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Written by Siddhi on May 20, 2020 Share on

Top Weekend Getaways from Mumbai for all Mumbaikars!

Mumbai’s charm never fails to attract its travellers not just from India but all over the world, yet all these city wanderers look for a something exotic to visit every now and then on weekends to break the monotony of the busy city life, and escape into a surreal place to relax, rejuvenate and charge up for the upcoming days. Let’s look at all the amazing weekend getaways from Mumbai that you can visit from adventure, leisure, beaches, heritage and wildlife. Let’s start exploring what Mumbai has got for us!

1. Karnala

Scenic green views of Karnala
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Karnala is located about 50 km from Mumbai and is a popular getaway from Mumbai and Pune. This place is famous for its scenic views, bird sanctuary, and exciting Karnala Fort trek. The trek is also called Funnel Hill trek which is possible for all age groups looking for an enticing trek. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary which is home to stunning bird species, and is the best place for all bird lovers. The hillfort is also located inside the bird sanctuary and becomes a paradise for all visitors with its beautiful nature bound surrounding!

2. Karjat 

Beautiful waterfalls of Karjat
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Karjat has located about 63 km from Mumbai and is a mini hill station on the slopes of the Ulhas River Valley. This is the perfect getaway to break the monotonous busy city life. With amazing natural splendour, Karjat has amazing views of hills and mountains and is extremely breathtaking during monsoon. It is the perfect spot for those looking for adventures like trekking, exploring ancient caves and enjoying waterfalls. This place is always flocked by adventure enthusiasts in all seasons as you can go for waterfall rappelling, rock climbing, trekking or river rafting in the Ulhas river.

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3. Adlabs Imagica 

Adlabs Imagica is an amusement and adventure theme park located about 68 km from Mumbai, is a perfect getaway for families to skip hectic city life and spend some quality time with their loved ones over a weekend. Your children are definitely going to love this short trip! A weekend spent going on a road trip leisurely on the Mumbai-Pune expressway with endless doses of fun and laughter is definitely going to charge you up for the weeks to come.

4. Durshet 

This place is ideal for day outings, picnics and family getaways, and is a quick weekend escape surrounded by bountiful nature. Tucked away in the beautiful mountain ranges of the enchanting Sahyadris, it is the perfect place for nature lovers and those seeking serene and peaceful moments of solitude connecting with nature. You can also go for numerous adventure activities like trekking, rafting, nature walks and trail hikes, kayaking and many more.

5. Matheran 

Matheran is India’s smallest hill station and is one of the favourite spots for all city dwellers. You can go on a lovely toy train ride with magnificent views, pleasant weather and a pollution-free environment with numerous treks and trails, this tiny hill station of Matheran have so much to offer! Not more reasons are needed to visit this blissful hill station?

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6. Lonavala-Khandala 

The twin hill stations of Lonavala and Khandala need no introduction. This location is popular for shooting and featured in many Bollywood movies. The weather is pleasant throughout the year and especially during monsoon and winter seasons in this hill station. During monsoons, you can see the entire landscape is filled with waterfalls and lush greenery. There are loads of treks and adventure activities for visitors looking for adventure. Don’t forget to bite on the delicious Lonavala Chikki and hot Mumbai Vada pavs when you are on this trip.

7. Rajmachi Fort 

This majestic fort is perched atop the arduous hills of Sahyadris, the Rajmachi Fort and is a favourite spot for trekkers and adventurers. This fort has extremely beautiful trails which go through lush forests, musing meadows, across glistening waterfalls and streams, filling the trekkers with a rush of adrenaline. Nestled in the thick dense forests, Rajmachi is a centre for adventure as well as eco-tourism and is regularly visited by nature lovers, trekkers and birdwatchers in all seasons.

8. Alibaug

Sunrise at Alibaug Sea
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Alibaug is a blue expanse of the Arabian Sea, not far from Mumbai. It is a favourite weekend destination of all Mumbaikars. The shore is clean, blackish and textured. Kashid is another pristine beach located a few kilometres away from Alibaug Beach which is known for its well textured and white shore. Apart from the unique sandy shore, Alibaug has also got historic sites and forts for its visitors.

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9. Kamshet 

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Kamshet is located at an altitude of 2200 ft and is a favoured summer hill station from Mumbai as well as Pune. Kamshet has a serene weather and scenic beauty crowned with verdant hills, forests, valleys and waterfalls, Kamshet is the hub for adventure. The most popular adventure sport here is paragliding in Kamshet also offers options for several treks, cave exploration and other adventure activities. This is the adventure destination of Maharashtra!

10. Igatpuri 

Igatpuri hillstation
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Igatpuri hill station is near Nashik in Maharashtra and is surrounded by lush mountains and has one of the highest peaks of Sahyadris. This place is a heaven for trekkers and adventurers which includes trekking, ziplining, hiking and rappelling. The scenic beauty is a popular place for movie shootings and for visitors seeking solace surrounded by nature, Igatpuri is the destination! There’s also an internationally acclaimed meditation centre here.

I’m sure a lot of these were not known for a lot of you, these destinations for blissful weekend getaways from Mumbai. Why not plan your trip to Maharashtra right away and explore these places? Start planning your trip with PickYourTrail and surprise your family and loved ones with amazing weekend getaways!

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