5 Amazing Trekking Experiences near Mumbai

Trekking places near Mumbai

Trekking places near Mumbai

A surprise in store for people who love adventure as well as embracing nature. Trekking is fun when you know exactly how to go with it. Mumbai, is a metropolitan city, but amidst it are beautiful natural beauty that is worth admiring. The experience of trekking plus the fresh air of natural beauty is something to crave for. We have listed trekking places around Mumbai that are worth a shot.

Rajmachi

  • Location : 15 km trekking distance from Lonavala.
  • Why Rajmachi? :  It is declared as protected Monument. – Best trek for the starters. – Great nature view.
  • Level : Easy

Peb

  • Location : 3-4 km on west side of Neral, near Matheran.
  • Why Peb? :  Peb is also called ‘Vikatgad’ for its supposed shape of the Elephant Headed God. – The fort is famous for its caves which are maintained.
  • Level : Moderate

Lohagad

  • Location : 20kms from Lonavala.
  • Why Lohagad? : A very easy trek and starters can get a a great hang of the experience. – Trek cum picnic spot, you can enjoy quality time with your family and friends while embracing nature.
  • Level : Easy

Harishchandra

  • Location : 170 kms from pune and 210 kms from Mumbai. Situated at the base village from Northern side of Paachnai and the base village from Southern side is Khireshwar.
  • Why Harishchandra? :  Historic caves, have origin since 6th century. – Konkan kada, Tramati peak, Kedareshwar temple are must a visit.
  • Level : Difficult

Naneghat

  • Location : 55 km from Kalyan in Murbad.
  • Why Naneghat? : Naneghat literally means coin pass, as initially toll was collected from the traders while passing this hill. – Covered in natural beauty Naneghat will give you both adventure as well as a great refreshment.
  • Level : Moderate.

The above are the best places for trekking around Mumbai and adventurous people should surely tap these places for excitement and fun. What are you waiting for?? Go grab your backpack and sail off.

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Experience The Beautiful City Of Mumbai With Travel Tourism Fair Mumbai

Travel Tourism Fair Mumbai 2016

Travel Tourism Fair Mumbai 2016 | Image Resource : ttfotm.com

The travel tourism fair in Mumbai is taking place from 18th to 20th of the February month. It is a perfect opportunity for people to experience the dream city as the fair showcases the best of the food, culture and business of the city in a single place over a period of 3 days.

Experience A Luxurious Stay at Pune With The Orchid Group Of Hotels!

the orchid hotel pune

The Orchid Hotel Pune

The Orchid Hotel in Pune is one of the most recognizable hotels which are known for its excellent services to both business class as well as luxury travelers. Situated approximately 20 km from the airport, it takes pride in housing 4 world class restaurants and bars. The other amenities include pool, laundry service and more.

India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition: Opening Travel And Tourism Options!

India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition

India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition | Image Resource : justdial.com

Come and visit the India International Travel & Tourism Exhibition. My attachment to this exhibition to be held between 15th and 17th January, 2016 has its root in my intense liking of attending several exhibitions. Come and get to know more about travel and tourism options.

Travel And Tourism Fair Pune ­Peep Inside The Markets Of India

Travel And Tourism Fair Pune

Travel And Tourism Fair Pune | Image Resource : cimg.in

I love exploring new places and recently I heard about the Travel and Tourism Fair that will be held at Pune from 2nd­ – 4th October 2015. So of course, I’m planning to go to the fair and get an idea on the Indian market. The venue decided is Orchid Convention Centre, Pune. A very large number of visitors, exhibitors from multiple countries and also from Indian states and Union territories are expected.

The Spirit Of Freedom : Celebrated In A Million Ways On World Tourism Day!

Man is born free and tourism promotes this concept. A famous quote says,

“Every time we travel we become a part of the global movement, which has the power to bring about a positive change all over the world and in people”.

World Tourism

World Tourism | Image Resource : guidetotourism.com

How true it is, that tourism is nothing but a celebration of the free spirit of mankind. It stands for exchanging of ideas and culture, and of course it is a learning experience. Bringing the world closer is, The World Tourism Day celebration, initiated by the UNWTO – United Nations World Tourism Organisation, since the year 1980. And ever since it has been celebrated with much enthusiasm every year on the 27th of September.

UNWTO - United Nations World Tourism Organization

UNWTO – United Nations World Tourism Organization | Image Resource : gt-active.org

The day 27th of September holds a special meaning, as the Statutes, meaning the decrees of the UNWTO were adopted on this day. This is of course a landmark milestone in the world tourism. The real aim of this day is creation, and raising of awareness among the international and national community, about the significant role tourism plays, affecting the society, its culture, politics and economy all across the globe.

Each year this day is special, because of the theme it selects. Then the celebrations are woven around the particular idea, all over the world. Generally a message is sent by the UNWTO Secretary General, to all tourism organisations and offices, about how they can generate the enthusiasm of the world citizens about the role of tourism, by participation.

The tourist centre and agencies participate enthusiastically, taking the theme of the year into consideration. Various attractive themes are selected like, Tourism connecting cultures, Tourism and energetic sustainability. A variety of competitions are held on this day, namely photo competitions, tourism award functions and much more. All these basically underline the celebratory spirit of promoting tourism.

Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities

“Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities” – 2015 Theme of the Year | Image Resource : wtd.unwto.org

The theme of the year 2015 is, “Millions of tourists, millions of opportunities”. This proves how tourism is every growing, and affecting the economic sectors all around the globe. As it offers various attractive destinations for tourists, it is also the main source of income for the developing countries. So we can safely bet that tourism, affects a million lives each day.

Happy World Tourism Day 2015

Happy World Tourism Day 2015 | Image Resource : bestbusin.blogspot.in

Travel and Tourism Fair : A Wide Showcase of the best in Tourism!

Travel and Tourism Fair 2015

Travel and Tourism Fair 2015 | Image Resource : ttfotm.com

This network was first started in the year 1989. This trade show covers eleven outbound tourism markets such as Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Bombay etc. Different dates are allotted to different cities. There are about 2500 exhibitors from 76 different countries coming this year.

Enjoy The Great Fun In Kaas Plateau

Visit Kaas Plateau and Thoseghar Waterfalls

Visit Kaas Plateau and Thoseghar Waterfalls | Image Resource : allevents.in

We will be visiting the Kaas Plateau and Thoseghar waterfalls on 13th September 2015. The whole event’s cost comes up to 1700 rupees per head. If you take five people then a group discount can be availed. The last date for registration is on 5th September 2015. The above cost includes food and entrance fees as well!

Pack Your Bags For Some Lavish Lonavala Holidays This Monsoon!

Close to Lonavala lie many exotic locations like Tiger hills, Lohagad, Bhushi Dam, Karla Caves and many more lovely destinations. When most people think of making a trip to Pune the first thing that instantly hit their mind is taking a trip into the high mountains of Lonavala.

High mountains of Lonavala

High mountains of Lonavala | Image Resource : wikimedia.org

For me, there is nothing quite like driving my car through the steep mountains at my own clip, halting where and when I want. No doubt, rest assured in any weather Lonavala has its own beauty but the monsoons in Lonavala can leave you with a state-of-the-art driving experience as it adorns a magical quality during the rains. The best thing about this place is that it is approximately 100 kilometers from my place in Mumbai.

During Monsoons, I see that I book my room in one of the best Lonavala resorts for my weekend and the day usually starts with waking up early in the morning and starting my drive. Today, the online platforms have made things a lot easier to us and booking is over in a jiffy. As soon as I type Lonavala resorts, the search page brings about hundreds of results within my pocket’s range. Some of the hot favorites among the tourists are Avion Holiday Resort, Della Resorts, Fariyas Holiday Resort etc.

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The Mumbai-Pune expressway helps the Mumbaites to reach this charming hill station can reach within two hours. If you are not using a car, you also have an option to rent a vehicle as there are plenty of vehicles going to-and-fro on the expressway.

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway

The Mumbai-Pune Expressway | Image Resource : walkthroughindia.com

Even at 2 pm, despite the sun shining through, you can see Lonavala cloaked in fog. This is what I love the most about visiting Lonavala in monsoons. I always take my first stop at Tiger Point to watch the beautiful scenic views of the Tiger hills and have different kind of Bhajis over there. Since I get two days to spend in Lonavala, I spend at least three-four hours sitting and looking at the majestic landscapes of the hill.

Tiger Point at Lonavala

Tiger Point at Lonavala | Image Resource : flickr.com

Once in Lonavala, you can also get ready to taste some of the exotic south Indian snacks as well as Punjabi food from the small eateries in the tourist destinations. Most of the Lonavala resorts have adopted the world-class standards and they even arrange tours to explore Pawna Lake, Karla Caves and natural fountains. So just pack your bags and get ready for the awesome holidays in Lonavala during the monsoons which give you truly an ethereal experience.

Why Mumbai Love Monsoon : The Joyful First Showers!

Mumbai is a centre where many cultures co exist. It is a city of dreams, a city of Bollywood, a city of handsome actors and beautiful actresses. It is where people come to fulfill their long sought after dreams and desires. It is a sea of people travelling in local trains and eating Vada Pav by the roadsides.

Teenagers enjoying the rains at the seafront on Marine Drive, Mumbai

Teenagers enjoying the rains at the seafront on Marine Drive, Mumbai | Image Resource : livemint.com

But none of this beats the hot summers, cold winters and the refreshing rains. The monsoons are something every Mumbaikar wishes for until the moment they arrive. The rains bring much respite from the summer heat and humidity caused by the sea.

The rainy season is also an excellent time for the hawkers who sell umbrellas and rain coats by the road sides. The articles get sold out within minutes like hot cakes and the sellers make the best of the moment. It is also a very prosperous time for the roadside venders who sell tea, coffee and pakoras. Every person in Mumbai wishes for hot pakoras and tea after a shower.

Hawker who sell umbrellas by the road side in mumbai

Hawker who sell umbrellas by the road side in mumbai | Image Resource : rediff.com

Vender who sell tea, coffee on road at mumbai

Vender who sell tea, coffee on road at mumbai | Image Resource : chessbase.com

Visions of people wearing rain coats and gumboots and making the most of their articles in the wardrobe meant for the rainy season can be seen. The local Maharastrian working women wear their saris up while they sell their wares like flowers etc. Even the college students are busy buying their stock of water proof make up.

The people who have to travel in the public trains however get the downers because the tracks are filled with water and by the time they reach their work destination their clothes are ruined. But even they take a breath of relief when it showers because they have to face the worst of the heat too and they clearly prefer the wet rains over the sweaty summers.

Children returning back from schools in the evening rush home expecting piping hot Maggi to be served. All sorts of delicacies meant for the rainy season like boiled ground nuts and steamed corn are enjoyed by the people here. The Mumbaikars enjoy the little pleasures of life fully during the season.

Boiled Ground Nuts

Boiled Ground Nuts | Image Resource : tastyislandhawaii.com

Steamed corn with majoram butter

Steamed corn with majoram butter | Image Resource : herbcottage.com.au