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Travel: Move your New Year's eve party to the outdoors

Make this Christmas and New Year risky with our guidebook to the most exciting getaways

A peaceful New Year party
Sign up for The Little Gig Escape by Some Place Else, which will take place this New Year at Murud, Janjira. Enjoy the winter chill, fly some lanterns, listen to acoustic music while you barbeque at the campsite.


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Cost: Rs 5,350
From: December 31 to January 1
Email: info@someplaceelse.in.
Call: 9833163486

Checklist
>> Carry your trash back to the city.
>> Pack a power bank to charge your electronic devices.
>> Stay hydrated.
>> Pack winter clothes for nights.

Also read: Your ultimate holiday guide for Christmas, New Year's Eve

A night trek
Sign up for a trek in the Western Ghats this Christmas Eve under the moonlight, at Harihar Fort. A moderate trek, this two-day trip includes travel by an airconditioned vehicle, expert guidance, breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Cost: Rs 4,000
From: December 25 to 27
Log on to: bookings.odati.com

Groove to the music in Diu
A combination of food, festival, music and adventure, Festa De Diu is supposed to be Asia’s largest beach festival. One can take a hot air balloon ride, bungee jump in the sea, attend performances of artistes such as Hard Kaur and Benny Dayal and even participate in the Diu liberation week carnival. There’s a community Christmas tree too.

Till: February 13
Log on to: www.festadiu.com

Rock climbing
Manori offers a day of rock climbing, a view of the sea and proximity from the city. An easy grade climb, the operators promises good equipment and a location that is tucked away from the holiday crowds expected over the long Christmas weekend. The cost includes breakfast, lunch and refreshments.



Cost: Rs 1,800
On: December 25
Log on to: bookings.odati.com

New Year by the river
Listen to Folk artistes as you camp by Barvi River in a jungle. Enjoy a camp fire as well as barbecue starters, star gazing, fishing, or swim in a river and an artificial pond, opt for a bullock cart ride and a countryside hike. Stay options include dome tents, cottage tents and cottages. You can also extend your stay for New Year.

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Cost: Rs 2,900 per head, twin sharing
From: December 31 to January 1
Log on to: www.offbeatmandala.com/2015/10/happy-new-year-camping-2016.html

Beach camping
Soak yourself for a trippy beach camping weekend getaway at the lesser explored beach of Revdanda. Located close to the city, about 17 km ahead of Alibaug, Revdanda beach is a clean, uncrowded and peaceful beach to camp. Participate in water sports or just play beach volleyball. They offer BBQ equipment too.

Cost: Rs 2,500 per head (min 6 people)
From: December 25
Log on to: www.getsetcamp.com

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