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New Year parties in Mumbai

Discussion in 'Maharashtra' started by SimranSahni, Oct 28, 2016.

  1. SimranSahni

    SimranSahni New Member

    My colleagues and I will be in Mumbai during the New Year time, and it will be our first time in Mumbai and the first time during the New Year time. We don't want to be in our hotel on New Year's Eve and would rather go out, and we have heard that Mumbai parties are good.

    We need to know about some good New Year parties in Mumbai, which are not too flashy or posh like in the 5-star hotel, but affordable and decent enough for a few girls and boys to be at to spend New Years Eve.
    I think knowing about some of the regular places which hold parties is good, as they would be popular and a bit reputed.
     
  2. briannagodess

    briannagodess Well-Known Member

    Hi there, welcome to the forum!

    Mumbai is definitely the place to be to celebrate New Year's Eve. Although Mumbai is pretty much lively all year round, it even becomes more colourful and alive during the New Year's Eve. There are also plenty of places around Mumbai that you can celebrate your New Year's Eve in, some are posh, like you've said, while others won't even cost you anything. Whatever place you choose, you're bound to enjoy the New Year because the truth is, whenever you're in good company, everything becomes more memorable and fun.

    New Year Party Venues in Mumbai

    Theme parks and fireworks...

    1. Adlabs Imagica - One of the best theme parks in Mumbai, Adlabs Imagica, also plays host to a New Year's Eve party. Some of the events happening during New Year are musical performances by world-renowned musicians as well DJs and a grand parade featuring the Adlabs Imagica characters. While waiting for the party to start, you can access the numerous fun rides inside the theme park with your friends and loved ones. There are also numerous benches inside the theme park that you can relax in while watching the free performances. There are even special comedy shows that both the adults and the children can enjoy. At the onset of New Year's Eve, witness the fireworks display that render the crowds speechless. If ever you get hungry, there are different multi-cuisine restaurants within the theme park too. Some tickets also allow for a complimentary buffet dinner so you can purchase that instead if you'd like. Regardless, all tickets allow entry to the park and access to all rides so you can enjoy your stay here in Adlabs Imagica.
    • Rates - Evening Ticket at Rs. 1,999 (Includes entry from 8:00 pm onwards), Regular Package at Rs. 2,999 (Includes entry from 4:00 pm onwards + buffet dinner) and Express Package at Rs. 3,999 (Includes entry from 4:00 pm onwards + buffet dinner + jump the queue for some rides).
    • Open Until - Rides until 11:30 pm and party until 1:00 am.
    • Address - 30/31, Sangdewadi, Pali-Khopoli Road, Tal-Khalapur, Off Khopoli, Mumbai - Pune Expressway, Maharashtra 410206, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 4213 0405.
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    Adlabs Imagica (Image Courtesy of Mumbai Messenger)

    2. Essel World - Featuring both a water park and theme park, the Essel World in Mumbai has been attracting tourists all over the country and the world. But did you know that it has been hosting New Year's Eve parties for over 20 years now? That's right, the Essel World Big Nite has been a hit for guests for plenty of years now. Rates for entry are very nominal, more so if you reserve a ticket well in advance. Dance the night away with the most renowned Bollywood DJs in the most happening dance floor in Mumbai. Numerous performers also give life to the event like bands, jugglers, clowns, tattoo artists, fire eaters and many more. Plenty of options for drinks and food would also greet you. And to celebrate the main event, a fireworks show would also be happening. And yes, you can enjoy the rides and even the water park for the entry tickets.
    • Rates - From September 1 to October 30 at Rs. 1,005 and from November 1 to December 15 at Rs. 1,125 (per person basis). Regular price is at Rs. 1,499 per person.
    • Open Until - 4:15 am or even onwards, depending on the crowds.
    • Address - Global Pagoda Road, Gorai Island, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 6528 0305.
    Free yet enjoyable...

    3. Marine Drive - Marine Drive looks quite stunning during night time, as the skyline of Mumbai gleams amidst the sea. But did you know that Marine Drive is also a venue for New Year's Eve parties? Furthermore, it won't cost you anything at all to spend your New Year here. Just reach the boulevard early, pick a spot for you and your friends and get ready to party. From this point, you can clearly see the fireworks that would twinkle at midnight. Do bring some snacks and beverages and be ready to toast for the upcoming year ahead of you. Be prepared for the crowds though as this is one of the favourite venues for New Year parties.
    • Rates - Free!
    • Open Until - 2:00 am and beyond.
    • Address - Marine Drive Jogging Track, Churchgate, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400020, India.
    4. Gateway of India - Just like the Marine Drive, the Gateway of India is yet another free venue for a New Year's Eve party. Even during regular days, this landmark is thronged by plenty of people already. During New Year's Eve, the number of people visiting the landmark doubles or even triples. If you like partying with other people, free of cost, then the Gateway of India is the place to be. Bring your own drinks and snacks too so you can enjoy the night. Usually, the venue remains open for visitors until 3:00 am, depending on the crowds during that time.
    • Rates - Free!
    • Open Until - 3:00 am or beyond.
    • Address - Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001, India.
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    Gateway of India (Image Courtesy of Rediff)

    Affordable bars and clubs...

    5. The Good Wife - Who says you have to spend a lot just to enjoy a good time in a bar? Well, The Good Wife is the exception to that rule because for a nominal fee, you can enjoy your New Year's Eve here. With an assortment of cocktails, personally mixed by a professional mixologist and also delicious Italian and Asian dishes, time would fly by so fast while you're waiting for New Year's Eve. Although you won't have a happening dance floor, you still have great EDM, Bollywood and hip hop music to accompany you. Plus, this is just more excuse to bond with your friends over a glass of wine or cocktail.
    • Rates - Rs. 2,000 per head.
    • Open Until - 5:00 am.
    • Address - Ground Floor, The Capital, G Block, Behind ICICI Bank Building, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai.
    • Contact Number - 022 4010 9433.
    6. The Daily Bar & Kitchen- An upscale bar in Bandra's Linking Road is The Daily Bar & Kitchen. While most bars offer an entry fee which is inclusive of some drinks, The Daily Bar & Kitchen has a no cover entry fee only. This means that you would only need to pay for your entry and if ever you want to order meals or drinks, you can do so for a surcharge. So if your main goal is just to party, then this bar would fit right in the bill. However, the dishes here are quite delicious so you might be tempted to try them out. You can easily spend Rs. 600 to Rs. 1,000 for 2 to 3 meals here but they're very much worth it. Beer costs Rs. 175 though so quite affordable. During New Year's Eve, Jagger Hours and Tinder Services make the bar more interesting.
    • Rates - Rs. 1,000 per head, entry only.
    • Open Until - 1:30 am and beyond.
    • Address - Ground Floor Behind Shoppers Stop, SV Road, Linking Road, Bandra West, India.
    • Contact Number - 022 3015 0828.
    Glorious buffet...

    7. Pali Beach Resort - If food is your main association with New Year's Eve (no judgment here), then consider resorts like the Pali Beach Resort. Their entry fees already include a vegetarian and non-vegetarian buffet spread. Along with this, you have access to the resort's swimming pool, discotheque and garden lawns. Since the resort is also preferred by many families, it's a safe venue and pretty laid-back. There's going to be a DJ too, playing the latest music hits. The resort even has rates for rooms, bundled with the New Year's Eve party. And just like most resorts, there's a fireworks display at the onset of New Year's Eve.
    • Rates - Rs. 3,000 per couple, Rs. 1,499 per stag and Rs. 499 per child.
    • Open Until - 1:00 am and beyond.
    • Address - Pali Chowk Road, Uttan, Bhayander West, Maharashtra 401106, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 2845 2358.
    8. Ramada Powai Hotel & Convention Centre - A little more upscale is the Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre in Saki Vihar Road. What is good about their New Year Party is that there are different areas for different types of guests. There's the Punjabi Bagh, for those who enjoy cultural shows, as it mimics a traditional Punjabi village. There's the Super Disc, a bit more upbeat and modern, with international DJs playing the latest music hits and a lounge area along with free flowing drinks. There's also the 80's Lounge, perfect for couples who enjoy retro music. And lastly, there's the Kid's Zone, a special area for children with tons of activities, magicians and mascots, to keep them entertained. The rates also include unlimited food and drinks already so you won't need to shell out extra money for them.
    • Rates - Rs. 7,900 per couple, Rs. 4,500 per stag and Rs. 2,200 per child.
    • Open Until - 1:00 am and beyond.
    • Address - Near The Residence Hotel & Apartments, Before Vihar Lake, Powai, Saki Vihar Road, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 6777 6000.
    Something different...

    9. Biji's Hill Retreat - Every year, Biji's Hill Retreat becomes a venue for a top-notch party for the celebration of the upcoming New Year's Eve. For the past few years, international musicians and even models have graced the resort's premises to give life to its New Year Party. Thus, if you're looking for something a bit more different than just a regular party, head on over to the Biji's Resort. Performances include celebrity shows, dances, magic shows, ramp model shows and many more. There's also an LED dance floor so you can dance the night away with your friends. Unlimited drinks and food make the party even more exciting. You do have to travel a bit to reach the resort since it is about two hours away from Mumbai. But then again, the surrounding greenery is such a pleasant treat to the eyes that it's all worth it. Road trip on New Year's Eve, why not?
    • Rates - Rs. 7,999 per couple and Rs. 4,499 per stag. There's also a VIP Pass which costs Rs. 11,999 per couple.
    • Open Until - 4:00 am.
    • Address - Office No 1, Archana Smruti, Opposite Holy Spirit Hospital, Mahakali Caves Road, Andheri(E), Maharashtra 400093, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 2114 279 654.
    10. Smaaash - A well-known sports venue transforms into a must visit New Year's Eve destination come December 31. Overflowing food and drinks along with fun games, these are the main features of Smaaash that renders it one of the best places to go to during the New Year's Eve. Additions like music performances and even a photo booth add to the fun experience at Smaaash. The theme is Around the World, quite appropriate as you are taken into different countries in just one place. There's a New York Sports Bar and even a Greece Bowling Alley, plus many more places to enjoy. Book your tickets in advance though as they're very likely to be sold out before the night of New Year.
    • Rates - Rs. 1,750 for New Year Package (Unlimited food + 8 games) and Rs. 3,100 (Unlimited drinks + unlimited food + 8 games)
    • Open Until - 3:00 am.
    • Address - Kamala No. 4, Sun Mills Compound Road, Lower Parel West, Lower Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400013, India.
    • Contact Number - +91 22 4914 3143.
    Enjoy your New Year's Eve!:)
     

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