Mumbai Tourist Attraction – Places To Visit Near Mumbai
Top Tourist Attractions Near Mumbai - Places To Visit Near Mumbai
After exploring the city of Mumbai it becomes very necessary for tourists to unwind themselves in the nearby natural miracles. Here are some of the lavish must visit places near Mumbai:
Khandala: Khandala has situated about 72 Km from Mumbai & is well connected via road and train from Mumbai & Pune. Perched on the foothills of the mountain range of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend getaway for the Mumbaikars & perfect holiday destination for tourists because of the scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls. Duke's nose, Tiger’s leap, and the Bhushi Lake are some point of interests in Khandala.
Panvel: Panvel is nearly 35 km from Mumbai which is well connected via roads & trains. The scenic beauty of this place attracts a large number of tourists from every region throughout the year. It falls in the heavenly and beautiful Konkan region of Maharashtra. Once a very important trade center known for its rice market, this place is now serving as the sub city of Mumbai. During the regime of Shivaji, this place was of great strategical importance making it a town with palatial homes which are still very attractive. Situated between the mountains of Matheran, this place is blessed with some majestic natural views.
Lonavala: Located in the Pune district of Maharashtra, this place has always served as the perfect hill station for the tourists. It is 90 km from Mumbai and is situated nearly in the middle of Pune and Mumbai. Apart from the several mesmerizing views, this beautiful place is the home of the Indian Navy’s premier technical institute. The Amrutanjan Point, Rajamachi Fort, Imaginica Adlabs and the Lonavala Lake are some of the major tourist attractions.
Matheran: Matheran is a hill station in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. It is also known as the cutest little hill station of India. It is located nearly 90 Km from Mumbai and is very well connected via roads. Matheran means “forest on the forehead” and this place live up to the reputation of the name given to it. This small place has about 40 major tourist attraction points. Bungalows built in Parsi & old British architectural styles are worth gazing at. Just simply wandering around this majestic town takes the tourists to the good old days. Although there is a large number of tourist spots present here but the Panorama Point and the Louisa Point are of prime importance.
Murud Janjira: Murud janjira is a name of a fort built on an island near a Murud village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra and is about 153 km away from Mumbai. This fortress never tasted defeat and remains unconquered from the date of its construction. The only way to reach this fortress is through a boat or a ferry which is easily available from the nearby village. Unlike many forts, the shape of this fortress is oval which makes it a unique sample of great strategically and intelligent craftsmanship. The main gate of this fort can be seen only when one gets very close to fortress or when falls in the perfect range of the direction of massive cannons in the fortress. Also known as “jal-durg”this fortress is now a very popular tourist attraction. Besides the fact that this fortress is surrounded by sea water from all sides. Interestingly there are two fresh water lakes inside which acted as an important source of water for people inside the fortress. Village murud is very well connected via roads and trains from Mumbai & Pune.
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