There are only a few days left that we are going to welcome the year 2018. To all the travellers who want to explore new destinations in the coming year; here is a list which will help you to plan your next vacation. This list includes destinations with natural beauty, beach locations, adventure spots and a lot more.

1. Tawang

Located: Arunachal Pradesh

Sites to visit: Ugyenling monastery, Tawang monastery, Sela pass, Bap Teng Kang waterfall, Madhuri Lake, Tso Lake, Gorichen Peak, Tawang war memorial, Jaswant Garh and many others.

Tawang is a high-altitude town located 10,000 ft. above mean sea level. You can find many monasteries in this place. If you are visiting during December or January, you will be enjoying moderate to heavy snowfall. It is the best place to leave behind your stress and enjoy a pleasing vacation.

The nearest airport is in Tezpur, which is 319 km away from Tawang. The nearest international airport is in Guwahati. The nearest major city is Itanagar (capital of Arunachal Pradesh), which is 440 km away. Nearest railway station is in Nagarlagun.

Best time to visit: Winter season (October to January)

2. Kabini

Located: Karnataka

Sites to visit:  Nagarhole national park, Kabini River, Kabini dam, Kutta and others

Kabini is a small place with the picturesque environment and wildlife wealth. You can spot a lot of animals and birds in the surrounding forests.

If you love adventure activities, you can trek to Kutta, enjoying boating and other activities. You can find many picnic spots here.

The nearest airport is in Bangalore, which is 250 km away. You can hire cab, bus, or train from Bangalore to Kabini. The nearest railway station is in Mysore, which is just 10 km away from Kabini.

Best time to visit: Summer season (March to May)

3. Agra

Located: Uttar Pradesh

Sites to visit: Taj Mahal, Agra Red Fort, Fatehpur Sikhri, Jama Masjid, Keetham lake, Mariam tomb, Hewitt park, Ram Bagh, Mehtab Bagh and others.

Agra is a heritage site with lots of interesting monuments. The best of all is Taj Mahal, a world wonder. Apart from this, you can find numerous historic spots for sightseeing and exploration. Marble items and silver items are found in for souvenir shopping. You can find a few temples and mosques in Agra too.

The nearest international airport is in Delhi. You can drive or hire buses from Delhi to Agra. There is a railway route from Delhi to Agra, which is served by semi-fast trains.

Best time to visit: Winter season (October to March)

4. Alappuzha

Located: Kerala

Sites to visit: backwaters, lagoons, canals, Alappuzha beach, Sri Krishna temple, Krishnapuram Palace, Athunkal, St. Andrew’s Basilica, Mullakkal temple, ChampakulamValiaPalli and many others.

Alappuzha is known as the Venice of East has the iconic backwaters of Kerala. The houseboat ride on the backwaters is the most romantic activity that you can enjoy in the state. You can also enjoy Mullackalchirap, a festival if you are visiting in December. Apart from these, you can find various spots for sightseeing like temples, churches, beaches and others.

The nearest airport is in Cochin, which is just 75 km away from the city. You can hire buses or cabs to reach Alappuzha. The city is a year-round attraction.

Best time to visit: Throughout the year

5. Cherrapunji

Located: Meghalaya

Sites to visit:  living root bridge, KremPhyllut, Mawlynnong, KremMawsmai caves, Nohkalikai waterfalls, Mawsmai falls, Eco Park, Dainthlen waterfalls, Nongsawlia, viewpoints, Thangkharang Park, Wakaba falls, Nokrek national park and many others.

Cherrapunji is the wettest place on Earth. It receives rainfall throughout the year. This makes the place more aesthetically pleasing. You can find many natural attractions here. The climate will be mildly mist-filled with mild shower. The place has many interesting and unique attractions like living root bridge and others. You can find many waterfalls here.

The nearest airport is in Guwahati. It is 181 km away from Cherrapunji. From airport, you can hire taxis to the city. The nearest railway station is also located in Guwahati. It is 180 km away from the city. Guwahati is well connected with other parts of the country through government and private buses too. People also hire taxis from Shillong or other parts of Assam to Cherrapunji.

Best time to visit: Winter season (November – February)

6. Manali

Located: Himachal Pradesh

Sites to visit: Solang valley, Great Himalayan national park, Bhrigu Lake, Rohtang pass, temples, dams and viewpoints. You can find many interesting places little away from Manali.

Manali is a white winter fairytale spot. Encapsulated in mountains, this place is a natural paradise. It is very famous for snowfall and snow-related tourist activities. If you are visiting in winter (September to February), you can enjoy snowfall and snow activities. This is also the right time for honeymooners. If you are visiting in summer (March to June), you can enjoy the natural beauty of flowers, green valleys, lakes and others.

The nearest airport is located in Bhutar, which is 50 km away from Manali. You can find many flights from New Delhi to Bhutar, every day. If you are looking for road transportation, you can reach Manali from Delhi and Chandigarh through bus and taxis. The nearest railway station is in Una, which is 250 km away from Manali. Rail transportation is not the best way to reach Manali.

Best time to visit: September to June

7. Daman

Located: Gujarat

Sites to visit: Daman museum, Deveka beach, Chakratirith beach, Daman fort, lighthouse and others.

Daman is a quiet beach location. One can relax and enjoy the natural attractions here. Beach here has a few water-based activities. Common activities here are swimming, sunbathing and picnic. If you want to enjoy sightseeing, there are a few monuments and museums in the city. You can find interesting souvenirs for shopping here.

Daman is the union territory with a domestic airport, which is served by airports in Baroda and Mumbai. Mumbai has the nearest international airport, which is 170 km away from Daman. You can find many private and government buses from surrounding cities to Daman. The nearest railway station is in Vapi, which is 12 km away from Daman.

Best time to visit: Summer season (March to May)

8. Dras

Located: Jammu and Kashmir

Sites to visit: Manman top, Gomchan valley, Dongchik, Nongoor Masjid, Draupadikund, Minamarg, Matayen, Bhimbet stone, Laser La glacier, Chorkiat forest, Mushku valley, Brigade war gallery and many others.

This is a trekking paradise for adventure lovers. The very popular one is the three-days trekking trip to the Suru Valley. This route is famous for the flower-filled meadows that will be in bloom during the summer season. People also trek to Amarnath cave as a part of pilgrimage. There are two-day trips and shorter trips for beginners. This is a very cold place and the climate is very dry. Snowfall occurs from December to April and almost all adventure activities will be stopped during this season.

The nearest airport to Dras is in Srinagar, which is 103 km away. You can hire cab from the airport to reach Dras.

Best time to visit: Summer season (June to August)

9. Lakshadweep Islands

Located: Arabian Sea

Sites to visit: Kavaratti, Bangaram Atoll, Minicoy, Kalpeni island, Kadmat, Marine museum, Amindivi islands and many others

Lakshadweep is a collection of 36 different islands, which is exotic and rare in many features. Apart from the glorious natural beauty, the place is famous for water sports like scuba diving, boating, surfing and so on. The beauty of the land attracts many honeymooners too. The sapphire water, white beach, coconut palms and mesmerizing climate makes this place a wonderful vacation spot.

If you are looking for a relaxing beach time, Lakshadweep is the best place.

The nearest airport is in Cochin and from there you can hire a flight to Agatti airport, which is served only by Cochin.

Best time to visit: Anytime other than monsoon season (October to May)

10. Horsley Hills

Located: Andhra Pradesh

Sites to visit: wind rocks, view points, Mallamma temple, zoo, Gangotri Lake, 16th-century Chennakesava temple and many others

Horsely hills’ first attraction is its exotic vegetation and wildlife. You can find 133 bird species and many interesting fauna here. You can find eucalyptus, orchids and many other types of plantations here. This is the most predominant hill station in Andhra Pradesh. The temperature can go as high as 30 degrees during the peak summer.

The nearest airport is in Bangalore. The hill is located 144 km away from Bangalore. Bangalore airport is well connected with other cities in the country. From Bangalore, you can hire trains to Madanapalle railway station, which is just 27 km away. If you are travelling from any other state, you can board a train to Tirupati railway station, which is just 128 km. Buses from different parts of Andhra Pradesh travel to Horsley hill bus station.

Best time to visit: Summer season (March to May)