8 Weekend Getaways From Mumbai

Here is the list of some of the most popular and accessible Weekend Getaways from Mumbai.

Lonavala  

Lonavala is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains. This Hill Station is also a popular Health Resort in the Western ranges on the Sahyadri.
It is situated on a height of 625 mtrs above sea level and is a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune.Lonavala is a Hill station in Maharashtra. Also known as the jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains.
This Hill Station is also a popular Health Resort in the Western ranges on the Sahyadri. It is situated on a height of 625 mtrs above sea level and is a popular gateway from Mumbai and Pune.
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You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Lonavala [85 km – 03 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Lonavala. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Lonavala Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Lonavala. Visit Tiger’s Leap, Bhushi dam, Dukes Nose, etc spectacular valley view points. Or you can enjoy trek to Lohgad / excursion to Karla Bhaja caves. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [85 km – 03 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.
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   Matheran  

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It is one of the beautiful hill stations near Mumbai and it has been considered as a best picnic spot for a day or two.
This is Asia’s only pedestrian hill station that is situated at around 2,636 feet above sea-level in the Western Ghats, which is 22 kilometers from Karjat.
It can also be said as Walker’s Paradise for evergreen forests and good places for trekking. Matheran is also famous for ‘Chikki Land’ for jaggery with nuts, channa, peanuts etc.
Sightseeing
Panorama point:
Famous for the view of sunrise, this point overlooks the spectacular panoramic beauty of Sahyadri ranges.
Echo point:
As the name suggests, this point is famous for echo of one’s voice. You can hear and feel the reverberations of your voice, even as the clouds pass over your head.
King George Point:
One of the most frequently visited points during the monsoon, it presents a beautiful view of the waterfall overflowing from Charlotte Lake.
Porcupine Point:
This point is famous for sunset view.
Louisa Point:
Situated on a plateau it offers magnificent views of the ruined forts, Prabal and Vishalgarh.
Lake Charlotte:
It is the main source of drinking water in the hill station. It is famous for the view of dam at one end of the lake. It is also famous for the main Hindu temple, the Pisarnath Mandir.
Mount Barry:
It is one of the spots with highest altitude, offering a breathtaking view of the ghats and villages. It is close to the Governor’s hill.
Other points include Monkey Point, Alexander Point, Hart Point, Coronation Point, Chowk Point, etc.
How to reach there
Nearest airport (Domestic / International) is Mumbai, which is approximately 110 kms away. It takes 3.5 hours by road and around 3 hours by rail (including the toy train travel).
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Alibaug

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Famed for its fresh air, clean water and sands, Alibaug is a coastal town in Maharashtra. Situated at the South of Mumbai this town is the headquarters of Raigad district.
The captivating mix of tranquil, sleepy fishing villages and various beaches that it provides makes it a popular weekend getaway for Mumbai revellers.The place boasts of being a well-liked center for business conferences during weekdays
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Alibaug [93 km – 03 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Alibaug. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Alibaug Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Alibaug. Visit Kolaba fort, Alibaug beach, Nagaon beach. Enjoy water sports. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [93 km – 03 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.

Silvassa

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Silvassa, the tiny sleepy capital township, still retains the traces of Portuguese rule. It is a `Garden Beautiful’ with the roaring waterfalls, misty cascades, rustic stone walls, twin arches, tiny kiosks and springing lawns interspersed with islands of flowers.
Only 5 km from Silvassa is the most beautiful lake garden of the land named Dadra Garden in Dadra. Silvassa is a land of blissful beauty and charm.
It has wooed many tourists in the recent years due to its ethnicity. The folk culture in Silvassa is alive and vibrant. Silvassa, of late, has been seen as a cosmopolitan town, adding to its glory.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Silvassa [167 km – 04 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Silvassa. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Silvassa Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Silvassa. Visit Venganga lake & island garden. Enjoy water sports at Dudhni. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [167 km – 04 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.
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Mahabaleshwar

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The queen of hill stations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar stands at an altitude of 1372 meters above sea level. Mahabaleshwar, which means the God of great power is said to be dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for its historical relevance and breathtaking views of valleys, this hill station is famous amongst the tourists.
The queen of hill stations in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar stands at an altitude of 1372 meters above sea level. Mahabaleshwar, which means the God of great power is said to be dedicated to Lord Shiva. Known for its historical relevance and breathtaking views of valleys, this hill station is famous amongst the tourists.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar [264 km – 06 hrs 30 minutes] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Mahabaleshwar. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Mahabaleshwar Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Mahabaleshwar. Visit Panchganga Temple, Mahabaleshwar Temple along with some scenic points like Lodwick point, Arthur’s seat, Helen’s point, etc. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Pratapgadh – Panchgani Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed to visit Panchgani – Pratapgadh. Or you can spend day in leisure. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 04: Drop to Mumbai [264 km – 06 hrs 30 minutes] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.

 

   Chiplun

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An ancient town on the banks of the Vashishthi River, Chiplun is one of the few towns that features on the tourism map of the Konkan region.
Well connected by Konkan Railway, Chiplun lies in a valley between the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other and is the link between the Western Coast and the interiors of Maharashtra.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Chiplun [235 km – 06 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Chiplun. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Chiplun Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Chiplun. Visit Parshuram Temple, Vashishti River and spectacular Koyna Dam. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [235 km – 06 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.
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Dapoli

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Dapoli is 215 km away from Mumbai. Dapoli is one of the developing tourist destination due to its climate, tourist places, beaches and scenery.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Dapoli [213 km – 06 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Dapoli. The evening is free for leisure. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Dapoli Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Dapoli. Visit Kanakdurg fort, Dapoli beach. Or else have excursion to Murud – visit beach, ferry to watch dolphins [On your own], Temples, etc. Till the evening, return back to the hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [213 km – 06 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.
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Saputara  

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Saputara is the only hill station of Gujarat , in the Dang District of South Gujarat. It is located at the height of 3000 feet above main sea level on Sahyadri mountain range.
You can follow this itinerary
* Day 01: Mumbai to Saputara [248 km – 06 hrs] – Pick up from Mumbai and drive to Saputara. The evening is free for leisure. Enjoy delicious dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 02: Saputara Sightseeing – After breakfast, proceed for sightseeing in Saputara. Visit Saputara Lake and enjoy boating. Then board ropeway to see grand view top of Saputara. After lunch at resort, walk to nearer park for picnic and visit sunset point at evening. Return back to the hotel. Dinner at hotel. Overnight stay at the hotel / resort.
* Day 03: Drop to Mumbai [248 km – 06 hrs] – After breakfast, check out from the hotel. Transfer to Mumbai railway station / airport for further journey. Tour concludes.

 

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