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Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra @ 1064 Only

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  • Lush green hills, winding trails, and an ultimate dose of thrill – trekking in Mumbai is a whiff of fresh air that will essentially disconnect you from the discord of the Mumbai city and the monotony of urban lifestyle. Whether you are looking forward to spending an eventful weekend with your friends or you are seeking some moments of solitude and solace, there are plenty of treks in Mumbai that will cheer you up with the fresh atmosphere and sweeping views. From easy treks you can take with your family to treks that test one's mettle, there is an option for everyone.

    Limited Offer: 
    Adventurous Lohagad Fort Trekking (Flat 29% Off)

    Best Deal:  Sunrise Kalsubai Trek, Igatpuri  (Flat 19% Off)

    If you are looking for treks near Mumbai that will not only give you an adrenaline rush but also excellent photo opportunities, Rajmachi Fort Trek and Lohagad Fort Trek are highly recommended. Torna Fort Trek and Raigad Fort Trek are two other excellent points you can trek to discover an unusual sight created by historical monuments and pristine nature. And, if you crave some seriously thrilling experience, a trekking expedition to Sarasgad Fort in the dark of night is what you need to try.

  • Treks near Mumbai for Beginners

  • 01Rajmachi Fort Trek

    Rajmachi Fort Trek
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    Rajmachi Fort is a famous fort nestled amidst the Sahyadri Ranges and it offers one of the best treks in Maharashtra. The fort is located at a height of about 2710 feet above sea level and provides the visitors with an amazing view of the mountains and the backwaters of the Shirota dam. You can reach the spot from Pune directly through Lonavala. The road leading to the fort is not of good quality, especially for a drive.

    It is like a dirt bike track that can be used for racing. The Fort is an ideal place for peaceful camping near Mumbai, specifically in the caves that can accommodate about 40 persons. There are other accommodation options available for those who do not want to do camping at the fort. Kalbhairavanath Temple at the base is one of the major accommodation spots near the fort. On your trek to the fort, you will get the delicious local food or you can also cook something simple.

    The trekking route will not pose you many threats but remember to keep yourself hydrated. The night treks to the fort are the most done trek here as the route is simple and without any deviations. By carrying a torchlight, you will be able to arrive at the top easily. Though there are numerous things to do in Mumbai, trekking is one of the different ones.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 15 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 118 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Check out: Best Places for Weekend Getaways near Mumbai

    Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Pune

    Trekking Expedition to Rajmachi Fort from Pune

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  • 02Sandhan Valley Trek with Rappelling, Igatpuri @ ₹1250 Only!

    Sandhan Valley Trek with Rappelling, Igatpuri @ ₹1250 Only!
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    About the Sandhan Valley Trek:

    Experience the true essence of adventure with a trek to
    Sandhan valley and camping experience in Igatpuri with your friends and family! Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as rappelling, trekking, and many other adventure events!

    Sandhan is located near Bhandardara region village called Samrad and is a deep narrow rock floored ravine between the two high walls of a mountain range. Sandhan valley is one of the greatest canyons in the Sahyadri mountain ranges.

    You will get to make a descent towards the Sandhan valley which will make for a memorable outing and overnight stay under the sparkling sky, along the reservoir side! Explore temples from the 7th century, the Peshwa temples, and the natural gorge called Sandan! 

    Trip Location:
    Kasara

    Trip Starting and Ending Point: Kasara

    Min number of people required to book:- 1


  • 03Lohagad Trek

    Lohagad Trek
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    There is no need for an introduction for Lohagad Fort which is the most visited attraction in Mumbai exclusively by adventure seekers. Lohagad Fort trek has plenty of admirers from all over the world to conquer the tricky route taking us to the top. It is a multi-access fort from the base village. You can reach the base village by cab or bus or walk. This one day trek near Mumbai, as well as night treks, are quite important for those who seek for having a great adventure here.

    Monsoon steals millions of trekkers from different parts of the world and places them at the base village since it is the highly recommended season to do trekking to Lohagad Fort as every attraction in Maharashtra, especially attractions like forts and hilltops offers. The plateau on which the fort is located will become vibrant though it is misty and cold during the rainy season. The views from the top and throughout the trails are the driving force behind the adventure lovers to leave the rain and monsoon aside and continue the adventure. 

    The green carpet on the trails is itself a welcoming note to all the visitors and there are wild flora and fauna while you walk along. Lohagad Fort means Iron Fort in Marathi and it is situated on one of the side ranges of the famous Sahyadri Mountains. There are four large gates which are intact beyond estimations.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 94 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Lohagad Fort Trek, Lonavala | Book @ Flat 30% Off!

    Lohagad Fort Trek, Lonavala | Book @ Flat 30% Off!

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  • 04Prabalmachi Camping Flat 15% off

    Prabalmachi Camping Flat 15% off
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    Maharashtra is a paradise for trekkers. More and more people are looking up to it for their rush of adrenaline, and most of the treks being of easy to moderate difficulty level, are accessible even by amateur trekkers. Prabalmachi is a little hamlet hiding in the hills, so close to our megacity! It offers a picturesque backdrop of two gigantic Sahyadri peaks–Prabalgad and Kalavantin. Leave behind the city chaos and lose yourself to the mountains by spending some fun time.

    About the Trek:

    Spend some relaxing time at Prabalmachi base village. Simply indulge in never-ending conversations and share stories. Wake up to mesmerizing views of the valley and check out the city lights that will make your weekend worthwhile. One of the most beautiful treks is Prabalmachi. Situated in the district of Panvel, the trek leads to the village of Prabalmachi on which the Prabalmachi Fort is named. The trek is of easy grade which means anyone who is reasonably healthy can easily reach the top. 

    Note: Anybody found smoking or consuming alcoholic drinks will be expelled from the event without a refund.

    Activities:

    You will enjoy trekking with the hilltop camping experience. In the night, enjoy a lit campfire with team building games.

    Stay:

    Experience the Hilltop stay in tents on a triple sharing basis.

    Meals:

    Breakfast with Tea and Dinner will be served to you with the local Maharashratian touch. 


    How to reach:

    Your journey will start from Panvel, You can easily reach Panvel by Public or Private transport.

  • 05Kalsubai Trek

    Kalsubai Trek
    Image Credit : Elroy Serrao-Flickr

    Maharashtra does not have any limit for trekking destinations and if it is monsoon, then the number of trekkers would shoot up to a great height. The Sahyadri mountain ranges are large enough to encompass umpteen number of trekking spots. Kalsubai trek is one fine example for an exciting trekking trip and adventure junkies would fall for the trails that are easy yet unpredictably amazing. Mount Kalsubai seems to be the highest peak in Maharashtra and thus it is considered to be one of the best places for trekking near Mumbai.

    The peak is located at a height of about 1646 meters above sea level in the Sahyadris in Akole taluka pf Ahmednagar district. At the base of the peak, one can see a small temple of Kalsubai and from the top, the views of the surroundings are of greater importance. In the surroundings, there are Harihargad, Anjaneri, Ratangad, Brahmagiri, Kulang and many more. Yes, like any other trek, Kalusbai trek also gives you one base to start it from that is Bari Gaon with a population of a few hundred.

    On the trails, you would be able to find steel railings, chains, ladders, etc to help you climb smoothly at the places of slight difficulty. There are various trekking routes as well as an animal track to reach the pinnacle and the main route originates at Bari Gaon, located about 6 kilometers away from Bhandardara.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 7-8 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 152 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Explore: 15 Best Waterfalls Around Mumbai

    Sunrise Trek to Kalsubai, Igatpuri @ 1040 Only

    Sunrise Trek to Kalsubai, Igatpuri @ 1040 Only

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  • 06Trek to Andharban, Pune @ 1240 Only

    Trek to Andharban, Pune @ 1240 Only
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    Why Andharban should be your next trekking destination this monsoon?

    Imagine yourself in the middle of dark jungles, finding routes, viewing valleys and crossing Ghats, sound adventurous?? Yeah!!!! You’ll be doing all this at Andharban – The Dark forest Trek. The Andharban trek is majorly based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most stunning treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that gives a scintillating view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the various mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat.

    While you’re trekking through the jungle of Andharban, there will be coverage of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms). The trek then descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms). The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white-water river rafting and other adventure activities


    About the Activity :

    When was the last time you engaged in an exciting adventure with all your buddies? This weekend, head for an exciting trek to Andharban with your best buddies and all your loved ones to engage in a fun and exciting time! Andharban, by its name means a dark dense forest. This trek is primarily based on descending from the peak. It is one of the most beautiful treks and there are lots of things to explore. You will be walking on ridge that offers an awesome view of the Kundalika Valley, Bhira dam and the mountain ranges of Tamhini ghat. During your trek, there will be scores of evergreen forests which covers you with a relaxing shade in first half of the trek (6-8 kms).The trek further descends down in Konkan to reach Bhira (4 kms).The same valley is the origin of the Kundalika river famous for its white water river rafting and other adventure activities.

    Trek Details:

    Location: Mulshi

    Base Village: Tamhini Ghat (Pimpri)

    Height: 2,100 feet

    Grade: Easy to Moderate

    Endurance: High

    Best Time to Visit: June to Sep


    Highlights:

    • Hypnotic Kundalika Valley View

    • Visit Tamhini Ghat

    • Bhira Dam start point

    • Walk through dense and dark jungle of Andharban

    • Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Andharban trek

    • Panoramic view of several mountains

    • Mesmerizing views.

    • Breathtaking beauty.

  • 07Harishchandragad Fort Trek

    Harishchandragad Fort Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Crowned at a height of 4,671ft, Harishchandragd Fort is an amazing trekking place near the Mumbai city that provides you with grand views of the beautiful state of Maharashtra. This historic fort blend holds a raw and rustic appeal to it – wrapped amidst thick blankets of vegetation, the entire trek strives for an enthralling journey.

    This stunning fort can be accessed through seven different routes, however, the Khireshwar route that takes you through luxuriant forests and landscapes is the most popular route among all trekkers. Delight yourself with luscious forests, lovely green hills and rustic aura of the entire place.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 20 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 100 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Check out: Monsoon Things to Do Around Mumbai

    Trek to Harishchandragad Via Pachnai Route @ 1229 Only

    Trek to Harishchandragad Via Pachnai Route @ 1229 Only

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  • 08Panhala to Pawankhind Trek

    Panhala to Pawankhind Trek
    Image Credit : Ninad-Flickr

    Panhala to Pawankhind trek is one of the most unique treks near Mumbai. It’s a journey in the past, that enables you to witness glories and various unsaid tales of the past. Get close to nature while learning more about the great Maratha legacy.

    Make way through beautiful grasslands and thickets while hearing to distant waterfalls gushing through the valley. Pay tribute to great Maratha warriors while trekking, learn more about the history of this beautiful state of Maharashtra while trekking through this serene land.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 64 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 384 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    Suggested reads: 10 Best Jungle Resorts near Mumbai

  • 09Tamhini Trek

    Rather, one of the beautiful treks in Maharashtra is Tamhini trek. Tamhini Ghats, situated on the crest of the Western Ghats is the connecting link between the hilly areas of Pune to the low lying areas of the coastline of Konkan. Mulshi Dam is the best view from the ghats and the other natural sights that can be witnessed from the top would leave everyone bewitched. During the monsoon season, the lush greenery becomes more active and authentically marvelous.

    The trek is known in another name that is Plus Valley Trek and the trails will take you through different spectacular attractions like misty valleys, natural thickets, waterfalls, multiple species of flora and fauna, etc. This trek is a treat for everyone who wishes to be in the laps of nature- to have a peaceful time with the pure serenity. The night trek to the ghats is amazing when you can come across the utmost beauty of nature and the fresh air prevailing will give you peace and calmness.

    If you are lucky enough, you may spot a rare jackal or hyena or leopard or some rare wildlife animal on the way to the ghats. The zig-zag trails will lead you to the entrance of a vast grassland on the top. The rocky terrains and the off-beat track will not disappoint you at any point and yes, because of these risky terrains, adventure seekers love to come to Tamhini trails every year.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 15 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 80 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Check out: 10 Best Nature Resorts near Mumbai

  • 10Ratnagad Trek

    Ratnagad Trek
    Image Credit : wikipedia

    Ratangad or RatanWadi is a 2000-year-old fort located in Maharashtra. One of the most remarkable features that make the Ratnagad trek enlisted in popular treks near Mumbai is a rock cavity at the pinnacle known as ‘Nedhe’ or ‘Eye of the Needle’.

    This marvelous architecture can be accessed through four gates – Ganesh, Hanuman, Konkan, and Trimbak. However, apart from the scenic landscapes and the quaint fort, there is something else that makes this place all the more famous. Amrutweshwar temple is an ancient masterpiece that can be dated back to the Hemandpant era. One thing is certain, the entire place won’t let you take your eyes off even for a minute.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 12 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 140 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    You may also like: Mesmerizing Beaches Around Mumbai 

    Overnight trek to Ratangad fort

    Overnight trek to Ratangad fort

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  • 11Lingana Trek

    Lingana Trek
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    Lingana is the highest point in the Sahyadri range, located between Raigad and Torna and it is one of the major trekking destinations in this region. Considered to be one of the best places for trekking near Mumbai, adventure lovers arrive here in plenty to watch the views of the Sahyadri Mountains and the nearby attractions from a height of about 2969 feet. It resembles the shape of a Linga and thus it has a slight touch of Hindu mythology as well.

    Lingana fort is the main attraction at the pinnacle which is a historically important site. The fort was built by Shivaji Maharaj around 1648 but it was later conquered by the British. The trekking routes are definitely enthralling, going through the pristine nature bound regions and between wild flora and fauna. Along with adventure filled trekking, Lingana becomes an irresistible name for rock climbing, rappelling, sightseeing, hiking and camping in Mumbai.

    One should have trekking experience to climb up the trails to Lingana pinnacle that involves a lot of challenges and it would take around 5-6 hours to wind the trek up. In addition to it, one will get to enjoy the moonlight walking to Railing Plateau and people have recommended that it is the best nocturnal trekking near Pune.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 8 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 213.5 km

    Difficulty Level: Challenging

  • 12Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra @ 1064 Only

    Visapur Fort Trek, Maharashtra @ 1064 Only
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    Travelers from Pune can join us directly at Malveli railway staion near Lonavala pickup and drop is available from there

    Visapur fort offers a majestic view from the height of 3556ft. Located in Maharashtra near Pune district, the trek to Visapur is one of the best treks to do in Monsoon.

    About the trek

    The trek starts from Mumbai early in the morning. The trek offers several stunning views of lush green valleys and small or large waterfalls. You will find decorated architecture, the old house, caves, and ruins of a large stone-built house which is also known as Peshwa's palace. There are several temples around the fort, but you will notice that most of the temples are dedicated to Hanuman as he was the patron deity of Visapur fort.

    You can also witness the ten feet long iron gun of Queen Elizabeth. Trek to Visapur will refresh your mind as well as your body. The difficulty level of the trek is easy but still, there will be a professional guide with you, who will assist you while trekking.

    Note:

    Mineral Water/Cold Drinks are not included in this package
    Smoking and drinking alcohol is strictly prohibited.
    Trek leaders’ decisions will be final and binding.
    Participants or Members are responsible for his/her own safety and baggage.
    Team reserves all the right to change/deviate/cancel the plans without prior notice.

    Endurance: Low
    Difficulty: Easy
    Group Size:
    40
    Age Limit:
    14-45 Years

    There are four pickups and drop off points in Mumbai.
    Pritam Hotel Near Flyover Dadar
    Yogi Hotel, Diamond Garden, Chembur
    Vashi Below Main Bridge
    McDonald, Kalamboli Panvel


  • 13Jungli Jaigad Trek

    Jungli Jaigad Trek

    A massive stone fort nestled amidst pure green nature, among the towering trees is Jungli Jaigad in Pune. A trek to the fort is the most interesting one and one with a high adrenaline rush. It is one the prominent forts of Jaigad encircled well by thick vegetation and the hard stone structure is an alluring sight to behold. It is located at a height of about 2957 feet above sea level, offering the trails abundant challenges.

    The trekkers have to go through the thick vegetation, forest ranges which are part of the Koyna and Chandoli forests. This one day trek near Mumbai is challenging but would definitely soothe you with the beautiful views from the top. The gurgling sound of the water in Koyna Dam backwaters has made a lot of adventure lovers find peace. The fort is located in Ratnagiri district but one of the two forts is located on the coastal side while the other one is in the jungle and thus it got the name Jungli Jaigad.

    The forest near to it is the part of the Koyna wildlife sanctuary which now belongs to the Sahyadri Tiger Reserve. Apart from the fort and the forests, there are no other major attractions but the views from the top will outshine every other attraction one will look forward to seeing here. Kumbharli Ghat is also visible from the topmost portion.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 8km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 302km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Popular reads: Best Mumbai Tour Packages

  • 14Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek

    Ghangad and Tailbaila Fort Trek

    Ghangad also known as Korbarase Maval is situated near Mulshi stream in the stunning hill station of Lonavala. Surrounded by an abundance of natural beauty, the trek follows an easy trail that requires some amount of rock climbing as well providing you with an adventure filled experience near Mumbai

    While Tailbaila is suitable only for ardent trekkers, with its close resemblance to a Cobra head, the trek provides you with elegant views of the entire Konkan Valley from the top, making all the endeavors worth trying for.

    Best Season: June - January

    Trek length: 5 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 125 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate

    Explore: 20 Best  Hill Stations Near Mumbai 

  • 15Ahupe Ghat Trek

    Ahupe Ghat Trek

    One of the most fascinating treks in the Konkan region, Ahupe Ghat Trek is located at a towering height of about 850m. A perfect blend of meadows, gorges and thrilling hill ranges – this is one of the most enchanting trekking places near Mumbai. It is the perfect place for a 2 day trip near Mumbai.

    The trail, however, follows a steep hike that would test your limits! Trek through enchanting valleys and luxuriant greenery that makes you forget the hard city life in a minute, Refresh yourself with this amazing trekking experience.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 236 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Suggested reads: 35 Best Resorts near Mumbai for Family

  • 16Camping Behind the Waterfall with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat @ 1720 Only

    Camping Behind the Waterfall with Harishchandragad Trek in Malshej Ghat @ 1720 Only
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    Mumbai is one of the busiest city of India, the lightning-fast life of the city is harmful to mental health. There are various getaways near Mumbai. One of these scrumptious getaways is Harishchandragad in Malshej Ghat. A trip at this beautiful spot will make you forget about your busy life in the bustling city of Mumbai.

    About the trek


    Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Harishchandragad fort trek is one of the favorite destinations for trekkers, especially during monsoon due to its pleasant temperature and picturesque greenery. The main attraction of this trek is the Konkan Kada, which is an enormous 4671-foot high concave cliff. The cliff is in the shape of Cobra's hood. You can witness the majestic panoramic view of the surrounding hills. Visit the holy Ganesh cave during your trek.

    Apart from the breathtaking trekking trail, you can also indulge in the bonfire and the music night. After the difficult trek, you will be provided a delicious refreshment. If you are an adventure junkie then you can indulge in the thrilling rappelling adventure.

    How to reach

    You can reach Kasara by any kind of public or private transport.


  • 17Harihar Fort Trek

    Harihar Fort Trek
    Image Credit : Enygmatic-Flickr

    Harihar also known as Harish Fort is located in the Trimbakeshwar ranges of Maharashtra. Spreading from the Igatpuri in the north to Nashik in the west, the stunning Trimabekhwar ranges are actually divided into two parts – Harishar and Anjaneri.

    One notable feature about this fort is its unique shape. The fort appears rectangular when looked from the village below but is actually crowned on a triangular ridge. A peculiar trek near Mumbai, the fort can only be reached through 200ft rock-carved staircase thus making it a challenging trek. No matter how tricky the trail gets but the view from the top is certainly a mind and body retreat.

    Best Season: Monsoon

    Trek length: 6-7 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 189 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

    Check out: 8 Best Romantic Getaways near Mumbai

    Trek to Harihar Fort @ 1050 Only

    Trek to Harihar Fort @ 1050 Only

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  • 18Kulang Fort Trek

    Kulang Fort Trek
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    Kulang Fort situated in the Kalsubai Range is the last fort in the ridge and is the most challenging climb among all the adjacent mountain ridges. Standing high at an alarming height of around 4822 ft, the view from the top is just inexplicably delightful.

    The trek follows a rugged terrain, make your way through lush green pastures while enthralling in the beautiful natural bounties you accompanying you throughout our hike. Admire the stunning grandeur of this ancient fort lying calmly on the pinnacle. Truly delightful treks near Mumbai, enjoy the grand views throughout your expedition.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 152 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

    Suggested reads: Best Places for Rafting near Mumbai

  • 19Tikona Fort Trek

    Tikona Fort Trek
    Image Credit : Wikimedia

    Tikona, a hill fort is located in the Maval region of Maharashtra and is one of the well-acclaimed treks near Mumbai. Decked at a height of around 3500m, the hill is triangular or pyramidal in shape from all sides, thus justifying the name as ‘Tikona’ in Hindi means triangular.

    With not much known about the history of this picturesque Tikona fort, it is actually it's peculiar setting that makes it one of the popular trekking hot spot. Enthrall in the panoramic views of Pawna Dam from the top. The grand views of distant Visapur, Tung and Lohagad Forts will certainly leave you spell-bounded.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 97 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 121 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

    You may also like:  35 Best Resorts near Mumbai

    Trek to Tikona Fort in Lonavala

    Trek to Tikona Fort in Lonavala

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  • 20Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

    Jivdhan Naneghat Trek

    Crowned at a height of around 1,145m Jivdhan Naneghat Trek is embraced in the stunning Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra. Built during the Satvaahan era the fort still holds that ancient elegant architecture.

    Jivdhan is one of the most popular treks near Mumbai and is also a proud member of the ‘Famous 5’ trekking spots among ardent trekkers and enthusiasts. Admire the beautifully intricate carvings, inscriptions and grand architecture that still sings the tale of this wreck which once served as an important check-post during the Maratha Rule.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 45 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 163 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate to Challenging

    Suggested reads: 20 Best Places to Visit near Mumbai during Monsoons

  • 21Visapur Fort Trek

    Visapur Fort Trek
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    A famous hill fort near Visapur village in Pune is Visapur Fort that provides the adventure lovers with a lively, lovable trekking expedition regardless of time and season. It is believed to be a part of the Lohagad Visapur fortification, located at a distance of 9 to 10 kilometers from Malavli Railway Station. It is situated at an elevation of 1084 meters above sea level. The fort is existing on the same plateau as Lohagad.

    Built during 1713-1720 by Balaji Vishwanath, the fort attracts history lovers, architecture admirers, and nature lovers. The two main routes for trekking to the fort will lead you to reach the spot easily. One is from Malvali station after crossing the Express Highway and reaches Bhaje village and continue to Lohagad –Visapur. Continue walking for 2 hours around and turn left from Gomukh Khind and reach the Visapur base. This trek is considered as one of the best trekking places near Mumbai.

    Then, there will be a small left turn to the dense forest and finally, take you to the top. Another route starts at Patan village. A visit to the most celebrated trekking destination will give you chances to visit the nearby attractions as well. Among the attractions, the Hanuman temple and the carvings are of amusing effect and they are considered to be a never miss out point. Also, during monsoon, the trekking trails become highly active promised to offer you unbeatable sights throughout the way.

    The beautiful waterfall near Mumbai will be the best landmark to visit at the fort during that time.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Distance from Mumbai: 118 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • 22Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort

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    Fixed Departure: 10th June, 2017

    • Sarasgad is located at the foot of the famous Pali temple.The Pali village contains Sarasgad Fort, the twin of Sudhagad Fort. It can be identified by its four pinnacles and thus was mainly used as a watch place to check the surrounding region. The construction of the fort is not in good condition but the huge rock steps are something to watch for. There are two routes which lead to the top of this fort from Pali. On the top is the Shiva temple providing an excellent panoramic view of all the mountain ranges surrounding this area. Sudhagad and TailBaila can be easily viewed from the top of Sarasgad.
    • The route till the top is easy excluding the last carved ladder patch which is a bit difficult (specially for first timers). This trek can be done by all age groups who are fit in general.
  • 23Sinhagad Trek

    Sinhagad Trek
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    Sinhagad Fort is the living testimony of the bravery and struggles faced by the Maratha warriors. This is one trekking place near Mumbai that has slowly evolved as a favorite picnic spot for the people from Pune and Mumbai.

    Enjoy the stunning landscapes, panoramic view and wide-open areas as the top which strives for an ideal picnic destination near Mumbai. Another astonishing feature about this trek is that you relish on some mouthwatering ‘Pithala – Bhakari’ and ‘Kanda’Bhaji’ from various food stalls available on the top of the peak.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 12 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 165 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • 24Raigad Trek

    Raigad Trek

    Raigad Fort is situated in the Raigad region of Maharashtra and is part of stunning Sahyadri Ranges. Reaching to a height of around 820m, this grand fort once served as the capital of Shivaji Maharaj

    This beautiful trek can be hiked through 1400-1450 steps, however, for those who do not wish to strain their body can also reach via rope-way. No matter what route you pick, both the views –aerial as well from the land are equally stunning and will keep you delighted throughout your trek.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 30 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 180  km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

  • 25Bhimashankar One Day Trek

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    Situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra and covering an area of about 120km, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is fast emerging as a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai and Pune. The area around Bhimashankar is covered with thick dense jungle and is home to the endangered giant squirrels, this wildlife protected are boasts of rich flora and fauna and offers spectacular views of its lush green forests and the Sahyadri mountain range that surrounds the sanctuary. 

    The place is yet to be fully discovered by the tourists and therefore still exudes a serene and rustic charm. Bhimashankar also attracts pilgrims and devotees to the sacred Jyotiralinga Temple located amidst the wilderness. Its nature trail is an easy short trek near Pune where you can soak in the natural wild beauty of the forest.

    Bhimashankar:
    The Bhimashankara temple (one of 12 Jyotirlings) is a composite of old and the new structures and is built in the Nagara style of architecture. It is a modest yet graceful temple and it dates back to mid 18th century. The Shikhara of the temple was built by Nana Phadnavis. The great Maratha ruler Shivaji is also said to have made endowments to this temple to facilitate the carrying out, of worship services. As with other Shiva temples in this area, the sanctum is at a lower level.
    Bhimashankar trek is known to be one of the best treks in Sahyadri ranges and this time we will be ascending via Shidi ghat (Ladder route) & descending via Ganesh ghat to make it more interesting.  The forest of Bhimashankar is paradise for nature lovers as it hosts several exotic specie of wildlife and the most famous of all being the elusive rust-colored giant squirrel (Ratufa Indica Elphinstoni) — the state animal of Maharashtra. 

    Meeting Point : Karjat Railway station Platform No. 1 ticket window on Saturday Midnight
  • 26Torna Fort Trek

    Torna Fort Trek
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    This is one trek near Mumbai that is best trekked under full moonlight. Located within the proximity of Pune and Mumbai, Torna fort trek is mildly challenging at times. Apart from the rich abundance of natural beauties, this fort is also relevant if seen from the historical point of view as this was the first fort won by Shivaji.

    Camping under the starlit sky is the most favored thing to do while trekking Torna Fort. Once on the top, delight with the lush –greenery and the mystical fog enveloping the other range. Delight in the picturesque setting of the place.

    Best Season: Winters

    Trek length: 30 km (approx.)

    Distance from Mumbai: 212 km

    Difficulty Level: Moderate

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  • 27Shivneri Trek

    Shivneri Trek
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    Among the best places for trekking near Mumbai, Shivneri Fort trek would take a prominent position as it is equally beautiful and adventurous like other treks in Pune and the nearby places. The fort belongs to a 17th century military fortification situated near Junnar in Pune district- it is the birth place of the famous ruler Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj who was the founder of Maratha Empire.

    Adventure lovers and trekking expedition enthusiasts will come to Shivneri to stroll around the beautiful location which is filled with caves, rock cut architecture, water system that indicates the presence of habitation from the 1st century onwards and many more. The fort was built to guard the old trading route from Desh to the port city of Kalyan. The fort possesses a triangular shape and its entrance is from the south-west side of the hill.This trek is considered as one of the best trekking places near Mumbai.

    The main gate allows visitors to come inside but there is another entrance to the fort from a side called the chain gate where one has to hold chains to climb up to reach the fort gate. There are seven spiral gates and inside one can witness a prayer hall, a tomb and a mosque.  To reach the fort easily, one has to go through the stone carved stairs and apart from the architectural brilliance, the views from the top are also a reason for nature lovers and adventure seekers to choose Shivneri Fort trek.

    Best Season: Monsoons

    Trek length: 3 km

    Distance from Mumbai: 156 km

    Difficulty Level: Easy

  • 28One Day Trek to Harihargad Fort in Nashik (from Mumbai)

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    • Fixed Departure: 12 Aug 2017, 24 Aug 2017, 15 Sep 2017, 22 Dec 2017
    • Located 3500 feet above sea level, the trek to Harihargad Fort takes you through the magical expanse of nature.
    • The prism-shaped fort enchants at first sight, and houses a pond in front of the Hanuman and Shiva shrines.
    • Sheer design of the famed rock cut steps draws intrigued crowds, and the ornate, but steep steps scintillate while climbing up!
    • Start your journey on Saturday Night by getting picked up from Pritam Hotel located in East Dadar at around 11.30 PM and Nitin Company Junction at around 12 midnight and continue your overnight journey to Harihargad Fort in Nashik. 
    • After reaching the base camp in the morning, have your delicious breakfast and start your trek to Harhargad Fort.
    • Reach the fort in the afternoon and explore its beautiful history and architectural elegance, followed by a delicious lunch.
    • Descend back to the base camp and enjoy your evening snacks on the way. 
    • Reach the base camp and start your journey back to Mumbai, reaching the city at around 10 PM depending on the traffic. 

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Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, invites many curious eyes because of the sheer vastness of it. It is counted among one of the places to visit in Mumbai because of the slum houses as many as a million people crammed in pint-sized houses, dirty bylanes, open drains, and extremely filthy living conditions in average.

Located in the very heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum stretches between two of Mumbai’s major rail lines, which is what makes it such a convenient location to travel for work for the folk who live here. In a city where rents are sky high, Dharavi offers rather low rent for people who move into the city.

You can find a room complete with a cooking gas and a small colour TV for as low as 185 rupees a month. Dharavi has many small-scale businesses thriving, manufacturing everything from garments to pots and pans. The products are sold in local as well as international markets, where they are exported.

The annual turnover for these products is as much as 650 million dollars a year. Visit Dharavi to see the lifestyle of those living here, for it is not every day you get to step inside Asia’s largest slum.

Location: Spans over 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 10.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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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
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Red Carpet Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the Red Carpet Wax Museum is one of those tourist places in Mumbai that one simply cannot miss because the museum showcases lifelike statues of celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life, such as socialites, politicians, world leaders, scientists, social workers etc. The statues are made to be completely alike the person they have been constructed after, giving a very authentic feel to the statue.

Each statue is surrounded by the necessary ambience to give the statue and its theme a complete look and feel. Any individual can pose with the statues in the museum. The museum was constructed over a period of five years after which it opened its doors to the public in December 2016. The wax museum is one of a kind monument in the city of Mumbai, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of it.

Location: 1st Floor, R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 250 (weekday), INR 350 (weekend)
Timings: 9.45AM-9.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 20.5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

A place that’s as unique as it can be, Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat maintains and lives up to its 140-year-old tradition and profession in the heart of Mumbai city. There are as many as 1026 open “ghats” for washermen to wash clothes in, and almost all of them are occupied at the same time as they beat the dirt out of hundreds and thousands of dirty clothes from the city.

The Mumbai Dhobi Ghat is located very close to the Mahalaxmi railway station. The place is also famed to be the world’s largest washing centre because there’s no such other place for washing clothes in the world. Most of the clothes being washed here come from Mumbai’s hospitals, and hotels.

You can see likes of cleaned clothes and sheets being hung to dry in the open air after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Come here to see a very different face of the city of Mumbai. Lately, it has become a place for tourists to flock in out of sheer curiosity. 

Location: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 4AM-7PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Film City

Home to the film fraternity of the country is perhaps one of the most popular among Mumbai tourist places. The Film City is so vast that more than a thousand sets can be erected here at the same time. Over the last few years, the Film City has become one of the major locations for shooting the Hindi serials.

Film City was built in 1911, under the guidance of veteran actor and producer V. Shantaram. The total area of the place is about 520 acres, built according to the outlines of the film city in California. The film city has elaborate sets of villages, mountains, mansions, gardens, fountains, streams, cities etc. More than 900 Hindi movies and Hindi serials have been shot in the Film City of Mumbai.

The studios are well equipped, complete with the electronic items necessary for shooting and extremely sophisticated instruments that give the kind of quality to the shows shot here, making Bollywood top in the game in the country.

Location: Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main Gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 599-INR 1699 per person
Timings: 10AM-5PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 31.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gateway of India

One of the most visited places in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is counted among Mumbai tourist places that see excellent footfall at any time of the year. The attraction was built by the British in 1919, by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who laid the foundation of the monument in 1911. The plan was approved in 1914, after which construction began. The monument was built to honour the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who was to arrive at Bombay.

The architectural design of the Gateway of India is done in the Indo-Saracenic style, along with Muslim architectural styles incorporated when it comes to the archways. 
The Elephant Caves are located quite close to the Gateway of India and can be reached via a ferry from here. You can pay the ticket price here and get on a motorboat to reach the Elephant Caves, which takes a little more than an hour to reach, being located 56 kilometres from the monument.

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can visit anytime
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

The dabbawalas of Mumbai have long been a centre of curiosity among the people because of their accurate delivery system that has been never altered its professionalism over the last 125 years. The Mumbai Dabbawala Center is definitely one of the places to visit in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Centre originally started out as a one-man army, when a Parsi banker wanted to eat homemade food and gave this task to Mumbai’s first dabbawala.

His idea was appreciated by others and soon, more office goers joined in the demand for home cooked food that had to be delivered in office, giving rise to a business that has famously become a case study in universities across the world, who try to learn and decode the Mumbai Dabbawalas’ exceptional accuracy in delivering the tiffin boxes.

At present, the Mumbai Dabbawala Center has as many as 5000 dabbawalas who deliver food from home to office every day with the kind of constant accuracy they have mastered over more than a century.

Location: 23, Navyug Mansion, Sleater Road, Naushir Bharucha Marg, Opposite Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Victoria Terminus

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is Mumbai’s outstanding railway station. Although this is a railways station and not primarily counted among places to visit in Mumbai, this building, designed by British architect FW Stevens, sports excellent Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style.

The designs are based on medieval Italian models, known as High Victorian Gothic Design, is remarkable. The domes, corridors, arches, and turrets are therefore distinct and prominently archaic. The construction of the building began in 1878, taking up to a decade to complete. Numerous British architects and Indian craftsmen worked day and night to give the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the definition of what it is today.

This is why the architectural style doesn’t just boast of Victorian style, there’s a distinctive feature of Indian architecture in the building as well, making it one of the attractions in Mumbai for history lovers and architects who love to study the significance of various architectural styles in the building.

Location: Opposite BMC Building, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Kanheri Caves

Situated in the Sanjay Gandhi National Park in Borivali East is one of those attractions in Mumbai every tourist in the metropolitan swears by. The caves are believed to be one of the oldest caves in the history of the country, dating back to as far as 1st century BC. The Kanheri Caves is famous for its 109 entrances, and ancient Indian architecture.

The caves were carved out of natural basalt, which gives it a unique texture. The place is known as the “lungs of Mumbai” because of the greenery all around and is counted among major Mumbai tourist places. “Kanheri” originates from “Krishnagiri”, which is Sanskrit. Every cave is adorned with a “splinth”; a rock bed.

The caves were Buddhist shrines because it used to be a Buddhist settlement in the third century. The Kanheri Caves are an ideal spot for a picnic as well, as there are much greenery and an array of natural streams around the caves that make it a pleasant place for the public.

Location: Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Borivali East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 5 (Indians), INR 100 (foreigners)
Timings: 7.30AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 39 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Siddhivinayak Temple, Mumbai

Dedicated to Lord Ganesha, the Siddhivinayak Temple of Mumbai is one of the most popular places to visit in Mumbai. The two hundred years old temple attracts thousands of devotees every single day, who stand in queues patiently waiting for their turn to devote their prayers to Lord Ganesha.

The temple was founded in 1801 by a woman called Deubai Patil, who funded and constructed the temple so the lord may grant her a child, and that other women like her may be blessed with children. The lake which is located right next to the temple was dug in the nineteenth century to counter the issue of water shortage in the area.

The Siddhivinayak Temple is often visited by celebrities, actors, producers, and directors alike, who go to seek the Lord's blessings before their movies release. The temple opens very early in the morning, as the morning aarti begins at 5.30am and the temple closes at 9.50 at night. The timings of the temple vary according to the festivals such as Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Simla Cottage, Khatun B. Chawl Welfare Society, Road Number 5, Shankarwadi, Jogeshwari East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 5.30AM-10.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 23.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Nehru Science Centre

The Nehru Science Centre in Mumbai is an extremely popular attraction in Mumbai for science lovers. This amazing initiative lets you get a glimpse into the world of science and technology that is informative, interesting, and full of knowledge for the young and old alike. There are more than 500 interactive projects at the centre that help you learn about the principles and laws of kinetics, sound, mechanics, energy etc.

A lot of workshops, seminars, meetings, and exhibits are held at the Nehru Science Center from time to time. The centre also has a lot of artefacts that
depict the several achievements of mankind in the field of science and technology.

There are also three-dimensional shows you can attend at the Nehru Science Centre; there are two such shows which are called Grand Canyon Adventure and Monsters of the Deep.  You can see mythical underwater monsters in Monsters of the Deep. There is also a well-kept library which houses more than 10000 books and up to 300 films on science and technology.

Location: Opp 4 Seasons Hotel, Dr E. Moses Road, Worli, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 40
Timings: 10AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 4.2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Chor Bazaar

Originally called the “Shor Bazaar” because of the noise in the market, the bazaar has now come to be known as Chor Bazaar after the British couldn’t pronounce “Shor”. The place has been coined the name of Chor Bazaar since then, which literally means the Thieves’ market.

The place is full of old buildings, cramped shops, and the streets are always crowded. Chor Bazaar is about 150 years old, and it is said that the place was a favourite of the British back in the days. There is nothing that you cannot find in this market, making it one of the most sought-after places in the city.

Everything from real and fake jewellery, electronics, antique items, Victorian-style furniture.You can find stolen items here too, as the name of the market suggests. The amazing thing about shopping at Chor Bazaar is that you can bargain to no end and get goods at very cheap prices. This is why Chor Bazaar is so famous.

Location: Mutton Street, Kumbharwada, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year 
Entry fee: Not applicable
Timings: 6AM-4PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 1.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Fort Bassein

Situated about 55 kilometres from Mumbai, Fort Bassein is a splendid example of robustness and architecture, being constructed in the early 1400s. Originally constructed by Bahadur Shah, the Sultan of Gujarat, the fort has seen many masters.

The name of the fort comes from the word “Bacaim” which is Portuguese. It has been ruled by the Portuguese, Marathas, and the British in old times. At present, the fort is under the protection and care of the Archaeological Survey of India, although not much effort has been made to conserve the heritage site.

The fort is in ruins and you can see vegetation in some parts of the fort. Come here to marvel at the medieval architecture and vastness of the fort, and spend a morning going around the place, for there’s much to see on the inside of the fort. You can see marks by sharp chisels etc on the walls of the fort as well, indicating the times of attack in old times.

Location: Killa Road, Police Colony, Vasai West, Vasai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 6AM-6PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 78.7 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra

Bandra is one of the most popular areas in Mumbai, famous for its lifestyle, fashion, Bollywood, shopping centres, restaurants, and entertainment centres, and of course, churches. The Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is one of the most popular churches in Mumbai and therefore attracts flocks of tourists to its doors every year.

The church is known for its architecture, and serene environment. Due to the festivities at the church, you can see tourists crowding the church in the month of September. The church overlooks the sea and is located on a hill, about 260 feet above the ground. The Sanctum Sanctorum in the church has seven steps, leading to a marble altar.

The unique thing about the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount is that it attracts people of many faiths, the majority of which are devout Catholics. Come here to spend a calm and quiet afternoon if you are visiting Mumbai.

Location: Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Sunday:10AM-7PM, Other days: 8AM-8.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 13.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gorai Beach

The Gorai beach in Mumbai is one of the most frequented beaches by the local people and tourists alike, popular for its location. Locals from Mumbai’s north suburb often come here to enjoy an evening or even an entire day outing. The beach is ideal for a full day picnic with your family.

Gorai beach is known as Lovers Point beach as well since this is the place where lovers meet secretly in the beach’s isolation and privacy for the last three to four decades. The festivals of Ganesh Chaturthi and Holi are celebrated here with great pomp, and something to come to the beach to watch.

Ganesh visarjan is done here every year, and holy is a beach party for the entire day. Come here to see the giant idols of Lord Ganesha being immersed in the Arabian Sea during the visarjan. It is an occasion to not give a miss too if you are in the metropolitan of Mumbai during the Ganesh Chaturthi.

Location: Gorai Beach Road, Koliwada, Gorai, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 43.6 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Horniman Circle Gardens

The Horniman Circle Gardens is one of the largest parks in the city of Mumbai. The garden was popularly called as “Bombay Green” in the 18th century, which was changed to “Benjamin Horniman” after India gained independence. This was meant as a tribute to the editor of the newspaper Bombay Chronicle, Benjamin Horniman.

The garden covers an approximate area of the 10,100-meter square and is surrounded by lush greenery and office buildings all around, most of which are the leading banks in the country. Construction of the gardens began originally in 1821, but the construction could not be completed for the next twelve years.

Only after India became independent in 1947, the garden was revived from the garbage dumpyard it had become after 1842. The park has a Historic Asiatic Society library in the enclosure for all those who wish to sit down and relax close to the garden. The gardens have perfect pathways and tall trees laid out in a neat fashion.

Location: Horniman Circle, Kala Ghoda, Fort, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 8AM-9PM every day
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.8 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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