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5 Places Near Mumbai for a Relaxing Long Drive

Roads were made for journeys not destinations - a famous quote which is true in every sense. One of the most rejuvenating experiences to indulge in is to go on a road trip with loved ones. With so many places to visit near Mumbai, there are ample road trip options available. Breeze through the best road trips from Mumbai, where not just the destination but the journey makes the real difference.

​Lonavala - Khandala

One of the must-go road trips from Mumbai is the one to Lonavla and Khandala. These twin hill resorts hold a special place in the heart of every Mumbaikar. Get set to escape in breathtaking views of the Sahyadris on your way.

Places to visit: Duke’s Nose, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Lohagad, Karla & Bhaja Caves, Bushy Dam, Bedsa Caves, Pavna Lake, Tungarli Lake and Lonavala Lake

Mahabaleshwar
A road trip to the highest hill station in the Western Ghats is undoubtedly one of the most satisfying weekend getaways. If you’re visiting Mahabaleshwar between February and April, you will be able to view fully blooming strawberry fields whereas during monsoon you will be welcomed with graceful waterfalls. You can enjoy activities such as horse riding, trekking, mountain biking, boating, fishing and water sports in Mahabaleshwar

Places to visit: Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Pratapgarh and Kaas plateau.

Igatpuri
Igatpuri is an easy day trip from Mumbai and you'll have enough time to explore the major attractions here if you are on a road trip and want to go back the same day. You can enjoy activities such as trekking, hiking, meditation and sightseeing here amidst the spectacular mountain views. During the monsoon, you’ll love the rain-soaked landscape of Igatpuri.
 
Places to Visit: Dhammagiri, Tringalwadi Fort, Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai peak, Arthur Lake, Amruteshwar Temple and Camel Valley

Kashid
A road trip from Mumbai to Kashid is a dreamy ride along the coastline. It is a must visit for nature lovers to experience the green vistas especially during the monsoon when nature is blooming at its best. The serene Kashid beach is a fantastic place to escape from the hustle bustle of city life.

Places to visit: Murud-Janjira Fort and Beach

Malshej Ghat
Drive down to Malshej Ghat, a beautiful mountain pass in the Western Ghats, during monsoon to experience a yet another verdant and picturesque drive. Between July and September, you will spot plenty of waterfalls and birdlife including bright orange flamingoes.

Places to Visit: Shivneri Fort, Harishchandragad, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej Falls and Shivneri Fort

Now that there are 5 more places added to your road trip list, buckle up and start planning for your next road trip. But in all this excitement, do not forget to carry your car insurance​, license, PUC papers and other vehicle related documents.