After 9 days of Navratri, Dussehra was celebrated yesterday on a Thursday, and the first thing to come to your mind is- a long weekend. So, here are a few tips to make your Dussehra weekend a truly memorable one. Remember, you might not be able to do everything that we suggest; so be choosy!
- Family get-togethers at home: Yes, a festival is still the perfect occasion to bring your family together. Call over your cousins and relatives to your home and make Dussehra celebrations, full of warmth and more memorable. Indulge in antakshari, browse through old family albums, live the nostalgia and feast on some amazing festive delicacies, with your favourite people.
- Garba date with friends: While Garba is usually associated with dance, the Garba events in the city also offer a lot for the non-dancers. Go out with your gang, let the dancers light up the stage while others can feast on delicious food and enjoy foot-tapping music in a lovely ambience. And yes, a happening crowd is a given.
- Quick outstation trips: Well, this is where you only need the idea. Because you already know so many destinations around Pune that will make for a perfect weekend getaway. Pick a happening resort or a quiet getaway, depending on whom you are travelling with. Lonavala, Mahabaleshwar, Tamhini, Diveagar are just some of the places you can choose from.
- Pot luck at home: Get your friend circle together and treat yourself to a culinary fest, How? Well, just announce the good old pot luck on your WhatsApp group. Relax at home as you can enjoy some lovely times and entertaining conversations over a variety of food that comes home from different kitchens.
Well, there are also the other usual ways of enjoying a long weekend- binge-watching TV shows, sleeping away to glory, shopping on your mobile phone etc. But a weekend as special as the Dussehra weekend, calls for something special, with your special people. Whatever you choose to do, make sure you have a lovely weekend. Happy Dussehra!