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7 Weekend Getaways near Mumbai in Monsoon

Mumbai has a very humid Summer time which often gets irritating for everyone. Most of the people from people from Mumbai wait for the Summers to get finished soon, which is followed by Monsoons. Light Rainfall is a treat for people from Mumbai. However, heavy rains sometimes even lead to long traffic jams and road blockages.

Whatever problems the people from Mumbai face, they would always prefer Monsoons over Summers. There are a lot of places to visit in and around Mumbai within 200 to 300 kms.

Today, we will tell you about the top 7 Weekend Getaways near Mumbai in Monsoon.

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7 Weekend Getaways near Mumbai in Monsoon :

There a lot of places in and around Mumbai where you plan a weekend trip. But we are mentioning the 7 most visited weekend getaways near Mumbai in Monsoon.

1. Alibaug

Alibaug Near Mumbai : Weekend Getaways from Mumbai in Monsoon
Alibaug beach” by nagesh_kamath is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Alibag(or Alibaug) is a town in Raigarh district of Maharashtra. It is also referred to as “King of Beaches” is Maharashtra. It is one of the most favored nearby destination for people from Mumbai. When you want to have a change from your monotonous life, you can come to visit Alibag with clean water and fresh air. Alibaug offers a wide range of Cottages, Hotels, Beach Resorts and Hill Side Resorts at varied costs.

Alibag is located at about 100 km from Mumbai. Some of the major tourist attractions in and around Alibag are Alibag Beach, Siddheshwar Mandir, Alibag Fort, Varsoli Beach, Bet El Synagogue, Awas, Saswane, Kashid Beach, Korlai Beach, Kanakeshwar Mandir. 

Bollywood Movies at Alibag : Shahrukh Khan, Abhitabh Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Mohabbatein’.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Alibag is located on the Mumbai-Goa Highway(NH-17) Via Pen & Wadkhal at a distance of about 108 km from Mumbai.

By Train

Alibag can be reached by Indian Railways Via Panvel to Pen. Pen is the nearest railway station to Alibag at a distance of about 30 km.

By Boat (Catamaran/Ferry)

There are two jetty near to Alibag which are Mandwa & Rewas. Catamaran/Ferry services are available to from both these places to and fro Mumbai. You can get a Catamaran/Ferry from Gateway of India to Mandwa or from Bhaucha Dhakka to Rewas.  Alibag can be reached from Mandwa/Rewas by frequent bus service.

By Air

The nearest airport to Alibag is Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai at a distance of 140 km.

2. Igatpuri

Igatpuri Near Mumbai
Mansoon Railway, Igatpuri, India..” by Kashif Pathan is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Igatpuri is a beautiful Hill Station located in the Nashik District of Maharashtra. A lot of people consider it as the best tourist destination to visit during Monsoon in Maharashtra. Igatpuri is also popular for meditation technique Vipasaana. It is majorly visited by the people from Nashik, Mumbai and nearby locations. Igatpuri has the highest mountains in Sahyaadri.

If you are a trekker or a hiker, then this place is a definitely for you !

Major Tourist attractions in and around Igatpuri are Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai Peak, Ghatandevi Temple, Arthur Lake, Tringalwadi Fort, Camel Valley, Baba Ji’s, Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre. 

Bollywood Movies at Igatpuri : Amitabh Bachchan, Manoj Bajpai & Raveena Tandon Starrer ‘Aks’ and Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Dhai Akshar Prem Ke’.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Igatpuri can be reached by Mumbai-Agra (NH-3). It is located at a distance of 45 km from Nasik and 130 km from Mumbai.

By Train

Local or Suburban Trains : Reach till Kasara by a local train and catch a bus for Igatpuri from Kasara.

Long Distance Indian Railways : You can reach Igatpuri Railway Station from any major station of Indian Railways.

By Air

Nearest Airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport, Mumbai at a distance of about 122 km.

3. Lonavla – Khandala

Lonavala Near Mumbai
The crowd at a waterfall in Lonavala – 2” by aniketsuryavanshi is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Lonavla(or Lonavala) and Khandala are towns located in Pune District of Mahashtra. They are twin Hill Stations well connected to Pune and Mumbai by Road and Railways. Lonavla and Khandala both receives large footsteps in the Monsoon. The combination of the lovely Hill Stations of Lonavla and Khandala can make your weekend trip exciting. These places are mostly visited by couples and group of friends due to its lovely atmosphere.

Some major Places of interest and attractions in and around Lonavla and Khandala are Lonavla Lake, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap, Valvan Dam, Tiger’s Leap, Lohagad Fort, Lion Point, Bhushi Dam, Shooting Point, Tungarli Lake and Dam, Ryewood Park & Shivaji Udyan, Sunil Kandalloor’s Wax Museum.

Bollywood Movies at Lonavla : Rajesh Khanna starrer ‘Kati Patang’, Arjun Rampal, Jimmy Shergill and Preity Zinta Starrer ‘Dil Ka Rishta’ and Girish Kumar, Shruti Haasan and Sonu Sood Starrer ‘Ramaiya Vastavaiya’. The famous song ‘ Aati kya Khandala ‘ in Aamir Khan Starrer Ghulam is remembered till date.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Lonavla and Khandala both are located on Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Lonavla is about 64 km from Pune and 96 km from Mumbai. Khandala is about km from Pune and km from Mumbai.

By Train

Lonavla and Khandala can be reached by the frequent local trains originating from Pune and Mumbai.

By Air

Nearest Airports to Lonavla and Khandala are Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai. Pune International Airport is nearest of two located at about 64 km from Lonavla.

4. Karnala

Karnala Fort Near Mumbai
Karnala fort 2” by rohit gowaikar – originally posted to Flickr as Not all who wander are lost – J.R.R. Tolkein. Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons.

Karnala is located in Raigarh district of Maharashtra. Karnala is most famous for its Bird Sanctuary and Karnala Fort. The Karnala sanctuary has about 150 species of birds and some more species come to this sanctuary during winters. If you are a bird watcher, photographer, or a hiker then this place is definitely for you.

Karnala Fort is also a major tourist attraction in Karnala. This fort was construction way back in 1400. You can see Marathi as well as Persian inscriptions on the walls of the fort.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Karnala is located 12 km from Panvel on the Mumbai-Pune Highway. You can also get frequent buses from Panvel to Karnala.

By Train

Nearest Railway Station is Panvel. Panvel can easily be reached by suburban Local Trains(Harbour Line) in Mumbai.

By Air

Nearest Airport to Karnala is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

5. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat Near Mumbai
Malshej Ghats” by adityapatawari is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Malshej Ghat is located in Pune district of Maharashtra . It is a perfect destination for Adventure lovers, trekkers and hikers and Nature lovers. It can also be a bit risky here in monsoons due to landslides still Malshej Ghat is most visited in Monsoon.

Major tourist attractions in and around Malshej Ghat are Harishchandragad, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej falls, Shivneri Fort. Shiveri Fort is popularly known as the birthplace of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.

Bollywood Movies shot at Malshej Ghat : Abhishek Bachchan & Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Raavan’, Akshay Kumar and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer ‘Action Replay’, Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif starrer ‘Tees Maar Khan’.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Malshej Ghat is located at a distance of 130 km from Pune and 154 km from Mumbai(NH-3). It can be reached in 1.5 hours from Kalyan by frequent bus service from Kalyan to Ahmednagar.

By Train

The nearest railway station from Malshej Ghat is Kalyan.

By Air

Nearest Airports are Pune International Airport and Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai.

6. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
Horse Riding at Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar” by ranavikas is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Mahabaleshwar is a popular Hill Station located in Satara district of Maharashtra State. It is one of the biggest Hill Stations in Maharashtra. It has some breathtaking and pictureque views making it an awesome place to visit, mainly during Monsoons.

Some of the Prime tourist attractions in and around Mahabaleshwar which ads to the stunning scenery and luxurious style of Mahabaleshwar include Wai, Arthur’s Seat, Wilson Point, Elephant Point, 3 Monkey Point, Pratapgad, Krishnabai Temple, Kate’s Point.  Wai is popular movie spot. More than 300 bollywood movies have been shot in Wai till date.

Bollywood Movies shot at Mahabaleshwar : Kaminaay, Ishqiya, Omkara, Maqbool, Mangal Pandey, Gangaajal, Mrityudand, Taare Jameen Par, Raja Hindustani, Bol Bachchan.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Mahabaleshwar is located at 262 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune. You can get state buses to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai and Pune.

By Train

Nearest Rail head to Mahabaleshwar is Satara at a distance of 42 km. Other nearby junctions are Pune, Miraj and Sangli.

By Air

Nearest Airport to Mahabaleshwar is Pune International Airport at a distance of about 120 km.

7. Matheran

Matheran, Maharashtra
India – Matheran – 28 – picking our way wet down the tracks” by mckaysavage is licensed under CC BY 2.0

Matheran is picturesque Hill Station located in located in Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai in Monsoon and all round the year. 40 km from Matheran, Karjat is a very popular place for Bollywood movies and television soaps. One of the latest hit television serial ‘Chakravartin Ashoka’ is being shot at Karjat.

Matheran is one the best place to relax, rest and rejuvenate because of its fresh air and pleasing atmosphere.

Some of the major tourist attractions in and around Matheran are  Alexander Point, Big Chowk Point, Rambag Point, One Tree Hill Point, Belvedere Point, Olympia Race Course, Lords Point, Charlotte Lake, Pisharnath Mahadev Mandir, Celia Waterfall mouth, Echo Point, Louisa Point, Mayra Point.

How to Reach ?

By Road

Matheran is located at about 100 km from Mumbai and 120 km from Pune.

By Train

Nearest rail head to Matheran is Neral which is well connected by Mumbai Suburban Trains from CST on CST-Karjat Line. Narrow gauge Toy Train connects Neral to Matheran. The train moves very slowly and thus it allows you to have a better look of the beautiful hills.

By Air

Nearest Airport to Matheran is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai at about 100 km from Mumbai.

Hope you liked this article about weekend getaways near Mumbai in monsoon. If you have any feedback, queries or you want to share your travel experience, you may leave your comments below.

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