5 Irresistible Hill Stations Near Mumbai

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Need a quick vacation in the mountains? Well, here are 5 awesome hill stations only hours away from Mumbai that fit the bill.

1. Panchgani
Panchgani, around 5 hours (244.3 km) away from Mumbai, is a picture postcard hill station that you cannot miss out on. From breakfast at Lucky Restaurant to the food stop at Mapro Garden, food is impeccable here. Visit table land too, Asia’s second longest mountain plateau for the best sunset views.

Also read: Table Land In Panchgani Has The Best Sunset View

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Panchgani also gives you some breathtaking hilltop views that should definitely be witnessed. Amazing food combined with a blissful view, it is a perfect getaway spot for the family in winters as it gets too dry in the Summer.

Time taken to get here:-
By road: 4 hours 35 minutes (approx)
By train: 5 hours 30 minutes (approx)

Stay: SaffronStays Verandah By The Valley. Close to Table Land, this is a wonderful 2 bedroom villa with white interiors and wooden furniture which hosts a stay for 8 guests at a time. Entire villa costs ₹12,002 per night which comes to nearly ₹1500 per person per night.
Address: Panchgani, Satara, Maharashtra 412805
Contact: 08424 040 040

2. Lavasa
Again just 4 hours away (187.7 km), Lavasa is a beautiful hill station near Mumbai. Go on nature trails here and indulge in adventurous watersports like Kayaking.

Also read: Five Things To Do In Lavasa!

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Don’t forget to gorge on good food at the Lakeside Promenade with breathtaking views. You can visit here any time of the year, the weather being pleasant.

Time taken to get here:
By road: 4 hours (approx)

Stay: Calvin- Mountain View is the perfect Airbnb getaway. It is located on a hilltop with amazing views of Lavasa lake and the main city. The guests have access to the entire villa and the extended garden area as well. The weekend stay price is INR 10,000 per night.
Contact: 080806 20320

3. Lonavala
Every Mumbaikar’s favourite getaway. Lonavala is nature’s bliss with its wonderful landscape views. Visit the Bhushi Dam or the Karla Caves and make unforgettable memories.

Also read: Try Lakehouse In Lonavala For A Perfect Weekend Getaway

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Only 83 km away, you can get here in about 2 hours max. The pristine hillside is full of luxurious villa stays by the Pawna lake.

Time taken to get here:
By road: 1 hour 45 minutes (approx)
By train:3 hours approx

Stay: Lakehouse Resort in Lonavala is the relaxing and peaceful weekend you’ve been looking forward to, with a luxurious touch. It has 3 spacious bedrooms (Non AC), a modern bathroom and a kitchen with a chef on call whipping up delicious cuisines for you. Approx 3000 per head with meals (prices vary according to season)
Address: LakeHouse, Gevhande, Aapti, Pawna, Lonavala, 412108 Lonavala, India
Book here.

4. Khandala
Khandala which is just 3 kilometres away from Lonavala and 82 kilometres from Mumbai, besides being a wonderful hill station, it has its own historical significance.

Also read: Visit Kune Falls In Khandala

It was under the reign of several rulers like Maratha, Peshwa and colonial power. They all have left their mark which adds up to the beauty of this place. Nagphani, also known as Duke’s nose. is the highlight of Khandala.

Time taken to get here:
By road: 1 hour 51 minutes (approx)
By train: 3 hours (approx)

Stay: Head to Villa Valencia, situated in the beautiful and green environs of Khandala, to get your share of serenity. A 4 bhk bungalow, it can hold 8 people and is fully equipped with AC and a stocked kitchen. Price is INR 12,390 per night which comes down to INR 1550 per night.
Address: Summer Hill Resorts, Near Kune Village, Khandala – 410403
Book here.

5. Karjat
A mini hill station, explore the flora and fauna in Karjat. Take a wonderful road trip of 62.9 kilometres to Bhahiri and Kondana Caves and Ulhas Valley in Karjat.

Also read: Tooth Mountain Farms- A Green Boutique Stay In Karjat!

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Power up for picturesque treks like a trek to the famous Chanderi caves. Visit any time, the weather is cool and pleasant all year round!

Time taken to get here:
By road: 1 Hour 40 minutes
By train: 2 hours approx

Stay: Spread over 20 acres, the Tooth Mountain farm stay is located in Karjat consisting of a villa and an outhouse. The five combined rooms are named after the trees growing in the property itself. All rooms have attached private baths and even a private lake!
Address: Tooth Mountain Farms,  Neelam Sagar Farms, Karjat Road, Next to ND Studios, Off Chowk Village, Hatnoli, Maharashtra 410206
Avg cost for 2: Rs 8800 per night (inclusive of breakfast)
Contact: 099690 30207

So what are you waiting for now? You have everything you need for a comfy and adventurous holiday. Get going!

Madhusree Chatragadda
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