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Shaded by the Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other, Mumbai is the largest metropolitan city. It is the city that never sleeps! Here, life is really exciting and electrifying. Modernity and a rich Colonial heritage coexist in the Mumbai city where dreams come true.

Although, at times the amazing lifestyle and hustle-bustle of this dream city may get on your nerves. But the best part is that this industrial hub is embedded with an exquisite range of ideal and relaxing destinations. The cultural heritage, the architecture of the ancient and modern, wonderful beaches, natural picnic spots and men made malls and clubs for entertainment offer you to get away from your daily routine and relax your bones.

We are presenting a list of some of the most amazing tourist destinations in and around Mumbai:

Marine Drive

The heart of Mumbai, Marine Drives presents spectacular views of the sunset; it is 3 km long and borders the Arabian Sea forming a bay. You can stroll here in the walkway and experience the cool breeze. Also, enjoy the street food at Chowpatty and relax the walks around.

 Gateway of India

One of the most visited places of Mumbai, Gateway of India leaves you spellbound in every way possible. You can take a ferry ride to experience a stupendous view of this monument right from the sea. If you want to witness the cool breeze of the sea, visit the place in the early morning or late evening.

Lonavala- Khandala

The twin hill station, Lonavala-Khandala is a famous holiday spot near Mumbai. Escape into the hills and mesmerize in the tranquil of serene beauty by visiting the place. It remains the top best places near Mumbai for catering to the fancies and moods of the tourists. The city has many shopping hubs, and destinations for camping, trekking, and climbing.

Sanjay Gandhi National Park

Escape the crowded and hectic routine of the city and explore the incredibly designed green oasis, the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. It is home to a wide range of flora and fauna together with protected areas. This is the perfect place that likes admiring nature in the forms of wildlife and plans and interested in exploring history.

Elephanta Caves

Elephanta Caves is the best place to have a short trip and explore the artistic excellence of the bygone era. This is considered one of the seven wonders of India and also UNESCO has declared Elephanta Caves as World Heritage. Apart from exploring the caves, travellers also visit museum and see the Stupas here. 

Haji Ali Shrine

Haji Ali Shrine reflects the Indian Muslim architecture; the stupendous architecture of the places attracts people from different religions. It is located in the heart of Worli and constructed with marble that matches the marbles used in the construction of the Taj Mahal. Pay your respects at the shrine and attend the ‘Qawwali Session’ on Fridays. 

Nashik City

‘The wine capital of India’, Nashik is heaven for wine lovers. It holds some of the oldest and most famous vineyards. Go for wine tasting tours, crush grapes in barrels and take some juicy grapes directly from the plantations. Besides, it is also a famous Hindu religious destination, visit the famous temples and religious places here.


Nestled on the basin of river Ulhas, Karjat is a beautiful place to get some peace and relaxation. You can explore here scenic vistas of nature, forts, mountains and the ancient rock-cut temples. Besides, there are ample opportunities for outdoor activities like waterfall climbing, rock climbing, boating, white water rafting, etc.


One of the oldest hill stations and scenic spots located near Mumbai, Matheran hill station has everything from green pastures, serene and tranquil environment to unadulterated ambiance that makes sit a perfect retreat vacation spot. Take a ride on the Neral-Matheran toy train to experience something awesome in the city.


The popular beach destination, Alibag can be your favourite vacation spot if you are crazy for outdoor activities like water activities, bird watching and adventure places such as Kihim Beach, Akshi Beach, Kilaba Fort, Nagaon Beach, Vikram Vinayak Temple, etc. The best part about this place is that you can reach here from Mumbai either by road or by ferry. 

The list featuring picnic spots near Mumbai enables you to plan a perfect outing with your office colleagues, friends and family. Moreover, there are many more vacation spots in Mumbai as this city has more to offer. So get away from your boring daily activity and head to one of these places the next time; you are planning a vacation.

Hopefully, you have found the article helpful to make your next office vacation plan and if you think that we have left any famous and interesting destination, please let us know in the comment section.

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