Mumbai, a city that never sleeps. Neither do the people of this Everyone here are known to be professional and very hardworking. However, the energy and the busy schedules that this city offers can be quite overwhelming. A city as busy as Mumbai and its inhabitant even more occupied do need a break every now and then.

In a dire need to take a “mini vacay” and have nothing planned yet? Don’t worry we have got you covered. Here are a few places you can check out to unwind with friends and family, all in around the distance of 500 km from the city.

Shut Down, Log Out, Let’s go!!!

1. Karjat

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Located in the steep areas of Ulhas Valley, it’s lush green and extremely scenic. One can witness a full river and waterfalls during the monsoon season. One can explore forts, mountains and famous temples. Bahiri Cave is a well-known site for Hindu pilgrimage overlooking the valley also, the Kondeshwar Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. The caves at Karjat have been dated back to the 1st Century B.C., they were home to the Buddhist monks. With so much to offer, one should definitely pay a visit to Karjat.

Distance– 62 km away from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– July to September

Places to Visit– Bhor Ghat, Peth Fort, Kondana Caves and Ulhas Valley

Activities– Waterfall Climbing, White Water Rafting, Rock Climbing, Boating, Picnics and Rappelling

2. Lonavala-Khandala

lonavala khandala | trip from mumbai
This is a great getaway into the hills and away from the skyscrapers. They remain the best places to visit around Mumbai for a reason. It’s convenient to reach there and it has something for all the age groups.

Distance– 93 km away from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– Between October and May

Places to Visit– Karla & Bhaja Caves, Tungarli Lake, Pavna Lake, Duke’s Nose, Tiger’ Leap, Lohagad, Korigad Fort, Lonavala Lake, Nedsa Caves, and Bushy Dam

Activities– Shopping, Camping, Trekking, and Climbing.

3. Matheran


Situated right at the top of the Western Ghats, it is most famous and the oldest hill station in Maharashtra. It’s the perfect getaway for a cozy surrounding at a height of 2600 ft above sea level. The best way to reach is through the 1907 Neral-Matheran Toy Train, as all vehicles are banned beyond a point. Sounds like a perfect detox from the city clutter!

Distance– 83 km from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– Between October and May

Places to Visit– On Tree Hill, Luisa Point, Panorama Point, Lords Point, Charlotte Lake, Echo Point, Malang Point, Heart Point

Activities– Neral-Matheran Toy Train Ride, Horse Riding, Sightseeing, Trekking, Walking, Trekking and Valley Crossing

4. Alibaug


From Mumbai, one can either reach Alibaug by road or by Ferry, which in its own self can be a great experience. Ferry can be boarded from the Gateway of India, Mumbai. Alibaug is rich in ancient Maharashtrian history and also offers great sight-seeing options. For all the adrenaline junkies out there, Alibaug also offers plenty of outdoor activities.

Distance– 95 km from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– From October to July

Places to Visit– Korlai Fort, Akshi Beach, Kihim Beach, Hirakot Fort, Korlai Fort, Kolaba Fort, Keneshwar Mandir, Alibag Fort, Vikram Vinayak Temple and Varsoli Beach, Underi, Nagaon Beach and Murud Janjira

Activities– Bird Watching in Phansad Sanctuary, Water sports and adventure activities

5. Raigad


The glorious capital of The Maratha Kingdom, this place remains reminiscent of the royal stature this kingdom and its history withheld back in the day. Raigad Fort which was built in the 17th Century, situated at the top of the Sahyadri mountains. One can reach the fort by taking 1737 stairs or enjoy the cable car that connects to the fort. It is the perfect getaway for those who want to immerse in history and also take time off.

Distance– 103 km from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– From September to November

Places to Visit– Raigad Museum and Raigad Fort

Activities– Cable Car Riding, Historic Expedition, Trekking and Hiking

6. Kolad


If you are looking for some exciting and exhilarating outdoor activities and fun water sports, then this should be your destination. Situated next to the free-flowing Kundalika river, Kolad also given an opportunity for river rafting. You can also relax looking at the scenic views and waterfalls along with the options to camp out.

Distance– 120 km from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– Between July to February

Places to Visit– Kansi Falls, Tala, Kuda Caves, Tamhini Falls, and Kundalika River

Activities– Hiking, Boating, River Rafting, Rappeling, Kayaking, and Paragliding

7. Nashik


Also known as the wine capital of India, it is considered to be a great getaway from Mumbai. One can visit the most popular and the oldest vineyards in the country, including the famous Sula Winery. One can enjoy extravagant wine tastings and grape crushing while looking at the beautiful views around. Not just that there are many religious places that one can pay a visit to as well.

Distance– 167 km away from Mumbai city

Best time to Visit– Between October and March

Places to Visit– Mhasoba Temple, Trimbakeshwar, Muktidham, Pandavleni Caves, Soma Vineyards, York Winery & Tasting Room, Sula Vineyards

Activities– Religious Visits to temples, vineyard tours and wine tasting tour

8. Daman


Experience this beautiful former Portuguese colony and the old charm of this place just a few hours away from Mumbai. There are two main beaches there that call for everyone to relax and unwind. One should also visit the Church of Bom Jesus.

Distance– 174 km from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– Between October to April

Places to Visit– Somnath Mahadev Temple, Moti Daman, Church of Bom Jesus, Devka Beach, Jampore Beach, and Nani Daman

Activities– You can enjoy a stroll alongside the basking beaches and paragliding

9. Mahabaleshwar


Once served as the summer capital under the British Government in India, this place is gifted with evergreen forests and beautiful scenery just a few hours away from Mumbai. It is fun and adventurous getaway. It is the perfect hill station away from the busy city.

Distance: 263 KM

Best Time to visit: January-December

Places to Visit: Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Pratapgarh Fort

Activities: Horse Riding, Trekking, Shopping, Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing, Water Sports

10. Silvassa


Back in the day, it was known as Vila de Paco d’Acros during the rule of Portuguese, one can experience the original Portuguese charm in Silvassa. Even today one can find it mesmerizing to be among the remaining Roman Catholics and their unique Portuguese dialects.

Distance– 167 km away from Mumbai

Best Time to Visit– Between November and March

Places to Visit– Ban Ganga Lake, Balaji Temple, Vrindaban Temple, Dudhani and Dadra park

Activities– Shopping, Water Sports, Fishing, Boating, and Motor Biking

Take a break from the daily monotony and go chilling to one of these travel destinations. Go trekking, camping or finding your solace at these adventurous events in Mumbai and around the city.

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