Want to experience things you haven’t done or seen before but don’t know where to look? Don’t worry, I have you covered! I have personally tried and put together 10 romantic destinations near Mumbai to go with your bae this Valentine’s Day. You can visit these gorgeous places, try out fun activities and come back refreshed in time to resume work the next day.
1. Visit Matheran For The Love Of Adventure
Does the idea of crossing a valley 1000 ft. above the ground level while being suspended mid-air give you an adrenaline rush? Do zip lining at Honeymoon Point in Matheran! In the evening, you can rewind and go back in time by taking a romantic walk along canopy-lined avenues.
Try: Kokam Sherbeth & Vada Pav
Other Activities: Check out the colonial mansions, try horse riding, shop at the Bazaar
Time taken from Mumbai: 2 Hours via Pune Highway
2. Head To Kamshet For Those Who Dream of Paragliding
Love Paragliding? Glide over picturesque sunflower & paddy fields, lush green hills and cross the Pawana lake as you sink in the beauty of this place, a highly under-rated getaway from Mumbai. As a matter of fact, Kamshet is rightly crowned “Paraglider’s Paradise” for the visual delight it offers.
Try: Misal Pav & Puran Poli
Other Activities: If you have more time, Lonavala is only 16km from here
Time taken from Mumbai: 2 Hours 10 Minutes
3. Drive To Lavasa For A Much-Needed Romantic Escape
Does the idea of just absconding with your lover sound just insanely romantic and tempting to you right now? The well-planned town of Lavasa will instantly transport you to Italy, we kid you not! So, what are you waiting for? Just jump into the front seat with bae and enjoy the experience of a 195 km road trip across the Pune Highway.
Try: Authentic Maharastrian Thali
Other Activities: Visit Davasino Town and Country Club and Lakeside Promenade
Time taken from Mumbai: 3 Hours
4. Go For A Temple Run Visit Kondana Caves
When the mind is at unrest and the soul needs a spiritual getaway, head straight to Kondana Caves. In addition to calming your senses, this place also quenches your need for tranquillity and peace. Offer your prayers to the twelve jyotirlingas while the serenity of the place puts your mind to rest.
Try: Reading all the 8 Buddhist Tales
Other Activities: Trek to Ulhas Valley
Time taken from Mumbai: 1 Hour, 29 Minutes
5. Go Bird Watching At Karnala
Apart from the breath-taking view Karnala offers, the fort is home to over 150 species of birds and a favourite haunt to 37 migratory ones. Also, don’t forget to carry a pair of good binoculars and you are all set for a spectacular view up in the sky. You can Camp In The Beauty Of Karnala which Starts At ₹1785
Try: Poha & Vadas at Hotel Karnala
Other Activities: One hour trek from the bottom of the hill
Time taken from Mumbai: 1 Hour, 27 Minutes
6. Roam Around Strawberry Farms In Mahabaleshwar
This Valentine’s Day indulge in the ultimate romantic symbol of love- strawberries. Head to Mahabaleshwar and take a stroll around strawberry farms in the beautiful hill station. pick fresh strawberries with your bae, sip on exquisite strawberry wine and have a berrilicious time together. Here are the Top 10 Hotels In Mahabaleshwar That Are Perfect For Your Weekend Stay
Try: Strawberries and Cream At Mapro Garden
Other Activities: Trek to Pratapgad Fort
Time Taken From Mumbai: 6 hours approximately
7. Cuddle Together In Lonavala
One of the best hill stations in Maharashtra, Lonavala has captured our hearts. The cool weather, misty atmosphere, lush greenery makes this the ultimate romantic destination for lovers. So this Valentine’s Day head here and splash along at the Lonavala Lake, watch the sunset at Tiger’s Leap and unleash your inner child at Imagica.
Try: Lonavala Chikki
Other Activities: Camping At Tungarli Lake
Time Taken From Mumbai: 1 hour 41 minutes approximately
8. Splash Along The Beaches Of Alibaug
Romance is in the air. And you can definitely feel it in the sea breeze of the beaches in Alibaug. The clear white, sandy, secluded beaches of Alibaug have a lovely charm to it. Catch the sunset with your beloved and splash along together with joy. This would be a wonderful way to spend time together this Valentine’s Day.
Try: Fresh fruits at Vrindavan Farm
Other Activities: Trek To Kolaba Fort
Time Taken From Mumbai: 2 hours and 46 minutes approximately
9. Visit Vineyards In Nashik
Wine lovers! Take your beloved on a romantic date to Grover Zampa Vineyards in Nashik. Take a walk along the lush green vineyards, stomp on grapes, taste exquisite wine and have a wonderful time with your loved one by your side. Romance and partnership couldn’t be sweeter here at Nashik. So make your Valentine’s Day a memorable one here. You can also check out the Soma Wine Village In Nashik
Try: Wine At Nashik Vineyards
Other Activities: Visit Nashik Caves and Mukti Dham Mandir
Time Taken From Mumbai: 3 hours and 30 minutes approximately
10. Play Water Sports At Sindhudurg
If you and your bae are proud water-babies, then Sindhudurg near Mumbai would be a true paradise for you. From jet skis, banana boats, parasailing, kayaking to water sports, you have anything and everything here to have a fun and cool staycation with your bae.
Other Activities: Banana Boating and Kayaking
Time Taken From Mumbai: 10 hours and 18 minutes approximately
Is there a must-try fun day activity you want to share? Let me know in the comments. Till then, have a great Valentine’s Day!