20 Weekend Getaways from Mumbai Within 150 km(Updated List)

Weekend Getaways near Mumbai within 150 km

Kalsu bai Trek, Karnala Camping, Devkund Trek, Visapur Fort Trek, Kamshet Paragliding, Trek to Andharban, Pawna Lake Camping, River Side Camping at Vasind, Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort, A Night Trek to Tamhini, Arnala,  Khandala, Lonavala, Ali Baugh Beach, Matheran, Karjat, Raigad, Pune, Kolad, Lohagad, and many more.

If your obsession with traveling is unfathomable, there is a wide range of weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 km, which would certainly keep you at your toes. These places are bound to satiate your wanderlust by offering you moments of quietude from the hectic city life.

Whether you’re a nature lover or an adventure junkie these places will find a sweet spot in your heart forever with their endless offerings. Mumbai's neighborhood is stacked with numerous bewitching locations that are a must-visit!

You can enjoy the panoramic scenery of the Mahabaleshwar hills or you can visit the magnificent Ellora caves in Aurangabad for an impeccable experience. You can also visit the religious city of Nashik, which is a popular choice among weekend getaways near Mumbai within 150 km. Grab your boots and embark upon an exciting sojourn!
 

Here is the list of some weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 km:

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Kalsubai Trek, Igatpuri | Kalsubai Sunrise Trek @ ₹688 Only
  • 2D/1N
  • Igatpuri
  • 2D/1N
  • Igatpuri
₹1,188 ₹688

Kalsubai at 5400ft is the highest peak of Maharashtra and this is the main reason for its popularity and difficulty. It is located in the Kalsubai mountain range which is an offshoot range from the main Sahyadri range.

Why Kalsubai should be your next trekking destination?

Surrounded by lush green forests and fields, the trekking route towards Maharashtra's Highest Peak is a surreal experience for all nature lovers and trek enthusiasts. Challenging yet fun-filled, trek towards the highest summit will test your patience and offer an amazing panoramic view of several more mountain ranges like Alang, Madangad, Kulang, Ratangad (south-west) and to the south Pabhargad, Ghanchakkar & Harishchandragad. Also, attempting to climb the most wish-listed mountain in the Sahyadri offers a great sense of achievement for most of the trekking enthusiasts

The story behind Kalsubai Unveiled:

It is truly believed by the local villagers that a housemaid residing in a nearby village had disappeared near the mountain while trying to escape her employer's harsh suffering. This gives the mountain its present name as well as a reason for this temple to be built in her memory.

Highlights of 
Kalsubai Trek:

Scaling the highest peak of Maharashtra.
Kalsubai Temple
Rainy seasons first trek.
Surreal greenery and blissful environment while Kalsubai trek
Panoramic view of several mountains
Mesmerizing views.
Breathtaking beauty.

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Karnala Camping | Book Online @ Flat 25% off
  • 2D/1N
  • Karnala
  • 2D/1N
  • Karnala
₹2,667 ₹2,000
Location: Karnala, Maharashta

Check in Time:
4:00 PM
Check out Time: 11:00 AM

Go for a fun-filled Karnala Camping experience that brings to you the perfect getaway opportunity with your friends or loved ones. Make your days festive kind and make the most of the nights as you enjoy with your friends, family, fellow campmates.

On availing the 
Karnala Camping, make your fun more worth it along with comfortable accommodation in tents that shall be allocated on double/ triple sharing basis. The campsite is equipped with all necessary hygenic conditions and you would be provided with washroom and parking facility.

Throughout the Karnala camping session, there will be an amazing acoustic music night, swimming in the nearby lake, stargazing and many others. There is a list of activities and experiences awaiting for the ones who would love to become a part of adventure and thrills (on additional cost). You can also enjoy  board games, short treks nearby, night forest trails, sunrise trek, music night, and special campfire. 

How to Reach:
The campsite is based at a convenient location in Karnala and shall be conveyed to you on successful booking. You can reach with the help of private and public transportation.

Package Types:
Click on ' Book Now' and find the option below:

Camping with Breakfast & Activities
Includes camping with breakfast. Enjoy adeventure activities and comfortable tent stay with this package.
Maximum capacity: 80 persons

Note:
Children aged 5 - 10 years can book the child package.
Infants under the age of 5 years can join for free.
Minimum 2 people are required to book the package.
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Devkund Trek, Bhira | Book Devkund Waterfall Trek & Save 28%
  • 1D/1N
  • Bhira
  • 1D/1N
  • Bhira
₹1,739 ₹1,239
Location: Mumbai, Maharashtra

Activity Timings: 11:00 AM to 8:30 PM

About Devkund Trek:

Embark on one of the most most loved one-day treks in Maharashtra and enjoy great adventure and delight with your loved ones. Observe the Devkund falls, which is a 'plunge' waterfall pouring crystal clear water on the stunning rocky surface that lies beneath.

With the Devkund Trek, you would witness the amalgamation of three waterfalls after wonderful trekking of 3 hours. 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.

With easy difficulty level, any age group is capable to take up the trekking task. The Devkund Trek is also inclusive of transport by private Non-A/c bus from Mumbai to Devkund and Devkund to Mumbai. You also shall be assisted by the support of a friendly guide along with the provision of delicious meals that are inclusive of the package. Besides, the first aid kit and entry charges are also added to the package to enhance your delight.

Suitable for: All age groups, friends and family

How to Reach:
The pickup point in Mumbai is the Chitra cinema, Dadar and you can easily reach the spot with the help of private and public transportation.

Note:
Pregnant women and children below 6 years are not advised to embark for the trekking session.
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Visapur Fort Trek, Book Now @ 36% off & Get 800 Cashback
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
  • 1D
  • Lonavala
₹1,664 ₹1,064

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.

KNOW BEFORE YOU GO:

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

Pickups and drop off points:
Mumbai
Pritam Hotel Near Flyover Dadar
Yogi Hotel, Diamond Garden, Chembur
Vashi Below Main Bridge
McDonald, Kalamboli Panvel

Pune
Malveli railway station near Lonavala 

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Kamshet Paragliding | Book Online @ Flat 14% off
  • Kamshet
  • Kamshet
₹2,850 ₹2,450

Location: Kamshet

Timings: The morning session starts at 8 AM and the afternoon session starts at 2 PM.

India is a country with naturally lofty hills, as well as two huge mountain ranges: the Western Ghats and Himalayas. This makes India a perfect land for paragliding. For those living or visiting the western reaches of India, Kamshet and nearby destinations are the ideal spots of paragliding, in Maharashtra. Kamshet is a beautiful destination located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune that is decked with the beauty of the Sahyadri Ranges and valleys.

Embark on an exciting experience of paragliding in Kamshet with a set of certified pilots and flying enthusiasts.

After a quick briefing session by instructors about the activity, a group of professionals help gliders get adjusted onto the paraglider. Once that's done, the fun begins! The experience of the picturesque view of Sahyadri Ranges and the cool breeze brushing against gliders makes the adventure more thrilling.

The short fly will be for 5 to 6 minutes depending on weather conditions. You will get to enjoy a birds-eye view of the beautiful hills. The take-off point is at Kamshet, which is a popular offbeat paragliding site. Kamshet paragliding is suitable for the age group of 6 years onward. A two-seater plane will take you high up in the air from where you can take your paragliding flight with a certified instructor.

Eligibility for Kamshet paragliding: 
Minimum -  6 years
Children - 6 years to 18 years (Mandatory that the Children in this age range are accompanied by their Parents/Guardian) 
Adults- No age limit

Weight limit for Paragliding in Kamsheet:
 Maximum 95 KG

Please note: 
The timings depend on the wind flow and any changes in the above-mentioned schedule will be communicated at the site.
The elderly with the medical conditions need to report the same to the operator at the site. 

How to reach: 
Kamshet is a beautiful destination located at about 110km from Mumbai and 45km from Pune. One can reach Kamshet via public or private transport. The exact google map location will be shared with the customer on the date of the activity, depending upon the weather of that day. 

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Andharban Trek | Book Andharban Forest Trek @ ₹1240 Only
  • 1D
  • Mumbai
  • 1D
  • Mumbai
₹1,740 ₹1,240

About Andharban:
Trekking in Maharashtra is one of the best things that you can do. The green-clad hills of western ghats and the Sahyadris make up for great trekking routes through the forests and to the top, offering stunning views of the monsoon gifted area.

This monsoon special trek takes you through the most unique trekking experience of the region, the Andharban Forest. Literally meaning the 'Dark Forest', Andharban is famous amongst trekkers for the scenic views of the area, the beautiful dense foliage of the woods around and a breathtaking trekking experience on a ridge. 

Starting from the Base Village of Pimpri, the trek begins from the Pimpri Dam and ends at the amazing Bhira Dam. Experience seeing some of the most amazing valleys that get a whole new shade of green and beauty in the monsoons, making the entire experience worth capturing.

About Andharban Forest Trek:
- Meet at the designated pickup point and start your journey to the base village of Pimpri.
- Get freshened up and have your breakfast at Pimpri, before getting a short briefing and introduction of the experience
- Start trekking from the Pimpri Dam and venture into the Andharban Forest.
- The trek distance will be 13 km.
- After a short lunch break, resume the trek to reach the Bhira Dam, which is the endpoint of the trek and from where you will get the return transfer to Mumbai

Pick-up Points for Andharban Jungle Trek:
11:45 pm: Chitra Cinema Dadar (East) (First Pickup Point)
12:05 am: K-Star Mall, Chembur (Second Pickup Point)

Andharban Trek Difficulty: Medium

Package Offers: Transport, Trekking, and Meals

Suitable for: Age group between 16 to 60. 

Child Policy: Children are not allowed for the trek. 

Please Note: Consuming liquor or any kind of Alcoholic substance is prohibited. Carrying any kind of substance that’s illegal is not allowed. Smoking is strictly not allowed.

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Pawna Lake Camping | Book @ ₹ 778 Only!
  • 2D/1N
  • Lonavala
  • 2D/1N
  • Lonavala
₹1,278 ₹778
Trip Location: Pawna Lake

- 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 tour have 3 variants, below are details mentioned:

Variant 1: Camping Experience for All 
Check in 4 PM -7 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM -6 PM)
BBQ Sancks (Limited Quatity ,Veg/Non-Veg Cooked by Staff from 7 PM - 8 PM)
Unlimited Dinner Veg/Non-Veg(Self service from 9:30 PM -11:00 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in tents on Multiple sharing basis
Common Washroom facilities available
Music Timming : Upto 2 AM 

Variant 2 : Camping Experience for Couples
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM-6 PM)
BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg Limited Qty. ,Cooked by staff )(7PM-8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service from 9:30 PM 10:30 PM)
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Bonfire after Dinner
Accomodation in Tents on Double sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 
Music Timming : Upto 12 AM 

Variant 3: Camping Experience for Family 
Check In: 4 PM - 6 PM
Check out : Before 11 AM
Evening Tea & Snacks (4 PM - 6 PM)
Limited BBQ Snacks(Veg/Non-veg | Cooked by staff ) (7 PM -8 PM)
Unlimited Veg /Non-veg Dinner (Self service) (9:30 PM - 10:30 PM)
Bonfire after Dinner 
Breakfast (Tea & Poha from 8 AM - 9 AM)
Accomodation in Tents on Multiple sharing sharing basis.
Common washroom facilities available 



Note: Pawna Lake Campsite allotment is based on availability and it may be Lakeside / Hill side with a lake view. Please note that the roads to reach Pawna have patches which give you the thrill of an off-road drive specially the last 10 KMS. Driving after sunset becomes difficult in these roads and can take more than expected time. Best and safest is to reach the campsite within 6.30 PM.



Music Timming : Upto 11 PM

Pawna Lake Distance: From Pune: 60 KM ( Via Kamshet)

                                       From Mumbai: 120 KM (Via Lonavala, Bhangarwadi Rd)


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River Side Camping at Vasind near Mumbai
  • 1D/1N
  • Vasind
  • 1D/1N
  • Vasind
₹2,000 ₹1,600
About the Activity:
  • Enjoy a tranquil camping experience near Mumbai.
  • Reach the Bhatsai riverside camp around 4 pm. You can reach the site by road or by train from Mumbai.
  • Once you have checked in you'll be astonished with the scenic and the tranquility beauty of entire place.
  • As the Sun sets, get ready to taste the delicious barbecue dinner (at an extra cost) at around 8 pm followed by a short walk around the camp site.
  • Spend some quality time within the campsite before you go to bed  under the blanket of billions of  stars.
  • The next morning, get ready to enjoy the delicious breakfast around at around 09:00 AM and followed by a kayaking adventure in the Bhatsai river at an extra cost.
  • You can also enjoy fishing fish and swim in the refreshing waters of the Bhatsai river and followed by a short hike to the top of the Mahuli hill.
  • Check out at around 11:00 AM to conclude the tour.
NEW YEAR EVE: 
Check in: 4 PM
Check out: 11 AM
Camping includes Personally hosted camping experience, Private camping area for each group, Mineral water served throughout the day, Concrete western style washrooms & shower rooms, limited bookings only, Free parking and BYOB & suitable with outside snacks.
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Night Trek to Sarasgad Fort
  • 1D/1N
  • 1D/1N
₹2,200 ₹2,050
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About the Activity:

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.
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Tamhini Ghat Trek | Book Trek to Tamhini Ghat & Save 18%
  • 12H
  • Lonavala
  • 12H
  • Lonavala
₹1,464 ₹1,200
Location: Lonavala, Maharashtra

Activity Timings: 9:00 PM  to 9:00 AM

Located in the Western Ghats connecting Pune and the Konkan coastline, Tamhini Ghats are a beautiful sight to behold. This challenging tamhini ghat trek offers you some amazing trails with beautiful mountain views, rushing waterfalls and magnificent flora and fauna.

Your tour starts as you gather at the main gate of the Fergusson college at 9:00 PM in the evening. This is a night tamhini ghat trek experience, i.e. you will be starting your trek in the night, trekking and exploring for the whole night and coming back in the morning. You will be witnessing amazing nightlife of the forest amidst the raw wildlife and enjoy stargazing that would take your breath away. 

Transportation to and from Fergusson college, Pune is included in the package. Tea and breakfast in the morning would also be provided to you as you finish your tour in the morning. The professional tour guide will always be with you throughout the tour and guide through this amazing Tamhini Ghat trek experience. 

Suitable for: Friends, family and corporate outings

How to reach:
The pick-up location is Fergusson college and you can reach with the help of private and public transportation.

Note:
Pregnant women and children 8 years are not advised to join the tour.
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Arnala (74 Km From Mumbai)

Arnala (74 Km From Mumbai)

Arnala is a small Maharashtrian town, still mostly protected from the hordes of tourists you will find at other places around Mumbai. It is home to the beautiful island fort called the Arnala Fort which was built by the Portuguese and was originally known as Ilha das Vacas and it is one of the finest weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 kms.

Arnala Beach is a white sand beach where you can spend your time picnicking or going for a dip in the water. While at the beach, you can also enjoy fresh seafood cooked right in front of you.

The area also has other beaches like Bhuigaon Beach, Rajodi Beach, Rangaon Beach, etc. if you plan on going beach-hopping! Arnala also has historical temples like Hedavde Mahalaxmi Temple, Jivdani Temple, etc. to explore.

Distance from Mumbai: Approx 74 kilometres

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Khandala (80 Km From Mumbai)

Khandala (80 Km From Mumbai)

Khandala is the place to go if you want an escape into lush greenery but don’t want to spend too much time getting there! Khandala is one of the easiest places to visit near Mumbai within 150 kms.

You can spend your days hiking up the peaks and watching sunsets from breathtaking vantage points like Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap, etc. Or, you can trek up to historical forts like the Lohagad Fort, Rajmachi Fort, Visapur Fort, etc. and learn more about the history of the place.

Khandala also has several waterfalls and lakes where you can enjoy a day picnicking with your family, like the Kune Falls, Shooting Point Waterfalls, Tungarli Lake, etc. The place also offers several accommodation options, ranging from fun resorts, bed & breakfasts to luxury hotels.

Distance from Mumbai: Approx. 80 kilometres 

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Lonavala (83 Km From Mumbai)

Lonavala (83 Km From Mumbai)

Lonavla is undoubtedly one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 kms. Whether you are escaping the city to experience the lush green landscape that Maharashtra has to offer or want to explore happening party scenes outside the city, Lonavla will offer you the best of both worlds.

It is packed with fun adventure parks like the Della Adventure Park and historical temples and sites nestled in the hills including Narayani Dham, Karla Caves, etc. You can choose to relax in one of the several luxury resorts that have sprung up throughout the area or you can spend your day trekking and camping at one of the several forts.

Visitors also love to hike up to the many historical forts including  Lohagad Fort, Tikona Fort and Korigad Fort amongst others.

Distance from Mumbai: Approx. 83 kilometres 

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Alibaug Beach (96 Km From Mumbai)

Alibaug Beach (96 Km From Mumbai)

If you love serene beaches, sandy shores and lush green forests, then you must visit Alibaug! This is one of the most-loved weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 kms, and for a reason.

You can choose to go to Alibaug at any time of the year and you will find plenty to do here, including fun water sports, quiet beaches tucked in serene corners and pristine forests waiting to be explored! It is also home to some of the most scenic forts including Kolaba Fort, Murud-Janjira Fort, Undheri Fort, etc.

It is the perfect place to sample true Maharashtrian hospitality and enjoy everything from local delicacies to souvenir shopping. You can choose to drive to Alibaug or take a shortcut by hopping on a ferry from Mumbai that will take you straight to Alibaug!

Distance from Mumbai: Approx. 96 kilometers 

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Matheran (100 Km From Mumbai)

Matheran (100 Km From Mumbai)

Matheran might be a little far from Mumbai but it is definitely worth the time and effort. This green haven is known for its numerous vantage points where you can trek up to and enjoy the unparalleled natural beauty and it is one of the best weekend getaways from mumbai within 150 kms.

You can choose to enjoy the staggeringly beautiful scenery from Louisa Point, Panorama Point, Monkey Point, Echo Point, etc. If you would rather enjoy the rich natural beauty from the comfort of a room, then you can book a cottage or a room in a resort at one of the several accommodations in the area.

Matheran is also home to some scenic natural lakes like the Charlotte Lake and cascading waterfalls like Dodhani Waterfalls. For the adventure enthusiasts, Matheran offers many opportunities to raise the adrenaline through rock climbing, swimming, and camping under the stars.

Distance from Mumbai: Approx 100 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.


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Raigad

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Situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, Raigad district is majorly known for its historical significance and awe-inspiring beauty. Earlier, the place was named as Coolaba but with the growing popularity of its Raigad fort, it was renamed to Raigad. Cradled amidst the mesmerizing Sahyadri ranges, this district welcomes you with a unique combination of beaches, religious temples, and historic forts.

On your visit to this beautiful Konkani district, be ready to fall in love with its natural splendour that is second to none. As you will usher into the Raigad city, you will be welcomed by the striking landscapes of the Western Ghats and picturesque verdant beaches where one can unwind and bid farewell to their hectic lives. The city also boasts its diverse flora and fauna that forms the bedrock of its popularity.

From verdant beaches like Alibag, Kihim, and Karnala to the historic forts like Kolaba, Raigad, and Sudhagad- Raigad has everything that makes it the tourist magnet of Maharashtra. With touristy spots like Elephanta Caves and Ashtavinayak Temple in reserve, it also provides you with a sneak peek into the glorious culture of Konkan region. Whether you want to embark on a scenic trip or delve deep into the history of Maharashtra, Raigad has got it all covered for you.

There is a wide range of enthralling activities that one might indulge in here. Whether you are a loner who finds peace in looking out for exotic bird species at the Karnala Bird Sanctuary or the historic landmarks of the district is what that appeals to you the most- there is no dearth of things to do in Raigad.

If you are willing to indulge in some exhilarating sports, set out on a ropeway ride near the Raigad fort and vouch for a fun-filled day. You can also embark on a gastronomic journey by exploring numerous restaurants across the city streets and relishing the taste of delicious Maharashtrian cuisines.

Though the surreal landscapes and historical forts form the major highlights of Raigad, its pleasant weather adds to its existing charm. The city witnesses a pleasant climate during the colder months which makes it a superb winter destination. Hence, if you want to make the most out of your Raigad trip, it is best to visit here between November and March. Raigad experiences reduced tourist activities between March and June, owing to its hot weather during these months.

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Pune

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If Mumbai is the most happening place in Maharashtra, then it’s neighbour Pune is the cultural hub and the biggest city in the state. An upcoming IT centre and a fascinating city, Pune has no shortage of things to intrigue the interest of almost anyone who has ever been here or has heard of the city. With being in the proximity of many major cities and acting as a centre seat for when getting to major attractions of the state is concerned, the places to visit in Pune and around will never cease to amaze you with their unique roster of features. 

From treks to Lohagarh and Rajmachi Forts, to the canoeing and white water rafting adventures in Kolad River, from a fascinating Scuba Diving experience to the unique experience of trekking in Andharban, the city is in a proximity of some of the most fascinating things to do in Pune and near.

Adventure never stops in Pune as you can embark on an exhilarating underwater experiences in the Sangam safari and maybe, if you are a daredevil, pay a visit to the Crocodile Island. And even if you are not well acquainted with the adventures around, don’t be disheartened as there are many places near Pune where you can take on things at a beginner level, like the Kundalika river that serves as the perfect place for beginners in rafting or the famous Rajmachi fort which is most suited for people who wish to start on an easy trek

And for places to stay in Pune and around, there are innumerable options to choose from. You can choose to stay in a luxurious resort in Pune or go for a hillside resort in the embrace of Maharashtra’s favourite hill stations like Khandala, Lonavala or Mahabaleshwar for the true weekend getaway from Pune, not so far away from the city. And for the ones who like mix adventure with their stays and take it all to a whole new level, Pune is not going to disappoint you. With options ranging from a camp stay on the banks of Pawna Lake to a village stay experience in Junnar, there is just no stopping the fun that one can have in Pune. Pune is the whole deal, everything around it is just a pleasant add-on, and who doesn’t like freebies, right?

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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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Lohagad

Lohagad

Situated close to the famous hill station of Lonavala, Lohagad is one of the most magnificent places to visit in Pune. Located on a beautiful hillock near Malavali, this place is one of the favourite destinations for trekking enthusiasts in Pune. Dating back to the 18th century, this place is an interesting visit to appreciate the charm of ancient architecture nestled in the midst of natural beauty.

Lohagad Fort offers an exciting trek where people can look forward to an adrenaline filled day. Surrounded by beautiful green hills, it also offers various delightful opportunities for photographers and nature lovers to appreciate the panoramic views all around.


  • Location: Lohagad Fort, Lohagad Trek Rd, Maharashtra

  • Best Time to visit: The best time to visit Lohagad Fort is during Monsoon season when the surroundings are most spectacular due to the rains and presence of dark clouds without the scorching sun.  

  • Entry fee: There is no entry fee to visit Lohagad Fort

  • Timings: One can visit the Lohagad Fort from 9 am to 6 pm

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  1. Which are the best weekend getaways near Mumbai for the most awaited romantic escape?

  2. What are the weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 kms to go in winters?

    1. Manori: Known for its Goa-like beach culture, Manori is famous amongst backpackers. It also has splendid beach cottages that offer bonfire and barbeque during the winter evenings. 
    2. Kamshet: Nestled at an altitude of about 2200 feet, Kamshet attracts tourists with its calm atmosphere and dense forests. Travelers visiting this place often indulge in adventurous activities like paragliding. 
    3. Igatpuri: Lying in Nashik district, Igatpuri is packed with thick forests, cascading waterfalls, and pebbly terrains. It also offers the best Vada Pav, which is a must-try during the winters.  
    4. Raigad: Raigad is home to rocky terrains, ancient monuments, and rich heritage. The place hosts a plethora of palaces, forts, and lakes that propel a lot of tourists during the winters.
  3. What are the weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 km to go with friends?

    1. Lonavala: Known popularly for its majestic hills, pleasant weather, and lush greenery, Lonavala finds a place in the travel list of all the nature lover pals. Friends visiting this destination enjoy kayaking in Lonavala Lake and exploring the Karla Caves. 
    2. Khandala: Offering the best scope for trekking and caving in the wilderness, Khandala is a popular hill station boasting captivating waterfalls, lakes, and valleys. Some of the most exciting things to enjoy here include hiking to Visapur Fort, trekking to Rajmachi Fort, and exploring Bedsa Caves. 
    3. Kolad: If you want an adventurous vacation with your gang, Kolad is sure to be a paradise for you. When in Kolad, you should definitely enjoy river rafting and camping in the wilderness.
    4. Pune: Pune is one of the best places to head to, if you are seeking a vibrant nightlife with friends.  This young city will offer you a plethora of amazing pubs and bars to party through the night and celebrate your friendship with your gang.
  4. What are the romantic weekend getaways near Mumbai within 150 km?

    1. Karnala: Karnala is one of the best destinations for couples seeking seclusion for some intimate moments amidst nature. Some of the romantic things to enjoy here are boating in Karnal Lake, bird watching, and trekking to the iconic Karnala Fort. 
    2. Bhandardara: Bhandardara is a spectacular hill town packed with picturesque mountains, cascading waterfalls, lush valleys, and serene lakes. Couples visiting this place love to spend time romancing at the Arthur Lake and Umbrella Falls. 
    3. Mulshi: The quaint green town of Mulshi offers the lovebirds a much-needed escape from the chaotic city life. This amazing place is famous for camping amidst the majestic Sahyadris valleys and ranges.
    4. Dahanu: The coastal paradise of Dahanu is known to offer the best romantic beach holiday with its pristine beaches and coconut plantations. Some of the romantic spots in this beautiful place include Dahanu Beach, Bahrot Caves, and Bordi Beach.
  5. What are the weekend getaways from Mumbai within 150 km to go in Monsoon?

    1. Khandala: Nature lovers’ delight, Khandala gets filled with greenery and clear hill views during the monsoons. Couples and groups often visit the meandering waterfalls and vantage points of this place during the rainy season. 

    2. Matheran: 
    Perched at an altitude of around 2516 meters, Matheran offers an exuberant landscape during the monsoons. Panorama Point, Hart Point, and Charlotte Lake are some of the popular destinations to visit here during the wet season.  

    3. Lonavala: 
    Monsoons add a charm to the scenic beauty of Lonavala, making it look greener and more serene. Many nature lovers flock to this place at this time of the year to enjoy the lakes, caves, forts, and temples in this picturesque setting.

    4. Malshej Ghat: 
    Perched at an elevation of around 700 meters, Malshej Ghat boasts a very rejuvenating atmosphere in the wet season. Travelers visiting this place during the monsoons, love to enjoy trekking and picnicking.
  6. Which are the best treks near Mumbai for the adventurous couple under Rs 1800?

    If you are looking for treks near Mumbai that will not only give you an adrenaline rush under Rs 1800.

    1. Rajmachi Fort Trek  1-day trek at Rs. 975
    2. Lohagad Trek 1-day trek at Rs. 900
    3. Kalsubai Trek  2-day trek at Rs. 1040
    4. Andharban Trek 1-day trek at Rs. 1240
    5. Harishchandragad Fort Trek  2-day trek at Rs. 1720
    6. Ratangad Trek 2-day trek at Rs. 1600
    7. Visapur Fort Trek 1-day trek at Rs. 1064
    8. Kaas Plateau Trek 1-day trek at Rs. 1799
  7. What are the famous hill stations near Mumbai for a perfect weekend Trip in 2020?

    Checkout hill stations near Mumbai to explore the natural beauty and for the perfect weekend.

    Lonavala: 83 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway
    Matheran: 80 km via Bangalore-Mumbai Highway
    Lavasa: 186 Km from Mumbai
    Bhandardara: 192 km via NH 160
    Igatpuri: 121 km via NH 160
  8. Which is the best picnic spot in Mumbai?

    Some of the best picnic spots in and around Mumbai are

    - Matheran
    - Karjat
    - Alibaug
    - Lonavla
    - Igatpuri
    - Vasai
    - Lavasa

  9. Where can I go for a long drive in Mumbai?

    If you are looking for scenic long drives from Mumbai, you can choose to take the expressway and drive towards one of the many well-known or not-so-well-known destinations. Some of them are:

    - The serene natural beauty of Lonavala
    - The rolling green hills of Khandala
    - The beachy town of Alibaug
    - The Western Ghats views of Matheran
    - The waterfalls at Malshej Ghat 

  10. Where can I go for a weekend in Mumbai?

    If you are planning to get out of Mumbai for a weekend, you can choose to go to several of the hill towns. Some of the most popular hill towns are:
    1. Lonavala
    2. Khandala
    3. Matheran

    If you are more of a beach person, then you can choose to take a ferry to popular beach towns around Mumbai, including
    1. Alibaug
    2. Arnala

    For people who love hiking and camping, the most popular destinations around Mumbai include:
    1. Malshej Ghat
    2. Igatpuri

    For people who love history, Mumbai has a lot to offer. The surrounding hills are sprinkled with many historic forts including
    1. Harishchandragad Fort
    2. Rajmachi Fort
    3. Lohgad Fort

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