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A year consists of 12 months and December is the last month of the Gregorian calendar year. The last day of December, which is December 31, is usually celebrated all over the world as New Year’s Eve. There are New Year’s Eve parties all over the world with official celebrations, firework displays and parties all over the country starting from evening through midnight and beyond. Mumbai and Goa are two cities in India where the New Year’s celebrations are considered the best in the country.

There is no fixed event schedule for a New Year’s Eve party in Mumbai or Goa but there are a few regular events at such parties. New Year’s party celebrations can last throughout the month of December in tourist destinations like Goa and some fabulous parties happen in Mumbai around New Year’s Eve as well.

Goa is a party central throughout December as tourists from India and all over the world visit this tropical paradise to celebrate New Year’s by partying hard. There are famous clubs, lounges, cruises, beachside parties, and concerts organized in Goa in December as it is a peak tourist travel month for the state. New Year’s Eve party in Goa is an easy choice as there are a variety of options up and down the coast of North Goa and South Goa.

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Mumbai is the financial capital of India and home to the best lounges, discos, and bars in India. The entire Hindi film industry is in Mumbai and there are many star-studded events and parties in the city. A New Year’s Eve celebration party in Mumbai includes famous parties at 5 star and 7-star hotels, DJs, music, live performances, and ultimately brilliant fireworks display.

Moving back to Goa, The Sunburn Festival is a top event in Goa during that time of the year. For the uninitiated, it is one of the biggest electronic music festivals in Asia and attracts crowds from all over the world. This is a large New Year’s Eve party Goa which happens a few days before the end of the year. This year the Sunburn Festival 2020 will take place on the weekend before New Year’s between December 25 and 27 

New Year’s Eve parties in Goa include partying on the beach, in famous bars, and even enjoying casino night on the party cruises of Goa. There will be events from the 21st of December but the main events in Mumbai and Goa will be on 31st December 2020. There are many other events in December in Goa and Mumbai besides New Year’s Eve. 

History of New Year’s Eve Parties

The earliest indication that people celebrated New Year’s or end of a year is Babylonians celebrating this event 4000 years ago. In the last few centuries, the Gregorian calendar is used by most of the world, though in India there are other days as well which are celebrated as New Year’s. This includes Hindu New Year, Parsi New Year, Muslim New Year, and other local traditional new years within Indian communities. Over the last few decades, places like Goa and Mumbai on the west coast of India have become hubs of exciting New Years parties.

Major Attractions of New Years Eve Celebrations

1. Slumber Parties. Slumber parties are very popular during New Year as many friends gather together at a house party and spend the night partying away and bringing in the New Year in style. There are many New Year’s Eve party 2020 ideas for such parties as themes are common in slumber parties in Mumbai and Goa including themes and special decorations for such parties. 

2. Nightout. There are many clubs and lounges in Mumbai and Goa that offer DJ Nights on New Year’s Eve where the guests can dance and party the night away. Clubs in Mumbai like Kitty Su, AER, and Olive Bar and Kitchen and clubs like Tito’s Club, Café Mambos in Goa, and many other offer party music and DJ nights. There are many New Year’s Eve party 2020 offers available at these clubs and it is a good idea to book in advance.

How to Reach 

Mumbai and Goa are very well connected to cities in India and the rest of the world. Delhi is located around 1415 km from Mumbai and around 1886 km from Goa. Kolkata is located around 2148 km from Goa and around the same distance from Mumbai. Chennai is located around 1333 km from Mumbai and around 914 km from Goa.

By Air. The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Airport in Mumbai caters to daily flights to all major cities in India and the world. It is a hub for airlines like Air India, Vistara, Air Asia India, Alliance Air, IndiGo, GoAir, and Spice Jet making it an extremely well-connected airport in India. All major international airlines operate daily international flights to Mumbai.

Dabolim Airport is the main international airport in Goa. There are regular flights between Goa and other cities in India, the Middle East, London, and Asia as millions of tourists visit Goa as it is a tropical tourist destination. The airline operating regularly in Goa includes Vistara, Air India, Air Asia India, and IndiGo among others.

By Road. Road connectivity to Mumbai and Goa from the rest of the country is quite good. Many state expressways and national highways are connecting these destinations to the rest of the country. There is excellent bus service available for reaching Mumbai or Goa if New Year’s Eve Party 2020 Delhi is to be extended to Goa or Mumbai.

  1. Mumbai – Delhi via National Highway 48 and National Highway 52
  2. Mumbai – Kolkata via National Highway 53
  3. Mumbai – Chennai via AH 47 and National Highway 48
  4. Goa - Delhi via NH 52 and NH 48
  5. Goa – Kolkata via NH 16
  6. Goa - Chennai via NH 48 and NH 69
  7. Goa - Mumbai via NH48 and Bangalore Mumbai Highway.

By Train. Mumbai and Goa are both connected by rail to the rest of the country. Mumbai is a large junction and has many local stations with Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus being the main station along with Dadar and Kurla. In Goa, the main railway stations include Madgaon and Vasco Da Gama. There are long-distance trains that connect every major city in India to these railway stations in Goa and Mumbai.

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