Recommended Road Trips from Mumbai
Mumbai!! The city that never sleeps. Life in Mumbai is fast paced and if you are not able to keep up you will be left behind. It is a wonderful city to live in. But sometimes you need to get away from all that to rejuvenate yourself. And going on road trips is the best way to do it.
Here is set of road trips you can go on from Mumbai.
Mahabaleshwar is the highest hill station the Western Ghats and the route is one of the most scenic especially during the monsoon season.
On your way to Mahabaleshwar you can visit the Shri Ballaleshwar Temple in Pali.
Distance: 231 kms Time Taken: 5 hours
There are 15 Petrol Pumps, 67 Toilets and 113 Food Joints on this road trip.
A very popular destination for a weekend getaway from Mumbai. It may be a short road trip but it surely a fun one. You get a brilliant view of the Kolaba Fort from the Alibag beach.
Distance: 92 kms Time Taken: 3 hours
There are 13 Petrol Pumps, 53 Toilets and 150 Food Joints on this road trip.
A white and sandy Kashid Beach is a secluded one which has a serene atmosphere and perfect for relaxing. You could probably extend your trip and visit the Murud Fort and beach.
Distance: 168 kms Time Taken: 4 hours
There are 5 Petrol Pumps, 67 Toilets and 104 Food Joints on this road trip.
Another very popular road trip from Mumbai. A perfect weekend getaway. It has beaches, churches, water sports, heritage structures, happening night life, basically it has all things that can make your weekend a lot of fun.
On your way to Goa you can to visit the Panhala fort near Kolhapur and also the Bhimgad fort and Bhimgad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Distance: 597 kms Time Taken: 11 hours
There are 39 Petrol Pumps, 83 Toilets and 129 Food Joints on this road trip.
Ashtavinayak Yatra is a pilgrimage which also translates in to a good road trip. It is a trip that covers all the 8 distinct idols of Lord Ganesha.
Distance: 375 kms Time Taken: 8 hours
There are 26 Petrol Pumps, 82 Toilets and 161 Food Joints on this road trip.
Tarkarli is a white sandy beach with the water clear as a crystal. A real good place to relax and be one with nature. You can do scuba diving, snorkelling and also other water sports.
On your way to Tarkarli if you wish you can take a detour to visit the Vidyadurg Fort on the Sindhudurg Coast.
Distance: 493 kms Time Taken: 10 hours 30 minutes
There are 8 Petrol Pumps, 74 Toilets and 26 Food Joints on this road trip.
Ages and ages and ages ago that is during the Ice Age a meteor landed here and the impact created this crater and now it called the Lonar Crater Lake.
On your way to Lonar Lake you can visit the Devgiri Fort near Aurangabad and aldo the Ellora caves.
Lonar Crater Lake (Source)
Distance: 476 kms Time Taken: 9 hours 30 minutes
There are 33 Petrol Pumps, 37 Toilets and 47 Food Joints on this road trip.
Saputara is a hill station almost on the border of Maharashtra. Being a hill station it has quite a few attractions. Opportunities for trekking are also plenty.
On your way to Saputara you can visit the Mahuli Fort near Asangaon or the Tingalwadi Lake near Igatpuri.
Distance: 248 kms Time Taken: 4 hours 45 minutes
There are 46 Petrol Pumps, 41 Toilets and 128 Food Joints on this road trip.
Kaas Plateau is in the Sahyadri ranges. This plateau is full of wild flowers and the best time to visit is around September. Kaas Plateau is a World Natural Heritage Site.
On your way to Kaas Plateau you can visit the Sajjangad Fort or the Ajinkyatara Fort and also the Bedse caves.
Kaas Plateau (Source)
Distance: 279 kms Time Taken: 5 hours
There are 34 Petrol Pumps, 90 Toilets and 160 Food Joints on this road trip.
Shrivardhan is a place with many beaches. A good weekend getaway to relax from your daily routine. You can further visit Harihareshwar beach and the Harihareshwar Temple.
On your way you can visit the temple of Lord Ganesh in Pali and also Unhere Kund a hot water spring near the temple in Pali.
Distance: 187 kms Time Taken: 4 hours 30 minutes
There are 11 Petrol Pumps, 61 Toilets and 119 Food Joints on this road trip.
Ganapatipule, a small town in Ratnagiri is known for Lord Ganesha temple on the beach. The idol of Lord Ganesha is believed to have self-manifested.
On your way to Ganpatipule you can stop over at Kolad for some white water river rafting or visit the Pratapgad Fort.
Ganapati Pule (Source)
Distance: 343 kms Time Taken: 7 hours 30 minutes
There are 16 Petrol Pumps, 75 Toilets and 121 Food Joints on this road trip.
Shivthar Ghal is place with beautiful landscapes and is located in the Sahyadris. The waterfall is a major attraction. This place also historic value as this the place where Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj met Samarth Ramdas for the first time.
On your way to Shivthar Ghal you can visit the Raigad Fort.
Shivthar Ghal (Source)
Distance: 220 kms Time Taken: 5 hours 15 minutes
There are 15 Petrol Pumps, 48 Toilets and 12 Food Joints on this road trip.
These are some of the recommended road trips. Some are popular some are not so but are worth the trip. Some other road trips that can be done from Mumbai are to Amboli, Gaganbawda, Malshej Ghat etc.
If you feel we have missed out some popular road trips please let us know in the comments section.
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