It's never a bad option to travel to temples and ritualistic places atleast when in India. Trust me these places are like paradise, hidden to be explored by fellow travelers who also fall to be believers of theism or atleast if they call themselves Agnostics.
That is the category I fall into and so was my plan against all the high-hicked places and party popped up spaces, to let myself feel the peace these places have kept engulfed to shower upon the visitors, for the new year.
So without much delusion I headed straight to the mighty Himalayas to get what can be described as 'aashirwad' ( the Hindi word meaning blessing) from the eternal Vaishnodevi. The place is one kind of a trek. Situated at an astonishing height of 5200 feet above sea level it's a 10 km trek from the base camp. You can also avail the helicopter service
which considerably reduces the trek. The views this trek provides is just magnificent. And to add on the beauty, visiting in the month of December - January also adds on the snow to just make the trip more adorable. You will witness a surge of devotees be it ice cold or desert hot, such is the devotion of people for the pilgrim.