7 Offbeat Places Near Mumbai For Weekend Travel

You should make use of weekend and explore some lesser known places! These offbeat places near the city of Mumbai are ideal for such trips. There are many ghats and beaches that are to be visited. The places are untouched from crowds and make the best weekend getaways from Mumbai. Places like Tarkarli, Murud, Dahanu, etc. are some of the less crowded tourist places where you can have a peaceful time in Maharashtra.


The Village of Tarkarli is known for its beach, backwaters and Mahapurush Temple.

The scenic Tarkarli is still an offbeat destination and thus ideal for weekend trips. Tourists can visit many places in Malvan which is near Tarkarli.

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao

Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat is a monsoon destination but it is also a serene place to visit in winter.

Malshej Ghat is a place for bird watching as it is a home to many species of birds, mainly flamingos. The place is around 130km from Mumbai.

Photo Courtesy: Aditya Patawari

Tamhini Ghat

Tamhini Ghat is popular for its waterfalls. Especially, during the monsoon season, several small waterfalls can be found here.

Situated in the Western Ghats, Tamhini Ghat is an ideal weekend getaway from Mumbai.

Photo Courtesy: Priyanka Roy Chaudhury

Murud – Janjira Fort

Murud Janjira is a marine fort situated on an island near Murud village.

This age old fort is believed to an undefeated fort in Maharashtra. The fort is in ruins but it stands the test of times.

Photo Courtesy: Ishan Manjrekar


Ratangad has two major attractions, Ratangad Fort and Ratangad Rock which looks like a head of the needle.

It is one of the picturesque places in Maharashtra. A Trek to Ratangad Fort is surely an engaging one!

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao


Dahanu is a beach destination and a coastal town. It has many tourist places which are worth visiting.Beaches, dams, temples, etc. keep the tourists occupied here.

Photo Courtesy: Janak Pandya


The hill station of Amboli is famous for the waterfalls. Situated in the Sahyadri hills in Sindhudurg, Amboli is a nice for a weekend travel.

Photo Courtesy: Elroy Serrao

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