Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

77 places to visit around Mumbai

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Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

Being a bustling and busy city, places to see near Mumbai are ideal spots for a spot of relaxation. Places near Mumbai combine the beauty of the outdoors and the splendour of magnificent architecture in the form of dams and many other constructions. Places to visit near Mumbai or rather the best place to visit near Mumbai would be one that provides an escape from the hustle and bustle of the city. Places to visit near Mumbai or Mumbai’s nearby places are easily accessible by road, trains and buses.Picnic spots near the Nagatta Falls are a popular option among visitors looking for weekend getaways, Mumbai. Through HolidayIQ, you can book many good hotels in Mumbai and resorts in Mumbai.

  1. 50-100km

Alibaug is an accessible weekend getaway in Mumbai, either by road or by ferry from the Gateway of India in South Mumbai. The main beach found here is ideal for walking and the fort is a sight to see. Alibaug is littered with resorts and hotels offering a variety of tour packages to see the beaches and other sites in the area.

Lonavala and Khandala are twin hills resorts found 5km from each other and 88km and 83km respectively from Mumbai. Both locations are famous for their caves, hills, temples, lakes and gardens. Tourist places of interest include Duke’s nose, Ryewood Park, Bushy Dam and Shivaji Park and caves like the Bhaja Caves and Bedsa Caves. Lonavala is famous for its sweet, the chikki and is also known as the ‘Jewel of Sahyadri’. With shooting points, trekking options, museums and even a miniature world, Lonavala and Khandala are the best weekend getaways from Mumbai for those looking for a short trip with a lot to see.

Matheran is the smallest hill station of India and is the country’s only auto-mobile free hill station except for an ambulance owned and operated by the Municipality. This pristine weekend getaway from Mumbai city has multiple viewpoints that offer glorious sceneries of the surrounding area and the nearby Neral fort. Matheran is famous for its medicinal plants and herbs and its numerous picnic points. It is a slice of peace found just 83km away from Mumbai city.

  1. 100-200km

Pune (154km from Mumbai) is the cultural capital of India, and has grown ten-fold in this aspect in the recent years, and is an attractive option for getaways from Mumbai. Home to the Osho International Meditation Resort, which is one of the largest spiritual centres in the world, Pune also has a lot of spiritual significance. The city today is a hotbed of start-ups, cafes and pop culture and is known as a student city due to the various educational institutes located here.

Nashik, a prominent Mumbai getaway, is found in the foothills of the Western Ghats and is one of the highest situated cities in India. Famous as a religious place for Hindus, the city is greatly associated with the epic Ramayana. Mudathon at Nashik is a great option for those looking for some fun-filled activities like obstacle course, mud sling party etc.

Lavasa is another popular weekend getaway near Mumbai, with its Warasgaon Lake that is renowned for its water sports. The first planned city has activities such as Jet skiing, luxury cruise boats and bumper boats, while those interested in the wilderness have the option to go hiking, trekking and mountain climbing. Lavasa has several dining options with many multi-cuisine restaurants to cater to every visitor’s taste.

  1. 200-300km

Mahabaleshwar is a pilgrimage centre for devotees of Lord Shiva and a peaceful and serene hill resort area, perfect for a Mumbai weekend getaway. The area is popularly known as Strawberry Country, as it produces heavenly strawberries, mulberries, raspberries and gooseberries. The city hosts the source of the river Krishna and the highest peak in the ranges that surround it are 4271 feet, which makes it an ideal spot to view exquisite sunrises and spellbinding mornings.

Panchganior ‘the place of five hills’ boasts of pleasant weather throughout the year, which makes it one of the most popular places around Mumbai. Strawberry farms where the fruit is processed into jams, squashes and crushes also offer these fresh products on sale. Devil’s kitchen caves, the Table Land and the view of the river with the Dhom Dam built on it are some points of interest.

Shirdi is home to the Sai Baba temple and popular throughout the year, and is one of the most religious places to visit around Mumbai. Other temples in the city include Samadhi Mandir, Chavadi, Sri SaibabaSansthan Temple, Gurusthan and Dwarkamai Masjid and temples to Hindu gods like Ganesha, Shiva and Shani are found in the same area. The best time to visit this area is between September and March.

Saputara is a hill station getaway near Mumbai, situated on a plateau in the Sahyadri range and its name means ‘Abode of Serpents’. An image of a snake along the banks of the river Sarpagana is worshipped by the locals on the day of Holi. With its rich history, and modern progress, Saputara has a lot to offer its visitors. The Artist Village, Vansada National Park, and Purna Sanctuary can all be accessed from Saputara, which is found 250km from Mumbai.

  1. >300km

Think Alphonso mangoes, and you should think of Ratnagiri, home to this delicious variety of fruit and the classic choice for Mumbai weekend getaways. With its vast beaches and forts, the city is abundant with activities for all travellers. A lighthouse offers the view of the Arabian Sea and the Thiba palace, built for the exiled king of Burma are just a few of the various points of interest found in Ratnagiri.

The caves of Ellora are something we have all heard of, but not many are aware of the secrets surrounding these caves – when they were actually discovered, the purpose of the caves, the size of the caves– that is known now is still a result of speculation. The Hindu caves, The Jain caves and The Buddhist caves were built at different times and still filled with secrets waiting to be uncovered!

Dandeli is found close to the Kali River, around 567km from Mumbai, an excellent choice for weekend trips from Mumbai. The Anshi Tiger Reserve and BhagwanMahaveer sanctuary both have jeep safaris or elephant safaris that visitors can hire. The ancient caves of Kavala are also found in this area. The river is used for various activities such as white water rafting, kayaking and coracle rides and there are various nature trails and trekking options available too.

Amboli, which is another small hill town on the Sahyadri Range is 491km from Mumbai and offers respite from the fast-paced city life. Close to Goa, it is a gateway that is relatively untouched and more secluded than other destinations. The area has plenty of waterfalls as it receives a lot of rainfall and is home to an ancient Shiva temple.

The city of dreams, the New York of India, the home of Bollywood – Mumbai is the first city that springs to mind with all of these names made as a conglomeration of seven islands, Mumbai lies on the West Coast of India and is the country’s financial, commercial and entertainment capital. Being the most populous city in the country can lead to a need for some of the best weekend getaways, which is exactly what Mumbai has to offer.