Weekend Getaways from mumbai, Places to Visit near Mumbai

Weekend Getaways from mumbai, Places to Visit near Mumbai
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Weekend getaways of tourists to visit from mumbai are Ajanta Ellora caves, Matheran, Ambernath, Elephanta Caves, Sanjay Gandhi National Park, Ambernath, Kanheri caves, Karla Caves, Gorbunder, Karnala Bird Sanctuary and fort, Madh, marve, manori beaches.

 

Among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend Getaways from Mumbai are : –

AAREY MILK COLONY(35 km)
A modern farm set amidst gardens, it supplies milk to the city of Mumbai. The central dairy is open to visitors from 1600 to 1900 hrs. Cottages for picnickers are available and can be reserved through the chief Executive Officer, Aarey Milk Colony, Mumbai.
There is a restaurant near the central Dairy.
AMBARNATH(74 km)

It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai - Chalukya temple

Chalukya Temple

This is an 11th century Chalukyan temple, well worth a visit. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

 

BASSEIN FORT(76.8 km)

It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai - Bassein Fort

Bassein Fort

A 15th century Portuguese fort, with interesting sights around it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ELEPHANTA CAVES(9 km by sea)

The Elephanta island is known as Gharapuri (fortress city). The 7th century cave temple complex, which has been carved out of rock under two small hills, is dedicated to Lord Shiva and was a flourishing place of pilgrimage till a few centuries ago. It has a magnificent 18 feet high, three headed bust of Shiva-the Maheshmurti. The main cave, which is known as Elephanta, is supported by massive pillars, each resting on a square base with fluted shafts. Inside is the main hall housing sculptures of various gods in Hindu mythology. This well known tourist spot is accessible by boat from the Gateway of India. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

 

 

Erangal Beach(35 km)
The suburban electric train spots at Malad, from where the journey must be made by road. Hotel accommodation available.

 

GORAI BEACH(59 km)
The nearest railway station is Borivili. Private shacks are available here.

 

JUHU BEACH(20.8 km)
A 5 km long beach fringed with palms and coconut trees, it is a popular spot and has a number of hotels and restaurants. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

KANHERI CAVES(42 km)
Carved out of native rock, the 112 caves that form the complex are believed to have been occupied by Buddhist monks for nearly a thousand years, starting 2 nd century A.D., thus making them one of the oldest rock monasteries in the country. Caves No 1,2 and 3 are noteworthy for their massive pillars, sculptures and Stupas. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.
GHODBUNDER(43.2 km)
The suburban electric train stops at Borivali from where Ghodbunder is 9.6 km by road. It is an enchanting spot.

 

KARLA CAVES(100 km) The Buddhist rock-cut Chaitya Hall of Karla dates to the 2nd century B.C. and is said to be the most perfect of its kind. An inscription at the entrance attribute its excavation to Bhutapal of path about 2 km. Sedan chairs available. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.
KARNALA BIRD SANCTUARY AND FORT(61 km)

It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai - Karnala Bird Sanctuary

Karnala Bird Sanctuary

About 150 species of birds have been spotted here 30 of which are migratory. The rare Ashy Minivet a native of the Phillippines has also been seen here. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

 

LION SAFARI PARK/KRISHNAGIRI PARK/SANJAY GANDHI NATIONAL PARK(35 km)

It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

The national park also called Krishnagiri Upvan, has the Gandhi Smriti Mandir on Pavillion Hill.The lion Safari Park gives visitors an opportunity to watch the Indian lion from special ,closed vehicles. The lion Safari park is open on all days, except Monday. Closed on Tuesday if Monday happens to be public holiday.
Entry on park allowed only on Safari vehicles from 0900 to 1700 hrs, each trip lasting for about half an hour.
It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

MADH,MARVE AND MANORI BEACHES
30 km by suburban electric train to Malad and thence 12 km,5.6 km and 6.4 km respectively by road. Ferry services from Marve to Manori beach are available. Allow full day. Accommodation available here.

 

MATHERN HILL RESORT(105 km)

A motorable road has been constructed and is open to light vehicle traffic. Trains available from Mumbai CST (Victoria Terminus)to Neral and then to Matheran. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

POWAI AND VIHAR LAKES
26.6 and 28 km respectively by suburban electric train to Kurla or Andheri and thence by road. Buses from Andheri Railway Station on Sunday and holidays. Allow full day.

 

TANSA LAKE(103 km)
By suburban electric train to Atgaon and thence 14.4 km by road. Allow full day.

 

TULSI LAKE(32 km (Via Aarey))
By suburban electric train to Goregaon and thence 6 km by road. Allow half a day.

 

URAN SEASIDE RESORT(74 km (via Panvel)),(9.6 km by sea)
Motor launches available from new ferry wharf. Allow a full day.

 

VAITARNA LAKE & DAM(122 km)
By suburban electric train to Khardi and thence 12.8 km by road. Allow a full day.

 

VAJRESHWARI HOT SPRINGS/GANESHPURI ASHRAM(88 km)

It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai - Hot Spring

Hot Spring

By suburban electric train to Bassein Road and thence 28.9 km by road or to Thane and thence 33.7 km by road. State Transport buses available on Saturday afternoons, Sunday and holidays from Mumbai. Allow a full day. It is among top tourist places to visit near Mumbai for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

 

 

 

 

VERSOVA BEACH(29 km)
By suburban electric train to Andheri and thence 5 km by road. Allow a half day.

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