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Top 10 Party Places
to Celebrate New Year 2022

As the last day of the year is drawing closer it’s time to celebrate that special evening with your family and folks. In case you are already planning an outstation trip to usher the New Year with lot of enthusiasm and excitement we will help you to unravel the most fun destinations to celebrate 2022 in India.

1. Goa – Hit the Beaches and Nightclubs

Goa never disappoints! It always remains a hot favourite among the tourists for any kind of a vacation and more so when it comes to a New Year celebration. Known for its golden beaches, palm groves, delicious sea food and thrilling water sports, it’s the perfect place to relax, unwind and party. The whole of Goa is flooding with pretty lights to welcome Christmas and New Year. The churches are decorated beautifully and it’s an absolute pleasure to the eyes .There are quite a few happening spots in Goa for partying the night away. The beach side parties offer an exciting mix of talented artists coming to perform from all across the country, attractive fireworks that light up the atmosphere, the golden Lanterns that are set out in the sky as you dreamily watch them rise new heights and bonfires and barbeques to keep you and your appetites warm. The music, dancing, eating, drinking and merry making happens throughout the night. Some of the popular party hubs of Goa are Club Cabana, Bollywood club by Tito’s, Hammerzz Nightclub, SinQ Night Club, Hilltop, The Ship Cruise and Morjim Beach. As Goa is high on demand during Christmans – New Year time, It’s advisable to book the tickets in advance if you wish to avoid expensive travelling.

How to Reach: Book your flight directly to Goa International Airport nd from there you can hire cabs to reach your respective destinations within Goa.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Prana Cafe, Eva Cafe, Mojigao Cafe, Literati Bookshop & Cafe , Royal Enfield Garage Cafe , Cantina Bodega, Cafe Chocollati, Carpe Diem , Hideaway, Jaali boutique & Cafe...the list is endless.

2. Manali –Rock n Roll in the Pubs and Cafes

Those who wish to celebrate a chilling New Year’s eve should head for the beautiful, snow-capped Manali. Ensconced in the lap of Kullu Valley, Himachal Pradesh, this place is one of the most popular hill stations in the country. Once you decide to spend your New Year’s Eve there, visiting Old Manali is a must as you will love the romantic vibes and the gypsy feel of the place. Old Manali is dotted with cafes offering delicious goodies. The streets of entire Manali are trimmed with unique lights, the resorts and pubs are rocking throughout the night with music and dance. The place comes alive with large gatherings.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Backstreet Cafe Manali, Cafe Amigos, Meraki, Cafe 1947, Johnson's Cafe , Drifter's Cafe, The Lazy Dog, Casa Bella Vista, Born Free

How to Reach: The nearest airport to Manali is Kullu Manali Airport, at a distance of 50 kms.

3. Wayanad – Visit the Village Resor

Wayanad, or green heaven is fast gaining popularity as being one of the topmost destinations to celebrate New Year in India. Owing to its huge expanse of greens everywhere, wildlife species and spice plantations it’s considered a good way to start the New Year amidst the lap of nature and serenity .Whether you are a party freak or the one to choose a peaceful celebration away from the high voltage gatherings, Wayanad offers you both. One such exotic place we suggest you to celebrate your New Year’s Eve is at the Vythiri Village Resort. To experience village life in its authentic form along with experiencing the lap of luxury simultaneously is something that you will enjoy the most. Whether it is the picturesque nature trails or the ayurvedic spas – Indulge yourself as you step into the New Year. What’s more you can even plan your New year vacation in a way that you can visit beautiful places within wayanad like Kuruva Islands, Soochipara Waterfalls, Edakkal Caves, Banasrua Sagar Dam, Pookode Lake, Lakkidi View Point, Edakkal Caves and the Wildlife Sanctuary.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Cafe Ladder, Cafe Umbrella, Beycho Cafe, CG Ala- The Coffee Grove, Misto – Bakes and Restaurant, Turkish Cafe.

4. McLeodGanj –Enjoy the Bohemian Vibes

Located in the Kangra district of Himachal Pradesh, this famous hill town has an upbeat bohemian vibe to it and therefore the perfect place to usher in the New Year. Besides boasting of several sightseeing places, McLeaodganj is flecked with buzzing cafes, and attractive Tibetan souvenirs and jewellery shops. You will find a quaint little station of Dharamkot which is a mere 3kms away from McLeaodganj, a charming hippy culture. There is no scarcity of interesting party venues thronged with people. O You can choose to go to restaurants playing live band or hosting cultural programs. The revelry becomes infectious when you find people in the street merry making. If you are looking for silent time, you can camp at secluded places or hire cabins along the valley.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Meals In the Mountains: Best Cafés In McLeodGanj · Illiterati Café · Shiva Café · Nick's Italian Kitchen · Moonlight Café · Carpe Diem Café

5. Shimla – Join the Crowds in Town Hall

During Christmas and New Year time, Shimla is busy with tourists as it turns into a hotpot for youngsters. The snow adds a romantic charm to the place especially when you decide to leisurely stroll down the Mall Road on layers of snow. You can also experience the thrill of being so close with snow while skiing. The air of festivity and celebration is so rampant that it is contagious to feel the thrill of the crowds floating around the Town Hall when the first new minute of the New Year arrives. The Tibetan Market is a much sought after place for knick knack shopping especially since you are likely to get some good New Year bargains. Sometimes just going camping or trekking with your folks or enjoying a warm and happy bonfire far from the crowded areas makes for a better celebration.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Indian Coffee House, Baljees, Wake & Bake, Café Sol

How to Reach: Flight bookings are available to the nearest Chandigarh Airport (125kms) From there Shimla can be reached via bus or taxi.

6. Jaipur- Be a Part of The Royalty

The Pink City is bright and festive during New Year and it celebrates the occasion with grandeur. If royalty is your thing then you must stay in one of the palace hotels or royal resorts to usher in the New Year with style. Royal parties are the hall mark for every heritage hotel, with the top most party being thrown in ‘Nahargarh Fort’ and it’s Padao Restaurant. Get prepared to be served like royalty with lip smacking food and beverages in the middle of the stunning view of the fort and spectacular beauty of the surrounding hills. If you just want to let your hair down and dance the night away with good music and booze, then the nightclub ‘Blackout’ is your answer. Another place famous with locals and foreigners is the much happening ‘Citrus Cafe’. This bright and beautiful joint hosts a New Year’s Eve every year with a grand dinner comprising of unlimited drinks and multiple cuisines. Our personal favourite at Travolook is Jaipur Bar Stock Exchange that uniquely operates on the concept of a stock exchange where drinks’ prices change from time to time. It’s absolute fun to be there on the New Year’s Eve.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Mr Nab’sCafe, Nib’s Cafe and Chocolataria, Stepout Cafe, Art Cafe, The Brewberry Cafe, Cafe Bae, Roast the Coffee House, Affetto Cafe.

How to Reach: Book a direct flight to Jaipur International Airport

7. Concerts and Events

Kolkota is a vibrant city that pulsates during the period when it’s time to bid farewell to the passing year. The clubs reverberate with enthusiastic crowds, upbeat music, and nightlong parties to welcome the New Year. One such place is the Park street area which is lavishly decorated with sparkling lights around New Year time and many concerts and events are planned in and around the area. Some cafes and restaurants have live performances by popular artists, and some of them offer free shots every hour to epitomise the party mood. Latest music, yummy fusion food and amazing cocktails are offered by the best hotels and lounges.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Artsy- Coffee & Culture, Calcutta Brew cafe, Blue Mug, Kookie jar, Calcutta 64, Piccadily Square, The Bikers Cafe, The Paris Cafe, Wabi Sabi , The country House.

How to Reach: Cheap flights are available to Kolkota’s Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International Airport.

8 Rann of Kutch – Rann Utsav Awaits You

The Salt dessert of Kutch celebrates the Rann Utsav every time to welcome the New Year. (1st November to 28Th February) attracts large groups of tourists from India and across the globe. It’s a celebration of rural charm and the best time to tent or camp here and be a part of cultural activities whole night long. It would be different experience altogether than going out for regular parties. If you are an adventure freak you need to try out the desert adventure activities.

How to Reach: Bhuj Airport is the nearest at a distance of 70 kms from Kutch. This airport is well connected to cities all over India.

Fun Cafes to Visit: The Bunker’s Cafe, Rustico Cafe & Lounge, The Cold Brew Cafe, Retro Cafe, Chai Kemistri The Turkish Fusion Cafe, Born 88 Cafe, Pink Floyd Cafe, Little Italy Cafe

9. Kasol – Pitch a Tent

Celebrating New Year’s Eve in the serene laps of nature will have its own appeal. Choosing a secluded place and staying in the tent, spending time with your loved ones under the stars with a bonfire is an option to welcome the year quietly. The fresh mountain air together with the abundant beauty of the nature is an idyllic setting for starting your year on a good note.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Stone Garden Cafe, Moondance Kasol Cafe & Bar, Cafe Sunrise, Buddha Place,

How to Reach: Book a flight till Kullu Manali Airport. It is only 30 kms from Kasol. From there you can book a cab till Kasol

10. Pondicherry – Enjoy the Music and Dance

Pondicherry is one of the most energetic places for the New year countdown. Delicious food along with booze and beaches form the vibe of the place. Right from ancient temples and churches, to enticing beaches and exotic French-style buildings to attractive water sports, from vibrant nightlife and some of the world's best bars and nightclubs. Some of the best places for New Year parties in Pondicherry include Atithi TGI Grand, Aroma Gardens Auroville, Seagulls Beach Resort, Crosskeys Restropub.

Fun Cafes to Visit: Bubbles n tea, Hope Cafe, Boston Cafe, Cafe de Flore, Rendezvous Cafe, Villa shanti.

How to Reach: You can make a flight booking directly to Pondicherry airport.

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