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Mumbai is the commercial hub of India. Apart from that, there are various nearby places that one can visit near to Mumbai making it a focal point of tourism.  It has many destinations nearby that Mumbai people love to explore.

If you happen to go to Mumbai and want to look around places nearby, then you can book tour packages from Mumbai. These tour packages can be customized in terms of cost and features as per your link and dislike.

Here are the top 5 getaway destinations from Mumbai that one must not miss out seeing:

1. Matheran:

This place is located at an altitude of 2516 ft high. It is a serene hill station in Maharashtra. Just like other hill stations that one was also established by the British way back in 1850. As a result, the colonial impression is still visible here.  This place is the one and only place in Asia that is free of automobiles. This place is so concerned about their ecosystem that even bicycles are prohibited in a few places. They have a famous toy train called the Neral Matheran toy train that is a unique experience. This is only 80 km from Mumbai making it a great place to go for a weekend trip.

2. Lonavala & Khandala:

This is a super awesome place to go near Mumbai. This twin hill city is loved by the Mumbai Kars. Located at the Mumbai Pune Expressway this is a much-favoured getaway for people in Mumbai. These mountains are a part of the Western Ghat and look beautiful in monsoon. There are many villas on rent in this region, where one can stay over and relax. This place is a mere 83 km from the main city. Once here, you can see the Della Dam and also try your hand in trekking.

3. Kamshet:

This place is located about 115 km from Mumbai. This is also a hill station that offers a quick getaway to the people in Mumbai. Being so near, it is a great place to drive down and spend the weekend. So, what does one do when in Kamshet? Well, one can relax, read a book, sleep and so on but this place is actually known for the adventure sports options and paragliding options it offers. If you are an adventure freak, then you must visit this place to know more. Their famous paragliding point is on the Pawana Lake that is simply breathtakingly beautiful.  They also have various forts in this are for one to discover.

4. Igatpuri:

If you are looking for an offbeat weekend getaway from Mumbai, then Igatpuri is your perfect solution. This is another hill station which is the part of the Western Ghats. This place is about 121 km from Mumbai that makes it slightly far as compared to other hill stations. That means that not many tourists visit this place. The beauty of this place lies in the fact that apart from being a hill station it is also covered with lush green forests that makes it different from the others. This is also a great destination for people to meditate. This is also a great place to go trekking, kayaking and for long walks. If you are into history, then you can also opt to see the Tringalwadi Fort.

5. Malshej Ghat:

This is another quick get away from Mumbai. The drive to Malshej Ghat is beautiful and will help to distress you. Located on the western ghat this is also a hill station that flaunts old forts, serene waterfalls and lakes. If you are looking for a place to just relax and soak in the relaxed air and tranquil atmosphere, then this one is specifically for you. If you are a bird lover, then this place is known to be the hub for migratory birds to come. The best time to visit this place to watch the colourful birds is from July to September. This awesome place is only 134 km away from the main Mumbai. This is a great place to indulge in bird watching near the Pimpalgaon Joga Dam. If you love forts and would want to indulge in treks, then you can go for the Ajoba Hill Fort & Harishchandra gad Fort Trek. You can also opt to roam around in the Malshej falls and the Lenyadri caves in this locality.

With a few days holidays, you can easily plan tour packages from Mumbai to these 5 super awesome places. These places will surely rejuvenate you.

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Rahul is a travel blogger from Madhya Pradesh who is currently based in Delhi. He loves exploring remote corners of the world where he meets local people, tastes the local cuisine and learns about different ways of life. He strongly believes in the power of traveling to break down barriers and make people more tolerant of one another. Rahul lives for human moments, as it is through the various interactions with local people that he finds his happiness.