One day trips are fun a great way of breaking free from the stress & hectic pace of daily life. To help you extract the most of your weekend, we’ve highlighted 5 top one day drives from Mumbai –
“Karnala fort bastion” by Elroy Serrao
Karnala - Around 50kms from Mumbai, Karnala is a hill fort in the Raigad district around 10 kms from Panvel city offering refreshing & energizing views of its surroundings. People mostly head down here to catch a glimpse of the birds & wildlife as well as enjoy an awesome picnic with friends and family.
The protected ‘Karnala Bird Sanctury’ is home to over 150 resident bird species and about 37 types of avian migrants. So if you’re an admirer of birds, try driving down during the monsoon and you’ll get fortunate enough to catch a glimpse of the paradise flycatcher, magpie robin and the Malabar whistling thrush.
Kamshet - 110 kms from Mumbai city, Kamshet is surrounded by immense scenic beauty & is home to small villages that are built in the traditional style. With average temperatures ranging between 20 to 26 degrees Celsius, Kamshet is famous for its paragliding session, as well the opportunity to enjoy wading and swimming in the reservoir.
“Malshej Hills” by An@vrin at English Wikipedia.
Malshej Ghat - Around 154 kms from Mumbai, Malshej ghat is nestled in the lofty rugged hills of the Western Ghats & is home to hundreds of different kinds of flora & fauna especially the avian population such as quails, rails, crakes, flamingos and cuckoos. The highlight of your visit here, without doubt are the ‘Malshej Falls’
Daman - 170 kms from Mumbai, Daman’s peaceful blue sea, cool surroundings & idyllic beaches are exactly what you require to destress. The two well-known beaches of Daman are Devka beach and Jampore beach, which are in Nani-Daman and Moti-Daman respectively.
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Bhandardara - Close to 170 kms from Mumbai, Bhandardara is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. It is also home to Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra. And to the adventurous ones, Bhandardara provides plenty of opportunity for small treks and hikes, with the small trek to Ratangad fort being the most exciting and interesting one.