Live the last day!
Do not fret about breaking the bank to ring in New Year. The GUIDE packed in a heady list of cool things to do. And, the best part is, you don't need deep pockets!
In the jungle
For those who hate navigating the traffic, the blasting speakers and the un-ending noise Bombay Natural History Society has a tempting offer — Evening in Forest. Step away from all the hustle and sleep under the stars at BNHS’ natural reserve, which includes a dusk walk in the jungles, wildlife quiz and family treasure hunt among other activities.
At Conservation Education Centre, Goregaon, near Film City, Goregaon (E).
Call 9594929107 / 9594953425 (between 10 am to 5 pm)
Cost R2,000 for Adults, R1,750 for children (up to 12 years), Rs 3,650 for couples and Rs 7,000 for family (two adults and two children).
Fees include food.
Laugh it away
Was 2013 too stressful? Spend the last day of the year laughing all the stress away with Comedy Finale 2013 vs 2014 at Canvas Laugh Factory. And to help tickle your funnybone, there’s not one or two, but five stand-up artistes. Also the entry charges cover unlimited food and drink. Do you need any more reasons to be happy?
At Canvas Laugh Factory, Palladium, Lower Parel.
Drop by old favourites
If you do not have much time to spare and need to have a quick drink post work, trust the city’s age-old watering holes such as Mondegar’s and Leopold Cafe where you can down a beer tower and gobble on tasty cheeseballs with some streetside shopping to do outside. Or head to Ghetto for a grungy night with loud Rock music to accompany your drink for colleagues. Also, neighbourhood drinking joints such as Pop Tates and Jugheads are your cheapest go-to places for some serious tipple.
At Colaba Causeway, Colaba and Bhulabhai Desai Road.
Have some time to spare and wish to run out of the city a bit? Head to Della Adventure Park between Mumbai and Pune. Their New Year’s Eve package includes a one-night-stay along with a party which includes unlimited starters, exotic cocktails and an elaborate buffet. They also have adventure packages if you wish to try a few stunts while partying.
At Della Resorts & Villas, Kunegaon, Lonavala.
Head to India’s biggest entertainment theme park, Imagica, for year-end celebrations. Jump on different rides, view great fireworks when the clock strikes twelve and gorge on unlimited food and beverages too.
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Loosen your belts
If you live to eat, you won’t find a way better than eating the night away this New Year. And to aid your tastebuds, almost every restaurant in the city is offering something special to fill your tummies.
Asian cuisine lovers can head to Nom Nom for vegetarian delicacies such as Wasabi mushroom, Silken Tofu Skewers, Dimsums, and meat-lovers can try Stir Fried Squid in Thai herbed Sauce, Assorted Non –Veg Sushi Selection, Crab drizzled with Singaporean Hot Sauce and more. Do get drunk on the Sake Bombs too!
At Nom Nom, Bharat Nagar, ,Versova Juhu Link Road, Andheri (W); and opposite Mini Punjab, Bandra (W).
Not all good eating options are centered around Bandra and Andheri. For those living in the northern suburbs, head to Meluha that is offering New Year’s eve packages that are easy on your pocket and made for those with a generous appetite. If you wish to head there post midnight opt for the R1,180
package, where you can gorge on a buffet till 3 am. They have several other packages for different time slots and one can add Rs 600
and drink unlimited alcohol.
AT Meluha The Fern, Central Avenue, Hiranandani Gardens, Powai.
Call 42611111 / 9664465401
For a twist in the tale, celebrate New Year the Spanish way at Copa. The restaurant will transform into a Spanish villa for you to unwind over sangrias, knock down shots such as the Spanish Fly with Spanish flatbread pizzas to accompany.
At Lanna Building, 13th Road, opposite Juhu Gymkhana, Juhu.