Every year people wait for that one time of the year which if full of fun and eventful nights. That time of the year is none but New Year. The clock is ticking, and the New Year is around the corner. Do you have any plans of travel this New Year? If you yet haven’t planned yet, you need to get ready with a plan because it may get too late for your tickets and bookings.
New Year celebration is the time to take new resolutions and learn from the past. If you want to be rejuvenated by such thoughts, you can visit a few places in India. We bring you a list Of 17 best places in India to celebrate new year. You can visit these places not just with friends but also visit these places with your partner, family or even go on a solo trip. Read on and know about them.
Top 17 Places For New Year Celebration In India
There is not a single person who is not willing to visit Goa. It is a popular holiday destination not only for the people in India but even for the people coming from different parts of the world. During New Year, the city gets more vibrant and eventful with events happening in every corner of the city. Sunburn Festival is what you need to look forward to as a part of your New Year celebration in Goa which starts from the 27th of December. It is attended by people from all parts and makes for one of the most memorable events in the country. More than that, you can try different sea food and cuisines that you don’t get to try otherwise. It is always a great idea to visit Goa with friends.
If you are planning to go on a family trip, you can go to Manali, a beauty that resides in the lap of Himachal Pradesh. The city will be covered in snow and the festivity begins right from the Christmas Eve. When you are there for Christmas, it makes sense to stay for a few more days and spend your New Year celebration there. With a lot of adventure activities that one can try, New Year will be one of the most memorable days of your life.
If you are in Delhi NCR or nearby places and are planning to visit the capital for some cheap shopping and sight-seeing during New Year, you must also add Udaipur to the list of places you should visit. Known for its palaces, forts, rich culture, and heritage together with lavish dishes that you can try, your New year celebration will be at its peak in this city. Sit beside the lakes during the daytime and enjoy royalty during night at palace resorts. This new year, do what the Royals do, eat, enjoy and repeat! In the end, celebrate your New Year the Maharaja style!!
Another city in Rajasthan that should be on your bucket list is Jaisalmer, also known as the “Golden City”. When you are there, make a visit to Sonar Quila which is a UNESCO world heritage site. You will witness how royal Jaisalmer is when you are there. Try Palace on Wheels for a grand experience of the Royal hospitality. It will be on the expensive side but for a New Year celebration, the expenditure is worth it. Also, you get to see the Thar Desert of India, which we recommend you visiting at night.
5. Andaman and Nicobar Islands
One of the best destinations for your New Year celebration with friends, partner or even family is Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The hub of beaches and parties all through the nights during New Year will make your holiday a worthwhile one. The calm and beautiful beaches organize New Year parties for the travelers during the evening. Be a part of the grand New Year celebration here and experience one of the best New Year celebration of your life.
A city that is an amalgamation of street life as well as luxurious lifestyle, Mumbai, offers you a lot not just during New Year but otherwise too. During New Year, the city’s party scene gets heightened with glitz and glamor around. Known for beaches, historical places and shopping destination, the city has so much for families, honeymooners and even friends travelling for exclusive fun during the New Year.
Do you love to spend your time in silence than in the noise? Gokarna in Karnataka is the place you must visit, as it is also called the quieter form of Goa. The silence of this place is apt if you are looking for some time off the hustle and bustle of your city life and want to celebrate your New Year in peace. The best part about enjoying your New Year celebration here is that you don’t have to have a huge budget. Doesn’t this make the place worthy of visiting in itself? The accommodations here are reasonable and the food is delicious too. You will love the beaches and the peace it has to offer you.
Although an IT Hub, Bangalore is a place to be if you want food and fun at the same place. Being spacious, the city hosts parties at large lawns, open spaces and places that are attractive. Although crowded by people from every part of the country, you won’t feel populated. On your bucket list, you must add parties at Leela Kempinski, F Bar and Kitchen, and the grand party known as “The Last Party at Sutra hosted by the Hotel Lalit.
Delhi is the capital of the country, and how can it not be on the list of places that one must visit to celebrate their New Year to the fullest. From songs, lights, parties, and decorations, there’s too much to see and too much to experience in the Capital City, Delhi. There are some of the most elite parties once can experience at the exclusive night clubs, or visit the famous India Gate, where people flock during the New Year. And how can anyone forget about the food? Delhi, arguably, has the best food to offer, with so many cuisines and so many fusions of different cuisines, the city will not cease to surprise you. Delhi is indeed one of the best places in India to celebrate your New Year.
An old city that has unique way of carrying travelers from one place to another. Kolkata is popular for sweets and delicacies especially its Biryani and Mishti Doi. If you want to enjoy scrumptious food and shop for cheap too, you must visit Kolkata. Of course, how can you forget the New Year celebration? Visit Tantra, Shimmers Lounge, Orchid Garden and Tantra. The New Year parties here are just mind blowing.
North East is known for its beauty and Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim is one of the most visited of all the places in the region. Known as the North-eastern Star, you will fall in love with the roadside cheap liquor that you can find in almost every store. Try Skiing and snowboarding for adding fun to the list. Ensure that you stay in some good hotels such as Sterling Gangtok or The Grand Silk Route. You need some cozy bed by your side after playing in the snow of the city.
A wonderful location amidst Nature that brings out the best in you is Pondicherry. It is one of the best places in India to celebrate new year. Beaches as well as late night parties will ensure that you have blast during your stay here. Due to the French influence, you will love the European style of New Year celebrations. Additionally, people from across the globe flock Pondicherry to celebrate their New Year. Places you need to visit for New Year are Anandha Inn, Auroma Gardens, Auroville, Soiree and the list continues more. You can enjoy your New Year with friends, family, or even your partner in Pondicherry. Plus, the liquor in here are very cheap… there’s always an added advantage.
13. McLeod Ganj
If you are planning to herd to the northern part of India for New Year celebration, you can visit McLeod Ganj, it is one of the most talked about hill stations. Known for its rustic party culture and New Year bashes, one can’t miss out going there. Artists and travelers from all over the country and also a few from other countries go to McLeod Ganj for some youthful celebration. The unconventional parties at Shiva Café, Peace Café and Coffee Talks will take you back to your college days.
14. Rann of Kutch
A very unconventional place that not many are aware of is Rann of Kutch, Gujarat. Enjoy Rann Utsav in the heaven of White Salt Desert and have a blast. Some of the highlights of New Year here are live dance performance and rides on the camels.
This is one of our personal favorite as beauty always wins over anything else. The city’s silence can cast a spell on anyone. Moreover, sight-seeing and trekking can add to the adventure if you have on your mind. For some, just sitting by the hilltop and admiring the beauty will be enough. Such a blissful experience it will be! If you don’t want loud music but peace, Ooty it is! One of the best places for new year celebration in India with your close ones.
Are you willing to dive into adventure activities this New Year? Auli welcomes you with open hands. Being a hill station, it is covered in snow during winter. Skiing will top your adrenaline during this season of celebration. The amalgamation of adventure activities with New Year celebrations in the evening can just be deadly. This is a place where you can visit with friends as well as family, especially if you are an adventurous at heart.
Kodaikanal is known for being one of the best honeymoon destinations, people like to flock to this city for New Year celebrations too. Enjoy sightseeing activities and hopping at different cafes there. Don’t forget to enjoy your new year at Kodai Resort Hotel as well as Villa Retreat. There can’t be anything better than this. The views your get of Kerala from some of the spots are sights for the sore eyes.
You now have a list of best places in India to celebrate new year. There are other places too that you can travel to celebrate your New Year, however, these are the most popular ones and make for a great New Year destination. The budget can be kept anywhere between Rs 5000 to Rs 10000 for a typical two days trip to any of these places, if you have had made your bookings earlier in time. Which one of the seventeen places have you will or have shortlisted for your upcoming New Year celebration?