Mumbai is the commercial capital of India and a hot tourist spot as well. With its vibrant culture and a freewheeling spirit, the charm of being in Mumbai is ever captivating and alluring. Mumbai has a plethora of hot tourist spots which you can cherish for all times. And the city has similar excursion hunts that make it all the more favored tourist spot. There are a number of weekend getaways near Mumbai that come high on priority list of any serious tourist in quest for fun and exploration.
Ajanta and Ellora Caves
These caves are the ancient repository of Indian architectural
heritage. Located near the city of Aurangabad in Maharashtra Ajanta and
Ellora caves are the world famous for the cave shrines that cut out of
rock, all by hand. There are 34 caves at Ellora and 29 caves at Ajanta.
And all are sheer outstanding specimens of Indian architectural
Famous for Elephanta caves this Island takes you on a spiritual journey
of cave temples. And of course Elephants Island becomes a rocking place
during the weekends when daily trippers come to enjoy full throttle.
Maharashtra Tourism holds Elephanta festivals here, in the month of
February each year.
About 35kms from Mumbai, Alibagh or Alibag falls under Raigad district
in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, a picturesque coastal town with
placid and pristine beaches flushed with warm and soothing Sun. It's a
fantastic weekend gateway that you would love to grab when in Mumbai.
Bordi is a peaceful and uncluttered beach town, easy backdrop and
simple life style that is sure to detoxify your fast forward lifestyle.
Just 145 kms from Mumbai, Bordi is famous for its long stretch of clean
beaches, chickoo orchards and casurina trees.
About 580 km from Mumbai, Goa has miles and miles of sunny beaches
snaring a charm that hooks. It's all here, far away from the beaten
tracks; it's travelers' paradise. Discover a romantic and other-century
Goa that lives in its medieval small towns, and beautiful villagers,
with rich flora and fauna.
Khandala is a beautiful hilly resort that promises a rejuvenating
effect on your stressful city lifestyle. Perched at a height of 625mts
atop the western slopes of Sahayadri ranges in Maharastra, khandala has
a fascinating panoramic scenic view that enthralls each tourist that
Lonavala is a picturesque hill station nestled in the Sahayadri ranges
of Maharashtra. Popular as the health resort, Lonawala is situated at
the height of 625 mts, about 96 kms from Mumbai and 62kms from Pune.
Matheran lies at an altitude of 800mts about 104kms from Mumbai.
Perched on the stunning hilltop with dappling trees and encircled by
walking tracks that adds to the beauty of this magnificent tourist spot.
Once the summer capital of Governor of the old Bombay Presidency,
Mahabaleshwar is the highest hill station in the Western Ghats. It is
situated at 1372 mt around Lake Venna.
Panchgani literally means five hills; this idyllic hilly resort is just
19kms from Mahabaleshwar and perched at an altitude of 1334mts on the
Western Ghats in Maharashtra. With walkways thickly shaded with lush
trees and verdant vegetation, Panchgani is tourists' delight.
Pune or Poona is located on the eastern edge of the Western Ghats on
the Deccan plateau in Maharashtra. Pune has an enviable reputation of
being the Oxford of the East for its several esteemed colleges and
The Shirdi Saibaba temple is located at Shirdi in Ahmednagar district
of Maharshtra. A seat of venerable Sai Baba, Shirdi attracts millions of
devotees from across faiths, castes, creeds, which flock in here to pay
their homage to Shri Sai Baba.
Kanheri caves lie in the precincts of Sanjay Gandhi National Park and
perhaps the most easily accessible among all caves. In fact the location
of these caves is so picturesque that you have a feeling of a kind of
religious gateway through the verdant wilds of Sanjay Gandhi National