5 Magical Monsoon Getaways From Mumbai

There's no better time other than monsoon to witness the Western Ghats unravel its beauty. Head to these five destinations just a few hours away from Mumbai to witness the magical season
Kaas Plateau
Kaas Plateau

While it may be difficult to part ways with Mumbai during monsoon, the scenes that rains can conjure up at destinations nearby are somewhat magical. The rolling Sahyadris come alive and shine in the brightest green. While Mumbai rains are romantic, there are many spots surrounding the city that put up breathtaking vistas, making you feel one with nature. Moreover, a lot of them are just a few hours' drive away and can make for a relaxing weekend getaway when you want to take a break from city life. If you are searching for a special monsoon getaway without going too far, here are some picturesque locales you must definitely check out 


Approximately a two-hour drive away, the hill fort of Karnala takes on a vibrant character during the monsoon. On your brief getaway here, explore the Karnala Bird Sanctuary and Karnala Fort, and breathe in the expansive green scenery.


In just three hours from Mumbai, escape to the luscious scapes of Igatpuri, where you can regale in the enchanting history nestled in Tringalwadi Fort and enjoy the lively Vihigaon Waterfall. 

Kalsubai Peak

After a four-hour-long breathtaking drive from Mumbai, you can bask in Kalsubai Peak's mesmerising views. Known as the highest peak in Maharashtra, the trek to the peak is an adventurer's dream. On the way, you also get the chance to discover several hidden waterfalls. Once you've reached the peak, the glorious view makes you forget all about the tiresome trail. It is also a fantastic spot to set up a camp, and as the night sky takes over, enjoy the star-studded sky. 


Mahabaleshwar needs no introduction. While this hill station may be popular, the place lives up to the hype. There's so much you can do here, like relax on the banks of Venna Lake, trek up to Elphinstone, Wilson and Lodwick Points, visit the Pratapgarh Fort, and stroll around in Mapro Garden.

Kaas Plateau

Located five and a half hours' drive away from Mumbai, Kaas Plateau charms you with the unfiltered natural beauty of its grasslands. While here, visit Fort Sajjangad, and Kaas Lake, trek to Vast Fort and Ajinkyatara forts, and witness the magical Kanher Dam and Ekiv Waterfall. 

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