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Top 5 weekend getaways around Mumbai

Picking a travel destination can be a confusing task, with all the available advice on the internet. You look for exciting activities to do, the travel time required & the budget. At the end of it all, finding the perfect mix can seem to be a nightmare. We bring together five of the top travel destinations in India that promise a thrilling adventure, and yet won’t burn a hole in your pocket.

Snorkelling in Tarkarli
The Konkan belt remains a favourite for tourists, both local and international. One of the majestic beaches in the Konkan belt, Tarkarli offers a calm & peaceful getaway from the daily routine. And this hideaway behind Malvan Fort is the perfect place for scuba-diving & snorkelling. The beach is littered with mom & pop restaurants serving delicious Malvani dishes with local produce.
How to reach Tarkarli
The nearest railway station, Sawantwadi, is about 38 kms from Tarkarli. Buses ply from Goa and Mumbai on a daily basis.

Kayaking in Durshet
Lying on the Khopoli exit of the Mumbai-Pune expressway, Durshet offers the perfect one-day trip out of Mumbai or Pune. Trekking, rappelling, kayaking & river crossing are some of the many activities that can be enjoyed in this natural & beautiful holiday destination.
How to reach Durshet
Durshet is easily accessible via the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

White water rafting in Kolad
Kolad is a small, rural getaway in the wilderness of Maharashtra. It has made a name for itself among those thirsty for adventure sports, as it offers the perfect environment for white water rafting. As a result, a number of adventure resorts have sprung up in the village that offer cheap but hygienic accommodation & food.
How to reach Kolad
Kolad has a railway station, but only passenger trains stop there. By road, Kolad is accessible via the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

Paragliding in Kamshet
Straddled between a dam & a reservoir, Kamshet is the ideal village for those who simply wish to disconnect from the hustle-bustle of city life. The scenery is pristine, with only a few hotels that cater to the tourists who come here to paraglide. Besides paragliding, you can also enjoy a calm swim in the reservoir, or catch up on some ‘me’ time amidst the scenic beauty.
How to reach Kamshet
The nearest railway station is Lonavala. By road, Kamshet is accessible via the Mumbai-Pune expressway.

Rappelling in Khodala
If you are a nature lover, look no further. Marked with the beauty of lush green mountains & cascading waterfalls, Khodala is the last name in picturesque surroundings. Not only known for its scenic beauty, Khodala offers a myriad of adventure sports like rappelling, rock climbing, flying fox valley crossing, night trek & rafting on River Vaitarna. Khodala also has an adventure camp zone that caters to the camping crowd.
How to reach Khodala
The nearest railway station is Igatpuri, about 20 kms from Khodala. It is easily accessible via the Mumbai-Nashik highway.

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