The Insider Guide To Getaways From Mumbai
With temperatures rising as summer approaches, the best way to cool down is to escape the city for the most cheerful, colourful festival around. Further, find a trek, white water rafting, paragliding & more to try this summer!
Camping: Spend time in a tent under the stars
On a hilltop, by a lake, on the beach, next to a fort; whatever the location, camping is always fun! Think bonfires, clear night skies, barbecues, soulful sunrises & sunsets, sometimes with movies & live music. Pick your kind from these exclusive camping experiences below.
Other outdoors trips worth your while
This weekend is all about colour! You can also find a wide variety of adventure, sporting, and leisure things to do near Mumbai. Glide over Lonavala in a hot-air balloon. If you're into wine, check out a cycling & wine tasting tour through - you guessed it - Nashik!
Feeling wild? Good ol' Pench is waiting for you! If you'd prefer staying within the city, these best-of-both-worlds experiences - sailing in the Arabian Sea, or cycling around Mumbai is are right here!
Summer is here - Camping, Beaches, Hill Stations & More
And while that might induce groans from some, there are others who won't mind - because summer is a great season to travel on weekends. Be it some lovely camping by a lake, trekking up a cool mountain engulfed in clouds, or trying your hand at some adventure (paragliding with the wind beating across your face certainly beats being stuck in the city, doesn't it?), you can look forward to some fantastic getaways this summer. So whether you want to chill, or get your adrenaline pumping, Insider will have something for you (stay tuned!). Not to mention, the beaches! Mumbai is blessed to be close to some fabulous beaches, each of which are a train ride away. From the easily-accessible and familiar Alibaug and Kashid, the further down south you go, the better the experience: The Konkan coast has several gems: Diveagar, Ganpatipule, Harihareshwar and Tarkarli-Malwan, which is home to the eponymous (and awesome) seafood cuisine. Even up north, there's the Dahanu beach, and of course, Daman (where you can get your forts-n-drink fill).
And finally, Hill Stations! No air conditioner can ever match Mother Nature: And as you lie on the green grass of a hill station, with clouds swimming over you, and you munch on some chikki, it's easy to forget that it's actually summer. With several easily accessible options near Mumbai - from the evergreen, popular Lonavla, Mahabaleshwar and Matheran to those that are slightly more off the beaten path, such as Malshej Ghat, Amboli and Jawhar. Several of these offer tours (where you can see some of the Sahyadris' best views that don't involve a trek), sightseeing, local food, whereas for the others you might just want to get a book (or a Netflix subscription) and relax.
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