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6 Amazing Weekend Getaways from Mumbai


Life never stops in Mumbai! Mumbaiyaans, the busy bees need to relax and get a boost from the hustle-bustle life. You don’t need to plan for a weeklong trip to get the much neededbreak from your jam-packed schedule. All you need is your weekend. Mumbai serve as a base to holiday like a charming prince or a fairytale princess, with no hassles and chaos.
Check out these amazing weekend getaways from Mumbai, the startling attractions to unwind you and uplift your senses.

1) Lonavala and Khandala – Nature’s Paradise

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The breathtaking twin hill resorts gained much popularity as a romantic escapade only in the recent years. Mumbaiyaans, you are so lucky! Just three hours drive from city, takes you a different world! Enjoy the pleasant road trip capturing the scenic views and escape to the hills!
If you are a couple, recreate your honeymoon memories in a blissful atmosphere.
Distance: About 100 Kms
Cost: Weekend packages starts from INR 6000
Places to Visit: Duke’s Nose, Bushy Dam, Korigad Fort Lakes and Caves
Ideal Duration: 2 Days
Best Time to Visit: Between October and May

2) Alibaug – Commercially non-polluted pleasant getaway

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Alibaug is a beautiful blend of a tiny picturesque village, toasted with beaches and coated with historical traces. Alibaug makes a perfect weekend beach holiday. Bored with the road? Take the ferry ride and relish fun frolic water sports.
Distance: 95 kms
Cost: Around INR 5000
Places to Visit: Kolaba Fort, Alibaug Magentic Observatory, Hirakot Fort, Beaches and Temples
Ideal Duration: 1 day (if you plan to visit the historical places, make it 2)
Best Time to Visit: Round the year, except during August and September

3) Kolad – Pulsating activities for Adventure Junkies

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If you are the one who need to involve in some spine-chilling activities, packs your bags, and go Kolad. Kolad serves you as just but perfect weekend destination for adventurous activities with lots of fun! River rafting, kayaking, camping, trekking and hiking, Kolad is all yours. Get rid of your work blues and enjoy some great time.
Distance: 121 kms
Cost: Weekend holiday package per night per person price starts from INR 3000 per night (incl of all)
Places to Visit: Kundalika river, Kansai Falls, Tamhini Falls, Kuda Caves
Ideal Duration: 2 days
Best Time to Visit: June to February

4) Malshej Ghat – Nature Chase You

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A long drive on a breathtakingly beautiful road itself gives you soulful rejuvenation! Wanna a drive long this weekend, something different from usual getaways? Take this mountain pass, Malshej Ghat, a part of scenic Western Ghats. Malshej Ghat is best cherished for its charming beauty. Don’t miss watching some rare species of birds, flora and fauna abundantly blessed.

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Distance: 155 kms
Cost: No more than INR 5000
Places to Visit: Shivneri Fort, Pimpalgaon Dam, Malshej Falls, Harishchandragad
Ideal Duration: 1 day
Best Time to Visit: July to March

5) Silvassa – An Invigorating Ambiance

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Once a Portuguese Colony, still carries the essences and flavors of Portuguese gives you a different ambiance to indulge this weekend! Water sports, wildlife sanctuaries, historical attractions, natural retreat, boating, shopping and everything you need for a colorful weekend holiday!
Distance: 167 Kms
Cost: Starts from INR 5000
Places to Visit: Vrindavan Temple, Ban Ganga Lake, Dadra Park, Dudhani
Ideal Duration: 2 Days
Best Time to Visit: November to March

6) Nashik – Vineyards and Wine

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How about taking a wine tasting tour and exploring the vineyards on a weekend? A religious destination gaining more popularity as India’s Wine Capital! Nashik houses some oldest and best vineyards in the country. Isn’t that perfect, wine and dine in the vineyards! Don’t miss out least popular attractions, Coin Museum and Gargoti Museum (you will love those precious gem stones).
Distance: 165 kms
Cost: Package starts from INR 10000
Places to Visit: Museum, Triyambakeshwar Temple, Muktidham, Pandavleni Caves
Ideal Duration: 2 days
Best Time to Visit: October to March

Get ready this weekend for a short but fulfilling holiday!

I am Shahil Shah, a traveler and blogger! I bring stories from the places for you to cherish the experiences of my travel. Stay tuned!”

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