Planning a weekend away for a little family time? Or wanting to go on that road trip with your friends? Mumbai is a large city and almost never sleeps, sometimes you need that break from city life to relax and step back and let the fast-paced city move ahead. Here we have handpicked a list of few destinations which we think make the perfect weekend getaways from Mumbai.
Lush green vistas, soaring mountains, waterfalls, quaint old forts, and calm climate make Igatpuri a favorite weekend destination from Mumbai. Situated in Nashik district of Maharashtra, the town is surrounded by, Western Ghats. The rugged terrain and dense forest add its own charm. Monsoon increases the appeal of Igatpuri as the rains revive waterfalls and the vegetation which in turn lure trekkers and nature lovers. The drive towards Igatpuri for your weekend getaway will leave you spellbound.
Kamshet is located in Pune district in the state of Maharashtra, India, 110 km from Mumbai City, and 45 km from Pune in Pune district. Kamshet is surrounded by luscious scenery and is home to small villages that are still built in the traditional style with mud, thatch, and reeds. Kamshet also offers adventure sports like paragliding for its adrenaline junky guests.
Karjat is a beautiful destination for a weekend getaway and only a couple hour drive from the city of Mumbai. Enjoy your leisurely stay with one of the many treks or make a bumper weekend out of a waterfall rappelling session at one of the many waterfalls that inhabit this region. Combine leisure with adventure and make quite the party out of a normal weekend.
Daman & Diu
Daman & Diu are the sea-side locations near Gujrat facing the Arabian Sea. Tourist attractions in Daman & Diu are comprised of picturesque sun-bathed beaches, colonial forts, and renowned churches. Besides this, there is a rich heritage and culture of Daman & Diu which offers very lively festive days and bustling nightlife.
Kolhapur is one of the most easily approachable cities in Maharashtra that offers abundant tourist attractions and also serves as an important travel hub to explore other places. Not only does the city have its famous Mahalakshmi Mandir that draws millions of pilgrims each year but is also a nodal point to visit Panhala Fort and a wildlife sanctuary just a few kilometers away.
So which of these places will you be zooming for a quick weekend getaway ?