Goa is synonym with beaches, parties, cheap liquor, and well hot girls! Regarded as one of the best escapades in India, Goa never goes out of style and finds a unique place in every Indian's bucket list. And the best time to visit Goa is during New year. Yes, there will be a lot of crowd, there is no denying that but a festival without a crowd is merely a festival and to add to that it is New year for heaven's sake! What's the joy in celebrating it peacefully? This year, welcome the New year in style and share the joy. To help you out in spending the New year in the right way, we have made a list of things to do in Goa
that will make your experience worthwhile and memorable!
Best New year Party Places in Goa
Curlies - For an Amazing New year
Located in the southern part of the Anjuna beach next to the flea market, Curlies is a legendary beach shack that buzzes with a packed crowd all the time, which is actually proof of its popularity. Set in a place that offers an amazing view of the Arabian sea, the rooftop lounge and bar restaurant is all charming and the scene totally changes during the evenings especially during the time of New year celebrations as loud music, exotic cocktails and the gentle breeze from the beach takes over. Want to experience New year party at Goa beaches? Then Curlies shack is the place you should go to.
Club Cabana - For a Sparkling New year Party in Goa
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Perched on top of the hills, Club Cabana is one of the most happening clubs in Goa. Adorned by an open swimming pool in the front and a jacuzzi in the VIP bar area, Club Cabana is one of the amazing locations to be spending your New year at Goa. Rightly called the 'Nightlife in the sky', Club Cabana looks just surreal and the stars are just at the reach of your hands. Lose yourself to the gorgeous surrounding and party harder in the coveted Club Cabana.
Shiva Valley - For a Tripping New year
Shiva Valley is one of the oldest beach shacks that is located in Anjuna Beach and is in close proximity to Curlies. It is predominantly populated by Israeli tourists and the menu of Shiva Valley also includes special Israeli breakfast that comes with hummus. If you are a lover of trance and would like to experience some trippy psychedelic experience then Shiva Valley is definitely the place for you. Although there are plenty of other music places in Goa to choose from, the spirit and the energy in Shiva Valley is totally something special.
Cafe Mambo - For a Dancy New year Eve
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Wanna dance your worries away to some good Bollywood music, visit Cafe Mambo. Known to play a mixed variety of hit numbers from both international and local music, Cafe Mambo is an excellent place for New Year celebrations in Goa. An open air beach club that is, Cafe Mambo is set in an exciting environment with a swimming pool to plunge in and offers the option to relax over a hookah. Cafe Mambo is put up in the Tito's lane and has revolutionized the party scene in Goa. This is the best hangout for new year's eve in Goa.
LPK Waterfront - For a Romantic New year
Situated along the banks of the River Nerul, with the historical backdrop of the Portuguese church LPK (Love, Passion, Karma) Waterfront is one of the unique places to celebrate New year in Goa. Made entirely of Mud and stone, LPK Waterfront looks totally different and mesmerizing compared to the other party places in Goa. Truly opulent and wonderful, LPK Waterfront is an ideal place for couples to spend an amazing New year night.
Cafe Tito's - For a Fabulous New year Eve in Goa
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When you're in Goa, you have to definitely pay a visit to Cafe Tito's; not only during the New year season but any time of the year. That is how famous and popular, Cafe Tito's is. The tickets for the party in Cafe Tito's are already on sale and book them as early as possible to be a part of the amazing New year celebration in Goa. Situated in Baga-Calangute beach stretch, Cafe Tito's is one of the frequently visited spots by music lovers.
Cruise Casinos - For a Dazzling and a Drifting New Year
They say life is a gamble and the choices that we make are the ones that make us. This New Year, why not make the best choice by visiting one of the strikingly decorated glam casinos that drift along the waters and roll the dice in your favor? Yes, the chances are slim but what if you win and what about the fun, you will be having! And during the time of the New Year, the experience and the extravaganza in the cruise casinos will be multi-fold. From dance performances to electrifying DJ scenes to biggest gambling tournaments, the choices that you will be having in the casinos will be plenty. Once you drift off, you will never want to come back! That is how contagious these casinos are. Some of the cruise casinos that you should check out are Deltin Royale, Casino Royale, and Casino Pride.
Best Free Things to do in Goa during New year
Beaches, Bonfires and Barbeques
Not into parties and not interested in shelling out too much during the New year? Then this is for you. With so many beaches dotting the coastline of Goa, you will be spoilt for choice. And don't even think of exploring all the beaches, it is close to impossible and also an idiotic thing to do. Stick with a maximum of two to three beaches and just have fun. Some of the good beaches that you could visit are Calangute, Anjuna, Vagator, Palolem, Cavelossim, Baga, and Majorda. Almost all the beaches come alive during the time of the New year and will totally tie you up. Light up some bonfire, sing some heartening songs, drink some beer, dance around and gnaw on some delicious barbecue.
Take a Trip to Chorla Ghat
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Located at the intersection of the borders of Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Goa, Chorla Ghat is an amazing nature destination that is just a 2-hour ride from Goa. Hire a Jeep for rent and go on a road trip. There is no specific destination that you should head to because the journey itself is an amazing experience. Being in a beach environment for so long, Chorla Ghat will really be a refreshing experience and it is so pure that you would want to extend your stay. When you are planning a trip top Chorla make sure you take your cameras along.
Fireworks & Lanterns
While you are on the beach, you are most likely to see the night sky light up with fireworks. There is no joy like watching the fireworks go boom and just living in the moment. Besides admiring the fireworks, there is also one more thing you can do. Try lighting up the 'Lantern of Hope' and letting them soar high in the sky and don't forget to make a wish before you set them free. As groups and groups of brightly lit lanterns fly together, the sight from the ground is just amazing!
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If you are a little spiritual and want to start your New year by seeking the blessings of the God then you have a plenty of Portuguese style churches where you could go, attend the special midnight mass. Some of the churches you could visit are Basilica of Bom Jesus and the Immaculate Conception Church. All said, New year in Goa is one of the best things you could experience. So craft a proper budget and plan your trip
well in advance.