People in Mumbai and Karnataka are lucky to have 2 long weekends in March. With the Holi long weekend already gone, people here are now eagerly waiting for the Ugadi or Gudi Padwa long weekend. If you are planning to travel in the long weekend and looking for a place that is not too crowded and not too solace, here is the list of 6 offbeat destinations near Mumbai you will love
If you love trekking, Rajmachi is the perfect destination for you. Nestled in the lush green Sahyadri ranges, the trekking trail in Rajmachi is worth checking out. The twin forts Shreevardhan and Manoranjan located in Rajmachi are not to be missed. The not-so-cool and not-so-hot weather of March provides a perfect weather to track through the valley.
This beach destination near Mumbai is one of the most quiet and underrated place. With its quiet, serene and almost empty beaches, Dahanu is perfect for someone looking to spend some quality time with their partner. And if going out with family, Dahanu provides a perfect picnic spot. So pack your bags and enjoy the Ugadi long weekend at the beaches of Dahanu
If you are sucker for virgin beaches, you will fall in love with the quiet and serene beaches at Revanda. Located in close proximity to Alibaug and Kolad, now there is a bridge in the southward stretch of Alibaug making Murud-Janjira accessible. There are some amazing home stays that will provide you delicious food at affordable prices.
Located close to the popular hill station Matheran, Vikatgad is one of the most scenic trekking destinations near Mumbai. A mere 4 Km from Neral station provides for an easy 1-day trek and even a first time trekker can enjoy hiking through the trails.
You must visit Kajrat for its historic forts, rock-cut cave temples and stunning farmstays. At a mere 60 km from Delhi, Kajrat is a picturesque village that provides clean air, pleasant weather and a refreshing ambiance. Kajrat is the perfect offbeat destination near Mumbai for a 1-day or 2-day trip with friends and family.
Diveagar is fast growing in popularity as a day destination near Mumbai. Known for its white-sand beaches, fort and the temple dedicated to Suvarna Ganesha, Diveagar makes a perfect destination for a weekend trip near Mumbai
So, which offbeat destination you would like to visit in the upcoming long weekend?