Ditch Lonavala & Visit Chiplun, A Town 5 Hours From Mumbai Surrounded By Green Vistas

by Tania Tarafdar
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The scenic road from Mumbai to Goa is studded with splendid mountains, lush green landscapes, historic forts, sanctuaries, and more. But if there is one place, you should definitely make a pit stop is, the scenic town Chiplun which is surrounded by green vistas. The word Chiplun stands for ‘the abode of Lord Parashurama’. This town in the Konkon region is just five hours from Mumbai. Looking for a quiet hideaway? Ditch Lonavala and head here instead.

The Scenic Town Is Home To Waterfalls, Temples & Forts

Chiplun is known for spots like Gowalkot Fort, Sawatsada Waterfalls, Vashishthi River, Guhagar Beach, Koyna Dam, Pandava caves, and Lord Parashurama Temple. It takes around 12 hours to explore Chiplun in totality, so you might plan to stay here for a day while you are on your way to Goa. Here are 10 Best Spots You Will Find On A Road Trip From Mumbai To Goa.

 

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Chiplun is full of wide green vistas to gaze upon and beautiful viewpoints to drive to. And despite the fact that there are no signboards on roads, you will find many amazing places to stop and click a multitude of Instagram-worthy pictures. What’s more, you can drive down to the jetty, about 20 minutes from the highway, and try boating in the river. If you are lucky, you may occasionally spot some crocodiles in the river.

 

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Visit The Cobblestoned Street Village In Chiplun

Once you are in Chiplun, make sure that you do not miss out on Pethe Parshuram which is a clean, one cobblestoned street village. This is one place that can remind you of the cobblestone streets of European villages. Here, you can visit the temple and make some purchases from the surrounding shops. Mumbai To Goa Road Trip: Here’s Where To Eat, Stay & Relax On The Way.

 

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Chiplun Is Full Of Scenic Homestays & Farmhouses

Chiplun has many hotels, homestays, and farmhouses. If you’re taking a repose at Chiplun, we would suggest y’all stay at the Riverview Resort. This resort sits in a marvellous location and overlooks the breathtaking mountains. Also, the all-day dining restaurant at this resort offers scrumptious Indian, Chinese and continental options.

 

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Add this quaint, laidback town of Chiplun to your bucket list.

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