Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace

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29th Jun 2019
Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

        As the rainy season approaches, everyone in Mumbai eagerly waits for chai, hot pakodas and monsoon trips! If you think monsoon is not a good time to travel then that's not entirely true, with the right precautions you can enjoy nature at its best.
       

Beginning of a wonderful trip

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

After deciding for weeks, we finally decided to spend the first monsoon of the year in the hills of Neral which is nearby Matheran. We went by the roadway with a perfect rainy drive and reached the resort to freshen up.

The different cottages/ dormitory in the resort

Photo of Seven Star Holiday Resort, Asal, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

Rainy Days

Photo of Seven Star Holiday Resort, Asal, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu


We then left for the nearby falls (around 15 min by car) also called as Jummapatti or Matheran falls. While reaching the falls, the road was really pretty with greenery on both sides.

Roadway surrounded by greenery

Photo of Jummapatti, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu
Photo of Jummapatti, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu
Photo of Jummapatti, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

On the way you can spot the Jummapatti toy train station

Photo of Jummapatti, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

When we left it started raining heavily, but couldn't take any pictures since the phones were kept inside the car

Photo of Matheran Waterfall, Neral - Matheran Road, Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

The Jummapatti falls covered with fog

Photo of Matheran Waterfall, Neral - Matheran Road, Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

Find your own rainbow!

Photo of Matheran Waterfall, Neral - Matheran Road, Matheran, Maharashtra, India by Bhakti Prabhu

After visiting falls we went back to the resort, had lunch and chilled by the poolside. In the evening, we took a walk to the nearby dam adjoining a village.
The walk was fun with a little upward hill area near the dam from where we could see the foggy hills and it offered a good view.

Daily Routine

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

A walk nearby the resort

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

Such trees making a natural entrance

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

On the way towards the dam

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

At the top, watching the beautiful views around

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

Our group enjoying the drizzles

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

On the way back, we saw the cute village houses and cattle along with lots of greenery.

Perfect monsoon ambience

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu
Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu
Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

An end to the pleasant monsoon trip

Photo of Neral - A monsoon getaway near Mumbai #bestofMaharashtra #offbeatplace by Bhakti Prabhu

We ordered hot pakodas and tea after reaching the resort to complement the weather and played a few games, had late dinner which was quite tasty accompanied by a karaoke at the resort. We shared lots of horror stories at night, left early the next morning and ended the short but sweet monsoon trip with lots of memories.

We ordered hot pakodas and tea after reaching the resort to complement the weather. We played a few games, had late dinner which was quite tasty accompanied by a karaoke at the resort. We shared lots of horror stories at night, left early the next morning and ended the short but sweet monsoon trip with lots of memories.

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