The weekend is here and if you’re still worried about what to do we have a list for you! So gear up know the most happening weekend getaways around Mumbai.
1. Lonavla: 84 kms from Mumbai
Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai, especially appealing to hikers and trekkers
Lonavala, being a part of the Sahyadri hills, offers an alluring and bewitching experience of nature’s most gifted region. Surrounded by dense forests, waterfalls, dam alongside lakes, Lonavala is a must-visit if you admire nature and want a gateway to have a soulful weekend or a good trip. Also visit Khandala and Rajmachi on the way to Lonavala. The tourist destination has many attractions to its name, Bhaja caves, Bushi dam, Karla caves, Rajmachi fort, Ryewood lake, among others.
2. Matheran: 83 kms from Mumbai
With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran offers sceneries that can refresh one to the very core.
Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, this beautiful hill station is untouched by the busy city life surrounding it. It has pleasant weather throughout the year, though this place is most beautiful during the monsoon season and is also just two hours away from Mumbai. Matheran has been declared as an Eco sensitive region by the government and automobiles are not allowed inside the town. It is therefore a very tranquil place with no buzzing of cars and other modes of transport. The best thing to do here is enjoy your stay with the most picturesque view of the place and rest your eyes & soul. One can also find a great variety of medicinal herbs & plants. There are about 28 points, 2 lakes, 2 parks & 4 major worship places in Matheran.
3. Alibag: 92 kms from Mumbai
Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted, rejuvenating air.
Just 100 km away from Mumbai, this place is a popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai and Pune folks. Alibaug is a subdivision in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and it has many serene and beautiful beaches, known for its mesmerizing calm weather and dense coconut groves. Apart from the beaches, there are many historical and intricate temples in this region which are also interesting for tourists here. A walk amidst dense, refreshing coconut groves could also be very enchanting and relaxing, if you are looking for some solidarity. Kihim beach, Alibaug beach, Kanakeshwar devasthan temple, Kanakeshwar forest, Kolaba fort, Hanuman temple are among the popular spots here for the tourists to enjoy. Murud is also very nearby to Alibaug and Janjira fort is just 1-2 hours away from Alibaug.
4. Kamshet: 102 kms from Mumbai
Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats, renowned for paragliding and flying schools. Surrounded by Western Ghats, this place is regularly featured in the top 10 must visit destinations of India for an adventure junkie.
Located in Pune district, just 45 km from the main town, Kamshet is a paragliders paradise. It’s a beautiful place with small villages with natural scenery and fresh air. You can enjoy the surroundings and also have a closer look at the village life of India with muddy huts and village markets. The area is surrounded by paddy and sunflower fields and it provides an awesome view while you are enjoying the world class paragliding facilities here. Among other important attractions in this region are the Bhairi caves, Bhedsa caves, Khondeshwar temple, Pavana lake and Shinde wadi hills. Due to its proximity to other hill stations like Lonavla and Khandala, one can include those places in this trip as well.
5. Kashid: 121 kms from Mumbai
A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.
A soothing and calm place in nature’s lap, Kashid is mildly enchanting with its quiet environment and picturesque location. This beach town is known also for its majestic mountains and whispering Casuarinas. A delightful place for those seeking a serene environment, Kashid is has a calm shore that stretches to a vast extent and presents with a spellbound appearance. Kashid’s spotless water and clean beac h makes it one of the most beautiful spots in the nearby areas. A drive through the area in itself is a great experience. Chaul, which lies near Kashid, has many Buddhist caves that are of public interest, and also famous churches and temples. The Korlai Fort is another beautiful attraction here.
So Mumbai, pack your bags and head out for an epic road trip this weekend!