Every day’s hustle in life makes us not only tired mentally but physically as well. So, why not take this stress out by planning an adventurous weekend getaway from Mumbai or Pune?
India is well-known for its beautiful weather and tourist destinations. However, every Indian city has its own grace, and each offers some of the best adventurous weekend getaways. Especially in Monsoon Season, experiencing the adrenaline rush can be ‘BLESSING’!
In this blog, we have brought up a list of some of the best thrilling weekend getaways from Mumbai – Pune.
5 Best Weekend Getaways for Adrenaline Junkies Near Mumbai – Pune
1. Rajgad Fort
Located at an altitude of 1400 m (4 600 feet), the Rajgad Fort is one of the grand forts because of its outstanding historical significance. It was the capital of the Maratha Empire and home to Shivaji Maharaj for most of his life.
Over the past few years, the fort became famous as one of the major tourist attractions near Pune. This place attracted many trekkers from all across the country.
This place would be either a fantastic one-day trek or can be done in 2 days with camping even without any professional assistance.
2. Dodhani Waterfall – Bike ride and Rappeling –
Picturesque Dodhani Waterfall is calling out your name for adventure for an enthralling bike ride and waterfall rappelling experience. Located at the base of Matheran hills, the waterfall offers rappel wherein participants plunge on high-quality ropes under the refreshing water flow.
But the safety and safety of the rappellers is taken care of by the experts. So, let the water stream gush over you and fill you with excitement!
3. Andharban Trek & Camping at Bhira Lake –
Happens to be a famous trekking region, Andharban is a dense jungle located in the Pimpri region of Maharashtra. Popularly known as Dark Forest, the Andharban forest trek is ideally taken during the monsoons.
Several unique flora & fauna, plenty of ponds and huge descending waterfalls etc., make it a perfect backdrop for photographers.
Trekkers can come back in one day, but we suggest you camp by the lake Bhira where the trail ends.
In short, this place will give you the perfect opportunity to rejuvenate in the lap of nature away from crowds.
4. Plus Valley Trek
Known for its resemblance with the Plus sign (+), as seen from a distance, the Plus Valley trek is an intimidating 9km long hardcore forest stretch over your head.
However, during the monsoon season, the trek become a real joy as the valley is surrounded by mesmerizing waterfalls, canyons and lush green hills.
You can also experience other scenic spots like Tailbaila, Tamhini ghat and Kundalika valley on the way.
5. Rajmachi Fort Trek
Rajmachi fort Trek needs to be another weekend getaway destination where you can have some ‘Alone Time’ in the lap of nature’s beauty.
Dating back to the time of the great Maratha ruler Chatrapati Shivaji, the fort is a must-visit trekking destination in Maharashtra.
At the same time, the fort is surrounded by many alluring tourist places offering fun activities like Trekking, Paragylding, Camping and more.
Offbeat Weekend Getaways from Mumbai to Add In Your Bucket List
River Rafting in Karjat:
Located on the bank of Ulhas river, ‘Karjat’ is a stunning village in Maharashtra. This place is a white water river rafting hub and lately attracting a significant crowd of adventure-seeking tourists. Though you can plan your weekend in Karjat all year long, monsoon doubles the fun of Karjat and its scenic beauty.
Paragliding in Kamshet:
Glide over the lush green hills and plains of Kamshet – a renowned paragliding destination. This small hamlet which is accessible via the old Mumbai-Pune highway, is a truly blissful experience
Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve:
Lying in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra state, it is prominently Maharashtra’s oldest and largest National Park. Rich in flora and fauna, the Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve seems like a perfect weekend getaway for nature and animal lovers, especially. There are two lakes and one river in the park, which makes this place more astonishing during the monsoon.
But before you step into nature, always try to keep your surroundings clean, because only we can make the ‘BIG CHANGE’. Hope you enjoyed reading this short blog on.
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