Summer Getaways near Mumbai

Mahabaleshwar -

Small hill station, popular for view points, water fall, forts, lakes, strawberries. Panchgani is less than half hour & is known for colonial British structures, Parsi houses, natural beauty & boarding schools. Its known for fresh and clean air.

Lonavala & Khandala -

Apart from points, Lonavala is famous for dam (e.g. Bushy dam), celebrity wax museum, Amby valley & chikki.

Khandala is famous for its misty mountains & reversing station (a spot used earlier by Railways but now a scenic point).

Aurangabad -

Historical city, famous for Ajanta & Ellora caves. Grishneshwar temple (one of the 12 jyoti lingas), Mausoleums of Aurangzeb and Bibi-Ka-Maqbara (mini taj mahal, built for Aurangzeb's wife).

Alibag -

Famous for beaches, water sports & villa stays. Known also as mini-Goa.

Daman -

Famous for beaches, light house & cheap liquor.

Nashik -

Very popular for Sula vineyards, has a resort & wine tasting.