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Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate New Year in India

Updated on : Dec 04, 2023 10:25 AM
Top 10 Best Places to Celebrate New Year in India

We all know that India is known for its diversity and so if you are looking for something different you will find it here, from the north to the south and from the east to the west you will find different cultures and their different types of new year celebrations.

Everybody wants to spend time with their loved ones and decompress from the stress of the year at the beginning of the New Year. Although India is one of the most traditional and culturally focused nations, let me tell you that it also doesn't hold back when it comes to partying and having a fantastic time! 

Let me give you a tour of the "Top 10 Best Places in India to Celebrate New Years' Eve".

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Yes, isn't it obvious? Goa has earned its place on the first. Not only in the new year but for the whole year if you think you want to party in India - Goa is the place that first pops into your head, the tales of the nightlife in Goa are not unknown from any of us. 

So, although in the new years' the whole Goa is partying and you can just go anywhere but where is the main party happening? 

A. Sunburn Festival, Vagator

Here in Goa for the New Year and miss out on Asia's largest music festival? - That's a big NO! Sunburn is an electronic dance music festival that happens every year, the ticket prices of the festival range from 9250 (the general tickets) to 15000 (VIP ones) inclusive taxes and you will find it worth every single penny of yours. Sunburn in Goa happens in a very huge and stunning location in Vagator. Their set up has always been breath-taking and you will witness a line-up of world-class DJs. An add on advantage of going to Sunburn is that even if you are alone while going to Sunburn you won't be when you come out, people from across the globe come here to attend the festival and celebrate their New Year's Eve. If you are interested in this festival, you should not look further and book the tickets to the Sunburn 2023. 

B. Shaktipat Edition 3, Vagator

The word Shaktipat in Hinduism indicates the conferring of spiritual "energy" upon one person by another, hence they claim to give you an astounding time plus a spiritual experience. 

Shaktipat stands out from most of the other places in Goa as it hosts its own exclusive New Year’s party every year called “Goa Gil Nimba.”

If you love trans culture and trance music you should go there with your partner or friends. 

C. Leopard Valley, Palolem

Leopard Valley holds up to 3000 people at a time making them one of the biggest open arena club in India with their breath-taking setup and dreamlike organization you will witness a whole show of lasers, lights, performers, DJ’s and a massive sound system. It is one of the most popular clubs in the city where a lot of foreigners and free-spirited people come for the music, party, dance & drinks.

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Everyone has a different taste and preferences and if you are from the ones who prefer a royal treatment and like to do things in a grandeur way, then Udaipur is the place for you to celebrate your New Year's Eve. "The City of Lakes" is a mesmerizing place to even just for a vacation and if you choose to go for the New Year's then nothing could be better. Instilled with history and culture, in Udaipur, you will find yourself partying in a palace like the royals. 

Every year many exclusive and hotels inclusive parties happen in Udaipur let me tell you about a few that will happen this New Year 2023.

 A. Top New Year Party of Udaipur 2023

The name says it all, it is the "Top New Year Party of Udaipur" and be ready to have a once in a lifetime experience there. Choose to just buy the tickets for the party or choose from their stay packages that include this party ticket. Their party tickets range from 4500rs for the couples to 8000rs for the family and their stay packages start from 10000rs that includes the party tickets and morning breakfast and much more. 

This party is bringing together for the first time in Udaipur three international female and male DJ’s and to make it more happening they are organizing unlimited IMFL drinks & mocktails, veg gala dinner, kids' zone, LED dhol with DJ mashup, dance performances and lots of surprises.

B. Araliayas Resort

If you are the person who doesn't like being the center of attention and enjoys' more seeing others performing then look no further because you have found the exact place for your New Years' Eve, "Araliayas Resort" is offering a new year fiesta with gala events and enthralling moments the endless range of activities are fire juggling, confetti shots, foot-tapping performances, firework show as the clock strikes 12 and many more to keep the guests entertained throughout the night. They even have a kid's section so that the parents can have some alone time, while consequently having the unlimited refreshments, premium drinks and multi cuisines that will keep you stuffed for the whole night.

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Manali is a picturesque hill station in Himachal Pradesh & is 600 km from Delhi. It is well-known for its exquisite landscape and winters make it more beautiful.

Celebrate your New Year's Eve on the high, visit Manali and play in the snow, skiing, cuddle near the fireplace and party hard. Manali is considered the best destination to visit in the winter in India. 

If you have someone special with you then your time is going to be more than fine as the weather is very romantic plus the New Year Eve parties there will make you and your partner fall in love again.

More than finding a specific hotel or club if you happen to meet some hippies there, you should join in with them and have the craziest party of your life. 

Manali is bound to give you the most unusual, natural and exceptional experience on New Years, here are some of the best hotels where you can spend your New Year's Eve in Manali - 

Solang Valley Resort 

Solang Valley Resort is an elegant resort with magnificent views like glacier view & valley view from all its orderly rooms and for the New Year's they are offering a complete bonanza package of 3 days for couples starting from 43,000 Rs including breakfasts, dinners, welcome drinks and chocolates, New Year's Eve DJ night tickets, karaoke night and many more fun activities 

A. Quality Inn & Suites River Country       

The packages here start from 22,555 Rs that include three days a couple stays, good night chocolate daily, cookies platter on arrival, welcome drinks, complimentary usage of the gymnasium and recreation and much more.

B. Royal Park Resort

Royal Park Resort offers many complimentary things along with their super reasonable package designed for the couple of four days and three nights that starts from 18,000 Rs, this package includes morning tea, breakfast, lunch or dinner, half-day sightseeing, surprise gift on departure, fresh fruit basket once during the stay and much more.

C. The Orchards Green

Their couples' three nights four days package starts from 17,000 Rs that includes a lot of fun things like complimentary fruit basket/chocolate box on arrival, use of recreational facilities, special sessions with traditional Gur (fortune Teller), free entry to disco and the New Year special activities bonfire, tombola/ musical chair/ antakshari, musical programs, one minute game & lots of Prizes to be won.

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Mumbai is a hub for all the happening and popular things, it is a city that never sleeps. People here work hard and party harder, so if you are looking to spend your New Year's in Mumbai then you are in for a night full of insane fun. 

The busy streets and the busier pubs will tell you how much Mumbaikars like to party and have a great time. You can experience many different types of celebrations here from partying in the pub to camping on the beach many events will take place on the New Year's in Mumbai some of which are-

A. Mumbai Block Hop

A night full of loud music, dance, booze, beverages, food, and fun people. Loosen up and go all in, to this party that will be happening in The Market Project by PizzaExpress, Kurla

B. Kitty Su Mumbai Presents New Year's Eve 2023

Every year on New Year's Kitty Su Mumbai organizes a whole night of carousing, dance, music and much more and this year they claim it to be bigger and better. Spend your New Year 2023 at Kitty Su Mumbai by blocking your spots before it's too late, click on the link to know more and buy the passes to the event - 

So, these were the “Top 10 places in India to visit on the New Year 2023”, I am sure that you would have found a perfect place to spend your quality time this New Year.

Let me know in the comment section which places from above you have shortlisted to visit this New Year’s and whom would you like to take it over there!

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Like snow and silence? Then Gulmarg is the place for you, Gulmarg is a town, a hill station, and a notified area committee in the Baramulla district of the Indian union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. 

This place meant for introverts and the adventurers to have a peaceful quiet time in this scenic area. This year you can wish to spend your New Year differently, unlike others choose Gulmarg and spend quiet and qualitative time with your loved ones.

The fun activities you can relish here are skiing, gondola ride, trek to Alpather lake, go ice skating at the rink, photography at Ningle Nallah, take a relaxing spa and much more.

A. New Year's Bash at Heevan Retreat

A centrally located 4-star property, consisting of 35 rooms with scenic views from all its windows and balconies providing you with a lot of amenities and activities like fireplace, ski-to-door, horse riding, gondola cable car, Gulmarg golf course, garden, cars for hire, centralized heating, free Wi-Fi and much more.

If you are planning to visit here for the New Year's Eve then get ready to experience contentment and harmony, the view that this place will provide you will guarantee to heal your soul, surrounded with nature and serenity Heevan Retreat is a resort situated in paradise.

B. Spend romantic time in nature

Experience a romantic time with your partner amidst nature, go on a walk at the outer circle walk, enjoy a gondola ride, go skiing, play in the snowfall have a dreamy time with your loved one. Make your New Year romantic and classy you and your partner will fall in love again in the romantic weather and the scenic beauty of Gulmarg. Selecting this over partying will also become cost-efficient and give you more qualitative and alone time with your partner, you can also choose to rent a car and go on a long dreamy drive in the cold weather around the white snow and woods. This decision will keep you away from the crowd and the hush-push of the town, you can eat from any of the local restaurants, restaurant or café located around there. 

The New Year's day can start from early morning breakfast at the hotel where you are staying and then renting a car from the hotel itself and going for skiing, gondola ride and other such activities later on New Year's Eve you can take a romantic stroll around while playing with the snow there, light lanterns, eat at the local place and end your New Year's with a kiss under the starry sky.

Nothing can be better than this to do on New Years' eve, you and your partner can have rejuvenating experience whether you have recently started dating or have been together for years this experience will refresh the love.

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Experience France in India, Puducherry is also known as Pondicherry is a french colonized Union Territory town bounded by the southeastern Tamil Nadu state. Its French legacy is preserved in its French Quarter, with tree-lined streets, mustard-colored colonial villas, and chic boutiques. Similar to Goa Puducherry also offers exciting nightlife, bars, clubs, lounges and cafes where you can endure a laid-back new year. 

It is the best place to go with a large group of friends and experience something different, while everybody will be going to Goa this town just the same as Goa but a bit less crowded and a little less expensive. The young generation can have an entertaining time here, even many tourists come here to spend their New Year's so you should not worry about the crowd as it will be full of amazing fun-spirited personalities, here you will make many friends even if you are going alone.

Here are a few places in Pondicherry where you should visit during the New Year's-

A. Aroma Gardens, Auroville

Situated amidst lush greenery, party with feet in the ground and head under the open sky while the inside of the lavish villas is full of ultra-luxury including swimming pool, delectable cuisines, and fitness zone. Experience a night full of party and enjoyment with fun and happening people in Auroville that are ready to party with you for the whole night.

B. Paradise Beach

While getting the view of the Chunnambar Boathouse, snuggling on the Paradise beach with your close ones, the sparkling golden sand and the shining blue waves are a delight to the eyes. It is one of the most pristine spots in the region and is adorned with trails of palm trees.

There are several activities that you can do here - surfing, boat rides, ferry rides, and much more not only this but you can also head for a quick volleyball match or just laze down on the sands for an entirely different new year celebration. The entry fee ranges from INR 120 per adult and extra INR 20 for the camera, it is exactly located in Manaveli Rd, Chinna Veerampattinam. 

The timings of this place are 9:00 am to 6:00 pm on weekdays and from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm on Sunday.

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A place similar to paradise, situated in the district of Kangra, McLeod Ganj is a suburb of Dharamshala, also known as "Little Lhasa" or "Dhasa" because of its large population of Tibetans.

Known for its best sightseeing spots this place offers you verdurous greenery, chilly mountain breeze during the peak winter season and great cafes and eateries for you to have a gala time in the New Year's Eve. If you are a mountain person, love the hills, the cold weather and you like being surrounded by nature then what else can be better than to party in McLeod Ganj. 

Here are a few of the places where you can visit for the New Year's in McLeod Ganj -

A. New Year party Mcleodganj 2023

Party in the paradise of harmony surrounded by lush green hills, hearing the echo of the crystal-clear splashing waterfalls making everything feel surreal. This party is the festival of music admired by a huge lively crowd in a poised environment they offer you live DJs pumping up the beat, mouth-watering cuisines, drinks & beverages, camping in Dharamkot, cake cutting, snacks, unlimited music, bonfire and personal tents and much more for two days 30 & 31 December 2023. 

B. D's Casa Hotel

Spend your New Year's Eve at a comfortable and sumptuous hotel in Mcleodganj amidst nature and serenity, stay in one of the top hotels and have a lavish time with your friends and family.

D's Casa Hotel is a luxurious boutique hotel in Mcleodganj having 13 rooms with different views like valley view, mountain view and much more. This hotel is situated in the center of many important locations it is a 10-minute walk from the bus stand, 22 km from the airport, 90 km from the railway station and a 5-minute walk to H.H. Dalai Lama Temple. They offer numerous facilities and activities to their guests some of which are daily yoga classes, sightseeing, doctor on call, luxury car, bicycle rental, airport transportation, free breakfast, concierge, free high-speed internet (WiFi) and much more. This hotel has been rated 4.5 stars by the travelers on, and their approximate package cost range from 3800 Rs to 5040 Rs. You can choose to spend your New Year's Eve at the hotel or choose to visit the grooviest parties taking place around you like "New Year celebration at Shiva Cafe", "New Year's Eve at Peace Cafe" and "New Year's party at Coffee Talks." 

C. Best Western Indraprastha Resort and Spa

Feel cuddly, comfortable, peaceful and relaxed this New Year when you choose to stay at Indraprastha Resort. The hotel Best Western Indraprastha Resort and Spa, Mcleodganj claims to provide you with tranquillity, luxury, beauty, and solitude. It is the most exclusive amenity hotel in the town surrounded by bright green forests and instilled with modern infrastructure. They are well known in Himachal Pradesh because of their highest standards in hospitality and service besides providing you with spectacular views and spacious rooms with every room having a balcony for the guests to admire the emerald green forest views. The hotel flaunts a restaurant, bar and lounge, pool, spa and sauna, rooftop terrace, discotheque, private sit-out areas with a glass perspective and much more.

You can either choose to party here on New Year's or go to popular party places in the town.

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Gokarna is a picturesque town situated on the Arabian Sea in the Southwestern Indian, although it is a popular pilgrimage destination for Hindus it is even an excellent place to party as it is a home for many hidden secret beaches.

Yet another stunning coastal place for you to party in the New Year, Gokarna is one of the untouched places by the tourists and many other locals too, you can choose to party here till the wee hours with your close group and have one of the filmy night from the movie "Ayesha" where they sit around the bonfire on the beach and just have fun while singing and playing the guitar or you choose to party at one of the top places there. Candid night or crazy party night whichever your preference is you can get both in Gokarna, Karnataka.  

Let me tell you a few places where you can enjoy the above-mentioned things.

A. The new year at Gokarna Private Beaches 

Spend the whole night at the beach having some candid and natural moments with your partner or your close ones.

What more you can ask for good music, tasty food & flying lanterns all that in the woods with your loved ones. They have a full planned and organized a schedule that goes from Nirvana beach camping, private beaches trek, Vibhooti waterfall, Yana Caves, Mirzan Fort and much more so whether you are an introvert or an extrovert this party is perfect for you. This event starts on 30 December and ends on 2nd January.

B. Gokarna Music Festival 2.0

Music, beach, starry sky, free-spirited people and feet in the sand grab your gears for a fairytale getaway. Gokarna music festival offers you music, camping, trekking, lantern show, and seafood buffet all at tickets starting from 1499rs. Spend the night in tents on the beach with your partner and spend a romantic New Year's Eve with love and lots of things to make memories.

C. Beach New Year Celebration in Gokarna

One more unusual New Year celebration on the beach of Gokarna, this event provides you beach homestay, campfire, beach games, Gokarna market explore, trekking, temple visits, sky lantern, fire sparklers, Shiva cave, explore Kudle beach, Om beach, Gokarna beach and much more.

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The Andaman Islands are an Indian archipelago in the Bay of Bengal. It is a combination of roughly 300 islands altogether they are known for their palm-lined, white-sand beaches, mangroves, tropical rainforests, coral reefs supporting marine life such as sharks and rays make for popular diving and snorkeling sites. The resorts near the beachside throw the ultimate New Year's parties with great music and premium booze. The New Year's Bash tickets would range from ? 3,000 to ? 5,000 per person including a mouth-watering buffet, DJ, signature fireworks at midnight and much more.

Below are some of the popular resorts that you should visit during the New Year’s.

Sea Shell Resort, Neil Island

This beach resort provides you with a magnificent view of greenery and the beach, it has well-appointed rooms with modern amenities and luxuriously designed for the guests. Check out more about them through their official website below- 

A. Summer Sands Resort, Neil 

Summer Sands is a luxury beach resort hotel situated on Neil Island is a paradise on its own. Get your spots now before it is too late, click on their official website to know more and book your package.

B. Pink Fly Lounge, Shompen

This is the only place that is situated in the heart of Port Blair and promises to get your feet moving, every night has a different theme and for the New Year’s a special celebration is organized. Know more here-

C. Nico Bar, Fortune Resort 

One of the most elegant hotels on the island providing many amenities and activities to their guests with amazing views from every room.

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Make your New Year celebration different from everyone else, have the craziest party of your life in the desert with your friends and family. 

Jaisalmer, Rajasthan is a place full of India's heritage and history with extremely artistic and lavish palaces now available for the general public to stay in as a guest. 

Jaisalmer is known as the golden city of India with beautiful dunes and camels this city is simply unmatched from all of the others. 

Choose to stay in a fort or Haveli and spend your New Year's Eve partying in the desert. You can prefer to stay at the Jaisalmer Fort which is the second oldest fort in Rajasthan at one of the Havelis from below- 

A. Salim Singh ki Haveli

Magical and mystical this haveli is a must-visit place, although the topmost stories of this Havelis are ruined it is still a beautiful piece of architecture.

B. Patwon ki Haveli

Constructed in 1800 AD and 1860 AD It is a five-story edifice. This is the largest of its sort and is one of the grandest mansions in Jaisalmer.

C. Nathmal ki Haveli 

Natural Ki Haveli is two identical-looking divisions which are connected by the same facade. The projected balconies are the sheer example of Jeweller’s art utilized to stone carvings.