Everyone dreams of living and visiting in Mumbai. It is not at all wrong that Mumbai is a major center of tourism. People come from all corners of the world to roam here. Although Mumbai is always beautiful, it blossoms during the monsoon. There are many places around Mumbai that one must visit during the monsoon. Let’s know about some such places –
1. Karla Caves
This cave, here, is one of the oldest caves. Exquisite carvings were carved to the pillars of this cave cut by stone. This cave also features a Koli temple.
Bhimashankar is another beautiful place to visit during Monsoon holidays. Though famous as a religious site, it also has a sanctuary for wildlife, a spectacular waterfall that becomes attractive during the rainy season. You can also enjoy adventure trekking from Shidi Ghat through Ganesh Ghat.
Bhandardara is renowned for trekking. If you like trekking, do not hesitate to visit Mahabaleshwar on India’s the Western Ghats. Not just trekking, but greenery, hills, and river-waterfalls add charm to this. You can also use the train to reach here, and you can also go by road. The closest train station is Igatpuri.
Daman is the best destination for tourists, 174 km from Mumbai. In this city, one can encounter Portuguese colonies and ancient attractions. In which one can see a glimpse of the old world. The city also boasts two famous beaches.
5. Bhaja Cave
On the other side of the cave of Karla is the cave of Bhaja. In the second century BC, this cave was built. This cave is 3 kilometers from the station in Malawi.
Tapola is one of the best places to visit in Monsoon close to Mumbai. It is also known as West Coast Kashmir. This lovely place is situated 300 km from Mumbai and 150 km from Pune. It is a beautiful green region spread around the beautiful Lake Sivasagar. To trekkers it is unbeatable.
Igatpuri is a picturesque place surrounded by the Western Ghats and the serene atmosphere. The loveliest holiday destination is near Mumbai. The perfect time to visit this beautiful place is between June to September or November and March, located at a distance of 120 kilometers. The Camel Valley, Amritsar Temple, Arthur Lake, Kalsubai Hill, Bhatsa River Valley can be roamed here.
8. Malshej Ghat
Malshej Ghat, famous for its lush green curves, is an excellent place to visit near Mumbai. It is surrounded all around the Western Ghats by mountains. It is approximately 154 km from Mumbai. Perfect months to come are July to August, and October to March. Also, visitors can visit Harishchandragad, Shivneri Fort, and Pimpalgaon Joga Dam.
Mahabaleshwar has always been a hub of tourist attraction. Here, it is worth seeing the peaks and beautiful high mountain valleys. You can take a flight from Pune airport to reach here, while if you want to go by train, the nearest railway station is Satara. You can enjoy riding horseback here. Besides that, elephant points are quite common too.
10. Tungarli Lake
During the British Empire, the Tungarli Lake was built to conserve rainwater. There is plenty of water in this lake during the rains, in which people who come here enjoy boating.
The magnificent Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on a small island next to the district of Raigad and is a perfect place to visit near Mumbai. Located 150 km away from Mumbai, this location is the best place to spend peaceful time. Between October to March the ideal time to visit here. Here you can go horse riding too.
12. Lohagarh Fort
This fort is in the village Bhaj, 3 kilometers from the station in Malawi. This fort houses a dargah. On the left of the fort are Lake Pavna and Fort Tikona. There is Tung Fort and Koregarh Fort beyond that as well.
13. Tikona Fort
The fort at Tikona is on the way to Lake Pavna. It has a Buddhist cave at its summit and some water tanks. In winter a beautiful reflection of the Pavana Lake Tikona Fort is seen.
Located among beautiful plains, Rajamchi is about 300 km from Mumbai. Tourists come over here to see Shivaji’s fort and its glory. Here too the Wildlife Century is a center of attraction.
This lovely station on the hill is also known as the Queen of Maharashtra. This hill station, surrounded by natural beauty, is one of the tourist’s favorite spots. Located in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, this hill station is renowned for its natural beauty. It can be reached by flying here from Dabolim airport. It’s also reachable by train. The sunset point is very famous here. Besides this, dense and beautiful forests can be seen from Shirgaonkar Point.