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Mumbai, the city of dreams and land where hustle is rooted as deep as it could be. Everything is fast and pulsates with a fast-paced lifestyle. Inevitably, amidst this hustle, fatigue sets in.

Fortunately, the silver lining lies in Bombay’s location, which presents a number of weekend getaway options.

In just a few hours’ drive, you can find solace in tranquil hill stations such as Lonavala and Matheran, or seek relaxation on the inviting beaches of Alibaug and Kashid. 

These rejuvenating retreats provide a much-needed break from the city’s bustling life, allowing both locals and tourists to recharge and explore the natural splendour that surrounds this city. Explore this guide for weekend getaway from Mumbai and plan your own getaway.

Weekend Getaway From Mumbai

Coastal Delights

Explore Alibaug

Alibaug is a beautiful town south of Mumbai with beaches and forts, it is the go-to vacation spot for Mumbaikars.

Alibaug is about 96 km away from Mumbai, there are many ways to go from Mumbai to Alibaug, and the best one is by road.

Alibaug- Weekend getaway from Mumbai

Some of the interesting things you can do here are visiting the alluring Alibaug Beach and Varsoli Beach, and the Kolaba Fort.

Unwind At Kashid Beach

Kashid Beach is another pretty beach, with views of the clear sea stretching as far as the eyes could see.

Kashid Beach is about 125 km away from Mumbai. The best way to reach is by train to the Roha railway station.

Kashid Beach

Some of the things you can do near Kashid Beach are- visit the Korlai Fort, Murud-Janjira Fort and Padmadurg Fort.

Discover The Ganpatipule’s Beaches

One of my favourite beaches are the Ganpatipule Beaches as they offer a beautiful view of the hills behind, between which the sun sets.

Ganpatipule's Beaches

These beaches are a little far from Mumbai, at a distance of 351km. You can take a train to Ratnagiri railway station and a cab from there to reach the beaches.

When you visit these beaches, other places you can explore around it are Prachin Konkan Museum, Kavi Keshavsoot Smarak and Magic Garden.

Hill Stations Retreats

The Serene Lonavala & Khandala

The most famous places to clear your head and enjoy their lush greenery and breathtaking views.

Lonavala and Khandala

Both of these are about 80 km from Mumbai and the best way to reach them is by road.

When you are in these places, some more you can explore are Kune Falls and the Bhaja Buddhist Caves. You can check our guide on 10 best waterfalls in Lonavala.

Escape To Matheran 

A traffic-free hill station with picturesque landscapes and toy train rides all around it to enjoy the view in all ways possible.


Matheran is about 83km and the best way to reach there is by the daily train Deccan Express from Mumbai or the Sahyadri Express from Pune. 

Some interesting places to visit near Matheran are Louisa Point, Matheran Stargazing Adventure Camp and one tree hill point.

Get Enchanted By Mahabaleshwar

Known for its strawberry farms and cascading waterfalls, both of which are worth trying out on a weekend and will definitely help you cool off.

Mahabaleshwar is around 230 km away from Mumbai. The best way to get to Mahabaleshwar is by cab.

Some spots you can check out near Mahabaleshwar are Pratapgad Fort, Elphinstone Point and Sunset Point.

Historical Escapades

Dive Into The Rich History Of Ajanta And Ellora Caves

Famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites, these caves carry a lot of historical significance and give the base to forms of art too.

Ajanta and Ellora Caves are about 320km away from Mumbai. The best way to travel from Mumbai to these caves is to take connecting busses.

Some other marvellous places to visit near Ajanta and Ellora Caves are the Kailasa Temple and  Bibi Ka Maqbara.

Ruins Of Vijaydurg Fort In Sindhudurg District

Step back in time at the magnificent fort surrounded by clean water and lush green forests, giving a peaceful aura.

The Vijaydurg Fort is about 430km away from Mumbai. The best way to travel from Mumbai to Vijaydurg Fort is by train.

Some interesting things to do visit near the Vijaydurg Fort are the, Devgad Fort, Devghali Beach and Vijaydurg Beach.

Wildlife Encounters

Safari Adventure At Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park provides home to many beautiful endangered animals, thriving in their natural habitat.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is around 22 km away from Mumbai, and the best way to reach there is by road.

To add to your experience in this National Park you can take a wildlife safari to have a look at the animals in their natural setting.

Visit Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve 

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is perfect for a chance to spot tigers and other wildlife on your weekend getaway from the busy city.

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve

Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve is located around 970 km away from Mumbai and the best way to reach is by train.

Some interesting things you can do when you are here are visiting the Tadoba Lake, Erai Dam and Erai Dam.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Discover the biodiversity of Karnala Bird Sanctuary, observe the gracious birds in all forms possible and admire the wonderful nature.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located around 50 km away from Mumbai, the best way to reach this place is by road.

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Some interesting things to do around the park are visiting Karnala Fort, Kalavantin Durg Trek and Pandavkada Falls.

Spiritual Sojourns

Seek Blessings At Shirdi

Shirdi Mandir

The famous pilgrimage site of Sai Baba is a divine temple with a positive aura. This temple is said to be Sai Baba’s home.

Shirdi temple is located about 120 km away from Mumbai. The best way to reach this place is by bus.

To visit this temple you can book a ticket online here, or purchase it at the entrance of the temple.

Visit Trimbakeshwar

Home to one of the twelve Jyotirlingas for Lord Shiva devotees to feel his divine presence.

Trimbakeshwar temple is located near Nashik and is about 166 km away from Mumbai, the best way to reach here is by train.

Near this temple are some interesting places such as Pandav Leni Caves, Muktidham Mandir and Shree Kalaram Sansthan Mandir.

The Global Vipassana Pagoda

Vipassana Pagoda is known for its meditation centre, the objective of this Pagoda is to spread peace and harmony. 

Vipassana Pagoda is located about 48 km away from Mumbai and it is reachable by train.

Some interesting things you can do near Vipassana Pagoda include visiting EsselWorld and the ISKON temple.

Adventure Escapades

Trek In The Hills Of Bhandardara 

Bhandardara is a village in Maharashtra perfect for weekend trips, you can trek and enjoy camping by the lakeside.

Bhandardara village is about 160 km away from Mumbai and the best way to reach there is by train.

Other beautiful places you can visit near Bhandardara are Ratangad Fort, Arthur Hill Lake and more.

River Rafting In Kolad

Kolad is another village in Maharashtra, a thrilling water sports destination near Mumbai.

Kolad Village is located 117 km away from Mumbai and there any many options to reach there by train.

Among the adventure sports you can try here are river rafting, bungee jumping, Mountain biking and more.

Paragliding And Rappelling In Kamshet

At Kamshet you can engage in thrilling activities such as paragliding, one of the famous take-off points is the Shinde Wadi Hill.

Kamshet is located about 100 km away from Mumbai and the best way to reach this destination is by train.


Some other things you can do near Kamshet are visit the Bedse Caves and Karla Caves.

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To sum up, this ultimate guide for the nearest weekend getaway from Mumbai presents countless options that cater to diverse preferences and interests. From serene hill stations to adventurous trekking trails and historical marvels to fun beaches, there is something for everyone seeking a break from bustling city life. 

To take breaks to unwind, explore, and connect with nature, these destinations offer perfection. So, why not plan your next weekend’s getaway in one of these amazing places? 

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