Fantastic Day Trips From Mumbai | Lockdown Road Trip Ideas

Fantastic Day Trips Near Mumbai with Corona Precautions

Places To Visit Near Mumbai For An Excellent Day Trip

What you do on vacation is all set to change. Picnics and day trips to the countryside will replace museums and tourist attractions for months to come. Workcations will likely replace vacations.

Feeling bored at home? Here is How I Went on a Road Trip While Maintaining Social Distancing and 15 Things to do When Bored. I am sharing the itinerary of two excellent road trip from Mumbai. We found them both absolutely amazing places to visit near Mumbai for 1 day trip in lockdown and it was feasible to do it 100% contactless !

But, why you must consider going on a day trip in today’s world?

Pros

  • A vacation lowers your stress level.
  • You drift away from gadgets subconsciously.
  • You create some ever-lasting memories despite these tough times.

Cons

  • While a day long trip is not very expensive in itself, packing some of the road trip essentials may run up the cost.
  • Finding a perfect day trip itinerary that can be made possible contactless can be a challenge.

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So, how to make your one day trip in lockdown work?

Rule #1 Plan atleast a couple of days in advance.

Rule #2 Pack in all the santizer kit essentials.

Rule #3 Avoid touristy places like parks, resorts and opt for open spaces such as lakes or hills

Rule #4 Pump up your energy levels and drive out with low expectations.

Now, I am taking you through a couple of breath-taking road trip options near Mumbai through this picture essay. I have explored both these routes and they were made completely contactless.

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Places To Visit Near Mumbai For An Excellent Day Trip in Lockdown

Mumbai to Asangaon Trip

One day trip near Mumbai in lockdown

Distance: 80km Time duration: 2 hours

Day trip from Mumbai – Asangaon

Stopovers on the way

Starbucks & McDonalds on the way in and Burger King on way back. Both are excellent options for picking up contactless brunch as well as restroom breaks. We also carry a toilet seat disinfectant spray as an extra precaution.    

Things to do at Asangaon

The Mahuli Fort is closed right now. There are two stunning hidden spots around here. At about 50 meters trail to the right of the base camp is a waterfall and 50 meters uphill to the left is a river stream which is practically untouched. You can choose to spend the day here, in the water steam, driving around the scenic routes or just roll a mat in an open space for a day picnic.

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Mumbai to Matheran Trip

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Distance: 100 km Time duration: 2 hours

Road trip from Mumbai – MATHERAN

How to go to Matheran

Drive on the Eastern Expressway road to reach Neral, Matheran is about 30 min from Neral on the scenic Mumbai Karjat route.

Stopovers on the way

There are plenty of vantage points along the way. Our first stop was at the ND Studio which is the set of Big Boss and many popular Bollywood films. We also loaded the brunch supplies at the Panvel McDonalds drive thru, completely contact less. The washrooms were operational here with strict social distancing protocol.

Things to do at Matheran

We took a short mountain trail, made a pit stop at a waterfall and went walking along the railway tracks which was super fun. The western ghats are lush green and there are half a dozen vantage points along the route where you can park your car, pull out the foldable chairs and enjoy a meal with view. 

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91 Comments

  1. Lived in Bombay all my life and never heard of Asangaon! Thanks to you I did today! These are convenient getaways and your helpful post will make planning a trip to them easier.

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  2. Wow, this seems a beautiful place near Mumbai. I m travelling to mumbai soon, will surely plan a road trip.. Thanks for letting me know about this place

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  3. Amazing done post. Highlighting such a lesser known place which is so close to Mumbai makes it a perfect weekend getaway. Now that people are planning to travel this post is really helpful. Loved the pictures and your bubbly self in them. Keep the great work going.

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  4. I love Mumbai and have been there a few times though never been to the nearby places. Love the post for the options it provides. The pandemic will see an increase in one-day trips to places close to the city and this post will provide just the right information to Mumbai dwellers.

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  5. Travelling far and wide seems a distant dream as of now. Discovering such beautiful day trips close to home is so refreshing and motivating. Have visited Matheran long back and absolutely loved the place. All these places are in my bucket list now. Thankyou for such informative post.

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  6. Wow, beautiful post.
    The scenic route and waterfall say Mumbai is calling…
    I have just been to Mumbai city, seems for this trip I need to plan again.

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  7. Firstly, I am extremely jealous 🙂 Just kidding. You have given such an amazing description that I was transported there. Wish I could travel 😦 Cooped up indoors since months

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  8. After staying for the past 7 years in Mumbai also I didn’t know about Asangaon. Thanks for sharing, Mandavi. I am surely going to visit once I am back at Mumbai.

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  9. Have been to Mumbai but only for official purposes so never really explored places around the city. Hopefully can plan a trip real soon!! Enjoyed reading your post!!

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  10. Many tourist places have now open their doors and am so glad for that. We were planning a trip to Matheran too as it has some beautiful locations and is calm and relaxing.

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  11. I have heard about Matheran but not any other place but they all look so beautiful. This is a very informative place to plan trips nearby Mumbai.

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  12. I haven’t been to Asangaon but your photos look great! Will recommend this to my friends in Mumbai/Pune. Also, you look so amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I love road trips.

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  13. I haven’t been to Asangaon but your photos look great! Will recommend this to my friends in Mumbai/Pune. Also, you look so amazing 🙂 Thanks for sharing, I love road trips.

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  14. I haven’t heard about any of these places! Well, I have been to Mumbai just once… anyhoo, great places, great photos and great pointers!

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  15. Nice post. Loved reading it. Roadtripping is the best thing to in today’s time. Thanks for sharing your travel tale.

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  16. I did plan Matheran last year but could not complete the trip from Hyderabad. Will see if I could plan again for a trek to Gilbert Peak and Matheran again next year during Monsoons… Thanks for additional places to visit too… Maharastra has nice treks and places to visit…

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  17. Hi! Thanks for these day trip ideas. We have been looking for some ideas. Been to Matheran already before but Asangaon seems lovely. Pretty and picturesque. Will definitely try and take this trip. Lovely pictures as well.

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  18. I have been to Asangaon many times with family and friends. One of the best places nearer to Mumbai where one can spend a relaxed day.

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