Weekend getaway places from Mumbai

View of Gateway of India with The Taj Mahal Hotel & Oberois Hotel Mumbai….

Mumbai is a city full of madness with hectic schedules and busy lives. So everyone requires a break from their stressful lives and needs to enjoy with their dear ones and get to unwind themselves. Thankfully, there are numerous awesome places near Mumbai for a perfect relaxing weekend getaway that offers nature’s beauty, rich history, and adventure as well. All these holiday destinations are not so far from Mumbai. So, you can easily travel and explore them on weekends. Read more to know about the places and what activities you can enjoy there for a memorable trip. 

Karjat

Karjat is a stunning destination located 60 km away from Mumbai. You have many options of beautiful resorts to choose from that will provide comfort and convenience. Come here and rejuvenate yourself as this place is really quiet and peaceful offering you many activities to indulge in such as Rafting, Trekking and Hiking, Rock Climbing, and other Water Sports as well. 

If you are not so much into adventure then you can also explore forts, mountains, and waterfalls. If you are planning to spend your weekend in Karjat I suggest you carry some essential items such as shoes, raincoat, umbrella, torch with you always. There are ample activities that you can do solo or with your family. So, don’t wait and plan your next weekend to this wonderful place.

Lonavala

No doubt Lonavala is the best holiday spot near Mumbai where tourists and local people of Mumbai flock in abundance to spend some quality time and soak in the beauty of lush green surroundings, majestic hills, mesmerizing waterfalls. It is 82 kilometers away from Mumbai and around 2 hours are required to reach there. Many budget hotels and fancy resorts are available to stay.

To keep the visitors fascinated, many places are there to explore in Lonavala like Tiger Hills point, Lonavala Lake, Wax Museum. Lonavala has a surprise for every kind of traveler. For history enthusiasts, the best option to explore Lonavala is by paying a visit to Buddhist caves which are almost 2000 years old. Sounds interesting right? For people who crave adventure and fun,  Della Adventures and Imagica Amusement Park are great options. And to get close to mother nature and feel connected, one can take a trek to Duke’s Nose and enjoy the wonderful view of  Sahyadri Hills. After reaching the top point, you will feel so blessed and it will be worth your time and energy. Absolutely, there is no better place than Lonalava to have a surreal experience. 

Mode of transport: You can reach here by car, train, bus and by taxi as well.

Alibaug 

Home to pretty beaches along with picturesque views, this holiday destination is merely 3 hours (94 km) away from Mumbai. If you want to take a break from your daily routine and want to chill and relax under the sun and enjoy pleasant weather, then Alibaug should be your go-to destination. Homestays, Cottages, Resorts, and many Hotel options you will have here that offer comfort and luxury. You can cover and explore all the beaches in 2 days as they are located very close to each other. 

The most famous beaches of Alibaug are Alibaug beach, Nagaon beach, and Mandwa beach where you have the opportunity to try adventure sports like kayaking, parasailing, quad biking, and of course popular banana boat rides. Chill with your family, do yoga early in the morning, take a walk at night, or indulge in sports, but one thing is sure that you are going to make lots of memories on this trip to Alibaug and would not want to leave this place. 

Mode of transport: The best way to reach here by Car and Ferry. Take a ferry ride from the gateway of India to Mandwa Port. Later, you can take a bus to Alibaug.

Matheran 

To enjoy simple joys in life and spend your holiday in a serene environment and tranquil ambiance, one should travel to Matheran to relax and clear their mind. Located around 100 km away from Mumbai, this Oldest hill station of Maharashtra is my favorite tourist spot. I have been here and experienced the surreal beauty of Matheran. Matheran has many good options of hotels, homestays, and cottages that provide a comfortable stay. I stayed at Radha Cottage which is situated away from the chaos of the city and surrounded by lush greenery. The property is gorgeous that has a vintage feel and guarantees an enjoyable stay. 

The best places to visit in Matheran are Alexander Louisa Point, Panorama Point, Echo Point, and Shivaji’s ladder. If you are traveling by train then don’t miss the chance to take a Neral-Matheran Toy Train to experience amazing views of Matheran. Note: If you travel to Matheran by car, Dasturi Naka is the last point where you have to park your Car as vehicles are not allowed in the main Matheran town.

Mode of transport: You can come here by train till Neran(then by road), car and bus. 

Take time to travel to these above-mentioned places with your loved ones. Happy vacations 🙂

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