One day trips are fun a great way to break free from the stress & hectic pace of daily life. And what better way to unwind than a road-trip, right? To help you extract the most of your weekend, we’ve highlighted 5 top one-day drives from Mumbai
Karnala – Around 50kms from Mumbai, Karnala is a hill fort in the Raigad district around 10 km from Panvel offering refreshing & energizing views. 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 Sanctuary’ 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 might catch a glimpse of the Paradise Flycatcher, Magpie Robin or the Malabar Whistling Thrush.
Kamshet – 110 km 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 paragliding.
Malshej Ghat – Around 154 km 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, cranes, flamingos and cuckoos. The highlight of your visit here, without doubt, are the ‘Malshej Falls’
Daman – 170 km from Mumbai, Daman’s peaceful blue sea, cool surroundings & idyllic beaches are exactly what you need to de-stress. The two well-known beaches of Daman are Devka beach and Jampore beach, which are in Nani-Daman and Moti-Daman respectively.
Bhandardara – Close to 170 km from Mumbai, Bhandardara is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. Home to Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, Bhandardara provides plenty of opportunity for small treks and hikes. Perfect for the adventurous souls!