Weekend getaways from Mumbai
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Mumbai is in all ways a mega-city driven by power, wealth, glamour and fame which attracts people to give shape to their dreams and aspirations. A fabulous city full of dreamers to hard laborers, from starlets to gangsters, from stray dogs to exotic birds, artisans to servants, biggest slums to some of the world’s most expensive homes, beaches and marine drive, Mumbai has it all. The day in Mumbai truly begins at night, and that is why it is called as the city that never sleeps. The Gateway of India will give you the smell of Hindu-Muslim style of architecture, you can also peek into the world of Bollywood by visiting ‘Film City’. To have some thrill and adventures, the city has some of the best adventure parks ‘Essel World’ and ‘Water Kingdom’. Visit and explore the vivid colors and tastes of the city.
Globally famous tourist destination because of its proximity to the Ajanta and Ellora caves, Aurangabad. As a city, Aurangabad fascinates with its culture and lifestyle, offering discerning tourists a wide gamut of hospitality. Recently declared the ‘Tourism Capital of Maharashtra’, Aurangabad is an important hub in the state’s tourism sector with its close connection to such significant tourist destinations as caves of Ajanta and Ellora which have been declared ‘World Heritage Sites’ by UNESCO as well as the famous Mughal monument Bibi ka Maqbara and Panchakki. Aurangabad, is also said to be a City of Gates and the strong presence of these can be felt as one drives through the city. Apart from Ajanta and Ellora other popular places to visit are Grishneshwar, Jayakwadi Dam, Naukhanda Palace, Khuldabad etc.
Pune, located at a distance of 149 km from Mumbai by road is also known as the cultural capital of Maharashtra. Displaying an exemplary Marathi culture rich in indigenous arts and crafts, Pune takes you back to the time of the Maratha Empire established by Shivaji Maharaj in the 18th century. A trip to Pune will make you delve into our glorious past of the city There are a variety of attractions in Pune which include a visit to the Shanivaar Vada, an ancient fortification and various caves and temples which gives you a glimpse of Maratha culture. The cool temperature of Pune attracts adventure buffs and nature lovers for whom Ramachi and Tapola are eye catching treats. Moreover, if you are in seek of peace and serenity, the hill stations of Mahabaleswar and Panchgani are a welcome retreat. The mouth watering Puran Poli, Pithla Bhakri are few of the traditional cuisine which Pune has to offer.
Panchgani is a gratifying mountain retreat in the Krishna valley. Panchgani has a dulcet weather all through the year and best time to visit Panchgani is after monsoon. The walk ways are thickly canopied by lush trees and vegetation, offers heart-stopping views of the River Krishna on one side and the coastal plains on the other. A beautiful children’s park and rose garden are the major attractions here. The Parsi Point is a perfect picnic spot for tourists. Sydney Point and Sherbaug are quite popular for its scenic charm. Its beauty attracts many kinds of birds like turkey and swans along with rabbits. Various attractions in Panchgani are: Rajpuri Caves, Parsi Point, Tableland, Lord Karthikeya Temple, Serbaug, Wai, Paragliding etc.
Winding roads, a cool breeze at all times, vantage points offering breathtaking views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and a main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks. Doesn’t it sound exciting? Well, that’s Mahabaleshwar for you a wonderful holiday or even just a weekend getaway. With one of the few evergreen forests of India. Today, Mahabaleshwar is a popular holiday resort and honeymoon spot, and an important pilgrimage site for Hindus. During the monsoon, waterfalls such as Lingmala Falls and Dhobi Falls come alive, adding to the scenic splendour of the place.
Lavasa is a private, planned city being built near Pune. It is stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino, with a street and several buildings bearing the name of that town. Planned sports facilities include a Nick Faldo-designed golf course and a Manchester City-branded football academy. However, the Nick Faldo website no longer touts the golf course, and a 2010 press release is the sole communication Manchester City has made in reference to a football academy. A theme park of over 65 acres (0.26 km2) in size is planned.
Besides Africa, Gir National Park in Gujarat is the only place in the world where you can spot lions roaming free in the wild. ir is the only natural habitat of world popular Asiatic Lions. Gir Interpretation Zone, Devaliya: Devaliya Safari Park is the enclosed area of the Sanctuary that offers a good opportunity for visitors to experience a rustic beauty and wilderness of the area. The safari tour is conducted in a mini bus that takes visitors to another cross section of the Gir.
Junagadh, the “old city” in Gujarat is an amalgamation of architecture and vibrant street life. Once, the capital of Nawab of Junagadh, this place is famous for its tourism and pilgrims. Towering over the city is Mt. Girnar, a holy site for Jains and Hindu that is climbed by a 9999-step staircase along peaks studded by temples that reach for the sky and look out across the plains. If you love art then this place is a must visit for you. Here you can find inscriptions, statues, caves, shrines, castles, stepwells, tanks and canons dating back to 2nd century AD. A mixture of Buddhist monuments, mosques, Hindu temples, pretty mansions; the city depicts its glorious past. The town still has its old world charm A tour to Junagadh will allow one to capture the different facets and true essence of Gujarat.
Diu is known for its Portuguese Cathedral as Daman and Diu were under the rule of Portuguese and fortress Diu is one of the most loved places by tourists. The major attractions of Diu are Bunder Chowk, St. Paul’s Church, Panikota. Diu has so many natural white sanded beaches which attract the visitors from different countries. Diu is the most popular weekend getaway for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. The beaches are very famous for adventurous water sports. A mesmerizing view of sunset can be seen from the Sunset Point located near the Chakritirath beach. You can ride a scooter in Diu safely and with ease as the roads here are excellent and the traffic here is minimum. So many local festivals and Christmas is celebrated with zeal in Diu. If you want a break from your monotonous life Diu is the best place to go in summer.
Daman is a very cool place for tourists and is very beautiful. Daman is a beautiful little city with its neighbor as Arabian Sea and it lie at the mouth of the Daman Ganga River. Daman has cool beaches, greenery and scenic natural beauty. Daman is a popular destination among youths and even as a getaway place for those in neighboring state. Daman is a place which has a rich culture and history where the present is tinted in colors of enjoyment, simplicity, and festivity. Beaches of the area let it stand out as a center of natural beauty together with loads of fun like Jampore beach. The addition on to the tourist experience here is the shopping scene which ranges from leather products, exquisite brands of liquor to handcrafted items which has become one of major attractions.
Tarkarli is a narrow stretch of beach with pristine waters, located at the convergence of the Karli River and the Arabian Sea. It is tourist destination and a coral beach. Sea and sand blending in enchanting natural harmony, gracefully cruising boats in calm and cool river waters add to the persona of this beach. It also provides a panoramic view with tall Suru trees in the background. Scuba diving and Snorkelling are the most popular thing to do in Tarkarli. A place with good beaches, tasty food, easily available accommodation and wonderful ambience. Tarkarli is the favourite spot or a vacation with boating, rafting, and other water sports in Tarkarli. You can easily find the accommodation near the beach, in terms of hotels or homestay. This beach can be rightly called as ‘Queen Beach’ of Sindhudurg.
Matheran is a beautiful hill station which is untouched by the busy city life surrounding it. It has pleasant weather throughout the year, though this place is most beautiful during the monsoon season. The major attraction places in Matheran are 28 points, 2 lakes, 2 parks, 4 major worship places and beautiful old British-style architecture. Matheran has been declared as an Eco-sensitive region by the government and automobiles are barred entry in the town. It is therefore a very placid place with no buzzing of vehicles. Various attractions of Matheran are toy train, horses, nature, medicinal herbs and plants and number of monkeys. The best thing to do in Matheran is to enjoy your stay with the most picturesque view of the place and rest your eyes and soul.
Saputara is reckoned as an affluent resort hill station because of the innumerable opportunities like sightseeing, trekking and boating that it offers. It is a perfect getaway for eco lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports. The meaning of Saputara is the habitat of snakes and the tribal of this region worship snakes, especially during Holi. It is a beautiful hilly region enriched with enormous greenery offering magnificent panorama, tribal culture of a different sort and great trekking opportunities. As the river of light bathes the streams over undulating mountains and the drifting birds, stroll up to the Gandhi Shikhar at the spill of dawn, in winter. Breathe in the rolling hills of Saputara, echoing green hues, lush with flowers, and watch the meditating rain drops, in rains. Walk carefree on the expanse of the Governor’s hill and see the sun dip into the Saputara Lake, in summer.
#13Aamby Valley –
Aamby Valley City is a township developed by the Sahara India Pariwar in Pune district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is about 87 km from the city of Pune. The township is connected by road from Lonavala. The township is also connected by air from Mumbai and is equipped with its own airstrip. The city is spread over 10,600 acres (4,300 ha) of hilly terrain. It is one of India’s best planned city and has been a trendsetter in urban planning and environmental and landscape design. Three large man made lakes have been created by constructing dams. The largest lake is 1.5 km in length. It also boasts of a PGA 18 hole golf course.
Explore the beauty of nature and experience the thrill of adventure in Kolad. The weather in Kolad remains ideal for rafting throughout the year and gives perfect experience of adventure. Trekking in Kolad, with its rugged topography during the monsoon season adds a special charm as the landscape remains covered under a green carpet. Apart from rafting if you want to beat the heat of summer you must have a trip to Kolad as it portrays the lush greenery, cascading waterfalls and roaring river strive for a thrilling experience. The scenic landscape and the abundant water in the Kundalika River, has made Kolad a hub for various water adventure activities. With the scenic beauty of surrounding environment and adventure activity it presents a complete package for tourism.
Karjat is just a stone’s throw away from Mumbai located at a distance of 68km.This one and a half hour ride to Karjat via Mumbai will take you to a mesmerizing place filled with lush green forests, waterfalls, gushing rivers and ancient rock cut temples. This mini hill station is a popular destination for rock climbing, hiking and trekking spot near Mumbai. If you are ready to take challenges then brace yourself to participate in various adventure activities which includes white water rafting on the Ulhas river and rappelling on the Bhivpuri waterfalls. The rock cut Kondana caves and Kothaligard (Peth fort) are famous for its trekking trails which makes this trip even more exhilarating as one can get in touch with our glorious past as well as indulge in an adventurous activity.
Experience a perfect blend of tradition and serene beauty in Kamshet which has a cold semi-arid climate throughout the year. Paragliding at Kamshet is one of the major attractions as world-class paragliding facilities are available here. Kamshet has luscious green cover, placid lakes and undulating hilly terrains as major attractions. In Kamshet, world-class paragliding facilities attract a large number of flying-sport aficionados. Soaring over the Pawna Lake and gliding over the beautiful countryside, provides once-in- a-lifetime experience. One can also enjoy watching enthusiasts, trek up the Tower Hill, Shelar or Kondeshwar Cliff. Other places of attraction in Kamshet are the Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves and Bhandar Dongar.
Bhandara district is a district around central India. The district headquarters are located at Bhandara. It is lovingly called as the ‘District of Lakes’. Bhandara town is also known as ‘Brass City’ owing to the presence of a large brass products industry. The entire region is surrounded by the hills, rivers and dams, and other natural resources. Tourism in Bhandara district comprises visiting a number of places of both religious significance as well as leisure activities. There are ancient sites, such as the Ambagad fort built in 1700 AD or the village of Brahmi or one can travel to Andhalgaon, famous for the weaving industry here especially the Kosa cloth. When looking for rest and relaxation, the places that Bhandara has to offer its tourists are places like Rawanwadi, Koka etc. which are full of scenic beauty.
Bhimashankar is nestled in between the lush green hills of Pune. An abode to waterfalls, forests, a wildlife sanctuary and ancient temples offers a combination of both adventure and spiritualism. Bhimashankar as the name suggests is a holy place where devotees throng to get their wishes fulfilled. It is famous among the 12 Jyotirlings located in India. For people who long for adventure and thrill, Bhimashankar with its trekking destinations and panoramic view is the perfect choice. Moreover, filled with exotic wildlife this place is a treat to the eye for all nature lovers. The Bhimashankar wildlife sanctuary is where you can get to see “shekru”, the giant flying squirrel and a variety of other animals. Also, the Hanuman lake is a must add to your travel diary as this a perfect picnic spot where you can spend a quiet moment with your family.
Igatpuri comes alive in monsoon with hundreds of waterfalls about the area, which gets a lot misty and therefore visited especially by those who want to enjoy rain. Soaring mountains of Igatpuri welcome hordes of weekend travelers from Mumbai and Pune. Situated in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, Igatpuri is picturesquely nestled in the Sahyadri mountain ranges. A historical place of strategic significance, the hill station-town lies amid ruins of the regal Tringalwadi and Ratangad forts, among several glorious places to visit in Igatpuri.
Amboli is landscape perfect destination is a blessed natural retreat. The ecological hotspot offers a cool, calm and serene natural secrets hidden in the flora and fauna at the place. To have the best experience of Western Ghats you can not miss out a trip to Amboli. The town receives good rainfall in monsoon and have a large number waterfalls around the dense forest of Amboli. topography comprises dense forest area with a large number of waterfalls which increase in number during the rains. You can visit the place in all weather, however monsoon presents an unique misty and foggy views of the town. Amboli is a place to experience the silence and soulful music of nature.
Places to visit near Mumbai
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