Road trips are the best ever experience in one’s life. Whether it’s a family getaway or just another long weekend, Goa holds a significant place in every Mumbaikar’s life. However, let’s face the facts straight up while Goa can be quite the party destination. It can also be an overcrowded, expensive, and overrated destination.
In search of a more peaceful alternative to Goa, I recently planned out a kick-ass road trip, driving down Maharashtra’s beautiful coastline. Now, I have explored Maharahstra’s best Virgin Beaches. I can just think of one thing to say when someone suggests Goa beaches.
The road trip was introduced from India’s commercial capital, Mumbai. On the first day, drive down to Kashid Beach, which is an offbeat weekend destination every beach streety swears by in Mumbai. After relaxing at Kashid’s flawless beaches, drive to a small village in Ratnagiri district, Anjarle. The next morning, move farther south to reach Malgund, a charming beach village that is far away from the horrors of commercialization.
Finally, for the last step, the next morning drive down to Tarkarli, a small town known for its white sands and clear waters. We suggest the best route to explore amazing hidden spots on Maharashtra’s coastline.
Things To Do
The various things to do in Maharashtra from spending holidays in Hill stations to adventurous activities, for example, trekking and waterfall view make this Indian state a must-visit destination. Camping in the resort villages like Bhandardara, Karjat, and Kolad. All these resorts promise a heart-rending experience and a break from the boring city life. Those who look for camping with a difference will find love between the exotic windflowers of Kaas Plateau and the fireflies of Bhandardara.
The ancient forts and the temples of Maharashtra for example, Rajmachi Fort, Bhimashankar Temple, and Harishchandragad are the best places for trekking and nature walk. Waterfall viewing in Vihigaon is another exciting adventure that is not missed by anyone.
Moreover, there are many more activities to do and visit in Maharashtra. For example, you can enjoy the Jungle Safaris, many water sports activities like speed boat rides, parasailing, scuba diving, snorkeling, banana boat rides, and jet skiing, and also you can visit the SiddhiVinayak Temple in Dadar, Shani Shringapur, and Shirdi for the religious visit.
During the trip or the drive, you may feel restless. To overcome such problems of restlessness there are several hotels, lodges, and resorts on the way to stay. These homestays provide the best accommodation facilities and services to their guests. These lodges, hotels, and resorts are within the budget that every traveler can afford. They not only provide the rooms and services to their guests but also provide the holiday packages at the best price.
Some hotels and resorts provide the best fooding and lodging in the budget which is the best thing about these hotels and resorts. There are numerous luxurious hotels and resorts which have their own specialties. As they have the best viewing spot of nature, beaches from these luxurious hotels and resorts can be seen clearly. For nature enthusiasts, these hotels and resorts are the best to spot the natural beauty of the place.
Hotels and resorts like InterContinental, The Taj Mahal Palace, Radisson Blu Hotel, Brightland Resorts & Spa, Palm Grove Beach Resort, Vannraj Resort & Spa, and many more are luxurious hotels and resorts. Which are highly costly.
Hotels and resorts likeTreebo Trend Sudarshan, The Blue Sky, Oceanview Beach House, Riva Beach Resort, Lotus Sutra, Lakeview Resort Lavasa, and many more are the budget hotels and resorts, every traveler can afford.
Mumbai to Mahabaleshwar
If you plan on setting out on an unforgettable road trip in Maharashtra with someone special, this is the one you should go on. Although it’s a short road trip of five to six hours of drive, you will love every second of it as you drive past amazing strawberry fields.
Pune to Lonavala and Khandala
If you are on a motorcycle or scooter, the old Mumbai-Pune highway route is the best way to get there. On your way to Lonavala, make sure you stop at Tiger Point for a cup of tea and snacks. You can also enjoy breathtaking and amazing views of the Sahyadris, which is one of the highlights of taking this road trip. You must not miss the other attractions on a road trip to Lonavala combined with Khandala, for example, Karla Caves. Valvan Dam, Rajmachi Fort, and Lohagad Fort
Lonavala to Matheran
Spend another day driving from Lonavala to Matheran, the smallest yet prettiest hill station in India. After Lonavala, most of your drive will be between reserve forests until you reach Matheran. While traveling be sure to carry your camera. As there are several panoramic viewpoints of the beautiful valleys and hills on the way to Matheran. If you are a nature enthusiast who seeks solitude, be sure to visit Charlotte Lake and trek up the beautiful Louisa Point to enjoy the Panoramic View of ancient forts.
Mumbai to Alibaug
If you are looking for a short road trip, drive to Alibaug. You will have to drive through the Mumbai-Goa highway to get to this scenic beach destination. The virgin and well-kept Alibaugh Beach is a great way to relax and unwind from the problem of everyday life. You can also get a breathtaking view of Colaba Fort from here. Whether you are on a break with the family or a fun-filled day trip with friends, you will definitely have a memorable time on a road trip to Alibaug.
As you can see, there are many places to go on road trips in the beautiful state of Maharashtra. Whether you have just one day to getaway or a few days to explore the road trips in Maharashtra.
Moreover, if you are a bike lover and love going out on long trips, be sure to set a weekend aside to bike through the Konkan Coast, starting from Kashid. For the last trip of your exciting road trip. Drive down National Highway 66 for another four hours to reach the beautiful and amazing Tarkarli Beach. And, if time permits round up your trip by spending the night in a traditional houseboat.
You should be very careful while driving down to these places. Along with safety, you should also follow the traffic rules and regulations while driving.
HAVE A SAFE AND SECURE ROAD TRIP THROUGH MAHARASHTRA !!