25 Picnic Spots Near Navi Mumbai for One Day - 2020
Picnic spots near Navi Mumbai for one day includes Maval, Malshej Ghat, Palghar, Vasai, Wine tasting in Nashik, Pawna Lake, Kolad, Kamshet, Igatpuri and many more.

Immerse into a fun time with your family by visiting the surreal picnic spots near Navi Mumbai for one day. These places help the members of the family to connect and spend some quality time together. Be it the unforgettable and iconic "Khandala" or the quaint Mahabaleshwar; there are so many one-day picnic spots near Mumbai that families can easily visit for a memorable experience.

You can visit Lonavala in a day for a refreshing picnic to find some respite from the hustle and bustle of the city life of Mumbai. The arresting sunsets, pristine beaches, alluring mountains of Lonavala are a treat for the senses.

You can indulge in numerous pursuits together with your friends by exploring these must-visit places near Mumbai within a day. So, get ready to quench your thirst for a hearty expedition and have the time of your life by visiting the one-day picnic spots near Navi Mumbai.

Picnic Spots Within 100 Km For One Day

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Trek to Devkund Waterfall near Mumbai @ 1239 Only
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The Last Batch of this Season

The Devkund trek is one of the most loved one-day treks in Maharashtra. Devkund falls are located near the Bhira dam. It is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring massive amounts of water on the rocky surface underneath. It is a confluence of three waterfalls.

About the trek

The Devkund trek is a three-hour trek from the base village along the dam. You will trek through semi-dried forests with a river running parallel to you. This trek is best for monsoon season as the atmosphere here gets pleasant and lovely. Devkund waterfall is a plunge waterfall which pours a massive amount of water on the rocky surface. A turquoise lagoon is naturally made by the waterfall. Take a bath here and have fun in the water with your friends and family. You can see the ray of lights reflecting on the waters on a sunny day. The whole scene is beautiful and pleasant. You will also be able to see Bhira dam and Tamhini Ghat during this trek.

Pick up and drop off is included in this package from Mumbai.
Pick up point: Chitra cinema, Dadar, Mumbai.

Note:
Trek Leader’s decision will be final and binding.
Organizers reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.
Sleeveless, Low neck, Figure hugging, Shirts/Tops, Short Pants, Hot Pant not allowed.
Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.

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Type: Hill trek

Grade: Easy

Endurance: Medium

Base Village: Bhira

Region: Tamhini Ghat, Mulshi




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2 Days Trek to Harishchandragad
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About the Activity:

Spreading around 2 entire days, this wonderful Harishchandragad trek will allow you to explore and discover the rustic beauty of the region. In addition of getting you introduced with the lush and untouched beauty of the region, this trek will also bring you close to the mesmeric beauty of Mother Nature.

Abundance of natural beauty on the way will also inspire the shutterbug in you and will offer you some of the best shots of nature. Join this trek along with your family and friends, and curate some of the most enjoyable moments in Harishchandragad!



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Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Lonavala
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  • Lonavala
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About the Rajmachi Trek:

Rajmachi and Kondane Caves trek takes you on a tour through tranquil hidden landscapes of Maharashtra. This ancient fort of Rajmachi is located in the Karjat region and is a perfect example of lost beauties in today’s hustles. These beautiful forts were built by Shivaji Maharaj during the 17th century and strive for a favourite trekking destination amongst ardent adventure seekers.

Delight in this awe-inspiring quaint Rajmachi fort which provides you with pleasant views of Borghat, a historic trade route located in this region of Maharashtra. Admire the beauty of Shrivardhan Fort and Manoranjan fort crowned at the pinnacle with this amazing Rajmachi fort trek. This stunning ancient beauty can be reached via two ways, while Kondivide village route might get tricky at times, however, the most preferable route is from Lonavala as it is much easy and provides the best of the views.

Standing amidst the dense forests, Rajmachi and Kondane Caves trek provide you with some amazing sceneries, this stunning place is a beauty to the eyes especially in the rainy season as you will be witnessing random waterfalls and lush greenery at every turn while trekking. Rivet in this amazing experience with friends and family like never before!

We meet sharp at 17:20 hours at Lonavala Railway station

Suggested train to the board is the 11009/Mumbai CST-Sinhagad Express, timings are:

14:30 CST
14:40 Dadar
15:08 Thane
15:28 Kalyan
16:08 Karjat
17:08 Lonavala

Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Sanjay Gandhi National Park, previously known as Borivali National Park in Mumbai is one of the popular picnic spots for locals as well as visitors of the city. The park covers about 20% of Mumbai’s geographical area and invites nature lovers to experience greenery, wildlife, rocky cliffs, caves and a number of tourist attractions located inside the park. 

With an area of 103 square kilometres, Sanjay Gandhi National Park is one of the largest parks situated within the city limits and is also believed to be one of Asia’s most visited parks. The national park is home to a surprising number of two hundred and fifty-four species of birds, forty species of mammals, seventy-eight species of reptiles and amphibians, about one fifty species of butterflies and over a staggering 1,300 species of plants. 

The park houses animals like leopards, deer, flying fox, boars along with beautiful birds like butterflies, kingfisher, sunbirds. Inside the forest, there are two artificial lakes. These lakes invite a number of migratory birds every year and also have crocodiles wandering at its shore. 

Location:
 Western Express Highway, Near Chikuwadi, Borivali East, Mumbai 

Timings: 
National Park - 7 AM to 6:30 PM and Kanheri Caves - 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM on all days

Price: 
INR 65 per adult, INR 25 for children above the age of five. Entry fee to Kanheri caves: INR 5 per head
Elephanta Caves
The Elephanta Caves are a major attraction in Mumbai because of its archaeological significance. This is where the caves are located, must have seen early settlements from 2nd century BC. The caves, however, are estimated to have been constructed sometime between 5th and 6th century AD.

One of the biggest caves here measures about 39 metres from the front to the back. The main body of the Elephanta Cave is about 27 square meters, supported by six rows of pillars. The caves show distinct artistic features from the time of its construction.

The caves feature rock-cut architecture, which makes the entire layout of the caves very interesting. The Elephanta Caves have a combination of sculpture art and aesthetic beauty carved into the rock formations.

This is what makes it popular among archaeologists as well as historians, who wish to find out more about the natives who moved on the Gharapuri Island (Elephanta Caves) in 2nd century BC. Come here to experience the ruins of an ancient world on the Elephanta Island, and see the caves and sculptures in their natural surroundings.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 

Best Time to visit:
October-March

Entry fee:
INR 10 (Indian), INR 250 (foreigner), free (child)

Timings:
9AM-5.30PM

Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand:
7.3 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

Hanging Gardens of Mumbai
Hanging Gardens is 138 years old garden located on the western side of the Malabar Hills. It is a man-made terrace garden built on multi-level stone terraces owing to its name. The garden is covered with numerous trees, shrubs, and an array of colorful flowers. There are many hedges carved into various shapes of animals. One would love to spend some cherishable time in silence with themselves or friends and family. 

Although it is one of the favorite spots of the locals but it is still quite calm and away from the hustle and bustle of the busy city. People like to come here for morning walks, jogs, and exercise as the environment is cleaner and greener than other areas. 

People come here to rejuvenate amidst the lap of nature and watch one of the perfect sunsets of Mumbai behind the enormous Arabian Sea. Not only that, but the place gives excellent views of South Mumbai, its beaches, and the very elegant Queen’s Necklace. 

If you come in the morning, then you can enjoy the views of the tall buildings in the foggy days, and as the day passes and the dusk draws upon, the views of the city lights will astound you with their charm. You can capture all these scenarios in a frame and hang it on the wall of your perfect experiences.

Location: Ridge Rd, Simla Nagar, Malabar Hill, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400006

Timings: 05:00 am to 09:00 pm

Price: The entry in the Gardens is free of cost.
Essel World
Located in the beautiful coastal village of Gorai in Mumbai, Essel World happens to be one of the largest amusement parks in India. For over two decades, this recreational hub has been the pioneer in rendering entertainment and leisure to its visitors from all over the globe. 

Owned by EsselWorld Leisure Private Ltd., the amusement center has been exquisitely built over sprawling acres of land and brings to you numerous exciting rides, different theme parks, dancing zones, gaming facilities, and several other entertaining activities.

Alongside, lies the Water Kingdom which serves as an ideal summer destination. It attracts visitors from all over the country across different age groups and offers them a sheer pleasure. There are rides for all age groups and a visit to Essel World will certainly not be disappointing for you. The beautifully designed theme park with its impressive landscaped interiors is sure to leave you in absolute awe. 

Location- 
Gorai Road, Borivali West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400091.

Timings- 
10.30 am to 6.30 pm daily. However, hours might differ on weekends.

Price-
 Adult and child entry fee costs Rs 390. The entry price to the water park ranges between Rs 865 to Rs 1710 according to age and height.
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Matheran

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Known as the” cutest little hill station of India”, the Matheran hill station is the best place to enjoy the sunset and sunrise view along with some mind blowing sceneries to keep you fresh and up front. This extraordinary hill station offers the best tourist places in Matheran which are untouched and undisturbed by the rustling city life that surrounds the town. The place is actually located on the Western Ghats that ranges in an elevation of around 800 meter above the sea level. The place always has a pleasant weather to enjoy during any time of the year, but its beauty gets added up during the season of rain and thunderstorm.

 Another thing about the beautiful hill station is that it is eco friendly and has no rush of cars and buses honking on the street. The major was taken by the government of Maharashtra in order to protect Matheran. The best thing about this place is that it is like a quiet and relaxing place with no buzzing of horns and pollution and along with that it contains some mesmerizing places and views of the extraordinary nature that will leave you bewitched of its beauty and make you feel relax and stress free.

 Just not only trekker, Matheran is a treat for the photographers also to explore and capture the best of the beauty of the beautiful hill station. The beauty of Western Ghats, Matheran is the smallest hill station of India. Travellers and tourists who visit the place love exploring the place by walking on foot. By which it becomes more exciting to get lost in the scenic beauty of the town while finding your way. Plan your trip to Matheran and indulge yourself in various activities that Matheran provides like camping, trekking, rappelling etc.

Matheran town is the best option for a person who loves getting lost in the nature and also for those who wants to take a break from their busy city life. The tourist places in Matheran are absolutely breathtaking.


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Vasai (66 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Vasai (66 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Vasai’s proximity to the city and its stunning natural beauty make it a favourite one-day picnic spot near Navi Mumbai for couples. You can spend a day in Vasai, visiting the wildlife sanctuaries like the Tungareshwar Wildlife Sanctuary or make a splash in the water at Sargam Waterpark.

The scenic beaches of the region including Bhuigaon Beach and Rangaon Beach are also excellent spots for enjoying the waves, setting up a picnic and catching breathtaking sunsets.

When in the region, you can also stop by at the historic Chandika Devi Temple or sit at the scenic Lodha Dam. Several resorts sitting in the heart of the landscape are also great ways of soaking in the beauty of the place. 

Distance from Navi Mumbai: Approx. 66 kilometres 


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Karjat

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Karjat is a city and municipal Council in the scenic and mountainous district of Raigad in the state of Maharashtra. A part of Karjat is also a part of the metro city of Mumbai but is also a preferred destination for travelers. Be it family, kids or couples, anyone can enjoy this holiday destination. The best time to visit here is in monsoon, where the mountains are covered with a blanket of lush greenery, the atmosphere is cloudy and misty and there are numerous waterfalls making their way through the thick forests of the valley.

The local attractions are best to be visited during the daytime and if you have a big group, you and go for Fort climbing trips at night, especially on a full moon night where you will experience a different kind of tranquility during the trek.

All you need to do is grab a map write down your list of things to do, and get set to get one of the most authentic trekking and sight-seeing experiences in the state of Maharashtra. This trip is perfect for a weekend get away with your travel partners as well as solo, as you can enjoy it equally both ways.



Adlabs Imagica

Embark on a day filled with adventure and excitement by visiting Adlabs Imagica in Pune. This is a 130-acre theme park that will help you relax and refresh unlike any other place in Pune. Adlabs Imagica offers wonderful fun and enjoyment for people of all ages and makes for a recreational getaway from Pune. It is divided into three parks which are a theme park, water park and snow park.

One of most thrilling places in Pune, Adlabs Imagica boasts of fantastic rides, pool, gym and many restaurants to keep your day filled with various activities. Due to its so many premium offerings in recreational adventure, it has been hailed as one of the most preferred retreats for families near Pune and Mumbai


  • Location: 30/31, Sangdewadi, Near Khopoli, Pali-Khopoli Road (State Highway 92), Off Mumbai-Pune Express Way, Taluka Khalapur, District Raigad, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The months of monsoon and winter season are considered the best time to visit Adlabs Imagica

  • Entry Fee: The cost of a regular ticket at Adlabs Imagica is INR 1500/ USD 23 per adult during the weekdays and INR 1900/ USD 30 during the weekends and holidays.

  • Timings: It is open from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm

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Khandala

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Made popular around the world all thanks to Bollywood, the city of Khandala is tucked amidst the Western Ghats. Located near Mumbai, Pune as well as Lonavala, this hilly city serves as a perfect weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of the busy city limits. Situated at the top end of Bhor Ghat, Khandala is also amongst the famous hill stations in the country.

Khandala is also home to several picturesque peaks, age-old caves as well as pristine and crystal-clear lakes. It has many different viewpoints, which offer panoramic views of the surrounding valleys, in addition to a few peaks which resemble a pointed nose and a leaping tiger. The Buddhist Caves at Karla and Bhaja in Khandala are also very famous. They are the preludes and interludes to the Ajanta and Ellora caves and tend to attract a lot of tourists. Khandala is also home to the Bedse Caves, which date back to 60 B.C. and are amongst the oldest caves in the country.

Along with this, Khandala boasts of many other beautiful attractions, such as the Kune Waterfalls, which is the 14th highest waterfall in India. It is a three-tiered waterfall with an overall height of 200 metres. Other such places include the Lion’s Point, a cliff between Aamby Valley and the Bhushi Dam which gives scintillating views of the Tungarli Lake.

One of the best things about this city is that it caters to all kinds of tourists, from adventure enthusiasts, nature lovers or even those who simply wish to have a relaxing holiday. One of the most common activities one can enjoy in Khandala is hiking and tourists from all over India come here to partake in this activity. One can also arrange for picnics at the several vantage points or swim in the many waterfalls here.


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Lonavala

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Lonavala is a hill station near Pune district of Maharashtra. At the height of 2,047 feet from sea level and sprawling over 38 kilometer square of land, Lonavala is an escapist city from the fast-paced and extreme conditions that inhabit both Mumbai and Pune. It offers the perfect retreat to the city dwellers through its serenity and peaceful atmosphere.

Several places of interest around Lonavala and Khandala attract tourists throughout the year. They include vivid and picturesque lakes, cliff-tops, eluding caves, and magnificent forts. Dams and waterfalls are a pioneer attraction during and immediately after the monsoon. Some of these places are Rajmachi Point,  Lonavala Lake, and Shivaji Udyan, Valvan Dam, Ryewood Park, Della Adventure Park, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Lohagad and Visapur forts.

If you dive into the history of Lonavala, you will find that it was a part of the Yadava dynasty. Khandala is another hill adjacent to Lonavala, both of which were discovered by the then Governor of Bombay Presidency, Lord Elphinstone. The Maratha and Peshwa empires played a prominent historical role with its Malva warriors. But its history is not the only reason to visit Lonavala.

Lonavala is 96 km away from the city of Mumbai and only 64 km from the modern city of Pune. It falls in between the Mumbai-Pune Expressway, thus making commute all the easier. And if you can’t find a rental car, then you have buses and trains to rely on.

Train journeys are comfortable and filled with lush green passages, especially during the monsoon. If this has aroused you enough to visit the hill-station once, then here is a detailed guide on how and when to go about.


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Maval (67 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Maval (67 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Maval is a small village which falls under the Pune district and is known for its rich natural landscape. What makes it one of the best tourist places near Mumbai within 100 kms are its beautiful lakes, the backdrop of the Sahyadri mountain range and biological wealth!

Mahabaleshwar is the highest point in the region and you can spend your day marvelling at the beauty of the ghats here. You can also visit a historic collection of 22 rock caves known by the name of Bhaja Caves.

If you want something more relaxed, then a day spent at Anjanvel Agro Tourism resort with its spa facilities and massive real estate green area is incomparable. For camping enthusiasts, the place offers many opportunities including camping by the Takve Lake.

Distance from Navi Mumbai: Approx. 67 kilometres 

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Alibag

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The tourist places in Alibag makes for the perfect weekend getaway with friends or family. It shares its boundaries with the majestic Arabian Sea and is popular for its magnificent sea forts, its virgin beaches and local seafood cuisine. It’s an ideal weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle of busy Mumbai. It is located only 9 Km from Mumbai and can be easily accessed via NH 66. The driving distance to this paradise is just under 2 hours.

 Alibag literally means the ‘Garden of Ali”, it is in Raigad and is ideal for those who are looking for some peace, serenity and sun soaked beaches. Alibag is commonly referred to by the locals as the Goa of Maharashtra and rightly so as it's surrounded by the beautiful Arabian Sea on all sides. A lot of people don’t know this, but, Alibag shares its borders with a famous Israeli-Jewish region, which is home to numerous Jewish families. So, if you are a cultural buff then you might want to head that way and try and scoop up some of that rich Jewish culture and heritage. Alibag is also home to a popular Jewish Synagogue referred to as Israeli Ali.

 Alibag provides the perfect backdrop for an evening of fun and relaxation as it's surrounded by the tranquil waters of the Arabian Sea on all sides and is lined with virgin sun kissed beaches. Although the drive to Alibag is a must do as it's laced with picturesque views, it can also be accessed by ferry from Mumbai. It is the perfect tourist spot enjoyed both by the young and old. There is no dearth of things to do and explore tourist places in Alibag as there are huge no. of forts, beaches, and even some celebrity bungalows.You may even sight a few celebrities while you are there.


Picnic Spots Within 200 Km For One Day

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Kamshet

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Kamshet is a beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats of India. The place is famous for paragliding, a beloved adventure sport of India and the numerous flying schools located in the vicinity. The small but picturesque hill station is surrounded by the breathtaking Western Ghats which form a major part of the tourist places in Kamshet and regularly finds itself in many top 10 lists that name destination for the ultimate thrill-seekers. 

Kamshet is a paradise not just for the eyes but also for the adventures junkie in you. But don’t think this place is just for those who seek thrill and excitement. There are numerous other activities to do in Kamshet as well as tourist hotspots that make this an ideal place for a family getaway or even a romantic getaway. 
Kamshet is ideally located just 45km from the main town of Pune city. The locals refer to it as a paragliding paradise. There is no better place in the region to indulge in this thrilling adventure activity.

But if you are not much of a thrill-seeker then you can spend your time enjoying the natural scenery, fresh air a luxury these days and stroll through the small villages laced around this quaint hill station. If you want to experience the quintessential Indian village lifestyle then a visit to one of the villages is a must. 
There you can interact with locals, have a feel of what it’s like to live in muddy huts and even have a small shopping spree at the local village markets.

The hills station is surrounded by gorgeous sunflowers fields and you can enjoy some amazing views while paragliding over them. Other tourist places in Kamshet include 
Bhairi CavesBedse CavesPavana Lake, Kondeshwar Temple, and Shinde Wadi Hills. If you have more time at hand you can perhaps extend your trip to other hill stations such as Khandala and Lonavala, which are located at short distances from Kamshet.


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Palghar (115 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Palghar (115 Km From Navi Mumbai)
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If you are looking for convenient one-day picnic spots near Navi Mumbai for the family without discounting on visual beauty, then Palghar is the place to be. It is home to some of the most picturesque beaches, mountain peaks and historic fortresses in the region.

You can spend your time trekking up the Kaldurg Fort, have a fun picnic near the Waghoba Waterfall or stay at one of the many nature resorts. While here, you can also visit Shirgaon Beach and Kelva Beach to enjoy the waves.

If you are looking for religious travel, then the historic temples in the area like Jivdani Temple, Tungareshwar Temple and Kalavantin Durg are also a must-visit.

Distance from Navi Mumbai: Approx. 115 kilometres.

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Pawna Lake Camping | Book @ ₹ 778 Only!
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Trip Location: Pawna Lake

About Pawna Lake Camping: 
A 2 days 1 night Pawna Lake Camping on the banks of the beautiful Pawna Lake is here. Take part in this adventure to escape from the hassles of your city life.
The lake is one of the popular artificial lakes located 10 kilometres away from Kamshet on the old Mumbai- Pune highway. It is a place known for nature, lake and green hills all together.
Pawna Camping has become an important campsite after the construction of the Pawna Dam.
This package of camping in Pawna lake comes with camping & sightseeing around the lake, bonfire with music & dinner.
  

Check In
Timing: 4 PM
Check Out Timing: 11 AM

Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)
                 From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)

Note : Campsite allotment is based on availability and it may be lakeview/riverview

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Igatpuri

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Igatpuri is one of the most frequented tourist destination in the state of Maharashtra in Western India. Located in the naturally bountiful and grand Sahyadri mountain ranges. This place offers something for each type of traveler. From adventurous trek routes to water sports like rafting and kayaking, from holy temples to serene natural trail routes, Igatpuri allows enjoyment and satisfaction for each and every type of tourist. You can visit this place with your kids, partners and friends and the best season to visit is either in monsoon or winter, to get the best of this naturally charming and serene place.

The best part of this serene and calm place is the beautiful cascading waterfalls, which make their way through the dense green forests of the Sahyadri Mountains. As soon as you see these waterfalls, you will be stunned by its beauty and the rivers which flow through the valley will make you feel hypnotized completely. So if you are looking for a weekend getaway with your loved ones or even as a solo traveler, Igatpuri is a place which will fit your budget and also offer you some of the best natural beauty, serenity and solitude to experience and unwind yourself.



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Kolad

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If you’ve ever dreamt about backpacking off to green pastures and cascading waterfalls among the lush mountains, you don’t have to travel all the way up north to experience setting like that anymore. Kolad – a humble village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra – is home to some of the most imposing valleys and natural beauty that were hidden away from the rest of the world until recent times. Nature enthusiasts and hikers already know of this gem in the Sahyadris that has been gaining impetus by day as a popular destination for adventure sports, but there’s more to this quaint settlement than just that. The primary tourist places in Kolad shout out loud white water rafting and trekking into the wild.

Fondly referred to as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra, Kolad has been lately getting attention as one of the best white water rafting spots in Maharashtra. In fact, the stunning landscaping valleys of Kolad have a charm of their own during the monsoons in Maharashtra. The village is located alongside the banks of the magnificent River Kundalika, the fastest flowing river of the South. This provides varying degrees of difficulty levels for those fascinated by water sports. Apart from that, the rugged topography of this village makes it a great hiking destination among those eager to explore the thriving faunal side of Kolad.

Kolad’s scenic locale makes it a popular hotspot during the monsoons. Apart from the daunting sports, you can experience the true spectacle of nature. In fact, courtesy the varied climatic conditions in Kolad, every season gives you a chance to unwind in several ways. There are numerous hotels, resorts, farmhouses and peaceful home-stays tucked away into this tranquil village for those who wish for a peaceful time away from the city.

So, round up a group of friends, or simply hang out with your loved ones, Kolad is perfect for those looking forward to a delightful picnic in a land not so far away. Don’t forget to visit tourist places in Kolad which include Tahmini Ghat Waterfalls, Bhira Dam, Ghosala Fort and Tala Fort amongst others.


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Malshej Ghat (127 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Malshej Ghat (127 Km From Navi Mumbai)
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Malshej Ghat is a mountain pass in the Western Ghats which is known for its unparalleled natural beauty. When here, you are surrounded by the rugged, lofty peaks of the mountains on all sides which offer a breathtaking view, no matter what season you choose to visit.

This place offers many one-day picnic spots near Navi Mumbai for couples, including the Historical Harishchandragad Fort, pristine temples that date back to the 16th century AD and hundreds of trekking trails!

You can also enjoy a picnic spread near the stunning Malshej Falls, witness a sunset at the Pimpalgaon Dam or visit the Ajoba Hill Fort. You can also enjoy camping under the stars and  spectacular views as the sun rises over the Ghats.

Distance from Navi Mumbai: Approx. 127 kilometres 

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Wine tasting in Nashik (166 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Wine tasting in Nashik (166 Km From Navi Mumbai)

Nashik is the wine capital of not only the region but also of the country. The suburbs of this bustling city are home to some of the most scenic vineyards, lakes and dams in Maharashtra. When in Nashik, you can choose to spend a day sampling wine grown in the region, take pictures in the well-kempt vineyards or enjoy fun meals as the sun goes down in the backyard.

The best way to experience Nashik is by booking yourself a Wine Tour which includes a stay. There are many options where you can choose to stay at a serviced apartment, at a farm resort or at a full-fledged bungalow at a convenient distance from the vineyards.

A day spent learning about vines and enjoying breathtaking views definitely makes Nashik one of the best places even if it is not amongst tourist places near Mumbai within 100 km. 

Distance from Navi Mumbai: Approx. 166 kilometres

Sinhagad Fort

Literally meaning the Lion Fort, Sinhagad Fort is one of the most famous historical places to visit in Pune which is believed to have been built about 2000 years ago. It is getting more beautiful as it is ageing and rain adds more to its beauty. Being at its best, a hot cup of coffee with your loved one amidst the mist surrounding this magnificent heritage in rain would be perfect.

Many trekking lovers also flock the place for an enterprising day to complete a one day trek from the village to the fort. Some notable attractions which you can see inside the fort are Tanaji memorial, the tomb of Rajaram Chhatrapati, a Kali temple, some military stables and a brewery.


  • Location: Sinhagad Ghat Road, Thoptewadi, Pune, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The months of winter and monsoon season from July to February are the most preferred time to visit this fort

  • Timings:  Tourists can visit here between 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m


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Lavasa

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If you are planning to visit Mumbai or Pune, you must come down to this adventurous and fun filled escapade of Lavasa. Lavasa offers you an array of options in adventure and entertainment. On the other hand, if you prefer a calm and lazy weekend with good food and captivating scenic beauty, Lavasa has that too.

Lavasa is a planned hill station near Pune, particularly designed to attract tourists. Round the year, the weather there remains moderate and pleasant, making it really soothing for the tourists. Situated in the Western Ghats, Lavasa is truly outstanding with its beautiful hills and greenery all around. Visit the place to witness this heavenly destination.

If you love adventure, you will simply love Lavasa. You will get an array of options in water sports, trekking, mountain biking, rock climbing, and what not. This planned town has ayurvedic massage centres as well. Therefore, Lavasa is both for adventure enthusiasts and peace-seekers.

One of the many tempting things in Lavasa is the luxurious stay. The hotels and resorts there are truly comfortable. From budget accommodations to the lavish premium quality resorts, you will get everything there. Here are a few suggestions for you- Mercure, The Waterfront Shaw, Picnic House, Fortune Select Dasve, Ekaant the Retreat, etc.

If you are a complete foodie and you check the local delicacies of a place first before visiting it, Lavasa is definitely not going to disappoint you. There are innumerable restaurants, bakeries and food stalls in Lavasa. Here are the names of a few of them- Café Coffee Day; Chor Bizarre; Earthen Oven; Krazy Koala; Granma’s Pastries, Sandwiches and Ice creams; Pizzalava, etc. From typical North Indian spicy dishes to not so spicy Italian cuisine- Lavasa has to offer everything to you.

If you are a party animal and like enjoying after the sun goes off to sleep, Lavasa is definitely your place. The hotels you will be staying in will have a bar along with a disco, which will offer you a happening nightlife. Enjoy a drink while you tap your feet with the beats.

Shopping is Lavasa is a bit disappointing for the shopaholics as you will not find market places and shopping malls there. Lavasa is solely created for adventure sports and a lazy weekends away from the cacophony of the big cities. The only magnificent stuffs you will get to buy there are the crafts with bamboo.

The other beautiful nearby destinations that you can visit from Lavasa are Panshet Dam, Velhe and Mulshi.



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Mahabaleshwar

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Nestled in the picturesque Western Ghats, tourist places in Mahabaleshwar will captivate your imagination with their natural splendor. Mahabaleshwar is well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades, and majestic peaks. The city comprises of ancient temples, boarding schools, manicured and lush green dense forest, waterfalls, hills, valleys that will take your breath away on your visit. The city is definitely among the most sought-after weekend getaways from metropolitan cities like Mumbai and Pune. Once, a summer capital of Bombay during the British Raj, the city has British influence of in its architecture. It is a very popular hill station that offers a plethora of tourist activities and attractions to avid travelers and nature lovers.

Amid your visit to Mahabaleshwar witness the alluring dawns and dusks from the slope, in the midst of the rich green vista. Located about 120 kilometers southwest of Pune and 285 kilometers from Mumbai, Mahabaleshwar is a vast plateau measuring 150 kilometers, bound by valleys on all sides. The hill station in the Western Ghats is the source of the Krishna River that flows across Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Known for its captivating beauty and the stunning strawberry farms, Mahabaleshwar boasts of zigzagging roads, a calm breeze at all times, vantage points offering stunning views of hills and valleys, plenty of strawberries to gorge on and the main street full of shops offering all kinds of curios and snacks.

There are numerous enchanting tourist places in Mahabaleshwar exuding charm and elegance. Bordered by a few murmuring waterways, evergreen timberlands, captivating slopes and mountains there are some mesmerizing tourist places in Mahabaleshwar. Arranged in the Satara region in Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar will get you near the captivating excellence of nature. The wonderful hill retreat brags of being one of the most splendid evergreen slope stations in India.

 


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