Mumbai: Get-Aways 

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Photo of Mumbai: Get-Aways by Ashmit Kakkar

Welcome to my travel diaries!

Every Mumbaikar deserves a break, a break from the constant honking of the cars, and the bickering of the autowalas. One needs a get-away from the no-place-for-you-to-breathe local trains.

Admit it, although public transport is horrible and puke-worthy, we all use it, because who would rather be stuck in Kalina or Andheri for years?

Don’t waste your monsoon Saturdays and Sundays at Kamala Mills. Instead, go explore the outskirts.

Here’s a list of places I’ve been to in the past year. 2 of my friends and I rent bikes from this company called RentSetGo, and usually take off on every weekend that we can possibly manage.

#1 Mumbai – Pune

Distance: 147.8 kms (approx.)

Drive: 3 hours

Temperature: 27 degrees.

If you don’t own a personal car, I suggest you rent one. It’s not feasible to hail a cab to go everywhere. The highway roads are beautiful enough to make you want to drive through them by yourself. You will like the freedom that driving your own bike, or car will give you.

If you truly want to enjoy a view like this, use a map and try to get lost!

Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Pune, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

#2 Mumbai – Alibag

Distance: 95.4 kms (approx.)

Drive: 2 hours, 46 minutes

Temperature: 26 degrees.

The perfect place to go camping impulsively! All you need to do is book a ride, rent some travel gear and set off. (RentSetGo is your best bud right now. I almost rent everything from camera lenses, to bikes to camping equipment from them!)

Photo of Varsoli, Alibag, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

#3 Mumbai – Mahabaleshwar

Distance: 231 kms (approx.)

Drive: 5 hours

Temperature: 21 degrees.

No matter how you go, be sure to visit Venna Lake!

Photo of Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

#4 Mumbai – Panchgani

Distance: 244 kms (approx.)

Drive: 4 hours, 40 minutes

Temperature: 22 degrees.

Famous attractions: Sydney Point, Table land, Parsi Point, Echo point.

A beauty that must be visited

Photo of Sydney Point, Dhandeghar, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

No lens can capture what the naked eye sees.

Photo of Sydney Point, Dhandeghar, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Sydney Point, Dhandeghar, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Sydney Point, Dhandeghar, Panchgani, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

#5 Mumbai – Lavasa City

Distance: 187.3 kms (approx.)

Drive: 3 hours, 50 minutes

Temperature: 28 degrees.

A small town located on the outskirts of Pune. It’s one of the most beautiful places to visit during the monsoons. Take a weekend off, and let all your stress flow amongst Lavasa’s blue waters.

Boating is highly recommended.

Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Lavasa, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

#6 Mumbai – Saputara

Distance: 248 kms (approx.)

Drive: 5 hours

Temperature: 24 degrees.

2 words: ROSE GARDEN!

Photo of Mumbai: Get-Aways by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Mumbai: Get-Aways by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Mumbai: Get-Aways by Ashmit Kakkar

#7 Mumbai – Kolad

Distance: 122 kms (approx.)

Drive: 2 hours, 30 minutes

Temperature: 29 degrees.

The place to River Raft!

Photo of Kolad, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Kolad, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar
Photo of Kolad, Maharashtra, India by Ashmit Kakkar

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Things you will definitely need:

1. Minimal cash

2. Your own mode of transport

3. A few games

4. A badass camera for some kickass photos!

5. Lastly, RentSetGO!

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