Lights, camera, action… these three words most accurately describe the scintillating city of dreams. Home to the biggest and the most unapologetically ostentatious cinema industry, Bollywood, Mumbai is a galaxy of stars that shine a different light.
From picturesque hill stations and gorgeous beaches to adventurous getaways, there are many places to visit near Mumbai during the weekends. Mumbaikars take holidaying very seriously but shrinking weekends make it impossible to plan extended trips. This means only one thing: pack in as much as you can and make the most of each day. Based on this philosophy of maximizing your weekends, here are a few weekend breaks from Mumbai.
A 1.5-hour drive from Mumbai, this is your first stop to eternal respite. A perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai with your loved one.
Love Tip: Just whisk her away on a bike and surprise her with a weekend full of togetherness.
A few kilometers away from Lonavala, this hilly haven is a place to visit for sure. Peaceful, beautiful, and simply enchanting. A full view of the surrounding hills can promise a truly sublime experience. Don’t forget to carry some delicious peanut chikki back with you.
Just a ferry-ride away from Mumbai, this innocent place houses simplicity at its best. Rent cheap accommodation close to the beach; crash in there with your buddies for the weekend for unlimited fun.
The most interesting thing about Matheran is the route to it: winding roads, circumference the Western Ghats. Once you get there (a perfect driving experience for the adventurous soul), don’t forget to indulge in several sessions of horseback riding.
A short distance away from Mahabaleshwar, Wai is known for its pleasant weather, kolhapuri chappals, and great Rajasthani sarees. You will be surprised by what all you can shop for here.
Known for its great boarding schools, Panchgani is an ideal vacation spot. Famous for horse riding, this place always has beautiful weather. Good spot to buy leather shoes from shops hidden in alleys. Aamir Khan has a bungalow in Old Panchgani that is given on rent for film shoots.
A 6-hours drive from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is most famous for its delicious strawberries. Feel free to delve into the sweet-n-sour taste of these beaded fruity beauties for a taste of the place. Plenty of tourist spots to visit.
It takes just 3 hours to reach Pune from Mumbai via the fabulous Mumbai-Pune-Mumbai express highway. A mini metro in its own right, the city is famous for its colleges, spacious residential colonies, and melt-in-the-mouth baked goods. Don’t forget to get a bagful of Wine Biscuits on your way back.
A 7-hours drive from Mumbai, Nasik is known for its oranges and delicious Alphonso mangoes during summers. Another delight for wine connoisseurs is the Sula Vineyards. Book yourself a stay for a few days for a complete experience. Best suited when you are on a romantic holiday.
Don’t forget to carry this travel essentials list along on your trip to Mumbai and around.0