July 25th, 2018 by OYO Team admin

Road trips! Every traveller’s ears would perk up at these two words. The feeling of wrapping everything up, stashing in the car and just leaving all the worries behind – Isn’t this what you dream about every single day? If you are in and around Mumbai, then your dreams can surely come true.

Mumbai is an unapologetic city. As the grind gets hard, escaping on a road trip is the only solution. In this post, we bring you a list of places which are the hotspots for a one-day road trip from Mumbai. So, rev up your mean machines, and off you go!

9 Road Trips from Mumbai

  1. Kashid Beach (126 km)
  2. Igatpuri (121 km)
  3. Bhandardara (164 km)
  4. Kolad (121 km)
  5. Malshej Ghat (127 km)
  6. Sula Vineyards (169 km)
  7. Kamshet (105 km)
  8. Revdanda Beach (109 km)
  9. Road Trip to Lonavla or Khandala

1. Road Trip to Kashid Beach

Kashid is the perfect place to be if you are wanting to avoid the city’s humdrum and seeking for tranquillity. As one of the best weekend destinations with family or friends, you can enjoy getting entranced by the waves while relaxing on the beach. A beach lovers haven, Kashid is just a 3-hour ride/drive from Mumbai and can be visited in any season, but the best time to visit is in the winters.

Even in the monsoons, the landscape becomes beautiful, but you might not be able to enjoy the water activities. Summer is not much frequented by people which brings down the tariff on hotels. A lesser-known paradise, you can use the no-tourist time in your favor and enjoy a walk on the beach during the sunset sans the crowd.

Things to do/see

Murud Janjira fort, Korlai Fort, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary

2. Road Trip to Igatpuri

Igatpuri is a quaint town nestled in the lush greenery of the Western Ghats. With some spellbinding landscapes, Igatpuri is also famous for its mountain peaks and forts. Leave behind your city-life woes, visit Igatpuri to enjoy the Monsoons and take in the scenic beauty of this hill station cum town.

There are plenty of homestays and resorts which offer good stay options, so go ahead and find out your best travelling style and make your stay even more fun and special. While you are there, do not forget to gorge on the famous Vada Pav and a nice cup of Chai.

Things to do/see

Bhatsa River Valley, Camel Valley, Trek to Kalsubai, Ghatandevi temple, Vaitarna Dam, Myanmar Gate

3. Road Trip to Bhandardara

As soon as the monsoons hit Mumbai, Bhandardara is the go-to place to enjoy the serenity of nature. Undoubtedly, your tired city soul will be liberated from the sights of the majestic waterfalls at Bhandardara. With many resort options for a stay, Bhandardara is the perfect monsoon getaway from Mumbai to enjoy the rugged and spectacular mountain sceneries as well as the umbrella falls.

You can enjoy the lakeside camping to fireflies treks too –  this place has a lot in store for you!

Things to do/see

Wilson Dam, Umbrella falls, Randha falls, trek to Ratangad, Amruteshwar Temple at Ratanwadi, Arthur Lake.

4. Road Trip to Kolad

If you want to fuse in some adventure into your road trip destination, then Kolad is the adventure junkie’s haven. Situated on the banks of the fast-flowing Kundalika River, Kolad is not any regular village in Maharashtra – it’s for the crazy travelers who love wild adventures.

From Ziplining to River Rafting to Kayaking, Kolad has it all. Also, not to forget the scenic charm of waterfalls, mountains, and valleys!

Things to do/see

Tahmini Ghat Waterfalls, Bhira Dam, Kuda Caves

5. Road Trip to Malshej Ghat

Malshej ghat is hands down one of the most beautiful and scenic passes in Maharashtra. This one is on every traveller’s list of road trips in Maharashtra. Frequented every monsoon, Malshej Ghat is a perfect place for a pluviophile. Malshej Ghat is where you can drive, take in the pristine view of the valley from the pass and have hot bhajiyas on your way back.

During monsoons, it as if you are driving through the clouds. That said, caution is essential when driving here. There also many hiking trails to go on. Also, this place is a wildlife lover’s delight with a varied species of fauna.

Things to do/see

Malshej Falls, Shivneri Fort, Bird watching at Pimpalgaon Joga Dam

6. Road Trip to Sula Vineyards

If you want to engage in some luxurious activity like wine tasting, then head to Sula Vineyards in Nashik. It is the first ever winery in India. These acres and acres of vineyards are a beautiful sight. There is a Wine tasting tour, a factory tour of the winemaking process and a rooftop restaurant for food.

Wine lovers would not want to leave this place and head back home. Indulge in some exemplary wine tasting with the view of the vineyards and a lot more activities at Sula Vineyards.

Things to do/see

Eat lavish Italian and Indian cuisine, Grape stomping, a walk in the vineyards.

7. Road Trip to Kamshet

Mumbai to Pune Expressway

The best place to experience Paragliding in Maharashtra is Kamshet. The reward of Paragliding feels all the more exquisite when you have to go through the breathtaking Mumbai-Pune route which is lined up with mesmerizing mountains. These same mountains give you the chance to explore forts and caves too. The surrounding landscapes of Kamshet are like a balm to the sold – all you can do is, forget about your worries as soon as you spot the mountains soaring high.

Things to do/see

Bedse caves, Bhaja Caves, Pawna lake

8. Road Trip to Revdanda Beach

Mumbai to Alibaug

Revdanda beach is new found love for people. 17 km from Alibaug, you will see this astounding beauty which has garnered a lot of attention in a very short time span. Travellers seeking offbeat destinations, this is your perfect getaway, and you know what? Beach Camping is what has attracted a lot of people to explore this place, so go ahead with planning your trip here! Relish some lip-smacking seafood, go on tum tum rides, take a walk on the beach at sunset. There are few things you can do at this virgin beach near Alibaug.

Things to do/see

Birla Ganesh Temple, Gorge on seafood

Plan your road trips to these eight gems which will give you an otherworldly experience than Lonavala or Matheran. Get into your car, set out to explore and do new things! Just like Aaron Lauritsen said, “The freedom of the open road is seductive, serendipitous and liberating.”

9. Road Trip to Lonavla or Khandala

Beautiful road leading to Khandala

Those who live in Mumbai must have visited these two cities at some point in time and there is no denying the fact that traveling to these twin cities by road truly enhances the trip even further. The trip is about 85 km long and whether you travel by car or bike, you will enjoy the unbounded beauties of nature only a couple of hours out of a busy city like Mumbai. However, only cars are allowed on the Mumbai Pune Expressway and for bikers, there is the Old Mumbai- Pune Highway. Khandala is only another 5 km from Lonavla and another 15 km away, one can explore the Rajmachi Fort. You can also visit the Korigad Fort and do not miss the Lonavla wax museum. Tiger’s Leap and Duke’s Nose are other popular points.

Things to do/ see

Go for trekking and hiking in the verdant valleys, explore the Rajmachi Fort and other smaller forts in the vicinity, have a bath under the waterfalls, indulge in bird watching.

Happy Tripping!

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