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15 Perfect Getaways Near Mumbai For The Upcoming Long Weekend

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If you’re bored of doing the same thing over and over again on weekends, then it’s time for a change. HolidayIQ Travellers list down 15 destinations near Mumbai to break free from the rut and relax.

15 Perfect Getaways Near Mumbai For The Upcoming Long Weekend:

  1. Malshejghat (Maharashtra)
  2. Shreyas Hotel, Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)
  3. Whispering Woods, Lonavala (Maharashtra)
  4. Woodlands Hotel, Matheran (Maharashtra)
  5. Gool Khush Resort, Bordi (Maharashtra)
  6. Amruteshwar Hotel, Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
  7. Sun Glow Resort, Alibaug (Maharashtra)
  8. Velneshwar (Maharashtra)
  9. Ravine Hotel, Panchgani (Maharashtra)
  10. Vengurla (Maharashtra)
  11. Durshet (Maharashtra)
  12. Palghar (Maharashtra)
  13. Karjat (Maharashtra)
  14. Manori (Maharashtra)
  15. Guhagar (Maharashtra)

1. Malshejghat

Malshejghat
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HolidayIQ Traveller Dhruv Asher from Mumbai shares, "This place is full of fun. It is a very beautiful place and is really close to home, which makes it really convenient. There are dhabbas and food places all along the route and lots of greenery around due to monsoon. Once you are at Malshejghat, there is no end to fun..."

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280 Ratings | 187 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings | 209 Photos

2. Mahabaleshwar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Mahesh Pandarkar from Solapur shares, “Surprisingly it is one of the popular destinations, which is a great place for a romantic holiday. Spots are very cool & mindblowing.”

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253 Ratings | 254 Reviews | 57 Sightseeings | 25 Photos

3. Lonavala

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HolidayIQ Traveller Abhishrut Parihar from Pune shares, “Lonavala is the place if you want to go out on a trip for a day or two with family and friends over the weekend. For people staying closeby like Mumbai or Pune, it's a refreshing and soothing holiday spot. The weather was good - pleasant in the morning, rains in the evening. Perfectly romantic.”

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135 Ratings | 135 Reviews | 23 Sightseeings | 16 Photos

4. Matheran

Matheran
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HolidayIQ Traveller Gourav Gaonkar says, “A very nice place to visit on weekends if you stay close to Mumbai. We visited it recently but it wasn't as cold as we had expected it to be, it was quite comfortable. Best place for couples to go on romantic holidays. It gives a different experience as no vehicles are allowed in the village so either one has to go walking or on horses. Horse riding in Matheran was a memorable experience. There is also a toy train running through the village”

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130 Ratings | 130 Reviews | 55 Sightseeings | 15 Photos

5. Bordi

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HolidayIQ Traveller Hiren Punj shares,"Bordi beach. A very beautiful but quite place to be at, very calm atmosphere, very few people around, quite clean and well-maintained beach. Superb place if you want to just relax and spend quality time not many option for food ground other than 1-2 resort!! Tall trees will keep sun away even in afternoon. Wonderful sea almost flat for few km. Overall I will say must go place if you are looking to chill out."

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33 Ratings | 33 Reviews | 6 Sightseeings | 9 Photos

6. Bhandardara

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HolidayIQ Traveller Samrudha Kadam from Mumbai shares, "The speciality of this place is that it is still unexplored, hence you can enjoy nature undiluted. No hustle bustle like other tourist places like lonavla and Matheran. Just enjoy the rough rustic stay with fresh oxygen to breathe in and enchant your soul. Unfortunately, there aren't much food options available so your hotel is the only place to rely for food. Nothing to shop either. This place is mean to enjoy the waterfalls and the greenery and the awesome lakes. Its quite a safer place with friendly people. A two to three days stay is required for complete experience of the place."

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13 Ratings | 13 Reviews | 10 Sightseeings | 6 Photos

7. Alibaug

Alibaug
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HolidayIQ Traveller Mayuri Khekare from Wani shares, “It is beautiful place. Nice place for outing and refreshing. For couples, it is a nice place to spend quality time. Family can also go for nice picnic. Amazing sea view and rides are also available there. I love this place.”

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29 Ratings | 29 Reviews | 25 Sightseeings | 9 Photos

8. Velneshwar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Pinky Desai from Surat shares, “Velneshwar is an amazing destination if you are looking at an ideal water spot destination where you can enjoy the beauty of nature while swimming and sunbathing. This beach is just the right option for all beach lovers. The place is calm and peaceful. And you can enjoy an array of water sport options on the beach itself. How cool is that? I had a wonderful time here with my family.”

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53 Ratings | 39 Reviews | 11 Sightseeings | 13 Photos

9. Panchgani

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HolidayIQ Traveller Nealesh Thakur from Pune shares, “Never been to Panchgani before this, but over all I found it a fantastic experience. There are lots of places to visit and it is the best place for couples. It's a cool and a romantic destination and you can plan the trip any time of the year.” HolidayIQ Traveller Amey D Sonavane adds, “Nice little hill station and is the perfect place for a good weekend getaway. Easy accessibility from Mumbai-Pune with frequent bus services. A good place to visit in summers and even better during winters (strawberry season). Table Land is the hallmark. Strawberry cream ice-creams and corn vadas (local delicacy) are must-eats. Enjoy a serene weekend getaway away from the hustle bustle of Mumbai.”

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299 Ratings | 301 Reviews | 35 Sightseeings | 24 Photos

10. Vengurla

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HolidayIQ Traveller Monica D'souza shares, “Loved the sun, sand, sea and lots of peace and calm. Had a wonderful outing of 6 days with my husband and guess what, it was quite cheap and easy on the pocket.”

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121 Ratings | 82 Reviews | 22 Sightseeings | 110 Photos

11. Durshet

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HolidayIQ Traveller Vishwas shares, "This destination is very good during the monsoon period and may be good during winter. The youngster can enjoy swimming and a walk along river. At least group of 10-12 people should go for better enjoyment, For family celebration this place is very suitable.and for the Ganapati lovers there are two AshtaVinayak to visit.1.Pali and second Mud "

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151 Ratings | 105 Reviews | 2 Sightseeings | 21 Photos

12. Palghar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Alok Saxena from Mumbai shares, "Palghar is becoming a famous weekend gateway specially for mumbaikars. Hardly 2.5hrs drive or 1.5 hrs by train. Kelwa & mahim beaches are added attractions. Beaches are clean & pollution free. Also people are investing in palghar because of its rapid development, good infra structure, better rail connectivity& not far from mumbai."

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359 Ratings | 168 Reviews | 11 Sightseeings

13. Karjat

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HolidayIQ Traveller Himanshu Mahajan from Kalyan shares,"Karjat is a awesome place you have to visit at least one time in your life!!! Karjat is a preferred spot for weekend holidays, picnics, river rafting, trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing. It is a favored destination during rainy season. Many farm houses and residential colonies are situated here with all civil amenities and a municipal corporation. People from Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Thane and Pune have second or weekend homes here and regularly celebrate festivals, new year parties, or weekend bash here. It is also popular for pleasure visits during the monsoon season."

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203 Ratings | 152 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings | 56 Photos

14. Manori

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HolidayIQ Traveller Vishnu Vijayan from Mumbai shares, "Manori is quaint little fishing village in the outskirts of Mumbai. Real quiet place as compared to the hustle and bustle of the city. The main attraction over here is of course the beach, it's quite clean as you compare to most beaches in and around Mumbai and as you can see from the picture above it was quite secluded, may be because I was there on a Monday morning might be the reason."

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163 Ratings | 130 Reviews | 5 Sightseeings | 37 Photos

15. Guhagar

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HolidayIQ Traveller Ninad Purandare from Mumbai shares,"Guhagar is an excellent place to visit. The beach is virgin with golden sands. Lots of turtles. Food is okay. Not much variety to eat. lots of temples to visit. Overall a good experience. Village is filled with coconut and betel nut trees. Life is slow here. Roads are not wide and be careful while driving. Bars are not many so get your stock. It is close from Chiplun."

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365 Ratings | 237 Reviews | 7 Sightseeings | 25 Photos

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