The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page. - St. Augustine
Vacations are here and this is a great time to get away from the bustles of Mumbai city life. Based on your interest and the time available, you could visit a place for its natural beauty, adventure sports or monumental glory. Whether you are looking for day trips, weekend escapades or weeklong excursions, here are some great vacation destinations in India.
If you are planning a short day trip before you start your academic course or internship, there are several options for you to explore. These places are few hours away from Mumbai and the journey to these destinations is also enthralling. Visit Alibaug for its beautiful beaches and forts or be mesmerized by the mighty Western Ghats at Kamshet. Head to Matheran, the smallest hill station in India or visit Karnala for its bird sanctuary and forts. Beat the heat at Lonavla and Khandala, and enjoy fresh chikki. A trip to Lavasa and several amusement parks are also rejuvenating.
If you have a weekend to spare, and you are in the mood for adventure, visit Kolad to enjoy the river rafting experience. Travel to Ganpatipule and enjoy the beaches and water sports. Plan a trip to Silvassa to unwind at the wildlife sanctuaries. You can also visit neighboring Daman and Diu for its pristine beaches. Beaches at Tarkarli and Guhagar are serene and known to have a calming influence.
If budget and time are not a constraint, explore Incredible India. Plan your trip, chalk out the itinerary in advance and make your reservations in the cities of your choice, since hotels may be overbooked during vacation. In addition to these, research about other unexplored destinations. Do not forget to write a travel blog after your trips!