As the year comes to an end, it is time to bid farewell to 2017 with a heavy heart while making space for New Year 2018. With January 1 falling on a Monday, you are now presented with a long weekend that can be used to take a trip to your favourite getaways. If you live in Mumbai, you are lucky to be surrounded by breathtaking places that make perfect New Year getaways. (ALSO SEE 2018 Holiday Calendar: List of Long Weekends and Where to Go in The Upcoming New Year) Here are some of the best places near Mumbai to ring in New Year 2018 and enjoy the long weekend. Also Read - 'Touching Gesture'! Narayana Murthy Touches The Feet of Ratan Tata And Twitter Can't Stop Hailing The 'Historic Moment'




Maharashtra’s premier river rafting spot has abundant options for a pleasant stay ranging from resorts to farm houses to river-side tents. Kolad is ideal for those who want to go away from the city and the crowds to spend some time amidst nature without spending a bomb. Plus, there is always the option of indulging in white water rafting, river crossing, ziplining and kayaking. What better way to ring in the New Year, right? Also Read - JNU Violence Highlights: Student Protests Emerge Across Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata; Film Fraternity Joins in

Distance from Mumbai: 127 km Also Read - PMC Scam: With Rs 90 Lakh Stuck in Beleaguered Bank, ex-Jet Airways Staffer Dies of Cardiac Arrest After Attending Protest



Bhandardara remains one of the most picturesque places to visit near Mumbai. Its green landscape that comprise of beautiful waterfalls and rolling hillocks are perfect for a rejuvenating break from the urban routine. It is perfect to leave all tour worries from 2017 behind and start 2018 on a fresh, healthy note. DO SEE Best Cities Around the World to Ring in New Year 2018

Distance from Mumbai: 164 km


Lonavala in Maharashtra

Lonavala in Maharashtra

It may be done to dust but Lonavala is totally worth considering on account of its proximity to Mumbai and abundance of marvelous resorts that offer great views and splendid services. Not only is it a pleasant drive that takes under 2 hours, it is also an amazing place to enjoy nature not very far from the city.

Distance from Mumbai: 83 km



The Mulshi Dam on Mula river in Maharashtra has emerged as one of the most scenic getaways from Mumbai. Several resorts like Malhar Machi offer pleasant stays amidst nature for families. It is ideal for those wanting a quiet way to ring in the New Year 2018.

Distance from Mumbai: 169 km


pavana dne

One of the best places near Mumbai for lakeside camping, Pavana is a delight for vacationers from Mumbai and Pune. Just a short drive from both cities, the place has several camping options as well as resorts that provide a comfortable stay.

Distance from Mumbai: 115 km (NOW SEE Best Places to Celebrate New Year 2018 in India)

So, take a break from the city and the clichéd parties to visit one of these amazing places near Mumbai to ring in New Year 2018 in style.