Updated on: Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10:18 AM IST

Check out these 5 offbeat ways to celebrate New Year 2017


Tired of welcoming the New Year with the typical party and get-togethers? And want to get rid of the hustle-bustle of the city? Then you have landed on the right page. Here’s our pick of the offbeat destination to ring in the New Year.

Learn Paragliding

Make your New Year memorable by learning to fly high in the sky. The two-day course starts with introductory session followed by practical sessions. Post the sessions spend some time in the base village, enjoy barbeque dinner, relax near the campfire and enjoy. Besides, there are elementary pilot courses for four days and taster course for three days giving in-depth sessions.


Where: Nirvana Adventures, Golden Glades, Kamshet, Pune
Cost: Starts at Rs 14,000

Unwind at Vineyards


Ring in the New Year in an open air amphitheatre under the glittering stars at Sula Vineyards, nearly 170 km from Mumbai. Visit the vineyard, home for nearly 60 wineries, and get an opportunity to taste different varieties of wine. Bring your hungry and thirsty soul as vineyard will have scrumptious four-course menu including sinful desserts and midnight comes with the exploding of vintage bottles.

Where: Sula Vineyards, Nashik


Secret Camping

Pack your bags and get ready for a secret camping this New Year’s eve. Reach the ‘secret’ camping area; pitch your tent, gorge on barbeque food, enjoy star gazing, there will also be karaoke around the campfire and lots of fun.

Organiser: Trek and Trails
Cost: Rs 3,000

Star gazing at National Park

Want to spend the New Year’s Eve amidst the nature away from the hullabaloo of the city? Then head to our very own National Park and enjoy a nocturnal wilderness experience accompanied with interstellar insights. The event also gives you an opportunity for an amazing camping delight. You can expect: star gazing guided by professional experts, nature trail, refreshments and campsite dinner.

Where: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali
Cost: Rs 2,000

Hot Air Balloon Safari

Visit the majestic Sahyadri Mountains and enjoy picturesque hills and beautiful waterfalls but make it memorable with the balloon ride. Though it is a complete three-hour experience you will be in the safari for one-hour. The safari passes through stunning valleys, massive hillocks, gorgeous lakes and a vast carpet of greenery.

Where: Adventure Nation, Lonavala
Cost: Rs 9,800

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Published on: Friday, December 30, 2016, 01:32 PM IST