Which are the places to visit around Mumbai?
Posted on Dec 16, 2013 by sushma.yadav
Having experienced the beautiful city of Mumbai if you are still left with some time there are still many places to explore around Mumbai. So energize yourself and get ready to enter an exciting world of adventure and entertainment. Starting off with…………………….
LONAVALA AND KHANDALA
Two twin Hill Stations at approx distance from 88 Kms from Mumbai are a part of Sahyadri range that separate Deccan Range from Konkan coast. There is so much you can explore in these places and savour the natural beauty of the surroundings. Waterfalls, deep winding paths, are a treat for people with a zeal for adventure. Some places to visit in around these places are Rajmachi Point, Lonvala Lake, Dukes Nose,Tiger’s Leap, Valvan lake etc and some beautiful historical monument with magnificent architecture like Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves and
Lohagad fort etc.
Alibag is at a distance of approx 100kms from Mumbai. Its pollution free environment, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters is bound to enchant you. Just at distance of 1mile from magnificent Alibag beach is the Varsoli beach. This place is bound to fascinate you with its forts and temples; The Alibag Fort, The Colaba fort and many Beautiful temples as well.
Another unbelievably beautiful Hill Station just 90Km from Mumbai, it is a Must See. It is an eco -sensitive region and no automobiles are allowed here. So the beauty of nature can be enjoyed silently over here without any honking of vehicles. This small hill station in itself has number of places to offer. With its approx 28 points, 2 lakes, 2 holy shrines, 2 parks there is a lot to relish and enjoy. The best way to experience the beauty of this place is by foot or you can take a horse as well. So keep 2-3 days in your kitty and get immersed in the vast bounties of nature.
NASIK or NASHIK as it is called is another destination, just 175kms from Mumbai. It has a unique flavor of its own. A curious combination of new and old, its home to one of the most important 12 jyotirlings-The Trymbekshwar . It’s also host to one of the largest religious gatherings in our country the Kumbh Mela, held after every 12 years. Sita Gufa, part of our great relic Ramayana can also be visited by you. Just in contrast to the holy temples, being the largest producer of grapes in the country it is also the biggest producer of wine. So come and experience the contrasting aspects of this city.
The very happy and outgoing city as I would love to call it, is situated just 3 hrs from Mumbai. It is an eclectic mix of culture, education, spirituality and a lot more. Some places of interest here would be Parvati hills, Dagdu Sheth Temple, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum , Pataleshwar Rock Cut Temple, Sinhgard fort, Osho Ashram and so on.
So chart a plan keep some extra time and money and experience this world around the city of Mumbai.