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  • Who does not want to spend some time by the countryside enjoying the freshness there? Well if you are one of those then these village resorts near Mumbai will definitely make your day. After that constant rage against meeting the deadlines, attending meetings with boss and taking calls a break against all these is a must. This time while you are planning for that perfect weekend head out from Mumbai to one of this amazing place. Experience unstable countryside rides on bullock trucks or go insane teaming up and playing traditional Indian recreations like gilli-danda, lagori, bambaram and doing kite duels. Spend merry hours singing and moving around blazes, bouncing into a natural lake or having some lone time to your heart’s content. Without even slightly disturbing the rhythm of virgin nature these resorts will give you that perfect and comfortable stay.

    The sound of most profound hush is permitted to be broken just by the breeze and the chimes of the birds. It's a brilliant affair to appreciate the tune of quiet in the midst of lavish greenery underneath and blue sky above. Experience a better living, fulfilled living and regular living while you remain at these resorts. Find solace in the arms of rustic environment as you spend time at some of the best village resorts near Mumbai. These will give you a taste of just how beautiful life in the countryside can be. Embark on various nature and farming related activities like plantation, farming, and fishing as well as adventure activities such as trekking, hiking and rappelling. You can stay in a stunning farm like environment at Junnar, feel the beauty of stunning landscapes and breathtaking beauty at Tapola or be in the company of gorgeous table lands at Panchgani. There is no denying that you will come back feeling rejuvenated and relaxed.

    Here are some of the best village resorts near Mumbai:

  • 01Village Stay Experience in Junnar

    Village Stay Experience in Junnar
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    • lJunnar
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    • Chanak Doshi
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      Chanak Doshi

    About the Activity:

    • Check-in at 11:00 AM and experience the stooped history and the charming rustic ways of India!
    • Glimpse the wide pastures shielded by architecture from the bygone era like never before.
    • Try your hand at farming, and partake in other intriguing agricultural activities for a unique bout of fun.
    • Play traditional games like the Ningorcha, Bhovara, and Vitti Dandu, and proceed to trek around the expanse and click some enchanting photographs.
    • This admirable city is surrounded by the Sahyadris, and houses Asia's largest telescope alongside exotic farmlands.
    • After this amazing experience in the property you can check-out at 4:00 PM.

    1 Night/2 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome, Breakfast & Tea, Farm Tour, Lunch (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, Evening snacks & Tea, Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Morning Breakfast & Tea/Coffee, Forest Visit, Lunch, Evening Snacks, Tea/Coffee

    2 Nights/3 Days Stay includes - Traditional Welcome,  3 Breakfasts & Tea, Farm Tour, 2 Lunches (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Village Tour, 2 Evening snacks & Tea, 2 Dinner (Pure vegetarian rural cuisine), Camp Fire, Forest Visit.

  • 02Farm Stay Experience in Panchgani

    Farm Stay Experience in Panchgani
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    • lPanchgani
    • NNNNN185 ratings
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      Supplier
      Code: 4051277
    About the Activity: 
    • Enjoy a fun-filled farm stay in the warm locales of Panchgani.
    • Revel in the beauty of the Krishna River and dense thickets.
    • Participate in farm tours, boating, bullock cart and tractor rides.
    • Spend a delightful evening beside a lively campfire.

  • 03Agro Home Stay at Dapoli, Ratnagiri

    Agro Home Stay at Dapoli, Ratnagiri
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    • Chanak Doshi
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      Chanak Doshi
    • 5,450
    About the Activity:
    • Dapoli, a tiny hamlet in the Ratnagiri district is an ideal destination for a weekend getaway. With tranquil beaches sprawling in the South and Kelshi in the North, you just can’t escape from its charms.
    • Crowned at a height of around 800ft above sea level, the primary reason behind the popularity of Dapoli is its calm environs, less crowded beaches and amazing greenery.
    • One can easily find out why this little place has earned the title of ‘Mini Mahabaleshwar’ during their stay in Dapoli!
    • If you enjoy farm culture, then do not hesitate to go ahead with the agro homestay at Dapoli! Apart from scenic beauty, Dapoli offers a wide range of activities that makes it a must visit destination for everyone!
    • Once you reach the site get checked in at 12:00 PM and get ready for some amazing activities! Get ready to learn a little more about different spices, fruits, medicinal and herbals plants that are grown here.
    • Away from all the humdrums of city life, spend some quality time watching different bird species here. Capture the rich variety of birds on your camera while in Dapoli.
    • Depending upon your season of travel, you can also indulge in some farming activities with the locals here. Learn more about traditional rural practices by interacting with the humble folks of Dapoli.
    • Enthral in exciting adventure activities like archery, rifle shooting, net climbing and various other thrilling events. For a sea lover, there are scores of activities awaiting you! 
    • Get your heart racing with activities like parasailing, banana boat rides and other equally adventurous activities. Make some good memories with other people while in Dapoli and check out at 11:00 AM.
  • 04Offbeat Agro Tourism in Tapola

    Offbeat Agro Tourism in Tapola
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    • lSatara
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      Code: 4340795
    • 1,200

    About the activity :

    • Enjoy an exciting offbeat agro tourism experience on your next weekend and grab your family and friends to join in on the fun. 
    • The Agro tourism center is an exciting offbeat resort that offers an alternative holiday experience for those who seek something unconventional during a few days off. 
    • Unwind and kick your feet back to relax in the arms of nature and engage in some thrilling activities such as fishing, trekking, bullock cart rides and more!
    • Take some time out to spend some quality time with Mother Nature and the beautiful side of rural India that you so seldom get to see and enjoy. 
    • There is a wide array of fun and engaging activities here for you and your friends to enjoy to the maximum, leaving all responsibilities and electronic gadgets behind in the city! Revel in the rustic beauty of rural India and enjoy all that the country side can provide you on your next vacation!


  • 05Hidden village

    Hidden village

    If you are looking for some amazing village resorts near Mumbai then Hidden Village is the perfect place for you. Hidden Village is a four section of land living scene which is a perfect getaway for the once who are looking for some solace.  Those of you who are looking for some time away from the hustle and bustle of daily life this will be your heaven. The village has new springs that overflow water the entire year. Spend some time in this resort and deep into the woods. It is invigorating for those throbbing for a return to the past of sepia days. It has one of kind water bodies but do not support rain dance and Water Park like activities.  Feel the thrill while you head out to this amazing resort near Mumbai.

    Amenities: The hidden village is equipped with all the day to day facilities. Bare-bones, canopy-covered, open-sided platforms with tents inside offer TVs, minifridges and en suite bathrooms. The fundamental 2-and 3-room houses include porches and ventilating; 1 has a sprinkle pool. Redesigned bungalows highlight walled yards and open air baths; some have coordinate pool get to.

    Location: Hidden Village is located at Sakhroli Village, Atgaon, Shahapur, Thane, Maharashtra 421301.


  • 06Green Village Resort

    Green Village Resort

    Make your adventure an amazing one while you head out to this another amazing resort near Mumbai. What could be a better place to spend some time enjoying the fresh air of the countryside? One of the wonderful places to visit in Mumbai. After a tiring week at work, you merit a really thrilling break. 

    Desert the city life and energize yourself at Green Village. A characteristic Paradise spreading over crosswise over 5 acers of lavish green gardens, influencing palm trees and perfectly clear pool with a connected Jacuzzi.  

    Soak yourself in the amazing beauty of this region and spend some awesome time here. It is situated in a brilliant green open meadow and closest to the charming ocean where you can relax for some time. Listen to the chirping of the birds and wake up to a beautiful morning with the view of the vast greenery you will have the best time here.

    Distance from Mumbai: 24.1 Km

    Amenities: The resort has all the facilities of day to day world. A wide ground for different events marriage, get together, social program are also arranged here. It additionally has a feast lobby which is intended for holding corporate gatherings and meetings.

    Location: Green Village Resorts is located at Malvani Church, Opp. Akashwani Kendra, Marve Road, Malad West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400095.


  • 07Kalyani Village

    Kalyani Village

    Another of the village resorts near Mumbai which is a must visit for you is the Kalyani Village. Country side always has something special to offer to all the ones who are looking for some solace. Kalyani Village Resort is a village resort close Mumbai offering lovely cabins to remain in, characteristic surroundings to restore in and a considerable measure of exercises to have a phenomenal time.  Kalyani Village is a flawless goal. Perfect for one-day family picnics, school outings for understudies and outdoors, Kalyani Village Resort offers a large group of comforts and administrations. The Kalyani Village has bolted the vibe of a genuine provincial town, talented by delightful normal shelters, tranquil green banana manors, tall influencing coconut palm trees, shrieking crop fields, town style aaram kutirs and music to enhance each spirit. One can also indulge in lot of activities near Mumbai like trekking, camping, hiking etc here.

    Amenities: The village resort is equipped with all the facilities of modern day to day use. The resort also have Children's Playground, 3 Swimming Pools(4 1/2,2 1/2, 1 feet deep), Separate Kiddies Pool, Huge Rain Dance Floor with an elecrifying music system delivering 8000-10000 W-PMPO etc.

    Location: Kalyani Village is located at Shirsad Ambadi Road, Near Vajreshwari, Thane District, Ghateghar, Maharashtra 401203



Resorts in Mumbai

Attractions

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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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