After a tiring week and a crazy schedule, Mumbai is totally looking forward to the weekend. But if you are bored of your mundane weekend routine, of beers with friends at the same old local bar or of repeated game nights at a cousin's house, try a getaway around Mumbai! We are lucky to be surrounded by a perfect mix of nature with beautiful beaches, quaint hill stations, fancy resorts and secluded villages. Why not exploit this opportunity and escape the craziness? Here are a few weekend getaways around Mumbai which I recommend.Kundalika Cottages at Kolad After only one night at Kundalika Cottages, we came back feeling more active, energetic and invigorated. Only 120 kms from Mumbai, Kundalika Cottages serve as an ideal base for adventure seekers. Located on the banks of Kundalika River, the only river in Maharashtra where White Water Rafting is possible, people can enjoy a soothing ambiance of forested hills, gushing stream and a tranquil waterfront as well as an opportunity to spend an active weekend Rappelling, Valley Crossing and Kayaking. With 8 beautiful cottages surrounded by trees, Kundalika makes it easy to spot birds or soak in the scenic backwaters. Or you can burn off the calories by hiking up to the nearest waterfall after you have relished a freshly prepared home-cooked meal that their kitchen whips up. Distance: 120 kms from Mumbai Stay: Kundalika Cottages Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Evening Tea/Coffee included in the price of room. Other Amenities: Rafting, Bon Fire, Kayaking, Rapelling Prices: 1 night stay on weekends is Rs.1750 for quadruple sharing, Rs.2050 for triple sharing or Rs.2450 for double occupancy. 2 night stay is Rs. Rs.3300 for quadruple sharing, Rs.3700 for triple sharing or Rs.4500 for double occupancy. Rafting charges Rs.1340 per person. Della Adventure At Kunegaon, Lonavala For those who would like a 5-star experience on their weekend trip, Della Adventure is the place to go. It is India's largest adventure park that offers 86 thrilling adventure sports and activities such as Water Zorbing, Rappelling, Paintball, Bungee Trampoline, Para-gliding, Cycling, Golf, Archery etc. Just 104 kms from Mumbai, it's the perfect place for a quick action packed getaway. Distance: 104 kms from Mumbai Stay: Option to stay at an Exclusive Luxury Tent Resort that offers fully furnished tents with a plethora of modern amenities. These redefine comfort and make luxury sound affordable. Meals: Two multi-cuisine restaurants, one pure vegetarian restaurant, a 24 hour coffee shop and a mouth-watering bakery. Other Amenities: Amphitheatre, banquet halls, a music lounge, spa, salon, gymnasium and swimming pool. Price: A five star luxurious tent goes for Rs.30,000 for two nights/two people and includes breakfast. Zorbing for Rs.500 (200 ft), Rappling for Rs.350, Archery for Rs.500 (10 shots), Paintball Rs.500 (50 shots), Paragliding for Rs.2000. Atasa Satya Resort at Karjat Atasa Satya Resort is a riverside farm, which has evolved into a 50-acre green getaway popular for corporate getaways, individual weekend trips and day picnics. Flanked by the mountains of Matheran and Khandala, Atasa offers adventure activities like Zip Line, Ladder, Burma Bridge, Rappelling, Hiking, Archery, Coconut Tree Climbing, River Crossing, Bird Watching, Kayaking, Land Zorbing, Mountain Biking etc. Only 85 kms from Mumbai in Karjat, it's a great place for a gathering with friends. Distance: 85 kms from Mumbai Stay: Offers 34 spacious cottages with modern amenities Meals: Price includes Breakfast, Lunch, High Tea and Dinner Buffets. Other Amenities: Swimming pool, Rain dance area, Childrens playground, open-air banquet. Price: AC Deluxe Spacious Cottages for Rs 6000 (double sharing). Recreational packages: 1 day/1 night special package for 2 guests for Rs. 7,600 Easy | Rs. 8,600 Energy | Rs. 9,600 Explorer per day All Inclusive. 2 Days and 2 Nights Adventure + Spa Package for 2 guests for Rs. 12,999 Easy | Rs.13,999 Energy | Rs. 14,999 Explorer per day All Inclusive. Custom Packages upon request. Dabhosa Waterfall Resort at Dhabosa, Thane This is a magnificent 2-acre campsite which overlooks the magnificent 300ft high Dabhosa Waterfall. It is also a great location for fishing, trekking and other water sports that include kayaking, valley crossing, zip lining, rappelling and laddering. Distance: 100 kms from Mumbai. Stay: Dabhosa Waterfall Resort: Special Rooms with waterfall views, standard rooms and dormitories. Meals: All included in the price of room Other Amenities: Natural waterfall and a deep crater like lake. Price: Large waterfall view room for 2 nights/2 people with all meals included for Rs.12,600. Dormitories for 2 nights/2 people with all meals included for Rs.5400. Adventure Activities charged separately. What are you waiting for? Experience an adventurous weekend that will leave you completely rejuvenated. And share your experiences with us at [email protected].
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