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December 31, 2016: Welcoming the new year as clock strikes 12, with the people we love the most, may look a old one to some, but it has always been an amazing way to start a year. And if you have an itchy feet, then you are certainly looking for amazing places to go to this New Year! Scroll down! We have come up with top 10 places where you can plan a getaway with your family and friends!

  1. Goa

Goa is definitely one of the most happening party destinations in India and at New Year it’s something special. Be it watching the sunrise at Club Cabana or partying at the beach of Morjim, Goa has everything that attracts the youngsters. There is cheap booze, casinos, clubs and exotic beaches to celebrate the New Year. The firecrackers, booze and the music make the young crowd go wild while dancing at the beaches in the night.


  1. Bengaluru

The Silicon Valley of India, Bengaluru, offers open spaces, huge malls and party places for celebrating New Year. The moderate climate is just icing on the cake. The youth dancing to the tunes of the live DJs is the usual site at all the New Year bashes. If you want to welcome relaxing with your loved ones, you can visit High Ultra Lounge or the Humming Tree. For all the party animals there are a number of options like Holiday Inn’s New Year Bash or the DJ Parade at Sheraton.

  1. Mumbai

The city that never sleeps would not disappoint on New Year Eve. Dance all night is the mantra in Mumbai. One of the biggest New Year party is hosted by the hotel, The Lalit. If you are a foodie, Imagica is the place for you. Apart from these, one can always enjoy New Year’s Eve with their friends relaxing at the Marine Drive.

  1. Delhi

With some of the most expensive and elite parties, Delhi is the hub of part freaks at New Year’s Eve. Drinks, music and fireworks, everything you need is here. People dance to the tunes of the best DJs in the country. Hard Rock café has organized a masquerade with this year and is giving unlimited starters and booze. Other options are Faridkot live at CP or the Bollywood dance party at Smaash. Well, if you want to enjoy any of these bashes, you need to book in advance as they are jam packed this time.

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  1. Kolkata

Kolkata is one of the most elite cities in the country. But at New Year the city gets all raunchy. The night clubs are filled with people who can’t stop tapping their feet. This year, Sunny Leone is all set to perform at a gala event in the city. The event is named ‘Rush hour with Sunny’. You can enjoy the New Year’s Eve calmly watching the waves at Mandarmani or can enjoy the Belta Forest Safari.

  1. Pondicherry

The main attraction in Pondicherry is its beachside parties. Firecrackers and bonfire at the beach with friends is a perfect way to bid farewell to 2016. But there are also many private parties organized by Ashok Beach Resort, Ocean’s Spray, The Promenade, etc. You can also visit Paradise beach.

  1. Gulmarg

Gulmarg is a winter wonderland during New Year. If you want to spend New Year close to nature, Gulmarg is the perfect place for you. It does not have loud and crazy parties, but this doesn’t mean there is any adventure. You can enjoy skiing in the Gulmarg ski resort. Also, Gulmarg has the world’s highest golf course. This place is heaven for people who enjoy the serene beauty of nature.

  1. Mcleodganj

Mcleodganj is a small town in Himachal Pradesh. The place is enthralling on New Year’s Eve. There are no wild crazy parties, but if you are looking for a place to spend your new year in a beautiful, calm place, Mcleodganj has plenty of romantic cafés where can you have great food while listening to music.

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  1. Kerala

God’s own country, Kerala, is an ideal destination for nature as well as party lovers. If you are looking for good food and music, you can attend the New Year Countdown at Le Meridien or Vivanta by Taj. But you have to book in advance to party in these lavish hotels. For all the nature lovers Kerala has places like Alappuzha, Munnar and much more.

10. Manali

A family celebration at Manali would be a perfect way to welcome New Year. For all the party enthusiasts, there are parties organized by hotels. You can also enjoy adventure sports in Manali.

by Diksha Arya of NewsGram. Twitter: @diksha_arya53


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