Smart Mumbai Public Transport

 

Smart Mumbai Public Transport
Mumbai Local Train Timetable, BEST Bus Routes, Auto & Taxi Meter Fare, SMPT
SMPT(SMART MUMBAI PUBLIC TRANSPORT) a travel application now available for Android™ 1.5 & above. As the name suggest it provides information on public transport system in Mumbai.

Features:
Local Train Schedule with details on Western / Central / Harbour lines including the mid-night trains, We have also incorporated a railway map to understand all the 3 lines .

 

 

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Beaches In Mumbai

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.

1> Girgaon Chowpatty:

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2> Dadar Chowpatty:

Dadar Chowpatty

3> Juhu Beach:

Juhu

4> Versova Beach:

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5> Madh Island:

Madh Island

6> Aksa Beach:

Aksa Beach

7> Manori Beach:

Manori Beach

8> Marvé Beach:

Marvé Beach

9> Gorai Beach:

10> Utan Beach:

utan Beach  

Lavasa: Upcoming Hill Station

Lavasa is a located in the western mountain ranges of India, Lavasa is very near to the two major cities, Mumbai and Pune. Lavasa is part of 25,000 acres of land declared as  the “Hill Station”, with an extensive Master Plan covering half that area, it is built around the 20 km long Warasgaon Lake. There are five access routes to Lavasa, one of which is enhanced and developed.

Lavasa is approximately an hour’s around 65 kms drive from Pune and almost 3.5 hours away from Mumbai around 200 kms.

Lavasa is at its magical best during the monsoons. The rains arrive, bringing with them the promise of months filled with pattering showers, lush green hills with many waterfalls playfully tumbling down them, breathtaking environment  and days are spent looking out at the rain through a wet window, smiling at a paradise that has been found.

How to reach Lavasa:

Mumbai to Lavasa

Pune to Lavasa

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Activities in Lavasa

A hill station located between the mountains can be a perfect gateway for the tourist ,trekker’s and nature lover’s.It offers a wide variety of activities to get going busy in this wonderful hill station.Some of them are:

  • Water Sports
  • Clubs
  • Spas
  • Restaurants
  •  Fitness Center
  • Convention Center

Hotels in Lavasa:

Lavasa is offering few of the best stay options in the country.

Pictures of Lavasa:

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Chinchoti, Naigaon, Mumbai

Location: Naigaon/Vasai

City: Mumbai

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:

  • Tungareshwar

Chinchoti Pics:

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Tungareshwar Vasai,Mumbai Maharashtra

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.

Eating  Options:

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,How to reach,Sightseeing,Driving Directions,Hotels,Best Time,Adventure

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

Click here for driving directions to Mahabaleshwar.

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: 

 It is 20km away from mahabaleshwar. Located in satara district. It is a small hill station andfamous for Paragliding.4> Pratapgarh Fort: 

 The Pratapgarh Fort is 900 m above sea level. It is 24 km west of Mahabaleshwar. Thefort  looks like a round topped hill. The wall of the lower fort forms a sort of a crown round the brow.

Hotels in Mahabaleshwar

There are accommodation options to suit all budgets and the options ranges from deluxe to budget hotels.

Grade-A Mahabaleshwar hotels are available at rates of Rs 6000 – Rs 28000 depending on the type of rooms.

Budget Hotels are available at Rs 800 – Rs 2,200 per day depending on the season. The private bungalow for rent cost around Rs 5000 – Rs 12000 per day, during the off and on seasons.

Click here for complete list Hotels in Mahabaleshwar

Best time to visit mahabaleshwar

>>Summer Season:-

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.

>>Monsoon Season:-

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.

>>Winter Season:-

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
  • Paragliding
  • Hydro Bike
  • Skating
  • Rope Bridge
  • Cycling Track
  • Zorbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Jungle Gym

Click here for complete Adventure details in Mahabaleshwar

Top 10 New Hill Stations: A list of new upcoming hill stations in india

Move over Shimla – Mahabalwshwar as your hill station destination as there are many new upcoming hill stations in India.Here is the complete list of upcoming new hill stations in India many of them are undiscovered and unheard but they promise to live upto your expectations for good hill stations. So come here and enjoy the fresh air and the natural beauty from the list below.

1> Munnar:

Munnar is one of the beautiful hill stations in India. Tourists come here to see the vast tea plantations of the area. The town itself is typically Indian with the usual shops, guest houses and is really beautiful and traditional. It is a good place to stay to see the surrounding countryside. It is also a popular place for Indian honeymooners.

 2> Araku Valley:

An upcoming hill station in Visakhapatnam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is a beautiful valley in the Eastern Ghats inhabited by different types of tribes. Araku Valley is one of the least spoiled and less commercialized tourist destination in South India. A popular attraction in the south.

3> Chopta:

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This place is popularly known as the ‘Mini Switzerland’ in Uttarakhand and Northern parts of India. Chopta is situated at the altitude of 2900 meters. Its is approx. 36 km from Gopeshwar, 254 km from Rishikesh, 450 km (approx) from Delhi and the best time to visit there is from June to November.

4> Kurseong:

It is a hill station situated in the Darjeeling district of West Bengal, India. Located at an altitude of 1458 metres (4864 ft), Kurseong is just 30 km from Darjeeling. It has a very pleasant climate throughout the year and the winters are not as severe as Darjeeling. Kurseong is developing as a quiet hill station in north east India.

5> Lavasa:

Lavasa is located in the western mountain ranges of India, Lavasa is very near to the two major metropolises, Mumbai and Pune.Lavasa offers a vibrant, self-contained world which is part of 25,000* acres of land declared as a Hill Station with an extensive Master Plan covering half that area. The rest of the region is left untouched to preserve the natural beauty.

6> Lansdowne:

Lansdowne is one of the quietest hill stations of India and is popular since Britishers came to India. Lansdowne is unlike other hill stations as it is well connected with motorable roads but remote in its own way. It is situated at an altitude of 1,700mts above sea level surrounded with thick oak and blue pine forests in the Pauri Garhwal district of Uttarakhand state.

7> Mashobra:

Mashobra is a beautiful village that lies on the road leading from Shimla to Naldera. This is situated at an elevation of 2148 meters above the sea level and is about six miles from Shimla Church.

8> Mirik:

It isSurrounded by terraced tea estates, the unspoilt hill station of Mirik,is 50kms away from Darjeeling.The lake in the centre of town is the main draw for out of town tourists coming to this hill resort. Sit by it and take in the astounding view, lug your picnic hamper along and work up an appetite by taking a paddle boat ride.

9> Yercaud:

Yercaud is a  small hill station situated on the Shevaroy Hills of the Eastern Ghats in the northern part of Tamil Nadu,India and experiences very pleasant climate out there. Yercaud is considered to be a poor man’s Ooty, as it is less expensive place than Ootacamund.

10> Theog:

Theog is a town of five Ghats (Rahi Ghat, Deori Ghat, Prem Ghat, Jano Ghat and Baga Ghat) located in the Shimla district of Himachal Pradesh state. It is located about 28 km from Shimla city.