Monsoon arrives with the air of romance. It is normal to curl into a comfortable chair and sip on a warm cup of cardamom tea or your favourite beverage enjoying the gentle rain spray on your face. For an ideal monsoon retreat, what could be better than staying far from the mundane city life and enjoying luxurious time, hospitality and delicious meals? And enjoy all of this in the company of your partner. We list some of the most romantic weekend getaways you could drive down to near Mumbai with your companion and enjoy the best of monsoon.
Take a breath of fresh air in Matheran
Matheran is often referred to as one of the loveliest hill stations and among the best tourist places in Maharashtra. The presence of lush greenery and the absence of vehicular sounds make this red soil land an ideal monsoon getaway for couples. You could explore popular tourist spots like Echo Point, Charlotte Lake, Chanderi Caves and more whilst you are here. However, nothing will make your stay more memorable than a stay at the SaffronStays Parsi Manor, Matheran. This villa has a historical touch and offers authentic home-cooked Maharashtrian and Parsi cuisine. Head to this quaint little town and immerse yourself in the beauty of nature all around.
Explore the mini Mahabaleshwar — Dapoli
Located at a distance of 226 km from Mumbai, the city of Dapoli is often referred to as the mini Mahabaleshwar for its cool climate, making it one of the favoured weekend getaways for couples. And one of the ideal holiday homes in Dapoli where you’re bound to lose your heart is SaffronStays Athaang (Tarang). Situated amidst the mighty Sahyadri ranges, the home offers uninterrupted views of the Arabian Sea from each room. This home is where you can grab your share of traditional Konkani food, cooked to perfection by the locals of Dapoli, with locally sourced ingredients. Plan your seaside escape and lose yourself to the many charms of nature.
Get mesmerised by the scenic valley view at Panchgani
The tableland of Maharashtra, Panchgani, is the meeting point of the magnificent five hills that comprise the Sahyadri ranges. Here you can sit back and enjoy the slow-paced morning watching the sun and the clouds rise from valleys rolling below you. SaffronStays Verandah by the Valley and the SaffronStays Glasshouse are the perfect homes for couples visiting this plateau town. They offer access to an exclusive estate that fills you up with warmth and love.
Explore the coastal town of Alibaug
Beaches, sand and sun are ideal for a wonderful romantic getaway. So, if you are looking for a romantic getaway from Mumbai, the coastal city of Alibaug tops the chart.
And while in Alibaug, SaffronStays Minerva is the go-to villa. Surrounded by large plantations, this home with extensive lawns and an azure blue pool gives a complete homely vibe to its guests. For food lovers, this is one place to treat yourself to the mouth-watering, home-fresh, local meals cooked by the in-house staff, all with a hint of Alibaug in them.
Visit the lakes and forts of Lonavala
One of the most sought-after romantic getaways from Mumbai, without any doubt, is Lonavala. This picturesque hill station in the heart of the Western Ghats has so much to see – lush valleys, alluring waterfalls, flowing rivers, and so much more. The soothing climate and stunning mountains draw large crowds to this hill station.
During the trip, choose to stay at one of our homes – SaffronStays Urja, Lonavla, SaffronStays Hillside Harriers, Lonavla, SaffronStays Falcon Tents, Lonavla, SaffronStays Falcon Hill, Lonavla and enjoy the perks of breathtaking views, home-cooked meals, and a lot more.
Indulge in adventurous activities at Vikramgad
The holiday destination Vikramgad is one of the lesser explored monsoon getaways from Mumbai. With all the fun and pleasure of a popular tourist spot, this secluded location is perfect for a short holiday!
Here, one can engage in adventure sports like trekking, kayaking, etc., and explore various other tourist spots.
For those looking to take a break from the humdrum of city life, our home SaffronStays Elfreda Villa, Vikramgad, is the best choice. About 2.5 hours from Mumbai and 4-hours from Surat, this is a quaint little cottage in the midst of nature. This cosy 1-bedroom studio cottage with a setup for a super romantic candlelight dinner is a perfect couple’s getaway. Here you can enjoy the stunning sunsets from the gazebo or take a morning walk around this villa listening to the chirping birds.
Go sight-seeing the waterfalls and birds at Murbad
The town of Murbad is popular for its treks and waterfalls that come into being during the monsoon season. Additionally, the presence of the migratory flamingos makes this place a haven for bird lovers.
While in Murbad, you can stay put at SaffronStays Tranquilla, Murbad. This serene villa surrounded by the mighty Sahyadris, overlooking a vast expanse of lush greenery, is ideal for a peaceful time with your partner. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets and gorgeous views as you soak in the cool blue pool.
Have a whale of a time at Kolad
A trip to Kolad is incomplete without visiting the famous Kundalika River, where one can engage in an array of activities, including river rafting, kayaking, bungee jumping and more. One can also set their trails for the Kundalika Valley, where they can witness vegetation-covered cliffs with waterfalls on the way. These activities make Kolad one of the ideal monsoon getaways from Mumbai for weary travellers seeking refuge from the hustle and bustle of the city.
After a hectic day of activities, you can choose to unwind at SaffronStays Midori, Kolad, a luxurious country home with a cool blue pool, a lush green lawn and views of the mighty hills.
Visit the haven for nature lovers — Igatpuri
The hill station of Igatpuri is an excellent place for a monsoon getaway. With the pouring of water, the blooming of greenery, the cool breeze, and the aromatic petrichor, this destination tops the chart of romantic getaways near Mumbai.
People opting to stay in Igatpuri can head to SaffronStays Zen, Igatpuri, where you can completely switch to zen mode among the red brick walls and airy rooms or SaffronStays Jannat, Igatpuri, which is quite literally a paradise that refuels your senses with its indigenous charm.
Relax and enjoy some quiet time at Lavasa
The hill station of Lavasa facsimiles the land of Italy, and one of its riverside cities, the Portofino. People head to Lavasa for some peace away from the daily routine of their city life. While in Lavasa, you can indulge in activities or visit places such as the Temghar Dam, stroll on the promenade beside the river, etc.
Those willing to stay in Lavasa can choose to reside in SaffronStays Riverdale, Lavasa, where you can get captivated by the breathtaking views of Varasgaon Dam.
As monsoons infuse a new life into the entire country, taking a break from your hectic routine is a great idea. So what are you waiting for? Book your next weekend getaways near Mumbai and make it a memorable romantic weekend.