Saturday, June 28, 2014

5 weekend Getaways in Western Ghats

Relationship between Monsoon and Western Ghats is quite special. It is one of the first region of our country where monsoon hits after the scorching summer. As a result, many getaways have come up over the years in the Sahyadri. I am listing out my 5 favorite weekend getaways in Western Ghats which you should try this monsoon.

                                               Lonavala/ Khandala 

      There is a reason why Aamir khan asked Rani Mukherjee to come to Khandala. This small town on Mumbai-Pune highway is the most famous weekend getaway and you can feel its beauty only by being there.


      Perhaps the best place in Sahyadri. Its pristine beauty is delight for your eyes. It’s No Vehicle Allowed policy is unique in true sense. So you will not hear a single horn in this India’s smallest hill station. It’s only place in Sahyadri Mountains which is accessible by a beautiful toy train, which takes you through green mountains and Scenery locations. It has a Zip- line of 450 m which can also be a special reason to be there.


      If you love strawberries, this place is heaven for you. This exotic fruit is a crowd puller to Mahabaleshwar, the most commercialized getaway located around 120 km from Pune and 250 km from Mumbai. It has more than 20 valley tourists’ points. Home to one of the finest Boarding school is Panchgani a stone throw distance from Mahabaleshwar. Mapro garden is a must try option here, don’t miss it.


      Kamshet is the latest getaway which is developing on the tourists map. Apart from its seneric locations it has various sport firms which are offering activities like Paragliding, Hot air ballon ride and water rapelling.

                                                              Malshej Ghat 

      It is the least explored place in Sahyadri mountains. There would be numerous seasonal waterfalls on your way and trust me there is nothing better place to bathe than a waterfall.

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