Ditch Lonavala For These 5 Secluded & Gorgeous Getaways Near Mumbai Amid Rising COVID Cases

by Tania Tarafdar
Ditch Lonavala For These 5 Secluded & Gorgeous Getaways Near Mumbai Amid Rising COVID Cases

Maharashtra has imposed night curfews with the rise in COVID cases. It has created a fear among many to make travel plans. But while Lonavala could be too crowded, there are secluded places near Mumbai that are less inhabited and will let you isolate in complete bliss. Sounds like a plan? These getaways near Mumbai are perfect for social distancing.

1. Bhandardara

Looking to escape the city life and you think you need a break from the crowds and traffic? Well, there’s no better place than Bhandardara as it is lesser known to people and thus makes for the perfect weekend getaway. This tiny hill station is a sweet blend of untouched nature, waterfalls, refreshing air, and a peaceful drive through this remote village. Be one with nature as you can camp under the twinkling sky. This place is truly every nature lover’s paradise. Also, read about how you can go Lake Side Camping & Sky-Gazing In Bhandardara For Just Rs 1600 Including Meals.

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2. Lonar

If you are living anywhere in Mumbai or Pune, you must have driven to and discovered most of the hidden gems in Maharashtra. But we can bet that you did not hear of this surreal lake in the state. The Lonar Crater Lake is Maharashtra’s secret kept intact for 52,000 years. Wildlife photographers, this will be heaven for you as you can easily spot several migratory birds like Shelduck, black-winged stilts, brahminy ducks, red-wattled lapwings, blue jays, baya weavers, hoopoes, barn owls, and many more. You can stay at the MTDC Resort. It is a good option for both food and stay and is closest to the lake.

3. Vengurla Beach

With a lighthouse, a fisherman’s jetty, the Vengurla rocks, and lush greenery, the hidden beach of Vengurla seems to tell a splendid story of mother nature. The Vengurla rocks can be great for all those who love birdwatching. Vengurla beach is approximately 11 hours drive from Mumbai. You will find several accommodations close to Vengurla beach. 

4. Diveagar 

Suppose you are an adventure seeker, head to the Kondivili Beach in Diveagar. The beach is famous for its sports activities is and situated about 5 km from Shrivardhan Beach. When here, indulge in some paragliding and surfing. You will have many stay options at Divegar beach too!


5. Tamhini Ghat

Head to Tamhini ghat to witness the most spectacular sight of majestic waterfalls all around you cascading from a greater height. Tamhini Ghat is a mountain passage that cuts across the Sahyadri range to combine Pune and the Konkan region. There are huge waterfalls opening out right on the road, the gushing sound of the water and the stunning sight of the waterfalls make this an ideal spot for a weekend getaway. You can rent several weekend homes in Tamhini Ghat. 

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Make your long weekend plans already.