Friday, 7 June 2019

Best Places to Visit in Monsoon near Mumbai

After the extreme hit of summer season now peoples in Mumbai are waiting for monsoon. Every season have their own value. In monsoon, some people don't like to go for outing, but it gives very amazing experience, when you go on a trip in monsoon. Cool weather, beautiful atmosphere, lush greenery, active waterfalls, only seen in monsoon, so why we miss the chance to explore monsoon destination. Today I will tell you about some of the best monsoon destination near Mumbai, which can makes your monsoon trip more exciting, So let's know about them. I have a list of some awesome places to explore near Mumbai in monsoon, all are located outside of Mumbai, which makes them perfect weekend destination to enjoy your day.

1. Lonavala

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Lonavala is a very popular hill station based between Pune and Mumbai, Lonavala looks great during monsoons, with its lush greenery, active waterfalls, lakes and green mountains this place attract lots of visitors. This place is located just few hours ride from Mumbai and Pune, mostly known for great monsoon destination, especially for hikers and trekkers. With all this awesome things, this is an all in one place to visit near Mumbai during monsoon.

Well known for : Tiger's Leap, Bushi Dam and Lonavala Lake

2. Khandala

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Khandala is another one beautiful place to visit in monsoon, which based on the foothills of Sahyadri, this amazing place is a perfect weekend destination for the peoples in Mumbai. Khandala attracts lots of monsoon trip lovers with its scenic valleys, green hills, beautiful lakes and misty waterfalls. After Lonavala, Khandala is a second most popular tourist destination to visit near Mumbai in monsoon.

Well known for : Rajmachi Fort, Visapur Fort, Bedsa caves

3. Mahabaleshwar

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The another most famous hill station based in the Sahyadri Hills of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar offers a great panoramic view of surrounding hills. In Monsoon, this area covered with a thick vegetation and waterfalls, which looks very beautiful. Mahabaleshwar receives a highest rainfalls in Maharashtra which makes it perfect destination for monsoon trip.

Well known for : Chinaman's Waterfall and Dhobi Waterfall

4. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat
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My personally favorite destination for monsoon trip near Mumbai, Malshej Ghat is a beautiful hill station in Sahyadri mountains ranges. This place offers stunning views in monsoon with its lush green hills and innumerable waterfalls. The drive from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat in monsoon offers a picturesque view of surrounding splendid valleys and lakes. This mountain is also a home of various flora and fauna, flamingos are come here from Europe during the monsoons! This place is excellent weekend destination to visit near Mumbai mostly for outdoor activities like trekking, hiking, bird watching and relaxing in nature.

Well known for : Malshej Falls, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam and Harishchandragad Fort Trek

5. Igatpuri

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Igatpuri is one of the best monsoon destination located outside from the crowd of Mumbai. It is a small, but amazing hill station located in the Sahyadri Hills. It is surrounded by Dense forests and lots of ancient temples, this place is well-known for the Vipassana International Academy where you can learn the old technique of meditation. During monsoon, this small location in Sahyadri Hills is transformed into a new world with the lush greenery and cool atmosphere.

Well known for : Bhatsa River Valley, Camel Valley and Tringalwadi Fort

6, Matheran

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Matheran is well-known for its cool weather and peaceful atmosphere, if you want some peaceful time from the everyday life of city. Then nothing more better option than Matheran, where has a rule of no vehicles allowed within the town area! Matheran is filled with full of excitement, here you can enjoy a train ride in a heritage railway and explore the town on horseback. The hills of Matheran have lots to offer as the clouds practically descend over it during monsoon and it has over 30 watch points, which offers a beautiful view of the town.

Well known for : Louisa point, Panorama Point and Charlotte lake

7. Durshet

During monsoon, Durshet is covered in a lush green forests and looks beautiful. It is based in the Sahyadri ranges with the Amba River flowing through the forest. This place offer a pleasant atmosphere for a monsoon trip from Mumbai and Pune. The place is filled with lots of waterfalls during the rainy season where you can enjoy trekking through the falls and green mountains. For adventure seekers, Durshet is like a paradise which offers adventurous activities like rock climbing, rappelling and river crossing. Here you can also see the wide variety of flora and fauna, you can hear the sound of birds from everywhere.

Well known for : Durshet Forest Lodge, Uddhar Hot Springs and Water sports activities

Thank you very much reading this article and I hope you like this. If you have any questions related to this, then ask in comment section. Also check out other post on this blog. Keep visiting....

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