9 Awesome Weekend Getaways from Mumbai - You need to pack and leave. Now!

Posted on :
11 August 2016
Posted on :
11 August 2016

To escape the crowded city is all that you need to help yourself out of Mumbai. A weekend getaway to these 9 places is sure to help you unwind and get on with some stress busting adventure activities too. All you have to do is pack and leave! 

1. Matheran

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As one of the popular getaways from Mumbai, Matheran does justice for a weekend plan. As the name translates to ‘forest on the forehead’, Matheran has been declared as one of the most eco-sensitive places in India.The place offers some of the best view points of the surroundings. However, the Panorama View Point, gives a 360 degree view of the stunning landscape. Catch a sunrise or sunset from Matheran while you’re there.

Distance: 83 Kilometers

2. Harnai

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Harnai is a scenic beach destination. It’s one of the easiest and fastest getaways from the crowded city. You could explore the forts, catch up on a sunset at the beach, get your hands on with some fun parasailing experience or if you are lucky you might even spot a dolphin or two at the sea.

Distance: 243 Kilometers

3. Alibaug

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Alibaug, a great weekend getaway. The calm serene beaches, Versoli, Nagaon, Akshi and Kashid beaches, make a perfect holiday. To add to it is the old fort which you can walk to, half way in into the sea when the tide is low.

Distance: 92.1 Kilometers

4. Dahanu

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The shores of Dahanu, untouched by crowds, have managed to remain hidden from becoming commercial, unlike other beaches near Mumbai. Adding to the beauty of the lovely town are the towns flower gardens, coconut grooves and orchards. A 400 year old fort stands on the shores of Dahanu, making every sunset a spectacular scene you shouldn’t miss out on when you’re Dahanu.

Distance: 141.3 Kilometers

5. Nashik

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As the wine capital of India, there couldn’t be a better getaway than Nashik from the crowded Mumbai city. A chilled evening at a winery in Nashik would any day beat city traffic. Although this place is famous for its wine and onions, with quite a number of people making their way for some great wine tasting, the city still has unexplored parts. Gargoti Museum is one of the very less explored places.

The coin museum, which is one of its kind in the whole of Asia is one of the must visits while at Nashik.

Distance: 167.3 Kilomteres

6. Mahabaleshwar

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Mahabaleshwar is one of the favourite getaways for the people in the city. As an escapade into lush green and stunning views, Mahabaleshwar has one of the few evergreen forests in the country. The number of viewpoints from Mahabaleshwar, is the main attraction here. You can also try some of the adventure activities here. Boating is one them.

Distance: 231.2 Kilometers

7. Panchgani

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As the name suggests, Panchgani is a quaint place perched between five magnificent hills. Offering some of the most amazing viewpoints of the hills, this place is one the most favourite and easy getaways from Mumbai. Stretching for about 95 acres, this is one of the longest mountain plateau in Asia, with a viewpoint that lets you spot the famous Devil's Kitchen caves. The beautiful hill station is also known for its Strawberry farms and delicious strawberries. The place even hosts a Strawberry Festival during summers.

Distance: 245 Kilometers

8. Lavasa

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Lavasa is one of the few planned hill stations in the country. The town is a most preferred getaway among others near Mumbai. With beautiful parks and perfectly lined forest trails adding to the beauty of the city, Lavasa is a great place for family outings, taking time off from city life. You can also try other fun activities like kayaking, rappelling and even some trekking and rock climbing. The Varasgaon Dam is an added beauty to Lavasa.

Distance: 186 Kilometers

9. Lonavala

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As one of the most favourite hillside escape for the people of both Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala in every way justifies the huge attention tourists give to the place. There are som lovely resorts at Lonavala that lets you wake up to some amazing views, set up in a whole natural dence widlife. If you are a nature lover, then this is one of the best options for you to spend the weekend at.

Distance: 83 Kilometers