Alongside being India’s powerhouse for fashion, film and business, Mumbai is also a fantastic holiday destination in itself. The city’s contagious energy and charisma extend beyond its borders, giving you the perfect chance to catch a quick weekend trip around the city. Here are our top picks for weekend getaways near Mumbai in summer:
Nestled around the serene foothills of Sahydri, Khandala is the ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai. It is lined with lush green hills, peaceful lakes, scenic valleys and beautiful waterfalls. Khandala is less than 80 kms away from Mumbai, making it just a short road trip away from the heart of the city.
Aptly called the ‘Paraglider’s Paradise’ of India, Kamshet is located 20 kms away from the twin hill stations of Lonavla and Khandala, making it just around 100 kms from Mumbai. Imagine small mud huts with thatched roofs, the sound of river flowing close by and untouched natural goodness to relax your senses. The best part about Kamshet is that it is relatively unknown and untouched among tourists, making it a fantastic offbeat getaway from Mumbai. Go for a wonderful trek to the nearby Karla caves, Lohagad or Ryewood Park and don’t forget that a trip to Kamshet is incomplete without paragliding over the bright sunflower fields and tranquil hilltops.
A great pick for families as well as adventure enthusiasts and avid trekkers, Bhandardara in Maharashtra is most beautiful during the later half of summer. With monsoon knocking on the door, you’ll wake up to lush green expanses and chirping local birds sitting atop tall trees. This will soothe your mind and relieve you of all the city stress that you’re carrying along. Bhandardara is 165 kms away from Mumbai and you should ideally visit any time between June to September to make the best of a relaxing summer.
Lavasa is interestingly India’s first planned hill city. Located along the Western Ghats, this hidden gem is close to Varasgaon Dam and is undeniably a popular favourite among long-distance road trippers and bikers. The road leading up to Lavasa is truly breathtaking and surrounded with dense vegetation. Take your pick from a variety of exciting activities including jet skiing, kayaking, trekking, rock climbing and rappelling. Lavasa is 186 kms from Mumbai and even though it’s beautiful all year round, summer is the ideal time to visit.
Take a break from your hectic schedule and experience exciting summer destinations near Mumbai. Start your holiday at The LaLiT to enjoy a seamless blend of contemporary design and subtle elegance. The perfectly located hotel operates three restaurants, namely, 24/7, Baluchi and Trendz, which offer various cuisines. Other dining options include The LaLiT Boulangerie and the Beluga bar, apart from the nightclub, Kitty Su.
Book the Summer Getaway Experience before 30th September 2019 to avail exclusive benefits including buffet breakfast at 24/7, free Wi-Fi and 15% off on spa, F&B, laundry and concierge services. Also enjoy late check out till 3pm so you can start the day at your pace as you brace yourself for the perfect summer getaway experience.