Get your family and friends together and see India decorated up for New Year with amazing fireworks, parties, cruises and much more on the New Year’s Eve in India.

During New Years’ Eve, there are a plethora of destinations that one can visit to enjoy the feel and vibe of the country. There are various places where you can kick-start the New Year in a very grand way. You can either travel to less explored places or visit the famous New Year getaways for the party. Many places serve as a perfect holiday destination during this time. India is one of the beautiful places to visit during the end of December to ring in the New Year.

If you have any plans, ensure to book in advance and check availability to enjoy the best of India’s New Year’s Eve party and celebrations, since spaces are mostly limited.

1. Goa

Goa is a perfect beachside destination for New Year’s Eve celebration where you can enjoy night long parties and live music. It attracts loads of youngsters during this time to enjoy regular parties with firecrackers and cheap beers. Jazzy songs and dance are performed on the sandy beaches with the crowd going wild to the music. A Greek style party is held in Kamaki Bar and intimate parties are held in the Anjuna Beach. Poolside parties are also held in various places like Grand Hyatt, Tito’s Club, and Sinq.

2. Bangalore

Bangalore is popular for the large gardens, huge malls, lush green surroundings, and various other party places. The moderate climate of the place is an added advantage during the New Year which attracts a lot of people to this city. It has rocking crowds and live DJs too. The Last Party at Sutra, the party at Dugout Rooftop Restaurant and the New Year bash organized at Leela Kempinski are some of the popular ones.

3. Mumbai

Mumbai is popular for being the city that never sleeps. It is the perfect place for all the party animals. New Year is celebrated here with great enthusiasm and with great ardor. Whether it’s a beach party or a house party, one can enjoy with sparkling lights and crackers. Marine Drive is the best place to spend some time with your friends sipping a drink. New Year’s Eve celebrations at Lotus Café, Visa on Arrival at Canvas Lounge, The VVIP Experience at Ghost are famous for offering an unforgettable experience and fun.

4. Delhi

Delhi is a great place for the party freaks with drinks, dance, song, lights at private lounges as well as at exclusive nightclubs. Best DJs and best headbanging parties are held in Delhi. Even the India Gate is decorated gorgeously during the New Year. Some of the most popular parties held in Delhi are New Year’s Eve at 7 Degrees Brauhaus, New Year’s Bash at Over the Top, 3 days New Year Festival at Shiro and many others.

5. Kolkata

Kolkata has some of the most happening crowd in India. It is celebrated with utmost zeal and foot-tapping music in the city. The nightclubs host various New Year parties. The entire Park Street and various parts of the city is decorated beautifully with lights. Various shows and fairs are held during this time of the year. The most popular bashes are held in Orchid Garden, The Sonnet, Tantra, Shimmer’s Lounge and The Underground.

6. Pondicherry

During the New Year’s Eve, various beach parties are held in Pondicherry. Most of the parties are held here in the complete French style. Bonfires and firecrackers are organized on the beaches itself. Celebrations are done on the streets and it makes some of the most memorable moments. Some of the popular New Year events are organized in Soirée, Auroville, Aroma Gardens, Seagulls beach, etc.

7. Gulmarg

If you wish to enjoy a snowy celebration, you should definitely visit Gulmarg. Although you cannot find crazy parties or loud music over here, you can surely enjoy some skiing with your friends in the lap of nature. You can enjoy the Gondola ride, a New Year’s Bash at Heaven Retreat or a walk at the Outer Circle Walk. It is a heaven for nature lovers as well as for people who love snow.

8. Kerala

Do you want to enjoy the New Year’s Eve amidst the lush backwaters on a comfortable cruise? Kerala is the right choice where you can enjoy your New Year in the backwaters. It has some of the most worth cravings for water bodies set amidst all the natural beauty. Here one can enjoy the beach parties as well as enjoy some personal time in the houseboats too. Several New Year’s Eve parties are thrown in various places like Ramada Resort in Cochin, Le Meridian, Windsor Castle, Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn and in other places.

9. Manali

It is a great option to ring in the New Year with your friends or family. This snowy city offers private celebration with your beloved, friends or family at special parties. Solang Valley or Kufri are great options for road trips during this time with beautiful pictures on the roads filled up with snow. One can celebrate New Year in Rohtang Pass, Solang valley or attend the bash in Morpheus Valley Resort.

10. Mcleodganj

At Mcleodganj, you can celebrate the New Year’s Eve amidst the snow-covered Himalayas. The New Year celebrations give you an enthralling experience with chilly winds and musical performances in many places. People can enjoy their drinks and can also have a gala time in the little cafes where various foreigners play guitars. The Shiva Café, Coffee Talks, and Peace Café are the best options during this time.

11. Jaipur

Jaipur offers you to enjoy the regal charm and dive into the local heritage by witnessing the cultural performances during the New Year. You can spend time in Chowki Dhani and relish various Rajasthani cuisine. New Year bashes are thrown in various pubs in Jaipur. Even royal resorts like the ITC organizes various New Year festivities.

12. Kasauli

This destination is filled with hipsters during this time of the year. Being filled with youngsters and hypnotic party scenes in various parts of this hill station, Kasauli remains addictive for New Year Celebrations. Maddening parties and camping activities are very popular in this part of the country during New Year.

13. Gokarna


It is a much quieter place as compared to that of Goa. Gokarna is a great place to spend your New Year’s Eve. If you love enchanting beaches and peaceful and calm ambiance, you should definitely visit this place. A peaceful session of Yoga and Meditation is also held here in the beaches on the New Year’s Eve. Welcoming a new year in that manner will enlighten and enliven you. Apart from being a Hindu pilgrimage centre, it is a great place for the beach parties.

14. Rann of Kutch

This white sand desert organizes the most popular Rann Utsav. This is one of the major attraction for the people visiting during this time of the year. The colourful ethnicity of Gujarat is highlighted in a grand way. Moreover, the stunning desert will be decorated beautifully and colourfully during this time. Various cultural programmes, hot air ballooning and camping activities makes the place lively and entertaining.

15. Gangtok

This popular tourist destination looks stunning as it will be covered with snow during the New Year. Snowboarding and skiing are the most popular activities during this time. Happening parties take place in the clubs and pubs to welcome the New Year. Imagine spending your New Year at a height of 5410 feet with beautiful surroundings. You can also try Monastery hopping or trek to the Kanchenjunga.

16. Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The beach parties in these islands are some of the most happening ones in India. It will be an ideal spot with peace and serenity. Water activities and outdoor activities are very common and are a bit overpriced even. Crazy parties on Yachts are also very common along with the ones done in resorts and beaches. Due to its high popularity, it is always better to reserve early. You can wander on the Radhanagar Beach or relax on the Jolly Buoy Islands.

17. Lakshadweep

It is one of the most desired New Year destinations to celebrate with your family and friends. The serene beaches and the beach parties are the major attractions here. You can even visit the Minicoy islands or enjoy some water sports in the Agatti Islands. Amindivi Islands is also a great option for culture and markets. You can try fish watching at the Marine Museum. Scuba diving or the snorkeling is a great adventure to begin your New Year with.

18. Kasol

If you love to party all throughout the night, you should think about reserving your seats for some late night music parties organized at the village of Kasol. From hippies to trekking, it is all done in a very grand way in this paradise of Himachal Pradesh. You can enjoy various parties around the mountains, enjoy trout fishing, river rafting and trekking on the New Year’s Eve. At Tosh, you can enjoy witnessing the hippie culture during this time.

19. Udaipur

Popularly referred to as City of Lakes, Udaipur offers a lot of entertainment on the occasion of New Year. It has an effortless beauty with its palaces, forts, and temples. The City Palace, The Pichola Lake, and the Ship Gram are some of the major attractions. You can enjoy the boat ride at the Pichola Lake, go for palace hopping, watch the Haldighatti caves and witness the cars at the vintage car museum during the New Year’s Eve.

20. Kodaikanal

Kodaikanal is a very beautiful place in South India where you can celebrate your New Year’s Eve. The coffee plantations, Hills and the natural beauty of the place attract many tourists to the place. One can visit the Kodai Lake, the Coakers Walk, the Silent Valley and the Silver Cascade Falls during the New Year’s Eve. Apart from visiting the attractions, you can also enjoy the serenity of the place by attending various bonfires and parties held in different places.

21. Coorg

Apart from being popular for the tea and coffee plantations, it is also popular for the New Year bashes and the celebrations. It is referred to as India’s Scotland and so celebrating your new year amidst mesmerizing backdrop creates everlasting memories. One can taste some authentic Kosava cuisine, visit the Abbey Falls or the Namdroling Monastery during this time.

22. Jaisalmer

This Golden City offers a wide range of activity during New Year. Camel safari amidst the clear skies offers one of the best memories on first day of the year 2019. Camping, exploring the sand dunes and the palaces, tasting some Rajasthani cuisine and the viewing the stars of the Milky Way will definitely make your New Year very special.

23. Varkala

Varkala is a very heavenly place to welcome your New Year. Delicious foods, lakes and fisheries and the calm beaches will give you a heavenly experience of New Year. One can climb the Anjengo fort, enjoy the mouthwatering Swedish Cuisine at the Abba Restaurant or can even explore the coconut groves in Ponnumthurthu during the New Year’s Eve. The parties and the celebrations all around Varkala will make your New Year even more special.

24. Alappuzha

Lagoons, backwaters, coconut palms and beaches make it a perfect combination and the perfect reason for you to visit this place during New Year. One can relax in the backwaters by hiring boathouses, dive into the beach, enjoy a race or a boat ride or relax in the getaway Alappuzha. The Vembanad Lakes, Mullakkal Temple, and the Krishnampurma palace are some of the attractions during New Year.

25. Shillong

Parting at India’s rock capital is truly a marvelous experience. One can put a tent on the sprawling meadows, trail on the David Scott, see the spread eagle Falls, visit the Sacred Forest, and explore the Umaim Lake, Elephant Falls, Ward’s Lake, and other popular places while enjoying their New Year’s Eve party at Shillong. It is the best place to celebrate New Year with your beloved, family and friends.

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