Today’s guest post is by Nirav Dave
When it comes to exciting travel destinations, India is one country with plenty of options for travelers. From cosmopolitan city culture, or a traditional village setting, to a picturesque nature habitat and more, there is something for everyone in India. One city which enjoys easy access to all such environs is Mumbai. Thanks to its proximity to a number of big and small tourist towns, you can experience the magic of stunning beaches and waterfalls, historical monuments, pilgrimage spots, gorgeous mountain terrains and more, along with the vibrant and fast-paced city life.
Some of the most commonly visited weekend getaways from Mumbai, which are popular among locals are Alibag, Igatpuri, Panchgani, Mahabaleshwar, Lonavala, Ajanta and Ellora Caves, and Ganpatipule among others. As all these destinations are just a few hours away from the city, they’ve become hot spots for people who wish to take a break from the tedious city life and go to a serene and peaceful place for a weekend with friends or family. Not only that, these locations are also gradually gaining more attention from tourists from other parts of India as well as abroad, thanks to their historical or religious importance, as well as their extraordinarily scenic locales. You can have a look at more of such exciting weekend getaways from Mumbai in the infographic below.
So if you are planning a trip to the awesome city of Mumbai, make sure to visit at least one or more of these getaways, and experience the culture and spectacular beauty of this Western region of India.
Nirav Dave is the cofounder of Short Break Company, in Mumbai that specializes in all things Offbeat Stays & Weekend Getaways. He is an Avid traveler, A dedicated husband, and father and loves Numismatics. Follow Nirav on Twitter.