As the old year transits into a new one, holiday season sets in , wanting us to make the perfect plan to welcome the New Year and celebrating for making it this far. Now that’s a nice way of putting it. But the real reason is everyone around you is making plans and you do not want to be left behind. Imagine being a couch potato on New Year’s Eve and checking your Facebook, Instagram, snapchat feed of family & friends celebrating in exotic or ok atleast places outside of the city, all through the night!. Where does that leave you?
Now that you are set to go, but want to avoid getting into the trap of visiting the same places year on year, that familiar hill stations or beach town whose lanes and by-lanes by now you know by heart. So much so, you later find it difficult to remember which year you went where to celebrate the New Year’s Eve.
To break this monotony we bring you some off beat places to visit for the New Year.
Looking For: A getaway from the city
If you are the kinds who would like to spend your days to the New Year’s eve in a peaceful, romantic and scenic place, but not too far from the city, then you should head to Karjat situated between Mumbai and Pune. It is just 60 Kms away from Navi Mumbai. This beautiful place is surrounded with mountains and ample of greenery. It is known for trekking and water sports activities and is a worthy alternative to crowded tourist destinations like Matheran, Lonavala and Khandala.
Where to stay in Karjat?
Radisson Blu Resort & Spa
Nestled amidst the picturesque setting of Karjat , Maharashtra at the foothills of the Sahyadri range, this Balinese-inspired luxury property will leave you spell bound
The resort offers a luxurious and peaceful retreat away from humdrum of city life. Bringing in 2018 could be the perfect excuse to treat your family and loved ones for a surprise getaway to this nature-bound destination at Karjat. To make the best of it, park yourself early to witness the last sunset of 2017 as you sip on your coffee at the alfresco setting of this beautiful resort, prepping for the grand gala New Year bash
Excited about this celebratory evening, Chef Madhusudan Singh, Executive Chef, Radisson Blue Resort & Spa Karjat says, “Every New Year calls for a grand retreat to celebrate the festive furor and we at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat would want to make sure this New Year is a memorable one for you and your family as we put together a meticulous preparation of delicacies, a lineup of the finest cocktails and some groovy music as you dance away through the night.” They will curate a lip-smacking menu of multi-cuisine delicacies prepared from locally sourced ingredients.
New Year Bash
Date: 31st December, 2017
Place: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Karjat
Timing: 7pm onwards
Price: INR 14,000 plus taxes for couple entry
INR 8,000/- plus taxes for stag entry
Looking For: Privacy within the city
It is so easy to fall in love with Goa with its trendy nightclubs, delectable seafood, shacks on the beaches and night markets. Goa has everything, a dream vacation is made of. But like every hot tourist destination it is overly crowded, more so around New Year. Now you do not want to miss out on the famous Goa New Year parties and yet want to escape the city chaos, what do you do? We have a perfect place to recommend.
Where to stay?
If privacy is what you want for your new year vacation, this luxurious hill top villa is the worth exploring. An award winning private villa that won Asia’s Most Romantic Boutique Hotel 2016, from World Boutique Hotel Awards in London!
The villa offers you best of both the worlds. It is close to North Goa’s hotspots and is surrounded by acres of peaceful lush tropical gardens. A perfect place to rent out for New Year vacation. During the day time you can spend your time relaxing at the property which has gardens with fruit trees and flowering plants that attract butterflies and dragonflies in abundance, has a private swimming pool with infinity edge, later you can hop on to a beach part during the night time
Summertime is built in contemporary Bali style, has 3 three massive suites, a mini-walking garden, a large koi pond where colourful koi fish await some snacks and a burbling waterfall that ends in the koi pond. This presence of water is a huge attraction to birds, both resident and migratory. The owners Hans & Sucheta are big-time readers and hence a Bibliochaise -a chair built around a mini-library, in the living room, with an ever expanding collection. Summertime is fully staffed with an amazing cook, a very versatile caretaker and well-trained housekeeping staff
Bonus: If you like to explore Goa’s secret backwaters, the owners can arrange for a three-deck luxury yacht with a large lounge and a well-equipped pantry. As a guest of summertime, you get preferred rates.
Summertime Villa New Year Rental Plan
Room Tariff : Rs 55000 (plus taxes)
Min.stay 7 days
Post 8th Jan 2018
Room Tariff : Rs 36000 (plus taxes)
Min.stay 3 days
Look For: New Year admist the Wild
If you want to satiate your wanderlust being closer to the nature in untouched landscapes, you should consider Kanha Nation Park, set up in 1955 in Madhya Pradesh as part of an initiative called Project Tiger, to protect the national animal. And they say it was the inspiration behind Rudyard Kiplings, famous classic-Jungle Book!
Because of the success of Project Tiger, your chances of spotting a tiger here are really high, especially during the winters. Besides the big cat you can spot leopards, bisons, barking deers, black bucks, pythons. For bird watchers the park has cuckoos, paihas, rollers, kingfishers , finches , fly-catchers and many more.
Where to stay?
Soulacia Hotel & Resort
The wildlife luxury resort offers both comfort and luxury to the wildlife excursionist with its independent cottages, luxury tents, and two bedroom apartment surrounded by Bamboo & Alastonia trees located close to a pool.. If you were to take the two bedroom apartments it comes with a private kitchen and living space surrounded by teak and kadam trees amidst a private garden making it ideal to stay with family & friends.
Night Excursion in Permitted Buffer Zone:
A night safari / drive around spillovers of buffer zone of the park surrounding make it a memorable experience. You can go either in a covered vehicle or in an open gypsy.
Village Life & Interaction with Baiga Tribe:
The Baiga tribe, truly are the people of forest and they still live a semi nomadic life. Baiga have distinctive and culturally rich lifestyle like their elaborative & colorful tattoos. Visit to Kanha is incomplete without a glimpse of their life & culture. Such visits are pre organised on requests and are accompanied by in house naturalist.
Room Tariff for 1 Night/2 days
Independent Cottage Rs 10000/-
Independent Premium Cottage Rs 12000/-
Luxury Tents Rs 14000/-
Two Bedroom Apartment Rs 15000/