2018 is just around the corner and thanks to the New Year, as well as, a soothing climate, the
time to be at the financial nerve center of India is ripe. ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ or Our Mumbai, is a
magnificent city that is known for grand parties and celebrations. The city’s attractions serve as a
one-stop shop for New Year and offer some amazing places that will captivate your heart.
If you have still not locked in your plans for New Year’s Eve, it is time to plan your vacation
smartly with unique options and bid farewell to 2017.
We have put together a list that will help you to rope in 2018 on the right notes.
1. Enjoy the Glittering Mumbai Cityscape at Marine Drive
Music, delicious local cuisines and happy cheers – Marine Drive on New Year’s Eve provides an
epic time with all the right vibes to greet the upcoming year. Starting from the elegant Nariman
Point and stretching till the famous Chowpatty Beach, there can be no better way to experience
an adventurous feeling of Mumbai’s nightlife than when you are sitting on the slabs and gazing
at the sprawling Arabian Sea, waiting for the Mumbaikars to welcome the new year in their own
cheerful style. Embrace 2018 by partying with the locals at the ‘necklace of Mumbai’ that
include brimming merriment and gaiety.
2. Ride the Waves near the Gateway
The Gateway of India is the perfect Mumbai landmark to welcome 2018. Apart from being a
historical and architectural marvel, this major attraction offers you to take the plunge towards the
Arabian Sea and have a sunset sailing experience. The view of the city and the assembly spot of
Mumbaikars from the sea is truly enchanting. When you reach there, take a mouthful of roasted
corn on the cob, pav bhaji, pani puri or bhel puri. Spice up your new year with your loved ones
sitting on the deck of the boat and voyage to the Mumbai harbor.
Location – Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400001
Timings – 9AM to 6PM
Price – Rs. 2500 – 5000 (per person)
3. New Year Eve’s Extravaganza at Essel World
For the past 22 years, Essel World, India’s premier amusement park, has been the party hub for
more than 12,000 people to celebrate and step into the new year. Every year, this theme park of
Mumbai organizes a mega open air party event on 31st December where the party goes on till the
sun rises on 1st January. You can enjoy the New Year Party with incredible music and dance,
sumptuous food and drinks, spectacular fireworks, international acts and a carnival celebration!
Every year, the authorities organize a DJ night, so get ready to set your beats right with your
group on the New Year’s Eve. Besides the massive celebration, the park remains fully functional
which implies that you can have unlimited thrilling rides that will raise your adrenaline and
increase your heartbeat.
Location – Global Pagoda Road, Gorai, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
Timings – After 6 PM
Price – Rs. 1500 – 2500
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4. Escape into Nature at The Machan
If you are a nature enthusiast, then The Machan is an ideal place for your New Year celebrations.
This private vacation home, is a one-of- a-kind tree house situated in the midst of the Western
Ghats and offering a breathtaking view of the valley. Recently, CNN cited The Machan as one of
the most Harmonious Habitats ever built because it is carefully designed to reduce any effect on
its natural surroundings and provides a luxurious comfort at the same time. This place is two and
a half hours away from Mumbai making it an exceptionally convenient getaway. Therefore, keep
your gadgets aside, reconnect with your family and friends in the comfort and coziness of this
truly elite retreat, and indulge in the surroundings beckoning to you.
Location – Private Road, Atvan, Maharashtra 401401
Contact Number – 076666 22426
Price – Rs. 10000 – 20000 (Per Room)
5. Accept Silence in Pawana Lake (Lonavala)
End the year with no regrets and surround yourself with lovely people who want a calm and
peaceful finish to the year at Pawana Lake in Lonavala. At a distance of 105 kilometers from
Mumbai, there are various theme-styled resorts that make the place a top camping site in the
region. Relax near the lakeside, light a campfire and enjoy a lot of delicious food. You can also
indulge yourself in card and board games along with archery and rifle shooting. To your delight,
you can also get a transportation facility there. It is just the beginning! Meet new faces, have
conversations under the stars and welcome the first sunrise of the year with peace, serenity and
Location – Thakursai, Pavananagar
Contact Number – 8381004848
Price – Rs. 2500 – 4000 (Per Head)
6. Ring in 2018 in the Foothills of Matheran
As we bid farewell to an amazing 2017, gear yourself to make an entry into 2018 in style. Get
away from the pandemonium of the city and spend the last day of the year in this quiet, peaceful
and vehicle-free environment. Known for its monkey population, Matheran is dotted with an
eclectic range of hotels and guesthouses along with a vibrant market street – all surrounded by
prolific hills and valleys. A bit cold new year’s eve covered with a velvety blanket of star-
spangled sky, bonfire, local delicacy and a deck of cards can give the perfect ending to 2017 with
friends and family. What else can you ask for!
Location – 90 kilometers away from Mumbai, Nearest railway station – Neral.
Price – Rs. 2000 per day per person.
7. Resorts – an Unbeatable Destination on New Year’s Eve
Receive the New Year by celebrating 31st December at the top-rated party attractions in
Mumbai, such as the Pali Beach Resort or the Sunbeach Resort. Thump to the beats produced by
various DJs from their personal repertoire of Bollywood classics under a pitch black sky ready to
be lightened up by fireworks at the Pali Beach Resort. Enjoy the irresistible appetizing aroma of
the veg and non-veg buffet.
When it comes to a glamorous party surrounding, no one can step aside the Sun Beach Resort. A
perfect place with exclusive arrangements, the ambiance at this resort is so dreamlike that with
the countdown, you can hear your heart pounding, ready to invite the brand New Year with
jocundity and a free mind. Therefore, say cheers to 2018 and start your year with a bang.
Location – Pali Beach Resort – Pali Chowk Road, Uttan, Bhayander West, Thane, Maharashtra
Sun Beach Resort – Ponda Wadi, Gorai Beach, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091
8. Be a Part of Alibaug’s Tranquil Sunset
The neighboring beach destination of Alibaug is for those who want to escape the mainstream
chaotic party this year. Book a nice hotel in the sandy stretches that suits your requirements and
enjoy the seafood along with the soothing sea breeze, and if you feel like, sit next to a group for a
cello or acoustic guitar session.
Location – Raigad, Maharashtra
Price – Rs. 2000 – 7000 (Per Head)
9. Organize a Compound Party
Not in the mood of a large-scale party? Do not worry. Make your traditional compound party an
exclusive event by taking the permission of the secretary and other important society members.
Bring all the necessary items and party with your friends along with the neighbors with all the
requisites like alcohol, soft drinks, snacks, main course, desserts and so on. Play games like
antakshari, share funny and emotional stories around a bonfire, dance to the music of Frank
Sinatra and Sergio Mendes, and release sky lanterns in the sky making a wish for the New Year.
Watch a million stars, as they glow in the sky introducing the arriving year. If you want to class
things up, hire a projector and play your society’s favorite movie just to reminisce the good old
10. Hot Air Balloon Safari in Lonavala
For those who want to have an unforgettable end to the year 2017, can visit Lonavala and enjoy a
hot air balloon safari. Check with the local authorities regarding the timing of the take off and
other details. Take a sky view of the misty Sahyadris and the natural stunning valleys, a diverse
horizon of green valleys, monumental foothills, and luscious lakes.
Location – Lonavala
Price – Rs. 8000 – 10000
The resorts, theme-based amusement parks, shores, lakes and heritage sites make the city of
Mumbai an ever-evolving shelter for people looking for some peace. At the same time, the
hustling roads, the bustling markets, the chirping inside the local trains and the always jovial
Mumbaikars give the city its vim, vigor and brightness. Treasure the final moments of this year
with your dear ones and make the occasion a memorable one.