Not many things in life match up to the beauty of experiencing monsoon in Mumbai. Cool breeze in your hair, the smell of rain and a hot cup of masala chai, it’s amazing how a city so fast paced seems to pause just for a second to have its moment with the rain.
The relatively untouched countryside around Mumbai is even more beautiful during this time. Take a break from everyday’s hustle bustle and plan a short trip to any of the following places around Mumbai to experience monsoon at its pristine best:
1. Malshej Ghat
Located 135 kms away from Mumbai is a stunning hill station nestled in the Sahyadri range, with green foothills and picturesque waterfalls surrounding it. Malshej Ghat is a popular destination throughout the year for its rich flora-fauna, bird watching opportunities, trekking and hiking. During the monsoon, it is especially known for flamingo sightings, who are known to travel all the way from Europe.
One of the most popular getaway destinations around Mumbai, Lonavla is all the more exciting during monsoon. Alongside the best places to visit in Mumbai during Monsoon, locals and tourists often flock to Lonavla as a quick day trip to get out of the city. It is only 106 kms away from Mumbai and the drive is truly beautiful. On your way, you’ll see dense greenery, innumerable lakes and also waterfalls. Make sure to stop at Khandala or Rajmachi for a fun pit stop.
Imagine walking on the beach as a beautiful rainy day clears to expose a stunning sunset. Sounds tempting, doesn’t it? Creating the perfect blend of history, culture and nature, Alibaug is definitely one of the top places to visit around Mumbai. Just 30 kms outside of the city, visit Alibaug to experience clean beach stretches, the sea and also architectural marvels such as the Kolaba fort. The natural beauty of the town is enhanced multifold during monsoon season.
A lovely town tucked in the beauty of Maharashtrian countryside, Bhandardara is roughly 180 kms from Mumbai. Its untouched character gives it a unique appeal. From lakes and mountains to scenic waterfalls, the serene town is nothing short of a monsoon paradise. Randha falls and Bhandardara Lake here are among the most popular tourist attractions, alongside lush green expanse. If you visit during the rains, you’re likely to feel like the clouds have descended for you to walk on.
Nothing quite beats the feeling of taking a pause and enjoying the rain. Kick back, relax and indulge in an extended holiday with The LaLiT, counted among the top 5 star hotels in Mumbai. With exclusive Monsoon experiences at The LaLiT, you get to enjoy a special tour of the best places, complimentary meals, discounts on laundry, spa and lots more. The offer includes Buffet Breakfast at 24/7, free WiFi, 15% off on Laundry and 15% off on Food & Soft Beverages. So hurry, pick out your umbrellas and get packing.