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If Glorified Landscapes Under The Monsoon Showers Are Your Drug, Then Visit These Places Near Mumbai In Monsoon- March, 2024

By Architi Batra

Updated - March 11, 2024 12 min read

It would not be wrong to assume that the Mumbai Monsoon is as famous as Shahrukh Khan's Mannat! When Mumbai crumbles under the heavy downpour and all you see is traffick and clogging everywhere you go in the city, it's pretty evident that all you want to do is escape the city and enjoy these lovely showers in some exquisite land, away from the chaos while sipping your hot cup of Cutting Chai or Filter Coffee!


So if you have been looking for a nice monsoon getaway in the weekend after a very hectic week at work, pack your bags and travel to any of these 20 Places near Mumbai this Monsoon!


1. Wai

An offbeat, unexplored destination that is a prime spot for Bollywood shootings, Wai is a great place to relax and rejuvenate. This unique blend of religion and natural beauty makes it a good destination near Mumbai to visit in Monsoon. The beautiful riverfront that has temples on its ghats brings a lot of calm and you could easily sit on the riverbed for hours. Also, the Dhom Dam Lake surrounded by green mountain peaks is a sight for sore eyes.
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Distance From Mumbai: 231.1 Km
Things To Do In Wai: Dhom Dam Lake, Rajpuri Caves, Karthik Caves, Pandavgad, Shri Maha Ganpati Temple, Shri Kashi Vishweshwar Temple, Vairatgad Fort, Harrisons Folly


2. Thoseghar Falls

A scenic spot near the small village of Thoseghar has some gorgeous 15-20 waterfalls that fall from an average height of 200 Metres! Monsoon season is the best time to visit these waterfalls when the water is full and gushing in its all glory. The surroundings are peaceful and green. There is a lake as well where you could have a lovely picnic and spend hours taking in your beautiful surroundings.

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Distance From Mumbai: 286.6 Km
Things To Do In Thoseghar Falls: Have a picnic, Take a quick swim in the lake only if it's safe, Photography, Birdwatching



3. Tapola

Famously known as the 'Mini Kashmir in Maharashtra', Tapola completely justifies this prestigious title given to it. This rustic hamlet is in its full glory in the monsoon season when the lake is completely filled with water and the hills are covered in flower beds. Known for its breathtaking scenic beauty, strawberry fields, jungle treks, and water sports, this place is still very raw and untouched. You can also enjoy the view of the biggest dams in Maharashtra, Koyana Dam.
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Distance From Mumbai: 289 Km
Things To Do In Tapola: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Tapola Shivsagar Lake, Camp Koyna, Koyana Dam, Flower beds, Strawberry Farms, Nurseries of Gerberra, Water Sports


4. Shrivardhan

A seaside beautiful beach resort in Maharashtra, Shrivardhan is part of the Indian Peninsular land. This gorgeous piece of land is picturesque with quiet beaches that are uncrowded with limited activities. This quaint beach destination is perfect for your monsoon getaway if you are looking for a place near Mumbai to visit. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 187 Km
Things To Do In Shrivardhan: Srivardhan Beach, Harihareshwar Beach, Aaravi Beach, Anandi Beach Resort, Velas Beach, Bankot fort, Kondvil Beach, Victoria Fort, Boating, Sailing



5. Ratnagiri

A port town on the shores of the Arabian Sea, Ratnagiri is a wealthy explore. This beautiful town has everything from beaches to forts and temples, hills, waterfalls all at one place! Visiting Ratnagiri in Monsoon is bound to make your weekends memorable. The place has everything for everyone. Religious travelers will be fascinated by the place because according to the Hindu mythology epic Mahabharata, this is where the Pandavas spent a majority portion of their 12 year-long exile.
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Distance From Mumbai: 334.6 Km
Things To Do In Ratnagiri: Ratnadurg Fort, Bhagwati Temple, Lighthouse, Fish Museum, Thibaw Palace, Ganpatipule Temple, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Bhatye Beach



6. Panchgani

Surrounded by 5 undulating hillocks and crystal clear lakes, Panchgani is in the vicinity to Mumbai to spend some quality time with your beloved one this monsoon season. It ideally takes 4 hours to reach Panchgani which makes for a fun road trip. Explore the antique British and Parsi homes and take a peep into a city that looks frozen in time. The architectural splendor of the buildings exudes antique global appeal. Enjoy a walk across the walkways thickly accompanied by lush bushes and flora. Witness the snake-like carvings of river Krishna from atop the hill.
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Distance From Mumbai: 250 Km
Things To Do In Panchgani: Table Land; the huge volcanic plateau, Sydney Point and Parsi Point, On Wheelz Amusement Park, Mapro Garden, Dhom Dam Lake



7. Matheran

One of the best hill stations in Maharashtra is Matheran which is located at a height of 2,625 feet above sea level. During the rainy season, this cozy little hill station offers views across the mountains that are unmatched to any other place. The best part is that the hill station is Motor Vehicle Free! Which means no pollution, traffic or chaos and complete escape from all that you hate about Mumbai. The well preserved colonial architecture and gorgeous waterfalls make it the perfect place to visit near Mumbai in Monsoon.
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Distance From Mumbai: 334.6 Km
Things To Do In Matheran: Echo Point, Louisa Point, Prabal Fort, Ride the narrow-gauge railway on the 1907 Neral–Matheran Toy Train, Alexander Point, One Tree Hill Point, Hart Point, Charlotte Lake, Panorama Point


8. Malshej Ghat

This mountain pass in the Western Ghats is a sight for your eyes as the clouds float right beside you when it pours down heavily. The place is nestled in the lofty rugged hills and is an ideal spot for many activities on your weekend getaways from Mumbai. Honestly, if you want a relaxing vacation with great weather and gorgeous views, this is the place for you. Birdwatchers will enjoy spotting quails, rails, cranes, flamingos, and cuckoos here. Make sure to check the new before planning your trip because the place is prone to landslides. 
places-to-visit-near-mumbai-monsoon-Malshej_GhatImage Source: Chetankulkarni


Distance From Mumbai: 126.7 Km
Things To Do In Malshej Ghat: Trekking trails, Bird watching, Picnic, Ajoba Hill Fort, Buy fresh mulberries, Harishchandragad Fort



9. Mahabaleshwar

Mahabaleshwar is a stunning hill station with lots of greenery- it offers panoramic views and the journey to reach here includes winding roads of the Western Ghats. The cool weather and diverse sightseeing factors make it top the list of perfect weekend getaways from Mumbai in Monsoon. It is also referred to as “Queen of the Hill Stations”. Monsoons cover the area in thick vegetation and waterfalls and springs crop up.
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Distance From Mumbai: 231.2 Km
Things To Do In Mahabaleshwar: Morarji Castle, Mount Malcolm, Pratapgarh Fort, Arthur’s Sea, Chinaman's Waterfall, Dhobi Waterfall, Mapro Garden


10. Lonavala

There are abundant places to explore across Maharashtra but Lonavala is astounding and stands out very clearly. Lonavala has its own uniqueness to satiate one’s break imperative. Located extremely close to the town, the hill station is the most often visited excursion spot. A clean force from Mumbai and Pune makes it a hotspot for the ones searching out a quick break from the exhaustive life. Be it the stunning views of the valleys or the exceptional climate, especially in the Monsoon season, Lonavala serves as an extraordinary get away from the fast pace of the cities. The chikki and fudge of Lonavala are famous throughout the country and can't be overlooked. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 83 Km
Things To Do In Lonavala: Bhaja Caves, Bushi Dam, Karla Caves, and Lonavala Lake, Hiking, Trekking, Tiger's Leap




11. Lohagad Fort

For all those seeking a little adventure, Lohagad Fort is the ideal place. It's the perfect holiday option near Mumbai as it is an impressive blend of history and culture situated amidst greenery that flourishes the greenest during monsoon season. This hill fort is a UNESCO world heritage site and formidable fort in Maharasthra that you must visit at least once. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 98.5 Km
Things To Do In Lohagad Fort: Tung and Tikona Hills, Pavana Dam, The Duke’s Nose, Visapur fort, Trekking Trails


12. Lavasa

One of the most modern destinations on the traveler map, Lavasa is essentially India’s first planned hill station and a smart town. It’s miles regarded for its artificial lake and its setup that is a lot like Portofino town in Italy. Lavasa is recognized for its soothing climate, water sports, luscious cuisines, and its local beauties. Thanks to its easy communication to Mumbai and Pune, Lavasa has grown to be one of the most popular weekend getaways from Mumbai and a perfect destination this Monsoon.
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Distance From Mumbai: 187.5 Km
Things To Do In Lavasa: Dasve View Point, Lavasa Natural Trail, Dasve Lake, Water Sports



13. Khandala

After touring Lonavala, you could surely travel to Khandala which is again one of the most spectacular monsoon getaways from Mumbai. Situated at a distance of 5 km from Lonavala, Khandala is a well-known shooting spot for many Bollywood movies. Specifically recognized for its stunning scenic views, this well-acclaimed soothing point houses a number of ancient forts, deep valleys, lakes, and waterfalls. Adventure fanatics can enjoy hiking or trekking so to say. The treks are difficult to explore easily and need a massive energy level. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 98.6 Km
Things To Do In Khandala: Duke’s nose, Kalri Hills, Hiking, Trekking, Sunset Point and Rajmachi Point, Karla Caves, Bhaja Caves, Lohagad Fort


14. Kashid

One of the best beaches in Maharashtra is Kashid which has magnificent white sands, blue seas, and fields that are deep green after the first few showers of Monsoon. This monsoon getaway has a little history and culture and you can soak up this town sitting on the silvery sands as the mist rises on the beach. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 126.2 Km
Things To Do In Kashid: Sunbathing, Water Sports, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary, Phansad Dam, Mahua Bagh, Safari


15. Karnala Fort

Also known as the Funnel Hill, this protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary is a protected place. This palace makes for one of the best places to visit near Mumbai in Monsoon. It offers a majestic view of the misty Sahyadri Ranges. The place is great for enjoying the rain and greenery. It's also a great place for overlooking and admiring the rich natural flora and fauna
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Distance From Mumbai: 47.8 Km
Things To Do In Karnala Fort: Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Fort, Lake, Big Red Tent natural reserve, Sightseeing, Birdwatching, Waterfall



16. Kamshet

Although referred to as paraglider’s paradise, Kamshet has a whole lot more to offer when you think about adventure and sport. Just 16 km from Lonavala and Khandala, Kamshet boasts of exquisite scenic beauty and offers a range of activities that will make your heart say Wow! However, it has more than just adventure and sports, there also are caves and temples in Kamshet. Quaint villages with mud thatched homes add to its rustic charm and make it one of the fine offbeat Weekend Getaways from Mumbai this Monsoon.
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Distance From Mumbai: 102.2 Km
Things To Do In Kamshet: Adventure Activities, Bedse Caves, Wet N Joy Water Park, Bhaja Caves, Visapur Fort, Karla Caves, Ekvira


17. Kalsubai Peak

Full of lush vegetation which also sees a lot of springs and streams during monsoon is the Kalsubai Peak. This great monsoon getaway near Mumbai is the highest peak in the Sahyadri Ranges (1646m). Not only mountain peaks and natural beauty, but this destination also has a temple and the view of the backwaters of Bhandardara. For adventure enthusiasts, it is an ideal trekking place. 
places-to-visit-near-mumbai-monsoon-Kalsubai_PeakImage Source: Treks and Trails


Distance From Mumbai: 102.2 Km
Things To Do In Kalsubai Peak: Adventure Activities, Trekking, Backwaters of Bhandardara, Randha Falls, Bhandardara Dam, Bhandardhara Chinaman’s Falls


18. Kaas Plateau 

The Kaas Plateau under the Sahyadri Sub Cluster of the Western Ghats became a part of the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site in 2012. This plateau in Panchgani is an exotic place that will remind you of the magical Tulip Gardens of Amsterdam. This biodiversity hotspot blooms to its peak in Monsoon. Full of landscapes with lakes, flowers, and butterflies all-around at an altitude of 1200 meters and spread across the 1000 hectare area of the plateau with over 850 species of beautiful wildflowers is a place you must visit at least once!
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Distance From Mumbai: 279.6 Km
Things To Do In Kaas Plateau: Butterfly watching, Flower gazing, Vajrai Waterfall, Photography, Kas Pathar, Kaas Lake


19. Igatpuri

Engulfed in the western ghats of India, Igatpuri is perfect for a quick escape from the city. This weekend getaway from Mumbai is ideal to visit in Monsoon because of the waterfalls that are in full force during July i.e. the peak Monsoon season in Maharashtra. It's also an adventure lover's paradise because of great trekking trails. This small and charming hill station has dense forests and a number of ancient temples that glorify the beauty of this place. 
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Distance From Mumbai: 120.7 Km
Things To Do In Igatpuri: Amruteshwar temple, Ghantandevi temple, Vipassana International Academy, Ashoka Falls, Lake Vaitarna Waterfalls, Dhamma Giri academy, Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary, Camel Valley


20. Harihareshwar

A charming coastal town with clean beaches and crystal clear water in the Raigad district has temples, beaches and much more that you can enjoy on a relaxing trip to a place near Mumbai in monsoon. Refreshing walk on the velvety sands of its beaches that are surrounded by three hills on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other will make you forget all the worries in the world. 
places-to-visit-near-mumbai-monsoon-HarihareshwarImage Source: Tripnight


Distance From Mumbai: 200.7 Km
Things To Do In Harihareshwar: Harihareshwar Beach, Velas Beach, Harihareshwar temple, Srivardhan Beach, Bankot fort, Victoria Fort


Happy monsoon and happy travel for the next weekend you want to do something else other than just sit in your room and watch Netflix and gorge on pizza all day!



Q.1. Is it good to visit Mumbai in July?
The famous monsoon season in Mumbai sees continuous rainfall, particularly in the months of July and August. It's a beautiful time to visit Mumbai, especially because you can experience the sea in all its glory.


Q.2.When does monsoon end in Mumbai?
A. Mumbai experiences four diverse seasons that make the city pleasant to live in. Winter in Mumbai begins in the month of December and last till February. Summer remains from March to May, Monsoon here starts in the month of June and ends in September. The Post-Monsoon season in Mumbai lasts from October to December.




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