25 Best Weekend Getaways Near Mumbai

Weekends for Adventure!

Trip to Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra
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Places to Visit Near Mumbai–  “The city that never sleeps” can be a bit overwhelming sometimes. With the bustling streets and the jam-packed roads, life in Mumbai, though enthralling, can be quite tiresome. Everyone needs a time out from the hectic schedule of their busy lives. So, every once in awhile, we all search for the Best Weekend Getaways near Mumbai for 2 or 3 days to indulge in.

And that is why we have made this list of Tourist Places Near Mumbai which you can add to your travel list. And the best part is, you can be back within the weekend.

Here are 25 Weekend Trips you can spend time in for this upcoming Friday to unravel and rejuvenate.

Nearby Weekend Getaways from Mumbai

(Within 100 Km)

Place  Distance from Mumbai Map
Karnala 51 km View Route Map
Karjat 62 km View Route Map
Durshet 76 km View Route Map
Matheran 80 km View Route Map
Lonavala and Khandala 82 km View Route Map
Alibag 95 km View Route Map
Raigad 103 km View Route Map
105 km View Route Map

Getaways Near Mumbai for 2-Day trip

(Within 200 km)

Place  Distance from Mumbai Map
Igatpuri 121 km View Route Map
Kashid / Murud 125 km View Route Map
Kolad 127 km View Route Map
Malshej Ghat 127 km View Route Map
Kalsubai Peak 153 km View Route Map
Bhandardara  164 km View Route Map
166 km View Route Map
167 km View Route Map
Mulshi 172 km View Route Map
Lavasa 184 km View Route Map

Weekend Getaway Destinations Near Mumbai

(Within 300kms)

Place Distance from Mumbai Map
Bhimashankar 213 km View Route Map
Panchgani 244 km View Route Map
Mahabaleshwar 263 km View Route Map
Kaas Plateau
279 km View Route Map
Thoseghar 282 km View Route Map
349 km View Route Map

1. Karnala


Karnala Bird Sanctuary, located right outside the Mumbai Metropolitan, is the starting point of the Karnala Trek. The trek is beginner’s level and the view is splendid, which is why Karnala boasts thousands of tourists from the megacity throughout the year. These might also be some of the reasons why it is considered to be one of the best treks from Mumbai.

Monsoon Destinations Karnala

These large number of tourists are generally from schools and colleges coming here for picnics. The easy trek and the bird sanctuary combined together makes it a top pick for a family outing near Mumbai.

  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Karnala Bird Sanctuary, Karnala Fort
  • Activities for Weekend Holiday: Trekking, Bird Watching, Picnic, Rose Garden, Botanical Garden

2. Karjat

Karjat Town

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The little town located at the basin of the Ulhas River offers a variety of trekking spots which can be clubbed from moderate to difficult levels. The long trails to rock-cut caves (Kondana caves), along the winding Ulhas River are some of the best experiences the town of Karjat can give you.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: July and September
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Ulhas Valley, Bhor Ghat, Kondana Caves and Peth Fort.

3. Durshet

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As a beautiful location with quaint waterfalls in every turn of the road, Durshet is comparatively an offbeat weekend destination near Mumbai. Nestling on the banks of the Amba River, the Sahayadri Mountain Ranges glisten as the water emerges in the form of waterfalls, proving to be a getaway close to Mother Nature.

  • Best time to visit for a weekend trip: During the month of September to February
  • Ideal weekend duration: 2 days
  • Places to visit: Ganesh Temple, Amba River

4. Matheran

Matheran in Monsoon
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Where can you take the train to forget all your tensions and worries for a while? The Neral-Matheran toy train gives you an experience which is different from the packed local trains of Mumbai.

Overnight Trek to Matheran via Garbett

As the only automobile free hill station in Asia, Matheran is a perfect stress buster and provides serene scenery to the eyes.

Matheran - Neral Track
Image Credit: Flick User – Shishir Pandey Matheran.

Located around 90 km away from Mumbai, it is at an elevation of 800 meters and will be perfect to visit in the months of October and May. It is considered to be one of the oldest and most visited hill stations in Maharashtra as the green hills and small-town will look like it’s just out of a postcard!

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October and May
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Panorama Point, Heart Point, Malang Point, Luisa Point, Echo Point, Charlotte Lake, Lords Point, One Tree Hill

5. Lonavala

Lonavala in Rainy Season
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Rolling hills and flowing waterfalls are a regular feature of the lush green ambience which Lonavala provides. This place with scenic landscapes is just 93 km away from the city of Mumbai and can be reached in a matter of just 2 hours. Well connected by road (By Mumbai-Pune expressway) and rail, it will be a heart-rendering journey which lets you enjoy in Nature’s lap.

Major attractions to see include Kune Falls, Lohagarh Fort, Tiger Point, Nagphani, Pawna Lake, Rajmachi Parketc which can be all covered in a day or two. It also has the ancient Karla Caves and Bhaja caves which will satisfy your inner history buff, if you have one!

Rajmachi fort trekkThe best time to visit this unperturbed, untouched green scape would be from October to May. Ranging from nature lovers to history fans, Lonavala would be everyone’s cup of tea.

Lonavala- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
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If Lonavala doesn’t satisfy your quench your thirst for lush green landscapes, then go to Khandala, which is just a few km away from Lonavala and spend some serene time in the green misty hills of Khandala.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October-May
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Duke’s Nose, Korigad Fort, Tiger’s Leap, Lohagad, Karla & Bhaja Caves, Bushy Dam, Bedsa Caves, Pavna Lake, Tungarli Lake and Lonavala Lake


KhandalaUsually visited with Lonavala, people sometimes overlook the beauty of Khandala. Set at the foot of the Great Sahayadri Mountains, viewpoints in Khandala are usually splendid to look at due to the beautiful shadow of the mist which blankets the entire mountains. Beautiful birds serenade through the trees and the green will provide perfect tranquillity to you and your loved ones.

Khandala- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
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If you visit the location during the rainy season, you will also find a sprouting waterfall at every turn of your way there. The 283 km from Mumbai will not seem like a distance if you look out of the window of your vehicle and just give in to the soothing hypnosis which the way will do on you.

6. Alibag (also known as Alibaug)

Alibag in Rainy Season
Picture Credits: Flickr User- Rahul Bulbule

120 km south of Mumbai, Alibag is a beach location which will satisfy all your beach cravings and the salty winds and periodic waves will calm each and every cell of your body. Containing a fort to which you can walk through the sea on low tides, Alibag has a number of such tourist attractions.

alibag-beach-water-sportsRelatively cleaner than most beaches in the area, the black sand is striking to the eye, yet calming in various ways which cannot be explained.

Alibaug Beach

It also has a number of water sports which will get your adrenaline pumping and heart beating faster. Moving on a horse cart, enjoying the setting sun will definitely are some of the refreshing activities to get on with. So the next time you want to take control of your life and drive to a place where you and can relax, Alibag Beach, please!

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October-July
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Varsoli Beach, Vikram Vinayak Temple, Alibag Fort, Kihim Beach, Kaneshwar Mandir, Murud Janjira, Nagaon Beach, Underi

7. Raigad Fort

Raigad Village
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Raigad fort, located in Raigad district of the Konkan Part of Maharashtra, it is 103 km away from Mumbai city. With regular buses leaving from Mumbai city, Raigad is easily accessible. Raigad Fort, one of the favourite forts of beloved Maratha ruler, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, sits in an area whose green grandeur is renowned throughout the area.

Raigad fort- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai

The 1737 steps leading up to fort will hardly seem tough when you think of the view from the top. But in case you have lazy or aged members in your group, you can also take the cable car which takes you right in between the soft peaks of Sahyadri Mountains. The view from the top is so mystical, as it overlooks an artificial yet truly magical lake named the Ganga Sagar Lake.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: September to November
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Raigad Fort, Raigad Museum,

8. Kamshet

kamshet paragliding

One of the few places in the Maharashtra State to have its own paragliding venture, adventure buffs from the entire country come here all year long to enjoy the adrenaline rush of this sport. Located very close to the bustle of the Lonavala and Khandala, Durshet is a comparatively quieter and tantalizing picnic spot near Mumbai.

Bird_in_Kamshet,_PuneIf you thought Kamshet was only known for its escapades in the thrill department, you have guessed wrong. Kamshet is also the home to many astounding bird species which visit this little town at different times of the year.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October-May
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Kondeshwar temple, Karla Caves, Bedsa Caves, Bhairi cave, Bhandar Dongar, Vadivali Lake, Uksan Dam, Raikar Farm

9. Igatpuri

Igatpuri-Weekend Getaways near MumbaiThis town is known throughout India as a town which has the famous Vipassana International Academy where you can unravel after a long month of work. The Buddhist traditional way taught in the most revered Buddhists sites in the world is taught to the disciples here and you will learn to live without a few things which you deem essential in your daily life. But contrary to popular belief, Igatpuri is not all about this.

Igatpuri view
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Igatpuri also has a scintillating show of river valleys and rolling hills which will take your breath away. The location also has an adventure park which will fuel your desires of walking on ropes and jumping through tires. Also containing many resorts where you can kick back and relax or snuggle together in the pleasant chill, Igatpuri is a perfect destination for a romantic getaway or even a school picnic.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: June to September and November to March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Dhammagiri, Tringalwadi Fort, Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai peak, Arthur Lake, Amruteshwar Temple, Camel Valley

10. Kashid / Murud-Janjira Fort

Kashid beach

Few places in the world are capable of invoking so much awe as the majestic Janjira fort. Situated 148 km away from Mumbai city, the aesthetic way through the Konkan coast will steal your heart. Rising from the sea like a single monolith, the fort that is a real architectural wonder offers quite a majestic sight.

Murud-Janjira- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
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As they say, the journey is often better than the destination, and nowhere is it as evident as here where the traveller willing to reach the fort need to undertake an arduous boat voyage in sailboats, which often take a circular route according to the wind direction. The fort itself is steeped in history and mystery as tales of royal rivalries mingle with stories of secret passages and hidden treasures. It can also be combined with a trip to the beautiful Kashid beach nearby.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October to March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Murud-Janjira Fort, Beach

11. Kolad

Rafting at Kundalika, Kolad

Famous for its river rafting endeavour on the Kundalika River, Kolad is truly a place where the excitement meets serenity. Green, moist covers enveloping white, lustrous waters of the river truly make it the River Rafting Mecca of the state.

Kolad Sunset
Image Credits: Flickr User- Sarika Gangwal

The most thrilling part of the visit will be flowing through the fiery waters of the river Kundalika, but inexplicable experience also includes staying in little cottages with little network and connecting with nature and mollifying.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: June to February
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Kundalika River, Kuda Caves, Tala, Tamhini Falls, Kansai Falls

12. Malshej Ghat

Malshej Ghat Tunnel
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Ideal for difficult level trekking close to the Mumbai City, Malshej Ghat is visited by thousands of tourists especially after the climax of the monsoon in the region.

The best part about this location for the trekkers is the Harishchandragad Fort,  which you can hike up to and watch as the sun goes down on the day (that is if you complete the trek within that time span).

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: July to September and October-March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Shivneri Fort, Harishchandragad, Pimpalgaon Joga Dam, Malshej Falls, Shivneri Fort

13. Kalsubai Peak

Kalsubai trek - Highest peak of Maharashtra (5400ft) places to visit during Monsoon near mumbai
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If trekking is your forte and you want to challenge yourself with the toughest trek near Mumbai, then Kalsubai peak is the way to go. Termed as the Everest of Maharashtra, this trek is quite a handful when it comes to the end.

kalsubai peak
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Sweats and pants will keep accompany you till the top, but needless to say, the view from the top of the cliff is exalting.

Keeping the trek aside too, there are a wide array of activities to do in the vicinity such as visiting the  Kalsubai Harishchandragad Wildlife Sanctuary.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: June to September and November to March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 1 day
  • Places to Visit: Dhammagiri, Tringalwadi Fort, Bhatsa River Valley, Kalsubai peak, Arthur Lake, Amruteshwar Temple, Camel Valley

14. Bhandardara

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Bhandardara is the perfect location to kick back and chill with your loved ones. Close to Igatpuri, this place is a scenic balance between calm and energizing. Bhandardara sits by the Pravara River which flows in a perfect fashion and it embellishes the whole of the land. Major tourist attractions include waterfalls, mountains, Wilson dam, Arthur Lake and Randha falls.

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The top of the mountains proves to be a place to rest and strengthen yourself along with your favourites in a serene, sober way. Stand at the tallest peak in Maharashtra at mount Kalsubai and look at this glorious state in the grandest way.

  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Bhandardara Lake, Randha Falls, Wilson Dam, Arthur Lake, Agasti Rishi Ashram, Amriteshwar Temple and Sandhan Valley

15. Jawhar

Javahar Waterfalls

This picturesque village of Jawhar amidst the Western Ghats is known for its spirited culture and heritage. Jawhar was the capital of the Koli kings and still has the reminiscence of that time within the area.

Nature and her beauty also peak in the town as it is extremely well kept with trees and greenery with an occasional waterfall every here and there.

Also being the home to the Warli Tribes, the rich cultural heritage in the form of Warli paintings, traditional art and craft amasses thousands of folk from across the globe who come to visit and view the handicrafts in the very making.

  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Kal Mandvi Waterfall, Jai Sagar Dam, Hiradpada Waterfall, Jai Vilas Palace, Shirpamal, Bhopatgad, Khadkhad Dharan, Hanuman Point, Sunset Point, Dabhosa waterfall

16. Mulshi

Trip to Mulshi, Pune, Maharashtra
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As one of the places to visit near Mumbai which have gained their popularity in recent years, I think that Mulshi is still underrated in all its aspects. If camping by the lakes is your kind of getaways, then you have got yourself a treat!

Mulshi Dam
Image Credits: Flickr User- Swagat Rath 

We advise you to visit this place before pollution gets to this beautiful abode of nature. Nights are even more beautiful as the starlit sky is just breathtaking.

  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Tamhini Ghat and Waterfalls

17. Nashik


165 km away from Mumbai, Nashik proudly holds the title of our very own Napa Valley. Steeped in tradition and history, Nashik contains numerous temples and places of spiritual significance such as the majestic Trimbakeshwar which is one of the Jyotirlinga temples of India.

Pandavleni caves Nashik Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
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This place is also the birthplace of the great river Godavari, on the banks of which are numerous ghats. Nashik also contains the breathtaking Pandavleni caves, which is one of the earliest examples of Buddhist Satavahana architecture in Maharashtra. Finally, no trip to Nashik is complete without the mandatory wine tasting trip to the numerous vineyards and wineries dotted across the countryside. As one says, get drunk on the good life in Nashik.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October-March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Sula Vineyards, York Winery & Tasting Room, Soma Vineyards, Pandavleni Caves, Muktidham, Trimbakeshwar, Mhasoba Temple

18. Daman

The Union Territory of Daman is a location where you can refill your required beach quotient within a meagre span of 2 or 3 days. Located at just 177 km, you can take your own vehicle or take a train to this beach paradise. Daman is also a great location for solo travelling.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October to April
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Jampore Beach, Devka Beach, Moti Daman, Church of Bom Jesus, Somnath Mahadev Temple, Nani Daman

19. Lavasa

Lavasa City View
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Imagine an aesthetic town around a lake with multicoloured buildings adjourning it. Now add activities like Rock Climbing and a luxury retreat there for subsidized rates. Seems a little too good to be true, doesn’t it?

lavasa city near pune
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Well, that is exactly how Lavasa city, near Pune, is. Clicking pictures by the lake with vibrant hues of the building in the background seems like a really good deal for an inexpensive getaway near Mumbai.

  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Yemghar Dam, Bamboosa, Vajrai Falls

20. Bhimashankar

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As one of the best locations near Mumbai to visit after Monsoon, this place is already bustling with tourists. The end of the downpours season witnesses the maximum crowd in the region of Maharashtra.

As the heat progresses, the crowd thins and by the end of summer, the region becomes a bit parched. But most of the greens are back by the first or second week of the rains along with the tourists.

Bhimashankar Monsoon Destinations during monsoon near mumbai
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People who visit this place cannot stop talking about the wondrous scenery this place showcases, and no one can deny the calmness one gets by going to this weekend getaway near Mumbai.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: August to February
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Jyotirlinga Temple, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

21. Mahabaleshwar

Elephant Hill MahabaleshwarAs one of the most breathtaking mountain ranges in the state, Mahabaleshwar is credited to having a number of coiling waterfalls and green gardens. Situated 274 km from Mumbai, one can reach this place in 4.5 hours from the city.  This place, although known for its brilliant view from each viewpoint also won’t disappoint you in the historical department, with a number of temples and a fort.

Mahabaleshwar- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
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Mahabaleshwar also has a majestic lake overviewing the entire location along with things to do there like Horse Riding, Trekking, Shopping, Mountain Biking, Boating, Fishing and Water Sports. The ideal time to visit Mahabaleshwar would be in the winter season, although the chill might be slightly more than the temperature in Mumbai, you would get an opportunity to pluck strawberries right from the garden!

Mahableshwar Elephant head Point places to visit near mumbai in rainy season
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In case you have extra time on your hands after you see the beauty of Mahabaleshwar, you can head to Panchgani which is just 19 km away from Mahabaleshwar and spend some quality time there.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: January-December
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Mapro Garden, Venna Lake, Pratapgarh

22. Panchgani

PanchganiSnuggling beneath the grace of five gigantic mountains, the place derived its name from the five mountains that stand above it. Panchgani, around 244 km away from Mumbai, is a complete scene change from the crowded, tree-less backgrounds of Mumbai life. The beauty of Panchgani is enough to make non-nature lovers fall deeply in love with Mother Nature.

Panchgani- Weekend Getaways near Mumbai
If you are really into wildlife spots and adventure, then adventure sports along with the scenic backdrop will be something you will remember and cherish for the rest of your life. Trekking, Walking, Paragliding, Waterfall Rappelling are all sports in which you can engage with your loved one during your short vacation.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October to May
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: River Krishna, Dhom Dam, Table Land, Devil’s Kitchen caves.

23. Kaas Plateau

Kaas Patthar
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Very few know about this location near the Satara district of the Maharashtra state, which happens to be one of the most underrated World Heritage Sites in India.

The plateau and the location, which is cast away by a layer of beautiful flowers of different hues, can not be described in words.

Meadow at Kaas
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The greens, pinks and the whites, all merge together to form the most beautiful combination ever. Most international destinations will be put to shame in front of this untouched paradise. The lake, the waterfalls or even the Nature Reserve, nothing here at Kaas Plateau will dissappoint you.

Kaas Patthar
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Are you wondering how to reach this location? By road is the best option as the little town in Satara is located near the Mahabaleshwar hill station and will prove to be one of the best road trips you will ever undertake.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October – March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Vajrai Waterfall, Kaas Lake, Kaas Pathar Nature Reserve

24. Thoseghar

Thosegar waterfalls Getaways Near Mumbai During Monsoon
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Water flowing through this luscious, verdurous cover of Thosegar is a drastically different sight from the cement jungle of Mumbai. The cityscape where buildings touch the sky is replaced by trees.

The change from the garbage piles which form mountains to actual tree-clad mountains will be quite good a change for your eyes.

Thosegar waterfalls during Monsoon

Thoseghar Waterfalls and the town are prime examples of how locations conserved and maintained can be stress-busters for the general public. Therefore, Thosegar Falls proves to be one of the most amazing places to visit for 2 days near Mumbai.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: After Monsoon
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 2 days
  • Places to Visit: Thoseghar Falls, Sajjangad, Samartha Museum, Sajjangad Machi.

25. Aurangabad


Dripping in historical significance spread throughout centuries, Aurangabad city boasts a huge number of architectural wonders. Whether it is Bibi Ka Maqbara located in the heart of the city or the Ellora caves, a few kilometres away from the city centre, all bring foreign as well native tourists here throughout the year.

Ellora UNESCO world heritage sites in India
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Ajanta and Ellora caves are one of the most famous UNESCO World Heritage Sites in India which claims a large chunk of the tourist population coming to Aurangabad city.

  • Best Time to visit for a weekend trip: October – March
  • Ideal Weekend Duration: 3 days
  • Places to Visit: Ajanta caves, Ellora Caves, Daulatabad Fort, Bibi Ka Maqbara

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Written by Sruthi Nair

As a travel buff, I believe that one life is not enough to see all the places in this planet! Why search for heaven up above when it is right beside you? I call myself an ardent believer of following your (dream) destinations! Join me on this journey of discovering more of this amazing Earth one article at a time.

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