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Top 10 Weekend Trips with kids in Mumbai

The City that never sleeps, Mumbai is by far one of the most exciting, ever-dynamic, and electrifying places in the country. However, amidst the hustle, bustle, noise and forever crowded local trains is a beautiful city surrounded by rich natural resources and scenic beauty. So while the work-life stress and academic pressure will keep you on your toes the entire week, you can surely get a breather travelling during the weekend. Easily accessible within 3 hours of road journey, the city houses a list of attractions.

With amazing scenic beauty where you can get some quiet and peace, the city of dreams is surrounded by the spectacular Western Ghats. Scroll down to learn about the top weekend trips to take with kids in Mumbai. You will be surprised to know about so many of its stunning facts about ‘Aamchi Mumbai’!

  • Karnala- Karnala, a hidden gem, is not known to many people. Home to approximately 200 species of birds, the Karnala Bird Sanctuary, covering a small area of 12 km, is a feast for the eyes. Students who take an interest in noticing the behavioural patterns of birds must visit this sanctuary. The Karnala Fort, which dates back to the 15th century, is a major historic landmark of this destination.

  • Durshet- Durshet, nestled amidst the humble Sahyadri Range, is a perfect destination for knowledge seekers. With gorgeous sunrises and long beautiful plateaus, it’s the perfect place to relax. Popular for its rice plantations, the place will be greatly cherished by kids wanting to learn about rice planting. Located at a distance of 1.5 hours from Mumbai, the vast expanse of rice farming is a sight to see.

  • Lonavala- By far the most famous weekend destination for Mumbaikars, the hill station attracts a huge number of people all year round. With deep plunging waterfalls, and lush green mountain ranges and luxurious weekend villas, Lonavla is at the top of the list for every Mumbaikar. When you are here, don’t forget to visit the various places of interest, like Rajmachi Point, Tiger’s Leap, Bhushi Dam, Lohagad Fort, Lonavala Lake, Duke’s Nose, and Karla Caves. Leaving Lonavla without tasting the famous Chikki is simply not acceptable!!!

  • Matheran- Matheran, meaning forest on the forehead, is a small hill station situated in the Kajrat district. Children eager to learn about Asia’s only automobile-free hill station should visit this place. What’s more? There’s a toy train here! Roam around the place on horse carts and hand-pulled rickshaws, and enjoy the splendid views and calm atmosphere while trying horse riding, valley crossing, and paragliding. You’ll surely feel younger and more energetic at this place!

  • Alibaug- With excellent ferry services along the gorgeous Arabian Sea, Alibaug Fort, built during the time of the great warrior Shivaji, is a wonderful avenue to take in some history. Nagaon Beach, Varsoli Beach, Akshi Beach, and Kashid Beach are some of Alibaug's popular beaches. If you are a bird and nature lover, Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary is just the place for you. Do not miss out on the trek to Sagargad to get your much-needed dose of adrenaline.

  • Rajmachi- Rajmachi or Udhawedi is an absolute delight for monsoon lovers, which makes everyone fall in love with its aura, cool winds, lush greenery, and smell of the wet mud. The trek to Rajmachi Fort is a famous trek among adventure enthusiasts and locals. Manaranjan Fort and Shrivardhan Fort are the two main forts in Udhawedi. It takes around 40 minutes for beginners to reach the fort on foot. Believe us when we say the view from above is worth those long walks!

  • Revdanda Beach- Revdanda, a serene dwelling close to Alibaug, is a gem of a place. Once you are here, make sure to indulge in lakeside camping, water sports, bonfire, star gazing, and barbeque experiences. Walk along the beach in the evening and take a mental picture of some of the most beautiful sunsets!

  • Kolad- Kolad, a small village in the Raigad district, is a popular attraction among adventure and nature lovers. Set against the scenic backdrop of the Sahyadri Ranges, the place is known for its majestic valleys, green meadows, and milky-white waterfalls. Also known as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra, Kolad simply looks extraordinary during the monsoon season. Be witness to the verdant surroundings surrounding the milky-white waterfalls. Devkund Waterfall, Talgad Fort, Tamhini Ghat, Kuda Mandad Caves, and Ghosalgad Fort are some must-visit and popular attractions in Kolad. The place also houses adventure and thrilling activities, such as kayaking, paragliding, trekking, white water rafting, rappelling, and parasailing.

  • Igatpuri- Igatpuri, situated in Nasik district, houses some beautiful attractions like Bhandardara, Dhamma Giri Meditation Centre, and Ghatandevi Temple. Since it is a historic destination, it calls in several adventure fanatics with activities like rappelling, camping, zip lining, and trekking. Housing the famous Sula Vineyard and Delolali camps, Igatpuri has now become one of the most popular weekend destinations for Mumbaikars

  • Malshej Ghat- Malshej Ghat, situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra, is a mountain pass and scenic hill station. Dotted with rich vegetation, lakes, and waterfalls and surrounded by Sahyadri Ranges, the place showcases a vivid picture of its scenic beauty to every traveller. The sight from the cliffs of the Malshej ghats is no different from the sights of heaven described in books! If you are visiting this place in July-August, you might spot some exotic pink flamingos. Some of its top attractions include Harishchandragad Hill Fort, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej Falls, and Ajoba Hill Fort, becoming the most sought place for hikers.

Apart from the motto of ‘Bombay Meri Jaan’ being etched in the hearts of every Mumbaikar, we do spend our weekends away from the city. Excited enough to travel to your favourite destination in Mumbai? EdOutdoors is a learning venture

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