New Year in India under 10 km

How about doing something different on the eve of this new year? Fun, passion and memories – all under your budget. From booking taxis online to making previous hotel reservations, we give you a low price for pocket-friendly travel. Plan a trip here new year destinations for less than 10k and welcome 2016 with friends and family.

Van Mumbai:

1. Lonavala A favorite weekend getaway from Mumbai, the hill station of Lonavala is about majestic Western Ghats, scenic spots, adventure sports, rugged hills and some “me time” in the midst of it all. Dotted with beautiful lakes and lush greenery, this pretty hill station is worth a New Year’s Eve trip.

Convert cost price: Round trip (1 day): INR 5,000 for taxi; bus ticket starts from INR 400 (AC/sleeper cab). There are also local trains with AC fares for INR 250-300 and non-AC coaches around INR 50-60.

Accommodation options: There is no dearth of good budget hotels in Lonavala and normally the rate starts from INR 1,200 per night for pocket friendly accommodation options.

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2. Bhandardara A pretty hill station on the banks of the Pravara River, close to Mt. Kalsubai, Bhandardara (5,400 feet) is the highest peak in Sahyadris. About 185 km from Mumbai, this would be your best choice if you want to start your year away from the maddening city life.

Convert cost price: The nearest railway station from Bhandardara is Igatpuri and you can opt for taxis here (INR 800 to INR 1,000). Regular bus transport is about INR 50 from Igatpuri to Bhandardara. A taxi from Mumbai to Bhandardara costs around INR 3500.

Accommodation options: MTDC Resort (Phone: +91-2424-257171), Dormitories, and Yash Resort (+91-2424-257031) are good budget places to stay in the hill town.

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From Delhi 1. Gwalior A beautiful city wrapped with interesting historical stories, Gwalior is also one of the most favorite winter destinations in India. There is not much to explore other than the beautiful Gwalior Fort and Old Town which makes for an interesting walk. Convert cost price: The best way to visit Gwalior from Delhi is to board the Bhopal Shatabdi which departs at 6am and reaches Gwalior at 9.45am (approximately 4 hours journey). The fare is INR 600 for a chair car.

Accommodation Options: Throw all your accommodation worries to the wind as there is a world of budget hotels in Gwalior that promise a comfortable staying experience. Regular rates start at INR 700.

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2. Nainital Like many of India's classic hill stations, Nainital has been criticized for tourists, traffic and commercialization, yet it manages to take your breath away in the uncertain moment. One of the most famous weekend retreats from Delhi, the hill station is the perfect place to sit back, relax and start your year with some snowy memories.
2. Nainital Like many of India’s classic hill stations, Nainital has been criticized for tourists, traffic and commercialization, yet it manages to take your breath away in the uncertain moment. One of the most famous weekend retreats from Delhi, the hill station is the perfect place to sit back, relax and start your year with some snowy memories.

Convert cost price: Buses run from Delhi to Nainital on a regular basis with fares starting at INR 500 (non-AC buses) and there are also trains to Kathgodam. Some famous train options are Ranikhet Express, Uttaranchal Sampark Kranti Express and Anand Vihar-Kathgodam Express. From Kathgodam it is an hour drive with taxis costing INR 1,000.

Accommodation options: Nainital has fairly budget-friendly options, including Alka-the Lake Side Hotel, KMVN Snow View, and Mount n Mist (near Sherwood College).

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3. Amritsar How about starting your new year on a spiritual note? Well, we suggest you take a trip to Amritsar to have one hats experience this year. Don’t miss visiting the Golden Temple, Jallianwala Bagh and tasting the local delicacies.

Convert cost price: Take the Punjab Roadways bus (around INR 300) or you can also opt for various trains between Delhi and Amritsar which have regular commutes. Accommodation options: The city has nice budget accommodation options such as Geostays Platinum, Hotel Blue Moon, Hotel PR Residency and Hotel Sanjog International. The rates for budget properties start at INR 1,500.

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From Chennai 1. Tranquebar About 6 hours from Chennai, a journey to Tranquebar is nothing short of spectacular. Nothing prepares you for the dramatic first sight. You drive through a huge gate into a street full of old buildings. Then the road widens and there in front of you is the blinding blue sea and the fortress.

Convert cost price: The nearest railway station is Mayiladuthurai (40 km from Tranquebar) which is connected to Chennai. The taxi cost is approximately INR 700.

Accommodation options: Tranquebar has limited lodging options, so booking in advance is recommended.


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2. Yercaud

A very affordable hill station, Tiny Yercaud is rich in natural charm. There are coffee plantations and orange groves as you approach and the town itself is comfortably small and pleasantly beautiful.

Convert cost price: Salem is the closest railroad and you can take local buses or private taxis there. The taxi cost is approximately INR 700 to 1,000 from Salem.

Accommodation options: Check out budget hotels in Yercaud and save some cash for shopping and sightseeing.


Van Bengaluru 1. Kodaikanal

Secret mountain trails, mist and mountains, hedges of wild flowers, gardens of roses, tranquil lakes – this pretty hill town is rich in discoveries. Head to Kodai to celebrate a peaceful New Year with your loved ones.

Convert cost price: Take Rajahamsa bus service from Bengaluru which costs around INR 400 per person to Kodaikanal.

Accommodation options: Kodaikanal has beautiful houses that are not too heavy on your wallet, and offer you an unforgettable experience.


2. Wayanad

Wayanad destinations offer an experience of the wilderness with the comforts of a modern holiday. You can trek mountains, bathe under waterfalls, chat with plantation owners who trade coffee, spices, vanilla and listen to legends by the campfire. Wayand tours are an unforgettable experience and a must do for adventure enthusiasts.

Convert cost price: The place is well connected to Bangalore with regular bus and cab services. You can also opt for shared cabins as they become cheaper.

Accommodation options: There are a number of cheap hotels in Wayanad that offer comfortable accommodation and a plethora of services amid lush greenery.


From Kolkata darjeeling Darjeeling is a city made for long walks, which is located on a ridge and descends the hill in a complicated series of interconnected roads. You will see a lot of colonial architecture – English cottages with outdated windows, beautiful school buildings and churches.

Convert cost price: Nearest Railway: New Jalpaiguri (88 km / 4 hours). Taxi costs INR 2,500 to Darjeeling. Toy Train runs daily from New Jalpaiguri to Darjeeling (8-9am). From Kolkata it is an 18 hour drive and can only be done when the night is still. ITDC deluxe and AC buses and ‘Rocket’ buses from Dharmatala in Kolkata take you to Siliguri. From here catch a Trekker (fare INR 150 per person) or a Maruti Van (INR 1500) to Darjeeling.

Accommodation options: Some of the recommended budget options are Planters Club, Hotel Club, Hotel Seven Seventeen, Darjeeling Bellevue Hotel and Raph Khang.


From Ahmedabad 1. Daman and Diu Daman, a place with a vast and turbulent history, has a lot to explore. Right from beautiful sparkling blue beaches to ancient fortresses and groves of exotic and native trees, Diu offers a wide variety of attractions to suit your mood and desires. Convert cost price: Daman is about 290 km from Ahmedabad and is easily accessible by train, buses and taxis. Accommodation options: Pocket-friendly options in Daman include Hotel Marina, Hotel Gurukripa, Hotel Dariya Darshan, and Hotel Shilton.

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Photo from official Festa Diu Facebook page

2. Mount Abu Mount Abu’s reputation as a “honeymooners’ paradise” doesn’t fully detract from the charms of this beautiful hill country. It actually has much more to offer to all types of visitors, especially in winter when the sun is a friendly star during the day and at night you can lovingly drape yourself in wool.

Convert cost price: Ahmedabad is about 220 km and the taxi will charge about INR 2,500. There are private and RSRTC buses between these two cities

Accommodation options: Budget hotels in Mount Abu promise a great staying experience for the guests.


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No more sweat and no more high spending. This is what we have for you! Visit this one new year destinations for less than 10k and welcomed the year with much fervor and joy!

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