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8 Must-Visit Getaway Destinations near Mumbai Every Traveler Must Explore!

Feb 16, 2018

8 Must-Visit Getaway Destinations near Mumbai Every Traveler Must Explore!
8 Must-Visit Getaway Destinations near Mumbai Every Traveler Must Explore! | Credit: Traveltriangle

A getaway is the perfect way to cut away from the humdrum of life, explore the beauty of nature, relax and unwind. People living in Mumbai couldn't agree to it more. Mumbai is nestled amidst beautiful terrains which give them enough opportunity to quickly pack and hit the road. The fabulous part is that the journey, destination, weather, beautiful landscape makes it suitable for both pilgrimage and adventure. The short trips are ideal for bikers and those looking for a weekend retreat or vacationing.

1. Lonavla and Khandala

Distance from Mumbai – 85 km

Lonavla and Khandala are at a stone's throw away from each other. What await here are historic forts, valleys, lakes and waterfalls. It’s a trekking haven leading to Rajmachi fort, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Karla and Bhaja caves, Wax museum, and Duke’s nose.

2. Alibaug

Distance from Mumbai – 92 km

Mumbai is surrounded by beaches and Alibaug is a popular beach destination on the Mumbai-Goa highway. A great spot for couples for moments of serendipity together, the shore, tranquil beach, the lovely view of Kolaba fort and Karnala Bird Sanctuary keeps the visitors engaged.

3. Kashid and Marud

Distance from Mumbai – To Kashid 122 km, to Marud 156 km

Just 34 km ahead of Alibaug lays another pristine secluded white sand beach. Indulge in surfing, parasailing and many water sports activities. Marud is located 40 km from Kashid and provides a unique sight of Janjira fort in the sea. 

4. Pelhar Dam

Distance from Mumbai – 59 km

Situated at close proximity in Pelhar village, this place is good for a one day trip from Mumbai and is famous for the dam, waterfall, wildlife sanctuary, Tungareshwar mountain range, and a temple by the same name.

5. Mahabaleswar

Distance from Mumbai – 248 km

The distance is long but the amazing sight on the way would not tire you at all. The ride through the Golden Quadrilateral road ends with the 50km ride up the hill. Not to be missed are Wilson Sunrise Point, Needle Hole Point, Venna Lake and more.

6. Panchgani

Distance from Mumbai – 253 km

Panchgani is a hill station and a huge volcanic plateau. Visitors should not miss Sydney Point, Parsi Point, Dhom Dam Lake, Kamalgad Fort, Rajpuri Caves and the temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeya.

7. Matheran

Distance from Mumbai – 83 km

Asia’s only automobile free picturesque hill station, you have to depend on horse or hand pulled rickshaw to reach this place. View of the Prabhal Fort from Louisa Point, Monkey Point, One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Porcupine Point, Panaroma Point, and Rambagh point are the highlights of the place.

8. Malshej Ghat

Distance from Mumbai – 127 km

This place can be reached driving on Western Ghat, which makes the journey as pleasurable as the pulsating destination. Bountiful flora and fauna, waterfalls, hillsides, fascinating rock formations and migratory bird watching makes the place fascinating.

What's stopping you – connect to the road and drive away. Stay safe and enjoy.