No matter how the year goes, New Year’s Eve is one moment when we all wish to end the year on a good note! Isn’t it? Here are some perfect weekend getaways for a perfect NYE!
Camp under the stars at Banyan Bliss
How does camping under the stars whilst waiting for the new year to begin sound? Just 2h30mins away from the chaos of Pune lies a lovely space built around an ancient Banyan tree. Camp out in the fields or stay in one of the rooms that have magnificent views of the Western Ghats. Homecooked meals, a guppy pond to dip your feet in for a free pedicure, horses and more await you to ring in 2018 a little differently than usual.
Ring in 2018 surrounded by nature at Casuarina
Bring 2018 in with a gush of adrenaline! The campsite of Casuarina is a sight for sore eyes surrounded by beautiful foliage. For those who do not want to just sit around and marvel at nature’s gifts have options of trekking, paragliding, rafting, snorkeling and then some. Put on your hiking boots and welcome the new year with gusto!
Go Rafting in Kolad
Bored of bringing in the New Year with hazy eyes and a dizzy head? Three and a half hours away from Pune, spend the day rafting on the famous Kundalika river and end the night with a BBQ and bonfire. Not a bad way to say hello to 2018. Is it?
Raise adrenaline levels at Nirvana Adventures
A new year, a new view. That’s what you will be getting at Nirvana Adventures. Brace yourself for a massive kick of adrenaline as you take the first leap of the cliff, after which you glide over Kamshet as if you were on a cloud. One can either choose to take a paragliding course and become a pilot right as the new year sets in. Or one can choose to fly tandem if there is a time issue. And then…end the night with a BBQ and laughter.
Camp in Vasind
All campers and non-campers, get your hiking boots and swimming suits for a day full of adventurous activities. The campsite at Vasind offers not only regular camping and bonfires but also a trek up to the famous Mahuli fort, Kayaking, swimming, fishing and more. Add to the adrenaline festivities, finger-licking delicious food.
Head to Mumbai
While Pune has its share of attractions, big brother Mumbai has a lot to offer as well – stargazing in a national park within city limits or watching fireworks by the beautiful Marine Drive, and lots more.
Visit The Mother Church of the Deccan
You can’t be celebrating Christmas in Pune and not visit the 191-year-old church which is fondly known as St. Mary’s Church. There is a midnight mass that starts at 11 PM and ends at 1:30 AM. If mass is not your cup of tea then just a visit to see the animated Christmas decorations will surely be a sight for sore eyes.
Dig in at Alto Vino!
How does a long delicious Christmas brunch sound to you? Look no further as Alto Vino as quite a sumptuous spread prepared for the 25th. A scrumptious five course meal featuring Prosciutto San Daniele with melon, Seafood Pasta, Antipasti Platter, Meat Lasagna and much more is what you’ll be welcomed with along with some fabulous cocktails and mocktails. Christmas is not complete without a Christmas brunch!
Source: The Insider.