New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and like every year you must be scurrying about your last minute travel plans. For most of the people, New Year means Goa with hordes of drinks, music, beaches, and fun. And if it doesn’t fit into your plans there are far more options available – we have got you sorted. We bring to you a guide to the offbeat destinations where you can ring in the new year in style. Whether you are a party lover or a dancing maniacs or an adventure enthusiast or a peace seeker – we have something for everyone.
The 90s New Year – For the 90s kid
The 90s kids would find to be a crazy stage to back in time, to get pampered and relive the 90s. This New Year eve be the time traveller and sneak into the world of 90s by gathering at the reclusive and off the hustle Moksh Mantra Campsite in Khopoli. The event gives you a chance to recreate the era of Govinda, Mr India, Tom and Jerry, Tazos, Tele Tubbies and more. The campsite is located in Varsai area off Khopoli-Pen Road and is nestled among hills with a splendid view of mighty Manikgad.
Cost: Rs 3,750
When: December 31 to January 1, from 7 pm to 11 am
Where: Moksh Mantra Campsite, Mohili Inam
Contact: 93240 10881
Indie Night with the stars – For the peace-lover
Ditch the usual glitz and glam of the new year party for a relaxing camping getaway. You will end up loving this non-traditional way to celebrate the new year. The celebration will be next to a bonfire under the stars with two brilliant musicians – Mumbai based duo Joel and Desiree, and Mohit Mukhi.
Cost: Rs 3,500
When: December 31 to January 1, from 4 pm to 11 am
Where: Thrill Camps, Tikona Fort, Tikona Hiking Trail, Tikona Peth
Contact: 83694 45976
New Year Beach Party – For fest by the beach
Get over the mainstream club parties and head to one of the biggest new year camping fest by the beach. Celebrate the new year eve by enjoying a tranquil sunset on the seashore of Kashid, partying next to a bonfire, stargazing throughout the night followed by the acoustic guitar session. Don’t miss the moon reflecting on the silent waters and witness the first sunrise of the year by the seashore.
Cost: Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,500
When: December 31 at 5 pm
Where: Sea Facing Courtyard Camping, Dande Beach, Alibaug
Contact: 99996 33259
Imagica – For 360-degree fun
Celebrate the new year eve at Imagica rides and attractions till late, feast on mouth-watering food and unlimited drinks, watch live performances and dance the night away with amazing tunes played by DJ Shadow Dubai and DJ Syrah. There will also be a parade, midnight fireworks, magicians, clowns, acrobats and street artists.
When: December 31
Where: Imagica Theme Park, Pali-Khopoli Road, Taluka Khalapur, Sangadewadi
Contact: 022 42130405
Kundalika Rafting – For the adventure enthusiast
Get refreshed, rejuvenated and re-energised at the Kundalika rafting camp. It is the perfect choice if you are looking to indulge in the adventures in the green escapes of nature. Indulge in the beauty of nature, munch on some delicious snacks and sip a refreshing tea. Embark on a range of activities like kayaking, river crossing, and ziplining. Once you are tired get back to the campsite and relish on a scrumptious dinner before calling it a night.
Cost: Starts from Rs 1,000
When: December 31
Where: Kundalika Rafting, Kundalika Rafting Camp, Village Kamat, off Kolad-Mulshi road, Roha, Kolad
Trek to Lohagad – For the trekker in you
Celebrate the arrival of the new year with your loved ones under the moon and millions of stars. Situated at the height of 3,400 feet, Lohagad is a fort near from Pune and an easier one, perfect for the first-timers. The fort is the perfect amalgamation of ancient architecture and natural beauty and was built in the 18th century. Lohagad is an ideal destination for trekkers and nature lovers with its panoramic views and cool mountain air.
Cost: Rs 650
When: December 31
Where: Meeting point Malavali railway station
Contact: 90967 84978 (Trekking Spiders)
Sula Vineyards – For everything f(w)ine
Lush green vineyards, scenic location, Greek-style amphitheatre, state-of-the-art technical set-up, impressive laser graphics and mind-blowing visuals make Sula Vineyards a perfect destination for a New Year celebration. The new year bash will have varied styles of EDM being played at the venue and lots of surprises that are bound to take your new year’s experience to a whole new level. With the clock striking 12, there will be fireworks in the open amphitheatre at Sula. What are you waiting for? Make your new year’s eve special with an unforgettable experience with delicious food, drinks, live entertainment, amazing setting and lots of fun.
Cost: Kids – Rs 4,500, Stag – Rs 4,500, Couple – Rs 7,000
When: December 31 at 8:30 pm
Where: Sula Vineyards, Gangapur Savargaon Road, Nasik