The Insider Guide To Getaways From Mumbai
It's that glorious time when monsoon's almost here. See fireflies, do some treks, escape the heat with some camping, head to a hill station and more. Read on, for getaways & travel from Mumbai!
It's the best time to see Fireflies!
Yes, it's that beautiful season when summer's ending and monsoon's just about to start. And it's not just Mumbai's scorched dwellers who like that - fireflies mate at this season. And they provide a dance of lights when they try to woo each other. Mumbai is placed next to some of the best firefly-watching areas in the country - including Rajmachi, Kalsubai, Prabhalmachi and more. Check out all firefly treks, firefly camping and other firefly watching events near Mumbai, here!
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 some fantastic camping experiences from Mumbai - some close by, some a little further away!
Trekking: Monsoons + Sadhyadris = <3
Yes, it's a bit of a climb. Yes, you'll need to get up early. Yes, you're going to have to work up a sweat. But. Those. Views. You will be rewarded with some world-class views. Check out some fantastic treks from Mumbai, here!
Cycle around Mumbai!
If the thought of dodging traffic in peak summer afternoons isn't your fancy, then you might like to know that there's another side to cycling in the city: At night! Yes, when things get quieter (and cooler!), the cycling community comes alive. There are several tour organizers for you to get your pedalling fix, some even teaching you about the city while you're at it! Check out all cycling events in Mumbai, here!
Other outdoors trips worth your while
You'll find a wide variety of adventure, sporting, and leisure things to do near Mumbai. Head up to Ladakh to engage in some incredible travel, while helping the local community. How about that trip to Sikkim that's been on your bucketlist for a while now? Check out all these and more for some offbeat events!
The best things to do in the summer: 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 relaxed camping by a lake, trekking up a cool mountain overnight, or trying new adventures (paragliding with the wind across your face beats being stuck in the city, right?), 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!).
You can also visit city favourite Hill Stations! No air conditioner can ever match Mother Nature, especially with clouds swimming overhead, as you munch on some chikki, it's easy to forget that it's 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.
Check out our guide to the most interesting offbeat spots for you to visit here!
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