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Youth prefer going out of Mumbai for Christmas and New Year celebrations!

FESTIVAL

This year, the celebrations will be more cheerful as the New Year starts with a weekend! Thus many Mumbaikars are keen to celebrate Christmas and 31st December celebrations outside the city

FESTIVALMumbai: The last week of December is a week of various questions. Many ask “What’s your plan for Christmas and New Year’s celebrations? Where are you going to celebrate the New Year eve?” Most of the youth has planned celebrations outside the city.

Some early birds have already booked the hotel rooms at famous tourist spots one month before. Now the late comers are seen hopping around the travel booking centers and in waiting queues.

This year, the celebrations will be more cheerful as the New Year starts with a weekend! Thus many Mumbaikars are keen to celebrate Christmas and 31st December celebrations outside the city.

Talking with Prahaar, Rakesh Pendulkar, Owner of a travel company, said, “All the buses for Goa and Konkan are getting flooded with passengers. The booking has been done in previous month itself,” he said.

Those who couldn’t find appropriate places are searching for options to make their celebration memorable. Whether it’s bottom side Konkan, Tarkarli or Mahabaleshwar, Malshej, Shirdi, Bhandardara, etc. many of the resorts have been already booked or getting booked in this week.

Comparing the previous year’s celebrations, this year the early booking is higher and various packages have been offered to lull the tourists.

Places like Murud, Alibaug, Harne, Dapoli, Diveagar, Matheran, Lonavala, Pachgani, Igatpuri, Bordi, Dahanu and other near places to Mumbai are the first choices by the Mumbaikars.

Because of the peak season, the small hotels as well as the resorts are charging high for the bookings. Various games and entertainment programs have been arranged to make the tourists’ stay comfortable and relaxing.

Parag More, a tourist, said, “We have planned to celebrate the Christmas and New Year outside the city. But our plan is fresh so we are struggling to get the advance bookings at present. Most of the places are already booked or housefull. Very few hotel owners indicated room availability,” he said.

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