In the hustle and bustle of life, have you even realized we’re just a couple of weeks away from New Year 2018? It is about time to make your travel plans, people! After all planning a bit in advance will get you exciting discounts and irresistible offers you will not feel like saying no to.
Mumbai is arguably one of the best cities of India. However, there’s no denying that city life takes a toll on our lives and everybody feels the need to escape from metropolitanism every now and then.
Mumbai’s blessed with several beautiful getaways, which fortunately are just a short road trip away. Whether you’re looking at spending some “me” time in the picturesque mountain ranges or relax by the sun kissed beaches or are in a mood of doing something adventurous, there’s plenty these 7 destinations have to offer:
If you’re a Mumbaikar, you must have visited Lonavala at least a dozen times. But whenever you have a short vacation, you would agree, this is where you love to go. That’s Lonavala for you – it keeps drawing you towards it again and again.
A road trip to Lonavala via the Mumbai-Pune expressway is a trip you will remember for years to come.
Indulge in adventure activities like waterfall rappelling, camping and trekking while you’re in Lonavala.
Bollywood must be given due credit to make this place popular with Indian travel enthusiasts – Chalti kya Khandala – kuch yaad aaya?
It is just 5 km away from Lonavala and has several top-notch tourist attractions like Duke’s Nose, Tiger’s Leap and Monkey Hill.
If you’re looking at spending your time by the beach, yet don’t want to travel all the way to Goa, Alibagh is the place for you.
A ferry from Gateway of India will take you to Alibagh in less than an hour. Spend some relaxing time at the beaches, have some authentic Maharashtrian food and enjoy some cool water sports at this popular weekend getaway.
Matheran is the place to be for all you folks out there who love to view brilliant sunrises and sunsets. What’s more? Since it has been declared an Eco sensitive region, you will not find any automobiles in the town, allowing you to have a super peaceful vacation.
If you are someone who loves to gaze at pretty waterfalls, Igatpuri should be the destination of your choice this New Year. It is also a great place to visit to capture some spectacular mountain views.
There’s nothing about Mahabaleshwar that hasn’t been said – that’s how popular this hill station is, rightly referred to as the queen of Hill stations in Maharashtra.
Strawberry lovers rejoice – Mahabaleshwar is one of the most famous places that has massive cultivation of strawberries and mulberries. So you get to eat some really juicy strawberries. Also, don’t miss having the brilliant strawberry cream that’s readily available at many places in Mahabaleshwar.
India’s very own Switzerland, Panchgani is a destination that offers a pristine and uncontaminated environment.
Table Land, Parsi Point, and Gangapuri, Ganpati Aali and Ramdoh temples are some of Panchgani’s most beautiful attractions.
We’re all set to bring in the New Year, aren’t we?
– Harsh Baldev for nearbuy.com