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5 Stunning Getaways Mumbaikars Should Try This Long Weekend!

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Don't want to be troubled by the festival rush and want to run away to some quite place instead? Here are 5 of the best quick getaways that will breathe a new life into you!

1. A disconnected paradise- Amboli!

A disconnected paradise- Amboli!
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Amboli is a quaint getaway suitable for you if you're looking for less crowd than Lonavala but a comparable experience! What's better? During monsoon, the way to Amboli is punctuated with numerous seasonal waterfalls that will teleport you somewhere else!

HolidayIQ reviewer Raj says, “This is just the right place for nature lovers. The waterfalls are located in Maharashtra and promise an elegant view of the Sahyadris. There is a sunset and sunrise point nearby. The waterfall itself is mesmerizing.”

2. Of history and clean beaches- Alibag

Of history and clean beaches- Alibag
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If ghats are not quite your jam and you prefer the clean, cool wind along the beaches, Alibag is tailored made for you! You can either take a stroll down the beach or just spend some time exploring the majestic yet beautiful forts that dot this location. 

HolidayIQ reviewer Iravati says, “Alibag has a couple of places around with clean beaches. It is just 3 hour ride by car from Pune. Hence it makes a good weekend destination. You can just check in your hotel and relax, take a walk in the village or visit the beach in the evening. Or you can plan and go sightseeing. Either way, it is going to be a memorable trip. Food is excellent and a feast for non-vegetarians.” 

3. The surreal calm of Bhandardara

The surreal calm of Bhandardara
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Ever felt like just tuning out all the city commotion and delving into a realm where it's only you and your silence? Bhandardara with its silken sunsets and perpetually calm ambiance is waiting for you!

HolidayIQ reviewer Rinku says, “Bhandardara is a beautiful monsoon destination. Greenery and waterfalls make it a must visit place. Randha falls and Nanhi falls are fun. Amruteshwar temple is the holy place. Located at 3 hours from Mumbai, I would recommend everyone to visit this place and fall in love with its mesmerizing beauty.”

4. Of breathtaking view points- Mahabaleshwar

Of breathtaking view points- Mahabaleshwar
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A big fan of spots that have stunning view points like Arthur's seat or just interestedn in putting you lens to test and elevating your insta game? Mahabaleshwar is the answer to all those things!

HolidayIQ traveller Sathy says, “Mahabaleshwar hill station is famous for its scenic beauty and strawberries. Its beauty unleashes in the evening with a perfect sunset. This destination suits those who'd like to visit for 2-3 days.”

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5. Backwaters without going to Kerala- Mulshi

Backwaters without going to Kerala- Mulshi
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A stone's throw away from Pune (just about 40 km) is a less known secluded paradise called Mulshi. Bask in the glory of the painting-esque sunset or just tune in to the serene fequency of the Mulshi backwaters- the choice is entirely yours.

HolidayIQ traveller Geeta says, “The setting is lovely with gorgeous panoramic views all around. Marvelous view of Mulshi backwaters and the Lavasa city.”

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

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