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Top Holiday Destinations in Mumbai

Who would not long to enjoy an exciting holiday trip which gives a lovely visual treat to your eyes? A pleasure filled travel which releases your stress is everybody’s dream! If you are planning to visit or enjoy your weekend in Mumbai, then you cannot afford to miss to visit the wonderful nearby holiday spots it has. Listed below are some great travel destinations around Mumbai

Bhandardara – An exotic Romantic spot!

Yes, it has all the elements for a romantic couple to enjoy to the fullest. Just a short journey of 3 hours from Mumbai, you are here. A gorgeous hill station sloping over the Sahyadris Mountains, Chilled climate almost all the time in the year is a specialty of this place. However, you can avoid coming here on summer, between May to September. Bhandardara is draped with a lovely lake having fantastic luxury resorts studded on its banks with all the amenities. Here you can avail a wonderful boat ride with your mate to explore the scenic spark of this place. Fishing, trekking and bird watching are some other interesting tourist attractions of Bhandardara.

Aurangabad – Where you meet the History!

Gardens, shopping destinations, national park, bird sanctuary, temple, palace, art gallery etc are a few must visit spots that add color to Aurangabad. It is just 368 kms, around 6 hours from Mumbai. The best time to visit here is in between October and March. Aurangabad is situated in Maharashtra and named after Aurangzeb. The city is studded with lots of historical monuments. The gorgeous Bani Begum garden is a wonderful spot of leisure. Ghrishneshwar temple made of red rocks is another eye- catching place to visit. The most talked Ellora caves are just 30 kms from Aurangabad. The Ellora caves own the world’s most envious sculpture- the Kailash temple.

Malshej Ghats – Adventure filled!

Do you know this most adventurous holiday spot is located 700m altitude above the sea level? The nature’s splendid art has indeed touched this place in a wonderful way. A truly and great must see spot for all you adventurous people out there. Malshej Ghats is situated 122kms from Mumbai, around 2 hour journey. You can enjoy to the fullest when you visit here between October to March. During monsoon, the scenic beauty is at its heights when misty clouds touch the mountains. The rare view of the Siberian migrated birds in the dense woods of this place is an added attraction. Harishchandragad Fort is a best option for trekking. You can also see temple of lord Vishnu in this fort. The Sahyadris Mountains, Joga Dam, Flamingo birds and its thick forests are just the assets of Malshej Ghats, a fascinating place to explore!

Don’t you feel excited now? Pack up, come out and explore these must watch holiday wonders!

Source by Priya P Menon

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