While Halloween is a festival that is celebrated elaborately in western countries, it is starting to find its feet in India as well. Though there are not many pubs and bars in India which offer a wholesome Halloween experience, if you know where to look you can enjoy Halloween 2014 right in the city you reside in.
Here is a list of the hottest Halloween parties for Friday, 31 October, to make your night memorable. With creepy costumes, spooky music and ghastly snacks, these parties are set to turn the fear and entertainment quotients up a notch in Indian cities.
Vivanta By Taj in Gurgaon: With goblins, ghosts, dungeons, witches, bats and black cats, Vivanta by Taj is hosting one of the hottest Halloween parties in India. The Tease Terrace, which is set to be revamped into a ghostly venue, promises to bring back all repressed memories of monsters from your childhood but this Halloween, you will be the one bullying them.
The tickets for the costume party, which starts at 8.00pm on Friday, is set at Rs.2000 (inclusive of buffet and select drinks) and can be purchased by dialling 01246671234.
Halloween Black Magic Party: If you want to experience the authentic Halloween spookiness, mix some black magic to your plans this Friday at Uphoria. The Halloween black magic party is guaranteed to seduce the goriest of crowds, competing for the best Halloween costumes in three categories: scariest, sexiest and overall best costumes.
Dial 8800493830/8800493831/8800493832 to book tickets for the party (Rs.1200), which is set to start around 8.00pm on Friday.
Monster Monstrosity at Radisson Blu: The good people at Radisson Blu Hotel in Chennai City Centre are inviting gargoyles, ghouls, zombies and all other supernatural beings to dance and party the night away on Halloween this year. Fully committed to the theme, Monster Monstrosity will also be giving out foods and cocktails, like Devil's Punch, Horny Ghost and Hell's Special, which look and sound as creepy as their surroundings.
For ticket details and further information dial +91) 44 30404445, (+91) 44 30404444.
Nightmare on TTK Road: What is tagged as "the greatest Halloween Party", the nightmare on TTK Road promises patrons fun Halloween titbits, including Spooky food and Jack o' Lantern Carving. The tickets for the party, which will start at 7.00pm on Friday, can be purchased from 044-42064442.
The 4th Halloween Party at Cafe Lilliput: Continuing a tradition of four years, the famous Cafe Lilliput at Anjuna Beach invites party-lovers to dress up in sexy costumes and dance on the white sands of Goa. DJs Vincent Rydel, Jewlung, Vijay Arora, Leon Large and Punksun are all lined up to provide the best music that matches the Halloween rhythm. For details, contact 098221 37767.
Halloween Party at Black Sheep Bistro: Enticing partygoers to their Halloween party, Black Sheep Birsto is promising "The Blood Clot", "Road Kill Chicken" and "Coffin Pie" on Friday night. To avoid zombies snatching up your table, especially since there are special prizes for awesome costumes, book in advance at 0832 222 2901.
Halloween Party at Vapour Pub and Brewery: If eerie face painting, walking through a "scary house" and competing in a costume contest, all the while nursing a pumpkin ale, is your idea of Halloween, then head over to Vapour Pub And Brewery in Indira Nagar on Friday night. The tickets can be purchased here.
Halloween Week at The Black Pearl: The Black Pearl, India's largest pirate-themed restaurant, began celebrating Halloween from 27 October and will continue doing so till 5 November. The non-stop Halloween party brings patrons funky cocktails and delicious food, with a twist of the "creepy". This restaurant, which dresses up throughout the year in pirate attire, will award customers who dress up in their Halloween best. Reservations for the Halloween party can be made at 080-64333111 or +91 9035801000.
Ghost Town at Amadeus: Amadeus and Cafe at the NCPA will be the destinations for terror on Friday from 10pm onwards but you can take the edge off by gulping down on buy-one-get-one-free Tequila and Kamikaze shots and the buy-two-get-one-free beer. While the entry is free, you have to make it to the guest list, for which you have to RSVP via the Facebook page.
Trick or Tilt: The Halloween party hosted by Tilt All Day is set to start with the Happy Hour, from 9.30pm to 10.30pm on Friday and proceed on to the many tricks and treats planned for party-lovers. Since the entry is by guest list only, those interested are advised to RSVP at +91 9920636903, +91 9820142177 or +91 9833312912. Trick or Tilt is set to shut the entries early, so arrive on time and in costume for a spook-tacular time.