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Goa, Alibaug, Lonavla: Top getaway spots to chill

At the outskirts of Mumbai, a quick drive away is Pavana Lake near Lonavla.

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Updated: Dec 06, 2018, 07.29 AM IST
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Opt for camping and resort stay with family amidst lush winter greens.

Pet-friendly getaways ahoy!
Region: Pavana Lakeside camping (Lonavla) and Alibaug’s eco-friendly beach spots (Maharashtra)
The nip in the air is fresh and exciting. Not only do we (the humans) love it but animals (our furry friends) enjoy it too. When the weather all around is cool, it is a good idea to take your pets along on picnics and camping trips by the lake or beach. We suggest you check out comfortable camping options as part of guided holidays where your pets are welcomed to partake in lake swimming, under supervision. At the outskirts of Mumbai, a quick drive away is Pavana Lake near Lonavla. Camping under the open skies has been steadily gaining popularity here. You could try it too.
Vacation with pet
PET-FRIENDLY: There are many Indian hotels and resorts that have pet-friendly policies. Check online and book a long weekend with your pet. December has many long breaks that can be utilised to escape urban stress.

Alibaug in Maharashtra is reachable by road and is also a ferry ride away from Gateway of India in Mumbai. Many holiday agencies post weekend ideas online for resort stay or camping amidst lush green surroundings where pets can join in the fun as well. In the North, we suggest a drive to Mussoorie or Agra. You can pre-check with the resort about pet policies and then book. Homestay options are what most pet lovers swear by, as the home owner is eager to host and also makes arrangements for the pet to feel safe and happy with ample space for playtime. Christmas and New Year time can be a good reason to plan your pet-friendly getaways. Go for one such holiday with your furry pal and later, share your family pictures with us at
Winter getaway spots

Take to the scenic goan routes this season as e-biking trips come alive with ‘b:live’
Region: Goa India’s first Electric Vehicle (EV) Tourism initiative, B:Live has now established a new environment-friendly way to experience trails of Goa. Understanding the risks of vehicle emissions thereby increasing air pollution in Goa, the introduction of EV tourism aims to help reduce carbon footprint. It’s a revolutionary initiative that provides a clean mode of commute while offering an immersive travel experience. ‘Electric Vehicle Tourism’ concept has been undertaken in partnership with Goa Tourism Development Corporation to build the country’s first EV Tourism ecosystem. B:Live, offers the joy of effortless riding on E-bikes while exploring the local culture, history and heritage of Goa. You can experience GPS trackers, battery powered motor for speed (up to 25kmph) and electronic disc brakes for enhanced safety for a fun ride.
Cycling in goa
HELLO FRIEND: For ecologically-conscious ways of touring, use e-cycles by B:Live, which are now gaining popularity in Goa.

A traveller who intends to visit Goa this season can pick from four tour options namely — The Making Of Panjim, Culture Trails, Escape to Divar Island and Rediscover the City of Old Goa. All of these tours take you to the lesser-known corners of Goa. You will be enthralled with intriguing tales narrated by a friendly local guide during the tour. Pitstops to taste local delicacies in quaint, Goan-Portuguese-styled cafes are also included.

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