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15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai

  

Mumbai –The City that never sleeps is probably one of the coolest places to be in India. Mumbai may equate to a fast paced life but it is indeed a city with a soul of its own. The people who have made it in this city are the testimony to the fact how a city can make you one of its own in no time at all.

There are numerous places around the city that offer amazing weekend getaways. So, if you are slogging in the city of dreams or visiting it for a few days, it is highly suggested that you move beyond the clichéd and explore a little more. Take out one of your Mumbai weekends and head to places which have hills, adventures, serenity and a lot more. Here’s a list of some amazing weekend escapes from Mumbai that are worth exploring.

1. Karjat

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-1 One of the most picturesque locations in the vicinity of Mumbai, Karjat boasts of amazing scenic beauty. Located at a distance of 62 km from Mumbai, Karjat is a heaven for nature lovers and is the perfect getaway from Mumbai. Karjat also provides beautiful trails for trekking in the hills, rock climbing and scenic spots for picnics and ample opportunities for adventure sports. Go for a weekend trip here with your friends or family.

2. Matheran

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-2 At an altitude of 2625 feet above sea level, this quaint little hill station on top of the Western Ghats is the perfect spot to unwind and relax. Located at a distance of 90km from Mumbai, Matheran offers excellent panoramic views and a relaxing respite from the hustle bustle of cities. There's no way in hell that anybody shouldn't take a trip here!

3. Lonavala-Khandala

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-3 Khandala has had its share of Bollywood fame with the famous song ‘Ati Kya Khandala’. Khandala and Lonavla are every Mumbaikar’s favorite weekend destination no matter what. Travel to Lonavala and get away from the Mumbai beaches for a change. Lush green hills, breathtaking views, perfect weather and picturesque lakes characterize these twin retreats at a mere distance of 93km from Mumbai.

4. Raigad

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-4 Raigad is a wonderful place to unwind and relax. Known as the ancient capital of the Maratha King, Shivaji, Raigad is a heavenly retreat from the mundane humdrum of the city life. It is famous for the Raigad Fort and the lush greenery that surrounds it. Most of the fort stands in ruins now but still is heavenly to look at owing to the greenery that blankets it.Located at a distance of 103 Km from Mumbai, Raigad is perfect to get away from all the cities and their hustle-bustle.

5. Palghar

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-5 Sunset at Kelva Beach. Beautiful!! Right?

Mostly preferred by travelers from Mumbai and Surat, Palghar is one beautiful getaway from Mumbai. Be it family, kids and couples, everyone loves this place. The best places to visit in Palghar are Manor, Shirgaon Fort and Of course the beautiful Kelva beach. Moreover, the hotels in Palghar are also very reasonable. One can enjoy a perfect weekend away from Mumbai. It is located at a distance of mere 113 km from the city of Dreams. The best season or months to visit places in Palghar are February to March and September to December.

6. Kamshet

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-6 Kamshet, popularly known by the Mumbaikars as the hub for paragliding is one of the most preferred getaways from Mumbai. With experienced gliding schools and trainers, one can safely indulge in the sport and make it one of the most memorable experiences of your life. Moreover, it also famous for renowned for adventure centric camps and bungalows. This place is located at a distance of 117 km from Mumbai. The best time for paragliding in Kamshet is Cool winters and warm summers. Avoid during monsoons as the winds are strong and one cannot do paragliding.

7. Kolad

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-7 Take a break from the Mumbai weekend and head to Kolad. Kolad is a paradise for the adrenaline-rush seeking adventure junkies. The Kundalika river provides ample rapids for river rafting and kayaking. Surrounded by lush greenery and towering waterfalls, Kolad provides scenic trails for hiking, trekking, and some perfect camping spots. Situated at a distance of 120km from Mumbai Kolad is where you should head towards the coming weekend.

8. Silvassa, Dadra and Nagar Haveli

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-8 Silvassa is the capital of the Union Territory of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. The city is a remnant of the Portuguese era and boasts of architecture synonymous with the time period. Silvassa will not disappoint you with its culture, food and its intriguing history. Located at a distance of 167 Km from Mumbai, Silvassa is worth being on your radar.

9. Nashik

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-9 It doesn’t really matter whether you are a wine aficionado or not, Nashik will not fail to captivate you. Known as the wine capital of India, Nashik is home to India’s finest vineyards like the Sula Vineyards. With vineyard tours, wine tasting, grapes crushing and luxurious stays in some of the vineyard resorts, the experience is simply worthwhile. Located at a distance of 167 km from Mumbai Nashik is a must visit for every time you have a long weekend at your disposal.

10. Aurangabad

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-10 Aurangabad is famous for the Biwi Ka Maqbara, that is built on the lines of the Taj Mahal. It is a mausoleum built in the memory of Dilras Banu Begum, the wife of Aurangzeb. Built by his son Prince Azam Shah for his mother, it is also known as the ‘Taj of Deccan’. Apart from which you may also be interested in visiting the famous Ajanta and Ellora Caves. Aurangabad is located at a distance of 335 km from Mumbai and can be a perfect fit for a long weekend.

11. Panchgani

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-11 Another quaint hill station tucked between five hills of the Western Ghats, Panchgani is a natural wonder. The scenic locales, pristine vistas, tranquil ambiance, and amazing weather will surely leave you mesmerized. Ideal for numerous outdoor activities such as trekking, hiking, and paragliding, Panchgani is one of the most favored getaways amongst the Mumbaikars located at a proximal distance of 244 km from Mumbai.

12. Mahabaleshwar

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-12 If the heat and humidity of Mumbai bogs you down all along the week then fret not because Mahabaleshwar is always at your rescue. Located at a distance of 263km from Mumbai and nearer to Pune, this place is an apt choice for relaxation and reinforcing your connection with nature. With activities like boating, paragliding, hiking and visiting the temples that can be easily enjoyed here, there won’t be a single moment that may seem dull in Mahabaleshwar.

13. Revdanda Beach

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-13 Revdanda Beach is a very isolated beach and is situated near the fort. The sand is black in colour, which gives it a unique look. One can experience a perfect camping experience on the beach under the sky full of stars.Moreover, you can visit the Revdanda fort located at the mouth of the Kundalika River. Revdanada beach from Mumbai is around 111km. So what do you say about this weekend getaway? Amazing, right?

14. Savarkut

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-14

Savarkut village resides on the banks of River Vaitarna between Mumbai and Nashik. This is place is one of a kind as the rafting in the rugged waters of Vaitarna is loved by every adventure lover. You get ample time to jump right into the river and laze around in the water as the rapids are at a pleasant distance from each other. This place is an alternative to Kolad. If you're tired of visiting Kolad, this place is a great option. Other adventure activities include kayaking, waterfall rappelling, flying fox, valley crossing and much more is also done here.This place is located at a distance of 130 km from Mumbai.

15. Dahanu

15 Amazing Weekend Escapes from Mumbai-15 Dahanu is a coastal town in Palghar district of Maharashtra state in Konkan division which hosts Reliance energy's largest thermal power station and Tarapur atomic power station. For the traveler minds, one can enjoy the scenic Dahanu beach, Dahanu Fort or visit Mahalaxmi Temple for a divine experience. Dahanu is located at distance of 141 km from the city of Dreams.

Now that you have a list of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai at your disposal make use of every weekend this year. Happy Travelling!

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