Make the most of your Holi holiday! Bookmark THESE 7 weekend getaway spots near Mumbai

Make the most of your Holi holiday! Bookmark THESE 7 weekend getaway spots near Mumbai

Pack your bags already.

Looking to add some colour to your long weekend plans this Holi? Get ready for an unforgettable getaway at these 7 places near Mumbai! Whether you're craving a splash of adventure, or a sprinkle of relaxation, we've got you covered with our list. Pack your bags, grab your friends, and get set for a fun filled weekend.

1. Daman

Nestled on India's west coast, Daman beckons with its tranquil beaches, lush landscapes, and a history stretching back two millennia. Located approximately 177 km from Mumbai, dive into Daman's rich cultural tapestry woven with historical monuments and religious sites like Jampore Beach, Somnath Mahadev Temple, and St. Jerome Fort. For some thrill, head to Devka Amusement Park or Vaibhav Water World.

2. Nashik

India's wine capital, Nashik, offers the perfect weekend escape, just about 207 kilometers from Mumbai. Delve into the nuances of wine culture with visits to iconic vineyards like Sula Winery, where you can indulgein tasting sessions. Beyond vineyards, explore Nashik's rich heritage at Dharamchakra Jain Temple and Trimbakeshwar Temple. Also, indulge in street food delights and soak in the city's charm with a number of attractions like Pandav Leni Caves and Someshwar Waterfall.

3. Panchgani

Tucked away 245 kilometers southeast of Mumbai, Panchgani is the ultimate weekend hideaway. Its year-round pleasant weather beckons you to unwind in nature's lap. Marvel at the Sahyadri Mountains at Rajpuri Caves, tranquil valleys, and cascading waterfalls. Take a scenic road trip, soak in breathtaking views, and catch mesmerising sunsets and sunrises at Pari Point, Sydney Point.

4. Saputara

Located in the Sahyadri mountain range, 248 kilometers from Mumbai, Saputara is a charming hill station offering a unique blend of snake temples and vibrant village culture. Explore its serene ambiance with visits to Step Garden and Lake Garden. And yes, don't miss attractions like Hatgadh Fort and Artist Village alongside the local sunset points!

5. Mahabaleshwar

This picturesque hill station, is just 263 kilometers from Mumbai and is nestled in the lush Western Ghats. A favourite among nature enthusiasts, Mahabaleshwar boasts rivers, ancient temples, waterfalls, and lush greenery. With winding roads, strawberry farms, and pleasant weather year-round, it's a hit among Mumbaikars seeking a getaway.

6. Ganpatipule

Nestled in Maharashtra's Konkan district, Ganpatipule, situated 338 kilometers from Mumbai, is a coastal gem waiting to be explored. Perfect for a weekend getaway, it offers something for everyone – from thrilling water sports to serene beach strolls. Experience its rich cultural heritage with temple visits and Prachin konkan Museum or indulge in adrenaline-pumping activities like water scooters and banana boats at Ganpatipule beach. With its relaxed vibe and spiritual allure, Ganpatipule is an ideal destination for families, couples, and soul seekers.

7. Ajanta & Ellora Caves

The Ajanta and Ellora Caves, falling under UNESCO World Heritage Sites, are marvels of ancient stone craftsmanship. Ajanta boasts 32 Buddhist caves, while Ellora showcases 34 caves with Buddhist, Hindu, and Jain monuments. Explore Cave 5 for Buddhist sutras or Cave 10, to witness a massive Buddha image. Perfect for a long weekend, these caves blend education and entertainment, offering a glimpse into India's rich history and architectural wonders!

Mumbai to Ajanta- 428 km

Mumbai to Ellora- 337 km

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