Best places near Mumbai to take a break

Mumbai, the city of dreams with full of happenings, never disappoints you by their residents. But, being in a place with a lot of crowds is a big challenge to explore the city. Due to the monotonous lifestyle, Mumbai hits low in terms of tourism. However, when you need a break, Mumbai offers to explore its nearby getaways just to refresh and rejuvenate your soul. So, today, we will be covering the best places near Mumbai to take a break from your routine life.

Best places near Mumbai to take a break

Lonavala

A picturesque hill station situated 83km from Mumbai. The place of Lonavala offers more than its GI’s chikki. Surrounded by lush greenery and milky-like waterfalls, Lonavala is the ideal gateway from Mumbai’s scorching heat. Places like Tiger’s leap, Duke’s Nose and Amrutanjan Point are the must-try for trekking enthusiasts. Lonavala can be visited anytime in the year with the recommended months of October and May. So if you are visiting to India then you can visit to this place and you can enjoy the beauty of this place just away from Mumbai hustle & bustle life and spend some time in peaceful place so lonavala is one of the very famous and most visited tourists destination who lives in Mumbai & more .

How to reach Lonavala: Lonavala has its railway station connecting Mumbai – Pune railway line. There are plenty of trains from Mumbai carrying passengers to Lonavala.

Karjat

An adventure lover’s paradise, Karjat is a yet another hill station offering beautiful scenery to your eyes. Situated 62 km from Mumbai, If you are an adventurer, you can take part in trekking, River rafting and Mountain climbing just to see Karjat’s beautiful ambience. The months of June to Octobers showcases pleasant weather thereby making the best months to visit.

How to reach Karjat: Karjat has its railway station and there are many direct trains from Mumbai CST from 4 am to 12 30 pm.

Alibaug

A beach destination, feel the tranquility of the Alibaug waves touching your feet. Alibaug has a chain of beaches that will give you the best view of the Arabian Sea and lets you undertake watersports like Parasailing, Sea Kayaking and Jetski. Alibaug is situated at 95kms from Mumbai and October to July are the recommended months to visit. Tourists across the world comes here to enjoy the waves on this beach

How to reach Alibaug: One can take a ferry from Gateway of India, Colaba to Mandwa port and from Mandwafort, local buses are available to reach Alibaug.

Karnala

With Karnala being the 3rd hill station in the list, it looks like the hill stations are dominating the list of Mumbai’s nearby getaways. Karnala being a mixed fruit of activities, one can undertake Birdwatching, Picnic spots and trekking activities. Situated 60km away, the Bird sanctuary of Karnala is a must-try for the tourists. With 150+ bird species and 30+ migrant birds that can be seen here, Karnala is best visited from October to April.

Ways to reach Karnala: There is no direct train or station for Karnala. To reach Karnala, one has to get down at Panvel station and can take a taxi or buses to reach Karnala.

Matheran

This tiny hill station in Maharastra will help you return to Mumbai with big memories. With Matheran being declared as eco-sensitive region, it has become an Automobile-free hill station. Matheran is situated 90km from Mumbai. One can reach Matheran via toy train, that offers you a breathtaking landscape and lush greenery. Moreover, Matheran is best visited from October to May.

Ways to reach Matheran: Local buses are available from Mumbai to Neral. From Neral, one can reach Matheran either through taxis or through toy train.

Elephant Island is a truly secret corner of India. You can get to him from Mumbai in just an hour on a sightseeing ferry. On the island, one can see historical monuments officially included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The most important attraction is the complex of cave temples where religious statues are stored. These cave temples are created right in the rock.

Pune

Pune, the land that introduced the badminton game to the world is just a3-hour drive to Mumbai. Pune is an yet another getaway if you want to take a break from the busy city life. Not only Pune is famous for its nature, but also it is famous for its history and Mythology. You can visit Shaniwarvada and Pataleshwar temple displayingbehind the scenes of Pune’s culture. Also, you can’t afford to miss MisalPav when you are in Pune.

Ways to reach Pune:Pune is well-connected towards all metro cities, From Mumbai, there is no shortage of transport services to Pune, you can visit Pune via Rail, Road and air.

AdllabsImagica theme park

Awarded as TripAdvisor’s traveler’s choice in 2015, this theme park is your money’s worth if you are visiting as a family and children. With prices starting from Rs 600, Imagica consists of 3 park: Theme park, Water park and Snow park.  In just one park, the Imagica provides fun, entertainment, adventure and shopping all in one go.

Ways to reach Imagica theme park:There is a separate shuttle service for the people who want to book tickets to Imagica. The Shuttle services start from 7am to 9 : 15am, in the morning, you can visit this link to checkout your bus timings in your locality. You can visit the website in the transport tab to know about the shuttle timings.