Explore Natures Best At These Long Weekend Getaways From Mumbai

These topical getaways from Mumbai are just what you need for your Diwali weekend itinerary
Make the most of your Diwali weekend by travelling to scenic destinations
Make the most of your Diwali weekend by travelling to scenic destinations

Mumbai to Malshej Ghat

Explore winding roads as you make your way amidst lush hills brimming with waterfalls. Sounds idyllic Malshej Ghat sure is. The perfect weekend road trip from Mumbai, these ghats are scenic and allow you to embrace nature in all its pristine glory. Visit the Harishchandragad Fort, situated on top of a hill and has many attractions like temples, caves, and a lake. The Ajoba hillfort is also popular for trekking and rock climbing, and the nearby Darkoba peak offers a magnificent landscape view. 

Where To Stay When in Malshej, opt to stay at Saj By The Lake, a beautiful property situated next to a lake, which invites you to sink your feet into the calm, still waters and be enthralled by the serenity.

Mumbai To Goa

For those who equate Goa with alcohol and parties, there is much more that this state offers. Beginning your drive the traditional way at Palolem is a promising start. Re-energise and drive on to the charismatic Aguada Fort. Sit on its fortifications and explore the stunning beaches that line  Goa&rsquos azure shores. Cover Candolim, Calangute, Baga, Anjuna, and Vagator and revel in the diverse food culture through various shacks and bars that dot its terrain.

Where To Stay Situated in Goa&rsquos most effervescent neighbourhood, Anjuna, MansionHaus is a heritage property turned boutique hotel that regales guests with its timeless architecture, curated gastronomic journeys and luxury stay. During the visit, guests can opt for the unique experiences that MansionHaus offers - sound meditation, pilates, private Chef&rsquos table with food and wine pairings, to name a few. 

Mumbai To Coorg

Blessed with picturesque scenery dotted with vast coffee plantations, Coorg is a perfect autumn destination, only a short flight away from Mumbai. The Abbey and Jog waterfalls flow in their full might, creating a mesmerising canvas and the lush green jungles offer respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. The spectacular views of valleys and forests and nature walks, hiking or cycling around, make for a much-needed getaway. 

Where To Stay Lush greenery, plantations of the most aromatic coffee, cardamom and pepper, beautiful streams, and gushing waterfalls come together at Tamara Coorg, spanning 180 acres and located over 3,500 feet above sea level. At Tamara you will experience nature and luxury at its best as you wake up to breathtaking views, disturbed only by the chirping birds and the rustle of leaves.

Mumbai To Kovalam

A three-hour flight from Mumbai takes you to the pristine environs of Kovalam, a quaint beach town in Kerala that features three stunning crescent beaches, the most iconic of which is Lighthouse Beach, named after a 30-metre high lighthouse. When here, use your long weekend break to explore Vizhinjam mosque and indulge in a relaxing ayurvedic massage unique to Kerala. Kovalam offers many options to people who love water sports take your pick from parasailing, snorkelling, windsurfing and backwater cruise. 

Where To Stay Perched on a dramatic cliff edge flanked by secluded beaches,  Niraamaya Retreats Surya Samudra is an Ayurveda retreat dotted with traditional Keralite heritage cottages. A Relais & Ch&acircteaux property, this ayurvedic resort offers a range of accommodations that finely combines traditional dwellings with modern living right in the heart of this fishing hamlet.

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