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Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

Along with the musical sound of the monsoon, the hill stations of south attract tourists from far flung regions. Hill stations in Maharashtra witness visitors flocking the place to witness the nature at its best. Apart from this, Matheran, Mahabaleshwar and Lonavala also serve as great weekend getaways to celebrate monsoon. Here are some of the destinations that you could visit and enjoy the rain with your family, friends and special ones.

Kaas Plateau

Kaas Plateau - Valley of the Flowers

Maharashtra’s Valley of the Flowers, the Kaas Plateau, is located in the district of Satara. This place becomes alive during monsoon as one could witnesses blooming of wild flowers. About 1,500 varieties of flowers are recorded to be on the plateau. You may visit here during the months of August - October and in the month of September, you may spot birds like Malabar Crested Lark and Bonneli’s Eagle.

Tapola

Tapola
This destination is located at a distance of 25 km from Mahabaleshwar. This place is highly acknowledged as the meeting point of river Koyna and river Solshi. From here, you may also take pleasure in viewing the picturesque Sahyadris. People looking for an adventurous weekend, the hamlet of Tapola is the right destination as one could enjoy activities like trekking and outdoor camping. Moreover, you may also visit Vasota Fort and Koyna Nagar.

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa 

Dudhsagar Falls, Goa

For a weekend getaway during monsoon, you may visit Dudhsagar Falls that comes alive during monsoon and thus, becomes a must-visiting destination. The place gets name from the Konkani dialect, which means ‘sea of milk’. The 600m waterfall provides a breathtaking view for the onlookers. Adjacent, there are various pools that make this destination the perfect location to enjoy a fun filled day.

Lonar

Lonar Lake, Maharashtra,

Lonar Lake is in Maharashtra, which got created by an impact of a meteor. This lake is located in the Buldana district. This lake has its depiction even in the ancient scripts like Aaina-i-Akbari, Padma Puran, and Skanda Puran.
Karnala

Karnala

Karnala is the sought-after destination for bird watchers. During winters, one could spot abundant of migratory birds, but monsoon is regarded as an ideal time to spot resident species paradise flycatcher, magpie robin, and Malabar whistling thrush. Adventure seekers also find this place as huge attraction as they could opt for trekking sessions.

Bhandardara

Bhandardara

Bhandardara is a retreat for vacationers due to the lush greenery, mountains, and roaring waterfalls. Apart from spending leisure time at Arthur Lake and Wilson Dam, you may take pleasure in climbing Mount Kalsubai (1,646m altitude)
Mulshi

Mulshi Dam, Pune
 
With proximity to Pune, Mulshi is considered the best weekend getaway to break the monotony of life and take a relaxing break from the hectic schedules. If Mulshi Dam, does not attract you much, you may visit Palase waterfall. Thus, during monsoon the Tamahini ghats are worth visiting.

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