Posted 25 November 2022

Why Mumbai should be your go-to destination to bring in the New Year

New Year's Eve is a very special occasion for all of us, and in these times, it may be the only special occasion that some of us can look forward to. Yes, Mumbai's New Year celebrations may not be the same as they are every year, but there are still some ways to create memories with your loved ones on December 31st.

We've compiled a list of the top venues to celebrate New Year's Eve in Mumbai:

1. Watch Fireworks at Marine Drive and go partying at Gateway

There's no better way to get a sense of Mumbai's enthusiasm than standing on the gorgeous Marine Drive, ringing in the new year. The Gateway of India and Mumbai in full celebration mode offers a long night of fun, out in the open, watching fireworks with families and friends. Those who were present at the World Cup final in 2011 may be reminded of that unforgettable night. Music, food (from street food to 5-star hotels), and joyous cheers round out the festivities, providing all the proper positive vibes for a prosperous new year.

2. Find specially curated menus

Almost every 5-star hotel, bar, and club in Mumbai will have a New Year's Eve party (even if they don't advertise it), with something for everyone - DJ music, unlimited food and drinks, special menus, and more. Some parties have themes, such as costumes and masks. In Mumbai, there are a variety of food options.

3. Go sailing off Marine Drive or Gateway of India

You may not be aware that you may sail off the Marine Drive. Even before the year begins, cross this off your bucket list. What better way to spend New Year's Eve than sailing along this famous shoreline while watching the city sparkle with lights and fireworks?

4. Stay indoors and host an epic house party

If you want to avoid the crowds for the COVID-19 pandemic at all costs, have a house party and invite your friends and family to celebrate the end of the year.

5. Watch the stars from the world's biggest national park in a major city

Now here's something completely remarkable, plus you won't have to wander far to find it. Those who are tired of the normal nightlife scenes can spend a night under the stars and city lights with an overnight camping trip at Sanjay Gandhi National Park. By contacting the Nature Information Centre, tailor-made nature appreciation events such as walks, slide shows, and stargazing sessions can be organized to enhance your stay in the tents. The camping begins at 5 p.m., one can spend the first half of the day seeing the Lion/Tiger Safari and the old Buddhist caves at Kanheri, which provide a breathtaking view of the city.

Leave the hustle and bustle behind and come to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park for a calm yet adventurous New Year's Eve event that will rival any New Year's Eve party in Mumbai in 2021. Set up camp, enjoy a warm bonfire, and watch the spectacular fireworks light up the night sky from afar. Contact the SGNP Nature Information Centre to attend their custom-made New Year hikes, slide exhibitions, and stargazing sessions to make your New Year experience at this park even more enjoyable. While in Mumbai, camping in Sanjay Gandhi Park is a terrific way to celebrate the New Year.

6. Go on a Mumbai pub crawl

Join a pub crawl if you like to party but don't want to be confined to one location. It's a fantastic opportunity to sample a variety of cocktails and craft beers, meet new people, and reconnect with old ones while ringing in the New Year. In addition, you get the best of both worlds. Lower Parel, Colaba, and Andheri West are some of the places where several tiny bars keep the party going.

7. Fiddle Craft at the Finch

Fiddle Craft holds a toast to the new year every year. The venue is ready to greet you with thrilling music. Because of the crowded circumstances, they have reduced the number of entries to a bare minimum; therefore, make sure to reserve your position as soon as possible. This year, gather the wonderful vibes and create the best memories at the Finch.

8. Pali Beach Resort

Pali Beach Resort and Waterpark is one of Mumbai's best spots to celebrate the New Year. It is well-liked by the public because of its low prices. Pali Beach Resort is the place to go if your new plans in Mumbai include dancing at a grandiose DJ party in the cool open air. All night, the most talented two to three DJs spin the most popular music. That's not all; they have something for everyone - stags, women, families, and children. It is, without a doubt, the best New Year's Eve party in Mumbai resorts.

9. Evershine Club

Welcome the new year by attending one of Mumbai's greatest new year celebrations. The Evershine club, which is located in Kandivali's upscale neighbourhood, provides a cool party area with poolside eating. Enjoy unlimited food and alcohol while celebrating the end of the year. Make your evening more special by dancing to some wonderful music with a live DJ who will play all Bollywood hit tunes.

10. Red Carpet NYE, Dhuri Resort

If you're looking for a New Year's Eve party in a resort near Mumbai, Red Carpet NYE is a fantastic option. Every year, The Den, an Israeli 5-star resort, hosts Red Carpet NYE for all the party bunnies staying in Mumbai for the New Year. The venue hosts incredible performances by well-known DJs and Bollywood stars.

11. Year’s Eve, Harry’s Powai

This new year, join Harry's Powai in a big celebration of the decade with neon light. Because they've completed a decade, they're going to commemorate it with a list of ten highlights. It's going to be a blazing new year event with neon lights, wonderful music, awesome food and drinks, and the renowned DJ Blithe.

12. Candlelight dinner at Loca Loca

Loca Loca is the place to be on New Year's Eve. They have everything you need to make your new year memorable. With your loved ones, enjoy Spanish-style inventive cocktails and delectable meals. Their primary focus is the guests' safety and well-being, as well as ensuring that safety precautions are in place, so don't worry and book your spot now to experience the best New Year's Eve ever.

13. Road trip to Lonavala

Plan a road trip to Lonavala for New Year's Eve if you don't care for parties and prefer nature and tranquillity. Bring your pals along for the ride and take in the scenery. Camping in Pawna is the place to go to ring in the new year 2022 with a bang near Lonavala by hosting a Light Night Event. This is the greatest place to ring in the new year and start it off well.

Travel tips for Mumbai

  • Carry spare cash with you when you are touring Mumbai
  • Don’t forget to sample the local street food for which Mumbai is famous!
  • Plan the trips carefully so that you don’t miss out on anything
  • Buy your plane tickets and make hotel reservations well in advance because Mumbai is a popular New Year destination. 

How to reach Mumbai?

  • By road: State highways and private operators have provided luxury buses and decrepit rattletraps to Mumbai. Ahmednagar (253 km), Pune (152 km), and Shirdi are all easily accessible from Mumbai (245 Km).
  • By rail: Both the western and central railways have their major offices in the city. Through superfast, express, and passenger trains, these railroads connect Mumbai to other major cities. Taxis, cabs, buses, and other modes of transportation are available to get you to the Mumbai railway station.
  • By air: Mumbai’s airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport and IndiGo offers direct flights to Mumbai from major cities of the Country.

Best time to visit and weather conditions

Mumbai gets heavy traffic during Christmas and New year, not to mention it is a generally jam-packed city of dreams. So, we recommend you to arrive before Christmas if possible because that is when you would not have to face any heavy traffic jams other than the usuals. Around the time of Christmas, Mumbai witnesses a mild winter with the temperature dropping to 18°C.


New Year's Eve celebrations in Mumbai have always been large and lavish, and thrill-seekers like you can always opt to take the celebrations to the next level with activities like river crossing, trampoline, and kayaking at Kolad river bank camping.

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