Mumbai is a beautiful city and it becomes more beautiful in monsoon. But with rain, monsoon also brings water-logging, more traffic, and more chaos. And from all this madness a quick weekend getaway road trip from Mumbai in monsoon is a must.

Here is the list of quick monsoon road trips and places to visit near Mumbai to refresh you in the monsoon.

1. Malshej Ghat

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Distance from Mumbai: 127 km

Malshej Ghat is one of the most amazing mountain passes in the western ghats. In monsoon, it becomes a place to watch with lush green hills and waterfalls. Malshij Ghat is also known for its natural beauty of flora and fauna. This place also becomes home for flamingos which come here from Europe at the time of monsoon. And all these things make it a perfect monsoon weekend getaway and road trip travel destination near Mumbai.

2. Lonavala or Khandala

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Distance from Mumbai: 82 km

Lonavala and Khandala are the twin hill stations which you can visit this monsoon from Mumbai and Pune. They are known for their scenic beauty and natural inhabitants. Here you can also see mountains range, sparkling water of the lakes, caves, and forts and rain makes it more beautiful. Its a perfect option for a road trip from Mumbai in monsoon.

3. Karnala

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Distance from Mumbai: 48 km

Karnala is really close to Mumbai and perfect for a road trip from Mumbai in the rain. It's a great place for nature lovers in monsoon. Karnala Bird Sanctuary is an amazing place for bird watching. Trekkers will love the trek to Karnala Fort which offers a beautiful view of lush green Sahyadri Mountains.

4. Bhandardara

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Distance from Mumbai: 166 km

If you love waterfall then Bhandardara is a great place for you. Bhandardara is a holiday resort village on the western ghat of India. Main attractions in Bhandardara are Arthur Lake and Randha Falls. Bhandardara a perfect monsoon getaway from Mumbai because of lush greenery and water bodies.

5. Igatpuri

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Distance from Mumbai: 121 km

Igatpuri is a small and charming hill station close to Mumbai and located in the Sahyadri Hills in the Western Ghats. In monsoon, Igatpuri provides amazing lush green valleys, mountain views, and beautiful waterfalls with rain pouring all around you.

6. Thoseghar Falls

Thoseghar Falls

Distance from Mumbai: 280 km

Monsoon is the best season to see the spectacular view of waterfalls and Thoseghar village is a paradise for waterfall lovers. This area contains waterfalls from 15m to 500m in height. It's a paradise for waterfall lovers near Mumbai.

7. Mahabaleshwar

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Distance from Mumbai: 260 km

Mahabaleshwar is a popular hill station in India's forested Western Ghats range, south of Mumbai. It gives an amazing view of green hills and valleys in monsoon season near Mumbai. Waterfalls in Mahabaleshwar only appear in the season of monsoon and they are most beautiful part of the trip here.

Let me know which one of these monsoon getaway destinations is your favorite in the comments below. Also, write about any other destination I missed on the list.


Monsoon is a great time to visit these kinds of places. It will refresh you and bring you back on track. I just love to travel these hilly place on a bike with friends. It becomes memorable! In the weekends, last time I have visited Lonavala. You could get to see the raw beauty of nature there and you could feel nature is wearing the finest dress ever. Apart from that, Mahabaleshwar is a superb place to unwind, but it's too far from Mumbai. The scenic place is a treat for the budding photographers who want some amazing snaps to add to their portfolio.
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