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10 Quick Weekend Getaways from Mumbai which delight you!

If you are looking for perfect weekend getaways from Mumbai, here is the perfect list for you. You would be astonished to known how nature has blessed this beautiful coastal city and it’s near about with so many hidden treasures which are definitely worth a visit.

  1. Tapola

Tapola is famous for its natural beauty and many times is compared to the magical Kashmir. This rustic settlement is famous for its marvelous lake – Shivsagar. The drive from Mumbai to Tapola is picturesque and charming which provides abundant natural vista. Tapola provides a wonderful trekking break athwart densely vegetated hills.If you wish to truly explore this beautiful hill station then it’s worth to bike from satara pass to Bamnoli to the final destination at Tapola. Do enjoy a boating session on the Tapole Lake and wait till the sun set to capture the most beautiful sunset.

Distance

Mumbai to Tapola: 300 KMs

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       2. Bhimshankar 

People from all over the country visits Bhimashankar is one of the temples which are visited by people all over the country as it is a part of one of the 12 Jyotirlinga Temples of Lord Shiva. Ashtavinayak Pilgrimage is very popular and is bursting of faith and spirituality. Be a spectator to the rare species of wildlife such as the Giant Indian Squirrel in the Bhimashankar wild life sanctuary. A trek to Shidi ghat to Ganesh ghat is definitely worth the efforts as it offers one of the best natural views along with some rugged terrain. You would be awestruck by remarkable waterfalls and the gushing streams especially during the monsoon months.

Distance

Mumbai to Bhimashankar-213.00Km

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3. Karnala

Next on card is this beautiful city of Karnala which indeed is an energizing and refreshing getaway, just a little distance from Mumbai. Sightsee the ruins of the Karnala fort and learn about some history during the Maratha times. Karnala is one of the best places to catch a glimpse of some of the endangered species of birds during a trek to the karnala Pinnacle.The Pinnacle also offers a beautiful bird eye view of the coastline of Mumbai. Want to watch some more birds then why not stop over at the Karnala Bird Sanctuary which also attracts many migratory birds.

Distance

Mumbai to Karnala-87Kms

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4. Kamshet

Kamshet is a town which would blow you away with its very many attraction. It’s indeed a tourist paradise. Visit the famous temples of Kondeshwar, Hemadpanthi and the Sant Tukaram. Kamshet depicts the predominance of Buddhism which is evident in the Bhairi Cave Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa Cave. An artificial lake which is called the Pavana Lake is an ultimate destination for activities such as advance kiting and ridge dancing. Explore the Lohgad, Tikona and Tungi forts and learn about their history and magnificent architecture. A visit to the Karla, Bhaja and Bhedsa Cave temples is a must to learn the significance and origin of Bhuddhism. Kamshet also provides opportunity of paragliding on the Shinde Wadi Hills.

Distance

Mumbai to Kamshet- 108.00Km

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5. Sinhagad

Sinhagad fort is located on the Sahyadri Hills which provides an array of activities such as the trek from Katraj to Sinhagad. Sinhagad fort is one of the must see destination in Sinhagad as it will leave your awestruck by the sight of the brilliant fort. Panshet gives you an opportunity to enjoy placid moments on this peaceful and tranquil lake formed by the dam on the river Pavana.

Distance

Mumbai to Sinhagad-180.1kms

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6. Thosegar Falls

If you wish to view one of the most striking, thriving waterfalls in the neighborhood of Mumbai then you must definitely plan a trip to Satara and Kaaswhic which is a proud terminus to Thosegar falls. Capture the beautiful bloom of flowers on the Kaas plateau. The Kaas Lake provides breath taking view of the sunset and is also a home for many migratory birds. Enjoy a panoramic view of the valley from the top of the Sajjangad which also offers a great trekking trail.Visit the Shri Ram temple and the Sajjangad which is bestowed to be the Samahdi site of Samarth Ramdas swami.

Distance

Mumbai to Thosegar Falls-277.5Kms

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7. Mulshi Dam

Mulshi dam, not too far away from Mumbai is a hidden gem with piles and piles of activities for tourist especially during the monsoon months. It provides with great opportunity to trekkers across the forests and forts like Dhangad and Koraigadh .Seek blessings at the century old ‘Vanjai’ mata temple. Mulshi dam would leave you spellbound by the many waterfalls sporting our through the rough mountains and cliffs. The dam itself invites several beautiful birds which truly are a treat to the eyes.

Distance

Mulshi Dam from Mumbai-127.1kms

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8. Kolad

Kolad is buzzing with tourist attractions, It not only guarantees water sports but also natural. Kolad is a perfect destination for rowing, kayaking, rafting, camping, river crossing and rappelling. From all the weekend getaways from Mumbai suggested here, Kolad is an untouched beauty! The fun doesn’t end here as you can also try on activities such as biking, hiking, camping and mountaineering at the Sahyadri mountain range. Adore the glorious architecture of the Tala fort, Ghosala fort. Kolad also depicts the Buddhist existence through its caves especially the Kuda caves which are a group of 13 rock caves .If you happen to visit Kolad during winters you would be astonished to see the vast diversity of migratory birds on Bhira dam and the Dholwal dam. Kolad is also the home of hot springs at Uddhar which are located at a short distance of the Kansai Waterfalls.

Distance

Kolad to Mumbai-130Kms

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9. Lonavala-Khandala

Who does not know about Khandala and Lonavala, thanks to the famous Aamir Khan song. These twin destinations can be perfect weekend getaways from Mumbai. The twin cities which are not too far away from Mumbai are a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city which provides scenic views of the nature. You would be awestruck by numerous gorgeous views of the Bushy dam which is always flocked by tourist. Visit the Duke nose also known as the Nagphani to catch the panoramic view of the beautiful city. Another must visit attraction is the sausage hill where you can spot some unusual yet beautiful birds. The artificial Pawna Lake built due to the Mushy dam is a true respite during the summer months. Catch the historic significance of Tung Fort and the Tikona fort in Khandala, they are definitely a learning experience. The city of Lonavala is known for the Karla caves portray the relevance of Buddhism during 100AD

Distance

Lonavala-Khandala to Mumbai-93.3 Kms

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10. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat has a lot to offer and is an absolute glee for tourist. This destination can easily top all the quick weekend getaways from Mumbai. Once you reach the Malshej Ghat you would be confused as to where to start as it has everything for everybody whether it is the adventurous side of you, or the romantic side of you. Activities such as camping, hiking, mountaineering are all synonymous with Malshej Ghat.The Pink Flamingoes in the flamingo resort are a true delight to watch. Stopover, at the Shivnero Fort which is the birth place of the legendary Shivaji Maharaj. The entire journey from Mumbai to Malshej ghat offers scenic views.

Distance

Mumbai to Malshej Ghat-126.6km

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So, next time when you have a free weekend, just plan for any of these destinations and you would be elated to discover the beauty Mumbai is surrounded by. I hope you liked this list of weekend getaways from Mumbai.

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