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Happy New Year 2015: The best places across India to party tonight

The new year is just a few hours away and that couch in front of your TV is the last place you want to be seen welcoming 2015. Get up and get ready to party... in style.

lifestyle Updated: Dec 31, 2014 20:47 IST
Deekshita Baruah

The new year is just a few hours away and that couch in front of your TV is the last place you want to be seen welcoming 2015. Get up and get ready to party... in style. If you are still waiting for an invite to that private party you friend is hosting (and, be honest, don't see it coming at least this year), don't sulk. Read on and take your pick from the most happening places in your city this new year's eve.

DELHI
Venue:Parikrama, The Revolving Restaurant
The deal: It's by far the highest place in the capital to party on December 31: On the 25th floor of the revolving restaurant in Lutyen's Delhi. DJ K Kaber will give you company while you relish the unlimited beverages and snacks.
Pricing: Rs 4,500 for a couple; Rs 2,000 for single women (all inclusive)

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Clockwise from left: Hardrock Cafe, The Oberoi, Shiro and Ritz Carlton



Venue:The Townhouse Café

The deal: If Bollywood music is what makes you get off that couch, this is the place you should head to. And in between those trips to the dance floor, you could munch on a wide range of vegetarian and non-veg snacks here.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 per couple



Venue:Shangri-La, Eros Hotel (Ashoka Road)

The deal: The Island Bar of this five-star hotel is one of the capital's most happening places. Some party regulars even say it's the best place to be spotted in just before midnight on December 31. You could groove to the beats of a guest DJ here and even dig into a grand buffet.

Pricing: Rs 4,926 per person; Rs 9,147 for couples (all inclusive)



Venue:Raas, Hauz Khas Village

The deal: This is what we mean when we say 'eat your way to a new year'. This party place is offering three veg and non-veg snacks, five main course dishes, imported drinks, two desserts and a special biriyani! Need anything else to ring in the new year? Add live deejaying to the mix and you have a perfect party on hand.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 per couple (all inclusive)



Venue:ITC Maurya, Sardar Patel Marg

The deal: At Tian, the Asian cuisine studio of this five-star hotel, the chefs promise a fresh experience for the New Year eve. The hotel has organised a special tasting menu which promises to be full of multiple surprises. You can even head to The Pavilion, and choose from a delicious buffet spread, specially designed for the night's celebrations.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 + taxes per person



Venue:The Leela Palace, Diplomatic Enclave

The deal: If you want to welcome the new year in a fun and classy way, look no further. Leela's Le Cirque is offering a unique, custom-created five-course menu, along with a glass of champagne on arrival. Add live jazz band to the mix and you have the perfect recipe for fun.

Pricing: Rs 10,000 + taxes per person



Venue:The Imperial, Janpath

The deal: If you are looking for a culinary spread to choose from, this is where you can pick from delicacies of Italy, India and South-East Asia. At the Imperial's 1911 restaurant, you could go for a special dinner and savour delights like seared yellow fin tuna niçoise with quail eggs and Tenderloin picattas, among others. You can even pick from Tuscan Italian fare at San Gimignano at the hotel.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 all inclusive, without beverages



Venue:The Taj Mahal Hotel

The deal: If you want to welcome 2015 with some bubbly or tall glasses of wine, head straight to The Taj Mahal hotel. Rick’s, the urban lounge bar at the hotel, has on offer an in-house DJ and an array of cuisines from all across the world at the Emperor Lounge. The celebrations start at 7:30pm and will go on till 1am.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 (all inclusive). Remember, this price does not include beverageshttp://www.hindustantimes.com/Images/popup/2014/12/city-combo-delhi-pix1.jpg

Clockwise from left: The Townhouse Cafe, Raas, ITC Maurya and The Imperial



Venue:Striker, Vasant Kunj

The deal: Beware, by the time you are done shaking to Punjabi singer Sharry Mann's numbers at this pub and restaurant on December 31, you may need heavy doses of painkillers to recover on January 1. Still, there is no way you won't enjoy this night out. Unlimited food and beverage packages will make the party even more memorable.

Pricing: Rs 6,500 per couple; Rs 3,500 for stags

Venue: Agni, The Park, Connaught Place
The deal: Now, this is one party that promises to bring you much more than just a night of revelry. If you want to soak in the best of the party spirit, you could add to the experience by opting for any of the stay packages the hotel's offering. Of course, unlimited drinks, unlimited starters, a gala dinner and a celebrity DJ are the best icings on the cake.
Pricing: Rs 10,499 for a couple; Rs 15,999 for a couple + 1N/2D stay for 2 in a luxury room; Rs 17,999 for a couple + 1N/2D stay for 2 in residence room

Venue:Piccadily, Janakpuri
The deal: To get a taste of the best foreign performers, just head straight to Piaccadily. The hotel has organised performances by DJ Olena, western dancers and a gala dinner. Want more?
Pricing: Stay package starts from Rs 14,999 (includes room, gala dinner, celebrations and brunch)

Venue:Kitty Su, The Lalit, Barakhamba Road
The deal: The Lalit's offering some of Delhi's best DJs who promise to fire your party mood by playing all genres in a firework of EDM, House and Commercial Dance Music in this year-end party. Unlimited food and beverage will add to an experience you won't forget for a long time in the new year.
Pricing: Rs 12,500 for couples; Rs 5,500 for single women; Rs 9,000 for single men

Venue: Ramada, Gurgaon Central
The deal: Belly dancers, Egyptian tanoura dancers, Bollywood acts, live DJ, games, gala dinner... and much more. The Ramada's is one party you won't forget for a long time. The hotel's also offering a special exclusive family gazebo with space for 15 guests, and premium Scotch and single malt whiskey with personal servers.
Pricing: Rs 6,999 for a couple extra person along with couple (12 years and above); Rs 3,499 extra kid (6-11 years); Rs 1.5 lakh per gazebo; Rs 14,999 (double occupancy), extra person (12 years and above) Rs 5,999, and extra child (6 years till 11 years) Rs 2,999

JAIPUR
Venue:The Lalit Jaipur
The deal: If you want to go traditional this December 31, Shaam-e-Ghazal by popular performers Amjad Khan and group at The Lalit's Baluchi Restaurant is a not-to-be-missed experience. A grand buffet dinner will round off the entire experience for you.
Pricing: Rs 3,150 per person; Rs 1,900 per kid (5-12 years) all inclusive

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Clockwise from left: Hilton, Hotel Holiday Inn, The Lalit and ITC Rajputana



Venue:The Fern

The deal: You will be spoilt for choices at The Fern in the city. While Kundan will boast of a DJ with floor, flickers, smoke and laser, the adjoining Kanak will regale you with a dance troupe. Whichever place you opt for, you will be welcomed with Hawaiian shots on arrival, and also be part of a lucky draw. And just when the clock strikes 12, there will be an 15-minute long firecracker show and LED display.

Pricing: Rs 5,500 for a couple; Rs 5,500 for stags



Venue:Hotel Hilton (Aurum)

The deal: Music by DJ Sanjeev from Delhi, and a live band performance by Tony Lobo and grand dinner with unlimited beverages will be the highlights of the evening. You could also be part of a lucky draw and stand to win a couple's stay at any Hilton portfolio hotels across the country.

Pricing: Rs 3,500 + Taxes (per person) for guests staying at Hilton Jaipur



Venue:ITC Rajputana

The deal: A luxurious stay, romantic dining and a rejuvenating spa experience await you here. The New Year’s Eve lays out a table laden with specially-crafted delicacies that will make ringing in the new year memorable and truly enjoyable.

Pricing: Not disclosed



Venue:Hotel Clarks Amer (Pool side and banquet)

The deal: Gods Robots, a global collaboration between Mumbai-based vocalist ShriiK (Shridevi Keshavan) and San Francisco-based electronic music producer Janaka Selekta (Janaka Atugoda) will ensure that you won't forget this party for a long time. Fireworks at midnight, live barbeque, bonfire and much more will add to your experience.

Pricing: Rs 7,999 for a couple



(Inputs: Namita S Kalla)



BENGALURU

Venue:Ritz Carlton

The deal: The Garden City knows how to make you jive to party music all night long. The Ritz Carlton has invited DJs from Europe and added to the recipe unlimited food for the new year eve party.

Pricing: Rs 17,000 for the night, additional Rs 6,500 for night stay including complimentary breakfast (per couple)



Venue:The Leela Palace

Special attraction: Fresh oysters, prawns, lobsters, dim-sum counters and much more will ensure that you party your way into 2015 in style. Performance by a jazz band will complete the experience.

Pricing: Rs 12,000 for a couple

Venue:Shiro (At UB City)
The deal: Now this is one place where the party will continue much after you're ready to sink into a couch, tired of all the dancing. The Shiro is organising a 12-hour party for the new year, complete with multiple international DJs. The event will be hosted by Suu Ce (from Suuzparty), a nightlife impresario from the city and Sam from Blue Umbrella
Pricing: Rs 9,500 per couple

Venue:Hardrock Cafe
Special attraction: In a mood to masquerade? Let DJ Franky introduce you to one on the last day of this year. Masks, beads and feathers will add a touch of romance and mystery to this party you don't want to miss.
Pricing: Rs 8,000 for a couple; Rs 10,000 for VIP couple

Venue:High Ultra Lounge (atop the World Trade Centre)
The deal: This is your chance to be transported to the Victorian era. The dance floor at this party will resemble a Victorian ballroom. Hold it there. If you want to be a part of this party, get those ballroom gowns and tuxedos out. These two are a must to be a part of this party.
Pricing: Rs 8,000 per couple

MUMBAI
Venue:Bonobo, Bandra (W)
The deal: Looking for unlimited starters and alcohol, but don't want to feel the pinch on your pocket? Try the party at Bonobo in Bandra.
Pricing: Rs 2,500 per person and Rs 4,000 for a couple for the first 30 entries; after that, Rs 3,000 per person and Rs 5,000 per couple

Venue: Elbo Room, Bandra (W)
The deal: Full cover charge that can be redeemed for food and alcohol; special appetiser menu.
Pricing: Rs 1,000 per person and Rs 2,000 per person for table bookings

Venue:He Said She Said, Andheri (W)
The deal: Unlimited alcohol, five veg starters and five non-veg starters.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 per person

Venue:Mamagoto, Andheri (W)
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 2,999 per person and Rs 4,499 per couple

Venue:Vicinia Café Bar, Kemps Corner
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol; music by DJ Psy Intertia.
Pricing: Rs 3,300 for stags; Rs 5,500 per couple

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Clockwise from left: Hawaiian Shack, Mekong and Copa




Venue:Hoppipola, Khar (W)

The deal: Unlimited starters and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 6,000 per couple

Venue:Copa, Juhu
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 8,000 per couple

Venue:Terttulia, Shivaji Park
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 4,000 per person

Venue:Aqaba, Lower Parel
The deal: Mediterranean menu and unlimited alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 4,000 per person

Venue: Harry’s Bar, Powai and Juhu
The deal: A la carte menu for food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 2,000 per couple (entry only), and Rs 1,500 per stag (entry only) for the Juhu outlet; Rs 1,000 per head entry includes two drinks (IMFL or domestic beer) at the Powai outlet

Venue:Tilt All Day, Lower Parel
The deal: Unlimited starters and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 per person onwards (early bird rate; subject to change)

Venue:The Bar Stock Exchange, Andheri (E) and Bandra (E)
The deal: Full cover charge.
Pricing: Rs 2,000 per couple

Venue:Hawaiian Shack, Bandra (W)
The deal: Full cover charge that can be redeemed for food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 2,000 for stags; and Rs 1,000 for women (full cover) (early bird rates)

Venue:The White Owl, Lower Parel
The deal: Five-course menu, and food and alcohol combos.
Pricing: Five-course menu for Rs 1,495; five-course menu with four house beers for Rs 2,395; five-course menu with four bartender’s holiday cocktails for Rs 2,495

Venue:Road House Bluez, Andheri (W)
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol; retro music by DJ Willis.
Pricing: Rs 2,500 per person

Venue:Skky, Ramada Powai Hotel and Convention Centre
The deal: Five-course menu and one complimentary drink.
Pricing: Rs 2,200 per person (plus taxes)

Venue:Chili’s (R) Grill & Bar, Powai
The deal: Food and drink combos.
Pricing: Unlimited appetisers and draught for Rs 1,425 per person (plus taxes); unlimited food and IMFL for Rs 2,775 per person (plus taxes)

Venue:Hard Rock Café, Andheri (W) and Worli
The deal: Masquerade party. The regular entry gets you unlimited IMFL and starters; VIP entry promises unlimited international liquor brands and starters.
Pricing: For regular entry, Rs 3,500 for stags and Rs 6,000 per couple. For VIP entry, Rs 5,000 for stags and Rs 8,000 per couple

Venue:The Irish House outlets
The deal: Open bar, unlimited starters, midnight champagne toast.
Pricing: At Lower Parel and Kala Ghoda, Rs 6,000 per couple and Rs 3,500 for stags; at Andheri, Kurla and Malad, Rs 4,000 per couple and Rs 2,500 for stags

Venue: The Big Bang Bar, Bandra (W)
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 for stags; Rs 6,000 per couple

Venue:Hotel Marine Plaza, Marine Drive
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 4,750 per person, Rs 2,800 per child (12 years and below) and Rs 9,500 per couple

Venue:The Little Door, Andheri (W)
The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 for stags; Rs 5,000 per couple

Venue: Cheval, Kala Ghoda
The deal: Unlimited starters and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 for stags; Rs 6,000 per couple

Venue:The Daily, Bandra (W)
The deal: Jägerbombs will be priced at INR 300 between 11 pm and 1 am.
Pricing: Rs 1,000 only for entry (no cover)

Venue: Py Bar & Bistro, Breach Candy
The deal: Neon theme party; unlimited vodka, whisky, wine, beer, shots and vegetarian and non-vegetarian starters.
Pricing: Rs 6,000 per couple; Rs 3,500 for men; Rs 3,000 for women

Venue:Tight Bar, Inorbit Mall, Vashi
The deal: Full cover charge that can be redeemed for food and alcohol.
Pricing: Rs 3,000 per couple (couple entry only)

Venue: Boveda, Andheri (W)
The deal: Unlimited drinks and food; music by DJ Paul Thomas + LayZi.
Pricing: Rs 4,500 for stags; Rs 7,000 per couple

Venue:Smaaash, Lower Parel
The deal: Food, alcohol and gaming combos.
Pricing: Rs 5,000 for VIP lounge access, unlimited premium liquor, buffet access and eight complimentary games at the arcade, bowling and cricket; Rs 3,100 for regular bar access, unlimited IMFL, buffet access and eight free games at the arcade

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From top: Tight Bar, The Big Bang Bar and Vicinia Cafe Bar



Venue:China House Lounge, Grand Hyatt, Santacruz

The deal: Commercial and house music by DJ Jolly, unlimited food and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 per couple (plus taxes); Rs 5,000 for stags (plus taxes). Stags allowed only if accompanied by a group of couples.



Venue: Pondichéry Café, Sofitel, Bandra (E)

The deal: Unlimited food, alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 5,000 per person (plus taxes)



Venue: Sahib Room and Kipling Bar, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel

The deal: Four-course dinner and unlimited alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 6,000 per person



Venue:Jyran, Sofitel, Bandra (E)

The deal: Unlimited food and beverages.

Pricing: Rs 6,500 per person (plus taxes)



Venue:Penthouse Party at Li Bai, Exo, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel

The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 7,000 per person



Venue: Nido, Khar (W)

The deal: Techno music; unlimited food and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 8,000 per person (plus taxes)



Venue: Lotus Café, JW Marriott, Juhu

The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 8,500 per person



Venue:Arola, JW Marriott, Juhu

The deal: Unlimited food and cocktails.

Pricing: Rs 8,500 per person



Venue:Hotel Sahara Star, Vile Parle

The deal: Unlimited food and alcohol.

Pricing: Rs 15,000 per couple; Rs 7,500 per person/stag; for kids from

five to 12 years, Rs 3,500



Venue:Mekong, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel

The deal: Four-course menu, unlimited alcohol and entry to the Penthouse Party.

Pricing: Rs 10,000 per person



Venue: Yuuka by Ting Yen, Palladium Hotel, Lower Parel

The deal: Four-course Japanese dinner, unlimited alcohol and entry to the Penthouse Party.

Pricing: Rs 15,000 per person



Venue: The Zodiac Grill, The Taj Mahal Palace, Apollo Bunder

The deal: A special seven-course menu that has been curated by Chef Hemant Oberoi.

Pricing: Rs 17,500 per person



(Inputs: Serena Menon)



CHANDIGARH

Venue: JW Mariott

The deal: Party at Grand Ball Room from 7:30 pm onwards. Live performances by Daler Mehandi’s son Deep Mehandi and Ashish Chahuan. Ladu DJ from Delhi will also play from 7:30 pm to 1:00 am.

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Clockwise from left: JW Mariott, Hotel Taj and The Lalit

Venue: The Lalit
The deal: Celebratory dinner at 24/7 restaurant, live band performance. Also has Masquerade Ball, groovy music by DJ Sonee from 8:00 pm - 1:00 am
Pricing: Rs 11,999 per couple