15 places to visit around Mumbai in monsoon

The economic capital of our country is busy all throughout the year. For those looking to get away from the hustle of their everyday lives, I’ve got you covered with this list of 15 places to visit around Mumbai.

1) Karnala :


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Karnala is a popular hill station which is located near Mumbai. It is located in the laps of the Sahyadri mountain range. This location is perfect as a long drive destination from Mumbai.

Book your Karnala fort trek here.

Distance from Mumbai : 49 kilometers

Things to do in Karnala :

  • Trekking.
  • Hiking.

Places to visit in Karnala :

  • Karnala bird sanctuary
  • Karnala lake

2) Mahabaleshwar :


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Mahabaleshwar is a very popular hill station nestled in the laps of the Sahyadri mountain range. Mahabaleshwar is often referred as the “Strawberry capital”. One can experience stunning views of plains and hills covered with foliage, making this place a wonderland of sorts.

Distance from Mumbai : 230 kilometers.

Things to do in Mahabaleshwar :

  • View the sunset point.
  • View the ancient ruins of temples.

Places to visit in Mahabaleshwar :

  • Morarji castle.
  • Pratapgarh fort.
  • Arthurs seat.

3) Lohagad fort :


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The ancient fort of Lohagad is an architectural wonder. The best part of visiting this fort is that it is surrounded by natural vegetation on all sides making it a haven for nature lovers.

Distance from Mumbai : 100 kilometers

Things to do in Lohagad :

  • Explore the fort.
  • Trek the nearby mountains.

Places to visit near Lohagad fort :

  • Tung and Tikona hills
  • Pavana Dam
  • Dukes nose point.

4) Panchgani :


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This place is touted as “paradise of the Sahyadris”. This green and beautiful hill station has captured the hearts of everyone who visits it. This place changes its color every season. It is popular for its light rains that wash the land in the monsoon season.

Book your leisure trip to Panchgani here.

Distance from Mumbai : 250 kilometers.

Things to do in Panchgani :

  • Trekking.
  • View sunrise from the peak point.

Places to visit in Panchgani :

  • Parsi point.
  • Sydney point.
  • Table land.

5) Kolad :


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Kolad is a small and an interesting village near Mumbai. It is located on the banks of the river Kundalika. Kolad has a green area cover throughout the year and it is famous for river rafting in the monsoon months.

Distance from Mumbai : 120 kilometers.

Things to do in Kolad :

  • River rafting.
  • Parasailing.

6) Igatpuri :


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Igatpuri is a relatively small hill station nestled in the beautiful laps of the western ghats. The numerous waterfalls carrying pristine waters is the pride of this beautiful little hamlet.

Distance from Mumbai : 120 kilometers.

Things to do in Igatpuri :

  • Trekking.
  • Take dips in the cold waters of the waterfalls.

Places to visit in Igatpuri :

  • Amruteshwar temple.
  • Ghanta Devi temple.

7) Mulshi dam :

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Mulshi dam is the prime location for people looking for a day’s getaway from the hustle of the city. This dam is surrounded by lush greenery on all sides. The water pressure is high during the monsoon season, and hence you can watch the dam in full force.

Distance from Mumbai : 170 kilometers.

Things to do in Mulshi dam :

  • Experience the water storage capacity of the dam.
  • Learn the internal working of the dam.

8) Bhandardara :


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Bhandardara is an Elysium of natural beauty. It also houses the largest peak in the Sahyadri range; The Kalsubai mountain. One can reconnect with nature amidst the beautiful mountains and valleys in Bhandardara.

Book your weekend camping trip in Bhandardara here.

Distance from Mumbai : 160 kilometers.

Things to do in Bhandardara :

  • Trek the Kalsubai peak.
  • Explore the green valleys of Bhandardara.

Places to visit in Bhandardara :

  • Ratangad fort.

9) Lonavala :


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Lonavala is by far the most famous hill station near Mumbai touted for its beauty. It is replete with dense forest cover making it an ideal getaway spot. Its beauty increases manyfold during the monsoon months. The bustle and cackle of the waterfalls ignite the spirit of adventure among the people present to witness the majestic sights.

Distance from Mumbai : 80 kilometers.

Things to do in Lonavala :

  • Go waterfall exploring.
  • Try the adventure sports.

Places to visit in Lonavala :

  • Ghangad-Talibalia
  • Pawna dam
  • Visapur

10) Harihareshwar :


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Harihareshwar is a beach town famous for being the place where the river Savitri meets the Arabian sea. Harihareshwar is surrounded by mountains on three sides and a beach on the fourth side making this place versatile for all sorts of people looking to relax.

Distance from Mumbai : 200 kilometers.

Things to do in Harihareshwar :

  • Go temple hopping.
  • Visit the site where river Savitri meets the Arabian sea.
  • Trek the nearby mountains.

11) Shrivardhan :


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Shrivardhan is a quiet beach resort town frequented by people who wish to listen to the lullaby of the sea. The music of the beaches is very clear at nights.

Book your river rafting trip in Kolad here.

DIstance from Mumbai : 190 kilometers.

Things to do in Shrivardhan :

  • Boating.
  • Rafting.

12) Tapola :


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Tapola is a scenic location which is famous for housing the Shivsagar lake. Tapola has something to offer to every kind of traveler looking for a getaway. It offers scenic views, adventurous sports and also a quaint picnic experience. The versatility of Tapola earned it immense fame.

Distance from Mumbai : 300 kilometers.

Things to do in Tapola :

  • Boating
  • Jet skiing
  • Trekking

Places to visit in Tapola :

  • Vasota fort.

13) Randha falls :

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This majestic 170-feet waterfall is very famous for the stunning views of the misty mountains. The best way to enjoy this waterfall is to trek the entire way and finally be rewarded by the glorious waterfall at the end.

Distance from Mumbai : 165 kilometers.

Things to do in Randha falls :

  • Trekking.
  • Waterfall exploration.

14) Durshet :


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Durshet is an amazing green haven located between Mumbai and Pune. Durshet enjoys a green cover throughout the year. This makes Durshet a coveted place popular for weekend getaways from Mumbai.

Book your weekend leisure trip to Mahabaleshwar here.

Distance from Mumbai : 80 kilometers.

Things to do in Durshet :

  • Go on nature walks.
  • Cross the flowing river.
  • Trek the hills for the amazing hilltop views.

Places to visit in Durshet :

  • Adlabs Imagica.

15) Alibaug :


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Alibaug is a coastal city in Maharashtra which houses the famous and the ancient 400-year old castle which is called the Alibaug fort. Alibaug is touted for its immense beauty during the monsoon months.

Distance from Mumbai : 280 kilometers.

Things to do in Alibaug :

  • Explore the fort of Alibaug.
  • Go swimming in the beaches of Alibaug.

Places to visit near Alibaug :

  • Undheri fort.
  • Kolaba fort.
  • Varsoli beach.
  • Mandwa beach.