As a coastal city, Mumbai has many beaches along its western coastline, however most of the beaches are are unfit for swimming. Here is the list of beaches in Mumbai.
Monsoon have started and we all have started searching for different places to hangout on weekends. This monsoon you can try Bhivpuri Waterfall near Karjat. The majestic waterfall has a great atmosphere out there.People pour out in large numbers out there to enjoy this breathtaking waterfall near mumbai.For futher information please keep reading.
Name: Bhivpuri Waterfalls
Location: Bhivpuri Road Station (central railway)
How to reach Bhivpuri Waterfall:
>>By Train: Get into a Karjat bound local train on central line.
Get down at Karjat station and move to auto stand in the east. You can easily get a auto from there for Bhivpuri Waterfall.
Bhivpuri Waterfall Pictures:
Best Time: Monsoons
Chinchoti travel guide:
The Chinchoti waterfalls is located to the east of Naigaon.It is a popular picnic spot for the young crowds from Mumbai City . In the center of the thick forest is this waterfall, which flows continuously from June to October. The waterfall is about 100 ft. high and 20 ft. broad. Tourists visit this place to enjoy this majestic falls. This wonderful waterfall makes a great monsoon getaway for mumbaikars. But on weekends it might seem as though the entire population of Mumbai is here.
How to reach:
The nearest railway station is Vasai. From here tourists can catch a bus to Kaman Phata, nearby is the village Chinchoti. Tourists can also take an auto from station charging 10Rs.
Near by attraction:
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A natural picnic spot in Vasai, Mumbai:
Tungareshwar waterfalls is at an altitude of about 2177 feet. In this thickly wooded picnic spot there are many opportunities to the trekkers, mountaineers and nature lovers.
The best time to visit Tungareshwar waterfalls is during the monsoons or just after monsoon.
A perfect 1 day picnic spot in Mumbai.
How to reach:
By Car / Road: The once who want to go here needs to take a right turn towards the Tungareshwar village from the Vasai highway.
By Train: Get down at Vasai station (East) and take an auto to reach Tungareshwar waterfall.
Luckily there are some small restaurants near Tungareshwar temple from where you can get snacks and cold drinks to enjoy your trip.
Some pics of the waterfall:
Mahabaleshwar Travel Guide
Mahabaleshwar is a among the popular holiday resort, honeymoon spot,weekend outing spot. It is tucked away in the Satara district, they can be best approached from Pune as well as Mumbai. The commercialization has affected the hill resorts of north and south India. But Mahabaleshwar offer a clean, calm and thoroughly refreshing alternative. Mahabaleshwar is regarded as the queen of hill stations in Maharashtra. When you are travelling from Mumbai once you are on the top of Ambenali Ghat your lungs get filled with air which is fresh, cool and having scent of the herbs. You will suddenly feel the difference when you inhale the scented air. Tourist from the metro cities feel excited, when they drink the naturally cooled water even in the months of April and May. Mahabaleshwar perhaps is the only place in the country which offers various activities like boating, fishing, horse riding, trekking and playing golf on the gorgeous nine-hole golf course built on the edge of a cliff.
How to Reach Mahabaleshwar
>>Mahabaleshwar By Air:
The closest airport is Lohegaon Airport in Pune and is located at a distance of approx. 80 kms from Mahabaleshwar. One can also get to Mahabaleshwar from Mumbai’s International Airport approx. 160 kms away. From the respective airports one can also hire a cab/taxi or avail the bus service to get to Mahabaleshwar.
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>>Mahabaleshwar By Train:
Mahabaleshwar is not directly connected by rail network. Nearest convenient railway station is Pune (120 kms) as it boasts of an efficient rail network. Get off at the railway station and there are private tour operators who provide buses, mini buses, taxis etc which are available easily to the visiting tourist. One can also take state government buses which regularly move between pune and mahabaleshwar.
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>>Mahabaleshwar By Bus:
Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses to the mahabaleshwar from Pune, Mumbai, Nasik, Satara, Panchgani and Kolhapur. The buses have a frequency of every 1-2 hours.
There are private tour operators like Neeta and Swami who runs buses to mahabaleshwar on daily basis.
Driving directions to mahabaleshwar
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Sightseeing at Mahabaleshwar
1> Wilson Point:
It is also called “Sunrise point”. From this point one can enjoy beautiful sunrise. 2> Arthur’s Seat:
It is the princess of all points in mahabaleshwar. It is 1470 meter high. It got its name fromArthur Mallet as he was the 1st man to visit this place and build a house here.3> Panchgani:
Best time to visit mahabaleshwar
If you are looking to visit here between March – June the climate here is very pleasant and allows to explore the mahabaleshwar in true sense. There is a mad rush of traveler’s during this time to beat the heat of the summer.
From July – September rains pour heavily out here. One can experience beautiful landscape and greenery all around. Honeymoon Couples choose this month as there is very few traveler’s rush out there.But some of the hotels out there are shutdown during this period.
Visiting between November – March can be a good option. It is quite chill out there so you need to carry some extra clothes with you. This is a very good period to visit here.
Adventure activities in Mahabaleshwar:
There are wide variety of adventure activities out there, some of which are listed below.
You can find many resorts and private adventure firms offering many fun / thrilling activities there.
- Water Inflatable sports
- Hydro Bike
- Rope Bridge
- Cycling Track
- Rock Climbing
- Jungle Gym
A Must Visit Tourist Places:-
|1. Mahabaleshwar||220km||Hill Station,Lakes,Waterfalls,Forts, Gaming Activities.|
|2. Goa||607km||Beaches,Honeymoon,Falls,Boating, Shopping,Pubs|
|3. Lonavala||130km||Hill Station,Water Falls,Resorts,Chikki|
|4. Daman||175km||Beaches, Church, Gardens|
|5. Ahmedabad||550km||Gandhi,Temples,Bird Centuries, Forts,Temples|
|6. Matheran||58km||Hill Station,Forest,Temple,Lakes|
|7. Aurangabad||368km||Ajanta – Ellora Caves, Lakes, Temples, Heritage sites|
|8. Shirdi||245km||Sai Baba,Temple,museums|
|10. Panchgani||245km||Hill Station,Waterfalls,Rivers|
Udaipur – The City of Lakes:
Romantic and divine, Udaipur is much more than an oasis in the desert and the most beautiful lakes, exquisite palaces and architectural heritage and deserves the nickname “Venice of the East.” and also called “City of Lakes”. Lake Palace is located in Jag Niwas Island in the middle of Lake Pichola is the best example of its delicate architecture and refined culture. Shores of the lake is another beautiful building can boast – a magnificent palace in the city. well-known handicrafts and miniature paintings, Shilpa Gram festival is a favorite tourist destination in the city. Maharana Udai Singh II founded Udaipur in 1568, when he was defeated in Chittorgarh and the Mughal emperor Akbar. It is believed that a saint meditating on a hill near Lake Pichola directed him to establish the capital, because it is surrounded by Aravallis, forests and lakes, making it safer than Chittorgarh.
Location: Rajasthan, India
Significance: Known as city of Lakes
Best Season: October to April
Pleasant winters and scanty rainfall characterizes the climate of Udaipur. Though temperature rises to 40ºC in summers, but mostly it is tolerable and is around 30’s.
How to Reach Udaipur:-
1> By Air:
Udaipur has a good network of air services linking it to from New Delhi, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Ahmedabad, Aurangabad and Mumbai. Nearest airport is Dabok Airport, which is 21 km from the city centre.
2> By Train:
It is well connected to and from all the major cities of India such as Chittrogarh, Ajmer, Jaipur and Delhi by trains. Palace On Wheels is a major attraction of course. The railway station is 4 km from the heart of the city.
3> By Road:
The roads are smooth and link Udaipur to various major cities of India such as Delhi, Jaipur, Chittrogarh, Ahmedabad, Ajmer, Indore, Kota, Mount Abu and Mumbai. Thus, there are bus services to and from Gujarat, Delhi and major cities of Rajasthan that end at the bus terminal, 2 km from the railway station.
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Stay at Udaipur:
Very good hotels are there in the city of Udaipur.
The Sightseeing Spots are-
Lake Fateh Sagar
Palitana Jain Temple and Pligrimage Center:-
How to Get There:-
1> By Air:-
2> By Train:-
3> By Road:-
- 56 km from Bhavnagar
- 215 km from Ahmedabad
- 112 km from Surat
- 295 km from Mumbai
- 403 km from Pune
- There are few hotels out there.
The Dabhosa Waterfall
The Dabdaba Falls, one of the attractive falls in Jawahar, is placed perfectly to soothe the visitor’s body and mind with natural sceneries and fragrance. The whitish gushing water cascading from the rock faces makes this waterfall highly attractive. The surroundings are densely forested and provide a serene location for seclusion seeking travelers. The area is unpolluted and unspoiled without much modern developments and luxuries.
How to reach Jawahar
1> By Road:–
Dadar – 170 Kms, Borivli – 140 kms, Nashik – 90 km, Jawhar – 20 km, Vapi – 100 kms, Valsad – 130 kms, Surat – 220 kms.
Dabhosa Waterfall Resort is visited as Ex-Mumbai / Ex-Nasik / Ex-Vapi / Valsad / Surat Weekend Getaway.
2> By Bus:-
Maharastra State Road Transport Corporation provides bus services between Jawahar and other cities in and around Mumbai. Mumbai to Jawahar regular bus services are also available.
- Beat time/ Best Season to visit:-
365 days a year.
Bhandardara is a holiday resort village on the western coast of India. The village is located in the Ahmednagardistrict of the state of Maharashtra, about 185 kilometers (115 mi) from Mumbai.
Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River, and is a blend of natural beauty, waterfalls, mountains, tranquility, greenery, invigorating air and pristine ambiance. The Bhandardara Lake and the Randha falls are major tourist attractions.
Bhandardara is full of attractions – from Wilson Dam to Arthur Lake. As legend has it, Shri Agasti Rishi meditated here for a year, surviving only on water and air, pleased with this display of devotion, God came down to Earth and blessed Shri Agasti Rishi with a stream of the Ganges river, which is now known as the Pravara River.
From Bhandardara, you can climb up to see the Ratangad and Harishchandragad fort. Or, you can follow the trails that lead to Ajoba and Ghanchakkar peaks. Also, if you are up for a challenge, the highest peak in Maharashtra, Mount Kalsubai (1646 m), stands tall for you to conquer. The starting point of this challenging trek is Bari Village, located 12 km away from Bhandardara. Atop, there is a small temple and standing. Standing at the summit, you can have panoramic view of Sahyadris and Bhandardara.
1> Bhandardara Lake 1 DayPicnic Spot:-
Bhandardara Lake is also known as Lake Arthur Hill. The Lake was formed by the dammed up waters of the Pravara River. It is a major tourist attraction amidst the dense green forest. Shri Agasti Rishi meditated continuously for a year at this place so it has a religious importance too.
The clear and placid lake is bounded by thick canopied forests of the Sahyadri hills. The Lake gets its water from the Pravara River as its surroundings offer an enchanting spectacle.
The lake was built in 1910. The lake is a reservoir for Wilson dam and is 34 km long. The lake is quiet deep at certain places. Rivulets from the lake rush down 45 m and is known as the Randha Falls. The falls have big implication because it is used for hydro-power generation.
2> Wilson Dam:-
Wilson Dam is one of the famous tourist spots in Bhandardara, which was constructed alongside the Arthur Lake in 1910. This dam has been built on the Pravara River and is considered to be an ideal place for organising picnic. Wilson Dam is situated around 750 m above the main sea level and is famous for the nearby Umbrella Falls.
3> Randha Falls:-
Located at 10 km from Bhandardara placed in the Igatpuri region of the Sahyadris is the Randha waterfalls. Believed to be the third largest fall in India at a height of 45 m. The falls is 11 km from Wilson Dam and is used for generation of hydro-power. The Pravara River plunks 170 ft down into a gullet and creates a breathtaking sight.
4> Umbrella falls:-
Umbrella Falls is situated at the old Wilson Dam in Ahmednagar District. The ideal time to visit the waterfalls is during the monsoon season, when the water level in the Pravara River is the highest. It is a beautiful tourist spot, which is located below the Wilson Dam in Bhandardara.
5> Mt Kalsubai:-
Mount Kalsubai is considered to be the highest mountain peak of the Sahyadri range. This mountain peak is around 1,646 m in height and was used for keeping watch on their enemies during the Maratha rule in the region.
Mount Kalsubai is a famous trekking destination which features Kalsubai Temple, Ratangad Fort and Harishchandragad Fort. The Kalsubai Temple houses an old well, where the water level never drops below 3 ft. A religious fair is organised by the locals at this temple, between October and November.
- How to reach Bhandardara:-
1> By Air:-
Nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is nearly 185 km from Bhandardara. Mumbai is well connected to all major cities in India and also connected to many cities abroad. Taxi services are the one direct travel possibility from Mumbai to Bhandardara. It costs nearly about Rs 3,500.
2> By Train:-
Nearest Railway station is Igatpuri, which is nearly 35 km away from Bhandardara.
3> By Bus:-
Regular state transport road buses are available from Mumbai to Bhandardara.
4> By Car:-
One can also drive to Bhandardara by taking Mumbai – Nasik Road (NH 3) to Ghoti past Igatpuri.
Mumbai to Bhandardara 163 km
Pune to Bhandardara 137 km
- Best Time / Best Season to visit bhandardara:-
The time to visit Bhandardara is during and just after the monsoon rains (July to September) and again during the winters (October to February).
- Locate on Map Bhandardara:-