Places to Visit in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
Lonavala is a famous hill station located in Sahyadri Ranges in Pune District of Maharashtra State. It is placed at a height of 622 meters from the mean level of sea. Lonavala is about 95 km from Mumbai and 65 km away from Pune City. Lonavala spans over an area of 38 sq. km. and draws its name from Sanskrit word ‘Lonavali’, means ‘group of caves’.
Lonavala was ruled by Yadava Dynasty and Mughals for many years. Chikki is the popular sweet item in Lonavala. During the months of monsoon season, especially between October and May is the ideal time to visit Lonavala.
Hotels in Lonavala:
- Fariyas Resort Lonavala
- Treasure Island Resorts
- Chandralok Hotel
- Amby Valley City
Mahabaleshwar is a municipal town positioned on the Western Ghats Range in Satara district in Maharashtra State. It is located at a height of 1353 meters from the mean level of sea. Mahabaleshwar is situated about 286 km from Mumbai City.
Wilson Point is a sunrise point and tourists can view the stunning beauty of sunrise from this spot. Venna Lake was built by Shri Appa Saheb Maharaja in the year 1842. The lake is spread over an area of 113311.98 sq. km. and there is boating facility available in Venna Lake. Connaught Peak, Dhobi Waterfall and Lodwick Point are other popular tourist attractions located near Mahabaleshwar.
Accommodation options in Mahabaleshwar:
- Pratap Heritage
- Ramsukh Resorts
- Sherwood Resort
- Brightland Holiday Village
Matheran is considered as a smallest hill station in the country positioned at an altitude of 800 meters in Raigad District of Maharashtra. Matheran is located about 90 km from Mumbai City and about 120 km away from Pune City. Mumbai Airport is the nearest airport to Matheran placed at a distance of 46 km.
Charlotte Lake, Hart Point, One Tree Hill Point, Echo Point, Paymaster Park, Panthers’ Caves and King George Point are the popular visitor attractions of Matheran. From September to June is the ideal time to trip Matheran to enjoy the beauty of parks and caves.
Where to stay in Matheran?
- Brightlands Resort
- Byke Retreat
- Horseland Hotel and Mountain Spa
- Woodlands Hotel
Alibaug also known as Shreebag is about 300 year old town situated in Raigad District in Maharashtra State. It is very famous for its spectacular beaches located about 110 km away from Mumbai. The prominent beaches in Alibaug include Kolaba Beach, Akshi Beach Kihim and Kashid Beach. Also Alibaug houses St. Barbara Tower, Undheri Fort, Vikram Vinayak Temple and Janjira Fort.
Watches, bags, antiques, grocery items, junk jewellery are available at affordable cost in Alibaug. Between November and July is the ideal time to reach Alibaug, while the climate is very lovely, calm and favorable for enjoying the beach beauties.
Accommodation options in Alibaug:
- Sea View Hotel
- Ghanvatkar Bunglow
- Sun N Sea Beach Resort
- Jogalekar Cottage
Igatpuri is a town widely popular for hill station located in Nasik District in Maharashtra State. This wonderful hill station is placed at an elevation of 1900 feet and situated about 120 km northeast to Mumbai City. Igatpuri is a heaven for tourists houses numerous top attractions like Ghatandevi Mandir, Bhatsa River Valley, Tringalwadi Fort, Vipassana Meditation Centre, Vaitarna Dam and Camel Valley.
Igatpuri is well connected by road, railway and air transport facilities. Igatpuri has own railway station placed within the town. Mumbai International Airport is the nearest airport to Igatpuri located 120 km away. During the months of winter season is the great time to visit Igatpuri.
Hotels in Igatpuri:
- Golden Resort
- Manas Lifestyle Resort
- Ashwin Hotel
- Shagun Water Park & Resort
About Malshej Ghat:
Malshej Ghat is a popular hill station situated in Pune District in Maharashtra State. It is covered with forest and the Western Ghats. Malshej Ghat is placed at a height of 700 meters from the mean level of sea and is one of the best places for trekking, boating and hiking. The Shivneri Fort is a prime attraction of Malshej Ghat and it is believed that Shivneri Fort was the birth place of a great Maratha King Shivaji.
Harishchandragad Fort, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam and Ajoba Hill Fort are the other major tourist attractions of Malshej Ghat. The Ghat is situated about 126 km from Mumbai City. Monsoon season is the best time to visit Malshej Ghat because during these months hills are surrounded with full of greenery.
Accommodation options in Malshej Ghat:
- Sushant Holiday Resort
- Ranvara Residency
- Sushant Holiday Resort
- Ranvara Residency
The list of other prominent tourist attractions near Mumbai is as follows:
- Kashid Beach