Best Places to Celebrate New Year in Kerala

Best Places to Celebrate New Year in Kerala 2017

Are you planning to celebrate this New Year with your friends? If you are looking to celebrate this 2017 eve with your squad, don’t look any further. Kerala is an ideal location for New Year Party with spectacular destinations. I have listed some of the best places in Kerala to have a marvellous New Year eve. 

Best Places to Spend New Years Eve in Trivandrum, Cochin, Calicut, Alleppey & Thrissur, Kerala


Calicut/Kozhikode is a coastal area located on Malabar Coast. Attractions of Calicut includes Kozhikode beach, Mananchira Park, Kakkayam dam, Vayalada, Thusharagiri falls and Kappad beach. People gather at Kappad beach, Mananchira Square and Kozhikode beach to relish New Year’s evening. As usual, exciting events like dance, music hungama, games, fashion shows, surprise gifts and delicious buffet dinner are provided at various places like Paramount Tower and Hotel Malabar Inn. Both paid and free New Year parties are available throughout Calicut. Search online to find good deals on tickets and save the time.


Every year Thrissur celebrates New Year with enthusiasm and joy in a unique manner. Huge fireworks and New Year parties are found all around Thrissur. January is the perfect time to visit Thrissur. Soba city mall and Kanoos Residency hotel conducts New Year DJ programs with lavish buffet, cinematic dance and numerous programs. If you are looking to stay in Thrissur, you have options like River Retreat, Hotel Casino and Krishna Inn.

Cochin (Kochi)

Cochin is located in Ernakulam district and is the main port city of southwest coast in India. People from nearby places and tourists from other countries arrive at Fort Kochi for New Year carnival, which is a ten-day’s program. It is generally called Cochin Carnival of Kerala. Every year, the carnival is a blast in Fort Kochi with music, parties, unique games and dance. Loud crackers and procession of caparisoned elephants and New Year shouts everywhere marks the celebration of New Year. Beaches are crowded and lightened up with festive atmosphere.

Crowne plaza Kochi, Cochin Marriott hotel, Beaumonde the Fern Hotel and Courtyard Kochi hotels are good options to consider for New Year celebration. If you want to get a break from the crowd, art galleries and quaint cafes in Fort Kochi are another possibility.


Trivandrum has various sites to rejoice the New Year eve in beaches and hotels. Beaches like Kovalam, Shanghumugham, Varkala in Trivandrum district are scenic and offers breathtaking views. Music, dance, live bands, DJs and more programs are conducted at these beaches on December 31st. People gather to cheer up and have fantastic gala at beaches.
Beaches are not the only destination in Trivandrum. Several hotels conducts live music, DJ parties, international and live performances, splendid dinners for New Year. Hotels like Taj Vivanta, Uday Samudra Beach Hotel and Spa, Hilton Garden Inn and Biverah Hotels and Suites organize parties. These hotels provide bizarre entertainments and special buffet. Differently abled artists will be performing drug free event at Thycaud Police Ground on this New Year evening.


Alappuzha/ Alleppey with its stunning beaches, canals, lagoons and rustic backwaters is another choice for your New Year celebration. The beach is widely known for its houseboat cruise and backwater trips and has a 150 years old historic pier. This man made pier lets the visitors to get a mid-sea view from the shore. Beach festivals are held here during New Year eve. Similar to Alleppey beach, Marai beach and Arthungal church are good place to celebrate New Year. If you wish to stay in Alappuzha, check for Ramada Allepey, Lake Palace Resort, Bamboostix island resort, Kondai Lip Backwater Heritage Resort and Punnamada Resort.

Munnar and kumarakom are other places that you could look for spending your New Year eve. Munnar is a best place, blooming with hill station, waterfalls and scenic beauty. Kumarakom is known for its bird sanctuary and backwater houseboats in Vembanad Lake. Kerala has a good climate during New Year and is perfect for bird watching, houseboat trips, canoeing and more activities. Have a good new year at any of these best places in Kerala.

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