Stuck in your moribund office life? Make the best out of the long weekends that spring up each month like an oasis in the midst of your never-ending desert days.
While in Mumbai, make sure to take any of these weekend getaways to liberate your soul if only for a short time!
Tripoto lists out the best places near Mumbai to be at, this Holi Weekend!
1. Lose yourself in Igatpuri
A heaven for trekkers and hikers, Igatpuri is town and hill-station located in the western ghats of Maharashtra.
It is surrounded by the highest peaks in Sahyaadri, get here for some pleasure walks and hot tea in beautiful surroundings.
Distance from Mumbai: 120 km
3. Take a Dive Into Awesomeness at Tarkarli
Tarkarli boasts of more than 5 km of fine white sand kissing the turquoise blue waters that stretch into eternity. You could both just lie down flat on your stomach and laze in the warm sun or scuba dive/snorkel your way into the depths of the clear water to envision a hub of coral reef.
What more could you want from a long weekend?
Distance: 400kms from Mumbai
4. White Water Rafting at Kolad
This one is for the adrenaline junkies. At a distance of just 120 km from Mumbai, Kolad offers you an exhilarating rafting experience which fits your budget. Pack your bags with a bunch of friends and oodles of energy for you will need them both to make it a memorable adventure!
5. Take a Beach Day Off at Aare Ware, Ganpatipule
Head out for a vacation in all its isolation at the Aare Waare Beach at Ganpatiphule. The journey to this place is just as splendid as the destination. At a distance of about 330 km, make it a road-trip to venture through lovely cliffs overriding the vast sheets of the restless sea. Let loose and drown yourself into the ocean music that resounds throughout this sanctuary of seclusion.
6. Let your Horses Loose at Matheran
Rise high to the quaint little hill-station of Matheran and walk through the nature’s lap of red sand. Get out of technology’s face to take a short sabbatical in the hill-station of no vehicles. Hike along or ride horses as you escape into the dreamy visions of a bygone era. The only piece of advice : Just don’t treat the monkeys.
Distance from Mumbai : 83 km
7. Spend a Night at Lonar Lake.
Surprise your inner geek. Cater your senses to a crater relief! Learn about different species of flora and fauna that only thrive in this part of the Earth while you bask in the expanse of the world’s third largest crater formed 50,000 years ago.
The Lonar Crater is now a salt water Lake and is a great sight to spot a wide variety of birds.
Distance from Mumbai : 500 km