5 Best Monsoon Getaways Near Navi Mumbai

The sight of rains is a welcome change for many, while some just hate those first showers and simply want it to go away. For many others, rains evoke a feeling of wanderlust and for them it’s always about packing their bags and exploring uncharted territories. If you’re the one we’ve been describing above, then you’re lucky, because we give you a list of amazing places near Navi Mumbai that are great to visit during the monsoon season and at the same time, will satisfy the wanderer within you. So, as the saying goes, ‘Let’s find some beautiful place to get lost.’  You need to visit these spectacular place and be amazed by their beauty. Don’t worry, you don’t have to go searching as we give you a list of 5 incredible places for you to visit this monsoon.

 

Malshej Ghat

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 Want to know the real meaning of the word ‘serene?’ Then, do visit Malshej Ghat and we assure you that you’ll be mesmerized by the beauty of this place. This mountain pass is a perfect monsoon getaway and is almost a 3 hours drive from Navi Mumbai. This ghat in the mighty Sahyadri ranges is nestled amidst beautiful, tall, green hills and stunning waterfalls. If you love any escapade like trekking, hiking, then this is the perfect place for you. Another amazing fact is that flamingos migrate here all the way from Europe during the rainy season. So, if this is not reason enough for you to visit the place, then we don’t know what is!

 

Igatpuri

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Being one of the best monsoon destination is why Igatpuri makes it to this list. This hill station is small but the scenic beauty found in this place makes up for it. Nuzzled amidst the majestic Sahyadri Hills, this place beautifully highlights the charm and the greenery surrounding it. The dense forests and the ancient temples will certainly mesmerize you. If you wish to get far away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, then Igatpuri is the best place to be. Igatpuri, during the monsoons, transforms itself in a way that it looks like a paradise.

Bhandardara

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 You might have heard of this place because of the dam situated here- Bhandardara Dam. But apart from the dam, there are a couple of must watch spots if you visit this holiday resort village. Since Bhandardara is situated right next to the Pravara river and if you’re a nature lover, then you can get a stunning view of nature surrounding this area. Apart from this, Arthur Lake and Randha falls are the tourist attractions here. The green paddy fields, clear blue skies form a beautiful rhythm and go on to create an ideal symphony.

 

Lonavala

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 Speaking of ideal monsoon getaways and Lonavala not making it to the list would definitely make this list incomplete. Being close to Navi Mumbai, the twin hill stations of Khandala and Lonavala is beautiful as beauty gets. Lion Point in Lonavala is a place to visit during the monsoon and the Bhushi Dam has a beautiful waterfall whereas the Rajmachi point will definitely take your breath away. For those who worship nature, the lush greenery, the streams and poodles will make you fall in love with this place.

 

Karnala

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 A majestic fort, a famous bird sanctuary and the panoramic beauty in the surrounding is Karnala for you! For all you wildlife lovers and bird watchers out there, this place has a lot to offer. If you read a couple of reviews,  then it will be quite clear that Karnala is a must visit place during the monsoon. This place is a great trekking spot and has a stunning view from the top. The prominent Karnala fort is situated about 10 kms from Panvel city, whereas the bird sanctuary has some very exquisite migratory birds that only visit during the monsoons. So, you definitely have some treat in store for you here.

 

Now that you’ve seen this list, pack your bags and go explore these places this monsoon season and make sure to satisfy the adventurer within you.

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