Every once a while the hustle of your city life gets to you, especially when you are in the ‘city of dreams’- Mumbai. The city’s fast-paced life coupled with a hectic work schedule usually tires you out and an escape from this hum-drum of daily life becomes necessary. Mumbai is surrounded by beautiful tourist spots which often work as the perfect weekend getaways to unwind and relax. Let’s find out more about some of these picturesque Weekend Getaways from Mumbai.
Just 83 kilometers away from Mumbai, the lush green valleys of Lonavala call out to travelers who are looking for a tranquil weekend escape. Encompassed by a plethora of natural beauty, this hill station boasts of green hills, breath-taking waterfalls, and sparkling lakes.
The erstwhile summer capital of the British government ruling the Bombay province, this mystical hill station is just 263 kilometers away from Mumbai. Considered as one of the most scenic places that surround Mumbai, this quaint hill-station has one of the few evergreen forests of the country. The versatile structure of this place ensures that you can have a quiet and peaceful time discovering its various viewpoints. Or if it suits you, an enthralling adventure with some hiking trails & activities like rock climbing.
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On your next weekend trip, hail a ferry near the Gateway of India and head down to the mesmerizing beaches of Alibaug. This beach town, known for its sparkling sandy beaches and azure waters, is also, known for its historical landmarks. The beach is home to the Kolaba Fort, built during Shivaji’s rule, that is situated by the sea. The beaches also have some of the most beautiful resorts along with thrilling water sports options that allow you to escape the humdrum of daily routine.
If Alibaug is your destination, drive a little further to explore the Sea Fort of Murud Janjira.
How about brushing up your history lessons for your next weekend getaway? Plan a trip to Raigad and get bowled over by the reminiscent glory of the Maratha kingdom. This historic town was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji and is home to the magnificent Raigad Fort. Situated around 2700 feet above the sea level, the fort can be accessed with a cable car over the gigantic peaks of the Sahyadri range. Quite a surreal experience for history buffs and families alike.
Add a hint of thrill to your weekends. Head over to the little village of Kolad. Situated on a stunning valley with meandering the Kundalika river, this quiet village is a perfect weekend spot for adventure enthusiasts. The town is popular its adrenaline infusing water sports like river rafting that can be experienced by people of all ages. With numerous hotels and resorts lining the streets, Kolad makes sure you never are always in your comfort zone.
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Ready to take that much needed weekend trip? Head over to any of these places and makes memories that will last you a lifetime.
This article has been contributed by my guest author - Chinni Vijay Kumar. He is a full-time Digital Marketing Professional who loves traveling and story-telling.