The Financial Capital of India is known for people worldwide, Mumbai where it is said that the city never sleeps, people running to catch their metro rail, sub-urban trains, Dalal street, the Taj hotel, Bollywood etc. However, as you are constantly in the run, you sometimes think of taking a break and thus you can go to have a bit of fun during your road trip.
Here are a couple of places where you can take a road trip from Mumbai to let go off the stress that it offers.
Known for its nature, beauty and amazing roads, Lonavala is one of the top tourist destination for many Mumbaikers. The road trip can be taken via Mumbai-Pune Expressway (all vehicles except 2 wheelers) and Old Mumbai-Pune expressway (2 wheelers allowed) to reach Lonavala. Known for its green surroundings, forts, camps, trekking, hiking and amazing weather Lonavala is situated just 85kms from Mumbai.
An offbeat location yet an amazing place to explore and set yourself in is the place called Kashid. It is known for its white sand beach, scenic viewpoints and an amazing place to relax. Extend your visit to another 34kms and you land into another place called Marud. These both locations can be done in a day however, we recommend you to stay for a day or two. Kashid is located around 122kms from Mumbai.
One of the classic road trips that can be taken and also one of the longest uphill rides which you experience is the bike ride from Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar. The location is around 248kms and the last leg of the journey has some serious uphill driving, explore the viewpoints, drive through lush hills and explore the region when you visit Mahabaleshwar. We recommend a stay of 2-3 days when you visit Mahabaleshwar.
DandeliLocated around 583 km crossing the border from Maharashtra to Karnataka, Dandeli is known for its nature and elephant reserve. Also, it is known for adventure sports activities which one can experience when they come to Dandeli. Experience White Water Rafting, Tiger and Elephant Reserve, Camp and trek here when you visit Dandeli and let yourself be in the midst of nature. Dandeli is located around 590kms from Mumbai.
One of the offbeat, calm, pollution-free location is Tarkarli which is located around 490kms from Mumbai is known as the only place where you can undergo Scuba Diving and Snorkelling training in Maharashtra. You can experience Star-gazing, scuba diving, snorkelling, boating here and also do not miss the experience of stargazing as the atmosphere here is not polluted as the city atmosphere is.
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