2nd Oct- Long Weekend Special- Escape from City Life- Part1

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2nd Oct- Long Weekend Special- Escape from City Life- Part1

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The coming weekend of Oct 2nd couldn’t be better and bigger, reason is I am sure all knows about it-

2nd Oct- Thursday-Public Holiday- Gandhiji Jayanti
3rd Oct- Friday- Public Holiday- Dussehra
4th Oct- Saturday- Weekend
5th Oct- Sunday- Weekend
6th Oct- Monday- hey you can take one casual leave and its Monday

This blog is all about 2nd Oct- Long weekend special- So let’s escape from City life!

Banaglore/Mumbai/Delhi road on the 1st Oct evening is gonna be sure a crazy one, everyone would be in hurry to get quickly out from city boundary. I am listing down few best places to escape from Mumbai and Bangalore , that I personally been there and is based on my experience!


a) Lonavala/Khandala– yes , this is one of the best/simple and quickest place to reach from twin cities using Mumbai/Pune expressway, Lovely climate/greenery /Adventure and many such hot-spots waiting to be explored.

Whether you are a nature lover , or on a romantic trip , casual trip or adventure junkie , you will get what one desire.

Things to do in Lonavala/Khandala –

If you are city lover , just explore the Lonavala Bazaar, from colorful bangles, to wooden crafted artifacts to famous Chikki , you won’t be disappointed

Khandala Ghat- Barely 5 kms from Lonavala town is the picturise Khandala ghat , enjoy the scenic beauty with Vada Pav and cutting tea

Trek/Caves- for trekker , one can go for short Rajmachi trek or Karla caves

Lonavala Ghat



b) Alibaug/Kihim/Kashid Beaches– These are in range of 300Kms and can be in best short holiday destination list for Mumbaikar and Puneites. These can also be Last-minute-decision beaches.  Of three, Kashid is the best one to visit though it is approx 33kms from Alibaug.

Kihim Beach

Kihim Beach

c) Mahabaleshwar/Panchgani – Both twin towns in Mahrashtra is famous for farm house/second house for Bollywood stars, Boarding schools and Mapro products . The reason is none other than best cool climate, table top mountains , lakes and ghats. Mahabaleswar is approx 260 + kms from Mumbai and is 120 kms from Pune



My above recommendation is purely based on availability of good accommodation, accessibility and Things to do/ see criteria, I know , I am doing injustice by not including  other lovely hot spots of Maharashtra, but above sites can be well explored in 2 nights/3 days standard travel period.


– Always make advance reservation , During long weekend , most of the resorts/hotels are pre booked

– A compact raincoat or a quick dry T shirts   is very important considering the amount of rain-shower that happens especially in during and post Monsoon.

– Be safe first and take care of your belonging in cars/public places as there are incidence of theft

Stay tuned for next part covering places near Bangalore in next part .

Happy travelling!

Travel escape Team.

About the Author:

Nilabh Ranjan
Nilabh is an avid traveller, explorer, photographer and love to drive. Adventure travel and going to new places that respect and gives back to local culture and environment is his top priority.Follow us! Live to explore