Living in a metropolitan, or even a cosmopolitan city is more than rewarding. However, there are times when the fast-paced city life starts taking a toll on us. There are days when we don’t get to spend any quality time with our loved ones, and then there are more days when we just don’t get a laid-back time for ourselves. All of this combined with work pressure can often lead to unwanted stress. It is at these times we’re left wondering if there are any places to visit near me where a quick getaway can be managed, so as to join work in time on Monday Morning!
Thankfully, there are about a dozen places near Mumbai for weekend some of which are also close to Pune. We’re going to discuss 10 such destinations today, with the hope that these will help you blow off steam and help you revel in a rejuvenating time!
Well, when it is about places to visit near Mumbai or Pune, Lonavala ought to be on the top of the list. However, we’re sure you must have already visited the place a dozen times. But wait, there’s something more to it! Yes, you guessed it right. We’re speaking of the marvellous Della Adventure Park and Resort. Whether you wish to get that much-desired adrenaline rush from its enthralling rides or are simply looking for places to visit in Lonavala at night, Della is your answer! Perfect for family getaways and fun times with your gang of friends, it is located at a 2.5-hour drive from Mumbai as well as Pune! When at Della Adventures, you can expect to revel in as many as 70 adventure filled activities.
Meticulously designed to suit all age groups, the park with its numerous restaurants, incredible attractions, and adrenaline-pumping rides will leave truly enthralled! And don’t you worry. Hanks to the stringent adherence to safety measures, this places is as secure for your toddlers as it is for the elders in your clan.
Yet again a destination, which is approachable via Pune as well as Mumbai, Panchgani is nothing short of being truly majestic. Also known as the ‘Place of Five Hills’ this town brims with the scenic hills, and awe-inspiring views of its numerous coastal plains. For all you know, even the drive down to Panchgani is as magnificent as you could possibly imagine.
Known to be one of the most soul-stirring natural resort in the western region of India, Bhimashankar is situated at a meagre 2-hour drive from Pune. While it is renowned as the home for a variety of wildlife, many people are unaware of the fact that it is also home to one of the 12 Jyotirlingas! Offering some of the most thrilling trekking routes, Bhimashankar is an ideal place for anyone and everyone.
4. Karnal Bird Sanctuary
Located on the Mumbai Goa Highway, in the foothills of the majestic Sahyadri Ranges, Karnal Bird Sanctuary is home to a whopping 150 odd species of birds. Sprawling in a massive area of 4.8 square kilometre, the sanctuary houses as picturesque Botanical Garden, and a splendid Rose Garden.When you set out for this amazing destination, don’t forget to carry your sports shoes, so that you can enjoy the numerous trails that this bird sanctuary offers!
One of the most undermined weekend getaways from Mumbai, Kolad is a supremely beautiful town, located on the banks of Kundalika River. Gushing with freshwater, the river entertains water-sports enthusiasts with full fervor. Right from Rafting to Kayaking, from boating to Rappelling and even Paragliding you can expect to do it all when here. For those who aren’t inclined to participate in adventure lined activities, they can always revel in the breath-taking views of the surrounding mountains as well as the Tamhini and the Kansai waterfalls.
Now that you know of some of the most spectacular and rejuvenating destinations to visit near Pune and Mumbai, we’re sure your upcoming weekends will be lined with fun, frolic, and memories that you can cherish for a long time to come.
2 Months Ago, Saturday, December 9, 2017, 10:46:21