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Offbeat New year celebrations in Pune

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Deepti Beke
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It’s the time of the year when everybody is celebrating. All of us are ready to ring in the new year with loads of dance,drinks and food.There are a wide variety of hotels and nightclubs that offer party passes for the year end. But if you are the kind of person who hates crowds and traffic and would like to welcome new year in solace then below are a few suggestions for offbeat new year celebrations near Pune.

Go Camping

There are wide variety of options for camping near Pune.

Pawna lake which is nestled in between the Sahyadri ranges offers a panoramic view of the mountains and the water. With live music and Barbeque you can ring in the new year at Pawna Camping Site in the company of stars.

Another option is to head to Kolad, the river rafting destination near Pune. If you want to ring in the new year by the nature then Kolad is the perfect place for you.There are many places which offer DJ,drinks and food along with fun games at the campsite.Wake up the next day and start your year with adventure by rafting in the Kundalika river.

How about celebrating the new year’s  on an isolated campsite  far away from the maddening crowds and gazing stars up in the sky! The bonfire,the sound of guitar just adds to the lovely atmosphere. You get all this at Bhandardhara Camping Site. Ring in the new year in a special way.They also arrange team games and activities for you.Start your morning by taking a dip into the Bhandardhara lake.

Isn’t this a celebration of a kind?

New Year by the Sea:

Alibaug, Nagaon, Kashid, Kihim are at about 2-3 hrs of driving distance from Pune. Ring in the new year by the sea. Watch the last sunset of the year by the sea, hear the sound of the waves and welcome the sun of the new decade at the sea shore. If you are the one that loves water, then head to the beaches! There are many camping options that offer DJ, stay and Barbeque by the sea. Spend your time with family enjoying the exotic views of the Arabian sea as the music and dance are to your company!

Trek in the Mountains:

If you are a trekker, then what could be a better way to start the year than to go trekking! There are many forts like Lohagad, Rajgad, Prabhalgad etc around Pune. There are many groups that arrange the treks at these places.The usual plan is stay at campsite in the tents in company of stars. You would be served typical village food at the campsite. They arrange group activities and bonfire for you! Enjoy in the company of your friends and family!Start your new year by having a walk around the fort!

The hike in the woods,lush greenery, panoramic views from the fort,the cool breeze on the top of fort will be the highlights of the trek!

What are your plans for the new year? Where are you planning to go or are you planning to have a quiet dinner at home? Did you like our list of offbeat new year celebration ideas?

Have a wonderful new year and may you travel even more in the next year!

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Deepti Beke

Deepti Beke

A software engineer by profession and a traveller by heart,that is what describes me the best.If given a chance I would gladly like to live out of suitcase. I plan trips whenever I am happy, whenever I am sad, whenever I am stressed..in short everytime :-)
​Reading and writing are my other passions and a perfect day for me would be a day spent with a coffee and a book!
My favourite book is The Secret and I am a strong believer in law of attraction and it has always worked for me!

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