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Place 1 GORAI

Gorai is a village in Dharavi Bhet, Gorai is accessed more usually by a ferry crossing the Manori Creek or otherwise by the overland route through Bhayander. Gorai is bordered by the villages of Manori and Uttan, Pali, Chowk, Dongri, Tarodi, Rai, Morva and Murdhe.. Gorai still enjoys its calm, laid back charm quite in contrast to the fast paced life of the city just on the other side of the creek.

The Essel World amusement park has been set up in part of Gorai, The Global Vipassana Pagoda, featuring the tallest pillar-less dome in the world, is built on 13 acres of land near Gorai. It is similar in shape to the Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, Myanmar.


Place 2 VASAI

Vasai historically known as Bassein or Bacaim is a historical suburban town north of Mumbai in the Maharashtra state of India. It forms a part of Vasai-Virar city. The Portuguese built Bassein Fort here to strengthen their naval superiority over the Arabian Sea. In the 18th century, the fort was taken over by the Maratha army and fell in 1739 after a three-year-long campaign. The British then took over the territory from the Marathas.

Best Place To Visit : Aranala Beach, Ganeshpuri Mandir, Vajreshwari Mandir, Trungareshwar Mandir.


Place 3 Jawahar

Hill Station near mumbai Jawahar is a hill station with a difference. While, it shares a salubrious climate, picturesque waterfalls and scenic views with other Maharashtrian Hill stations like Mahabaleswar, Jawahar has a unique Tribal flavor to it. It is home to Jai Vilas palace, the seat of erstwhile tribal kings. It is also an important centre for learning for Warli style of paintings. Far from the madding crowd, Jawahar is an excellent weekend getaway from Mumbai. Jawahar beckons travelers looking for a "non-touristy" hill station near Mumbai. Jawahar is 180 kilometers from Mumbai by road. Take the Western Express highway and turn right at Manor on Wada road. Take a left turn after 14 kilometers before Wada.


Place 4 DAHANU

Dahanu is located 65 km north of Virar on the Western Railway line of Mumbai Suburban Railway. It can be reached from National Highway NH-8, 24 km off from Charoti Naka. It is 22 km North of Boisar on the Western Railway line. It has nice and beautiful beaches. There is nice beach at Parnaka. Nearby Sai temple is located in Narpad. Also famous for Mahalaxmi Temple located just 4 km from Charoti.

Best Place To Visit : Musalya Dongar, Mahalaxmi (Mahalaxmi Gadh), Bhim Bandh, Waghadi, Surya River, Gambhir Gadh, Kajal barichi Khind, Dhamani Dam-Dhamani, Kavdas Dam-Suryanagar, Kurza Dam-Kurza, Sakhara Dam-Sakhara, Sisana Killa-Sisana, Kaneri Dongar-Ashta, Asheri gadh-Mendhavan, Surya River-Kasa. .


Place 5 IGATPURI

Igatpuri is a town and a Hill Station municipal council in Nashik District in the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is located in the Western Ghats. Igatpuri railway station lies in Nashik District between Mumbai and Nashik Road on the Central Railway. Igatpuri is known for Vipassana International Academy, where ancient technique of meditation is taught called Vipassana. The place is one of the best places to visit in Maharastra in monsoon.

The station is famous for its scenic surroundings, wada pao and idlis sold by vendors to commuters traveling in the train. The exit of Igatpuri railway station signals the proximity of Mumbai on down route. Igatpuri is surrounded by the highest peaks in Sahyaadri i.e. Western Ghats, most of them are forts built in Satavahana dynasty. It's heavenly for trekkers and hikers.


Place 6 MATHERAN

Your toy train chugs along slowly without a care in the world. During the two hour ascent, food vendors and monkeys jump on and off as the valley glides by sedately. Sprawling languidly at an altitude of 800 metres is Matheran - an undulating hilltop cloaked in green.
The cliffs of Matheran with incredibly steep drops to the plains below offer stunning viewing points. These panoramic vistas, by day and night, leave you feeling light headed. Standing at Hart Point in pitch darkness you get a breathtaking glimpse of the lights of busy Bombay. Matheran abounds in such quixotically named points. popular sites for picnics and fireside revelry.
The old world charm of the British and Parsi home capitavtes you all the way up to the Charlotte Lake. On each trip through the main bazaar you purchase some of its attractions - care and leather articles, hats, chappals and the irresistible chikki loved by young and old alike. Temperatures vary from 16C in winter to 32C in summer with an annual rainfall of 524 cms. It is a place to visit round the year, monssons included, for the young at heart.

Best Time To Visit : October to May is the best time to visit.


Place 7 MARVE

North of Mumbai and away from its bustling crowds and pollution, are these 3 gems that have become popular havens for Mumbai's beleaguered fun lovers. Marve, the closest and the quietest is a lovely little fishing village. There are some beautiful bungalows and up-scale homes belonging to the city's wealthy used mainly as weekend getaways. Low hills along the beach offer you extraordinary views of sunrise and sunset. Gorai and Manori, a little further away, are more crowded with revellers and are famous for all night beach parties.
Marve is about 40 kms by car from Mumbai. You can alight at Malad railway station (a suburban station on the Western Railway line) and proceed by road. A 15 minute ferry ride from Marve or Borivali will take you to Manori or Gorai.


Place 7 ALIBAGH

Alibaug is the closest beach getaway to Mumbai, accessible by a ferry ride (ferries operational Oct-May) across the gateway of India in South Mumbai. Mandawa (where you alight from a ferry) - Kihim - Alibaug is home to many a beach bungalow and a few resorts. While most visited beaches of Alibaug and around (Kihim and Varsoli are touristy and not good for Swimming), Nagaon a few kms away is where one finds good quality beaches, watersports and green surroundings. Alibaug area is known for its Coastal Cuisine and Sea Food in Sanman restaurant in Alibuag town is nothing short of an experience. Alibaug is home to getaway resorts, homestays, farms and small resorts that cater to Ex-Mumbai and Ex-Pune getaway seekers.


Place 8 Catamaran/Ferry

The nearest jetty is Mandwa From where catamaran/ferry services are available to Gateway of India, Mumbai. Another port in the vicinity is Rewas, from where a ferry service is available to Ferry Wharf (Bhau cha Dhakka)(Dockyard Road). There is also a jetty at Custom Bandar from where fishermen in Alibag set sail.