You may or may not have heard of India’s new year’s eve celebrations. If you have, great! If you haven’t, you’re missing out. India is one country that takes their new year celebrations very seriously. The people here go all out and make sure that everybody, local or not, is having a fantastic time! There’s something here for every type of visitor too. It doesn’t matter if you want to dress up and head to a big night club, or simply put on your flip flops and party on the beach all night. India has something suited to you! If you want to do something different and exciting for new year, India is always worth a thought. Still not sure what to expect from the new year parties here? Read on to find out a little more…
Dancing All Night
The people here don’t take new year eve's parties lightly. They’ll want to dance and party until the sun comes up! This is why India is the perfect destination for people who want a crazy night that they’ll remember forever. Whether you choose to spend it in a big club or on the beach, everybody will be out until the early hours. Goa is one of the most popular partying destinations. In fact, celebrations here are spread out for days! You also have Bangalore and Mumbai to think about. New Delhi too. If you choose to party in a club, remember that tickets can be pricey, so plan well in advance to avoid disappointment. You’ll be spoiled for choice when you choose where to go! Whatever you decide, make sure you’re ready for the hours of relentless partying that await you!
Drink & Party
It isn’t expensive to drink in India, which is why so many people choose to travel here to celebrate. You’ll be able to drink as much as you like with some great offers and deals. You don’t need to worry about running out of money! The only place you need to be careful is in the capital, Delhi. That being said, you can save a fortune if you stick to beer! There’s no way you won’t get buzzed at an Indian new year’s eve party. Check out our Cocktail Directory to see some of the amazing drinks on offer.
Festivals and Carnivals
As well as the parties, there are festivals and carnivals dotted around all over the place. These festivals and carnivals will include dancing, singing and plenty of laughter. Kerala is a popular place to visit if you want a carnival, and there’s even a beach party in Kochi you can attend. That means if you were unsure of whether to go for a carnival or a beach party, you can have both. The festivals and carnivals in India are always colorful and a truly enlightening experience. Make sure you look at our Party Calendar so you don’t miss out.
Lots of Food Choices
Whether you want to fill up on street food or eat in a restaurant, there are so many food choices. It’s a good idea to fill up before you head to a party all night. Make sure you book in advance if you’d like to visit a restaurant. Eating is essential if you want to last the night!
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The Option to Relax
Partying all night is all well and good, but it isn’t for everyone. Your idea of a fun party could be kicking back and relaxing with a casual drink or two. Maybe even a mocktail instead! You can do this in plenty of regions all over India. You can go somewhere to enjoy natural springs and waterfalls. Then there are mountains and similar beautiful scenery. Places like Munnar and Sikkim can offer you just that. Rather than spending the new year drunk with sore feet, you can enjoy the wonders of nature. If you’re dead set on going to a party but worried about running out of steam, don’t be. There are places you can relax and take a breather before continuing. If you like, you can sit back all night and watch the chaos unfold around you. Perfect for avid people watchers!
A Diverse Mix of People
There’s always a diverse mix of people in India. Whether you’re visiting for these celebrations or not, there are plenty of people to meet. You’ll meet friendly locals, travellers just like you and hippies who love India too much to leave. If you want to gain a new perspective on travel and maybe meet some friends for life, you can’t go wrong. You’ll definitely leave with some inside information on where to visit and what to do, as well as some invaluable general travel tips. Make sure you’re friendly and willing to speak to everyone!
While certain new year’s beach parties can be slightly restrictive, that isn’t the case in India. India allows beach hopping, as the festivities are spread out over many different beaches. It’s up to you whether you’d like to find a favorite beach and stick with it, or try them all! Goa is one of the most popular places for new year celebrations on the beach. Tito’s road is for people who want some familiar looking cafes and bars, along with souvenir stores and tattooists. You should still be able to meet the odd backpacker too. If you want a trippier experience reminiscent of the 60s, then you need to head over to Vagator. Vagator is the place you’ll meet all of the diehard hippies. Not to mention where you’ll listen to trance music until the early hours!
There are alternative events for new year’s eve too - it doesn’t have to be all about the hard partying! You could go and enjoy some quiet self reflection in a place like Puducherry, ready to face whatever the new year holds for you. You could even enjoy watersports and go sightseeing. There really is something for every type of visitor when visiting India at this time of year.
Now you know what to expect, you can start to plan your trip. Will you go somewhere to party all night long, or take some time to yourself to reflect and relax?
This content has originally been written for LiveInStyle
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