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Best Places to Visit near Mumbai

Weekend Getaways From Mumbai Highlights Best Time
  Pawna Lake Camping Throughout the year
  Lonavala Adventure Sports, Trekking, Camping October to May
  Kundalika Rafting, Lakeside Camping, Water Activities June to March
  Kamshet Paragliding, Trekking, Boating, Swimming October to May
 Igatpuri Trekking, Adventure Activities, Leisure Stay November to March
  Kolad Rafting, Kayaking, Jet Skiing, Trekking June to March
  Mahabaleshwar Trekking, Horse Riding, Leisure Stay March to June
  Goa Water Sports, Scuba Diving, Trekking November to March
  Rajmachi Trekking, Hiking, Camping June to September
  Ratnagiri Sightseeing, Trekking, Camping November to January
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Floating Tent Camping in Kurungwadi ( near Igatpuri )

Floating Tent Camping in Kurungwadi ( near Igatpuri )

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Camping at Khopoli @ 1749 Only

Camping at Khopoli @ 1749 Only

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Explore Valley of Flowers at Kaas Plateau, Satara (from Mumbai) @ 1799 Only

Explore Valley of Flowers at Kaas Plateau, Satara (from Mumbai) @ 1799 Only

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Sunrise Trek to Kalsubai, Igatpuri @ 775 Only

Sunrise Trek to Kalsubai, Igatpuri @ 775 Only

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Trek to Devkund Waterfall near Mumbai @ 1239 Only

Trek to Devkund Waterfall near Mumbai @ 1239 Only

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Rajmachi Fort Trek with Kondane Caves, Lonavala @ 1290 Only

Rajmachi Fort Trek with Kondane Caves, Lonavala @ 1290 Only

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River View Home Stay at Nashik

River View Home Stay at Nashik

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Homestay in Mahabaleshwar near Waterfall @ 920 Only

Homestay in Mahabaleshwar near Waterfall @ 920 Only

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Homestay with a Private Pool at Wada

Homestay with a Private Pool at Wada

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Luxury Homestay in Karjat

Luxury Homestay in Karjat

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Stay in Heritage Villa in Matheran

Stay in Heritage Villa in Matheran

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Luxury Homestay with In-house Pool in Wada

Luxury Homestay with In-house Pool in Wada

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Stay in Farm Courtyard in Gholvad, Maharashtra

Stay in Farm Courtyard in Gholvad, Maharashtra

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Stay in Villa with Pool, Lonavala Flat 15% off

Stay in Villa with Pool, Lonavala Flat 15% off

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Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, invites many curious eyes because of the sheer vastness of it. It is counted among one of the places to visit in Mumbai because of the slum houses as many as a million people crammed in pint-sized houses, dirty bylanes, open drains, and extremely filthy living conditions in average.

Located in the very heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum stretches between two of Mumbai’s major rail lines, which is what makes it such a convenient location to travel for work for the folk who live here. In a city where rents are sky high, Dharavi offers rather low rent for people who move into the city.

You can find a room complete with a cooking gas and a small colour TV for as low as 185 rupees a month. Dharavi has many small-scale businesses thriving, manufacturing everything from garments to pots and pans. The products are sold in local as well as international markets, where they are exported.

The annual turnover for these products is as much as 650 million dollars a year. Visit Dharavi to see the lifestyle of those living here, for it is not every day you get to step inside Asia’s largest slum.

Location: Spans over 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 10.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are a major attraction in Mumbai because of its archaeological significance. This is where the caves are located, must have seen early settlements from 2nd century BC. The caves, however, are estimated to have been constructed sometime between 5th and 6th century AD.

One of the biggest caves here measures about 39 metres from the front to the back. The main body of the Elephanta Cave is about 27 square meters, supported by six rows of pillars. The caves show distinct artistic features from the time of its construction.

The caves feature rock-cut architecture, which makes the entire layout of the caves very interesting. The Elephanta Caves have a combination of sculpture art and aesthetic beauty carved into the rock formations.

This is what makes it popular among archaeologists as well as historians, who wish to find out more about the natives who moved on the Gharapuri Island (Elephanta Caves) in 2nd century BC. Come here to experience the ruins of an ancient world on the Elephanta Island, and see the caves and sculptures in their natural surroundings.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 10 (Indian), INR 250 (foreigner), free (child)
Timings: 9AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.3 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Red Carpet Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the Red Carpet Wax Museum is one of those tourist places in Mumbai that one simply cannot miss because the museum showcases lifelike statues of celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life, such as socialites, politicians, world leaders, scientists, social workers etc. The statues are made to be completely alike the person they have been constructed after, giving a very authentic feel to the statue.

Each statue is surrounded by the necessary ambience to give the statue and its theme a complete look and feel. Any individual can pose with the statues in the museum. The museum was constructed over a period of five years after which it opened its doors to the public in December 2016. The wax museum is one of a kind monument in the city of Mumbai, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of it.

Location: 1st Floor, R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 250 (weekday), INR 350 (weekend)
Timings: 9.45AM-9.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 20.5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

A place that’s as unique as it can be, Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat maintains and lives up to its 140-year-old tradition and profession in the heart of Mumbai city. There are as many as 1026 open “ghats” for washermen to wash clothes in, and almost all of them are occupied at the same time as they beat the dirt out of hundreds and thousands of dirty clothes from the city.

The Mumbai Dhobi Ghat is located very close to the Mahalaxmi railway station. The place is also famed to be the world’s largest washing centre because there’s no such other place for washing clothes in the world. Most of the clothes being washed here come from Mumbai’s hospitals, and hotels.

You can see likes of cleaned clothes and sheets being hung to dry in the open air after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Come here to see a very different face of the city of Mumbai. Lately, it has become a place for tourists to flock in out of sheer curiosity. 

Location: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 4AM-7PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Film City

Home to the film fraternity of the country is perhaps one of the most popular among Mumbai tourist places. The Film City is so vast that more than a thousand sets can be erected here at the same time. Over the last few years, the Film City has become one of the major locations for shooting the Hindi serials.

Film City was built in 1911, under the guidance of veteran actor and producer V. Shantaram. The total area of the place is about 520 acres, built according to the outlines of the film city in California. The film city has elaborate sets of villages, mountains, mansions, gardens, fountains, streams, cities etc. More than 900 Hindi movies and Hindi serials have been shot in the Film City of Mumbai.

The studios are well equipped, complete with the electronic items necessary for shooting and extremely sophisticated instruments that give the kind of quality to the shows shot here, making Bollywood top in the game in the country.

Location: Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main Gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 599-INR 1699 per person
Timings: 10AM-5PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 31.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gateway of India

One of the most visited places in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is counted among Mumbai tourist places that see excellent footfall at any time of the year. The attraction was built by the British in 1919, by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who laid the foundation of the monument in 1911. The plan was approved in 1914, after which construction began. The monument was built to honour the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who was to arrive at Bombay.

The architectural design of the Gateway of India is done in the Indo-Saracenic style, along with Muslim architectural styles incorporated when it comes to the archways. 
The Elephant Caves are located quite close to the Gateway of India and can be reached via a ferry from here. You can pay the ticket price here and get on a motorboat to reach the Elephant Caves, which takes a little more than an hour to reach, being located 56 kilometres from the monument.

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can visit anytime
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

The dabbawalas of Mumbai have long been a centre of curiosity among the people because of their accurate delivery system that has been never altered its professionalism over the last 125 years. The Mumbai Dabbawala Center is definitely one of the places to visit in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Centre originally started out as a one-man army, when a Parsi banker wanted to eat homemade food and gave this task to Mumbai’s first dabbawala.

His idea was appreciated by others and soon, more office goers joined in the demand for home cooked food that had to be delivered in office, giving rise to a business that has famously become a case study in universities across the world, who try to learn and decode the Mumbai Dabbawalas’ exceptional accuracy in delivering the tiffin boxes.

At present, the Mumbai Dabbawala Center has as many as 5000 dabbawalas who deliver food from home to office every day with the kind of constant accuracy they have mastered over more than a century.

Location: 23, Navyug Mansion, Sleater Road, Naushir Bharucha Marg, Opposite Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Victoria Terminus

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is Mumbai’s outstanding railway station. Although this is a railways station and not primarily counted among places to visit in Mumbai, this building, designed by British architect FW Stevens, sports excellent Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style.

The designs are based on medieval Italian models, known as High Victorian Gothic Design, is remarkable. The domes, corridors, arches, and turrets are therefore distinct and prominently archaic. The construction of the building began in 1878, taking up to a decade to complete. Numerous British architects and Indian craftsmen worked day and night to give the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the definition of what it is today.

This is why the architectural style doesn’t just boast of Victorian style, there’s a distinctive feature of Indian architecture in the building as well, making it one of the attractions in Mumbai for history lovers and architects who love to study the significance of various architectural styles in the building.

Location: Opposite BMC Building, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Kanheri Caves

Situated in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali East is one of those attractions in Mumbai every tourist in the metropolitan swears by. The caves are believed to be one of the oldest caves in the history of the country, dating back to as far as 1st century BC. The Kanheri Caves is famous for its 109 entrances, and ancient Indian architecture.

The caves were carved out of natural basalt, which gives it a unique texture. The place is known as the “lungs of Mumbai” because of the greenery all around and is counted among major Mumbai tourist places. “Kanheri” originates from “Krishnagiri”, which is Sanskrit. Every cave is adorned with a “splinth”; a rock bed.

The caves were Buddhist shrines because it used to be a Buddhist settlement in the third century. The Kanheri Caves are an ideal spot for a picnic as well, as there are much greenery and an array of natural streams around the caves that make it a pleasant place for the public.

Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 5 (Indians), INR 100 (foreigners)
Timings: 7.30AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 39 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai is one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai. The two hundred years old temple attracts thousands of devotees every single day, who stand in queues patiently waiting for their turn to devote their prayers to Lord Ganesha.

The temple was founded in 1801 by a woman called Deubai Patil, who funded and constructed the temple so the lord may grant her a child, and that other women like her may be blessed with children. The lake which is located right next to the temple was dug in the nineteenth century to counter the issue of water shortage in the area.

The Siddhivinayak Temple is often visited by celebrities, actors, producers, and directors alike, who go to seek the Lord's blessings before their movies release. The temple opens very early in the morning, as the morning aarti begins at 5.30am and the temple closes at 9.50 at night. The timings of the temple vary according to the festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Simla Cottage, Khatun B. Chawl Welfare Society, Road Number 5, Shankarwadi, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 5.30AM-10.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 23.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Nehru Science Centre

The Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai is an extremely popular attraction in Mumbai for science lovers. This amazing initiative lets you get a glimpse into the world of science and technology that is informative, interesting, and full of knowledge for the young and old alike. There are more than 500 interactive projects at the centre that help you learn about the principles and laws of kinetics, sound, mechanics, energy etc.

A lot of workshops, seminars, meetings, and exhibits are held at the Nehru Science Center from time to time. The centre also has a lot of artefacts that
depict the several achievements of mankind in the field of science and technology.

There are also three-dimensional shows you can attend at the Nehru Science Centre; there are two such shows which are called Grand Canyon Adventure and Monsters of the Deep.  You can see mythical underwater monsters in Monsters of the Deep. There is also a well-kept library which houses more than 10000 books and up to 300 films on science and technology.

Location: Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Dr E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 40
Timings: 10AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Chor Bazaar

Originally called the “Shor Bazaar” because of the noise in the market, the bazaar has now come to be known as Chor Bazaar after the British couldn’t pronounce “Shor”. The place has been coined the name of Chor Bazaar since then, which literally means the Thieves’ market.

The place is full of old buildings, cramped shops, and the streets are always crowded. Chor Bazaar is about 150 years old, and it is said that the place was a favourite of the British back in the days. There is nothing that you cannot find in this market, making it one of the most sought-after places in the city.

Everything from real and fake jewellery, electronics, antique items, Victorian-style furniture.You can find stolen items here too, as the name of the market suggests. The amazing thing about shopping at Chor Bazaar is that you can bargain to no end and get goods at very cheap prices. This is why Chor Bazaar is so famous.

Location: Mutton Street, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year 
Entry fee: Not applicable
Timings: 6AM-4PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 1.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Fort Bassein

Situated about 55 kilometres from Mumbai, Fort Bassein is a splendid example of robustness and architecture, being constructed in the early 1400s. Originally constructed by Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, the fort has seen many masters.

The name of the fort comes from the word “Bacaim” which is Portuguese. It has been ruled by the Portuguese, Marathas, and the British in old times. At present, the fort is under the protection and care of the Archaeological Survey of India, although not much effort has been made to conserve the heritage site.

The fort is in ruins and you can see vegetation in some parts of the fort. Come here to marvel at the medieval architecture and vastness of the fort, and spend a morning going around the place, for there’s much to see on the inside of the fort. You can see marks by sharp chisels etc on the walls of the fort as well, indicating the times of attack in old times.

Location: Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 6AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 78.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra

Bandra is one of the most popular areas in Mumbai, famous for its lifestyle, fashion, Bollywood, shopping centres, restaurants, and entertainment centres, and of course, churches. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is one of the most popular churches in Mumbai and therefore attracts flocks of tourists to its doors every year.

The church is known for its architecture, and serene environment. Due to the festivities at the church, you can see tourists crowding the church in the month of September. The church overlooks the sea and is located on a hill, about 260 feet above the ground. The Sanctum Sanctorum in the church has seven steps, leading to a marble altar.

The unique thing about the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is that it attracts people of many faiths, the majority of which are devout Catholics. Come here to spend a calm and quiet afternoon if you are visiting Mumbai.

Location: Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Sunday:10AM-7PM, Other days: 8AM-8.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 13.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gorai Beach

The Gorai beach in Mumbai is one of the most frequented beaches by the local people and tourists alike, popular for its location. Locals from Mumbai’s north suburb often come here to enjoy an evening or even an entire day outing. The beach is ideal for a full day picnic with your family.

Gorai beach is known as Lovers Point beach as well since this is the place where lovers meet secretly in the beach’s isolation and privacy for the last three to four decades. The festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are celebrated here with great pomp, and something to come to the beach to watch.

Ganesh visarjan is done here every year, and holy is a beach party for the entire day. Come here to see the giant idols of Lord Ganesha being immersed in the Arabian Sea during the visarjan. It is an occasion to not give a miss too if you are in the metropolitan of Mumbai during the Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Gorai Beach Road, Koliwada, Gorai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 43.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Horniman Circle Gardens

The Horniman Circle Gardens is one of the largest parks in the city of Mumbai. The garden was popularly called as “Bombay Green” in the 18th century, which was changed to “Benjamin Horniman” after India gained independence. This was meant as a tribute to the editor of the newspaper Bombay Chronicle, Benjamin Horniman.

The garden covers an approximate area of the 10,100-meter square and is surrounded by lush greenery and office buildings all around, most of which are the leading banks in the country. Construction of the gardens began originally in 1821, but the construction could not be completed for the next twelve years.

Only after India became independent in 1947, the garden was revived from the garbage dumpyard it had become after 1842. The park has a Historic Asiatic Society library in the enclosure for all those who wish to sit down and relax close to the garden. The gardens have perfect pathways and tall trees laid out in a neat fashion.

Location: Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 8AM-9PM every day
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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  • Q. What are the best places to visit in mumbai?

    If you are looking for beautiful attractions to explore in the city, Here is the list of most iconic places in Mumbai to fall in love with.

    1. Marine Drive: 22 km from Mumbai Airport
    2. Gateway of India: 25 km from Mumbai Airport
    3. Chowpatty Beach: 20 km from Mumbai Airport
    4. Juhu Beach: 6 Km from Mumbai Airport
    5. Siddhivinayak Temple: 11 km from Mumbai Airport

  • Q. What are the Hill Stations Near Mumbai?

    Part of the two great ranges of Sahyadris and Western Ghats of Central and West coast of India, Mumbai hill stations are not just destinations but offer much more than scenes to look upon starting from Rs. 999/- Only!
     
    1. Lonavala: 83 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway
    2. Matheran: 80 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway
    3. Lavasa: 186 Km from Mumbai
    4. Bhandardara: 192 km via NH 160
    5. Igatpuri: 121 km via NH 160

  • Q. Where should I go for a weekend trip?

    Surrounded by natural beauty, steeped in history and providing all modern facilities, enjoy the best weekend getaways near Mumbai with Upto 60% Off.

    1Pawna Lake Camping: 120 km from Mumbai
    2Lonavala : 104 km from Mumbai
    3. Alibaug: 95 km from Mumbai
    4. Pune: 148 km from Mumbai
    5Mahabaleshwar: 260 km from Mumbai
    6Panchgani: 250 km from Mumbai

  • Q. Where should I go for a 2 day weekend?

    There are numerous excellent places to visit near Mumbai for a 2 day plan. Some of the best recommendations are: - Pawna Lake: Pawna Lake is an ideal choice for outdoor experiences. In addition to camping at a scenic site by the lake, you will also have the chance to indulge in photography, advanced kiting, paragliding, etc. during the two days that you spend here.
    - Aurangabad: If you are a sightseer or history enthusiast by heart, Aurangabad has a very interesting history and an incredible range of tourist attractions built during the royal era which can be easily covered within two days.
    - Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary: An abode of exotic wildlife coupled with spectacular scenery. Since Dajipur Wildlife Sanctuary is an overnight journey away from Mumbai, you can easily squeeze jungle camping and jungle safari in a two day plan.
     - Lohagad: An exhilarating adventure that fits perfectly to your weekend break, trekking to Lohagad Fort is a perfect plan for adventure junkies in Mumbai.

  • Q. Which place is near to Mumbai?

    One can easily find weekend getaways near Mumbai that are roughly a couple of hours drive away from the city. Here are a few recommendations:
    - Alibaug: Pretty beaches, tropical greenery, and a great range of stay options make Alibaug a perfect choice from Mumbai.
    - Igatpuri: Mountain lovers in Mumbai cannot find a better place to enjoy their weekend than Igatpuri. Just 120 km away, this hill station has forts, temples, and picnic spots.
    - Palghar: A 3 hour drive away from Mumbai, Palghar is a small town that makes for a good choice for a laid-back vacation. Prominent attractions nearby include Kelva Beach and Shirgaon Fort.

  • Q. What is the best time to Visit?

    Winter season (November to February) is the best time you can choose to plan your journey to places to visit near Mumbai. Although most of these places feature a pleasant climate throughout the year. The favourable temperatures during winter months make sightseeing and adventure activities more enjoyable. However, in the case of waterfalls, hill forts and hill stations near Mumbai, monsoon (June to October) is recommended.

  • Q. What can I expect from a weekend getaway from Mumbai?

    What you can expect on a weekend getaway from Mumbai varies according to the destination. If you are visiting a coastal town, you can expect to find scenic beaches which may or may not be deserted. And if you are visiting a hill station, pleasant climate, fresh breeze, high waterfalls, and verdant landscapes may be expected. Besides, there are towns and cities with fascinating historical structures.

  • Q. What are the activities I can do on weekends near Mumbai?

    Most of the weekend getaways near Mumbai have exciting ranges of activities. Some of the top recommendations for you are:
    - Go for sea exploration in Tarkarli by trying scuba diving and snorkeling
    - Trek up to Lohagad Fort
    - White water rafting in Kolad
    - Paragliding in Kamshet
    - Camping at Pawna Lake

  • Q. Which are the famous camping sites near Mumbai?

    There are plenty of famous campsites near Mumbai you can consider for your weekend getaways. Here are a few: - Pawna Lake: Probably the most popular choice among the residents of Mumbai and Pune, this lakeside campsite is perfect in terms of scenery and ambience.
    - Lonavala: Owing to its proximity from Mumbai, Lonavala is a popular destination for camping which enthrals weekenders with clear star-studded skies and sweeping views of lush green hills.
    - Kolad: Apart from white water rafting, Kolad is also sought after by many to delight in a memorable camping experience on the banks of Kundalika River.

  • Q. Which are the places for rafting near Mumbai?

    Due to the sense of thrill it evokes, rafting is rapidly gaining popularity among Mumbaikars. Following are the best spots where you can try this adventure:
    - Kolad: Brace yourself for a purely exhilarating adventure as your raft gives you an ultimate dose of thrill while gliding through the rapids of Kundalika River. Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids make this an ideal stretch for all.
    - Vaitarna: Another popular rafting getaway near Mumbai, Vaitarna River is known for its strong currents which are enjoyed widely by city-dwellers. The picture-perfect surroundings enhance the affair.

  • Q. Where can I go for stargazing on a weekend near Mumbai?

    The presence of light pollution and air pollution in Mumbai brings the possibility of stargazing here to zero. However, there are places, located just a few hours away from the city, where you can enjoy the activity without any obstructions.
    - Dahanu: You may travel to this seaside town and explore the world of cosmos.
    - Karjat: This is another popular destination where you can pair you hill getaway with stargazing experience.
    - Jawhar: This sleepy hill town also lets you gaze at the stars studded into an unpolluted sky.

  • Q. Which are the historical weekend getaways near Mumbai?

    Mumbai has a number of cities and towns around that are paradise for history buffs. Some of those are:
    - Aurangabad: This city and its outskirts encompass sites such as Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Bibi Ka Maqbara, and Pir Ismail Dargah.
    - Champaner: This historical town in Gujarat is one of the best getaways from Mumbai for any history lover. Champaner encompasses magnificent structures in the form of several mosques, Hindu temples, and palaces.

  • Q. Is Mumbai Safe?

    Mumbai has a moderate crime rate and instances of crimes against tourists are not rare. However, the nature of those crimes are usually petty. So it can be said that even though Mumbai is relatively safer than most of the large cities in India, certain precautions on the part of a traveller are required to safeguard themselves against any untoward incidents.