Travelling is the best thing one can do. From picturesque landscaped to ancient monuments, everything pleases a traveller.

Mumbai, the city which never sleeps or maybe called as the city of dreams, where hundreds of people come to fulfil their desires and dreams, known for its monsoons has many weekend getaways which one can enjoy and can relax for the weekend. From all the neighbouring hill stations to wildlife sanctuaries, from religious places to adventurous spots, you name it and Mumbai has it all. It leaves one mesmerised and thrilled with the natural beauty of Mumbai and the places surrounded by it. So here we give you some of the places near Mumbai which could be visited to spend and enjoy our weekend.

 

Weekend Getaways near Mumbai

1. Lonavala

Distance from Mumbai: 88KM

It is one of the favourites and most visited tourist spot near Mumbai. It is considered to be the best weekend getaway spot near Mumbai.

Places to Visit: Tourists should look for forts, lakes and the green lush gardens. There are various temples and caves to visit on your visit to this place. Some of them include of Karla caves, Bhushi dam, Ryewood park, Tamhini ghat.

Things to do: Eat the various delicious in the region. Do various adventurous sports for the adrenaline rush also moved by the ancient forts and folklore.

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2. Mahabaleshwar

Distance from Mumbai: 231.2KM

It is one of the most famous hill station in Mumbai. It is the best place for a weekend getaway.

Places to Visit: Tourists could visit Pratap Garh fort, Veena lake and monkey point.

Things to do: One should not miss eating the strawberries of this region. People could go up to some hill point and hear the echo of their voices.

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3. Karjat

Distance from Mumbai: 62.3 KM

It is situated on the Basin of Ulhas River, is blessed with lush green natural places and waterfalls.

Places to Visit: Some natural scenic views and crystal clear waterfalls and lakes. There are some caves which could also be visited which include of Kondana caves, Bahiri caves and Kondeshwar temple.

Things to do: Paradise for all adventure lovers. People could go for trekking, rappelling and also river rafting.

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4. Shirdi

Distance from Mumbai: 241.3KM

It is the considered one of the sacred places and has been visited by many national and international tourists every day.  It is the spiritual place where Shri Sai Baba preached and took his last breath. It is the ultimate place for a travel to gain mental relaxation along with some spiritual blessings.

Places to Visit: You can visit the village Shani Shingnapur, where people do not have doors to their houses as they are not afraid of theft other with Dwarkamai.

Things to do: You can take part in the morning and evening prayers. One can also enjoy free food service provided by the trust.

 

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5. Pench National Park

Distance from Mumbai: 928.7 KM

It is situated on the border of Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh. People should see various animals and some endangered species too including of Barking deer, Wild Boar, Sambar, Blue Bull, tigers, panther etc.

Things to do: Live in the deluxe camps and do jungle safari.

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6. Pune

Distance from Mumbai: 148KM

It is generally more popular among the students and one could find world-class colleges in the city. There are various restaurants around the city and the nightlife is what makes the tourists talk about for years.

Places to Visit: Wax museum, theme parks and restaurants, Shaniwar Wada, Aga Khan Palace, Dagadusheth Halwai Ganapati temple.

Things to do: It is the best place to do trekking and all types of adventurous sports. The place serves the best type of misal pav in the region.

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7. Panchgani

Distance from Mumbai: 250.9 KM

Panchgani, a hill station near Mumbai, is surrounded by mountains. it attracts tourists from all over the world to see its magnificent and natural beauty.

Places to Visit: Visit old Parsi and British houses to look into the past, river Krishna from a hilltop, crystal clear lakes and mountain blue skies with Sherbaug amusement park, Sydney point, Table land, Kamalgad

Things to do: Walk through the walkways and enjoy the green lush vegetation and breathe the fresh air.

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8. Matheran

Distance from Mumbai: 80.3 KM

From the hustle and bustle of the city of dreams, one should go to this place and feel the serene atmosphere of nature.

Places to Visit: Untanned landscape and natural scenic views, shady forests and silent lakes.

Things to do: Eat various dishes and look for the traditional way of living. Feel the feeling of planting and also the smell of red soil.

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9. Khandala

Distance from Mumbai: 81.3 KM

It is the best destination for shooting and is very famous among producers and directors to shot a film. Various movies have been shot in this region which adds to the value of the place. One can go to Lonavala and then come to this beautiful place, Khandala.

Places to Visit: One can go out to visit the nearby forts and some natural scenic views. There are various lakes, forests and valleys to visit with some unique style of point houses.

Things to do: This place can be loved by adventure lovers too. One could try for trekking and hiking. Some of the famous treks include of Duke’s Nose and Kalri hills.

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10. Daman

Distance from Mumbai: 170 KM

It is considered as one of the coolest places to hangout with friends and family. It is also best suited for small weekend trips.

Places to Visit: Beautiful beaches and blue seas. One can also look out for the diversified flora and fauna which the area preserves along with Basilica of Bom Jesus Church, Moti Daman fort, Daman lighthouse, Jampore beach.

Things to do: You can enjoy an exotic party with some fine liquor which is very easily available in the villages nearby.

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