Junnar is another winner when it comes to weekend getaways from Mumbai. The place is serene and thus offers one a time to relax and be one with nature and enjoy the blessings it bestows. This historical city at the foothills of the Sahyadri Range is home to the Shivneri Fort and a weekly vegetable market is the most happening event here that draws tourists from all across the country to visit the place. At Junnar one can get involved in milking a cow at daybreak for one’s own benefit (milk tea or coffee) and then go about picking from the freshest of vegetables for one’s daytime meal. Enjoy watching the locals dance during the night time as they try to appease the local deity or Devi. One must pay a visit to this place sometime to enjoy the best of what Mother Earth has given to us.Distance from Mumbai - 155 KmsHow to get there: It takes about 3 hours and 30 minutes to reach from Mumbai to Junnar by road. Given that a lot of buses operate between these cities, travellers have flexibility to choose from various timings. If you are driving, take the Bengaluru- Mumbai highway. Junnar does not have a train station, and the nearest station is Pune, at a distance of 74 kms from Junnar. There are direct flights available to Junnar from Mumbai. Travel by flight takes about 1 hour. Where to stay: Iroomz My Bhoomi Agro Resort or Hotel Girija.