Has the Mumbai heat got you dreaming of an escape? It is time you realise that summers are here for real and it is time to go out of your way to keep yourself cool. How about a road trip with your friends? Or a romantic getaway? Imagine a road trip with the wind ruffling your hair? Get your Bollywood ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ dream come true this summer vacation and a perfect excuse to battle the Mumbai heat too. Make a trip out of your weekend or you can also plan a fancy staycation. We have curated a list of places you can go by road from Mumbai.
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Here Is A List Of Top 5 Destinations To Visit From Mumbai
1. Sula Vineyards
Located at a mere 180 km to the North of Mumbai, Sula vineyards are a great place to go with your friends or significant other. Sula is India’s largest, most renowned brand when it comes to wines thus making Nashik India’s own Napa Valley. There is a vineyard tour where you can witness the art of winemaking while roaming around the vineyards. This tour also provides wine samples testers for the visitors. As the grape season is from January to March, it is also the best time to visit the Vineyards. However, the place is open all year round for its visitors.
This destination is easily the most loved hill station of the Mumbaikars and Punekars. Located to the south of Mumbai, this place is merely 161 km away. However, being a hill station, the road gets a little tricky with the presence of ghats and curvy roads. Monsoon is the best time to visit as the strawberry season is preferred by the visitors. However, a lot of rain causes lakes like the Venna lake to flood. The best time to visit Mahabaleshwar is from March to June with the temperature ranging between 15 degrees Celsius to 35 degrees Celsius. When in Mahableshwar, make sure you devour the juicy strawberries and strawberries with cream (their special dish), try the tasty butthas, corn tikkis and more. If you get a chance, visit the Mapro Garden to try some freshly baked food items!
It is the capital of the Union territories of Dadra and Nagar Haveli, at a distance if 170 kilometres from Mumbai. Silvassa can be a weekend getaway from the city rush. Churches, lakes, dams, temples are a few of the tourist attractions of the town. The place is ideal for family trips or a road trip with friends. Silvassa has a number of resorts to relax and enjoy a quiet weekend.
A famous hill station in Maharashtra, Matheran is merely at a distance of 80-85 kilometres from Mumbai. It is famous for its pleasant weather, lush greenery and serene environment. The town is away from the vehicular tradffic as motor vehicles are not allowed in the periphery of Matheran. Known for its natural flora and fauna, Matheran is a home to monkeys and horses.
Known for its pristine beaches and mouth-watering seafood, Alibaug is a coastal region in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. At a distance of around 100 kilometres from Mumbai, Alibaug is the best tourist destination for a road trip with friends with its relaxing atmosphere. With the opening of ferry rides for passengers and vehicles, Alibaug is merely at a distance of only a few hours from Mumbai.
Aren’t you excited to plan your next road trip soon?
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