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India is a fabulous destination to welcome the brand New Year with bliss and fun. From the most happening party paradises to very serene locales for more relaxed celebrations and amazing adventure-filled places, and more, there’s an Indian destination that’s just right for you to ring in the New Year the way you wish!! That’s the beauty of India which is sure to give you wonderful memories and precious moments to last a lifetime.

When there is so much to explore in this incredible country, why don’t you celebrate this New Year’s Eve in India to give a grand start to the brand New Year 2023?

We’ve picked some of the Best Places To Celebrate New Year In India. Have a glimpse!



Goa, a city brimming with lively beach parties, nightclubs, live music, rocking DJ’s, shacks, cafes, and restaurants, happens to be a fantastic place to enjoy a grand and electrifying New Year bash.

A spectacular view of Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panjim decorated and illuminated during the Christmas and New Year season.

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The charismatic vibes and the crazy crowds are enough to set the celebratory mood. A moonlight cruise over River Mandovi or unwinding at the beaches with refreshing cocktails or watching the fireworks display on the beachside are great ways to celebrate New Year’s Eve in Goa.


Fort Kochi

New Year’s Eve at Fort Kochi in the state of Kerala is quite an experience that you must not miss. People of Fort Kochi in the Cochin city ring in the New Year with the Cochin Carnival and burning the effigy of Pappanhi, or an old man at the stroke of midnight on New Year’s eve.

Traditional Kathakali dance on New Year carnival in Fort Kochi (Cochin), Kerala, India.

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With vibrant light, music, dance, cultural shows, fairs, and amazing fireworks, indulging in the fiery festive spirit amid huge crowds, bid farewell to the past year and welcome New Year 2023 at Cochin Carnival.



Go on a trip to Auli to add a dash of adventure to your New Year celebrations.

Aerial shot of Auli lake and houses, Auli, Chamoli district Uttarakhand, India.

A fairly-tale landscape with white mountains and lush meadows and full of apple orchards, oak trees, and pine forests, Auli in Uttarakhand cast a magical spell on everyone that comes here. The place offers the perfect setting to indulge in a plethora of winter sports, among them Skiing is the most popular activity here. Be ready for the thrilling trekking and skiing adventure through the Himalayan snow at Auli.



How about giving a little French touch to your New Year celebrations? Pondicherry/Puducherry is yet another most recommended New Year destination in India.

Streets of Pondicherry

This beautiful coastal town exudes a unique French colonial charm with a mix of different cultures and comes alive with thrilling beachside parties and electrifying concerts during New Year’s eve. Besides being a party destination, Pondicherry/Puducherry has some serene ashrams and tranquil beaches where you can welcome the New Year with peace and silence.



To experience the grandest New Year celebrations, head to the most dynamic cities of IndiaBangalore in the state of Karnataka.

A scenic view of Bangalore city during new year.

The city is packed with lush green parks, pubs, luxurious escapes, cafes, and entertainment centers, where you can spend most of your night partying, gorging on food, and enjoying drinks on the New Year’s eve. Besides parties and celebrations, you can spend quality time shopping and dining with your loved ones at the famous malls and restaurants in the city.


A spectacular view of Marina Beach at Chennai from light house.

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Chennai is yet another wonderful place to welcome 2023 with great fervor and celebration. From pubs and luxury resorts to beach parties, there is something for every party hopper’s to ignite your celebratory mood. Chennai’s Marina Beach is the most iconic spot to celebrate the New Year with the perfect enthusiasm and complete fervor.



Looking for a serene setting amid nature to spend the New Year’s eve in the company of your family and friends? Then head to Varkala in the state of Kerala.

Varkala beach during night

Drenched in spellbinding natural beauty, Varkala is picturesque, calm, and serene and is blessed with tranquil beaches lined with palm trees and enclosed by red cliffs. Relax and unwind by the sound of crashing waves, gorge on delicious cuisine in the many cafes available here and enjoy the most peaceful and soul soothing New Year’s eve like never before at Varkala in the state of Kerala.



If you wish to begin your New Year in a peaceful and pretty place, Kasol in Himachal Pradesh is the place to be.

Camping site on the beautiful landscape of Himalayan mountains.

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The awesome rave parties and eclectic atmosphere amidst mind-blowing nature makes Kasol one of the best New Year destinations in India. Trekking through the breathtaking landscapes and camping under the star-lit sky are the best ways to greet the coming New Year in Kasol.



The Gateway of India and boats as seen from the Mumbai Harbour in Mumbai, India

Visit Mumbai in the state of Maharashtra to party all night and to enjoy an unforgettable New Year’s Eve. The festive spirit is apparent with the entire ‘city of dreams’ wearing lights and decorations, and spectacular fireworks above the city. From beach get-together to hotel party and fine dining, Mumbai provides you ample opportunities for experiencing the best New Year celebration.



Kick start your New Year by indulging in some thrilling adventure sports like skiing, snowboarding, and trekking at Gulmarg.

Gandola Cable car in Gulmarg, Jammu and Kashmir, India

This marvelous scenic place in Jammu and Kashmir is a paradise for snow lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The fun of enjoying a bonfire amidst freezing cool weather just doubles the fun of New Year’s merriment. Do not miss the chance to experience the famous gondola cable ride at Gulmarg.



Live in the houseboat in the gleaming backwaters of Alleppey in the state of Kerala and celebrate this New Year lavishly and luxuriously with your family and loved ones.

Houseboats sailing on the backwaters of Alleppey early morning

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The Houseboat Cruise in Alleppey is extremely enjoyable with soothing views and lush greenery that take you away from the hustle and bustle of the mainland this New Year’s eve. This backwater destination has some amazing beaches, beautiful temples and a wide variety of resorts which make it an ideal place to explore.



Udaipur in the state of Rajasthan is a gorgeous place to celebrate New Year’s eve with a slight touch of royalty, irresistible architecture, and delectable Rajasthani cuisines.

The Lake Palace initially called 'Jagniwas' was built between 1743-46 as winter palace by King Jagat Singh II (62nd successor of Mewar royal dynasty) located in Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

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The ‘City of Lakes’, not only make you fall in love with its rich heritage but also its stunning beauty and vibrant cafes. The colorful fireworks and amazing New Year parties in Udaipur make the atmosphere lively and happening.


Andaman and Nicobar Islands

Andaman and Nicobar Islands is astonishingly appealing and attractive to spend a joyful New Year’s eve in ultimate peace and serenity.

Cruise ship at sea with scenic view of Andaman islands and seascape.

The natural scenic beauty of this island is mesmerizing and transports you to a magical world of coral reefs, turquoise beaches, and picturesque sceneries. You can find here several luxurious resorts to pamper yourself on New Year’s eve. The exhilarating adventure activities like scuba diving, snorkeling, and many more make your New Year thrilling and an unforgettable one.



Woman doing meditation in red costume on the stone near the ocean in Gokarna, Karnataka, India

Bid adieu to the old year and welcome the new at the most soul-soothing and peaceful beach location, Gokarna. With stunning beaches with pin-drop silence and utter satisfaction, you can spend a very peaceful New Year’s eve in Gokarna in the state of Karnataka. The place also caters to the interest of party lovers where they can enjoy pub dance, new brews, or visit the beautiful beaches for the New Year parties.

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New Delhi

A magnificent view of India Gate in New Delhi.

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New Year celebrations in New Delhi are truly exhilarating with parties, lights, dance, music, and fireworks. India’s capital city has a variety of pubs and nightclubs and host elite New Year parties where you can celebrate New Year’s eve in a special and memorable way. The grand fireworks above the famous India Gate in New Delhi is a sight to behold.

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And there you have it, the Best Places To Celebrate New Year In India. Just grab your bag and head straight to one of these stupendous places in India for a fantabulous New Year celebration.

May the coming year bring you countless opportunities to travel around the world and make every moment memorable!

Happy New Year & Best Wishes for 2023!!!

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