Exploring the Lesser-Known Attractions of Mumbai

Living in a metropolis like Mumbai can be quite frustrating. Daily commuting to work on overcrowded and jam-packed roads, Metros or buses, anyone can get fed up. To avoid the hassle of the city, the demand for residential properties in nearby cities like Thane has increased. A lot of people now prefer to buy flat in Thane instead of Mumbai, as it allows them to stay close to the city while enjoying an upscale lifestyle, thanks to the latest residential projects in this city. 

Those who cannot afford it, the best way for them to take a break from the city’’s hustle and bustle is to escape the chaos at least for a weekend. Therefore, today we’re going to tell you about some amazing places that lie within or in close proximity to Mumbai. A trip to these places will definitely refresh your mind and soul. 

Let’s take a look at them.

Pandavkada Falls

If you’re talking about hidden gems within Mumbai, you cannot miss the Pandavkada waterfalls. Located in the area of Kharghar, this majestic sight is a treat for your eyes especially during the monsoon season when they’re in full bloom. Moreover, once you’re here, you can also explore the neighbouring Buddhist caves and Kharghar Hills.

Dahanu Beach

Another tranquil place worth visiting is Dahanu Beach. With sprawling golden sand beaches and lush green orchids in the surroundings, it has got everything that one looks for in a tourist destination. As not many people know about this place, it is still intact in its original form leaving the visitors bewitched. So, if you’re looking to enjoy a fun day at the beach, head straight to Dahanu Beach with your family and spend a spectacular weekend.

Chhota Kashmir

What can be more refreshing soothing for your soul than the calmness of a lake? Nothing, right! Well, you’ll be surprised to know that you can find such a mesmerising place right in the middle of Mumbai. situated in Goregaon, Chhota Kashmir is the perfectly hidden gem within the Aarey gardens. It comprises a boating lake with serene surroundings that will momentarily take you away from the hustle-bustle of Mumbai.

Mahakali Caves

Another unique place to visit in Mumbai are the Mahakali Caves. These caves are the remains of the oldest Buddhist monasteries within Mumbai. When you visit these caves, you’ll be able to see the carvings of teachings and knowledge of Buddhism as well as Buddhist mythologies. Many people also refer to them as Kondivita Caves. So, if you are into archaeology and like exploring ancient sites, this place is definitely for you.  


Located a little further ahead of Lonavala and Khandala lies the soothing area of Kamshet. Apart from its picturesque beauty, Kamshet is also a heaven for paragliders providing ample opportunities to quench their thirst for adventure. Moreover, the presence of quaint villages nearby gives this place a laid-back and rustic appeal.


At a distance of approximately 170 km from South Mumbai lies the scenic and sparsely populated area of Diveagar. It has a primaveal beach that you won’t find anywhere within Mumbai. This place is undoubtedly a delight for anyone who wants to spend some quality time in seclusion with their loved ones.

Sandhan Valley

If you’re into trekking then this place is perfect for you. Known for its sterile nature and thrilling trekking treks, the Sandhan Valley is a beautiful canyon near Bhandardara. It is well suited for anyone who wants to enjoy a weekend getaway near Mumbai. Once you’re here, don’t forget to see the valley of shadows that is the highlight of this area.


Kolad is a small offbeat destination that sits at a distance of 117 km from Mumbai. The best part of this destination is that it has a number of water adventures to offer to its visitors. Being located on the bank of the Kundalika River, travellers can indulge in thrilling water rafting here along with several other water sports. This place can easily be reached via your own conveyance or even on a bus.

These are some of the places that will surely give you a break from the boisterous Mumbai life. However, if you permanently want to get rid of the noise, chaos and frantic city life consider buying one of the lavish flats for sale in Thane West and live in the peaceful surroundings in the city of lakes.

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