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We Bet You Haven't Experienced These 6 Things Around Mumbai!

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Making plans for the long weekend with friends? Take a break from amchi Mumbai and leave the city blues behind by trying something out of the ordinary. Here are 6 suggestions HolidayIQ travellers have. 


1. Kolad: Rafting the Kundalika

Kolad: Rafting the Kundalika
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Throw on a life jacket and plunge into a rafting adventure you won't forget anytime soon. The river Kundalika near Kolad is at her best after the heavy monsoon showers and sets the perfect backdrop for trekking expeditions professional trekkers undertake especially during monsoon season

HolidayIW reviewer Soumya says, "Kolad - It reminds me of splashes of energy, enthusiasm, and passion to raft over the Kundalika river. The trip to Kolad has been the most memorable experience of my life. As we reached the starting point of our rIver rafting, we were thrilled to feel the enthusiasm all around."

2. Dapoli: Crocodiles and dolphins!

Dapoli: Crocodiles and dolphins!
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On the Konkan shore of Maharashtra, at the mouth of the Vashishti river, lies the perfect place to encounter crocodiles- the town of Dapoli. The morning hours are best to take a speed boat cruise in the Arabian Sea to view Dolphins.

Isfaqur says, " Located in the Konkan area by the side of the Arabian Sea, Dapoli is a place where you can enjoy the rare view if dolphins, especially during the morning hours." While HolidayIQ reviewer Madhumita says, "Dapoli is a fantastic place cocooned in the Sahyadri mountains.It is a perfect getaway from the frantic city life.Besides, there are few beaches in the vicinity which are unspoiled and are not yet commercialized. "

3. Amboli: Encounters with nature

Amboli: Encounters with nature
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Nestled comfortably in the midst of spectacular greenery on the Sahyadri Mountains, Amboli Ghat is the dream destination for all the naturalists. Trek to the Nangarta Falls, a narrow gorge where the water falls from a height of 40ft. 

Amit Ghosh shares with HolidayIQ, "Amboli Ghat on the Western Ghats in Maharashtra is a lesser known quaint place dotted with waterfalls." While Charuta Kulkarni tells HolidayIQ: "It was mesmerizing experience to visit Amboli. You will forget all tensions, worry, sorrow." HolidayIQ reviewer Shreyas Gawande says, “Beautiful scenery and best location for wildlife lovers."

4. Karnala: Thumb Point trek

Karnala: Thumb Point trek
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Karnala is famous for two things - the Bird Sanctuary and the Fort. The Karnala fort is believed to be to be built around 1400 CE, at it is a mind blowing experience to trek up to the fort until thumb point. If you are a bird watcher or into wildlife photography, the Bird Sanctuary is the best place for you.

HolidayIQ reviewer Darshan says, "It is a perfect place to have great peace of mind together with great fun". and HolidayIQ reviewer Hemant says, "Good for those who like trekking." 

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5. Sandhan Valley: the valley of shadows

Sandhan Valley: the valley of shadows
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Green paddy fields create a colorful symphony with the bright blue skies and the waterfall provides a musical rhythm while you soak in the beauty of nature at its best in Bhandardara. The Sandhan valley trek is a must do here.

Anamika Tomar from Mumbai says, “Sandhan Valley trek is a must to do along with a bit of off-Roading around the lake. Bhandardara dam waterfall should not be missed. An ancient shiva temple inside the ghats was a lovely divine experience and its architecture was a delight for our cameras.”

6. Jawhar: The tribal way of life

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

HolidayIQ Haresh Raisinghani says, "All the ingredients, good weather, forest covers, hills & rivers, approachability being available, the area has great potential to be developed as hill station," 

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

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