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8 Places Near Mumbai You Can Travel To & Back in Less Than 6 Hours This Sunday

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Just like birds trapped in cages we have created an atmosphere where some of us are denied spreading our wings and partying on new year’s. HolidayIQ travellers list down 8 places close to Mumbai to party and be back to work on the 1st January for office.

8 Places Near Mumbai You Can Travel To & Back in Less Than 6 Hours This Sunday:

  1. Manori (Maharashtra)
  2. Karnala (Maharashtra)
  3. Madh Island (Maharashtra)
  4. Karjat (Maharashtra)
  5. Durshet (Maharashtra)
  6. Gorai (Maharashtra)
  7. Malshejghat (Maharashtra)
  8. Kamshet (Maharashtra)

1. Manori

Manorisource: wikimedia.org

Just 40 km away from Mumbai. Manori is a neighbourhood, which is known for its beach and the Manori Creek. Major attraction is the Manori Beach, which is characteristic of white sand and serene atmosphere.

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.”

2. Karnala

Karnalasource: wikimedia.org

Karnala has gained prominence as a tourist destination for its sanctuary and the fort. The best season to travel to Karnala is during the monsoons; however, the best time for birdwatchers is between October and April.

HolidayIQ traveller Darshan Thakkar from Ahmedabad shares, “It is a perfect place to have great peace of mind together with great fun. It is a must visit place for 2N & 3 days.”

3. Madh Island

Madh Islandsource: wikimedia.org

Madh Island is a group of several quaint fishing villages and farmlands in northern Mumbai. The highlights of the destination are the clean and secluded beaches and the mangroves that adorn the landscape and impart a sense of private beach away from the mainland.

HolidayIQ traveller Anup Singh shares, “Madh Island has always been a good beach destination. If you like sand, sun, beach and a pleasant sea water, then Madh Island is the right place for you. The best thing is that the waves are not that big and it is one place where you can unwind. You can feel the wind and the water which is awesome for distressing.”

4. Karjat

Karjatsource: wikimedia.org

Located on the basin of Ulhas river, Karjat is blessed with scenic natural vistas, crystal clear waterfalls, towering mountains and caves. It’s frequented by adventure enthusiasts for trekking, waterfall climbing, rappelling and river rafting in the river Ulhas.

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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5. Durshet

Durshetsource: mumbaimag.com

Nestled in the Sahyadris, Durshet is a perfect getaway if you wish to get back to the nature, Durshet is also an ideal place for picnics and excursions, mainly because of its scenic beauty. The forest region is also home to many waterfalls, which is frequented by travellers coming to Durshet. Trekking and nature walks are two of the prominent activities available in the region, which is home to varied species of birds.

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.”

6. Gorai

Goraisource: wikimedia.org

Lying on the peninsula protruding off the north-west of the Salsette Island, Gorai is bordered by the villages of Manori and Uttan of Dharavi Island. Gorai is popularly known for Marve Beach and Gorai Creek but the town also houses numerous churches that are testimony of the rule of Portuguese during 16th century.

HolidayIQ traveller Thulaseedharan achary Neelakandan achary from Punalur shares, “During my tour at Mumbai I visited gorai the western part of Mumbai. The place of perfection due to the opening of Essel world. It comprises the amusement park & the counter park water kingdom which is Asia's largest theme water park which were opened on 1986. The water kingdom attracted me more. An artificial sea is created with all its originality. The situation & surroundings is such that each and every tourist will definitely jump into the sea on seeing this. The sculptures made in clay in the form of elephants and installed in the resting place of the sea shore is really marvellous & charming. My word is insufficient to describe the number of items installed in the amusement park .Just go  and enjoy. To reach there get suburban train & land at Borivali railway station. Get auto for 2.5 km distance to reach ferry point & utilise ferry service. While travelling in the boat a very beautiful attractive charming creation Buddhist pagoda can be seen in distance view. This can also be visited after returning from Essel world.”

7. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghatsource: mumbaieastwest.in

Malshej Ghat is surrounded by covers of dense green forests and the Western Ghats, which adds a cooling effect to the whole surrounding. Malshej Ghat offers opportunities for adventure sports like trekking, hiking and boating.

HolidayIQ traveller Nupur Jain from Pune shares, “Visit this place for it's breathtaking views of the lush green valley. Multiple waterfalls can be found on the way. Do not miss out on taking a pleasant shower in them. But obvious, monsoon is the best season to visit Malshej. No major eatouts there. But as you approach Malshej, you can find MTDC's resort which serves you decent food.”

8. Kamshet

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Situated in the Western Ghats, Kamshet is a sleepy village which is famous for paragliding. Known for its rustic nature, the region of Kamshet comprises of several small villages with traditional styled houses that are built using thatches, mud and reeds.   

HolidayIQ traveller Tanya Agarwal from Lucknow shares, “Kamshet is a place to visit again again once in every season you'll feel good. Try to trek at paragliding point or do paragliding. Rates of Paragliding is 3000 when I was there. And try to glide alone after training not with trainer because you will get less time about 15 min. Nice play to enjoy. Kamshet is about 80 km from Pune.”

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