One day trips and picnic spots near Mumbai

Day trips and Picnic Spots

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MTDC Open Deck Tour

Open deck bus which takes you round the heritage buildings of South Mumbai. Operates on Saturdays and Sundays (7 PM and 8 PM) Starts from Gateway of India

Heritage Walks

History The Bombay heritage walks group (91-22) 2369 0992) conducts heritage walks on Sundays starting from Kala Ghoda. Indian Navy conducts heritage walk on every first Sunday (Contact : 91-022-22655750)

Borivali Park

Sanctuary National park within city limits. Timings : 7.30a.m. to 6.30p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Within the Borivili National Park in Mumbai is the Buddhist cave site of Kanheri Borivali


Bird Sanctuary Karnala is best after monsoons, when the forest is green and pristine. An easy trek to Karnala fort thru thick forest is invigorating. 50 Kms

Gorai Beach

Beach and Picnic spot Close to Mumbai - Has its advantage in terms of accessibility but the beaches are polluted From Borivali/ Malad station, reach Marve ferrypoint. Take ferry to Gorai

Essel World

Amusement park with interesting water rides 40 Kms
Road Map : Borivali -> Gorai Creek -> Ferry

Manori Beach

Beach and Picnic spot Popular beach close to Mumbai. Look out for the shells on the sand. From Borivali/ Malad station, reach Marve ferrypoint. Take ferry to Manori

Kelwa Beach

Beach easily accesible from western suburbs 80 Kms
5 Kms from Kelwa Road station on Western Railway

Elephanta Caves

Heritage Located in an island approx 11 Kms north-east of Mumbai. It has to be reached thru a ferry. Elephanta caves is a world heritage site 11 km north-east of the Gateway of India. Travel by Ferry
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Bird Sanctuary Small Trek within a bird sanctuary. Good and pleasent especially in early or late monsoon season 60 Kms
Mumbai > Panvel > NH17 (Goa Highway) > Karnala


Natural Springs Ganeshpuri is a natural hot spring. Just a Kilometre from Ganeshpuri is the famous temple at Vajreshwari. 70 Kms
Mumbai > Virar > Vajreshwari


Hill Station Clean unpolluted tiny hill station where automobiles are not allowed. 100 Kms
Mumbai to Matheran Road Map

Alibag Beach

Beach Cluster of beaches around Alibag town. Start by 2 PM from Mumbai to catch the sunset and be prepared to return back late to Mumbai. You can also take a ferry from Gateway of India 110 Kms
Mumbai to Alibag


Hill Station In Monsoons, it is amazing to drive down to Lonavala thru Expressway and enjoy the monsoons. Be prepared to meet your neighbour there too as most Mumbaikars get the same idea during monsoons 120 Kms
Mumbai > Panvel > Pune Express way > Lonavala

Korlai Fort

Picnic Spot Secluded beach and a Portuguese fort. Villagers at Korlai speak Creole, a language of Portuguese origin 120 Kms
On Mumbai Murud Highway

Malshej Ghat

Monsoons Magical in Monsoons with mist and numerous waterfalls.Ideal if you could stay at Flamingo resort of MTDC.  That said, you can still make it as a day trip. 120 Kms
Mumbai to Malshej Ghat

Raigad Ropeway

Heritage Fort Raigad was the capital of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj. The ropeway takes you from the base to the fort. 140 Kms
Mumbai > Panvel > (Goa Highway) > Mahad > Raigad
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