include food stalls, handicraft stalls, ‘Floating Restaurants’, folk dance shows, and live band performances by reputed artists. Enough reasons to visit Andaman aren’t they?
Talking about the vistas and tranquillity, how can we forget about the jewel of the north-east, Gangtok? Here you can romanticise the snow-capped hills and towering mountains. This paradisiacal abode is a go—to place for romantic couples. Explore the romantic waterfalls, beguiling lakes, majestic snow-capped peaks, beautiful valleys and plush greenery to nurture your senses. Away from the hustle and bustle of city life, feel calmness and serenity here. Indulge in a romantic getaway with your partner while you gaze at the canopy of stars. You can also be a part of Losar, the Tibetan New Year, which is a three-day long episode of merrymaking with colourful attires, folk music, dance drama, local culinary delights, prayers, chanting, and many lively performances.
Walk in the arid deserts of Kutch for a rejuvenating experience with your love. The pristine white desert of Kutch is a sight to behold. Get all cosy with your love in the comfortable tents over the deserts and witness the white and blue horizons together on New Year’s Eve. If you are looking for an extravagant experience, then be a part of the Rann Utsav of Kutch which takes place from December to February every year in the beautiful desert of Kutch. The festival is a splendid mélange of colours, cuisines, and cultural activities. The white landscapes intertwined with spectacular views are perfect for a romantic getaway on this New Year’s Eve for you and your partner.
How about living in a treehouse, sheer romantic right? Manali, a quaint abode can offer you this beautiful experience. The Himalayan Village resort in Manali has huts and tree houses covered in white snow and surrounded by panoramic views. You can greet the New Year by watching the snow-clad landscapes of Kasol and the thin stream of the Parvati River flowing down the valley. After soaking in the sumptuous beauty of Manali you can also indulge yourself in heart-throbbing parties in the hill town with your partner. Snuggle on the verandah of your treehouse and seal your romantic deal.
A paradisiacal haven of mesmerising beauty, Pondicherry is tucked away from the chaos of city life. A romantic candlelight dinner on the pristine beaches of Pondicherry is the best way to kick-start your new year. Plan a candlelight dinner with your better half on the beach and gaze at the starry sky or walk hand in hand on the cool sands of the Bay of Buddha. The picturesque coastline adds to Pondicherry’s beauty where you can find serenity by the shore. It is also the epitome of cultural diversity, relishing vivid hues, vibrant cultures and scrumptious delicacies while you explore the beauty of this place.
If you and your partner are party animals at heart, then the party capital of India – Goa awaits your arrival. If you two enjoy rocking parties more than private evenings, then you should pay a visit to Goa. What’s better than starting the New Year with a party bash? Go for a romantic stroll on the beach or dance your hearts out as the beaches turn into a majestic abode of fairy lights, rocking parties, acoustical music, dance, booze, laughter and never-ending memories. From camping around a bonfire on the quiet beaches of Goa with your lover to dancing the night away in his arms at a rocking beach party, you can never get enough of this dazzling abode.