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Weekend Escape: 10 Places to Get Away from Mumbai and Unwind

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Living in the city of dreams means always living on the edge. Mumbai’s fast-paced life is known to take a toll on a person’s physical and mental health, so you constantly need to recharge your drained body and mind on the weekends. HolidayIQ has listed down 10 places near Mumbai to unwind, relax and rejuvenate after a long and hectic week.

1. Mahabaleshwar: Relax and enjoy mountains and valleys

Mahabaleshwar: Relax and enjoy mountains and valleys
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Pratik Mohapatra from Pune shot this in Mahabaleshwar

“If you are looking for a place away from busy Mumbai life, to relax and enjoy mountains and valleys. This is the place. Amazing viewpoints, strawberries, Mapro Garden, Sahyadri mountain ranges, valleys and horse rides make this place the perfect family getaway.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Sampada Borkar. 

2. Lonavala: Cut off from city life

Lonavala: Cut off from city life
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Meenakshi Chavan from Pune shot this in Lonavala

“Lonavala is an amazing place, a hill station. Best time to visit Lonavala is in summer obviously. I visited there with my family, it was great fun there. The atmosphere in Lonavala is just breathtaking, it's calm and cool, it is just perfect for a great escape, from your daily monotonous life.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Aman Sheikh.

3. Matheran: Ride the toy train

Matheran: Ride the toy train
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Pratish Vaghasia shot this in Matheran

“Polluted free, vehicle free holiday place. Very hilly and green area. The place, to enjoy walking, horse riding. All sightseeing are beautiful and worth seeing.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Pushpesh Pathak.

4. Alibaug: Frolic in the sea

Alibaug: Frolic in the sea
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer VRV shot this in Alibaug

“Alibaug a small town at the outskirts of Mumbai welcomes it's guests with the cool breeze that comes from seaside, soft shadows provided by multiple coconut and mango trees and smiling flowers of different colours that generates on both the road sides. In some places clean beaches are spreaded out to meet the sky and at some places sea water comes back every time to kiss the hills.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Ratri Banerjee.

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5. Nashik: Go wine tasting

Nashik: Go wine tasting
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source: sulawines.com

“I found Nashik as a city with quietness and loveliness both. As compared to other cities, this city is different. There's not much sound of traffic and all the noise pollution. I loved the natural beauty of Nashik. Pandavleni Caves, Panchvati, Buddha Temple, Phalkesh Mark Water Park, etc are main attractions here.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Nikhil Thakur.

6. Saputara: Explore the offbeat side

Saputara: Explore the offbeat side
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Pranav Shah from Ahmadabad shot this in Saputara

“It is a nice and small secluded hamlet just located at the border of Gujarat and Maharashtra. You can measure length and breadth in few hours. We went there at the end of March. Paragliding and ropeway are an added attractions.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Bakul Master

7. Shirdi: Seek blessings

Shirdi: Seek blessings
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Satish Malhotra from Allahabad shot this in Shirdi

“Shirdi can be described as a religious place, known for its famous temple of Shri Sai Baba. The Temple has hundreds of hotels and restaurant surrounded it. The temple has got different area such as the neem tree beneath which Sai Baba used to sit. Then there is the temple where people go for darshan.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Mukesh Singh.

8. Bhandardara: Enjoy undiluted nature

Bhandardara: Enjoy undiluted nature
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Niraj Yadav from Mumbai shot this in Bhandardara

“The specialty of this place is that it is still unexplored, hence you can enjoy nature undiluted. No hustle bustle like other tourist places like Lonavala and Matheran. Just enjoy the rough rustic stay with fresh oxygen to breathe in and enchant your soul.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Samruddha Kadam.

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9. Diveagar: Get pampered by mother nature

Diveagar: Get pampered by mother nature
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer P H shot this in Diveagar

“Away from hustle bustle of chaotic city, this place is peaceful and mesmerising. Beautiful clean beaches on one side and long strip of greenery with patches of mountains on other makes this place a paradise on earth. The beaches are secluded. You will feel like the king, getting pampered by mother nature. For food loves, there is always fresh supply of seafood.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Samit Bodkhe.

10. Bordi: Go unplugged

Bordi: Go unplugged
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source: HolidayIQ reviewer Nitant Raut shot this in Bordi

“Beautiful location not much explored yet find it very peaceful. Nice beach and adventurous roads. Nice break from city routine life and hectic schedule.” shares HolidayIQ reviewer Neeti Singhal.

The views above are collated from opinions expressed by travellers on www.holidayiq.com

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