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

Lonavala, Maharashtra - Misty Weekend Getaway 4.0 /5 View 38+ photos

Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Lonavala Attractions

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

Matheran, Maharashtra - Cutest little hill-station of India 4.3 /5 View 26+ photos

Known For : Louisa point Charlotte lake Monkey Point Matheran

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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.

Best Time: Throughout the year

30 Matheran Attractions

3. Karjat, Maharashtra

Karjat, Maharashtra 2.5 /5

Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: June to September

11 Karjat Attractions

4. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra - The land of Strawberries 4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

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

574,048 active cases 422,720 in last 7 days

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: 262 km

Best Time: October to June

32 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

5. Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains

Khandala, Maharashtra - Misty Mountains 3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Khandala Attractions

6. Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land

Panchgani, Maharashtra - The Table Land 3.6 /5 View 16+ photos

Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

35,396 active cases 24,696 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: September to May

13 Panchgani Attractions

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

Lavasa, Maharashtra - India's first planned hill city 3.6 /5 View 5+ photos

Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa Lakeside Promenade Bamboosa

5,194,368 active cases 2,212,512 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

5 Lavasa Attractions

8. Chikhaldara, Maharashtra

Chikhaldara, Maharashtra 3.6 /5

Known For : Bhimkund Melghat Tiger Reserve Narnala Fort

119,872 active cases 172,224 in last 7 days

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: 660 km

Best Time: July to February

12 Chikhaldara Attractions

9. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

Igatpuri, Maharashtra 3.3 /5

Known For : Tringalwadi Fort Ghatandevi Temple Vipassna Centre

764,928 active cases 587,584 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: July to September

13 Igatpuri Attractions

10. Amboli, Maharashtra

Amboli, Maharashtra 4.1 /5 View 6+ photos

Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

72,288 active cases 36,864 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: June to September

7 Amboli Attractions

11. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra 4.0 /5 View 14+ photos

Known For : Malshej Falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

1,858,784 active cases 991,904 in last 7 days

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: 130 km

Best Time: July to March

5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

12. Panhala

Panhala 4.1 /5 View 5+ photos

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: 383 km

13. Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents

Saputara, Gujarat - The abode of serpents 3.6 /5 View 7+ photos

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: 244 km

Best Time: Mid March to mid November

20 Saputara Attractions

14. Toranmal, Maharashtra

Toranmal, Maharashtra 2.5 /5 View 15+ photos

Known For : Sita Khai Lotus Lake Yashavant Lake

70,656 active cases 49,408 in last 7 days

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: 461 km

Best Time: October to February

9 Toranmal Attractions

15. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

Bhandardara, Maharashtra 3.9 /5 View 11+ photos

Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

494,496 active cases 357,632 in last 7 days

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: 166 km

Best Time: June to March

7 Bhandardara Attractions

16. Jawhar, Maharashtra

Jawhar, Maharashtra 3.3 /5 View 23+ photos

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

384,576 active cases 213,664 in last 7 days

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: 160 km

Best Time: September to Apr

7 Jawhar Attractions

17. Durshet, Maharashtra

Durshet, Maharashtra 2.5 /5

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

644,128 active cases 431,456 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: September to February

7 Durshet Attractions

18. Ratanwadi, Maharashtra

Ratanwadi, Maharashtra 3.0 /5

Known For : Trekking in Ratanwadi Ratangad Fort Trek Amruteshwar Temple

494,496 active cases 357,632 in last 7 days

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: 181 km

Best Time: September to May

3 Ratanwadi Attractions

19. Suryamal, Maharashtra

Suryamal, Maharashtra 3.5 /5 View 22+ photos

Known For : Trekking in Suryamal Suryamal Peak

1,858,784 active cases 991,904 in last 7 days

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 km

Best Time: September to May

2 Suryamal Attractions

20. Vikramgad, Maharashtra

Vikramgad, Maharashtra 3.0 /5

Known For : Pilucha Dhabdhaba Waterfalls Jai Vilas Palace

384,576 active cases 213,664 in last 7 days

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: 124 km

Best Time: June to January

2 Vikramgad Attractions

21. Satara

Satara 2.2 /5

Known For : Pratapgad Fort Thoseghar Falls Vajrai Falls

35,396 active cases 24,696 in last 7 days

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.

Distance from Mumbai: 255 km

16 Satara Attractions

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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