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All your friends with travel plans are probably half way across the world by now, leaving you all alone in Bangalore.

But here’s the flip side: the traffic is less (well, sort of), you can actually hear yourself think, and we’ve got a New Year’s Eve party plan that’s so great, we promise it will feel like a holiday.

Well for one thing, it’s right by the airport, so there’s that. Plus, a swimming pool, lush lawns and champagne are involved.

Welcome to the New Year’s Eve soiree at the Grand Lawns of the Taj Bangalore (near the airport).

This year, they promise a “glamorous gala” with three DJs, belly dancers, multiple stages with dance troupes, fire jugglers and a 3D stage spread across 15,000 square feet of open lawn. And parents, you don’t have to get a baby sitter; there’s a special kids’ zone; and you can book a room for the night as well! Hey, couples, you’re reading this too right?

Your ticket will of course include feasts and other feats (drinking so many cocktails is one); multi-cuisine delicacies and IMFL alcohol are on the menu.

If you’re the kind of party guest who likes making a splash, you can use the swimming pool too. Oh, and there’s free W-fi for all your Instagram uploads before the ball drops.

Insert Happy 2018 emoji here!

Getting there: On Dec 31 at Taj Bangalore (airport), check in time: noon (December 31, 2017) and check out time: noon (January 1, 2018). Tickets start at Rs 3,500; no tickets for kids below the age of 3. Book tickets on Cleartrip Local

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