Mumbai is a city which attracts a huge number of tourists every year. Unless you are from Delhi, Mumbai’s heat will burn you. Remember the condition of JB during his recent visit?

There is only one solution to this devilish heat, Monsoon. Mumbai becomes multiple times more beautiful under rain. Not only tourists but also locals set out to enjoy the ground covered in green. We have five unexplored suggestions for you.

Mumbai becomes multiple times more beautiful under rain. Not only tourists but also locals set out to enjoy the ground covered in green. We have five unexplored suggestions for you.

We have five unexplored Weekend Getaways for rainy season –

Jawhar (180 km from Mumbai)

Jawhar Palace

Famously known as the Mahabaleshwar of Thane, this place is an epic getaway for people living on the central line. It is a hill station located at an altitude of 518m. The place is a must visit for anyone who is fascinated by the traditional Maharashtrian culture. It is one of the few places which are still standing strong, holding the Warli paintings on its walls. The art is still continued and you can bring it home too. But obviously, the one drawn on the canvas. Still, no less special. Besides that, you can enjoy trekking and obviously waterfall. They have a website too!

The art is still continued and you can bring it home too. But obviously, the one drawn on the canvas. Still, no less special. Besides that, you can enjoy trekking and obviously waterfall. They have a website too!

The art is still continued and you can bring it home too. But obviously, the one drawn on the canvas. Still, no less special. Besides that, you can enjoy trekking and obviously waterfall. They have a website too!

Dabosa Waterfall

Known for: Mesmerizing hills, Dabosa waterfall, and Warli Art

How to Reach: It is 80 km from Nasik and 180 km away from Mumbai. You can simply drive there or take a Local Transport bus to Jawhar, 180 Kms via Kasara-Khodala

 Diveagar-Shrivardhan- Harihareshwar (190 km from Mumbai)

Although Mumbai is pretty blessed with beaches and waterfalls the one thing Mumbai can’t promise is peace. There will ALWAYS be people. This is a solution for the over-populated Mumbai. It is a place of “cleanest” beaches (which are believed to have magical healing powers by the locals) and super cheap hotels.

Also, there are holy sites if that interests you. Shrivardhan (23 km from Diveagar) is steeped in Peshwa history, Diveagar is known for its soft sandy beach and Harihareshwar (37 km from Diveagar) for its Shiva temple. You might even spot Dolphins here or turtles.

Known for: Beaches, Temples, and Seafood

How to Reach: Mangao is the nearest railway station to Diveagar (40 Kms) from where you can take a bus (State transport of private) to Diveagar. Although, we suggest you go on a road trip to this places to make sure that you have the time of your life.

Vasind ( 62 km from Mumbai)

If camping near a river and waking up to a sunrise is your idea of a chilled weekend then we have the perfect deal for you. You can camp at Vasind for as low as Rs. 1200 per head including other activities like fishing and hiking. Amenities like Barbeque dinner and Kayaking are super affordable too. Book your tickets here.

Known for: Camping and kayaking

Reach from Mumbai: You can reach easily by catching a Mumbai Local (Central) which will drop you till the Vasind station from where you need to hire an auto.

Murud Janjira ( 162 km from Mumbai)

Located amidst sea on a huge rock, about 150 km from Mumbai, the Fort Murud Janjira is accessible by a delightful ferry ride. This fort is perfect for adventure lovers. You can explore the bastions, cannons, secret gates and other amazing architecturally magical stuff.

You can also perform activities like parasailing, jet skiing, and scuba diving once your quest for exploring the fort is done. There are also Garambi dam and Garambi waterfall in the area. You can also explore the beautifully constructed Ahmedganj Palace located in Murud. Don’t forget to try the famous chikki of that place.

Weekend Getaways Mumbai

Known for: Explore the beautiful architecture of the fort.

Reach from Mumbai: Roha railway station on the Konkan line is the nearest one which is connected by railways to the place. A cab will charge around Rs. 3200 from Mumbai to Murud. Buses are also available from Pune, Thane, Borivli, Mumbai Central and Dadar.

Aaravi beach (182 km from Mumbai)

A hidden beach between Diveagar and Harihareshwar this place is possible the most beautiful land in Mumbai. This paradise of black sand, blue glittering water, and two hillocks on either side makes it the perfect place to spend your entire day at. You can camp here on the beach itself. You can load your bikes on a boat to cover the Rajapuri to Dighi distance and then ride on to Aaravi. There are facilities available for Jet Skiing.

Known for: Explore one of the best beaches of Mumbai.

Reach from Mumbai: If you are traveling on a private vehicle take this route Mumbai – Panvel – Mangaon – Mhasala – Diveagar – Aaravi. If you prefer train, Mangaon is the nearest railway station to reach Aaravi Beach which is situated around 53 km from the beach.

From Mangaon tourists can avail state transport bus or shuttle taxi to reach Aaravi Beach.

 Ride The Wheels

The best possible way to enjoy Monsoon is to take your bikes or car out and go on a ride. If you take the route we are suggesting, you will cover almost all the perfect spots recommended generally for monsoon. A route that includes great roads as well as tricky ghats, getting to Bhandardara via Murbad is a great experience for bikers. You can take the

A route that includes great roads as well as tricky ghats, getting to Bhandardara via Murbad is a great experience for bikers. You can take the Mumbai-Kalyan-Murbad-Malshej-Bhandardara-Ghoti-Igatpuri-Mumbai route. You will encounter hills, waterfalls, hip villagers, best chai and amazing ghats on the way.

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