Best Cities To Experience Nightlife in India

Places for Nightlife in India

While India is known primarily for its culture, heritage and traditions, the growing urban population have ensured a sharp rise in the nightlife of India as well. While most cities have their unique pubs and microbreweries, they also have incredible night markets, monument sightings and delicious food options to keep you going through the night.


Here is the list of 10 Best Cities To Experience Nightlife in India

1. Gurgaon, Haryana - Millennium City of India - Holidify Explorer Awards 2018 Winner


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Known For : Kingdom Of Dreams | Cyber Hub | Ambience Mall

The sleepy satellite city of Delhi has seen rapid urbanisation over the recent years. This has also made Gurgaon's nightlife evolve with cocktails bars, restaurants with bars, clubs, breweries and lounges to make your nights into an unforgettable and enchanting fun affair. What used to be a dull corporate hub is now changing into a city that has a vibrant nightlife in India. To soothe your nerves and have a gala time, Gurgaon now has several options to uplift your mood.

Best Time : October to March

Read More 39 Gurgaon Attractions

2. Goa - What happens in Goa, Stays in Goa


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Known For : Calangute Beach | Water Sports in Goa | Basilica of Bom Jesus

The tiny state of Goa harbours some of the most exciting nightlife options in the country. Goa after dark awakens with bright neon lights, great music, and unlimited alcohol which makes for the perfect party mood. Goa quite literally has every kind of nightlife imaginable and completely transforms once the sun sets. Be it crazy partying with people from different continents, trying your luck at the casinos, visiting it's various night markets or having a quaint beach-side bonfire-barbeque night, Goa has something for everyone.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 187 Goa Attractions

3. Mumbai, Maharashtra - The City That Never Sleeps


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Known For : Marine drive, Mumbai | Gateway of India | Colaba Causeway

Do not be fooled by the hard-working Mumbaikars whose days are packed abuzz with activities and the hustle and bustle of the crowds. The people of Mumbai know how to unwind, party hard and the nights here are far from being calm. The city that never sleeps witnesses its hard-working residents venture out into the night to take on the town; be it to drown the Monday blues or loosen up on a Saturday night, Mumbaikars know how to party with full power. Regulations curb nightlife in India beyond midnight but you will be amazed to find some daring places thriving till the wee hours of the morning in Mumbai. Even as your night is culminating into day and you crave food or something to kick-start your day, the open streets of Mumbai are sure to have something for you.

Best Time : October to February

Read More 105 Mumbai Attractions

4. New Delhi, NCR - The Monumental City


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Known For : Humayun's Tomb | Hauz Khas Village | Qutub Minar

Some of the most electrifying nights you spend in the capital city are when you decide to say goodbye to your sleep. Yes, we are referring to the time when the moon is high and so are you! The nightlife in Delhi is famous for its crazy alcohol fuelled parties. But the nightlife in India's capital is more than of our imagination filled with the shots of drinks, dance, and DJ. Delhi's night wanderers also indulge in spending the evening in peace at any of Delhi's endless monuments, enjoying its street food and late night drives down Delhi's beautiful winding roads. Just like everything in Delhi, it's nightlife has its unique charm and the only way to capture it is to experience it.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 96 New Delhi Attractions

5. Bangalore, Karnataka - Take it Easy Breezy


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Known For : Bangalore Palace | Cubbon Park | MG Road, Bangalore

The Garden City of India is better known for its nightlife in India rather than its tourist attractions. Bangalore doubles as the central pub housing some of the grooviest party destinations. Being a hub for young IT professionals and a sizeable college-going crowd, Bangalore has stupendous nightlife scene. The city is known for its endless network of breweries each surpassing the other with unique flavours of their beer. Since Bangalore has an early curfew of 1 AM it is recommended to turn in early to nightclubs, pubs and restaurants so that you can enjoy for a bit longer. After Mumbai, Delhi and Goa, Bangalore's will leave you spellbound with its young and vivacious nightlife. From old school beer joints, live karaokes, microbreweries and posh nightclubs, Bangalore has it all!

Best Time : Throughout the year

Read More 94 Bangalore Attractions

6. Hyderabad, Telangana - Music, Beer and Some Cheers


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Known For : Ramoji Film city | Chowmahalla Palace | Hussain Sagar Lake

The vibrant nightlife in India's Nawabi city of Hyderabad consists of amazing nightclubs, posh lounges, numerous bars serving unique cocktails and playing upbeat dance music. Hyderabad is also known for its wide range of indigenous food options such a Nawabi kababs, Hyderabadi biryani and Telangana cuisine. There are not just the popular party hubs in the city; there are also a good range of options if you do not want to be at a party like exploring the heritage of Old Hyderabad and relaxing by the beautiful Necklace Road. Explore the city and destress yourself with these options that guarantee you an exciting, fun night!

Best Time : September to March

Read More 85 Hyderabad Attractions


7. Chandigarh, Punjab - Let's Party Shorty


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Known For : Rose Garden | Rock Garden

Magnificent architecture and starlit crowds, Chandigarh is one of the most happening cities for nightlife in India. While the city is visually stunning in the daylight, the night brings the city to life. Chandigarh is a growing metropolitan hub with its clubs, bars, lounges and food taking over the night. From cheap street food to 5-star restaurants serving fancy drinks, from velvet beer to smoky whiskey, Chandigarh is the city where you can party all night.

Best Time : August to March

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Read More 41 Chandigarh Attractions

8. Pune, Maharashtra - The Young and The Restless


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Known For : Shaniwar Wada | Aga Khan Palace | Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple

Pune is a city of contrasts. It confidently balances between its young, active urban life and its tryst with spirituality and mysticism. It is famous for many educational and corporate hubs, and therefore there is a massive inflow of the young Indian population. And consequently, the student populace has significantly augmented the nightlife of this city. There are more than 100 pubs and nightclubs in Pune and is among the very few cities in India where pubs open till late, sometimes till 4 a.m. Head there over the weekend and enjoy the easy vibes, dance your tensions away and fill your tired body with some delicious food and cocktails.

Best Time : July to March

Read More 78 Pune Attractions

9. Jaipur, Rajasthan - Paint the Pink City


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Known For : Hawa Mahal | Amer Fort | Pink City

There is more to Jaipur than just its history. If you want to party hard, Jaipur has an extensive list of discos and pubs options where you can dance the night away. The city also offers many sophisticated restaurants and hotels that you can visit with your family or your date if you are looking for some solitude. Another spectacular sight in Jaipur at night are the historical monuments which come alive sparkling with hundreds of lights. Whichever way you choose to go, exploring the Jaipur nightlife is an ethereal experience.

Best Time : October to March

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Read More 59 Jaipur Attractions

10. Kolkata, West Bengal - The City of Joy


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Known For : Victoria Memorial | Fort William Kolkata | Belur Math

Once known as the party capital of India, the party spirit of Kolkata took a hit after several political uprisings in 2010. However, it is only for so long that you can put a cap on the nightlife of  Kolkata. Kolkata now hosts a range of artistic bars, old-school restaurants and gorgeous Instagram-able cafes. The city's vibrancy of culture, art and history is so unique to Kolkata that can't be seen anywhere else in India. So let your hair down and paint the town red in this beautiful city of artists and dreamers!

Best Time : October to March

Read More 76 Kolkata Attractions

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The nightlife in India ranges with a wide range of possibilities to celebrate life and unwind from the daily grind. When the sun sets, take your pick and go dancing, visit local night markets, enjoy a quaint dinner by the sea or experience the heritage of India's cities. All in a nights work! Which one suits you best? Let us know in the comments below!


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