Best Places to Celebrate New Year in India

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New Year is undoubtedly one of the biggest celebrations that take place globally, and this enchanting time of the year is almost here! The excitement and thrill of welcoming the new year will slowly consume us for the next several days. Some of you would have already made plans to celebrate this occasion, while others may be stuck on a list of innumerable choices and not be able to pick any. We are here to help you. We have curated a list of the top five places to welcome 2023 in style!

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This picturesque town nestled in the Western Ghats is a brilliant place to celebrate the New Year. Be it family-friendly events or clubs with DJs, Ooty has it all. You could spend the day amidst the captivating natural landscape or attend glitzy parties with the crowds ready to count down in unison to the new year. There is no shortage of opportunities, making Ooty one of the best places to celebrate New Year in India.


Featuring pleasant weather and an array of nightclubs, Bangalore is one of the liveliest, happening places to celebrate the New Year. With parks, shopping centres and plenty of event venues for live entertainment, you can never get bored. The city has so much to offer, and New Year’s is one of the times you feel the pulse of the Bangalore crowd. Welcome the new year by having a blast with friends and family in this stunning city.

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Symphony Resorts - waves lapping on a beach in Pondy


Pondicherry, popularly known as Pondy, has gorgeous beaches, resorts and pubs. You could welcome the Near Year at a beach party while enjoying the discounted alcoholic beverages. From aesthetically pleasing houses to thriving flora, Pondy is incredibly pleasing to the eye. Several notable parties take place on New Year, like the Catamaran Beach festival. This union territory is definitely one of the most beautiful places to celebrate the New Year in India.


Allapuzha or the Venice of the East as it is lovingly called is a picture-perfect destination cradled in the lap of nature. If you enjoy riding a houseboat on the lovely backwaters of Kerala rather than being in a loud, crowded event, then this place is for you. With exuberant greenery, rivers and Ayurveda centres, Allapuzha offers the perfect tranquil getaway to celebrate the New Year. Indulge in a simple yet eventful village life, going on a boat ride, eating fish and relishing coconut water.

Symphony Resorts - Houseboat ride in Kerala
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Andaman Islands

Havelock Island is a haven for nature lovers who wish to celebrate New Year’s in a tranquil and visually captivating locality. With beaches aplenty embedded with palm trees and the azure blue sky overhead, the island paints a tempting picture of itself making it the best place to celebrate New Year in South India. Stay with us at Symphony Palms Beach Resort and Spa and experience the best of what Havelock has to offer. We provide luxurious accommodations, delicious cuisine and top-notch facilities for our guests. Our facilities include beach parties, a scuba diving centre, dance performances and lush green gardens. Our resort in Havelock has all the right ingredients to ensure that you and your loved ones experience a memorable New Year’s Eve.

You could read about the best beaches on Havelock Island here. We also have resorts in Port Blair and Neil Island that proffer excellent hospitality services paralleled by only a few in the Andaman Islands. Symphony Samudra Beachside Jungle Resort and Spa is situated next to Chidiya Tapu Beach and Bada Balu Beach. Their in-resort nightclub is one of the most exciting places to be on New Year's Eve in Port Blair. If you prefer a relatively private, peaceful celebration, you could visit Sun Deck. Here, you can gaze at the panoramic view of the ocean and the blue yonder above. Symphony Summer Sand Beach Resort and Spa rests near several beaches, the most popular among them being Bharatpur beach and Laxmanpur beach. The resort has a private beach, pool desks and even a swim-from-the-room facility. Our resorts in the Andaman Islands are prepared to give you an unforgettable New Year experience on December 31st! 

Wherever you choose to visit, we hope you embark on an incredible adventure where health, wealth and happiness follow you into the new year as you bid farewell to the old. The list of amazing places to visit in India far exceeds that of this page, and we hope you get to experience every one of them in the years to come.