The Insider Guide To Travel Near Mumbai
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The Insider Guide To Travel Near Mumbai

The weather's great and it's the perfect time to head outdoors - the greenery is at its best and you don't have to worry about getting wet!

Take your first step into the wonderful world of trekking

Let's not skirt around it - some nature's rewarding sights and experiences come with a bit of a workout. The Sahyadris - the mountain range close to Mumbai - offers some of the best trekking in the world, as well as some of the most beginner-friendly. So don't worry if you're a newbie - just make sure you start with an easy trek. Depending on which trek you pick, you'll see plateaus, plenty of green vistas, waterfalls, forts and lakes. It'll introduce a new side of Maharashtra and nature to you.

You'll need a decent pair of shoes, comfy clothes and an alarm. Read more details in our trekking guide here.

Looking to up your trekking game?

If you've scaled the easier treks like Peth and Matheran, now's the time to raise the bar and try tougher treks. Why? You'll be rewarded with even better sights, more magnificent forts and, honestly, you'll get a whole new adrenaline rush. There are several mid-level treks in the Sahyadris and the monsoon is the best time to do them.

You'll need better gear - read more in our Insider trekking guide.

Spend some 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 a whole lot of fun. Think bonfires, clear night skies, movies, live music, sunrises and sunsets; there's something for everyone including an all-girls trip. Pick from one of our exclusive camping experiences below.

Other fun adventures worth your while

Here's your chance to go scuba diving in the Arabian Sea at Netrani island. Exlplore a new place on two wheels, go cycling in Alibaug, Hampi, or a vineyard in Nashik. Waltz in the sky on hot air balloon ride over Lonavala, or try your hand at rappelling at the area's steepest cliff, Duke's Nose. Spot some tigers on safari in Pench or go on a camel ride as you discover the beauty of the Rann of Kutch.

Not a fan of the outdoors?

No problem! We've got lots more for you do within city limits - live comedy & music, food, workshops& more on Insider!

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