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8 Romantic Destinations Near Mumbai To Explore This Valentine’s Day Weekend Under 3000 Rupees

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Valentine’s Day celebrates the spirit of patron saint Valentine who secretly married young couples during the time when emperor Claudius prohibited the marriage of young people. HolidayIQ travellers list down 10 romantic getaways for Mumbaikars.

8 Romantic Destinations Near Mumbai To Explore This Valentine’s Day Weekend Under 3000 Rupees:

  1. Mahabaleshwar (Maharashtra)
  2. Lonavala (Maharashtra)
  3. Matheran (Maharashtra)
  4. Ganpatipule (Maharashtra)
  5. Bhandardara (Maharashtra)
  6. Alibaug (Maharashtra)
  7. Bordi (Maharashtra)
  8. Vengurla (Maharashtra)

1. Mahabaleshwar

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Inhale the fresh tranquil air, roam around the silent yet wandering paths. Mahabaleshwar is just 285 km from Mumbai and a great way to get away from the city life and relax and breathe freely in the mountain air. The hill station has numerous attraction that would keep you entertained over the weekend.

HolidayIQ traveller Saranya Ganesh from Chennai shares, “We took a short vacation to Mahabaleshwar and really enjoyed the place. Mahabaleshwar is very scenic. There are so many mountains and picturesque viewpoints. Esp the needle hole point where there is a rock shaped naturally like an elephant's head was amazing. Another not to miss attraction is the Mapro farm, restaurant and shop. Mahabaleshwar being the strawberry capital of India, we were treated to ample fresh strawberries. The only minus point was that the roads were very narrow.”

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2. Lonavala

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Lonavala is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai. The drive to Lonavala is a breeze with the ever popular Mumbai-Pune expressway. Apart from leisure Lonavala is also hub for adventure activities like trekking, hiking and fishing.

HolidayIQ traveller Trevor Saldanha from Mumbai shares, “Lonavala is one of our favourite Weekend Holiday Destinations. The weather is good, there are plenty of good hotels all over, many good restaurants to eat at & several places to go sight seeing too as well. It is only a short drive from Mumbai & driving down the Mumbai Pune Expressway is a real pleasure. We generally prefer to stay a little away from the main market area, as it is very crowded & we like to enjoy the green & peaceful surroundings of this beautiful Hill Station.”

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3. Matheran

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The green hill station of Mumbai is really popular for couples. Matheran is also famous for its 33 lookout points, which provides panoramic view of the peaks of Western Ghats as well as its village-dotted plains.

HolidayIQ traveller Shivam Desai from Valsad shares, “Scenic rail from Mumbai, this refuge in the Sahyadri Hills is blissfully free of motor vehicles and affords nearly three dozen lookouts over the Western Ghats and the region's village-dotted plains. Porcupine Point is anything but prickly rather, it's an ideal spot for gorgeous sunsets, especially at the aptly named Panorama Point.”

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4. Ganpatipule

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The beaches of Ganpatipule are clean and lined with mangroves and coconut palms. The quaint small town of Ganpatipule is famous as Lord Ganesh abode, the town’s location on the Konkan Coast makes it an ideal place for beach lovers.

HolidayIQ traveller Hitesh from Delhi shares, “Ganpatipule is like a haven on the earth. This place is religious place of Hindus, located at Ratnagiri district. People's of Ganpatipule are very simple. The town is full covered with greenery. Nowadays Ganapatipule is one of the main tourist place in Maharashtra. Many people are getting attracted at this place.”

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5. Bhandardara

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Bhandardara is known for its natural beauty and its quiet and soothing environments. The village is surrounded by Mount Kalsubai, which is the highest peak of the state. It provides scope for trekking and mountaineering.

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 lonavala 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 meant to enjoy the waterfalls and the greenery and the awesome lakes. It's 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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6. Alibaug

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A beach destination with loads of sea, sun and sand, Alibaug is a great place for travellers looking for peace and tranquility. Dotted with forts, churches, temples, there many things to do in Alibaug.

HolidayIQ traveller Vikrant Adhau shares, “Alibag is such a good place for visiting. The climate is awesome. Lot of places to visit. Those who is see food love for those is an ultimate place to visit. The beach is is situated in Alibaug i.e Kashid beach. It has a lot of things to play & also have a boating facility. We enjoyed the mother boat ride. Horse riding is also available. There are sand mortar ride has a nice experience. Lot of canton for taking food. Also has an sun rise point n sunset point in sea. We enjoy lot play sand take lot of selfies. Good parking facility is available. Whole road is aside to sea. Once you have to visit this place. Place is near from Mumbai & also near from Pune. Hotel facility is available. Maximum hotels are sea facing. So if you are taking halt in Alibag it will be an nice experience in your life.”

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7. Bordi

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Bordi Beach is located about 157 km from Mumbai. The clean beach is characterised by the black coloured sticky sand. The presence of the Chikoo orchards in the background renders a sense of tranquillity to the beach.

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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8. Vengurla

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Surrounded by Tulsa Hills on the east, Dabholi Hills on the north and Mochemad Hills on the south and the Arabian Sea on the west, Vengurla is a beautiful town located in the Sindhudurg District.

HolidayIQ traveller Mihir Kambli from Dombivli shares, “This is my most loved long weekend spot. You will never get bored of this place. It's a treat for seafood lovers. The sea fish market near the fish is very famous. It is a centre for international export. The sea is also very attractive. I assure you, you won't get bored here. The local food and other local products market is also very good. You can buy products at good rates over there. The beach very well maintained. Its very clean. Vengurla is my native place. So I have been there many times. And trust me you will surely enjoy in vengurla. Great place for family or group of friends. And don't forget to visit a hill top and see the beautiful location from there. I am sure you will enjoy photography at this place.”

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