Mumbai is regarded as a commercial capital of India and often called a Bollywood city. It is a capital city of the state of Maharashtra. Day trips from Mumbai are very famous to places like Matheran, Lonavala, Khandala and Elephanta caves. These places have become a great escape for visitors on weekends from metropolis Mumbai.
These weekend spots are well connected by roads and trains. Day trips to the places like Matheran, Lonavala and Khandala offer serene beauty of hills, panoramic green valleys, waterfalls and rock-cut caves shrines. These places are jam-packed by travelers during weekends. One can visit Karla and Bhaja caves en-route while visiting Lonavala
Day Trip to Matheran
Matheran is the smallest hill station situated at a distance of 90 km from Mumbai in the state of Maharastha. Neral is the nearest hill station where one can board on toy train to Matheran. Neral is 11 km short to Matheran while coming from Mumbai. Matheran’s proximity to the cities like Mumbai, Pune makes it famous excursion site or weekend getaway. Vehicles are not allowed in Matheran makes the hill station different from others.
Day Trip to Lonavala
Lonavala is a beautiful hill station situated 90 km away from Mumbai on the Mumbai – Pune Expressway and well connected with other cities like Pune, Khopoli and Karjat. Lonavala is jewel of Sahyadri hills provides a great escape from the busy life of city like Mumbai. Pearl green hills, crystal clear waterfalls and ponds can be seen during monsoon.
Day Trip to Khandala
Khandala can be clubbed with Lonavala in a same day trip from Mumbai. Khandala is just 3 km away from Lonavala. There are many trains available from Mumbai to get Khandala or otherwise one can get down at Lonavala and then visit Khandala. Nearest airport is Pune, which is 66 km away from Khandala.
Day Trip to Elephanta Caves
One needs to go to the Gateway of India in Mumbai to get the tickets for ferry to Elephanta caves. One has to journey through sea route. Elephanta Caves are unprecedented sculpted caves located at a distance of 10 km to the east of Mumbai. Caves are closed on Monday. On reaching to an Island, there are two groups of caves found.
Day Trip to Nasik Vineyards
This Nasik wine tour will take you through the most popular Nasik Vineyards along with opportunities to taste some of the famous Indian wines. Though there are almost 50 wineries in and around Nasik.
OVERNIGHT AT SHIRDI – 01 NIGHT / 02 DAYS
OVERNIGHT AT MAHABALESWAR – 01 NIGHT / 02 DAYS