10 Budget-Friendly Destinations in India to Celebrate New Year

Last Updated on by Manmeet Kaur

3…2…1…..HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

You just screamed Happy New Year! Didn’t you? You thought New Year and the first thing that came to your mind was crazy partying and booze. As they say, “A little party never hurts nobody”.

It gives you a break from busy life and allows you to spend quality time, exchange gifts, and welcome the upcoming year. New Year is around the corner and you probably are confused about where to take your celebrations.

So, what’s stopping you? If you think high cost refrains you from enjoying the new year at a new destination, then this list of destinations is going to blow your mind.

Say Thank U, Next to 2020, and take a sneak peek into budget-friendly destinations to visit in India for New Year celebrations. Do not feel unhappy and let your wishes be fulfilled.

  • Goa: Heaven for Party Lovers
  • Puducherry: French Colonial Charm
  • Jaisalmer: Golden Sands of Thar
  • New Delhi: The ‘Capital’ of Party Places
  • Mcleodganj: Little Cafes amidst Snow-Clad Himalayas
  • Coorg: Lowkey Vibes
  • Manali: Snow City of Himachal
  • Matheran: Soothing and Serene Surroundings
  • Kasol: Hipster’s Paradise
  • Gokarna: Less commercialized version of Goa

1. Goa

What happens in Goa stays in Goa! Heard that before? Cheap beer, exotic beaches, live music, and night long mad parties make Goa one of the best places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve on a budget. Goa hosts some of the best New Year Parties and Events. Do you know what else happens during this time? The Sunburn Festival! One of the most popular carnivals in India, Sunburn is the perfect festival to meet new people, enjoy cheap food and flowing booze, which is perfect to shout sip sip hooray! One important thing, Goa is packed during this time, so book your accommodation and flights beforehand to avoid last-minute stress. Ready to tune to the jazzy songs all night long?

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Orchid Garden, The Sonnet, Tantra, Shimmers Lounge, The Underground
  • Party Places – Curlies, Coco Loco Club, Silent Noise Club, SinQ Night Club, Big Daddy Casino

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Zostel, Candolim
  • Bricks and Bamboo, Anjuna
  • Old Quarter Hostel, Panjim
  • Noname Guesthouse, Arambol

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2. Puducherry

auroville beach pondicherry nightlife

It’s time to put your party pants on! Pondicherry or Puducherry, whatever you want to call it, is one of the best places to visit for the new year on a budget. Have a blasting time at the Puducherry’s New Year’s favorite beach-side parties. Tag your friends or family along and groove to the live music on new year’s eve. Firecracker and born-fire are added joys to your evening. Enjoy the large collection of French-style cafes, bars, and lounges with cheap alcohol. The French colonial streets of Puducherry, Tamil Nadu have a laid back vibe, which blends perfectly with the mix of cultures and old-school French architecture. You are going to love it!

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Atithi, Anandha Inn, Xasty at Auroma Gardens Auroville, Seagulls Beach, Soiree
  • Party Places – Le Club, Kofi Bar, Toxic, The Storytellers’ Bar, Asian House

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Rainbow Cottages, Auroville Beach
  • Le Holiday Inn, Bommayapalayam
  • Karthik Residency, Kottakuppam
  • The Soorya Beach Resort, Auroville Beach

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Browse through our tailored Pondicherry tour packages for Christmas and New Year

3. Jaisalmer

Celebrate like the Maharajas! Head to the Golden City, Jaisalmer in Rajasthan to celebrate the new year under the star-studded sky. Walk on the shifting sands of the Thar Desert and enjoy the clear and the star-filled sky on New Years’. You have a lot of things to do in Jaisalmer than just riding a camel. You can do that too! Enjoy camping, which is easy on the pocket and makes Jaisalmer one of the best budget-friendly places to visit in India to celebrate the new year. Spend time with your loved ones, and rejuvenate at the same time. You will be surprised by the traditional ways in which you can ring the New Year with a bang.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Camp in Jaisalmer, Sam Desert Nights
  • Party Places – Incredible Discotheque, Draksh The Bar, Shatranj The Bar, Satans Den

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Hotel Star Haveli, Hanuman Circle
  • Payal Safari Camp, Sam Sand Dune Road
  • Hotel Paradise, Hanuman Circle
  • Welcome Heritage Kalyan Bhawan, Gandhi Chowk

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4. New Delhi

delhi pub party

There is no such thing as too much partying on the new year! Right? The hub, the center to get crazy on new year’s eve in New Delhi. All the major partying happens in the capital of India. Delhi houses some of the most exclusive party places. Do not worry! There are a lot of cheap party places too for those looking for places for new year celebrations in Delhi. Dance to the tunes of the Punjabi music and enjoy cheap alcohol and food. Make reservations beforehand, as Delhi is jam-packed during this time. For fireworks, head to India Gate and gaze at the stunning lit up the sky.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- 7 Degrees Brauhaus, Golf Bar – ITC Maurya, Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill, 3-Day Festival at Shiro – Hotel Samrat, Pub Nirvaan, Over The Top
  • Party Places – Circle Cafe and Bar, BarShala, Madhushala, Barwalaa, After Office Gurgaon

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Hotel Viva Palace, Mahipalpur
  • Hauz Khas Homestay, Hauz Khas
  • FabHotel Rockland, Panchsheel Enclave
  • Hotel Broadway, Chandni Chowk

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5. Mcleodganj

Cheers to the New Year! An enthralling little town in the stunning state of Himachal Pradesh, Mcleodganj is the place you want to be on New Year. It is one of the perfect places to celebrate the New Year in India. Plan a getaway for budget-friendly new year’s celebrations amidst the mighty snow-covered Himalayas. Mcleodganj’s beauty is unmatchable and you are going to have a gala time. You can see people from different parts of India and abroad just grooving to the tunes of guitar and enjoying cheap alcohol at cute little cafes. So why wait any longer? Visit Mcleodganj for new year celebrations with your loved ones.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Shiva Cafe, Peace Cafe, Coffee Talks
  • Party Places – Black Magic, MCLO Resto and Bar, Xcite Bar Mcleodganj, Indique Kitchen Bar Café

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Norling Guest House
  • Bella Heights
  • Annex Hotel
  • Surya Mcleod

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Plan your New Year celebration in Mcleodganj with our exclusive packages.

6. Coorg

Want a budget-friendly but offbeat destination? Head to Coorg in Karnataka. This destination has gained a lot of popularity for new years celebrations over the years. Offering thrilling trekking, exotic wildlife, splendid hills, lush greenery, and peaceful surroundings, Coorg is one of the best budget destinations to celebrate the new year. Start a new chapter in a whole new destination. Enjoy the scenery of Coorg and if you have a taste for the fine, do visit the tea and coffee plantations. Savor the flavorful Kodava cuisine and explore the best of Coorg on the new year with loved ones.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- NA
  • Party Places – Hive Bar, The Lost Horizon Bar, Planter’s Club: The Bar, Silver Oaks Restaurant

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Castle International Premium Hotel, Kushalnagar
  • Hotel Madikeri Heritage, Madikeri
  • Pranav International, South Coorg
  • Coorg Misty Garden, Kushalnagar

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7. Manali

Manali new year party

Why overthink when you can over-drink? Right? Plan the best new year to one of the best budget destinations in India. Take your friends, family, or beloved to the snow city of Himachal Pradesh and look forward to a great time. Special parties are organized on new year’s eve for all the party lovers. Cheap food and drinks are available at various places spread across Manali. You can also plan an exciting road trip to beautiful Solang Valley and Kufri and have a snow fight. Do not forget to dance ‘til you drip and take great pictures to cherish after the New Year is over.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Morpheus Valley Resort, Solang Valley, Rohtang Pass
  • Party Places – Khyber, Chopsticks, The Buzz, La Plage, Lazy Dog Lounge, Johnson’s Bar and Restaurant

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Thomas Villa, Hotel and Cottages, Rangri
  • The Fern Residency, Shuru
  • Sun Park Resort, Aleo
  • Kapoor resort by DLS Hotels, Hadimba Temple Road

Browse through our tailored Manali tour packages for Christmas and New Year

8. Matheran

Break the monotony and spend your New Year away from the hustle-bustle of the city. Who needs NYE fireworks when you can shine bright yourself? Offering laid-back vibes and peaceful surroundings, Matheran is one of the safest and fun places to celebrate the new year on a budget. Your lungs will thank you as Matheran has no automobiles and is an eco-sensitive zone. You can find various places to spend new year’s eve with special ones and have a great time.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Bhimashankar, Night Trek (Panvel to Matheran), New Year’s Eve near Pawna Lakeside with camping and boating.
  • Party Places – Pramod Bar

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Saubhagya Cottage, MG Road
  • Kshitij Cottage, Neral – Matheran Road
  • Raigad Palace, MG Road
  • Park View Hotel, Kasturba Road

Plan your New Year celebration in Matheran with our exclusive packages.

9. Kasol

Kasol new year party

Walking into the new year like…..a hipster? All the trendy, cool, and preppy looking people love going to ‘the Mini Israel of India’. So why not on New Years’? Pack your bags and head to the gift of nature, Kasol. It is blooming with scenic beauty and hypnotic party scenes, which makes it a perfect place to go to celebrate the new year on a budget. You can also opt for camping and other activities in case you don’t like mad parties. Take your BFFs, family, or loved one to celebrate the new year at this beautiful destination in Himachal Pradesh.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Silent Disco Festival, Parvati Music Festival, Israeli Trance Music Festival, Parvati Yatraaa, Parvati Shangri-La Festival, Himachal Hills Festival, Kasol New Year Music Party, 3rd Eye New Year Festival, Kasol, and Tosh New Year’s Eve Celebration, Kasol Music Festival, Full Moon Party Kasol, Sylvester Gathering, Parvati Mystery Festival, Hype Music Festival
  • Party Places – The Himalayan Village, Little Italy, Wunder Restaurant and Bar,

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Whoopers Hostel, Old Kasol
  • Nomads Hostel, Choj Village
  • Kabila Camp, Kasol Road
  • Kasol Riverside Camps and Cottages, Kasol Road

10. Gokarna

Gokarna new year party

Confused? Goa or Gokarna? If you love peace, head to Gokarna for its laid back vibes. It is nothing but simply a less commercialized version of Goa. Gokarna is quieter and a perfect place to celebrate your new year’s eve on a budget. Relax on the utterly enchanting beaches with your special ones. Also, performing yoga and mediation by the beach is the perfect way to get out with the old and in with the new.

  • Special New Year’s celebrations at- Say goodbye with a bang while partying on one of the tranquil beaches of Gokarna.
  • Party Places – Surya Cafe, Mahalaxmi, Prema, Chez Christophe, Namaste Cafe

Budget Places to Stay –

  • Malba Guest House, Ramateertha Road
  • Beach Beat
  • Belaku Farmhouse, Belehittla
  • Padmalaxmi Gokarna, Kudle Beach Road

Plan your New Year celebration in Gokarna with our exclusive packages.

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New Year, New Feels, New Chances, Same Dreams, Fresh Starts.
Don’t you agree? All of these destinations to visit for the new year have been curated keeping in mind all kinds of travelers. Choose whichever place suits you, or completely pick a new destination for a new experience. Trust the magic of new beginnings and visit these budget-friendly destinations in India to celebrate New Year this year!

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