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6 Offbeat Destinations near Mumbai to Explore This Long Weekend

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Change is the spice of life, a much needed ingredient to enhance every experience. Travelling adds colour to our grey world and makes it worth living. Explore these 6 offbeat destinations and bask in the untouched beauty of these places.


6 Offbeat Destinations near Mumbai to Explore This Long Weekend:

  1. The E-Square Hotel, Pune (Maharashtra)
  2. Om Shree Hotel, Harihareshwar (Maharashtra)
  3. Sunset Point Resort, Jawhar (Maharashtra)
  4. Shiv sagar Hotel, Harihareshwar (Maharashtra)
  5. Sea Shell Resort, Dahanu (Maharashtra)
  6. Aryawarta, Ratnagiri (Maharashtra)

1. Soar the high skies like a bird in Kamshet

Soar the high skies like a bird in Kamshet
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Although known as Paraglider’s paradise, Kamshet has much more to offer. The sleepy village is lined with mud thatched houses, which adds to the rustic charm. The cultural heritage of the region is evident from the ancient Buddhist cave temples and hill fortresses found in the region.

Arunabh Dutta Roy shares: "Kamshet is ideal for those who just want to get disconnected from life it’s a small village if you can all that located next to a dam or reservoir. there are a couple of hotels that cater to paragliders who flock to kamshet not much to do here other than wading and swimming in the reservoir. of course one can read while swinging on a hammock under the shade of a tree and catching forty winks."



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153 Reviews | 407 Sightseeings

2. Battle the rapids of Kolad

Battle the rapids of Kolad
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Located on the banks of Kundalika river, Kolad is an unspoilt village famous for waterfalls and trekking. White water river rafting, kayaking, boating, river crossing and paragliding are well-known adventure activities in Kolad.

Pramod Kadam shares: "If you are interested in real adventure and thrill, visit Kolad at Kundalika river rafting. Campsite located near the river gives a beautiful view and direct access to the backwaters of Kundalika River. The campsite is equipped with semi luxury tents and has a spacious ground for outdoor activities. The forest and the river facing tents makes the stay memorable."


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14 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings

3. Experience the tribal way of life in Jawhar

Experience the tribal way of life in Jawhar
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Nestled in the lap of Sahyadris, Jawhar is famous for its scenic and rich cultural heritage.  An erstwhile tribal kingdom, it has managed to retain much of its rustic allure.

Haresh Raisinghani shares: "The place was touted be developed as the only hill station developed after independence, but as happens with other government programs, the place could not be developed as such. The area being declared tribal, private player's hand were also tightened. All the ingredients, good weather, forest covers, hills & rivers, approachability being available, the area has great potential to be developed as hill station, if only government wakes up."


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51 Reviews | 7 Sightseeings

4. Relax on the secluded beaches of Harihareshwar

Relax on the secluded beaches of Harihareshwar
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Just 4 hours away from Mumbai, Harihareshwar is a haven for urban cuckoos who need a break from the city life to enjoy some quiet time. The town is considered a sacred place by Hindus as Devghar and the main temple are believed to be blessed by Vishnu. The destination is surrounded by four hills that are named after the deities including Bramhadri, Harihareshwar, Harshinachal and Pushpadri.

Pratik Mohapatra shares: "Anybody who loves walking in secluded beaches, good seafood and seawater and froth and rocks turning the shore into a beautiful sight, must visit Harihareshwar. There is also an old temple so it's the go-to place for religious persons too. Do remember that sometimes it's very hot there so make sure you have umbrellas or sunglasses or sunscreen with you."

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17 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings

5. Reconnect with nature in Dahanu

Reconnect with nature in Dahanu
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Dahanu is a scenic town with views of the Arabian sea. The town is quite picturesque with its peaceful stretch of sea beach, coconut groves and casuarina trees lined by the beach area, rose gardens, and the beautiful fruit orchards.

Kishen Patel shares: "Very nice place, peaceful, the beach is safe as it has 1.5 km flat bed water surface. The hotels are good there no nuisance at all, no eatery stalls on the beach all outside at the entry so it's nice, they have a nice seating arrangement which I have never seen on any beach."


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7 Reviews | 8 Sightseeings

6. Explore Maratha culture in Harnai

Explore Maratha culture in Harnai
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Harnai is a beach destinations with a tinge of Maratha culture that is reflected in the food, lifestyle, festivals and architecture. The destination is popular for its folk dances and drama such as Koli dances and the Dashavatari drama.

Milind shares: "Perfect weekend holiday destination with beaches, forts, temples, dolphin watching & para-sailing. Try sea food at Sagar Sawali resort at Karde beach. Try extra helping of Solkadi. Shop for mangoes if you go in April/May. You will get original Ratnagiri Hapus mangoes for dirt cheap rate. Also shop for cashews, Ambawadi & Polis in the Dapoli market. Sightseeing includes Murud Beach, a white sand Karde beach, Harnai port, Suvarnadurg fort & Kanak Durga fort right in the middle of the sea. For the devotional, a Ganapati temple at Anjarle."


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19 Reviews | 33 Sightseeings

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