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The Ultimate Weekend Getaways Near Mumbai

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We all believe that Mumbai is one of the dynamic cities where dreams come true. No doubt, the city has its own charm and beauty but the daily hustle of work life or personal life can make your schedule packed and hectic. Where visiting Marine Drive, Juhu Beach, or Gateway of India every weekend can be quite boring, why not make some new plans and too that away from the city? Hey, don’t be worried about the long travel.

There are a few mind-blowing places near Mumbai, which are just few hours drive from the city, if you love oceans you can also look for beaches in Goa. Have a look at some of the utmost weekend getaways near Mumbai and let your soul escape the daily chaos of life.

Lonavala
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Nearby Getaways from Mumbai

1. Karjat

Situated on the basin of River Ulhas, Karjat is absolutely ready to give you some social media-worthy pictures of scenic natural vistas, forts, mountains, and ancient rock-cut cave temples. This beautiful small Konkan town can be a perfect choice to spend your weekends away from Mumbai. The place even offers a lot of adventure sports and trekking and the trails differ from moderately to extremely difficult, thus making it one of the best options for weekend getaways near the city.

Karjat

2. Lonavala-Khandala

You must have heard this place a number of times in the very famous Khandala song from the 90s. Well, these twin hill resorts are loved by every Mumbaikar out there. No matter you want to be on a road trip, or a perfect one-day trip with your partner, or be in the lap of nature, these places have the solution for your stress and can make your vacay mood even better. In fact, the best time to visit the places is, December. So, be there whenever you wish to escape from your daily city routine.

Lonavala, Khandala

3. Alibaug

What would you prefer the most? Going to a place by road or by ferry? Well, the choice will be yours as reaching Alibaug is possible by both the means. The place is one of the popular beach destinations and is known for the traces of ancient history. If the ferry is the means you’ve chosen, take it from the beach near Gateway of India, South Mumbai. A number of outdoor activities are something that makes the place one of the preferred choices by the people. So, those who love to be on an adventurous trip do not miss visiting Alibaug.

Alibaug

4. Matheran

Talking about Matheran, this is the oldest hill stations and surely the best picturesque spots near Mumbai. The place sits on the top of the Western Ghats at a height of 2516 ft above sea level.

What makes this place a perfect retreat for your weekend is the lush green pastures, pure and real ambiance, and of course, the calm and peaceful environment. And in case, if you actually plan to be there in Matheran, do not miss riding on the Neral-Matheran toy train because this is something you’re really going to enjoy a lot.

Matheran
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5. Kolad

If you desperately want to have something adventurous this weekend, I am sure you’ll love being in Kolad. There’s Kundalika River that flows by the little village and allows you to be a part of some fun water sports.

Not just this, you’ll also be witnessing some ultimate waterfalls that emerge from the neighboring mountains. Also, the place is not only for water sports but is ideal for trekking and camping too. Try to be there in December because the month is considered the perfect time to enjoy the best of the place.

Kolad
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So, I am sure, you will visit some of the these weekend gateways near Mumbai.

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Hey! A wayfarer this side who is absolutely obsessed with exploring new places, making new friends, have seen many cultures and colors of the world. I have covered 18 countries, 50+ states and still counting. Initially, I started out with my friends during my graduation days, in order to make a box full of memories, but didn’t know that traveling will someday become my thing and make me a total sucker for those heritage destinations, mighty mountains, and turquoise beaches.

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