How To Celebrate New Year’s Eve In Mumbai

Gateway of India| © Vijay Sharma/WikiCommons
Gateway of India| © Vijay Sharma/WikiCommons
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27 November 2016

2017 is just around the corner, and while we would all like to sit down and gasp at how fast this year has come to an end – first we need to lock in plans for New Year’s Eve! We have researched and compiled a list of your best options on how to spend New Year’s Eve in Mumbai. This guide will help you make sure you end 2016 and rope in 2017 on the right notes!

Go for a Walk along Marine Drive

Marine Drive has undoubedtly been one of the best locations in the city to enjoy being out in the open. Free of cost, with the sprawling Arabian Sea to gaze out onto, and surrounded by plenty of Mumbaikars from all walks of life, you are guaranteed to have a very Mumbai experience celebrating your New Year’s Eve here.

Marine Drive, Mumbai, India

Hit the Clubs

Mumbai has plenty of glorious options if you would like to rope in the New Year the good old fashioned way – by drunk dancing to loud, thumping beats until you’re near passing out. You can head to Kitty Su at The Lalit in Andheri or Trilogy in Juhu for guaranteed good music, or Exo at the St. Regis Hotel in Lower Parel for some great ambience.

Party at an Amusement Park

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Essel World
Essel World | © Ishan Manjrekar
The city is bustling with all sorts of parties to mark the end of this year. However, if you would also leave the possibility of wanting to hop onto an amusement park ride while taking a break from dancing the night away, head over to the Esselworld Amusement Park in Borivali. Bignite 2016, hosted by Esselworld has been a tradition for about 22 years. Featuring top Bollywood DJs and a crowd of over 15,000 folks, this is guaranteed to be a fun way to bring in 2017!

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Gateway of India
Gateway of India | © Glaeronius / WikiCommons
Welcome the New Year at a Mumbai Landmark! This century-old architectural and historical marvel has always been a major attraction in the city, but it will take on a higher role as an assembly spot for Mumbaikars from all over the city on New Year’s Eve. With plenty of eating and drinking joints in the nearby Colaba area, you can never really go wrong with stopping by here at some point in the night!

Head to the Beach!

Mumbai has many beaches – all of which are special in their own way. Juhu Beach is always bustling with people from around the country on New Year’s Eve. You can take a stroll while digging into street food and enjoy people watching here, or head to the slightly less crowded Versova Beach.

Juhu Beach | Swaminathan/Flickr