5 Getaways you don’t wanna Miss this Monsoon in Mumbai

The historic gardens at Horniman Circle in the Fort district of Mumbai (formerly Bombay), on a clear sunny afternoon.

After experiencing the scorching hot summer, Mumbaikars are enjoying the rainy cats and dogs during the monsoon. Mumbai locations are the most desired by visitors, especially during the monsoon. People are all set to take some time out of the daily grind and go for a long drive, scenic views and explore the eccentric panoramic beauty.

Here is a list of getaway places nearby Mumbai that will rejuvenate you and free your mind from all the clutters in life.

Kondane Caves – Karjat

Very famous as Buddhist caves, located around 15 KM from Karjat station. These caves enclose sculptures, Vihara(Buddhist temple), Cahitya (Buddhist prayer hall) Stupa (Buddhist chapel), and several well-preserved carvings with typical Buddhist Architecture. These ancient caves attract lots of tourists, especially nature lovers & photo fanatics. People preferably come down during the monsoon to enjoy the waterfalls and get drenched in water drizzling onto the rocks.

Climate: Best time to visit is during Monsoon between July and August.

Transport: Bus, Train, Tum Tum Auto.

Views: Waterfalls, Caves, very rare Buddhist Architectures

Manori Beach- Malad

Manori is a very popular weekend destination for city-dwellers escaping the stressful city environment. The beach, roads, and overall cultures are similar to Goa, providing a mini-Goa experience within the city of Mumbai.

There are food stands that serve Indo-Chinese and East Indian food and seafood. Manori has numerous hotels and cottages, as many people visit daily.

Climate: You can visit the place during monsoon and winter

Transport: Car, Train, Bus, Jetty from Bhayander Stn (Nearest Rly Stn is Malad)

Views: beachside shacks, scenic views.

Pavana Lake

Embraced with beauty, and panoramic views surrounded by calm waters, Pavana Lake is a treat to the eye. An artificial reservoir formed by water of its namesake dam. Historically Maharashtra became existent after the famed Pavana dam was built.

This picturesque lake is tucked calmly in the Sahyadri Ranges and is an ideal place for nature lovers, backpackers, campers, and regular tourists.

Climate: Most recommended to visit during monsoon.

Transport: Car, Bus, Train

Views: Magnificent views of 3 ancient Citadels – Tikona, Lohagad, and Tunga.

Ulhas Valley

Ulhas Valley is a 22km long valley filled with lush greenery and rich fauna. The Ulhas River springs to life in the monsoon with hundreds of streams tumbling over the rich green mountainsides of the valley. It’s the best place for trek lovers who want some offbeat thrills with a journey entirely through the jungle.

Climate: If you love drizzling waters then monsoon is the best time.

Transport: Train, Bus

Views: Heavenly Waterfalls

Vihigaon- Igatpuri

Very close to the crowded metro city of Mumbai, rests this small nirvana- the Vihigaon Waterfalls. With its serene view and infinite peace to offer, this riveting spot is definitely the place to head out to beat the summer. During the pouring season, the waterfall is in its full might and once you reach the spot, you can witness the sheer beauty of this natural wonder.

Climate: The best time to address glory of this place is monsoon

Transport: Train, Bus, Car

Views: Gigantic Waterfalls, Scenic views

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