20+ Hill Stations near Mumbai - Distance, Best Time & Stays

Best Hill Stations Near Mumbai:

Lonavala - Famous for trekking, camping, farm tours, waterfall rappelling and located at 83 Km from Mumbai
Matheran - Famous for rock climbing, trekking and located at 83 Km from Mumbai
Lavasa - Famous for rock climbing, boating, and trekking and located at 201 km from Mumbai
Bhandardara - Famous for trekking and camping and located at 192 km from Mumbai
Panchgani - Famous for rock climbing, paragliding, camping and located at 243 Km from Mumbai
Mahabaleshwar - Famous for rock climbing, trekking, boating, horse riding and located at 263 Km from Mumbai
Igatpuri - Famous for trekking, camping, rappelling, zip-lining and located at 121 Km from Mumbai
Khandala - Famous for rock climbing and shopping and located at 82 Km from Mumbai

Hills possess a certain charm, and the hill stations around Mumbai carry with them all that inherited charm. Part of the two great ranges of Sahyadris and Western Ghats of Central and West coast of India, Mumbai hill stations are not just destinations, but offer much more than scenes to look upon. 

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Lonavala, one of the favorite hill stations near Mumbai claims of pleasant weather throughout the year is a hotspot for people looking for a weekend getaway from both Mumbai and Pune. The best time to visit this place is when it rains in Maharashtra, making the lakes fill up to the brim and random waterfalls spouting on the cliff sides as you drive amidst the green-clad roads enveloped by the clouds. 

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The highlights of Lonavala is the Lohagarh Fort and the Pawna Lake, home to Maharashtra’s favorite adventures that offer the best views. Another popular name is that of Lavasa. Lying at a distance of 186kms from Mumbai, every inch of this place has been specifically curated to call to the admirer in you as you lose yourself in its beauty. 

But a more preferred name in this list is of Karjat, the land of hills enveloped by clouds and clad in green throughout the year. Karjat is home to the famous Kondana caves and the Matheran trek and is only about 65kms from the main city of Mumbai. The best part here is that you don’t need any longer than a weekend to visit these hill stations.

Here are some of the best hill stations near Mumbai:

01

Lonavala (83 Km from Mumbai)

Lonavala (83 Km from Mumbai)

One of the most famous hill stations near Mumbai, it won’t be wrong to say Lonavala is the favorite destination for Mumbai and Pune residents. It lies at an altitude of 2,047 feet above sea level and has a lovely pleasant climate throughout the year. 

There are many waterfall points, historical forts, ancient caves, beautiful places that take you away from the chaotic city life. The exquisiteness and aura of this place have always magnetized tourists for years; especially couples and youth. You can reach Lonavala by road or railways. Regular bus and train services are available from Mumbai. However, a road journey on your private vehicle is recommended the most.

Distance From Mumbai: 83 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway

Activities in Lonavala:  1. Visit Bhushi Dam
                                        2. Visit Lohagad Fort
                                        3. Visit Karla Caves
                                        4. Visit Pawna Lake
                                        5. Visit Visapur Fort
                                        6. Visit Ambey Valley to indulge in a luxury experience

Where to stay: 20 Best Resorts in Lonavala

Check out: 40 Best Places to Visit in Lonavala


02

Matheran (80 Km from Mumbai)

Matheran (80 Km from Mumbai)

Matheran means ‘Forest on Top’ and is located in the range of Western Ghats at a height of 2,625 feet above sea level. This one is the smallest hill station in India which is located in Karjat district and is a great picnic spot if you’re looking for some relaxation. 

The hill station of Matheran is believed to have the coolest weather amongst all other hill stations near Mumbai. As Matheran is an eco-sensitive region, it is one of the few places where vehicles are not allowed. Because of this, the region remains free of pollution and has fresh air. 

You can reach Matheran by taking a toy train from Neral Station in Mumbai. This toy train is a fun ride as it takes you through a 21 km zig-zag scenic route. We recommend you to book the tickets of this toy train in advance, especially during the peak time of vacations. Another option of reaching here is taking a road journey.

Distance From Mumbai: 80 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway

Activities in Matheran: 1. Tour in the toy train
                                        2. Horse Riding
                                        3. Visit Charlotte Point
                                        4. Visit Porcupine Point
                                        5. Visit Panorama Point

Where to stay: 15 Best Resorts in Matheran

Explore: 30 Best Places to Visit in Matheran


03

Lavasa (201 Km from Mumbai)

Lavasa (201 Km from Mumbai)

All the hill stations near Mumbai have one thing in common & that is greenery, and Lavasa lives up to the name. Located near Pune, this planned city has a close resemblance to an Italian town named Portofino in terms of style.

It has a road and several buildings which bear the same name. It is a project built by HCC and spreads across 25,000 acres with lush green views and amazing hotspots for picnics and trekking.

Distance from Mumbai: 201 km

Activities in Lavasa: 1. Adventure Sports
                                 2. Water Sports
                                 3. Segway Tours
                                 4. Waterfall Safari and much more.

Check out:
15 Best Places to visit in Lavasa


04

Bhandardara (192 Km from Mumbai)

Bhandardara (192 Km from Mumbai)

Bhandardara is a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, packed with many beautiful attractions. With the serenity of nature, it feels like this place has been blessed. It is a great location for an adventurous trip with several trekking and hiking points and at the same time is also the ideal place for a relaxing camping night to run away from the city noise. There are affordable to luxury accommodations available for all types of tourists also. 

With amazing views, pleasant climate and so many activities to indulge in, this hill destination of Bhandardara is a great idea for a short trip. The local cuisine in this picturesque hill station is that of a Maharashtrian with a blend of South and North Indian cuisine. The winters here are pleasantly cool but the nights can be particularly cold so make sure to pack warm clothes too.

Distance From Mumbai: 192 km via NH 160

Activities in Bhandardara1. Visit Arthur Lake
                                              2. Visit Umbrella Falls
                                              3. Visit Wilson Dam
                                              4. Trek to Ratangad Fort
                                              5. Visit Randha Falls
                                              6. Camp near Arthur Lake
                                              7. Boat ride
                                              8. Bhandardara Lake Camping

Where to stay: 15 Best Resorts in Bhandardara

Suggested reads: Bhandardara Places to Visit


05

Igatpuri (121 Km from Mumbai)

Igatpuri (121 Km from Mumbai)

Igatpuri is a town and a hill station located in the Western Ghats. It is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts as it has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri Range. The best time to be here is during the months of June to October when rains enhance the greenery and walking through the clouds becomes a reality here. 

Though finding accommodation at this popular hill station is usually not a task, you can consider pre-booking for your stay during the mentioned peak time. Vipassana Meditation Centre which is an international meditation center is located in Igatpuri that adds on to be another reason why this place is so popular. You can reach here by railways as Igatpuri has its own railway station. Or, you can also take the roadways to enjoy the scenic views.

Distance From Mumbai: 121 km via NH 160

Activities in Igatpuri: 1. Visit Bhatsa River Valley
                                     2. Visit Arthur Lake
                                     3. Visit Camel Valley
                                     4. Trek to Kalsubai
                                     5. Trek to Sandhan Valley

Where to stay: 20 Comfortable Resorts in Igatpuri


06

Malshej Ghat (126 Km from Mumbai)

Malshej Ghat (126 Km from Mumbai)

Nestled amidst the enchanting hills of the Western Ghats in the Thane district of Maharashtra, Malshej Ghat is yet another one of the picturesque hill stations near Mumbai.

Known for breathtaking sceneries and a myriad range of exotic flora and fauna, it is one of the favorite homes of migratory birds coming from Siberia. If you are planning to visit Malshej Ghat during the months of July and September, you can witness the joyous mating dance of the pink-legged Flamingos.

Distance From Mumbai: 126.7 km via National Highway 61

Activities in Malshej Ghat: 1.Trek In Malshej Ghat
                                              2. Bird watching

Where to stay: Best Resorts in Malshej Ghat

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07

Jawahar (141 Km from Mumbai)

Jawahar (141 Km from Mumbai)

A small hill station located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar has a rocky mountain in the backdrop with gushing waterfalls and lush greenwood. It is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man-made creations. 

The place is absolutely captivating for nature lovers but unfortunately, offers very few options when it comes to accommodations. There are only limited budget and mid-range hotels and no deluxe hotels in the area. Homestays are an option for budget trips except for hotels that give you the option of experiencing the commendable hospitality of the locals. This also gives you a chance of getting familiar with the culture of the local tribal family. The famous Warli paintings, a form of art that belongs to Adivasis is very famous in Jawhar.

Distance From Mumbai: 141 km via NH 79

Activities in Jawahar: 1. Trek and Hike to Bhopatgad Fort
                                      2. Visit Dabdaba Falls
                                      3. Visit Shirpamal
                                      4. Visit Sunset Point
                                      5. Visit Hanuman Point

Suggested reads: Amazing Places to Visit in Jawahar

08

Panchgani (244 Km from Mumbai)

Panchgani (244 Km from Mumbai)

Situated in the Satara district of Maharashtra, Panchgani got its name from five of the constituting villages: Dhandeghar, Godavli, Amral, Khingar, and Taighat.

Discovered in the late 1860s by British officials, this hill station was used as an alternative to Mahabaleshwar during the monsoons. Scenic and alluring in its own way, its salubrious climate and vegetation attract a plenitude of visitors all throughout the year.

Distance From Mumbai: 244 Km 

What to see: Places to visit in Panchgani

Where to stay: Resorts in Panchgani

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09

Khandala (81 Km from Mumbai)

Khandala (81 Km from Mumbai)

Khandala is another popular destination around Mumbai; mainly because it is closely located to Lonavala. The beautiful valleys, magnificent and magical waterfalls, lush filled greenery and picturesque ponds surprise visitors with its beautiful scenery. 

A large number of people flock this place during the rainy season to relish the amazing climate along with splendid views and charming green surroundings. It is a destination that suits budget travelers particularly. The lovely place fascinates the tourists with its splendid allure. 

The best time to visit Khandala is between October and April though one can pay a visit to Khandala any time of the year. The nearest railway station to reach Khandala is situated at Lonavala.

Khandala is well connected to Mumbai by a motorable road. Likewise, frequent private bus services are also available.

Distance From Mumbai: 81 km via Bangalore-Mumbai highway

Activities in Khandala1. Trek to Nagphani
                                        2. Trek to Rajmachi Fort
                                        3. Visit Kune waterfalls
                                        4. Visit Shooting Point

Where to stay: 15 Best Khandala Resorts

Explore: Top Tourist Spots in Khandala


10

Saputara (244 Km from Mumbai)

Saputara (244 Km from Mumbai)

Saputara is a small hill station near Mumbai in the Western Ghats. It is a part of the Dang district in Gujarat. It is well known for its cultural display of tribal arts & crafts and is full of lakes, valleys and green picnic spots. 

Saputara attracts numerous visitors not only from India but also from across the world. This hill station gives visitors a glimpse of our culture as well as an idea about the fine artists present in the Western ghats of India.

Distance from Mumbai: 244 km

Activities in Saputra: 1. 
Nature walks
                                  2. Trip to Honey Bee Center
                                  3. Trekking
                                  4. Paragliding

Where to stay: 
10 Best Resorts in Saputara

Check Out:
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11

Mahabaleshwar (263 Km from Mumbai)

Mahabaleshwar (263 Km from Mumbai)

Having served as the summer province during the British Raj, Mahabaleshwar is one of the most talked-about hill stations near Mumbai. Located in the Sahyadri mountain range, this hill station has one of the very few evergreen forests of India.

It is the home to India’s best strawberries and the very famous Mapro garden. People visit this place during monsoons mostly to enjoy the beautiful weather and its various tourist spots.

Distance from Mumbai:
263 km

Activities in Mahabaleshwar:
1. Boating at Venna Lake
                                                  2. Take a dip at the Lingmala Falls
                                                  3. Visit the Mapro Garden
                                                  4. Trek To Connaught Peak
                                                  5. Explore Pratapgarh Fort

Popular Reads:
 
30 Best Places to Visit in Mahabaleshwar


12

Panhala (374 Km from Mumbai)

Panhala (374 Km from Mumbai)

Panhala is one of the only Mumbai hill stations which is also a municipal corporation. It is the smallest city in Maharashtra. The fort of Panhala has a rich legacy. According to history, it is the only place where Shivaji the great spent more than 500 days.

The Panhala Fort is thus a significant tourist spot wherein people can get an idea about not only the history of Maharashtra but also to enjoy the yesteryear architectural provinces of those times.

Distance from Mumbai:
374 km

Activities in Panhala:
1. Enjoy the beautiful Rankala Lake - a kid-friendly place
                                     2. Pray at Jyotiba and Mahalaxmi Temple
                                     3. Feel royal at Maharaja Palace
                                     4. Explore Panhala Fort

Suggested reads: 
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13

Amboli (491 Km from Mumbai)

Amboli (491 Km from Mumbai)

Amboli is a hill station near Mumbai in the south of Maharashtra. It lies in the Sahyadri Hills of Western Hills and is also a part of “Eco Hot-spots.” Amboli is a landlocked destination with Kolhapur, Belgaum & Panjim surrounding it.

It is a vacation spot that allows visitors to enjoy history, nature, religious places, and event trekking at one go. It is pocket-friendly and also interesting in terms of various activities.

Distance From Mumbai: 
 491 Km

Activities in Amboli:
1. Shri Hiranyakeshwar Mandir
                                    2. Mahadev Gad
                                    3. Amboli Ghat Waterfall
                                    4. Amboli Forest Park
                                    5. Mahadevgad Fort. 

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14

Toranmal (459 Km from Mumbai)

Toranmal (459 Km from Mumbai)

Toranmal is a hill town adorned with nature's best elements. All you get to see here are lush green surroundings, tranquil lakes, splendid views of gushing waterfalls and several man-made marvels. 

This place was once a tribal area and has therefore, derived its name from Torna, a tribal Goddess who is the presiding deity of a temple located in hilly regions of this plateau. Anybody and everybody who enjoys the sites of nature, will not want to miss out on this part of Maharashtra. 

Your accommodation during your visit here can be arranged at government rest house and resorts are also available. The nearest airport is at Aurangabad which is 290 km while the nearest railway station is at Nandurbar which is 76 km from Toranmal.

Distance From Mumbai: 459 km via NH 160 and NH 60

Attractions in Toranmal:   
1. Visit Sita Khai
                                            2. Visit Lotus Lake
                                            3. Visit Yashavant Lake
                                            4. Visit Machhindranath Caves
                                            5. Visit Aawashabari Point
                                            6. Visit Khadki Point

Popular reads: Top 40 Places for a 2 Days Trip near Mumbai

15

Chikaldhara (659 Km from Mumbai)

Chikaldhara (659 Km from Mumbai)

The only coffee-growing area in the region, Chikaldhara spreads the scent of coffee that enchants you the moment you enter the hill station. There are beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife worth boasting here.

The place is an ideal destination for a family vacation and has a variety of activities and attractions that keep you occupied. Chikhaldara is truly blessed with flora and fauna and has the only place to house Indian Tigers in Maharashtra. 

The nearest airport to Chikhaldara is  Nagpur airport and the nearest railway station is Amravati. Regular buses are available from Mumbai. The best time to be here is during the months of July to September and October to February.

Distance From Mumbai:
 659 km via NH 53

Activities in 
Chikaldhara: 1. Visit Bhim Kund
                                            2. Visit Narnala Fort
                                            3. Trek to Gwaligarh Fort
                                            4. Experience Melghat Tiger Project
                                            5. Visit Bir Lake

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16

Karjat (63 Km from Mumbi)

Karjat (63 Km from Mumbi)

Karjat is one of the preferred hill stations near Mumbai for weekend getaways. It is a quaint little village where river Ulhas finds its origin and is a great spot for a short trip. A paradise for adventure enthusiasts, Karjat is the start point to many trekking, hiking, and mountain climbing trips. Karjat attractions are beautiful & must visit. 

Chanderi Fort Trek, Matheran Trek, and Peth Fort Trek are famous ones to name a few. Water Rappelling in Bhivpuri and Diksal can also be enjoyed by tourists who mostly visit this place in the monsoon season when the lush green fields look at its best.  

There are various options available for your trip to Karjat. Right from AC to Sleeper Bus, from Private to State Tourism buses; regular services are available. Similarly, local trains that are considered as a preferable mode of transport to Karjat are well-connected from Mumbai.

Distance From Mumbai: 63 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway

Activities in Karjat
1. Visit Ulhas Valley
                                  2. Visit Bhor Ghat
                                  3. Visit Kondana Cave
                                  4. Trek to Peth Fort
                                  5. Trek to Chanderi Fort
                                  6. Trek to Matheran

Where to stay: 
Resorts in Karjat with the best amenities.

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17

Satara (256 Km from Mumbai)

Satara (256 Km from Mumbai)

This place having great historical importance has derived its name from the seven hills that surround it. It is actually a district where two famous hill stations- Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani are situated. 

This place is calm, quiet and peaceful with several forts, lakes, temples and even a bird sanctuary being situated here. These attractions clubbed with great weather make Satara a nice choice for spending a few days. Regular trains, as well as buses, commence from Mumbai for Satara junction.  

Distance From Mumbai: 256 km via Bangalore-Mumbai highway

Activities in Satara
1. Visit Kaas Lake
                                   2. Visit Kaas Plateau
                                   3. Visit Thoseghar Falls
                                   4. Trek to Ajinkyatara Fort
                                   5. Visit Natraj Mandir
                                   6. Trek to Pratabgad Fort

Where to stay: Best Places to  Stay in Satara

Popular reads: Top Tourist Spots in Satara


18

Ratanwadi (178 Km from Mumbai)

Ratanwadi (178 Km from Mumbai)

Ratanwadi is a small village which falls under the well known  Ahmednagar district in Maharashtra. Ratanwadi has an old school vibe added to it where the visitors can expect a revival of old memories through the food, the landscapes as well as the ancient forts altogether.

The Ratangad fort is thus a major tourist attraction here for its legacy, architecture, and history. Ratanwadi also provides the option of trekking and sightseeing and thus is a perfect combination of both spirituality and adventure at one go. 

Distance from Mumbai: 178 km
 

Activities in RatanWadi
: 1. Amruteshwar Temple
                                       2. Ratangad fort
                                       3. Trekking
                                       4. Architectural learning
                                       5. Sightseeing

19

Durshet (80 Km from Mumbai)

Durshet (80 Km from Mumbai)

Mumbai hill stations are full of activities which would entice not only the youngsters but for people of age groups. Durshet is a huge rage amongst youngsters as it provides the visitors with a plethora of options I term of adventure be it about rappelling, being on the Tarzan Swing, going for a trek or even Ziplining.

The Burma Bridge in Durshet happens to be its most visited tourist spot and is popularly known for its breathtaking views.

Distance from Mumbai: 80 km

Activities in
Durshet: 1. Rappelling
                                  2. Burma Bridge
                                  3. Tarzan Swing
                                  4. Kayaking ( only in monsoon)
                                  5. Ziplining

20

Suryamal (142 Km from Mumbai)

Suryamal (142 Km from Mumbai)

The highest peak in the Thane region of Maharashtra, Suryamal provides a beautiful 360-degree view of its lush green surroundings. The hill station is quite popular amongst people of all age groups who are into exploring nature in various ways.

The camping and trekking trips are a regular at SuryaMal wherein people of all age groups take part in it. The Amala Wildlife Sanctuary is a huge hit amongst kids who love being in the vicinity of wild animals and is thus also one of the favorite places to visit for families.

Distance from Mumbai: 
142 km

Activities in Suryamal
: 1. Suryamal Peak
                                     2. Trekking at Suryamal
                                     3. Amala Wildlife Sanctuary
                                     4. Camping
                                     5. Trekking

21

Vikramgad (118.2 Km from Mumbai)

Vikramgad (118.2 Km from Mumbai)

Vikramgad happens to be a census town in the Konkan Division of Maharashtra. It is well known for its picnic spots & is famous for its weekly bazaars on Wednesdays. Easily accessible from Wada, Jawhar, and Palghar, this hill station has a long list of things to do.

The Kohoj fort at Vikramgad is a major tourist attraction, and people visit it in huge numbers. Students from various colleges opt for camping and trekking at this 
Mumbai hill station. The scenic beauty of Vikramgad attracts visitors from all walks of life.

Distance from Mumbai: 118.2 km

Activities in
Vikramgad: 1. Adventure camps
                                      2. Kohoj Fort
                                      3. Pilucha Dabbawala Waterfalls
                                      4. Trekking
                                      5. Camping

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