30 Dec

New Year 2017 Celebrations in Kerala

Kerala is one of the most happening New Year party destinations not only in India but across the world. Kerala also offers a chance to celebrate New Year and Xmas in the sunny outdoors in beaches or backwaters . Tourists from across the globe can be seen in Kerala if you are here during New Year 2017 Celebrations. When you attend any new year party in Kerala you’ll find everyone in an enthusiastic party mode, locals and tourists alike and the sun doesn’t set on the New Year celebrations in Kerala.

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Top Travel Destinations In Kerala For New Year Celebration 2017:

Varkala, Kovalam or Fort Kochi will be among the best places  to spend the New Years Eve 2017 in Kerala. However if you ask us to pick one place we would surely pick Fort Kochi, simply because of the carnival celebrations on the day of new year 2017 which falls on a Sunday, January 1.

In Kochi, burning of Pappanji or a giant statue of Santa that marks the start of a new year.Burning of Pappanji, is a 500 year old tradition to mark the end of Xmas and New Year festivities which was started when Portuguese established its first base in India at Kochi as part of Portuguese New Year celebrations.This is usually celebrated in Fort Kochi beach and nearly a hundred thousand people attend the celebrations in the beach every year.

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Cochin Carnival is hosted every year in the last week of December and it runs with the New year and ends with a massive procession on New Year’s Day through Fort Kochi. The highlight of the carnival is the massive procession on the New Year’s Day. Led by an embellished elephant and accompanied by drums and music, the carnival is a moment to behold and stays with you….well….until the next year! There is also staging of different South and North Indian folk dances during the festivity.

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Alappuzha or Alleppey the ‘Venice of the East’ that has a number of canals, stunning and beautiful beaches, backwaters, and lagoons is the right place for you. You can explore the backwaters in on the houseboats in Alleppey. It is famous for the backwater trips on the houseboats and seldom comes in first of the places to visit when thinking of new year celebrations. Not just the backwaters, there are few others destinations in Alleppey , like the Arthunkal Church, Marai Beach, and the Chettikulangara Bhagawathy Temple are among the long list. It is the ultimate destination for new year celebration in Kerala.


Munnar is amongst the most famous hill station in the South India region. Providing an extreme scenic mountain beauty is one of the top best places in Kerala. The cold and peaceful atmosphere offers a soothing and most incredible feeling. The mountain is covered by large tea plantations giving it a spectacular view, the number of waterfalls is the treat available to the tourist in Munnar. If you’re a bird watcher, in love with nature, or just seeking a celebratory getaway then Munnar is the place you ought to be. It is one of the favorite locations of the tourists, and especially for the ones looking to spend their new year’s eve.

Kerala Houseboats

Whether you are in search for a peaceful and soulful new year or a fun filled new year, houseboats would never cease to amaze you. You and your friends can book a house boat and start your count down in the middle of the scintillating Kerala backwaters.


Thiruvananthapuram, the City of Lords is the literal meaning. It is the Capital City of Kerala, which depicts the mix of both peace and the contemporaneous city life. It is historically significant, the main attraction is the Padmanabha Swamy Temple situated in the center of the city. This place should be at the top of your new year celebrations list to seek God’s blessings to begin your rest of the trip. Apart from this temple, there are various other places to visit when you’re off to new year celebration in Trivandrum.

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It is a fascinating beach, on the seaside and high cliffs and is one of the best beaches in the whole of Kerala. It is appealing and very prospective for attracting tourists all across the world. The complete trip could result in finding a nice place for sunbathing, surfing, boat riding and the famous Kerala ayurvedic massages. There is nothing that can beat a nice and relaxing massage that promises to extract the negative energy and charge you with the freshness. It is the best way for new year celebrations allowing you to start with a peaceful mind and calm body.


It is rated as the top beaches in Kerala, it is the first choice of many tourists in the month of December. There is nothing better than the new year celebrations in Kovalam. You can reward yourself a powerful and strong sensual massage. There are other beaches such as Light House Beach and the another one is Hawah Beach, it is best for the month of December and January a very desired spot for new year celebrations.

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Apart from the above places to visit, if you’re looking to go for new year party in Kochi then you have to book in advance. There are a number of posh and lavish clubs that host new year parties in Kochi.

Wherever you are, whatever you do, enjoy the new year with your family and friends. Old Light House Bristow hotel wish you a very Happy New Year 2017.

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