The ever increasing temperature in Mumbai has driven everyone insane and forced them to make plans that help escape the heat!
Mumbai has its own hidden gems in the form of the most amazing locations apart from its usual places like Lonavala and Alibaug. But the real question is, where can you go for just a one day trip?
We might have just the right non-cliché places for you which are ideal for a one day trip!
Manori Beach is near the famous Gorai Beach. Although swimming and water sports aren’t a good idea here, it is still called Mini-Goa. It has a beautiful, quiet and alluring atmosphere. Manori has really nice budget resorts and a lot of places to play, swing on hammocks and enjoy a drink.
Karjat spread over the hills of Bhorghat, Sahayadri and the Western Ghats. It ends otowards coastal plains of the Konkan region. The city has an average elevation of 636 feet and is situated on the banks of the River Ulhas.
Just a mere 62 km away from Mumbai, this place is know for its natural beauty.
The place caters to all tourists from adventure sports activities such as river rafting, trekking, hiking and mountain climbing to providing a perfect set up during the rainy season for couples, even families throng in here for a holiday.
If you want to bask in some peace and quiet, far away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, Igatpuri is the place for you! It is a small and charming hill station located in the Sahyadri Hills in the Western Ghats. Dense forests and a number of ancient temples characterize the landscape of Igatpuri. So you can head out and explore those ancient ruins, or trek your way into the wilderness. Your call!
Igatpuri is 2 hours from Mumbai and a magical place to be at!
Karnala Bird Sanctuary
The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a popular location among trekkers as a one day picnic spot near Mumbai. It is also frequently visited by families looking for a peaceful family time. It is close by to Panvel, the home base for many vacationers. Panvel is within an hour drive from Mumbai. This sanctuary is home to more than 150 bird species and it is interesting to sit quietly and spot the different bird calls.
This Old Portuguese fort is very different than many other you will find dotting Maharashtra, in terms of its architecture and also the vibes it gives you. A lot of college students love to come here and shoot for short films and also just to chill in the area because of its calm and graceful structure. Some say this place is haunted it can get dangerous at night, so only a one day trip is advised. Vasai is about 66 km from Mumbai and not more than a 2 hour drive away.
Adlabs Imagica has claimed to be India’s largest theme park. This amusement park is located on the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. The drive to this park is as breadth-taking as the numerous rides. Mumbai-Pune Expressway is supposed to be one of the best roads for a good drive.
So where will you zoom off for your one day trip?