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New Year 2020 - Best Places To Celebrate New Year in India

It feels like we welcomed January 2019 just yesterday and in a blink of the eye, we are halfway through 2019 already. Since we are now accustomed to a year that goes by really fast, it will not be a bad idea to start gearing up for New Year 2020 already. Food, booze, and friends are the usual new year pack, but it is time to explore the terrain and welcome 2020 with open arms. It is time you break free from your mundane little celebrations and be a part of something bigger, a part of a group counting down till the clock strikes 12 and celebrate the beginning of 2020 with zeal and fervour.
 
Enough of procrastinating that new year trip. We have compiled a list of some popular and off-beat destinations for people who are looking for ideas to celebrate the coming year, that is, 2020. It would be wise to start planning and booking in advance since, by the time December approaches, everything is booked already. Here is a list of places you can visit during New Year in India offering a multitude of options, from a private celebration to vibrant parties.

1. Goa

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The spectacular beaches, the dazzling parties, and the sensational crowd bring Goa to our list of places you have to celebrate New Year's at. Here you have an array of vibrant celebrations like hilltop psychedelic parties. DJ nights, pool parties, a typical clubbing night with beats thumping the entire night, lakeside parties with groovy music, and more. With fireworks welcoming the New Year at the coastline, wild dancing, music, and madness, Goa is the most happening place to celebrate New Year's at. 
Places to Visit in Goa for New years: Some of the popular party points in Goa are Titos Bar, Anjuna Beach, Sinq, Kamaki Bar, Grand Hyatt, Café Mambo, Club Love Passion Karma, Curlies, Hill Top, Club Cubana and other happening places in Goa.

2. Delhi

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The heart of India is one of the wildest places to celebrate the New Year in India. Pubs, clubs, hotels are all swaying with music and celebration. Delhi boasts of the most expensive and elite parties in the country. The biggest DJs and singers with the craziest crowd light up the city and welcome the year.
Places to Visit in Delhi for New Years: 7 Degrees Brauhaus, Shiro Hotel Samrat, Over The Top, Pub Nirvana, Revelry at Golf Bar ITC Maurya and Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill and more. Visit the India Gate if you want to get away from the parties!

3. Mumbai

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Hailed for its nightlife, Mumbai is one of the most perfect places to celebrate New Year. the city lights up with festivities and the party animals take over the dance floor. If lounges and discos are not your things then celebrate the new year in Mumbai by spending time at the beach with your loved ones. Booze, food and celebrity performances set Mumbai apart from all other places. 
Places to Visit in Mumbai for New Years: Lotus Cafe JW Marriott, Stax  Hyatt Regency, Amnesia at LIV, Visa On Arrival at Canvas Lounge, Hot Freeze at The Westin, the VVIP Experience at Ghost and other pubs you can visit on New Year's Eve night in Mumbai. Otherwise, you can simply watch the fireworks at Marine Drive 

4. Udaipur

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Aptly called the Venice of East, adorned with palaces and lakes, Udaipur offers you heaven like an experience to celebrate New Year in India. Serene lakes, balmy sun, and pleasant weather make the day perfect and special. The beautiful landscapes and fireworks make your New Year unforgettable.
Places to Visit in Udaipur for New Years: The Counting Clock, Arvana Mall, Brewz Rock Café, Café Clock Town, Café Nirvana, Fern Residency, Gazebo Inn and more.

5. Kolkata

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The City of Joy is a delight to be at on New Year. The city is bejewelled with lights and the atmosphere carries the infectious magic of celebrations. People of all age celebrate the day with zeal and the nightclubs come to life with vibrant music playing all night. From your usual DJ nights to special masquerade nights, Kolkata has it all. 
Places to Visit in Kolkata for New Years: Orchid Garden, The Sonnet, Tantra, Shimmers Lounge, The Underground and more places you can visit in Kolkata on New Years Eve night

6. Mcleodganj

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In the snow-clad city of Mcleod Ganj, the chilly breeze, excellent food, and music will offer you a cosy option to celebrate New Year in India in the best way possible.  Whether it is the shopping alleys, the narrow lanes, the fun parties or the warm cafes, Mcleod Ganj gives you a memorable New Year experience. 
Places to Visit in Mcleodganj for New Years: Peace Cafe, Coffee Talks and Shiva Café and more. If you are looking for something quiet and calm, you can spend the day at one of the Buddhist temples or just camp at Triund. 

7. Bangalore

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The IT hub of India is not famous for just being the Silicon Valley but also house to some wild celebrations. With house parties, stadium concerts, fine restaurants, lush gardens, wonderful climate, and the lounges at MG Road, Bangalore is brimming with New Year madness. You can even go camping and trekking nearby to have a different celebration. 
Places to Visit in Bangalore for New Years: Leela Kempinski, Dugout Rooftop Restaurant, and Sports Bar, F Bar & Kitchen, The Last Party at Sutra The Lalit Ashok are some of the best places to celebrate at. Check out more of amazing places for nightlife in Bangalore you can also visit. 

8. Pondicherry

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Biking in the streets of The Riviera of the East, enjoying the serenity of the beaches or just admiring the French architecture, Pondicherry has something for everybody. The beachside parties, the bonfire, and fireworks at the beaches are some of the famous attractions that draw people to Pondicherry on New Year. You can even enjoy a spectacular performance on the streets.  
Places to Visit in Pondicherry for New Years: Ashok Beach Resort, Oceans Spray, The Promenade, Shenbaga, and Accord and other popular party destinations in Pondicherry. Rock Beach is one of the popular destinations to enjoy concerts and functions. The event is funded by Pondy tourism and here you can see the diverse culture of the place.

9. Gulmarg

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The world-famous ski resort is an extremely popular place where you can spend your New Year in India. People throng to this destination, not for loud, crazy parties but to enjoy the serenity and calmness. Heaven for nature lovers, Gulmarg's hotels, and tourist huts are completely booked during this period. The temperatures may drop to a negative, but tourists find skiing in the snow a perfect way to enjoy the day. 
Places to Visit in Gulmarg for New Years: Gondola Ride, a drive at the Outer Circle Walk or just a party at Heaven Retreat are diverse options to celebrate.

10. Manali

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The snowfall and the fun DJ nights in the hills will surely intoxicate your spirits and send you into a Manali trance for New Year. Exploring the serenity of places like Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Vashisht temple or adventurous activities like parachuting, paragliding, and skating are alternate ways to celebrate your day. You can even go on a road trip to Solang Valley with your loved ones or visit the Rohtang Pass for an exciting adventure. 
Places to Visit in Manali for New Years: Morpheus Valley Resort, Royal Park Resort, The Orchards Green, Sandhya Resort & SPA, Snow Valley Resort, and Quality Inn & Suites are some of the luxurious places to spend the day at.

11.  Jaisalmer

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Treading on the soft sands against the culturally colourful backdrop of Jaisalmer is surely a unique way to spend your New Year in India. One of the best desert destinations in India, Jaisalmer is an off-beat new year destination. December is the most pleasant time to visit Jaisalmer.
Places to Visit in Jaisalmer for New Years: You can undertake a number of activities here like camel safari, camping and dune bashing.

12.  Kasol

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If you do not want to miss out on the party atmosphere of Goa but you are a hill person instead of a beach person, Kasol is the right place for you. With fun hippy parties, energetic crowd, a vibrant atmosphere, starlit sky, camping and bonfire, Kasol beats every other place when it comes to New Year celebrations. 
Places to Visit in Kasol for New Years: Popular destinations and parties include the Shangri La Festival, the Himachal Hills Festival, the Kasol Music Trance Festival, and more. The hills sway to the beats of music and the dazzling DJ Nights light up the place on New Year.

13. Gangtok

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A new year bash at Gangtok is an excellent way to have a wonderful celebration of New Years in India. You can go for snowboarding or skiing in the snow-clad city during the day and at night if you like a quiet, private celebration, stay at one of the homestays in a rural village. For an electrifying celebration, head to the local pubs and bars for the New Year party.
Places to Visit in Gangtok for New Years: Hit the streets that are bustling with life at night and visit some of Gangtok's best places for nightlife to make your New Years a memorable one. 

14. Gokarna

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People looking away from the hustle-bustle of daily life and the crowds of Goa should come to Gokarna for their New Year's. Gokarna also has its share of electrifying parties at its beaches for those who love dance and music. There are all-night rave parties and excellent pubs. Or you can even choose to laze around at a beach with a bunch of friends and beer to have your private celebration.

15. Kerala

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If you are not looking for fancy parties and crazy concerts and just want to spend some time in the laps of nature to welcome the coming year, Kerala will be the right place for you. Though you can always find a party at the various beaches, there is another charm in spending the day in a houseboat to relax in the backwaters of Alleppey or Alappuzha. Go to Varkala for exquisite cuisine and a serene time at the beach. For a night of celebrations, you can head to Holiday Inn, the Crowne Plaza, the Ramada Resort at Cochin, Le Meridien, or the Windsor Castle.

16. Auli

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Auli, the skiing hub of India is one of the most mesmerising places in the country and a great choice to spend your new years. Situated up north towards the Himalayas in Uttarakhand, Auli is nearly paradise on earth packed with shimmering lakes and surreal sceneries. There are plenty of Christmas and New Year packages that would boost your resolutions to a whole new level. Although a freezing zone that is all the more chilled out during winters, Auli opens up to loads of adventures. From skiing to ropeway rides to numerous treks and chairlifts, Auli is the complete New Year’s package.
Places to visit in Auli for New Years: Gurson Bugyal (meadow), Kwani Bugyal, Joshimath, Auli artificial lake, Chenab Lake, Nanda Devi National Park, Chattrakund. The Auli Artificial lake is one of the many top attractions of the place as it is the largest human-made lake in the world! The lake could be your priority if you can withstand Auli’s biting cold!


17. Havelock Islands

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One of the many large islands of the Andaman and Nicobar group of islands, this liberated portion on the Bay of Bengal is a way to the underworld. Renamed as the “Swaraj Island”, the island is packed with top-notch scuba diving and snorkelling adventure sports, to name a few. With the best atmosphere and bearable temperature, the island is bracketed with a series of beaches to fetch you the perfect New Years vibe. The Swaraj Islands ought to be your next New Years scene!

Places to visit in Havelock Island - Radhanagar beach, Vijaynagar beach, Government ferry, Kalpathar beach and Govind beach. Govind beach is known for providing the best snorkelling and scuba diving

18. Ooty

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The lung of Nilgiris district in Tamil Nadu, Ooty is the place to go if you are craving that break from traffic, pollution and noise. Now known as Udagamandalam, the city is immersed in nature and ecological freshness, a wholesome itinerary for your New Years holiday. You could catch up with natural landscapes this New Years, amidst a bunch of lakes, gardens, parks and waterfalls. Ooty has a pack of resorts and hotels you could book for an ultimate New Years experience!

Places to visit in Ooty for New years: Ooty lake, Ooty rose garden, St. Stephen's Church (if you wish to attend the New Years Mass), Needle Rock viewpoint, Doddabetta Peak and Avalanche Lake.

2020 brings another year of hopes and promises and another opportunity to fulfil your resolutions. So, begin the year on a high note with a fantastic way to celebrate the New Year in India.


This post was published by Gauranshi Saran