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Around Mumbai


Around Mumbai

Mumbai is just not famous for its industries, shopping, eateries and exports; the city also favors tourism to a very large extent. Mumbai has some of the best tourist destinations situated in and around the city. A trip to Mumbai is incomplete without a visit to Khandala and Lonavala. The hill stations situated around Mumbai are very different from the city. Immersed in idyllic and pastoral beauty the small hill stations around Mumbai are sure to rejuvenate you with their charm and beauty. Be it Panchgani, Shirdi or the Caves of Ajanta and Ellora the excursions around Mumbai are a treat to the eyes and soul.

Below is a list of some of the important tourist destinations around Mumbai:

Ajanta & Ellora Caves

Distinguished as being a World Heritage Sites in India the Ajanta & Ellora Caves are situated in the Aurangabad district of Maharashtra. A masterpiece of Indian architecture, the Ajanta and Ellora Caves are rock-cut cave monuments that are famous world wide. This famous destination round Mumbai is easily accessible by hiring private cabs, tourist buses or by boarding trains from Mumbai. Specially acclaimed for its Buddhist carvings these caves pull a large number of tourists from different corners of the country every year.

Khandala

One of the most frequented tourist destinations around Mumbai, Khandala is a small hill station situated at a distance of about 101 kms from Mumbai. A cute little hill station nestled in the lap of the Sahyadri Mountains Khandala is a welcome change from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai. A must visit for tourist who visit Mumbai and a favorite picnic spot for the citizens of Maharashtra. Easily reachable by private cars or buses this is one of the most popular tourist destinations around Mumbai. The major attractions of this quaint hill station include Tugauli Lake, Bhushi Lake and the Duke's Nose

Shirdi

Situated at a distance of about 300 kms from Mumbai Shirdi is a small little town in the Ahmednagar district of Maharashtra. A tiny little town spread across an area of 2 kms in Ahmednagar Shirdi is the abode of Sai Baba. Known as one of the most famous religious destinations in the country Shirdi attracts travelers from all across the globe. Owing to the mystic aura of the town and the deep rooted blessings of the saint Shirdi is one of the most crowded places around Mumbai. Shirdi can be easily reached by car or the many tourist buses from Mumbai

Lonavala

Located on the Pune district of Maharashtra, Lonavala is an important hill station around Mumbai. Set on the lap of the Sahyadri ranges Lonavala is one of the most picturesque locations in the country. Located at a distance of 96 kms from Mumbai, this mesmerizing hill station is also called the Jewel of the Sahyadri Mountains' in India. Apart from the enthralling natural beauty Lonavala also offers a number of sightseeing options like the Karla Caves, Ryewood Park and the Tiger's Leap etc

Panchgani

A six hours journey from Mumbai, Panchgani is one of the most beautiful hill stations in India. A serene and calm hill resort, that comes as a respite for many local travelers from Maharashtra. Easily reachable by private cars or train from Mumbai, Panchgani is another important tourist destination around Mumbai. Set amidst the natural grandeur of the Sahyadri Ranges Panhgani is an epitome of tranquility and peace.