Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

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Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

 

Mumbai is the capital of Maharashtra in India. It is one of the largest urban regions in the world and the city with the most population in India. Located on India’s west coast, here is the best Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai.

Kamshet (110 kilometres)

Kamshet, which is close to Mumbai and promises guests unique experiences, is charming and scenic. Its gorgeous towns and ancient thatched buildings will have you falling in love. In addition to being a favourite among trekkers and paragliding enthusiasts, Kamshet is only 16 kilometres from Lonavala. Trek over the captivating ghats and to the well-known Kondeshwar Temple. Wander explore the historic Karla, Bedse, and Bhaja caves or go paragliding.

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How to Reach:

There is a train station in Kamshet on the Mumbai-Chennai line. You can take a private or public bus or drive down from Mumbai (on the Mumbai-Pune Highway).

Ideal Season to Visit:

Due to its treacherous terrain in the monsoon, winters and summers are the best times to come.

Cost: 4,500 to 5,000 per person

Kolad (117 kilometres)

On the banks of the River Kundalika, near Raigad, sits the lovely town of Kolad. For hikers and adventure seekers who want to enjoy white water river rafting, it is a unique attraction. Kolad offers visitors the chance to explore the Tamhini Waterfalls and Kuda Caves.

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How to Find Us: By using SH 92, it takes about 3 hours to drive from Mumbai to Kolad. You can also use public or private transportation. Kolad has a separate railway station as well.

Ideal Season to Visit: The monsoons in Kolad are wonderful, and the best months to visit are June through March.

Expenditure: 3 to 4K (including rafting) per person Read more about Mumbai waterfalls.

Jawhar (141 km)

You can spend a wonderful weekend at Jawhar among the majestic Sahyadris. It was formerly a tribal kingdom and has magnificently preserved its cultural character. You will adore the Shirpamal Palace for its magnificent architecture and for allowing you to appreciate the meticulous craftsmanship of Warli paintings. Capture the picturesque splendour of this location with the imposing hills, profusion of vegetation, and breathtaking Dhabosa waterfall in the background.

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How to Reach: Igatpuri Railway Station is 76 kilometres away from Jawhar, while Nashik Railway Station is 80 km away. Alternatively, you can take a state-run bus on the Kasara-Khodala route or drive from Mumbai to the destination.

Ideal Season to Visit: Since the temperature is cool, pleasant, and there is little rain, these months are ideal: October through February.

Expenditure: 4 to 5K per individual

Sandhan Valley (183 km)

Climbers and trekkers can have a fantastic offbeat retreat in Sandhan Valley. Discover the pure excitement of exploring the Valley of Shadows while taking in the breathtaking surroundings. Rappelling and moonlight camping are both incredible experiences that you should definitely try!

Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

How to Get There: Samrad Village, around 80 kilometres from Kasara, is where the walk to Sandhan Valley starts. Jeeps frequently travel between Samrad Village and Kasara.

Best Months to Go: November to March

Cost: between $3 and $4 per person

The Diveagar-Shrivardhan-Harihareshwar (190 km)

The Konkan shoreline doesn’t get much better than this! The undiscovered locations with stunning beaches are Harihareshwar, Shrivardhan, and Diveagar. Harihareshwar is well-known for an ancient Shiva Temple, although the first two are more well-known for their beaches and coastal resorts. If you’re fortunate, you might see a few dolphins and turtles here!

Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

How to Get There: You can drive down straight or take a state-run bus from Mangaon, which is 48 km away, which is the closest train station to Diveagar.

There are 23 km and 37 kilometres between Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar and Diveagar, respectively. For stunning vistas, take a drive down the shore!

The distances between Shrivardhan and Harihareshwar and Diveagar are 23 and 37 kilometres, respectively. You may take a trip down the seaside road to see gorgeous scenery!

Ideal Season to Visit: If you want to have perfect weather, the best time to go is from October to March.

Saputara (250 km)

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Saputara is a charming hill town that may be found on the Sahyadri Range’s second-highest plateau, tucked away in the middle of the Dang forest. It offers breathtaking views of the surrounding hills and forests, thrilling treks, and adventure sports at an elevation of 1000 metres. You can camp at Vansda National Park or go on a hike to Sunder Kund and Sangam. Take the exhilarating ropeway to Sunset Point, or visit the renowned Governor’s Hill to try mountain biking or paragliding.

How to Reach :  About 50 km distant, in Waghai, is the closest railway station. You can also take Nashik by car to get there. Numerous buses go on this route from Mumbai.

Ideal Season to Visit: October-February

Expenditure: 5 to 6K per individual

Amba Ghat (380 km)

The picturesque mountain pass known as Amba Ghat is located between Kolhapur and Ratnagiri. Along with the excitement of the Bison Wildlife Sanctuary and Sahyadri Tiger Reserve, this off-the-beaten-path location offers breathtaking vistas of the Western Ghats, which are designated by UNESCO. The jungle, Ambeshwar Temple, Manoli Dam, and other attractions of Amba Ghat are well-known.

Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

How to Reach :

49 kilometres away, in Sangmeshwar, is the closest railway station. From Shahuwadi, Kolhapur, you can take a car down to Amba Ghat from Mumbai.

Ideal Season to Visit:

The year-round suitability of Amba Ghat is due to its pleasant climate.

Cost: $4,001 to $5,001

Kolhapur (388 km)

Kolhapur is renowned for its historic forts, temples, and fascinating museums. You can indulge in the enticing local cuisine in the little city and even bring the renowned Kolhapuri Gur back home. Other sights include Vishalgarh Fort, Maharaja Palace, and the Mahalakshmi and Jyotiba temples.

Weekend getaways outside of Mumbai

How to Reach: Chhatrapati Shahu Maharaj Terminus, in Kolhapur, connects the city to Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus. Additionally, Kolhapur has a domestic airport at Ujlaiwadi, located 9 kilometres from the city centre. From Mumbai, you can either take a private or public bus or drive down.

Ideal Season to Visit: The best time to travel is during the winter, between November and February.

Spending: $2,000 to $3,000

The weekends are a breath of fresh air after the busy workweeks filled with errands, commutes, household duties, and more! Why not rent a hotel in Mumbai and make your upcoming weekend more exciting by taking a quick journey to one of these unique destinations? This will not only allow you to unwind fully, but it will also extend your perspective. So stop coming up with reasons not to go down to these breathtaking locations and treat yourself to a weekend of relaxation unlike any other.

 

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