There are times when you simply want to forsake the hustle and bustle of Mumbai city life to unwind and relax. While there is no doubt that a long holiday might be on your mind, it is usually possible only two or three times a year. So, how about a one-day trip nearby Mumbai to escape the routine monotony? You can plan them on weekends, public holidays or any day as per your schedule.
Here are some popular recommendations for a one-day outing from Mumbai:
The beauty of the Lonavala trip is that you can plan it in a jiffy without giving much thought due to its proximity to Mumbai. You can visit popular sightseeing spots such as Tiger’s Leap, Bhaja Caves, Duke’s Nose, Karla Caves, Lion’s Point, or the celebrity wax museum. If you have already done sightseeing on your previous visits, you can book a day outing package offered by some resorts in Lonavala. If you don’t want to explore the town, then you can also go to Imagicaa Theme Park or Della Adventure Resort for thrilling fun!
If sun, sand, and sea beckon you, then Alibaug is a great choice. You can visit beaches, enjoy water adventure activities or explore Murud-Janjira forts. You can also take a stroll at Raigad Bazaar and shop for handicrafts and other knick-knacks for your home. Being a coastal town, Alibaug is also famous for its seafood cuisine – don’t miss to give it a try.
A small fishing village in the northern region of Mumbai, Manori is a quiet beach known for its unspoiled white sand. Manori is also known as mini-Goa and makes for a perfect one-day outing within the Mumbai suburbs. After splashing in the water, you can visit churches, Sufi Dargah, Buddhist Pagoda, and Samudreshwar Temple.
4. Pawna Lake
Location: Hingoli District, Aurangabad region
Pawna Lake is famous for its lakeside camping. The man-made lake is surrounded by panoramic views of nature. You can either book an overnight camping package or just visit in the daytime for sightseeing and adventurous activities. Two main attractions here are Shinde Wadi Hills and Kondeshwar Temple. You can also enjoy boating, kayaking, paragliding, and zip-lining at Pawna Lake.
5. Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary
Kalsubai Peak, also monikered as the Everest of Maharashtra, is the highest point in Maharashtra. You can trek to the summit from the base village of Bari. The trekking trail is dotted with verdant landscapes and forests of the wildlife sanctuary. The trekking route is well-maintained and some slopes even have iron ladders for an easy climb.
If you are planning a family trip, corporate offsite, or school/college picnic to these locations, you will need reliable private transport. This is because travelling by public transport can get tiring and doesn’t allow flexibility in the itinerary. You can consider booking a tempo traveller or a mini bus from SimplyTrip as per your travel requirements.
A tempo traveller is suitable for a group size of less than 30. If the number of travellers is above 30, a mini bus is a better option. These vehicles have comfortable seats and amenities for a pleasant journey. The driver partners know the routes well and take you safely to your destination.
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