Walk away from the conventional dates and surprise your soulmate with something different this weekend. Here is a list of handpicked places near Mumbai which could be perfect for a romantic getaway. We have accumulated some of the best destinations within the radius of 250 kms from Mumbai. So, you can spend less time traveling and more time enjoying the beauty of each place with your better-half. Also read about weekend getaways from Mumbai.
Pack your luggage, hold your partner’s hand and break free from the monotony of daily life to experience romance like never before!
Karjat is situated at a mere distance of 62 km from Mumbai and is an ideal weekend destination for the Mumbai residents. What many of you might not know is that it could be your offbeat romantic getaway as well! Karjat is the place where you can find peace and adventure in nature’s beauty. It is open to activities like river rafting, hiking, trekking, and camping. Camping at Karjat, under the starry sky with your better half, is one of the best experiences you can have in your life. You may also visit the Kondava Caves, Kothaligad(Peth) Fort, Ulhas Valley, Bhor Ghat and ND Studios.
By Train: You can take a direct train to the Karjat Junction from Mumbai which takes around 1hour 40mintues.
By Road: As Karjat is merely 2hours away from Mumbai, traveling by road is a suitable option. You can hire a cab or drive on your own or avail bus services to reach here.
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Want a secluded trip in the lap of nature, with your loved one? Then Igatpuri should be your destination for this weekend which is just 120kms away from Mumbai. It is a small town, and hill station tucked far away from the mundane life, in the Nasik District of Maharashtra. The Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre located here is the world famous for teaching Vipassana (insight meditation).
Igatpuri is also well known for its picturesque Camel Valley, the ancient Ghantandevi temple, and the Bhatsa river valley. And if you plan to add a bit of adventure to this trip trek through the Kalsubai Peak, one of the highest peak in the Sahyadri range. Feel a gush of excitement that seeps in when you see the magnificent view of this peak, with your beloved!
By Train: There are direct trains connecting Mumbai to Igatpuri, within 2hrs 30minutes approximately.
By Road: Mumbai is well connected to Igatpuri via road. You can hire a taxi or drive your own car up to this destination. Buses are also available to reach here.
If you and your partner are nature lovers, then Malshej Ghat as a weekend getaway from Mumbai for couples definitely tops the list. It is 145kms away from Mumbai and this place will leave you spell-bound, especially if you visit during the rainy season. Cuddling up with your loved one on a drive through this place is simply blissful! The monsoons bless this place with a misty weather, which looks heavenly along with the flourishing meadows and milky-white waterfalls. The Harishchandragad Fort, The Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, The Ajoba Hill Fort and The Malshej Falls are the notable tourist places here.
By Train: The nearest railway station to Malshej Ghat is Kalyan Railway Station. It is 85kms away from the Ghat, and you will have to take a taxi from there to reach your destination.
By Road: Hiring a cab or taking your own vehicle can be a good idea as the Ghat is just 3 hours away.
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Daman is 170 km from Mumbai and is well connected by both, railways and roads. It is a must visit for all those who love to see beaches and forts. The Devka beach is a lovely place to sit and watch all the picturesque sunsets with your loved one. For all those who would like to swim on the beach and indulge in water sports, Jampore beach is the place for you. Daman is known for having a Portuguese tinge to its architecture. If you and your partner are history buffs, you would love admiring all antique structures here including the St Jerome fort that overlooks the beach and is a peaceful place to visit during late afternoons. Daman also has some lush green gardens like the Jetty Garden and Kadaiya Lake Garden.
By Train: The nearest station to Daman from Mumbai is Vapi, which is 12kms away from the heart of the city. You can book cabs from outside the station for traveling in the city.
By Road: Daman is well connected via road to Mumbai, and one can hire a cab or book a bus or take their own vehicle there. It is approximately a drive of 3hours.
Located 167kms from Mumbai, Nashik is an apt weekend getaway from Mumbai for couples willing to spend some splendid quality time away from the city in the midst of the primary wine-growing region of India. Situated in the undulating lush green Western Ghats, the best time to visit the place is from November to March when the weather is cool and pleasant. For monsoon lovers, June-September is the best time to witness the flourishing Ghats and spend time with your loved one. The places you must pay a visit to here include Sula Vineyards, Gangapur Dam, Vihigaon Waterfalls, Pandavleni Caves and Trimbakeshwar Temple.
By Train: You can catch a train from Dadar or Lokmanyatilak to Nasik. (It is a journey of 3 hours.)
By Road: You can take a direct bus to Nashik from Mumbai which is a 5-6 hour journey. There are multiple operators running on this route. You can also drive to Nasik on your own or hire a car to experience the aesthetic view of the Ghats.
Just over 250 km from Mumbai, Panchgani makes for a perfect weekend getaway from Mumbai for couples who love cool weather and hill stations. Panchgani literally meaning five hills so that you will find yourself amongst the beauty of lush green hills and various table top plateaus. Your drive to Panchgani would be accompanied with a spectacular view of the Krishna river. Places that you must visit include the Table Land plateau, Devil’s kitchen, Pandvgadh Caves and Elephant’s Head Point. The Rajpuri Caves is also known to have given shelter to the Pandavas. Sydney point gives you a beautiful view of the valley. For all the free-spirited and adventurous souls, Panchgani provides you with the opportunity to paraglide over green valleys as well.
By Train: Nearest station to Panchgani is Pune. One cam get off there and then take a taxi to their destination.
By Road: The road from Mumbai to Panchgani is good and one can reach there either by bus or car. It would roughly take you four hours by road to reach Panchgani.
Situated 140kms from the city of Mumbai, Jawhar is a tiny unexplored hill station in the ranges of the Western Ghats. It is untouched by commercialisation and offers a simple but serene atmosphere to spend your weekend. Jawhar has some breathtaking waterfalls such as the Dabdaba falls and Kal Mandavi falls, the Dadar-Kopra falls and the Palusa Falls where one can spend romantic evenings with their partner. Other prominent attractions include the Jaivilas Palace and the Hanuman Point. One famous place of visit for the love birds is the Sunset Point. It was traditionally called the Dhanukamal as the valley surrounding the Sunset Point is in the shape of a bow(Dhanu). Owing to the scenic beauty this place offers, it is popularly called the ‘Mahabaleshwar of the Palghar District.'
Jawhar has much to offer to couples and it could be your romantic weekend getaway from Mumbai to spend quality time with your loved one!
By Train: The nearest station is Igatpuri and one can take a cab from there to reach Jawhar.
By Road: A drive up to Jawhar take around 2hours 45minutes approximately and the roads till here are well-built.
Set amidst the Sahyadri range, Mahabaleshwar is home to one of the few evergreen forests of India. It is at a distance of 230 km from Mumbai and it's an absolute pleasure to visit this place in monsoons with your love. Some of the famous tourist attractions here are Three Monkey Point, Arthur Point, Veena Lake, Marpo Graden and Elephant’s Point. It is the most popular romantic getaway amongst the Mumbaikars. You can spend your weekend at Mahabaleshwar, savoring strawberries in a boat ride, hand-in-hand with your beloved.
By Train: There is no railway station at Mahabaleshwar. The nearest station is Satara that is 60kms away.
By Road: The road connecting Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar is mostly smooth and multiple bus services and cabs can be availed to reach here. Driving your own vehicle here is always an option.
Look what we have assembled! Some of the finest places in Mumbai which you can call your romantic weekend getaway from Mumbai. Cease the hustle bustle of your life and allow some sunshine to enter in with a short trip to any of these places with your soulmate!
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