Top 10 Tourist Places near Mumbai

Mumbai, also known as “The City of Dreams”, is a place where people not only go to make a career; but its history, heritage and architecture beckon equal attention. This city offers amazing variety of options for tourists, from sea, hills, temples, and many interesting things; but in order to have a weekend getaway from the city, you have equally amazing options.

Hill stations, architectural splendors, beaches and religious places, take a trip to whatever you fancy and have a perfect weekend around Mumbai.

Best Tourist Places near Mumbai

Lonavala

A beautiful hill station and a popular hot spot for honeymoon couples, Lonavala is a brilliant getaway from Mumbai, just at 96 kms from the main Mumbai city. There are various hot spots in Lonavala which you can visit like, Rajmachi Point, Ryewood Park, Lonavala Lake; all of which will offer you a small trip, full of idyllic beauty and immense peace. You will find proper transportation to the hill station, and you can also drive towards it.

Khandala

Another popular hill station in Maharashtra, which is only 3 kms from Lonavala, it is a popular getaway from Mumbai. It is a favorite destination for movie shoots as well, while you can have a very beautiful weekend here on the exquisite hills. Go to the sites like Tiger’s Leap, Amrutanjan Point, Duke’s Noise and Bhushi Lake. You will enjoy each moment in Khandala, amidst scenic beauty.

Mahabaleshwar

Located at a distance of about 245 kms from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is quite a hot spot among tourists, because of its evergreen forests and paradisiacal hills. From weather to recreations, Mahabaleshwar is a place to enjoy. Some notable places to visit here are Arthur’s Seat, Needle Hole Point, Kate’s Point and Venna Lake, while you can also pay your respects at the Mahabaleshwar Temple.

Panchgani

Another beautiful hill station, just 20 kms away from Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani is quite a dream land where you are surrounded by beautiful hills, scenic beauty and nature at its best. At a distance of 285 kms from Mumbai, Panchgani is a green hub for tourists. You can go and visit, Sydney Point, Table Land, Devil’s Kitchen, and Mapro Garden, and take brilliant views of an exquisite land.

Matheran

Sprawled on the beautiful Western Ghats, Matheran is one of the smallest hill stations in the country, and is located at around 90 kms away from Mumbai. The place is quite Eco friendly, since no vehicles are allowed on the hills, and this also gives it an old world charm. Visit the hot destinations like Mount Berry, Charlotte Lake, and Valley Crossing and also grab brilliant views from any of the hill points that the place is famous for.

Pune

This is a metro city, famous for its IT sector and industrial growth, but equally popular for its tourist attractions. The city is another metropolis in Maharashtra state, and is located around 152 kms from Mumbai. You can check out some beautiful lakes here, iconic temples, caves, museums, amusement parks and explore its beauty. For a short trip outside Mumbai, Pune will serve a great purpose.

Shirdi

A popular pilgrimage place in Maharashtra, located some 296 kms away from Mumbai, Shirdi is a hot destination among tourists who love exploring India’s religious sides. Here you can explore the love and devotion that people have for the 19th century guru, Sai Baba, and that is why it is also known as the ‘Land of Sai’. Plan a visit, and explore the religious sentiments that the place holds.

Kanheri Caves

On the North West outskirts of Mumbai, located at the Borivali district, these caves are one of the most amazing places to see. Inside the lush green forests of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the Kanheri Caves are rock cut monuments, which are inspired by the Buddhist culture. This place offers a brilliant weekend time to families, especially in monsoons, when everything becomes really beautiful.

Alibag

A beautiful coastal area in Maharashtra, which is also popular for its Israeli Jew culture, Alibag is famous for its beach, its fort, and the perfect picnic place that it is. Located, 30 kms at the south most Mumbai, you can also go to Alibag taking a ferry ride from The Gateway of India. It is a perfect place to enjoy a weekend, be it with family, friends or your partner.

Gorai

This is a small village, very modest in its looks and accommodating a huge ratio of the fishermen population of coastal Mumbai, it has its beach to offer as a tourist place. A quiet, beautiful and romantic place to enjoy with your dear ones, surrounded by clean water and palm trees, you can drive out of the main city and enjoy a peaceful weekend here.

 

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