31 Places to Visit near Mumbai Within 100 - 1000 Kms 

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A short trip is all you need, to do away with the stress of your busy urban lives and your workplace. Mumbai is a part of the Western Ghats but more importantly it's a place surrounded by some famous and not so famous tourist attractions, that are easily accessible by road and not too far away from the city. So pack your bags and head out for a quick solo break or enjoy quality time with your family at these beautiful spots not to far, yet far from the maddening crowds.

Tourist Places near Mumbai within 100 Kms

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Situated in Khopoli, located between Pune and Mumbai, and merely 30 minutes from Lonavala, Imagica is one of India’s leading family holiday destinations, offering a gamut of interesting and unique entertainment experiences under one roof through its international standard theme park, a Mykonos themed water park and the largest snow park that India has ever seen.

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How to get there: Khopoli is connected to Mumbai via direct local trains, and to the rest of the rail network via Karjat station. Imagica is at an approximate distance of 15 minutes from the railway station. Besides this, Imagica also has special Ghar Se Ghar Tak offer for personal cabs and great deals on car packages, car add-ons (both include chauffeur-driven A/C cars) and bus add-ons.

Where to stay:

Connected to the park is Novotel Imagica, a hotel that offers customised stay packages, acting as a basecamp for guests to relax and unwind. Imagica is the perfect hangout for school picnics, corporate visits and family drive-away spot alike. It is also the ideal magical venue for theme weddings, photoshoots and memorable celebrations. The unique indoor and outdoor rides, along with the plethora of engaging activities at Imagica offers makes it an ‘all weather entertainment destination’ that provides a compelling experience for every guest at every step.

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At an hour’s distance from Mumbai, the Karnala Bird Sanctuary will give you a break from the urban jungle and offer you a soothing green patch. Bird lovers will love this place for its mixed variety of resident, migratory and certain other rare species of birds.

Distance from Mumbai - 60kms

How to get there Karnala Bird Sanctuary is 60 km (2 hour drive) from Mumbai, on the Mumbai-Goa Highway, NH-17. Central Railway trains from CSMT (VT station) stop at Panvel, 12 km from the sanctuary; from here you can catch autorickshaws, taxis and buses.

Where to stay: Hotel Crown Inn or Hotel Vinamra Residency. For more options check here.

Spread across the Sahayadri mountain range and the Western Ghats, Karjat is a teeming expanse of natural beauty. Adventure activities like trekking, hiking, river rafting and mountain climbing have turned Karjat into a popular tourist destination. The city also boasts of the largest chain of farm houses in Asia. Monsoons are the best time to indulge in water sports while other seasons also call for a great time of fun leisure.

Distance from Mumbai - 63 Kms

How to get there: Karjat railway station is connected to Mumbai and Pune. The train journey will take approximately two hours. Taxis and state buses also ply from Mumbai to Karjat.

Where to stay: Hotel Casa Greens or Modis Resort. For more options, check here.

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Matheran is one of the most in-demand places near Mumbai. This beautiful hill station offers stunning views of the plains. If you get the chance, you must make the journey to Hart Point at night. It offers a stunning view of Mumbai. The British-Parsi architecture is also something that might catch your fancy. Take the short trip to Charlotte Lake for a little shopping.

Distance from Mumbai - 81 Kms

How to get there: Getting to Matheran is half the fun; It is well connected by rail both, from Mumbai and Pune up to Neral Junction Station, a station at the bottom of the hill. From Neral a small Toy Train takes you through a zigzag route of about 21kms to Matheran in two hours time.

Where to stay: Hotel Cecil or Hotel Spring Wood Heritage. For more options, check here

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Khandala is a bang on spectacle in itself. Just 81.5 kms from Mumbai, it is located at bhor ghat, the only known link between Deccan plateau and the Konkan plain. Often chosen for hiking, Khandala has more to it than its mysterious foggy hills and high rising terrain. A complete package for an entertaining vacation, this place will keep you fun-filled throughout. Best when visited during monsoons you ought to take time out for the water laden Bhushi and Lonavala dams. It might get a little crowded, but meeting new people who are just as keen to escape the busy lifestyle of Mumbai can be a gripping experience.

Distance from Mumbai - 82 Kms

How to get there: There are 8 direct trains from Mumbai to Khandala and many volvo buses that run on this route. It takes about 1 hour 40 minutes to reach from Mumbai to Khandala by car. There are multiple routes to get here. You can take the Mumbai Pune Expressway or the Mumbai Pune old highway. The Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway also crosses Khandala.

Where to stay: The Dukes Retreat or Della Resorts. For more options, check here.

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This hill resort offers a refreshing change of scenery. Just a three hour road trip from Mumbai it is a popular weekend getaway abuzz with adventuresome activities from trekking, camping and waterfall rappelling. Monsoon is the best time to see this hill station come alive. A place made very popular by Bollywood is Khandala and Lonavla, twin hill resorts that are about 93 kilometres away from the city along the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. These two places stand 5 kilometres apart from each other and offer one adventures like trekking, camping under the skies, tour’s of the various farm houses that dot the place and water rappelling. The Korigad Fort is a great monument that stands here and so are the caves, Bhaja, Lohgad, the Tiger’s leap and Karla. It would also be fun to get a glimpse of the Duke’s Nose, a cliff that resembles the nose of the Duke of Wellington and aptly named after him.

Distance from Mumbai - 83 Kms

How to get there: There are 25 direct trains from Mumbai to Lonavala such as the Pragati Express, Deccan Queen, Indrayani Exp, Bsl Pune Exp, Chennai Mail etc. The minimum time a train takes to reach Lonavala from Mumbai is 41 mins. There are multiple routes to get here. You can take the Mumbai Pune Expressway or the Mumbai Pune old highway. The Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway also crosses Khandala.

Where to stay: Hilton Shilim Estate Resort & Spa or The Machan. For more options, check here.

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The bucolic charm of the Sahyadri Ranges and the Western Ghats is on full display in this village. It is among the best destinations away from Mumbai as it offers a great escape for people stressed by work. Divided into a number of sub-divisions, the experience it offers is unmatched.

Distance from Mumbai - 88 Kms

How to get there: It takes about 1 hour 15 minutes to reach from Mumbai to Maval by road. There are no direct buses so it is best to take a cab/car and drive via the Mumbai-Bangalore National Highway.

Where to stay: It's best to stay in Lonavala when visiting Maval.

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For those who like revisiting history Alibaug is a fantastic holiday site. Of the many places of interest Kulaba Fort is the most visited, its charm lying in the fact that it is situated 1-2 kms inside the sea and is accessible during low tide. Alibaug’s beaches are another wave of attraction and not far behind is the Phansad wildlife sanctuary, a treat for wildlife lovers. If you are looking to really relax during your short getaway from Mumbai, Alibaug is just the place for you. It can be reached by road or by a ferry from the Gateway of India in South Mumbai. If you are a history buff, this holiday site is home to an old fort which was built during Shivaji’s rule. Alibaug truly is among the sought after places to visit near Mumbai within 100 km.

Distance from Mumbai - 96 Kms

How to get there: The quickest way to get to Alibaug is by taking a ferry from The Gateway Of India to the Mandwa jetty and then taking a local bus or autorickshaw to the main town. Alibaug is connected via roadways through Pen. Many state transport buses are available to reach directly to Alibaug Beach from major cities like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Goa. Mumbai to Alibaug is 110km via roadways.

Where to stay: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa Alibaug or Casa De Kihim. For more options, check here.

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Tourist Places near Mumbai within 200 Kms

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At a 100 kms distance in Maharashtra’s Pune district, Kamshet offers one of the most pleasing short breaks from Mumbai. Mud houses and thatched roofs set amidst beautiful sunflower and paddy fields give the place its rural charm. Of all the activities one can indulge in, paragliding is the craze with paragliding sessions being held throughout the year.

Distance from Mumbai - 102 Kms

How to get there: You can board a train to Lonavala. From there catch a suburban train to Kamshet. Taxis can be hired to reach Lonavala from Mumbai or Pune stations. The hill station is connected well to Mumbai and Pune by regular bus service. Both private and state-owned buses ply regularly.

Where to stay: Nirvana Naturestay or Vidisha Agro Tourism. For more options, check here.

Just 125 kms away from Mumbai in the lesser known village of Alibaug is this quiet and quaint beachside getaway. Not yet driven by commercialization, you can revel in the solitude beauty of Revdanda Beach. Enjoy water and beach sports during the day and camp by its lakeside at night with a bonfire and barbeque to complete the picture. Revdanda Beach lies around 125 kilometres away from the bustling city of Mumbai and is home to the beautiful place Alibaug. A less frequented beach, this place is ideal for a quiet getaway as it lies untouched by concentration. The place offers one a peaceful night of lakeside star gazing, making of a bonfire and roasting a meal, water sports and to sum it all up, fun away from the city. It is this place that will help you unwind. A beach that is lesser known is the Revdanda that is about 125 kilometres away from the heart of Bollywood city – Mumbai. The place is less crowded and thus is the perfect place to get away to on the weekend. You will enjoy the prospect of gazing up into the night sky by a beautiful lake or camping in tents and building a bonfire to cook ones meals. This place is tailored made by nature to help sooth frayed nerves and give people a great place to come back to time and again. It is only fair that we include this place on my list of places to visit near Mumbai within 200 km. You will sure rave about this place to others once you have visited it. Do give it a try. Revdanda is among the more proximate places near Mumbai. It is around 125km from the heart of the city. This tiny village will ensure you get much-needed peace and quiet. Revdanda Beach is one of the secluded beaches near Mumbai. It has avoided the changes that commercialisation can bring. Nature is at its best here.

Distance from Mumbai - 109 Kms

How to get there: There are state transport buses throughout the day which ply between Mumbai and Revdanda. You can board this bus from Mumbai Central depot. Yo can also hire a cab or drive yourself too. It takes about 2 hours and 30 minutes to reach this picturesque destination from Mumbai. Take the Alibaug-Revadanda Road to your destination in Revdanda.

Where to stay: Bougainvillea or Rembrandt Villa. For more options, check here.

The ladies, especially those who love to cook and feed others and as well as those men who fancy rustling up dishes will surely like this place – Dehna. Close to the forested area of the Western Ghats, this getaway spot is a welcome relief from the pollution of the city. If one is to plan their trip well, one can get the permission to work on a farm here and get some hands on experience of rural India. The stalls at the local market here let one grind their own chilies and spices and if a bonfire is on your mind then you can get involved in the chopping and gathering of wood to build one. The places of tourist interest here is the Valmiki Ashram and a power project that was built by the villagers at a cost of a whopping 3,500 INR. When here, don’t forget to eat the ‘Bhakharh,’ a chapatti that is made from rice and chutney of chilies.

Distance from Mumbai - 113 Kms

How to get there: It takes about 3 hours to get to Dehna. The quickest way to get there is by a day train via Vasind or a night train via Nashik.

Where to stay: Dehna is a day trip from Mumbai. You cab stay at Vasind, near Dehna. Stay at Kisan Eco Farm or Food Express. For more options, check here.

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Palghar with its less crowded streets and inviting atmosphere is the ideal destination just to relax and unwind. The Kelva dam in Palghar presents a great spot for picnicking with the family as does its soft sandy beaches.

Distance from Mumbai - 115 Kms

How to get there: There are 10 direct trains from Mumbai to Palghar such as Flying Ranee, Sau Janata Exp, Gujarat Mail, Ranakpur Expres, Dehradun Exp etc. The minimum time a train takes to reach Palghar from Mumbai is h 46m. It takes about 50 minutes to get from Mumbai to Palghar.

Where to stay: Ecowoods Agro Tourism or Govardhan Eco Village. For more options, check here.

About 120 kilometres away from Mumbai city, is Igatpuri that is to be found in Nashik, the wine capital of India. This is a beautiful hill station that provides a great escape option for those in need of that much needed break. If you are stressed out, the Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre here is the right place for you to relax and connect with your inner self. The Ghatandevi temple is popular with the locals and you may want to pay it a visit. For backpackers, Igatpuri offers a number of treks, ziplining, camping and other such adventure sports. The place should be visited anytime between June to September and then again from November to March. It is with much pride that we include this place of my list of tourist places near Mumbai within 200 km. Located at a distance of 120 kilometers away from the city of Mumbai, this place in Nashik is famous around the country for its wines. Yes, Igatpuri is known as the wine capital of India and produces some of the best wines in the country. Apart from this brewing activity, Igatpuri is a great escape and provides a plethora of options that help relax one. Try yoga at the Dhamma Giri Meditation centre or visit the Ghatandevi temple for a spiritual refreshing. If you are up for adventure, try trekking or camping out. Locals say that the best time to be here is around the month of November to March, so plan accordingly. Your weekend trip is sure to be fun and relaxation at its best.

Distance from Mumbai - 121 Kms

How to get there: Igatpuri is connected with all neighboring cities by Maharashtra State Transport Corporation buses. If you're driving, use the eastern express highway to reach Thane. From Thane head towards Bhiwandi – Padgha – Asangaon – Shahapur – Khardi – Kasara Budruk – Igatpuri. Igatpuri is a major railway station and there are regular trains to Igatpuri from most major cities. Tapovan express directly connects Igatpuri railway station with Mumbai CST.

Where to stay: The Herb Farm or Mango Farms. For more options, check here.

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Just about 100 kilometeres away from Mumbai is the village of Kolad. Lying on the banks of the River Kundalika, Kolad offers one a great rafting experience. Midway, between Panvel and Goa on the National Highway 17, this is one place to visit for a weekend of camping and adventure sports. The river has a number of rapids and make for a thrilling rafting adventure. Experience water activities at their best when in Kolad. River rafting, kayaking and boating are the main attractions of this scenic village. Paragliding, hiking, rappelling and camping in its jungles contribute to the rest of its adventurous allure. This place is located off the banks of the Kundalika River and is just 100 kilometers away from the city. This little village called Kolad is the place to go to if one wants to ho rafting. It likes halfway between Panvel and Goa and makes for an exciting weekend. So here we are, concluding the article with this great place on my list of weekend getaways from Mumbai. This beautiful weekend spot is located on the eastern edge of the mighty Kundalike River. If you want to connect with the nature around you, opt for river rafting. The scenic landscape and cascading waterfalls paints a scenic picture. This location is perfect for you to take your family. One can also undertake trekking and climbing here. Kolad is definitely among the best weekend getaways from Mumbai within 200 kms.

Distance from Mumbai - 122 Kms

How to get there: It takes about 2 hours 30 minutes to reach Kolad from Mumbai. Kolad falls on the Mumbai-Goa highway. If you are driving, you have to follow the Sion-Panvel Expressway and Mumbai-Pune Expressway. There’s no bus stand at Kolad, and the nearest bus stops are Murud and Khandala. While Murud is 43 km away, Khandala is almost 75km from Kolad. One has to hire a cab or a rickshaw for the further journey. One can also travel via Roha, which is only 11.3km from Kolad.

Where to stay: Kundalika Cottages or Lake Resort Kolad. For more options check here.

Very close to the main city of Mumbai, this is a place of extreme natural beauty in the form of hills, waterfalls and green valleys. These make this place a part an important part of the list of places near Mumbai within 200 kms. You can stay here at the MTDC Hotel and enjoy spectacular views of the ghat waters rising during the monsoon. Malshej is also known for the variety of birds and flowers which can be best viewed from the Harishchandragad Point.

Distance from Mumbai - 127 Kms

How to get to there: The nearest railway station to reach Malshej Ghat is Kalyan. Kalyan Railway station is situated around 85 km from Malshej GhatFrom Mumbai to reach Malshej Ghat use Eastern Express Highway to reach Thane. From Thane head towards Kalyan. From Bhiwandi Bypass Toll reach Kalyan Phata. Head towards – Murbad – Shivale – Saralgaon – Kasgaon – Tokawade to reach Malshej Ghat.

Where to stay: Saj By The Lake in Malsej Ghat or Palms Water Resort in Kalyan.

Savarkut Village:

Savarkut village, about 130 kilometers away from Mumbai and is yet another place that makes it to the list of places near Mumbai within 200 km. This place is resplendent with water activities as it is situated on the banks of Vaitarna River. White water rafting, boating, kayaking and water rappelling are some of the sports that this place offers. You will soon forget the worries of your city life when yu step on the soil here.

Distance from Mumbai - 130 Kms

How to get there: You can get to Savarkut village by road or take the train to Umbarmali. If you choose the latter, a tractor ride will take you from Dapura village to Savarkut.

Where to stay: You can stay in Kolad, near Savarkut.

This is a tribal hill station and a very less known place very close to Mumbai. The Jai Vilas Palace here is the main attraction here and was once built by the tribal kings of this region. This place does not need a lot of money to spend and thus can be visited at any time of the year. Go inside the palace and check out the ancient items and paintings including those bearing the famous Worli Art form. The Hanuman Point nearby is a place from where you get an awesome view of the whole hill station filled with natural beauty.

Distance from Mumbai - 141 Kms

How to get there: Igatpuri is the nearest railway station to reach Jawhar by train. Another closest railway station is Dahanu on the Western Railway line which can be reached after travelling 65km by rail. The closest airport located at a distance of 80km to Jawhar is Nashik. You can take a taxi from Igatpuri station or Nashik airport to reach Jawhar. If you are driving, reach Jawhar from Mumbai, use Eastern Express highway to reach Thane and then head towards Bhiwandi – Yewai – Murhe – Mahapoli – Ambadi – Kodus and reach Wada. From Wada turn left towards Pali – Onde – Vikramgad – Sakhare to reach Jawhar.

Where to stay: Prakruti Agro Farm or Sajan Nature Club. For more options, check here.

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 Kms

How 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.

This is a nearby beach station and the beach is here very beautiful. Apart from the beach there are also a number of lakes formed by the Ashavari and Chepduri Dams. The beach is surrounded by beautiful lines of Chiku Trees. When you are here do not forget to buy a lot of Chikus and other items such as powder and pickles made from fresh chikus. The market here also offers fresh fish such as surmai, pomphret, Bombay duck, etc. The best time to visit this place is from June to December.

Distance from Mumbai - 158 Kms

How to get there: The nearest Railway Station from Bordi is Dahanu Road, which is located 3 Kms from Bordi city. The second nearest Railway Station is Gholvad which is 7 Kms away from Bordi city. It is well connected with all major cities of the state by Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation (MSRTC). If you are driving, take NH 3 from Thane and continue on the road. Follow the Ghodbunder Road to NH8 in Versova, Mira- Bhayander. Follow NH8 to Dahanu – Jawhar road in Kasa. Continue on Dahanu – Jawhar Road before driving in to Umbergam road in Bordi.

Where to stay: Saikrupa Garden Resort or Gaarva Homestay. For more options, check here.

The best views of the Bhandardara Lake and the Randha Waterfall can be enjoyed from this place. The lake was formed when the Wilson Dam was being constructed over the Pravara River. The waters when left from the dam form narrow rivulets here. Though not in a very good condition, a walking tour is worth here. The other times you can spend angling the sides of the dam. The Ratnagad fort is a nearby attraction from Bandardara.

Distance from Mumbai - 164 Kms

How to get there: Igatpuri is the nearest city to reach Bhandardara hill station. Regular Maharashtra State Transport (MSRTC) buses are available from Mumbai to Igatpuri and Bhandardara. You can also hire private vehicles from Mumbai and Nashik to reach Bhandardara. If you're driving, take the Mumbai-Nashik Highway (NH 3). Head towards Thane – Bhivandi – Asangaon – Igatpuri. Once you reach Ghoti Budruk take a right turn and cross the railway tracks. Again take a right turn at Pimpalgaon and one more right to Bari village.

Where to stay: Anandvan Resort or Wanderlust Resort. For more options, check here.

Mudathon:

If you are looking for an adrenaline rush, Mudathon in Nashik is the place to visit. You can choose to expend your energy by letting yourself loose by participating in water games. You could also relax and unwind near the pool. Sometimes, a little fun is needed to relax. Some of the places near Mumbai can be worth the trip.

Distance from Mumbai - 168 Kms

How to get there: The distance, being less than 200 Kms, can be covered in about 4 hours by cab or if you're driving. The journey by bus takes around 6 hours in a bus. It takes 2hour 15 minutes by train and there are There is/are 64 direct trains from Mumbai to Nashik.

Where to stay: The Gateway Hotel Ambad or Express Inn. For more options, check here.

Silvassa is a beautiful getaway option around 167 kilometres away from Mumbai. The place happens to be a Union Territory of India and is the capital of the Dadra and Nagar Haveli. It was once called Vila de Paco d’Arcos when the Portuguese made their presence felt in the country. It was once a small village but now is filled with industries and is a town of its own. If you decide to visit the place, the Roman Catholic Church just off the Silvassa bus stand is a great monument to visit. Its museum, the Madhuban dam and Balaji Temple are great tourist attractions. Apart from that, the Dadra park,Ban Ganga Lake and Vrindaban temple offer great sightseeing options. One must sample the cuisine here that has held on to its Portuguese influence. It is an honour for us to include this place on my list of places near Mumbai within 200 km. This place serves its purpose of being one of the top spots on this list of weekend getaways from Mumbai. Adorned with Portuguese architecture, the Catholic Church is a standing testimony of their work. Formerly known as Vile de Paco d’Acros, this place now stands as a Union Territory of India and is the capital for Dadra and Nagar Haveli. You can visit the Dadra park, the Balaji temple and many more tourist spots here. So it would be wise to take a short trip to this place, gorge on Portuguese cuisine and relax all day long.

Distance from Mumbai - 173 Kms

How to get there: The nearest airport is at Diu seven km away. Daily flights connect Mumbai and Porbandar. Pre-paid auto-rickshaws can be hired from the airport to Silvassa. The nearest International airport is at Mumbai, about 180 km away. It is well connected with other Indian and International cities. Taxis are available from Mumbai to Silvassa. Vapi is the nearest railway station at a distance of 17 km. From Vapi you can hire taxi, auto or can take a bus to Silvassa. The convenient way to reach Silvassa is through Western express highway also known as NH8.

Where to stay: Lotus Riverside Resort or Damanganga Valley Resort. For more options, check here.

A major advantage being both train and road open communications; Ratanwadi is the final entry on this list of vacation destinations on a homesick weekend. About 200 kms away from Mumbai, it has mountains all around- and a perfect trekking spot hence. Nedhe, Amruteshwar temple and Ratangar Khutta are the places to visit that attract the tourists here. Local restaurants offer delicious Maharastrian thalis all round the year here, so fooding won’t be a concern despite being a hill station. It might get foggy and windy, so don’t forget to pack in light woolens.

Distance from Mumbai - 178 Kms

How to get there: The nearest railway station is Igatpuri, which is around 56 kms away from Ratangad Fort. From Mumbai you can travel by Kolkata Mail, Howrah Mail or Mahanagri Express to reach Igatpuri station. Many express trains are available to reach Igatpuri from Mumbai and Pune.

Where to stay: You can stay at Igatpuri and visit Ratangad.

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Tourist Places near Mumbai within 300 Kms

This stunning hill station will offer the entire family a beautiful view of Krishna River as well as the plains. The old colonial architecture, Parsi homes, and boarding lodges will take you back in time. The best views are from Table Land, a flat mountain peak which looks down at the plains. The local bazaar also offers some local artefacts.

Distance from Mumbai - 245 Kms

How to get there: Satara is the closest station situated 45km from the Panchgani hill station. From Satara, one can reach Panchgani by Maharashtra State Transport buses or hire a private vehicle.Both private and state-owned buses make daily trips to Panchgani from Mumbai. If you are driving, head towards Panvel and travel by Mumbai Pune expressway to reach Pune. Do not enter the Pune city. Head towards Kothrud – Kasurdi – Shirwal – Khandala. From Khandala head towards Surur – Wai – and reach Panchgani via Dandeghar.

Where to stay: Hotel Malas or Miraya Hotel. For more options, check here.

Listed as a biodiversity site by UNESCO, Kaas Plateau is paradise on Earth with its natural volcanic soil, which is home to more than 850 species of plants among which 600 yield flowers. 40 of these are only Kaas exclusive, so that’s viable reason for you to choose this as a weekend spot from Mumbai. Drive straight towards the Mumbai-Pune highway an soon the beauty around will grasp you in a compelling approach. The road to the plateau itself is colourful enough with the range of flowers lying everywhere. Best time to visit would be any where between End August to November.

Distance from Mumbai - 279 Kms

How to get there: You can take a train up to Satara railway station (Koyna Express from CST in Mumbai) after which you can take a bus from Satara bus stand to Bamnoli. It takes around 5 hours to reach Kaas by road via the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and then NH4.

Where to stay: Nature Plateau Paradise or Hotel Shrileela.

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Tourist Places near Mumbai within 400 - 500 Kms

One of the better known historical spot in Maharashtra, Rajmachi Fort is best visited during the winter. The place has an easy charm which will resonate with visitors. It comes as a relief to be disconnected from the crowd. A trek to the fort is quite exciting. The views from the top are quite spectacular! The age-old history of the fort should be appreciated. The natural beauty that one gets to witness throughout the trek will leave you with memories for a lifetime.

Distance from Mumbai - 314 Kms

How to get there: From Mumbai and Pune there are many trains and buses available to reach Lonavala. Once you are at Lonavala station you can hire a taxi or private cab to reach Rajmachi fort.

Where to stay: Rajmachi Base Camp in Rajmachi or you can also stay in Lonavala and visit Rajmachi.

This is a crater which is said to have been formed long ago when a large meteorite crashed on the earth forming this crater. This is now however a trekkers’ destination and one of the best places to visit near Mumbai within 400 km. Trek route is quite difficult for new trekkers. It is a slippery way with an undulating terrain. The steps you see here are artificial and tend to crumble away very easily. As you get successful to enter the crater, you can visit the temples of Renukadevi, Ganapati, Daityasudana and Gaimukh. Legends also say that Emperor Akbar used to bath with soaps made from the green waters of this crater cum lake.

Distance from Mumbai - 477 Kms

How to get there: The nearest airport from Lonar Lake is Aurangabad Airport, located 157 km away. You can hire a cab from the airport to reach the lake. The nearest railhead is Jalna, located about 90 km from Lonar.

Where to stay: Hotel Lemon Tree or Hotel JP International. For more options, check here.

If one fine morning you suddenly decide to check out the internet about weekend spots from Mumbai, look no further than Malvan. Ideal for unplanned getaways, Malvan has a long list of facilities to charm you with. First off, there’s scuba diving, which might come as a surprise to many. 600 kms away from Mumbai, Malvan has more of a serene feel detached from the busiest hub of India. Based in the Sindhugarh district, it isn’t much developed yet, but that’s what the advantage here is. With the clean backwaters, the corals will leave you captivated. Water sports are plenty, though most of them similar to the ones at Goa. Tsunami Island nearby is a leading crowd-gainer with its switching invisibility mode. It is reported to be visible with low tide and the waters own it when the tide is high. If scuba diving has got all your attention up, it’s time to start packing away!

Distance from Mumbai - 489 Kms

How to get there: Malvan does not have a railhead of its own. So, the nearest railway station is in the urban area of Sawantwadi. It is situated at a distance of 52 kilometers. The township of Kudal in this region also has a prominent railway station. There are frequent trains that run in between Mumbai. You can also take buses to the town of Malvan from Mumbai. If you are driving to the Malvan beach head towards Panvvel -Pali -Mahad - Chiplun - Sawarde -Niwali - Rajapur - Kankavali -Malvan.

Where to stay: Anna Nana Homestay or Konkan Villa. For more options, check here.

Tarkarli beach is known for its blue waters and white sand. If the entire family wants to just relax for the weekend, this is the place for you. When in Tarkarli, one must also try Malvani cuisine, which makes good use of seafood available in the area. The beach is situated in the Konkan coast, a short distance from Mumbai. The star attraction is the narrow and pristine beach. The 17th-century Singhudurg Fort, is also proximate and can be reached by ferry. If you are looking for a place less heard off, then Tarkarli in the area of Malvan in Maharashtra is where you need to be at. Its natural surroundings, golden beaches come as a refreshing a peaceful break, away from the fast-paced life in the city of Mumbai. Famous tourist spots here in the Dhamapur Lake, the Archra Beach, the backwaters of Karli and the famous Shri Shivchhatrapati Temple. The food in this part of India is simply delicious and Tarkarli is known for its awesome pickles. So be sure to take some back with you. The place is best visited from October to March and one is reminded to carry their cameras along so as to get some very picturesque clicks. You are sure to thank us for including this place on my list of places to visit near Mumbai within 500 km.

Distance from Mumbai - 491 Kms

How to get there: The nearest railway station to the city is Kudal which is approximately 45 km away from Tarkarli. You can board various types of trains from cities like Mumbai. The Konkan Express and Mandovi Express are the major trains which serve Tarkarli. If you're driving, then just drive by NH17 or NH4 via Mumbai - Pune Express Highway

Where to stay: Tarkarli Beach Homestay or Swami @ Tarkarli House. For more options, check here.

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Tourist Places near Mumbai within 1000 Kms

If you are look for weekend getaways from Mumbai that are proximate to the city, make the journey to Mandwa. It is here that one can try sea kayaking. The Mandwa beach makes it possible for families to get their feet wet with their array of water sports. This once sleepy village is now a hub for water sports. You can also try the variety of seafood on offer. With so much to do, there will never be a dull moment. There are a number of living options with guesthouses, tents and other places to live. Enjoy the peace and calm that beaches offer. A place that has wowed visitors whenever they came to the place (multiple times you see), Mandwa is a beach lovers sweet spot. Not too long ago, this place was a quaint little fishing village that was developed in to a holiday destination. If all this interests you there is much more in store. Water sports, fishing, long walks, it truly is relaxation rolled up in a weekend trip here. The place is economical and plenty of guest houses provide fooding and lodging facilities. Now that everything is taken care of, what are you still waiting for? Get along to Mandwa. Mandwa, is a beach that never fails to catch ones attention! An ideal place for water sports, what was once a sleepy fishing village has now turned into a hub for those who love water sports. Private companies organize adventure t trips and activities for those who come by with the intention of shaking off the stress. There are many guesthouses that one can stay at so get those swimming trunks ready and head to Mandwa.

Distance from Mumbai - 526 Kms

How to get there: The fastest way to get to Mandwa is the ferry from The Gateway of India which gets you there in an hour. If driving, you will need to the Goa Highway and travel till Wadkhal through Pen, and then take the right fork to the beach.

Where to stay: You can stay in Alibaug when you visit Mandwa.

There are a number of popular beaches at Gokarna. The entire family can take a cool stroll to any of them during the day. One can find a host of beach shacks, budget hotels and resorts that are pocket-friendly. The popular beaches here are Om beach and Half-moon and Paradise beach. The beaches are clean with large trees providing shade from the direct rays of the sun. The coastal cuisine is really good. Most of the eateries also have live music in the evenings. One also has the option of taking a crash course in Yoga. For those that want to fit in a little shopping, the local markets provide a few good bargains. This beach destination is among the best places to visit near Mumbai within 1000 km.

Distance from Mumbai - 706 Kms

How to get there: The nearest railway station is at Ankola, about 20 km from Gokarna. Trains from several cities including Mumbai. Halt at the station. From the station, taxi services are available for Gokarna. Gokarna is well connected by road.

Where to stay: Namaste Samudra Yoga House or SwaSwara. For more options check here.

Hampi has risen to the top among the list of quick travel destinations in the recent years. Known for the abundant cave temples, the detailed carvings on them are noticeably flawless. One can just stare and admire the intricacy for hours. Cut out of a single rock are the four temples called ‘Badami’- meaning the color of almonds in colloquial term. It is an ideal picnic spot with river Tungabhadra flowing and boating facilities available during seasons. There are well figured statues of Nataraja in front of Cave 1 and Lord Vishnu guarding cave 3, only adding to the extravagance. If some time away is what you’re seeking, Hampi will not fail your zeal.

Distance from Mumbai - 743 Kms

How to get there: The total travel time by road is approximately 12 hours and 41 minutes. The nearest railhead to Hampi is Hospet. To reach Mumbai to Hampi by train, you can take the Sbc Garib Nawaj from Mumbai to Hospet then take a cab or rent a private vehicle from Hospet to Hampi. Hospet to Hampi distance is just 13 km and takes around 27 minutes to reach by road. There are no direct flights play between Mumbai and Hampi. The most convenient way to reach Hampi by flight from Mumbai is to take a flight to Goa and then take a bus or a cab to reach Hampi. Goa to Hampi distance is 316 km. Alternatively, you can also fly to Belgaum and then take the road route from Belgaum to Hampi. Belgaum to Hampi distance by road is 266 km.

Where to stay: Clark's In Hampi or Evolve Back. For more options, check here.

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