New Year’s Eve is all about getting merry and ending the year on a happy note, in anticipation for all the good things to welcome. For most of us, the new years equals vacations at exotic locations, all night parties or chilling at home in front of the television, isn’t it? Spending your evening indoors is nice and all, but celebrating it outdoors is way more fun. Losing yourself in the serenity of nature, making new dreams under the starry sky or creating new goals amidst the mountains can set a beautiful note for the way you plan the rest of your year. Here are five fun and easy ways to celebrate the new year, the Outdoorsy way.
Star Gazing Is Our Favourite
This New Year’s Eve, escape into the glittering sky full of stars. Stargazing is a great way to be in the outdoors amidst the beautiful night sky. Spend the last day of the year snuggled under your blanket watching the sky unfold its magic. For stargazing, you need a place that is free of light pollution and has a clear sky. Head out of the city, into the outskirts, pitch a tent in the meadows and gaze away. You can also crash at a friend’s terrace for the night and with the help of some fun astro gadgets and apps track the stars and constellations.
Camping in Style
Camping is an exhilarating way to bring in the New Year, away from the hustle bustle of the city. Staying in a tent amidst nature is a rejuvenating experience that would not only soothe your soul but also your mind. We are blessed to have many camping friendly places that are open to travellers across India from North to South, East to West. You can choose from one-day to multi-day camping experiences based on your preference. The great Western Ghats and Himalayas are ideal camping destinations.
Paraglide Your Way into 2019
Fly high and bring in the new year as you soar like a bird. Open up your wings and glide through the sky as you welcome the new year navigating the sky as you Paraglide. You will see the world in a way that you would have never imagined. Perhaps, this perspective can also inspire some new goals you’d like to see yourself achieving. Two of the popular places to consider for New Year’s Paragliding trip are Kamshet, near Mumbai and Bir Billing in Himachal. This New Year, go on, fly high and conquer the world.
Trekking Does It
There is a certain kind of happiness that you get when you are surrounded by nature, isn’t it? Welcome the New Year by losing yourself in the serenity of the mountains. Trekking is a great way to have some me-time and to ponder on your life. So go ahead, take the road less traveled, climb up the steep paths to get mesmerized with the magnificent view of the mountains. You can choose from shorter day treks in and around your neighborhood to longer, tougher ones that will challenge your mind and body. The Sahyadris closer to home in Maharashtra, the Dhauladhar range up north in the Kangra valley or the entire Himalayan region in the north-east of India are great spots to bring in the new year on a trek.
More Nature Walks
Welcome the first sunrise of New Year with a long walk. Let’s bring back the old world charm of ambling along those forgotten trails, those little neighbourhood lanes. Nature walks are the best and easiest way to be outdoorsy really. And if you keep your senses open, you’ll discover little things about the local plants, flowers, birds and animals, that will amaze you and refresh your soul. According to the studies, going on nature walks is an excellent way of boosting self-esteem, stamina, and endurance. Even more reason for starting the year walking on a nature trail walks, isn’t it?