Amazing Places to visit near Mumbai under 500kms

Here is the list of 50 Amazing Places to visit near Mumbai under 500kms

1. Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra

Ajanta and Ellora Caves, Maharashtra 4.3 /5 View 37+ photos

Known For : Ajanta Caves Grishneshwar Temple, Ellora The Buddhist Caves, Ellora

146,832 active cases 45,904 in last 7 days

Ajanta and Ellora caves are considered to be one of the most important tourist destinations in the world owing to the magnificent paintings of Ajanta and well carved sculptures of Ellora.

Distance from Mumbai: 393 km

Best Time: June to March

12 Ajanta Caves Attractions

2. Matheran, Maharashtra

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Known For : Louisa point Charlotte lake Monkey Point Matheran

15,844 active cases 7,878 in last 7 days

With close to 40 look-out points offering great sunrise and sunset views in the smallest hill station in India with, Matheran clearly wins on the rejuvenating experience it provides to visitors.

Distance from Mumbai: 83 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

30 Matheran Attractions

3. Aurangabad, Maharashtra

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Known For : Grishneshwar Temple Bibi ka Maqbara The Ajanta caves

18,872 active cases 6,122 in last 7 days

Aurangabad is an industrial town which also serves as a tourist hub with numerous points of interest such as Bibi ka Maqbara (or Mini Taj Mahal), Ajanta-ellora caves, some of the most famous ones.

Distance from Mumbai: 334 km

Best Time: October to March

37 Aurangabad Attractions

4. Alibag, Maharashtra

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Known For : Water Sports in Alibaug Kolaba Fort Alibaug Beach

7,922 active cases 3,939 in last 7 days

A popular weekend getaway destination for Mumbai folks, Alibaug is a coastal town in the Konkan region well known for its sandy beaches, clean water and fresh, unpolluted air.

Distance from Mumbai: 92 km

Best Time: November to March

24 Alibag Attractions

5. Lonavala, Maharashtra

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Known For : Tiger's Leap Rajmachi Fort Imagicaa

59,462 active cases 24,388 in last 7 days

Popular hill station close to Pune and Mumbai especially appealing to hikers and trekkers, Lonavla is famous for its historic caves, striking forts and pretty lakes

Distance from Mumbai: 83 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

43 Lonavala Attractions

6. Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra 4.0 /5 View 20+ photos

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

8,603 active cases 4,982 in last 7 days

A hill town in Western Ghats, apart from its strawberries, Mahabaleshwar is also well known for its numerous rivers, magnificent cascades and majestic peaks.

Distance from Mumbai: 229 km

Best Time: October to June

32 Mahabaleshwar Attractions

7. Nasik, Maharashtra

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Known For : Panchvati Sula Vineyard Dudhsagar falls, Nasik

14,771 active cases 9,401 in last 7 days

Nasik is a religious Hindu city, abode of Maharashtra's most revered saint Shirdi Sai Baba and also makes for a perfect wine tour destination

Distance from Mumbai: 167 km

Best Time: July to March

39 Nasik Attractions

8. Panchgani, Maharashtra

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Known For : Kaas Plateau Table Land Mahabaleshwar

8,815 active cases 5,237 in last 7 days

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

Distance from Mumbai: 244 km

Best Time: September to May

13 Panchgani Attractions

9. Malvan, Maharashtra

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Known For : Sindhudurg Fort Scuba Diving in Malvan Rock Garden, Malvan

1,324 active cases 679 in last 7 days

Malvan is a culturally and historically important town in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is well known historically for the Sindhudurg Fort of Chatrapati Shivajiraje.

Distance from Mumbai: 485 km

Best Time: November to March

23 Malvan Attractions

10. Khandala, Maharashtra

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Known For : Rajmachi Fort Visapur Fort Bedsa caves

952,864 active cases 390,600 in last 7 days

Perched on the foothills of Sahyadris, Khandala provides for a perfect weekend respite for the Mumbai population, with its scenic valleys, grassy hills, serene lakes and misty waterfalls.

Distance from Mumbai: 294 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

22 Khandala Attractions

11. Lavasa, Maharashtra

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Known For : Sightseeing in Lavasa Lakeside Promenade Bamboosa

952,864 active cases 390,600 in last 7 days

Lavasa, a private planned hill city located near Pune in Maharashtra, is known as India's newest hill station since independence and is a perfect blend of beauty and infrastructure.

Distance from Mumbai: 186 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

5 Lavasa Attractions

12. Bijapur, Karnataka

Bijapur, Karnataka 3.8 /5 View 23+ photos

Known For : Gol Gumbaz Ibrahim Rauza Jamia Masjid

466 active cases 147 in last 7 days

Famous for its historical heritage, Bijapur is a tourist destination that takes one back to the days gone by from the royal era.

Distance from Mumbai: 495 km

Best Time: October to March

14 Bijapur Attractions

13. Kashid, Maharashtra

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Known For : Kashid Beach Murud Janjira Fort Phansad Bird Sanctuary

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

A Beach town, popular for its white sand and blue seas situated in Konkan region of Maharashtra, Kashid is the perfect destination for a quiet weekend getaway from Mumbai.

Distance from Mumbai: 121 km

Best Time: October to March

7 Kashid Attractions

14. Daman, Daman and Diu

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Known For : Devka Beach Mirasol Lake Garden Lighthouse, Daman

88 active cases 58 in last 7 days

The cool beaches, greenery, scenic natural beauty and most of all, its easy availability of cheap liquor makes Daman a popular destination among youths.

Distance from Mumbai: 177 km

Best Time: October to Apr

19 Daman Attractions

15. Kamshet, Maharashtra

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Known For : Paragliding Shinde Wadi hills Pawna Lake

952,864 active cases 390,600 in last 7 days

Kamshet is a picturesque hill station in Western Ghats for all kinds of tourist, especially those who love nature and adventurous paragliding activities

Distance from Mumbai: 101 km

Best Time: October to June

7 Kamshet Attractions

16. Bhimashankar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary Bhimashankar Temple Bhimashankar Trek

59,462 active cases 24,388 in last 7 days

Bhimashankar, located about 100 km from Pune and 223 km from Mumbai, is a popular temple town. It is among one of the twelve traditional 'Jyotilingam' shrines of Lord Shiva in India.

Distance from Mumbai: 213 km

Best Time: November to February

5 Bhimashankar Attractions

17. Durshet, Maharashtra

Durshet, Maharashtra 2.5 /5

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

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

Durshet is a little village found on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra.

Distance from Mumbai: 76 km

Best Time: September to February

7 Durshet Attractions

18. Kolhapur, Maharashtra

Kolhapur, Maharashtra 3.1 /5 View 17+ photos

Known For : Shri Chatrapati Shahu Museum (New Palace) Shopping in Kolhapur Narsinhwadi Datta Mandir

8,071 active cases 5,140 in last 7 days

Kolhapur derives its name from a mythological story of Kolhasur - a demon who was slayed by Goddess Mahalakshmi. The famous Mahalakshmi temple is situated here in the honor of Goddess Mahalakshmi.

Distance from Mumbai: 379 km

Best Time: July to February

30 Kolhapur Attractions

19. Ganapatipule, Maharashtra

Ganapatipule, Maharashtra 3.9 /5 View 29+ photos

Known For : Jaigad Fort Water Sports in Ganapatipule Swayambhu Ganpati Temple

5,472 active cases 1,866 in last 7 days

Beach town on the Konkan coastline, Ganpatipule has temples of Lord Ganesha as major attractions apart from the beautiful virgin beaches.

Distance from Mumbai: 330 km

Best Time: November to February

9 Ganapatipule Attractions

20. Karjat, Maharashtra

Karjat, Maharashtra 2.5 /5

Known For : Kondana Caves Peth Fort Trekking in Karjat

7,749 active cases 3,843 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

21. Diveagar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Diveagar Beach Harihareshwar Beach Bagmandala

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

Gleaming white sand, pristine blue water, swaying coconut palms and betel nut trees and gentle breeze producing a serene and calming effect, this is not a dream but the enchanting place called Diveagar.

Distance from Mumbai: 189 km

Best Time: October to March

20 Diveagar Attractions

22. Harihareshwar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Harihareshwar Beach Kalbhairav Temple Ganesh Gully

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

Surrounded by four hills and with river Savitri flowing through the town, Harihareshwar is famous for its temple of Lord Harihareshwar and is a popular weekend beach destination for people in Mumbai and Pune.

Distance from Mumbai: 200 km

Best Time: October to March

8 Harihareshwar Attractions

23. Bhandardara, Maharashtra

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Known For : Umbrella Falls Wilson Dam Kalsubai Peak

128,264 active cases 83,504 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.

Distance from Mumbai: 165 km

Best Time: June to March

7 Bhandardara Attractions

24. Murud Janjira, Maharashtra

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Known For : Murud Janjira Fort Murud Beach Garambi Falls

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

A small village in Raigad district, Murud is most famous for its majestic forts and sandy beaches lined with swaying palms and coconut trees.

Distance from Mumbai: 162 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

7 Murud Janjira Attractions

25. Chiplun, Maharashtra

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Known For : Vashishti River Marleshwar Temple Guhagar Beach

45,168 active cases 16,944 in last 7 days

Chiplun is a city that offers you time among mango groves next to the beautiful lake, Vashishti.

Distance from Mumbai: 247 km

Best Time: July to February

11 Chiplun Attractions

26. Manori, Maharashtra

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Known For : Manori Beach Global Vippasanna Pagoda Beach Parties

Manori beach, along with Gorai beach is a growing favourite among back packers and people who just want to cross over to the peace and quiet of the country side for a while.

Distance from Mumbai: 49 km

Best Time: Throughout the year

9 Manori Attractions

27. Panvel, Maharashtra

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Known For : Karnala Bird Sanctuary Karnala Fort Prabalgad Fort

15,844 active cases 7,878 in last 7 days

Panvel is best known for all the forts that dot this city. Called the gateway of the Konkan coast, Panvel is the most crowded city of Navi Mumbai.

Distance from Mumbai: 34 km

Best Time: July to February

8 Panvel Attractions

28. Amboli, Maharashtra

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Known For : Amboli Falls Madhavgad Fort Shirgaonkar Point

20,848 active cases 10,048 in last 7 days

Amboli lies in the Sahyadri hills in the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. It is the last hill station of Maharashtra before the plains of Goa begin and is a relatively unexplored one.

Distance from Mumbai: 489 km

Best Time: June to September

7 Amboli Attractions

29. Kolad, Maharashtra

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Known For : Kolad River Rafting Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls Bhira Dam

131,232 active cases 62,472 in last 7 days

Known for its cascading waterfalls, green meadows and picturesque backdrop of Sahyadris, Kolad is gaining traction as an adventure sports destination with provisions for rafting, rappelling, kayaking etc.

Distance from Mumbai: 121 km

Best Time: June to March

11 Kolad Attractions

30. Dapoli, Maharashtra

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Known For : Harnai Port Unhavare - Hot springs Panhalakaji Caves

5,472 active cases 1,866 in last 7 days

Dapoli, situated 215km away from Mumbai is popular tourist destination that serves the needs of all kinds of travelers.

Distance from Mumbai: 227 km

Best Time: June to September

14 Dapoli Attractions

31. Igatpuri, Maharashtra

Igatpuri, Maharashtra 3.3 /5

Known For : Tringalwadi Fort Ghatandevi Temple Vipassna Centre

231,192 active cases 143,344 in last 7 days

Igatpuri is blessed with picturesque beauty and is a heaven for nature lovers and adventure enthusiasts.

Distance from Mumbai: 120 km

Best Time: July to September

13 Igatpuri Attractions

32. Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat

Champaner-Pavagadh, Gujarat 3.5 /5 View 31+ photos

Known For : Kalika Mata Temple Pavagadh Fort Jain Temples in Pavagadh

4,920 active cases 2,952 in last 7 days

Being included in the elite list of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites across the globe, this marvellous archaeological park set in the heart of the city of Champaner and amidst the Pavagadh hills is one of the most sought after places in Gujarat.

Distance from Mumbai: 465 km

Best Time: October to February

8 Pavagadh Attractions

33. Jawhar, Maharashtra

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

98,984 active cases 41,136 in last 7 days

A small hill station 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

34. Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra

Malshej Ghat, Maharashtra 4.0 /5 View 14+ photos

Known For : Malshej Falls Pimpalgaon Joga Dam Harishchandragad

466,984 active cases 190,768 in last 7 days

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

Distance from Mumbai: 126 km

Best Time: July to March

5 Malshej Ghat Attractions

35. Anand, Gujarat

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Known For : AMUL Diary & Chocolate Factory AMUL Co-operative Museum Flo Art gallery

55 active cases 65 in last 7 days

The city which was the epicenter of the white revolution in the country, Anand is a place known for its semi-rural set up and the Swami Narayan Mandir which is the crown jewel of the city

Distance from Mumbai: 468 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Anand Attractions

36. Girnar, Gujarat

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Known For : Girnar Jain Temples Girnar Parikrama

5,272 active cases 3,792 in last 7 days

A collection of mountains, Girnar is a religious site sitting right in nature's lap and flocked by Hindu and Jain pilgrims alike.

Distance from Mumbai: 364 km

Best Time: July to March

2 Girnar Attractions

37. Hedvi, Maharashtra

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Known For : Hedvi Beach Shri Dashbhuj Lakshmi Ganesh Temple

45,168 active cases 16,944 in last 7 days

Hedvi is a small village located near the town of Guhanagar in the Konkan region of Maharashtra. It is primarily a pilgrim destination and attracts a lot of pilgrims from across the country.

Distance from Mumbai: 289 km

Best Time: September to May

2 Hedvi Attractions

38. Lonar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Lonar crater lake Gomukh Temple Daitya Sudhan Temple

30,016 active cases 12,232 in last 7 days

Along with being famous for a crater that was formed over 50,000 years ago due to collision of a meteorite on the surface of the region, Lonar is also famous for its rich natural heritage.

Distance from Mumbai: 490 km

Best Time: October to March

4 Lonar Attractions

39. Ozar, Maharashtra

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Known For : Hal Museum or Pragati Aerospace Museum Vigneshwara Temple Swami Bhramanand Temple

231,192 active cases 143,344 in last 7 days

Ozar is a small town situated in the Nashik district of Maharashtra, famous for its Vigneshwara Temple.

Distance from Mumbai: 184 km

Best Time: December to February

3 Ozar Attractions

40. Dudhsagar Waterfalls

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For a destination which is known for, identified and dotted by countless beaches, Dudhsagar falls are a pleasant exception. Initiating from the mighty peaks of the western Ghats, one of the five highest waterfalls of the country and amongst the highest 100 in the world, the falls are divided into four tiers in the Mondovi river. This waterfall when looked at from a distance, appears like a heavy stream of milk flowing effortlessly with much pressure from top to down the hill, finally splitting into three streams of water, heading steadily to their ultimate destination, into the deep green sea.

Distance from Mumbai: 442 km

41. Lohagad Fort

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Situated at a height of 3400 feet, Lohagad Fort is a formidable fort about 52 kilometres away from Pune. Perched atop an impressive hill near Malavali, this destination is the perfect amalgam of ancient architecture and natural beauty. Lohagad Fort was built in the 18th century and is an ideal destination for trekking and nature lovers, especially from Pune and Mumbai. The place is flanked by nature at its lush green best and hosts panoramic views and cool mountain air.

Distance from Mumbai: 75 km

42. Visapur Fort

Visapur Fort 4.2 /5 View 15+ photos

Perched upon a lush green plateau, the Visapur Fort is a very popular excursion destination for adventure mongers as well as nature lovers. The fort stands majestically tall and ruggedly firm at the height of 1084 meters above sea level offering a panoramic view of a wide range of hills covered in a thick blanket of green. The majestic fort is a very popular destination for trekking activities. With an eventfully historic backstory and an unmatched view of nature at its best, the Visapur fort is indeed a treat for all- history buffs, adventure mongers and nature enthusiasts.

Distance from Mumbai: 75 km

43. Bhaja Caves

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The Karla and Bhaja caves are among the oldest caves in India and date back all the way to 160 B.C. and are situated near Lonavala in Maharashtra. The Bhaja caves are a group of 22 rock-cut caves which are believed to have existed from the times of Hinayana phase of Buddhism, which is of 2nd to 1st century BC. Karla Cave is the largest Hinayana Buddhist chaitya (temple) in India Travel back in time on this trip to ancient Indian rock-cut caves with the best rock-cut architecture of all times. The ancient caves are protected as Monument of National Importance by the Archaeological Survey of India.

Distance from Mumbai: 74 km

44. Karla caves

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Carved into a rocky hillside, Karla caves are among the oldest Buddhist cave shrines in India. It is located on the Pune-Mumbai highway at Karla and if sources are to be believed, these are only a few among scores of other caves unearthed in Sahyadri Hills. Carved almost 2000 years ago around the 2nd century BC to the 5th century AD, this place constitutes a large collection of beautiful Chaityas (halls) and Viharas (monasteries) reflecting upon a journey of the past, narrating some amusing stories. A temple made of pillars from the Buddhist period has also been built recently at the entrance of the caves. 

Distance from Mumbai: 70 km

45. Pratapgad fort Trek

Pratapgad fort Trek 3.8 /5

Pratapgad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. Situated close to the famous hill station of Mahabaleshwar in the district of Satara, the citadel rises to an elevation of about 3500 feet from the ground.

Distance from Mumbai: 111 km

46. Harishchandragad Fort Trek

Harishchandragad Fort Trek 3.7 /5

Harishchandragad is a hill fort in Maharashtra. It is situated at an elevation of about 4670 feet in the district of Ahmednagar. Within the fort there are several temples dedicated to Vishnu and Ganesh. The monument dates back to the 6th century and finds home at an altitude of 1424 meters and more often than not, given its altitude finds itself marked on a number of trekking trails in and around the area.

Distance from Mumbai: 102 km

47. Elephanta caves

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A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Elephanta Caves is a specimen of rock-cut art and architecture from the times of medieval India. The caves are located on the Elephanta island which is situated at a distance of 11 km from the city of Mumbai. Natively known as Gharapurichi Leni, the Elephanta Caves that exist today are ruins of what were once elaborately painted artworks. It also provides an amazing view of the Mumbai skyline.

Distance from Mumbai: 13 km

48. Trimbakeshwar

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Counted as the holiest temple of India, the Trimbakeshwar Temple houses one of the most important twelve Jyotirlingas, a form of Lord Shiva. Perched on the foot of Brahmagiri Hills, the temple is situated in the pious city of Trimbak, which finds its mention in the powerful Mrityunjaya Mantra that bestows immorality and longevity. Built in the 18th century by Maratha ruler, Peshwa Nana Saheb, the temple is a perfect epitome of classic architecture.

Distance from Mumbai: 117 km

49. Bhatye beach

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The Bhatye beach is a lovely, long stretch of a clean beach ideal for a relaxing holiday. Bhatye, a small village close to Ratnagiri city is popular for its generous flat sea showers. The length of the beach is 1.5 kms and it is flat and straight and clear. The Ratnagiri light house and the famous Madavi beach of Ratnagiri city can be seen from Bhatye Beach.

Distance from Mumbai: 238 km

50. Velneshwar

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Located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra, Velneshwar is a village south of the Guhagar town. Velneshwar is well known for the temple of Lord Shiva and it also has a beautiful crescent shaped beach which is clean and unspoilt and ideal for swimming. Velneshwar gets much limelight during the month of March, when the Maha Shivratri Festival is held here, as a tribute to the God Shankar or Shiva. If you are seeking an ideal water point where you can relish the beauty of nature while swimming and sunbathing, then the Velneshwar beach in Maharashtra is the perfect place for you.

Distance from Mumbai: 191 km

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