Escape To The Scenic Towns Around Mumbai

Mumbai, or as the Mumbaikars refer to it, ‘Bombay’ is a charismatic city which never fails to leave its tourists in awe. However, if you want to escape from the fast paced metropolitan life of this city and catch a breather, head to the mesmerizing hill stations that surround this city.

Holiday Travel gives you detailed information about all the hill stations around Mumbai and further advises on which one to visit depending on your month of travel.

 

Weekend Destinations Near Mumbai

Lonavala

Lonavala nestled in the Sahyadri Hills offers an alluring experience of nature’s most gifted region. Surrounded by waterfalls, dams, lakes and dense forests proves to be an ideal getaway for nature lovers.

Best Time: Throughout the year

Distance: 83 kilometers from Mumbai

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Places to Visit: Tiger’s Leap, Bushi Dam, Rajmachi Fort, Celebrity Wax Museum and Amby Valley.

 

Matheran

Located in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, this tranquil hill station has been declared as an Eco-sensitive region with no modes of transport plying within the town.

Best Time: Throughout the year

Distance: 81 kilometers from Mumbai

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Places to Visit: Panorama Point, Louisa Point, Monkey Point, Charlotte Lake and Shivaji’s Ladder.

 

Alibag

This coastal town in the Konkan region is well known for its crystal clear water, sandy beaches and rejuvenating air. Apart from beaches, you can also visit coconut groves and temples. An ideal getaway for water sports enthusiasts.

Best Time: November to March

Distance: 96 kilometers from Mumbai

Places to Visit: Nagaon Beach, Vrindavan Farm, Kolaba Fort, Alibag Beach and Kanakeshwar Forest.

 

Mahabaleshwar

This wonderful hill station is known for its lush green dense forests, beautiful strawberry farms, waterfalls, valleys, hills and ancient temples. The charming views, serene lakes and enticing valleys are a delight for one’s soul.

Best Time: October to June

Distance: 264 kilometers from Mumbai

Places to Visit: Venna Lake, Dhobi Waterfalls, Elephant’s Head Point, Arthur’s Seat and Chinaman’s Falls.

 

Bhimashankar

Situated at a height of 3,250 feet, this temple town is known for its Jyotilingam shrine of Lord Shiva. Bhimashankar has remained a hotspot for trekkers seeking to explore magnificent hills and lush rainforests.

Best Time: November to February

Distance: 214 kilometers from Mumbai

Places to Visit: Bhimashankar Temple, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary and Hanuman Lake.

 

How to travel to the hill station? What about the local transport there? Which hotel to choose? We are sure that you may be flooded with many such questions. But worry not; we at Holiday Travel are here at your service. We will take care of all your travel arrangements while you pack your bags.

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