22 Best Places to Visit Near Mumbai for 2 Days

Don’t you sometimes want to escape the busy life and indulge in “your kind of” fun solo or with your loved ones? If yes, we are here to save the day with these places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days.

If you are looking for an adventurous, spiritual, or leisure holiday, pack your bags right away and travel to places near Mumbai with friends and family for a memorable experience. Grab the opportunity and plan a trip near Mumbai with our well-curated packages. Go through the list and contact Indian Holiday for a customizable tour to your chosen place near Mumbai.

Here Are The 22 Best Places To Visit Near Mumbai For 2 Days In Summer, Monsoon, And Winter.

Places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days in Summer

Places to Visit Near Mumbai for 2 Days in Monsoon

Places to Visit Near Mumbai for 2 Days in Winter

Places to Visit Near Mumbai in Summer For 2 Days


A beautiful hill station located in the Western Ghats, south of Mumbai, Mahablaeshar offers a lot to travelers of every age. From admiring its breathtaking beauty to visiting the famous ancient temples, there is no shortage of things to do in Mahabaleshwar. With calm lakes, waterfalls, evergreen forests, majestic peaks and valleys, strawberry farms, and pleasant weather, Mahabaleshwar will relieve the summer heat on two-day trips near Mumbai.

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Distance between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar: 263.3 km
Travel time: 5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Adventure lovers, families

Mahabaleshwar Attractions: 

  • Visit Mapro Garden.
  • Explore the popular viewpoints.
  • Enjoy a romantic boat ride on Venna Lake.
  • Witness breathtaking views from Pratapgarh Fort.
  • Offers prayers at various Mahabaleshwar temples.
  • Take your partner to spend time at scenic waterfalls.
  • Enjoy camping at Tapola.
  • Go back in time at Rajpuri Caves.

How to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai:

  • By Car – If you are traveling by your car, take the Bengaluru – Mumbai Highway and NH3 to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai.
  • By Bus – You can catch buses operated by Maharashtra State Road Transport to reach Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai. Private buses are also available.
  • By Train – The closest railhead to Mahabaleshwar is located at Wathar. It is one of the cheapest ways to commute between Mumbai and Mahabaleshwar. However, there are no direct trains from Mumbai and you have to change the train from one station point.

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Owing to adventure activities like paragliding, Kamshet is a paradise for adventure junkies. It is dotted with spectacular vistas of little villages, mud houses, hill castles and fortresses, and cave temples, which makes it one of the most loved places to visit near Mumbai in summer. Moreover, the pleasant weather, beautiful paddy and sunflower fields, and green hills during summertime give you a breath of relief.

Distance between Mumbai and Kamshet: 100.8 km
Travel time: 2 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Adventure, history buffs, religious people

Kamshet Attractions: 

  • Enjoy the birds-eye view through paragliding.
  • Explore the Bhedsa, Bhaja, and Karla Caves.
  • Plan a picnic at Vadivale Lake.
  • Trek to Tikona Fort.
  • Offer prayers at Wadeshwar, Kondeshwar, and Sangameshwar Temples.

How to reach Kamshet from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Plan a road trip with family and friends and enjoy the scenic views en route Bengaluru-Mumbai Highway. 
  • By Bus – Both private and state-owned buses also run regularly between Mumbai and Kamshet.
  • By Train – From Mumbai, you can board a train to Lonavala. From there take a suburban train to Kamshet.

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One of the most beautiful hill stations of Maharashtra, Lonavala, is one of the best places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days with friends. The pleasant weather, calm ambiance, and unspoiled nature make Lonavala a wonderful summer holiday destination in Maharashtra. This beautiful hill station near Mumbai, within 100 km, offers you a peaceful time amid nature, which is quite rare in Mumbai. The lush greenery of the Western Ghats will leave you spellbound for sure.

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Distance between Mumbai and Lonavala: 83.1 km
Travel time: 2 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Leisure activities, natural beauty

Lonavala Attractions: 

  • Hike to Tiger’s Leap.
  • Watch the sunset at Lions Point.
  • Trek to Rajmachi Fort.
  • Plan a picnic at Kune Waterfalls.
  • Enjoy the panoramic views at Duke’s Nose.
  • Experience a hot air balloon safari.
  • Stroll at Ryewood Park.
  • Visit Bhushi and Valvan Dam.

How to reach Lonavala from Mumbai:

  • By Car – The best way to reach Lonavala from Mumbai is by road. Mumbai Pune Expressway or old Mumbai Pune road NH4 are used to reach the hill station.
  • By Bus – Several private, state-run buses and taxis are available, which ply regular bus services from Mumbai to Lonavala. 
  • By Train – Lonavala railway station is connected with Mumbai and Pune. Regular trains are available at frequent intervals, which you can board at any part of the day.

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Popular by the Bollywood song Aati kya Khandala from Aamir Khan’s movie ‘Ghulam,’ Khandala is one of the famous hill stations in Maharashtra. Located on the foothills of Sahyadri in the Western Ghats and in proximity to Lonavala, Khandala provides a respite away from the sweltering heat during summer and refreshes your mind and body. Visit Khandala from Mumbai and witness its scenic valleys, serene lakes, grassy hills, and gushing waterfalls.

Distance between Mumbai and Khandala: 79.8 km
Travel time: 2 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Rest and recreation

Khandala Attractions: 

  • Visit Visapur Fort.
  • Plan a picnic at the 14th largest Indian waterfall, Kune Falls.
  • Enjoy spectacular views at Pavana Lake,
  • Pay a visit to Shingroba Temple.
  • Behold the sight of picturesque views at Shooting Point.
  • Explore the magnificent Karla and Bhaja caves.

How to reach Khandala from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway and NH 4 to reach Khandala from Mumbai. 
  • By Bus – You can also take luxury or non-luxury buses run by private companies or government ones to the hill station. 
  • By Train – Khandala has its railway station and several trains from Mumbai stops here. Regular trains are available to Lonavala station from Mumbai as well as Pune. From the station, local buses or taxis can be hired to reach Khandala.

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The only automobile-free hill station in Asia, Matheran is an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai for 2 days for people looking for an escape from pollution and commotion. This place is known for locally produced embroidered bags, jams, and chikki (a traditional Indian sweet made of nuts and jaggery/sugar).

 If you love outdoor activities, then Matheran is just the place for you. Being an eco-sensitive zone, no private vehicles are allowed, and only horses or hand-pulled rickshaws are used to move around the place.

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Distance between Mumbai and Matheran: 83 km
Travel time: 2 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Outdoor Activities 

Matheran Attractions: 

  • Visit Dodhani Waterfalls for waterfall rappelling.
  • Trek to Chanderi Caves.
  • Head to Charlotte Lake for a peaceful experience.
  • Enjoy a 360-degree view of the surroundings at Louisa Point.
  • Go on a Kalavantin Pinnacle trek.
  • View the sunset from Porcupine Point.
  • Plan an outdoor picnic at Rambagh Point.

How to reach Matheran from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can plan a road trip with friends and family via Mumbai – Pune Highway and Karjat. You cannot take the vehicles inside the town and have to explore by horse or on foot.
  • By Bus – Maharashtra State Transport buses from Mumbai, Pune, and Panvel also operate direct and frequent buses to Matheran.
  • By Train – Reach Neral Junction from Mumbai. From here, catch a toy train to reach Matheran but remember to book its tickets in advance from Mumbai and Pune. Many express trains also halt at Karjat, from where a local train can be taken to reach Matheran.

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Malshej Ghat

 If you love trekking, hiking, and nature, plan a trip to this hill station near Mumbai. Malshej Ghat, surrounded by lush green valleys of the Western Ghats, is a popular weekend getaway for Mumbaikars. The pleasant weather here, especially during summer, gives you relief from the scorching heat of the sun. Apart from this, several beautiful waterfalls, lush hill slopes, impressive rock formations, and majestic forts exist. It is rich in flora, and fauna, and an abode for several migratory birds.

Distance between Mumbai and Malshej Ghat: 126.2 km
Travel time: 3.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Adventure, Natural Beauty 

Malshej Ghat Attractions: 

  • Enjoy the peaceful ambiance at Malshej Falls.
  • Plan a trip to Pimpalgaon Joga Dam.
  • Visit the 6th-century Harishchandragad Fort.
  • Witness the breathtaking views from Ajoba Hill Fort.
  • Indulge in trekking and camping at Konkan Kada.

How to reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can reach Malshej Ghat from Mumbai by road via NH752.
  • By Bus – There are no direct buses available from Mumbai to Malshej Ghat. However, you take a train from Mumbai to Kalyan and then to Malshej Ghat.
  • By Train – You can take a train to Kalyan Junction from Mumbai, then to Asangaon. From here, take a taxi to Malshej Ghat.

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Located in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra, Bhandardara is a gorgeous hill station. It is a perfect holiday spot for people looking for places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days. Here you can get a respite from the summer heat as the pleasant weather will soothe your senses. The ‘Queen of Sahyadri,’ Bhandardara is an ideal place for backpackers from Mumbai, full of lush green landscapes, mighty mountains, and thrilling adventure.

Distance between Mumbai and Bhandardara: 163.8 km
Travel time: 4 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Relaxation

Bhandardara Attractions: 

  • Camp at Bhandardara Lake.
  • Trek to Ratangarh Fort and Sandhan Valley.
  • Visit Umbrella Falls.
  • Spend time at Wilson Dam.
  • Indulge in boating at Arthur Lake.
  • Enjoy the scenic views at Randha Lake.
  • Attend Bhandardara Fireflies Festival.

How to reach Bhandardara from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Located in proximity to Mumbai, Bhandardara can be reached via National Highway 3. 
  • By Bus – Maharashtra State Transport buses are also available from Mumbai to Bhandardara.
  • By Train – The nearest railway station to Bhandardara is Igatpuri and is located on the Mumbai – Nashik rail route, From there, state transport buses or taxis are available to reach the destination.

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Lying in the Sahyadri hills in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district, Amboli is among the best places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days. The heavy rainfall makes Amboli pleasant throughout the year. If you are a nature lover, then visit Amboli near Mumbai. Its stunning beauty, and variety of things to do, make it one of the best destinations to seek solitude and peace in Maharashtra. 

Distance between Mumbai and Amboli: 489.1 km
Travel time: 9 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Solitude and Peace

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Amboli Attractions: 

  • Offer prayers at Hiranyakeshi Mandir.
  • Soak in the tranquility at Amboli Ghat Waterfall.
  • Witness different hues of the sun at Sunset Point.
  • Visit the 19th-century Mahadevgad Fort.
  • Enjoy a breathtaking view at Kavlesad Point.
  • Admire the scenic beauty of Nangartas Waterfall.

How to reach Amboli from Mumbai:

  • By Car – If you are traveling by car, then take the Mumbai – Pune Expressway and exit from NH4. 
  • By Bus – There are no direct buses available from Mumbai to Amboli. However, you can take a bound bus for Goa and get down at Amboli in between.
  • By Train – Sawantwadi is the closest railway station to Amboli. It is well-connected to Mumbai. Once reached, you can take a bus or a taxi to reach Amboli.

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Places to Visit Near Mumbai in Monsoon For 2 Days


As the monsoon season rings in, plan a trip to one of the ideal places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days, Igatpuri. You will love this hill station as it is endowed with picturesque beauty, which is perfect for any nature lover. Not just this, but Igatpuri also houses some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range and breathtaking valleys that enrich the scenery of this place. While in Igatpuri, do not miss out on the various beautiful and historical attractions and visit one of India’s largest Vipassana meditation centers.

Distance between Mumbai and Igatpuri: 120.8 km
Travel time: 3 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Heritage, Culture, Natural beauty

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Igatpuri Attractions: 

  • Meditate at the Dhamma Giri Vipassana
  • Enjoy camping and other water sports.
  • Visit Vihigaon Falls for swimming and a picnic.
  • Drive on a scenic route of Kasara Ghat.
  • Enjoy nature’s bliss at Bhavali Dam.
  • Offer prayers at Ghatandevi Temple.
  • Go back in time at Tringalwadi Fort.

How to reach Igatpuri from Mumbai:

  • By Car – The smooth roads make it an easy ride from Mumbai to Igatpuri via NH 160.
  • By Bus – You can either hire a bus from Mumbai to reach Igatpuri. There are several private and state-run buses available at affordable rates. 
  • By Train – Direct trains from Mumbai’s Dadar Station are available to reach Igatpuri from Mumbai.

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Panvel is among the known areas near Mumbai and is most visited for the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. You can also plan a road trip or visit Panvel by train to witness native and migratory birds like the Malabar whistling thrush, the Magpie Robin, and the Paradise flycatcher at this sanctuary. The lush, blooming greenery and pleasant weather make Panvel one of the best places to visit near Mumbai within 50 km.

Distance between Mumbai and Panvel: 34.8 km
Travel time: 1 hour (approx.)
Ideal for: Bird Watching

Panvel Attractions:

  • Visit Adai Waterfalls to witness natural beauty.
  • Connect to your spiritual side at Ballaleshwar Pali Temple.
  • Explore the fortress ruins of Kalavantin Durg.
  • Visit the ancient Karnala Fort for bird watching.
  • Plan an outing to Karnala Bird Sanctuary.
  • Enjoy water activities and rides at Shivganga Waterpark and Resort.
  • Visit Beth El Synagogue.
  • Seek blessings at Khandeshwar Shiv Temple.

How to reach Panvel from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can also reach Panvel by car via Bengaluru – Mumbai Highway/Mumbai Highway/Mumbai – Pandharpur Road/Mumbai – Pune Highway/Sion – Panvel Expressway.
  • By Bus – There are several state and private buses available between Mumbai and Panvel.
  • By Train – There are direct trains that run from Mumbai Central to Panvel Junction. From there, you can easily take a taxi to reach your destination.

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Situated at the foothills of the beautiful Sahyadri Ranges lies the village of Kolad. It is a paradise for adventure-seeking enthusiasts and makes an excellent 2-day trip near Mumbai in the monsoon. The river Kundalika is a 14 km long stretch where all the fun-n-games and activities like kayaking, river crossing, and white water rafting can be enjoyed. During the monsoon, the weather remains delightful, which brings more excitement to your adventures.

Distance between Mumbai and Kolad: 112.9 km
Travel time: 3 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Adventure activities

Kolad Attractions: 

  • Enjoy white water rafting on the Kundalika.
  • Try River crossing, Canoeing, and Kayaking.
  • Go for a Banana boat ride.
  • Witness scenic views while mountain biking riding.
  • Camp on the Sahyadri.
  • Visit magnificent forts like Ghosala Fort and Tala Fort.
  • Spend time at Bhira Dam.

How to reach Kolad from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Rent a car/cab or just drive to Kolad from Mumbai. The route to Kolad is amazing with scenic views of mountains and greenery. 
  • By Bus – There are regular ST bus services for Mumbai to Ratnagiri route from Mumbai Central. You can get down at Kolad and head to your desired location.
  • By Train – The railway station of Kolad lies under Konkan Railways and connects it with major cities of Maharashtra. There are 2 passenger trains to Kolad from Mumbai you can take, which run regularly.

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If you want a break from the hustle-bustle of city life, visit Karjat near Mumbai. The best time to visit Karjat is during the monsoon as the places look stunning and pleasant weather soothes your senses.

Karjat is also among the best adventure places in India as it offers 3 major trekking trails: Chanderi Fort Trek, Matheran Trek, and Peth Fort Trek. It is truly an adventurer’s paradise and makes trekking in Karjat more fun. Apart from this, water-based activities are also famous.

Distance between Mumbai and Karjat: 62.7 km
Travel time: 1.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Trekking

Karjat Attractions: 

  • Visit the historical site Sondai Fort and Songiri Fort.
  • Soak in the tranquility at Morbe Dam.
  • Witness the beautiful Kalote Waterfall.
  • Enjoy stunning views from Bhimgad/Bhivgad Fort.
  • Overlook the waterfall views at Lords Point.

How to reach Karjat from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Plan a road trip with friends or family via Mumbai – Pune Expressway and NH4.
  • By Bus – There are a lot of state and private buses operating between Mumbai and Karjat. You can hire a bus from Navi Mumbai.
  • By Train – Direct trains are available from Mumbai Central to Karjat railway station. From there, you can either take a taxi to reach Karjat.

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Take your loved ones to Lohagad near Mumbai in the monsoon. The Lohagad, or Iron Fort, is one of the most beautiful hill forts in Maharashtra and is frequently visited by travelers who visit Lonavala for a 2 days trip near Mumbai. So break the boredom of monotonous city life and head to one of the most beautiful places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days to witness panoramic views atop the fort. The lush greenery you witness after rain is going to fill your heart with joy.

Distance between Mumbai and Lohagad: 98.5 km
Travel time: 2 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Trekking, Natural Beauty

Lohagad Attractions: 

  • Lohagad Fort trek.
  • Hike to the historic fortress, Visapur Fort.
  • Visit Bhaja Buddist Caves for stupas and carvings.
  • Explore the Karla Buddha Caves to see ornate Buddhist shrines.

How to reach Lohagad from Mumbai:

  • By Car – To reach Lohagad from Mumbai by car take the Sion – Panvel Expressway and Mumbai – Pune Expressway to NH4. 
  • By Bus – State or private buses are available daily from Mumbai to Lohagad.
  • By Train – You can take express trains from Mumbai to Lohagad that run regularly.

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The first planned hill station post-independence, Lavasa is a beautiful place to visit with your friends, family, or even solo. The project Lavasa was based in an Italian town called Portofino, which is why its beauty and infrastructure are a visual treat to visitors. The stunning views, pleasant monsoon weather, plush resorts, big malls, and top-notch residential properties make Lavasa an excellent place to visit near Mumbai for 2 days.

Distance between Mumbai and Lavasa: 196 km
Travel time: 3 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Architecture, Relaxation

Lavasa Attractions: 

  • Indulge in jet skiing, kayaking, and pedal boating.
  • Learn to make tables, pens, chairs, and more from bamboo.
  • Witness the rustling of the waves at Temghar Dam.
  • Play with colorful butterflies on a walk on Lavasa Nature Trail.
  • Savor delicious cuisine at Lakeside Promenade.
  • Spot beautiful birds at Dasve Viewpoint.

How to reach Lavasa from Mumbai:

  • By Car – The roads between these two places are smooth and offer a comfortable ride to Lavasa.
  • By Bus – Several state-owned buses (AC and Non-AC) run between Mumbai and Lavasa regularly. 
  • By Train – The nearest railway station to Lavasa is the Pune railway station. You can take a train to Pune from Mumbai and then hire a taxi or local bus to reach Lavasa.

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Tapola is known as the ‘Mini Kashmir in Maharashtra’ because of its breathtaking beauty and stunning views. It is among the ideal places near Mumbai for weekend getaways to experience nature at its best. At Tapola, you will find a lot of unknown forts in the dense forest around Tapola Lake, which is quite an adventure. Jungle treks are pretty famous, among other things, for activities in Tapola, so make sure you don’t miss anything.

Distance between Mumbai and Tapola: 276.4 km
Travel time: 5.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Scenic beauty, Waterfalls

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Tapola Attractions: 

  • Witness the Sahyadri Range from Elephant’s Head Point.
  • Spend time at Chinaman’s falls.
  • For greenery, visit Dhobi Waterfall.
  • Delight-in mesmerizing views at Arthur’s Seat.
  • Soak in the beauty of the manmade Venna Lake.
  • Catch the sunset at Wilson Point.

How to reach Tapola from Mumbai:

  • By Car – Plan a road trip to Tapola from Mumbai via  Bengaluru – Mumbai Highway.
  • By Bus – Hire a state or privately run bus to reach Tapola from Mumbai.
  • By Train –  There are no direct trains from Mumbai to Tapola. You can take a train from Mumbai to Satara and further to Tapola.

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Places to Visit Near Mumbai in Winter For 2 Days


Alibaug is among the most beautiful places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days in winter. The pleasant weather during winter will make your sightseeing and activities more enjoyable.

 Alibaug is known for its temples and many historical sites, including the military Kulaba fort built by the Maratha rulers. This is located 1-2 km inside the sea and you can reach it on foot when the tide is low. This beach town will cheer you up with its charming white-sand beaches like Varsoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, and Kashid Beach. 

Distance between Mumbai and Alibaug: 94.3 km
Travel time: 2.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Temple tour, History Buffs

Alibaug Attractions: 

  • Visit Alibaug Fort.
  • Offer prayers at Siddheshwar Temple.
  • Explore Khanderi and Underi Islands.
  • Witness Magen Avot Synagogue.
  • Seek blessings at Kanakeshwar temple.
  • Visit Murud Janjira Fort.

How to reach Alibaug from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can reach Alibaug from Mumbai via NH66 and witness amazing views en route.
  • By Bus – Many state transport buses run from Mumbai to Alibaug. 
  • By Train –  The closest station to Alibaug is Pen, which is well-connected to Panvel railway station and other cities.
  • By Boat – You can also take a 20-minute speed boat to Mandwa Jetty from Gateway of India in South Mumbai. From the jetty, the beach is 30-45 minutes away by bus or auto-rickshaw.

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Panchgani meaning five hills is a famous hill town near Mumbai and is most visited for its sunset and sunrise points. The pleasant winter weather, beautiful valleys, and gorgeous vistas soothe your mind and body. Also, the scenery of hills on one side and coastal plains on the other makes Panchgani a must-visit place near Mumbai for 2 days. You will see a lot of colonial establishments, verdant farms, juicy strawberries, and lovely views here.

Distance between Mumbai and Panchgani: 244.1 km
Travel time: 4.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Scenic Beauty

Panchgani Attractions: 

  • Enjoy the stunning landscape from Parsi Point.
  • Relish a horseback ride at Table Land.
  • Behold the spectacle of valley views from Sydney Point.
  • Spend time in tranquility at Dhom Dam.
  • Explore Devrai Art Village.
  • Get your hands on some organic products at Mapro Garden.

How to reach Panchgani from Mumbai:

  • By Car – If you are traveling from Mumbai to Panchgani by car, then the preferred route will be – Mumbai Pune Expressway – NH 4 – Surur on NH 48 – Wai – Panchgani.
  • By Bus – You can hire a direct bus from Mumbai to Panchgani. Several bus service providers offer bus travel at reasonable rates.
  • By Train –  There are no direct trains between the two destinations. However, you can get off at places like Khed, Chiplun, or Satara and then take a bus or taxi to Panchgani.

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As per the ‘Ease of Living Index 2018’ survey by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), Pune has been a top-ranked city to live among 111 cities in the country. Often called the ‘Oxford of the East, the city is the center of diversity, modernity, and colonial-era charm, making it a perfect place among the best weekend getaways from Mumbai. Moreover, due to its amazing location and winter weather, you can enjoy trekking to the top of the cliffs.

Distance between Mumbai and Pune: 147.8 km
Travel time: 3 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Trekking, Foodies, Architecture

Pune Attractions: 

  • Visit the 18th-century Peshwa fort, Shaniwar Wada.
  • Explore the Aga Khan Palace.
  • Relish amazing views from Sinhagad Fort.
  • Visit the Raja Dinkar Kelkar museum and see the artifacts.
  • Go to the temple and museum at Parvati Hill.
  • Observe mammals at Rajiv Gandhi Zoological Park and wildlife research center.

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How to reach Pune from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can easily plan a fun road trip with friends and family too.
  • By Bus – Direct buses are available from Mumbai to Pune.
  • By Train – Take a train from Mumbai to Pune railway station and from there, take a taxi to reach your destination.


A port town, Ratnagiri is one of the most popular places to visit near Mumbai. So plan a trip to this place, boasting the Bijapur rulers’ rich heritage. The prime attraction of Ratnagiri is the Ratnagiri Fort.

 Apart from this, the incredible vistas of the vast Arabian Sea from this fort are a stunning spectacle to behold. For photography, you can go to Jaigad Fort to capture the lush mosses around it. 

Distance between Mumbai and Ratnagiri: 325.8 km
Travel time: 8 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Photography 

Ratnagiri Attractions: 

  • Head to Ratnadurg fort and visit its temple.
  • Visit Thiba Palace, a Burmese-style royal residence.
  • Spend alone time at Bhatye Beach.
  • Unwind at Mandvi Beach.
  • Offer prayers at Ganpati Temple.
  • Pay a visit to Shree Devi Bhagavati Temple.

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How to reach Ratnagiri from Mumbai:

  • By Car – If you want to travel by your car, you will experience a smooth ride with amazing views.
  • By Bus – To reach Ratnagiri from Mumbai road, you will find several deluxe, Volvo, and deluxe buses
  • By Train – Ratnagiri railway station is among the major train stations on the Konkan railways. There are numerous trains available from Mumbai to Ratnagiri. Once reached, you can take a bus or taxi to the town.

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Nestled in the beautiful Sahyadris lies Saputara. It is a quaint hill station, perfect for eco-lovers who want to spend some alone time. Moreover, the presence of lush greenery, gushing waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, lovely landscapes, lofty mountains, and pleasant weather makes Saputara among the great places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days. Wildlife enthusiasts and adventure lovers too can enjoy a lot of activities here.

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Distance between Mumbai and Saputara: 245.4 km
Travel time: 5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Leisure activities

Saputara Attractions: 

  • Visit Sunset Point for picturesque views.
  • Enjoy boating on Saputara Lake.
  • Witness spectacular views from Hatgad Village Fort.
  • Head to Saputara Table Point for amazing views.
  • Visit Lake Garden for leisure activities.

How to reach Saputara from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can plan a road trip from Mumbai to Saputara via NH 160.
  • By Bus – State Transport buses, as well as private buses, are available from Mumbai to Saputara regularly. Private AC, Volvo, and Deluxe buses can be hired according to your preference.
  • By Train – Waghai railway station is the closest train station to Saputara. It is one of the quickest ways to travel to Saputara from Mumbai.

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Pawna Lake

A dreamy location situated near Mumbai, Pawna Lake is among the best destinations near Mumbai to visit in winter. It is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and Sahyadri ranges that lure a lot of tourists during the winter season. The pleasant weather adds to the fantastic time with your loved ones here. You can indulge in thrilling activities at Pawna Lake, like parasailing, boating, kayaking, windsurfing, and camping.

Distance between Mumbai and Pawna Lake: 117.1 km
Travel time: 2.5 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Adventure activities

Pawna Lake Attractions: 

  • Indulge yourself in paragliding activity.
  • Visit Shine Wadi Hills.
  • Explore Bedsa Caves.
  • Offer prayers at Kondeshwar Temple.
  • Camp at Pawna Lake.

How to reach Pawna Lake from Mumbai:

  • By Car – From Mumbai, there are two routes to reach Pawna Lake – the Kamshet route or Dudhiware Khind. 
  • By Bus – If you are traveling by bus then, you can fire several private buses that run from Mumbai to Lonavala. From here, you can cover the rest of the journey by taxi ride.
  • By Train – Book a train from Mumbai to Lonavala. There are numerous trains available between these destinations. From the Lonavala station, you can take a private taxi to reach Pawna Lake.

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Due to the presence of so many vineyards, Nashik is also known as the ‘Wine Capital of India.’ If you are a wine connoisseur, then Nashik is a must-visit place near Mumbai. Wine-tasting and grape-crushing tours are some of the best things to do in Nashik. This will open you up to the realm of different wines and brush up your knowledge. Apart from this, there are many churches and temples to visit.

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Distance between Mumbai and Nashik: 166.2 km
Travel time: 3 hours (approx.)
Ideal for: Temple Tour

Nashik Attractions: 

  • Visit the mountaintop village of Pandav Leni.
  • Have the wine tasting in Nashik.
  • Seek blessings at Shri Kalaram Sansthan Mandir Vedic Puja.
  • Head to the architecture marvel, Muktidham Mandir.
  • Partake in Sula Wine Fest in February.
  • Explore Ramshej Fort.
  • Enjoy the amazing views at Someshwar Waterfall.
  • Visit the holy Hindu Cave, Sita Gufa.

How to reach Nashik from Mumbai:

  • By Car – You can easily reach Nashik from Mumbai via NH3. 
  • By Bus – There are several private and Maharashtra State Transport Corporation buses that connect Mumbai and Nashik.
  • By Train – Board a train from Mumbai and get off at Nashik Railway Station. Both the cities are well-connected and have frequent train services. From the station, take a bus or taxi to reach your desired location.

Go beyond Bollywood city, and plan a weekend trip to these places to visit near Mumbai for 2 days. Be it sunny summers, balmy monsoons, or chilly winters, the attractions near Mumbai will not disappoint you. So stop stressing about the plan, tag your loved ones along, go on weekend getaways from Mumbai for 2 days and enjoy a memorable vacation. Which location will you pick first?

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What are the best places to visit near Mumbai with family for 2 days? +-

Ans: Depending on the season (summer, monsoon, and winter) you can plan a 2 day trip near Mumbai with family at these places -

  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Kamshet
  • Alibaug
  • Panchgani
  • Lavasa
  • Tapola
  • Matheran
  • Malshej Ghat
  • Pawna Lake
  • Ratnagiri
  • Nashik
Q. Which are the best places for camping near Mumbai? +-

Ans: Get a break from routine life, and pitch a tent at these best camping sites near Mumbai -

  • Pawna Lake
  • Lonavala
  • Igatpuri
  • Kolad
  • Panchgani
  • Kaas Plateau
  • Palghar
  • Khopoli
  • Bhandardara
Q. Which are the best places for trekking in Maharashtra with friends? +-

Ans: If you are looking for spending an eventful weekend with your friends, check out these best trekking places in Maharashtra -

  • Rajmachi Trek
  • Kalsubai Trek
  • Lohagad Trek
  • Ratangad Trek
  • Harishchandragad Trek
  • Tikona Fort Trek
  • Kothaligad Trek
Q. What are the best weekend getaways from Mumbai for 2 days? +-

Ans: For an adventurous, spiritual, or leisure holiday, here are some of the best weekend getaways from Mumbai for 2 days -

  • Saputara
  • Lonavala and Khandala
  • Panvel
  • Lohagad
  • Kolad
  • Pune
  • Panchgani
  • Bhandardara
  • Karjat
Q. What are the top places for a picnic near Mumbai? +-

Ans: Whether you are a couple, a family, or a group of friends, visit these top places for picnic near Mumbai for a fun-filled trip -

  • Malshej Ghat
  • Bassein Beach
  • Maval
  • Pawna Lake
  • Thane
  • Mahabaleshwar
  • Igatpuri
  • Lavasa
Q. What are the best resorts near Mumbai for a perfect short vacation? +-

Ans: From luxurious to budget-friendly, here are the best resorts near Mumbai for a perfect weekend retreat include -

  • Radisson Blu Resort and Spa, Alibaug
  • Anandvan Resort, Bhandardara
  • Beyond by Sula Vineyards, Nashik
  • Amanzi Resort at Pavana Dam
  • Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat and Spa, Shillim
  • Verandah in the Forest, Matheran
  • Eskay Resorts, Borivali
  • Golden Swan Beach Resort, Murud

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Manmeet Kaur

A writer by profession and a storyteller by heart, Manmeet has a passion for traveling and treating her taste buds to different cuisines. Besides, she loves to binge-watch movies and series every now and then. She is also an avid reader, which keeps her engaged.

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