Ahoy! New Year is just round the corner and everyone is thinking of a place to kick start the new year with a bang. Rave parties, unrestricted boozing, and boisterous merrymaking are what you already have on your mind. But why just confine yourself to crowded enclosures for the unlimited fun that you plan to have this New Year’s eve?
To give the new year a feisty & hearty welcome, we recommend you to travel and explore the world instead. And if it is the expenses that worry you, fret not! For we have sorted some super cool list of places to visit in India on budget which will live up to your dreams.
Top 25 Budget Destinations In India To Welcome New Year (2020)
Don’t just let your wishes go unfilled. Instead, take a sneak peek at this list of best places to celebrate new year in India on budget.
- Goa: Party Capital Of The Country
- Ooty: Celebrate New Year In Peace
- Pushkar: Offbeat New Year Destination
- Varanasi: Absorb The Culture
- Pondicherry: French Style Celebration
- Gokarna: For Electrifying Parties
- Diu: For The Adventurous Souls
- Lakshadweep: Celebrate New Year With A Bash
- Kodaikanal: Romantic New Year Destination
- Tarkali: Dreamy New Year Celebration
- Bhimtal: For Splendid View
- Manali: For Both Families And Friends
- Kasol: Get High On Life
- Mcleodganj: Celebration Amidst Snow-Clad Himalayas
- Bangalore: Feel The Party Vibe
- Udaipur: Celebrate Like Maharajas Do
- Jaisalmer: Best Desert Destinations
- Mumbai: City Of Dreams
- New Delhi: Buzzing New Year Destination
- Gangtok: For Scenic Beauty
- Shillong: Scotland Of India
- Kolkata: City Of Joy
- Jaipur: The Pink City
- Hyderabad: Welcome The New Year With Open Arms
- Kochi: Experience The Best Festivals
1. Goa: Party Capital Of The Country
What’s better than the party capital of the country to celebrate the new year with a bang. From bohemian beach parties to rocking nightclub events, there is no dearth of exciting ways to welcome the new year! Being one of the best new year destinations in India, Goa surely ranks at the top of the list, without any shadows of doubt. Be it beaches, hills, resorts, cruises, or bars, Goa is the answer to everything. It is hands down one of the most happening new year destinations in India.
Things to do: Water sports at Baga Beach, Visit Chapora Fort, Beach hopping
Where to stay: Old Goa Residency, Taj Exotica Resort & Spa Goa, Ahilya by the Sea
How to celebrate new year: Visit Tito’s Club, Cafe Mambo’s or enjoy an amazing boat cruise party
Land Package: INR 5,000 – INR 7,000 per person (approx)
2. Ooty: Celebrate New Year In Peace
One of the best new year destinations in India, Ooty is one of those destinations that one should definitely visit if they are seeking to welcome the new year in peace and away from the overcrowded destinations. With calmness and tranquility encircling the atmosphere of this serene destination, Ooty is a place like no other. For those who are wishing to just enjoy their new year with special people and avoid the loud parties, heading to Ooty would definitely turn out to be a great idea. If you are looking options for new year trips in India, then this could be the one.
Things to do: Visit Tea Factory & Musuem, Boating, Botanical Garden
Where to stay: Sinclairs Retreat Ooty, Savoy Ooty, Sterling Ooty Fern Hill
How to celebrate new year: Bar hopping, strolling through the streets to witness fireworks
Land Package: INR 7,000 – INR 8,000 per person (approx)
3. Pushkar: Offbeat New Year Destination
Know for its sandy surroundings and proud camels, Pushkar is one of the most offbeat places to visit for new year in India. From forts and shopping spaces to camel safaris and delicacies, Pushkar is that destination in Rajasthan that has plenty of fun-filled experiences to offer. This quaint, little town sitting in Ajmer is a destination like no other. Pushkar gives travelers an opportunity to witness a fine juxtaposition between the royal lifestyle and countryside vibes of the locals along with some great parties to celebrate the New Year. It is indeed one of the best places to celebrate new year in India.
Things to do: Visit Brahma Temple, Savitri Mata Temple, spend some time by Pushkar Lake
Where to stay: Madpacker’s Hostel, Hotel Pushkar Legacy, The Westin Pushkar Resort & Spa
How to celebrate new year: Try some adventurous activities like trekking, camping or just going to a backpacking trip
Land Package: INR 7,000 – INR 8,000 per person (approx)
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4. Varanasi: Absorb The Culture
For those who are seeking to embrace the essence of spirituality while celebrating the festivities of the New Year, Varanasi is the best place to visit in New Year in India to wash away the sins that one might have committed in the past years. One of the holy cities of the country, Varanasi or Banaras is a great place to feel th spirituality without paying any prices, all one needs is a willing body and a mind that is pure. One can also try riding a boat when in Varanasi that is offered by almost all of the guest houses in Varanasi.
Things to do: Enjoy evening aarti, Take a boat ride on Ganges, Visit various ghats and temples
Where to stay: Ramada Plaza, Hotel Buddha, Zostel
How to celebrate new year: House parties, bar hopping, travel and adventures
Land Package: INR 10,000 per person (approx)
5. Pondicherry: French Style Celebration
From biking on the beaches to carousing on the rooftop cafes, the range of things to do in Pondicherry make it a fantasy land. The Riviera of the East has French colonial style buildings and refinement separated from the boomtown India. And don’t fret over the expensed. The erstwhile French capital is one of the budget places to visit on New Year in India and provides enough fodder for a wonderful New Year in Puducherry. What makes Pondicherry one of the best places to celebrate new year in India is its tranquility and peace.
Things to do: Visit Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Promenade Beach, Heritage Walk, Viit French Colony
Where to stay: Villa Shnati, Le Chateau, Ginger Pondicherry
How to celebrate new year: Beach hopping to enjoy the different activities, visiting cafes
Land Package: INR 3,000 – INR 5000 per person (approx)
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6. Gokarna: For Electrifying Parties
Confused between Goa and Gokarna? Out of these two places to visit in India, plan a holiday at New Year in Gokarna, we suggest you to head for the electrifying parties on the unspoiled beaches of Gokarna for a secluded beach holiday. Visit any beach shack, lay down on the hammocks to enjoy the sun with a beer, hit Kudle beach with your gang, or spend afternoons with dolphins in the water. Gokarna is the most hippy place to take new year trips in India.
Things to do: Beach hopping, Hiking, Boat trip
Where to stay: Zostel Gokarna, Arthigamya Resort & Spa, Kudle Beach View Resort & Spa
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How to celebrate new year: Visiting Gokarna main beach, beach trek, exploring cafes
Land Package: INR 2,000 – INR 4,000 per person (approx)
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7. Diu: For The Adventurous Souls
Get ready for paragliding, surfing, diving, parasailing, and windsurfing in one of the budget destinations in India to party on New Year eve 2020. Lay on the golden sands of the Diu island and dive into the pristine waters of the Nagoa beach. Diu offers you all the adventure you can think of at absolutely affordable prices. All the crazy vibe makes it the best place for new year in India.
Things to do: Jalandhar Beach, Shell Museum, St. Paul’s Church
Where to stay: Radhika Beach Resort, Hotel Kohinoor, Hotel Apaar
How to celebrate new year: Relax on the Diu island, experience the thrill of different adventure sports like surfing, diving and parasailing
Land package: INR 3,000 – INR 5,000 per person (approx)
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8. Lakshadweep: Celebrate New Year With A Bash
Deep sea diving, exploring coral reefs, kayaking, and yacht sailing are perfect activities for a New Year trip 2020. Aren’t they? And the Lakshadweep group of islands is among the best places to visit in India for New Year celebrations 2020. If the big lagoons don’t, the dance forms of Kolkali & Parichakali will surely touch the chords of your heart. And that’s not all. New year in Lakshadweep is perfect for to enjoy the vibe and welcome 2020 with a bash.
Things to do: Island hopping, try seafood, shopping
Where to stay: Bangaram Island Resort, Fly Zone Homestays
How to celebrate new year: Exploring coral reefs, deep sea diving are exciting activities for new year 2020
Land package: INR 6,000 – INR 8,000 per person (approx)
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9. Kodaikanal: Romantic New Year Destination
Imagine cycling, horse riding, boating in the clear waters of the Kodai lake, and trekking to the hills this near year. Yes, you can avail all of this and that too on a really low budget! Start your New Year 2020 with some special homemade chocolates, plums, and pears. Kodaikanal is one of the most romantic new year destinations in India.
Things to do: Silver Cascade Falls, Boating in Kodaikanal Lake, walk in the Bryant Park
Where to stay: Hotel Kodai International, Sterling Kodai Valley, Hill Country Kodaikanal
How to celebrate new year: Indulge in activities like tasting fresh coffee, trek at exquisite locations or experience the pleasure of visiting famous attractions
Land package: INR 4,000 – INR 5,000 per person (approx)
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10. Tarkali: Dreamy New Year Celebration
For the celebrations of New Year 2020, go nest under one of the thatched roof gazebos, pick up some delectable cashew bars from Tarkarli, and hog on the scrumptious seafood. The golden rocks and the blue-green waters are sure to add to the dreamy feeling of a wondrous New Year’s eve 2020 at Tarkarli. Book an affordable beach stay and enjoy the pristine view.
P.S: Tarkali is amongst the best places to go stargazing in India! Don’t miss out on that.
Things to do: Visit Devbag, Sindhudurg Fort, Tarkarli Beach
Where to stay: Hotel Ocean Bliss, Blue Water Resort, Siddhivinayak Resort
How to celebrate new year: Experience the vibe of different new year parties
Land package: INR 5,000 – INR 7,000 per person (approx)
11. Bhimtal: For Splendid View
The alluring view of the lake and a candlelight dinner on the shore makes a visit to Bhimtal perfect for the celebrations of the New Year 2020. You can enjoy the awe-inspiring views of the snowcapped hills of Malital or take a tour of the famous museums as you travel to this beautiful destination. And we suggest you to stay alert for you may come across hidden stories or secrets that localities have kept to themselves.
Things to do: Boating, Visit Naukuchiataal, explore new cafes
Where to stay: Fern Hillside Resort, Nilesh Inn, Emeral Trail
P.S: If you’re lucky enough, you could enjoy snowfall too!
How to celebrate new year: Star gazing and camping
Land package: INR 2,000 – INR 4,000 per person (approx)
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12. Manali: For Both Families And Friends
A trip to Manali is incomplete without visiting its tourist attractions, viz. Tibetan Monastery, Van Vihar, Vashisht temple, etc. And a crazy DJ Night with the hills in the backdrop is sure to intoxicate your senses. Engage in parachuting, paragliding, and skating and pray at the beautiful Gurudwara of Manikaran Sahib to fulfill all your wishes this New Year.
Things to do: Temple visit, Trekking, Exploring cafes, Beas River
Where to stay: The Orchard Greens Resort & Spa, Zostel Manali, Honeymoon Inn Manali
How to celebrate new year: Adventurous activities like camping, paragliding, river rafting, and rock climbing
Land package: INR 4,500 – INR 5,500 per person (approx)
13. Kasol: Get High On Life
Are you still looking for best new year party destination in India? A trippy’s very own paradise, Kasol will get you high on its scenic charm. As it majorly hosts young crowd, there is always some vibrancy in the air. The energy escalates as the new year knocks the door. New year in Kasol can be about hippy parties or a peaceful bonfire session by your camp, under the starlit sky – just as you like it!
Things to do: Kheerganga Trek, Malana Village, Walk along the Parvati River
Where to stay: Parvati Kuteer, The Himalayan Village, Hotel Sandhya Kasol
How to celebrate new year: Attend music festival and coolest new year parties
Land Package: INR 3,000 – INR 5,000 per person (approx)
14. Mcleodganj: Celebration Amidst Snow-Clad Himalayas
The Land of Lamas, Mcleodganj is home to Dalai Lama. This spiritual and picturesque hill station in Kangra District of Himachal Pradesh is sheer delight if you’re planning a new year getaway. Mcleodganj is bejewelled with many iconic Tibetan monasteries as Namgyal Monastery. If you’re looking forward to celebration of new year in Mcleodganj, you’ll actually be stunned to know the number of ways you can welcome the coming year! You can go camping amidst snow in Triund, party the night away in some local clubs, or enjoy an exclusive staycation.
Things to do: Bhagsu Falls, Namgyal Monastery, Dharamkot, Triund Trek
Where to stay: Pink House, Himgiri Resort n Spa by Shree Hari Hotels, Hotel Norbu House
How to celebrate new year: Trekking in and around Mcleodganj or spend some silent time at St.John’s church
Land Package: INR 5,000 – INR 8,000 per person (approx)
15. Bangalore: Feel The Party Vibe
Bangalore might be the IT Capital of India, but when it comes to new year party, you know you’re up for some real fun. The city gets all lit up and excited about the bashes in clubs, stadium concerts, and boundless house parties which you cannot ever have enough of! All the fun makes it among the best places to celebrate new year in India.
Things to do: Bar hopping, Banerghatta National park, Bangalore Palace
Where to stay: The Monarch Luxor, Palm Meadows Club, Shangri-La Hotel Bnagalore
How to celebrate new year: Pub hopping, exclusive house party, enjoy the calm Ulsoor lake
16. Udaipur: Celebrate Like Maharajas Do
The City of Lakes, your new year in Udaipur is going to be unforgettable. The glistening lake and lazy sun add charm to the landscape, and the weather gets ravishing and more pleasant as the night approaches. Being a popular tourist destination in India, Udaipur is dotted with lovely stays for every budget, and almost all these stays offer something special for the new year’s eve. Besides, you can always enter a happening pub in the city to celebrate like never before.
Things to do: Photography, Shopping, Taste Rajasthani cuisine
Where to stay: Jaiwana Haveli, Radisson Udaipur, Hotel Swaroop Vilas, Zostel
How to celebrate new year: Sunset Boat Cruise, explore the best new year parties at places like Café Clock Town Resort, Cafe Garden
Land Package: INR 6,000 – INR 10,000 per person (approx)
17. Jaisalmer: Best Desert Destinations
Who wouldn’t love to welcome the new year amidst the velvety sands of Thar Desert?! Jaisalmer happens to be among the best desert destinations of the country, where one can indulge in several activities as camel safari, dune bashing, and of course desert camping. A new year Jaisalmer is an ideal choice, as winter, especially December is the best time to visit the city.
Things to do: Gandisar lake, Patwon ki haveli, shopping, Camel Safari, Haveli hunting
Where to stay: Mystic Jaisalmer Hotel, Hotel Lalgarh Fort And Palace, WelcomHeritage Mandir Palace
How to celebrate new year: Explore Jaisalmer desert, hop for camel safari and try Rajasthani cuisine
Land Package: INR 5,000 – INR 8,000 per person (approx)
18. Mumbai: City Of Dreams
The City of Dreams, as we call it, Mumbai is surely one of the best places to visit during new year in India. As the city never sleeps, it gets drenched in all the vivacity and enthusiasm with all the revolutions and party scenes. Nightclubs such as Kitty Su host happening parties with celebrity performances, and in most cases you have unlimited booze and snacks. Yes! New year in Mumbai is as crazy as it sounds.
Things to do: Visit Marine Drive, Gateway of India, indulge in shopping, Seel solace at Haji Ali Dargah
Where to stay: The Lalit Mumbai, Hotel Kohinoor Elite, The Taj Mahal Palace
How to celebrate new year: Watch fireworks at Marine Drive, pub hopping, watch stars from the world’s biggest national park
19. New Delhi: Buzzing New Year Destination
With so many places buzzing in the new year’s eve, what makes you think that the capital of India is going to sit and watch?! Your new year in Delhi can by hypnotizing, thanks to many exclusive events and parties held in the city. However, you must grab the passes in well in advance, before they get sold out, as this is a buzzing new year destination in India!
Things to do: Food walk, Historical walk in Old Delhi, Nightlife in South Delhi
Where to stay: Radisson Blu Hotel, Eros Hotel, The Lalit New Delhi
How to celebrate new year: Attend hot new year eve parties with unique performances, amazing DJs and good food
20. Gangtok: For Scenic Beauty
Gangtok is a place which might not be that extravagant place to groove and enjoy the new year, but its scenic beauty will be worth everything. Situated at a height of 5410 ft., the place completely justifies its name, i,e., hill top. Adorned with scenic surroundings, the place is just perfect to relax and getaway from the chaos and enjoy the beautiful sunset while welcoming the new year.
Things to do: Visit Gurudongmar Lake, Hanuman Tok, Namgyal Institute of Tibetology
Where to stay: Summit Golden Crescent, Hotel Sonam Delek, Summit Namnang Courtyard & Spa
How to celebrate new year: House parties, travel and adventures, clubbing, bar hopping
Land Package: INR 9,200 – INR 11,000 per person
21. Shillong: Scotland Of India
Often called the “Scotland of India”, this place is another nature’s paradise which might be a great place for the lowkey travelers looking for a peaceful escape amidst the lap of nature. Surrounded by beautiful lakes, enchanting waterfalls and gigantic mountains, this north-east paradise is one of the best places to relax and enjoy the arrival of the new year.
Things to do: Boating, Angling, Trekking, exploring waterfalls
Where to stay: Hotel Polo Towers, Ri Kynjai, Dew Drop In
How to celebrate new year: Watch new year fireworks or visit the rooftop restaurants for amazing food and splendid views
Land Package: INR 9,000 – INR 10,000 per person
22. Kolkata: City Of Joy
There are high chances of finding some great places to party while at the “cultural capital of India”. Commonly known as the “city of joy”, Kolkata is a place where there might not be much clubs to party all night, but the people who love literature and art can find some great things to discover while strolling down the streets of the city. It is indeed the best new year destination in India for people who admire art.
Things to do: Visit Victoria Memorial, Dakshineshwar Kali Temple, Kalighat, Try Bengali cuisine
Where to stay: The Astor Hotel Kolkata, The Park Kolkata, The Oberoi Grand
How to celebrate new year: Bar hopping or spectacular house parties
23. Jaipur: The Pink City
Jaipur is the best new year party destination in India. Bid adieu to 2019 at this colourful and vibrant city. Jaipur new year parties are all about glittering fireworks, good music, fresh hopes. Some of the best celebration venues here include Lohagarh Fort Resort, Nahargarh Fort, and Blackout.
Things to do: Visit Amber Palace, Hawa Mahal, City Palace
Where to stay: Nahar Singh Haveli, Hotel Sajjan Niwas
How to celebrate new year: Enjoy royal hospitality, bonfire, champagne, shopping
Land package: INR 6,000 to 8,000
24. Hyderabad: Welcome The New Year With Open Arms
Say goodbye to the year 2019 at the most happening party places in Hyderabad. For the best new year celebration, head to places like Begumpet, Jubilee Hills, Banjara Hills and Hitech City. With the best pubs and bars with happening shows and live music, there is an ideal option for everyone. Hyderabad is indeed the best new year destination in India.
Things to do: Visit Chowmahalla Palace, Char Minar and other famous attractions
Where to stay: Aditya Homotel, Hotel Taj Tristar
How to celebrate new year: Enjoy happening music, visit bars and pubs, dance the night away
Land Package: INR 8,000 to 12,000
25. Kochi: Experience The Best Festivals
Looking for the best place for new year in India? Kochi treats you with a warm welcome during the new year. In fact, the entire city is in a festive mood throughout December. There is this Cochin carnival at the end of this month which begins with hosting of the flag. The new year’s eve party steals the limelight of the carnival. You can visit the beaches to welcome the new year with fireworks and music.
Things to do: Explore the beaches, visit St. Francis Church, Fort Kochi
Where to stay: Holiday Inn Cochin, Crowne Plaza Kochi
How to celebrate new year: Visit Ava Lounge Bar and Discotheque, Glow Restrobar, Longevity Restrobar for the best party experience
Land Package: INR 4,000 to 8,000
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Frequently Asked Questions About Places To Visit On New Year In India On Budget
A. New Year in India can be quite fun in various cities. However, for a memorable New Year celebrations, you must visit the city of Mumbai. There are numerous nightclubs in the city where you can spend some quality time.
A. the Hindu Year happens in March and April. The Hindu New Year is based on the movement of the Sun. When the Sun passes by the celestial equator and day and night seem to have equalized, that is the time when the Hindu New Year begins.
A. There’s a lot to do during the New Year’s Eve in different cities of the country of India. However, when you are in Bangalore, you’ll be surprised with the number of things you can indulge yourself in – club-hopping at Brigade Road, visit Bangalore Palace, spend quality time at Bannerghatta National Park, and more.
A. Since the arrival of the New Year is a merry time in every city of India, it is celebrated in many different ways everywhere. Since every city has a different cultural setup, the celebrations happen in unique ways.
A. Every day is a party in Goa but during the New Years, the vibe is simply worth experiencing. You can engage yourself in different interesting activities like – going to the clubs, attending a beach party, be a part of Sunburn festival, go on cruises, etc.
A. the metropolitan city of Delhi is one of the best places to visit in India when it comes to celebrating the New Year. On this occasion, you can visit Hauz Khas, go for a drive at Rajpath, visit different clubs, spend quality time at Lodhi Gardens, and a number of other interesting things.
A. There are a number of cities in India that are quite inexpensive to live or travel in. Some of them are – Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Indore, and New Delhi.
A. Bestu Varas is called the Gujarati New year. It happens the next day of Diwali according to the Gujarati calendar.
A. Gudi Padwa is the New year’s eve of Marathis. It is also called Samvatsar Padvo.
A. New Year in Tamil is known as Puthandu or Puthuvarudam.
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