Hill Stations Near Mumbai For A Relaxing Escape

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Hill Stations Near Mumbai

Mumbai being a coastal city, experiences a lot of humidity during the summer seasons. In this season particularly, the many hill stations near Mumbai are great destinations for a quick and relaxing escape. The likes of Lonavala, Matheran and Jawhar lie within 100 Kms make for quick, no-nonsense trips. On the other hand hill towns such as Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani and Amboli are perfect destinations for long weekends offering long scenic drives to and fro as a bonus! Here we have curated the best hill stations located close to Mumbai which we think you should definitely make a trip to soon.

Here is the list of 21 Hill Stations Near Mumbai For A Relaxing Escape

1. Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway

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Known For : Tiger's Leap Bushi Dam Lonavala Lake

One of the most popular hill stations near Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala is the place to be during monsoons. With lots of waterfalls, lakes and hills around, Lonavala is frequented by all sorts of people, especially hikers and trekkers.

Distance From Mumbai: 83.1 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

2. Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India

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Known For : Louisa point Panorama Point Charlotte lake

Nestled amidst the Sahyadri range on the Western Ghats, Matheran is a cosy little hill station that stands at an elevation of 2600 feet above sea level, and is just 100 kilometres away from Mumbai, making it the perfect weekend getaway. With its name literally translating to “overhead forest”, Matheran is the smallest hill station near Mumbai and in all of India, but it is extremely popular in terms of tourists looking for a short trip amid spectacular vistas and serenity.

Distance From Mumbai: 42.5 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

3. Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains

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Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadri, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population. It is a very popular hill station near Mumbai due to its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Distance From Mumbai: 79.7 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

4. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

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Known For : Elephant's Head point Chinaman's falls Dhobi waterfall

Mahabaleshwar is another one of the stunning hill stations near Mumbai, to say the least. Apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Distance From Mumbai: 263.5 km

Best Time: October to June

5. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

Deriving its name from the five hills surrounding it, Panchgani is a popular hill station near Mumbai, famous for its various sunset/sunrise points and scenic valley view.

Distance From Mumbai: 244.3 km

Best Time: September to May

6. Lavasa, Maharashtra - India's first planned hill city

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Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa Lakeside Promenade Bamboosa

Known as India's newest hill station, the Lavasa Corporation is constructing this private city. The city is a beautiful project, stylistically based on the Italian town Portofino. Spreading across 7 hills, covering an area of 25000 acres, Lavasa is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Distance From Mumbai: 187.7 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

7. Karjat, Maharashtra

2.5 /5

Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat

Karjat, a quaint little village is the last station of Thane district in Maharashtra. The river Ulhas finds its origin in Karjat and trekking and historical spots make it a popular destination for trekkers and adventure enthusiasts.

Distance From Mumbai: 62.9 km

Best Time: June to September

8. Chikhaldara, Maharashtra

3.6 /5

Known For : Bhimkund Melghat Tiger Reserve Narnala Fort

The scent of coffee enchants you as you enter the hill station city of Chikhaldara in the state of Maharashtra. Being the only coffee growing area in the region, Chikhaldara also boasts of beautiful lakes, breathtaking panoramic viewpoints and exotic wildlife.

Distance From Mumbai: 672.8 km

Best Time: July to February

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9. Amboli, Maharashtra

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Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is one of the last hill stations near Mumbai before the border crosses over into Goa, and is a relatively unexplored one.

Distance From Mumbai: 489.2 km

Best Time: June to September

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10. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

3.3 /5

Known For : Bhatsa River Valley Camel Valley Tringalwadi Fort

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts. It also has some of the highest peaks of the Sahyadri range. Igatpuri is also a major railway station in Maharashtra connecting surrounding major cities.

Distance From Mumbai: 120.7 km

Best Time: July to September

11. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

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Known For : Malshej falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

A beautiful hill station near to Mumbai with its numerous lakes, waterfalls and mountains, Malshej Ghat is popular among hikers, trekkers and nature lovers.

Distance From Mumbai: 126.3 km

Best Time: July to March

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12. Panhala

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The Panhala Fort lies 20 km away from Kolhapur. It is situated 3177 feet above the sea level. This fort holds its position amongst the largest forts in the country. It has walls soaring as high as 7 km in length along with full proof protection guaranteed by three double-walled gates which are humongous in size.

Distance From Mumbai: 381.7 km

13. Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents

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Known For : Artist Village Hatgadh Fort Vansda National park

Snuggled in the Sahyadris or the Western Ghats, Saputara is a quaint little hill station near Mumbai located in the Dang district of Gujarat. Popular for lush green forests, undulating mountains, dazzling waterfalls, dreamy winding roads, livid landscapes and plenty of charming cubbyholes to spend time with your loved ones, the town is the first favourite among tourists. It is located at a height of 875 metres above sea level and is a perfect getaway for eco-lovers, wildlife enthusiasts and people who love adventure sports.

Distance From Mumbai: 246.0 km

Best Time: Mid March to mid November

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14. Toranmal, Maharashtra

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Known For : Sita Khai Lotus Lake Yashavant Lake

Toranmal is a hill station near to Mumbai nestled in the lap of nature and is adorned with natureâ''s best elements.

Distance From Mumbai: 459.4 km

Best Time: October to February

15. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

Bhandardara, a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra, has all the nature's blessings a place can get. The lush greenery, the humble waterfalls and surrounded by high mountains makes for the perfect holiday spot for city dwellers.

Distance From Mumbai: 165.3 km

Best Time: June to March

16. Jawhar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Dabdaba Falls Jai Vilas Palace Sunset Point, Jawhar

A small hill station near Mumbai is located in the Thane District of Maharashtra, Jawhar is a place with abundant nature's beauty and several man-made marvels.

Distance From Mumbai: 140.6 km

Best Time: September to Apr

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17. Durshet, Maharashtra

2.5 /5

Known For : Durshet Forest Lodge Uddhar Hot Springs Water sports in Durshet

Durshet is a little village and hill station near Mumbai found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Due to its proximity to Mumbai and Pune it serves as a weekend getaway for people to move away from the crowded cities.

Distance From Mumbai: 76.2 km

Best Time: September to February

18. Ratanwadi, Maharashtra

3.0 /5

Known For : Trekking in Ratanwadi Ratangad Fort Trek Amruteshwar Temple

Ratanwadi is a village near Bhandardara of the Kalsubai peak in Maharashtra. It houses the famous Ratangad fort and the popular Shiva temple called Amruteshwar. It is a famous trekking spot as it is far from the main town and is one of the hill stations near Mumbai known for its rustic charm.

Distance From Mumbai: 179.6 km

Best Time: September to May

19. Suryamal, Maharashtra

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Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

Suryamal is the highest peak of the region, located in Thane district of Maharashtra. This is one of the smaller but no less beautiful hill stations near Mumbai and is a popular place among people for the sheer breathtaking views that it can be seen from the hilltop.

Distance From Mumbai: 141.5 km

Best Time: September to May

20. Vikramgad, Maharashtra

3.0 /5

Known For : Pilucha Dhabdhaba Waterfalls Jai Vilas Palace

Vikramgad, situated about 80km from Mumbai is a small hill station near Mumbai on the Manor - Jwahar road in the Thane District of Maharashtra. It is a nature escapade and blessed with lush vegetation and ample flora and fauna.

Distance From Mumbai: 114.6 km

Best Time: June to January

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21. Satara

2.2 /5

Known For : Pratapgad Fort Thoseghar Falls Vajrai Falls

Located in Western Maharashtra, Satara is one of the historical cities of the state and the headquarters of Satara district. The city gets its name from the seven (Saat) hills (Tara) that envelope Satara. This historic site of Maratha Kingdom is located near the confluence of Krishna and its tributary Venna.

These hill stations near Mumbai are a stark contrast to the congested roads of Mumbai, and escaping here will give you time and space to actually clear your thoughts. Let us know down in the comment section below which of these hill stations you have visited.

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