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Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

By Jayshreebhagat

Mumbai rains play a magical and refreshing role in every Mumbaikars life. And to celebrate this season there are perfect companions Cutting Chai, vada pav, and hot Bhajiya (Pakoras). There are many best places to visit in Mumbai among tourists, but we have handpicked list of the popular monsoon getaways from Mumbai during monsoon.

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

1. Mahabaleshwar-Panchgani-Lonavala-Khandala

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala-Khandala are two most popular holiday destinations near Mumbai among tourists. Look for some best weekend packages from Mumbai and you are set to enjoy this tourist place in Maharashtra. the magnificent landscapes of the Sahyadri hills, refreshing mountain air & other attractions such as Duke Nose, Tung fort, Pawna lake,  mapro garden,  and,  Tikona fort make it a goof holiday destination for family and nature lover. Enjoy the gushing waterfalls during monsoon and the lush greenery around Venna Lake. Also, the Lingamala Waterfall is a must watch place during monsoon as it disappears and reappears due to the mist.

Township of Aamby Valley is located on the hilly terrains of Western Ghats and is popular among picnickers. You can Indulge in many activities like jungle safari, zorbing, rappelling, ziplining, rock climbing, paintball shooting, trekking, go for an aqua bus ride or just enjoy some delicious  Hyderabadi, Awadhi, Turkish, Lebanese delicacies.

2. Karnala

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

Karnala Bird Sanctuary is popular among nature lover and a very exciting place for bird watching near Mumbai. Monsoon is the best season to spot exotic bird species like the Malabar Whistling Thrush, Magpie Robin, and Paradise Flycatcher. Trekkers are in for a treat at Karnala, one of the most beautiful monsoon getaways from Mumbai. This is also a renowned one day picnic spot near Mumbai for its beautiful panoramic views of Sahyadri mountains. During monsoon, you can also witness the cascading waterfalls and trek if you are adventurous.

3. Elephanta Caves

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

Thos is the perfect one day picnic spot in Mumbai that is closely situated to Gateway of India. Take a ferry to reach this place is an hour along with the beautiful view. The sculpted structures on Elephanta Island are worth watching on Elephanta Caves. Also not to miss The architecture of 3 rock cut caves that are from 5th & 8th centuries.

4. Igatpuri

Igatpuri is considered the best monsoon getaways from Mumbai. Book for holiday packages near Mumbai to witness the Spectacular views of mountains, lush greenery, gushing waterfall and serene environment.  You can also visit Vipassana International Academy/ Dhammagiri for a rejuvenating experience.

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5.  Malshej Ghat

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

Listen to the raindrops whisper in this most stunning mountain pass of Western Ghats. Malshej Ghat is known to be the nature lover’s delight, while trekker also loves this place for many adventure activities. Dense groves, Waterfalls, historic Shivneri Fort, and lakes make this a popular picnic spot. While, The red and orange migratory flamingos is a must watch attraction of Malshej Ghat during the monsoon. You can choose resorts near Mumbai for family and enjoy this magnificent place with family.

6. Bhandardara

Places Visit Near Mumbai Monsoon

Bhandardara is situated on the Pravara River bank and is known to be a romantic getaway from Mumbai. Enjoy the fresh air with the scenic beauty of this place near Mumbai during rainy season to rejuvenate your senses. Don’t miss the beautiful scenic views of the Bhandardara Lake that looks prettiest under the moonlit sky. While other attractive are Randha Falls and Ratangad Fort if you who love trekking.

7. Matheran

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

This is automobile-free green zone paradise. It lists in the top hill stations near Mumbai. Visit this place during monsoon to take a look at the vibrant green shades for a picnic. Go out to trek to the historic forts of Irshalgad, Prabal, and Karnala. And of course the splendid sceneries from Louisa Point, Echo Point, Porcupine Point, and Alexander Point. This is the best one day picnic spots near Mumbai during monsoon to enjoy Morbe Dam, MatheranOne Tree Hill, Chanderi Caves and Charlotte Lake. Make it a family trip and let them enjoy the Phulrani, toy train ride, buy dried flowers, vane items, and tempting chikkis.

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8. Karjat

Top 8 Places To Visit Near Mumbai In Monsoon

Planning for a long weekend in Mumbai during monsoon? Karjat should be your choice for the splendid greenery, thrilling whitewater rafting for all those adventure lovers.  While other attractions are Kondeshwar Temple Bhivpuri Waterfall, Bahiri Caves Jain Temple, Kondana Caves. ND Studio is also a special attraction of this place as some popular movies were shot here.

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