Lifestyle: 5 Getaways Near Mumbai Perfect For The Weekend

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After a hectic week at work, everyone looks for places to spend quality times with family and friends. Read to know five getaways near Mumbai for weekend

Written By Shakir Khan | Mumbai | Updated On:
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After getting tired from a long week of work, people often look for short getaways away from the city. Weekends are probably the only time when people get to spend quality time with family or friends. Here are five getaways from for a long weekend near Mumbai. Read below for the list.

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Five getaways near Mumbai

Karjat

Karjat is located on the basin of the Ulhas River. Ancient cave temples, forts, mountains, and natural landscape make this Konkani town a famous weekend getaway from Mumbai. It is quite famous for trekking and other adventurous activities. The paths range from low to high difficulty, which makes it among the best places for a weekend near Mumbai.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 62 KM
  • Best Time to visit: July and September
  • Places to Visit: Bhor Ghat, Kondana Caves, Peth Fort, and Ulhas Valley, etc.
  • Activities: Boating, Picnics, Rappelling, Rock Climbing, White water Rafting, etc.

Lonavala-Khandala

The two hill stations hold a special place for the people of Mumbai. People often visit Lonavala and Khandala for a road trip, hill view or a one-day trip as it is close to Mumbai. These places satisfy all moods of the Mumbaikars. It is one of the most visited place in the locality.  

  • Distance from Mumbai: 93 KM
  • Best Time to visit: October-May
  • Places to Visit: Bushy Dam, Pavna Lake, Tiger’s Leap, Lonavala Lake, etc.
  • Activities:  Camping, Picnic, Shopping, Trekking, etc.

Matheran

It is located on the top of the Western Ghats at an approximate 2,516 feet height above sea level. Matheran is one of the oldest hill stations and beautiful spots near Mumbai. The grasslands, chill and calm environment and pure ambiance make Matheran a good weekend getaway. A ride on the Neral-Matheran train from the mountains is a must experience.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 83 KM
  • Best Time to visit: October and May
  • Places to Visit: Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Panorama Point, One Tree Hill, etc.
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Valley Crossing, etc.

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Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a quiet and cloudy hill station that has one of the few evergreen forests left in the county. It was once known as the summer capital under the British government for the Bombay province. Now it is a fun and adventurous weekend trip for the Mumbaikars. It is one of the most scenic places to visit.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 263 KM
  • Best Time to visit: January-December
  • Places to Visit: Mapro Garden, Pratapgarh, Venna Lake, etc.
  • Activities: Horse Riding, Trekking, Mountain Biking, Water Sports, etc.

Silvassa

Silvassa is the capital of Dadra and Nagar Haveli. An interesting fact about this place is that it was called Vila de Paco d’Arcos during the Portuguese rule after a town near Lisbon with the same name. This place gives an authentic Portuguese experience right from the architecture to culture. The town also has a major population of Roman Catholics who speak Portuguese. The ambiances of the town provide a good experience.

  • Distance from Mumbai: 167 KM
  • Best Time to visit: November-March
  • Places to Visit: Balaji Temple, Ban Ganga Lake, Dadra Park, Dudhani, etc.
  • Activities: Boating, Fishing, Motor Biking, Water Sports, etc

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