2016 is nearing its end. It’s time to bid farewell to all that was good and bad in the year and move on. The beginning of every new year calls for some New Year Resolutions. 2017 promises to be a great year for all kinds of travelers. Several new avenues are opening up at some of the most remote corners of the world which means there are several options to explore. (DO SEE These are the 10 best offbeat places to visit in 2017!) With great technological advances and amazing offers on flights and hotels, there is no room for excuses anymore. It is time to just pack your bags and take off on that long pending vacation in 2017. From conventional tourist spots to offbeat hidden trails, there are a number of places waiting for you to explore. So, this new year, make travel your resolution. Here are some amazing 2017 New year resolutions you can make and keep. It’s the greatest gift you can give yourself! (ALSO SEE Where to go in India on the long weekends of 2017)
Go trekking in the Western Sahyadris
The Western Sahyadris are a UNESCO World Heritage site and abundant in picturesque trekking trails. When the weather is right (mostly monsoon and winter), there is no better experience than a trek to one of the several hillocks here like Sudhagadh, Vikatgarh, Matheran, or Peb. The view from the top is breathtaking to say the least and the whole experience can provide a welcome respite from the daily routine. So, if you are anywhere near the Western Sahyadris, you should make this one of your New Year resolutions. CHECK OUT 5 reasons why you must visit Matheran in Maharashtra!
Take a bike trip to Goa
You may have been to India’s greatest party destination several times but have you taken a bike trip from your city to this popular tourist attraction? The ride to Goa from cities like Mumbai and Pune is simply spectacular and is a must-do for those who like road trips. So, for your next Goa trip, make it your resolution to bike it up. ALSO SEE 5 Bollywood movies that will transport you to Goa instantly!
Take a heritage walk in Mumbai
Mumbai has way more to offer than you can imagine. All you need to do is take a heritage walk here organized by some of the experts who do it on a daily basis. From historical monuments to mesmerizing bylanes, you will be blown away by what you see. CHECK OUT 5 unique tours in Mumbai city that you shouldn’t miss
Explore the Great Living Chola temples in Thanjavur
Located in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu, the Great Living Chola temples include 3 temples which were built in the 11th and 12th century. It’s a great way to experience the rich history of India and its architecture. Make it a new year resolution to visit these temples to feel closer to your roots. NOW SEE Did you know these facts about the Great Living Chola Temples of South India?
Eat a sandwich in the Parvati Valley
For those who follow How I met your Mother you know what I mean by ‘eating a sandwich’. If you were to try it at least once in your lifetime, then the Parvati Valley is THE place to do it. Be wary of your company and you are sure to have a ball. Not to mention the beautiful mountain views, pleasant weather and trekking trails will make your trip totally worth it. DO SEE Backpacking in India: 5 cheapest places to stay in Himachal Pradesh
Take a wildlife safari at Kaziranga National Park
Kaziranga National Park in Assam is perhaps India’s finest parks and a delight for wildlife enthusiasts. Home to the great Indian one-horned rhinoceros, the Kaziranga National Park has also been visited by the Royal couple Kate and William on their recent trip to India. It will be cool to make a resolution to visit this park in 2017 to witness Indian wildlife in all its glory. CHECK OUT 10-day itinerary to explore the best holiday destinations in northeast India
Camp under the stars in Jaisalmer
Jaisalmer in rajasthan is located in the great Indian Thar desert and is home to a magnificent living fort. However, it’s the nearby sand dunes that make it charming to travelers. A one-hour drive will take you to Khuri where you can take a camel ride to the middle of the desert and witness a majestic sunset followed by a night under the stars. Make a resolution try it in 2017 before it gets way too crowded. DO SEE Honeymoon in Jaisalmer: Your offbeat romantic getaway in Rajasthan
Volunteer in Uttarakhand
Uttarakhand provides a number of opportunities to work with locals and kids as volunteers. The state is often affected by floods and is always looking for help. While you volunteer, you can take in the culture of this wonderful north Indian state and also enjoy its splendid views and lovely weather. What better way to travel than to give something back to the world! CHECK OUT 15 photos of Uttarakhand that prove it is the most scenic state in India!
Take a gastronomy tour in Kolkata
Kolkata is famous for its lip-smacking street food and delicious desserts. If you haven’t been to The City of Joy yet, you can make it a resolution to take a gastronomy tour of this vibrant city known to one of India’s cultural delights. DO SEE 5 Best street food joints in Kolkata for the ultimate foodies
Spot tigers at Bandhavgarh National Park
India is fortunate to be home to the majestic Royal Bengal tiger and Bandhavgarh National Park is one of the best places to witness this beast in his raw wild form. The feeling of watching a tiger as it takes a stroll in its natural home is unparalleled. Not only will it teach you to respect nature and wildlife, it will also make you fall in love with it. Make it a new year resolution to visit this park in 2017 and come back a better person. NOW SEE 10 best places to spot tigers in India
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