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6 Amazing Hill Stations Near Mumbai

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6 Amazing Hill Stations Near Mumbai

Mumbai, the financial capital has many wonderful hill stations with a drive of an hour or two. These hill stations stand as the top serene weekend getaways from the bustling city.
People plan to visit the hill stations to get rid of their stressed schedules. Pleasant weather, thrilling trekking spots, amazing greenery, viewing points, lakes, and waterfalls are a few factors that keep attracting several tourists from across the globe.

Here are a few best hill stations near Mumbai.

1) Khandala
2) Jawhar
3) Lonavala
4) Rajmachi
5) Matheran
6) Saputara

1) Khandala

Khandala is one of the tourist spots that became prominent after the release of a popular Bollywood song.
Waterfalls, vegetation, and mountains that are surrounded by lush greenery attract several tourists and locals, especially from the cities of Mumbai and Pune.

Khandala is the popular nearest hill station from Mumbai that can be easily reached via road.

How to Reach: Approximately 80 kilometers away from Mumbai. Reach through the Bangalor Mumbai highway
Best Time to Visit: October to April
Ideal Duration to Stay: One to two days
Attractions: Visapur and Pawna Dam
Places to Stay: Della Resorts, EL House, Dukes Retreat, D.A.T.A Resort
Things to Do: Camping, photography, sightseeing, and swimming

2) Jawhar

Jawhar is a tiny hill station located in the Thane district of Maharashtra. If you are a nature lover and if you are visiting Mumbai, then, this is a must-visit hill station. An unexplored hill station near Mumbai, the warli paintings, waterfalls, thick forests, rocky hills, and other Adivasi arts are popular here.
How to Reach: Through NH48, nearly 140 kilometers away from Mumbai
Best Time to Visit: October to February
Ideal Duration to Stay: One to two days
Attractions: Dabdaba Falls, Jai Vilas Palace, Jawhar Fort, Hanuman Point, Sunset Point
Places to Stay: Dabhosa Waterfall Resort, Prakriti Agro Farm, Shanti Sarovar Resort
Things to Do: Photography and sightseeing

3) Lonavala

Lonavala is a popular hill station and is famous for its amazing landscapes, caves, temples, and forts. Known as the ‘Jewel of the Sahyadri’, several tourists from across the globe land in Mumbai to visit this hill station.
How to Reach: Via Lonavala railway station, nearly 110 kilometers from Mumbai
Best Time to Visit: October to June
Ideal Duration to Stay: 1 day to 3 days
Attractions: Waterfalls, trekking, and walking paths, forts, and caves
Places to Stay: Elite 2 BHK Home, Lonavala Holiday Homes, Raheja Hill Resort, Meritas Adore Resort
Things to Do: Trekking, bird spotting, sightseeing, photography, and camping

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4) Rajmachi

Rajmachi is a small village that records high footfall, especially in the monsoons. This place is also crowded even in the summer. You will get amazed on seeing the amazing green landscape.
How to Reach: Nearly 311 kilometers from Mumbai with an overnight journey

Best Time to Visit: June to September
Ideal Duration to Stay: Minimum 2 days
Attractions: Shrivardhan Fort, Krishna Koyna Pritisangam, Sadashivgad Karad
Places to Stay: Hotel Sangam, The Fern Residency, and Lotus Lodging
Things to Do: Photography and sightseeing


5) Matheran

Matheran refers to the term “forest on the forehead”. An ideal place for a weekend in Mumbai, this place was declared an eco-sensitive region by the Ministry of Environment and Forests. This place also has the tag of “Asia’s only automobile-free hill station”.
How to Reach: Nearly 110 kilometers from Mumbai
Best Time to Visit: November to June
Ideal Duration to Stay: One day
Attractions: Horse Riding
Places to Stay: Alexander Heritage and Rainforest Resort, Misty Matheran Resorts, Lucky Cottage, Hotel Ayaan Valley
Things to Do: Trekking, camping, and sightseeing

6) Saputara

Saputara is a hill station located in the Dang district in Southern Gujarat. Rich in biodiversity, you can find many natural landscapes that give you a stunning panoramic view.
How to Reach: Mumbai to Nasik via train, nearly (154 kilometers), Nasik to Saputara via taxi, nearly (65 kilometers)
Best Time to Visit: Mid of March to November
Ideal Duration to Stay: 2 days
Attractions: Sunrise Point and Sunset Point, Gira Falls, Rose and Step Gardens, Ropeway, Artist Village, and Vansada National Park

Places to Stay: Artist Village, Hotel Kansar Palace, Hotel Lake View, Manas Homestay,
Things to Do: Camping, visiting National Park, and sightseeing

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