Monsoon is at its peak now. Cool, soothing showers with serene breeze form the perfect recipe for a relaxing weekend getaway. But what about the destination? We’ve got that covered too. Here is our list of 5 best places to visit in August near Mumbai which are so awesome that you’ll fall in love with them at the first sight! Take a look:
A hilly retreat, Khandala is located just 93 km from Aamchi Mumbai. Such is the popularity of this place that it even got mentioned in a song in the Aamir Khan-starrer Ghulam. One of the best places to visit in August, Khandala caters to all moods and fancies of Mumbaikars, and is the perfect place to visit on a short trip from Mumbai if you are a trekking and camping enthusiast.
Located adjacently to Khandala is its twin, Lonavala. The scenic beauty of this destination is so alluring that spending just a weekend won’t seem to be enough. Visiting Lonavala is a great option for you if you are a nature lover, and looking for some quiet time away from Mumbai’s hustle.
India’s first planned hill city, Aamby Valley is a traveler’s delight. A mere 120 km from Mumbai, the township is connected by road from Mahabaleshwar. Developed by Sahara India Pariwar, Aamby Valley was reopened for public quite recently in a grand ceremony dedicated to the Sahara Chief Subrata Roy, after the group regained its operations from the court.
Nestled in the picturesque confines of the Sahyadri mountains, Aamby Valley boasts of a dynamic palette of colors that changes with every season, and is one of the best places to visit in August. With 3 man-made lakes, a 18 hole golf course, as well as an airstrip of its own, Aamby Valley is a place you wouldn’t want to miss.
About 102 km from Mumbai and a mere 16 km away from the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala is Kamshet – the paragliding mecca of India. If you are into outdoor activities like trekking, swimming, paragliding, angling, boating, rock climbing, etc, Kamshet is the perfect weekend getaway near Mumbai for you.
Malshej Ghat has no competition when it comes to monsoon road trips from Mumbai. It’s not just the place itself, but the road from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat is quite picturesque itself. Adorned with a bounty of varied flora and fauna, Malshej Ghat is a beautiful mountain pass in the Western Ghats, and is quite popular as a weekend getaway since it is just 156 km away from Mumbai.
Bonus destination: Mahabaleshwar
Nestled in the Sahyadri Ranges of Maharashtra, Mahabaleshwar remains one of the most popular hill stations near Mumbai. The place offers a fantastic panoramic view of surrounding hills and valleys. Mahabaleshwar receives some of the highest rainfalls in Maharashtra. With the hilltops dressed in rains, Mahabaleshwar is a place you won’t want to miss visiting in August.
Do you know about any other places to visit in August? Let us know in the comments section!
Last modified: November 7, 2019