Shaded by the Western Ghatson one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, Mumbai is the largestmetropolitan city. It is the city that never sleeps! Here, life is reallyexciting and electrifying. Modernity and a rich Colonial heritage coexist inthe Mumbai city where dreams come true.

Although, at times theamazing lifestyle and hustle-bustle of this dream city may get on your nerves.But the best part is that this industrial hub is embedded with an exquisiterange of ideal and relaxing destinations. The cultural heritage, thearchitecture of the ancient and modern, wonderful beaches, natural picnic spotsand men made malls and clubs for entertainment offer you to get away from yourdaily routine and relax your bones.

Weare presenting a list of some of the most amazing tourist destinations in and aroundMumbai:


The heart of Mumbai, MarineDrives presents spectacular views of the sunset; it is 3 km long and bordersthe Arabian Sea forming a bay. You can stroll here in the walkway andexperience the cool breeze. Also, enjoy the street food at Chowpatty and relaxthe walks around.

 Gateway of India

One of the most visitedplaces of Mumbai, Gateway of India leaves you spellbound in every way possible.You can take a ferry ride to experience a stupendous view of this monumentright from the sea. If you want to witness the cool breeze of the sea, visit theplace in the early morning or late evening.


The twin hill station,Lonavala-Khandala is a famous holiday spot near Mumbai. Escape into the hillsand mesmerize in the tranquil of serene beauty by visiting the place. Itremains the top best places near Mumbai for catering to the fancies and moodsof the tourists. The city has many shopping hubs, and destinations for camping,trekking, and climbing.

SanjayGandhi National Park

Escape the crowded and hecticroutine of the city and explore the incredibly designed green oasis, the SanjayGandhi National Park. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna togetherwith protected areas. This is the perfect place that likes admiring nature inthe forms of wildlife and plans and interested in exploring history.


Elephanta Caves is the bestplace to have a short trip and explore the artistic excellence of the bygoneera. This is considered one of the seven wonders of India and also UNESCO hasdeclared Elephanta Caves as World Heritage. Apart from exploring the caves, travellersalso visit museum and see the Stupas here. 

HajiAli Shrine

Haji Ali Shrine reflects theIndian Muslim architecture; the stupendous architecture of the places attractspeople from different religions. It is located in the heart of Worli andconstructed with marble that matches the marbles used in the construction ofthe Taj Mahal. Pay your respects at the shrine and attend the 'Qawwali Session'on Fridays. 


'The wine capital of India',Nashik is heaven for wine lovers. It holds some of the oldest and most famousvineyards. Go for wine tasting tours, crush grapes in barrels and take somejuicy grapes directly from the plantations. Besides, it is also a famous Hindureligious destination, visit the famous temples and religious places here.


Nestled on the basin of riverUlhas, Karjat is a beautiful place to get some peace and relaxation. You canexplore here scenic vistas of nature, forts, mountains and the ancient rock-cuttemples. Besides, there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities likewaterfall climbing, rock climbing, boating, white water rafting, etc.


One of the oldest hillstations and scenic spots located near Mumbai, Matheran hill station haseverything from green pastures, serene and tranquil environment tounadulterated ambiance that makes sit a perfect retreat vacation spot. Take aride on the Neral-Matheran toy train to experience something awesome in thecity.


The popular beachdestination, Alibag can be your favourite vacation spot if you are crazy foroutdoor activities like water activities, bird watching and adventure placessuch as Kihim Beach, Akshi Beach, Kilaba Fort, Nagaon Beach, Vikram VinayakTemple, etc. The best part about this place is that you can reach here fromMumbai either by road or by ferry. 

The list featuring picnicspots near Mumbai enables you to plan a perfect outing with your officecolleagues, friends and family. Moreover, there are many more vacation spots inMumbai as this city has more to offer. So get away from your boring dailyactivity and head to one of these places the next time; you are planning avacation.

Hopefully, you have found thearticle helpful to make your next office vacation plan and if you think that wehave left any famous and interesting destination, please let us know in thecomment section.

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