So what's your plan this weekend? If travel is on your mind and you have been dreaming about a perfect beach holiday, we say get started already! Weekend is meant to be about de stressing and what better way to forget all about your worries than soaking in some sun and sea? That's one of the best things about living in Mumbai, where you have easy access to some stunning beach destinations in India. Wondering what place would be apt for a weekend? We present a list of four beach destinations from Mumbai within 200 km:
Alibaug is undoubtedly one of the most convenient options from Mumbai for a quick getaway. The beach destination is only a short ferry ride away, which takes about one and a half hours. You can also sign up for sail boats or yachts. Unlike Mumbai, Alibaug is a green paradise and you can book your stay in luxury resorts and enjoy your time by the sea.
Distance: 95 km
A trip to Daman will almost give you the same vibe as being in Puducherry. The charming beach destination is easily accessible from Mumbai. You can chill at the beach (Devka beach and Jampore beach are popular), enjoy lip-smacking seafood cooked in local spices or be mesmerised by the stunning Portuguese colonial architecture.
Distance: 176 km
This quiet beach town on the Konkan coast is an ideal weekend getaway to laze around and soak in the beauty of the Arabian sea. Book yourself a cosy beach-side cottage and switch off to enjoy your holiday. If you call yourself a food lover, then don't forget to try Konkani delicacies such as kurle ambat (crab curry), prawn balchao and sol kadi. If you have the time, you can also club it with a trip to Phansad Wildlife Sanctuary.
Distance: 125 km
With its golden sand beaches, Dahanu is another popular weekend getaway from Mumbai. The ancient town is dotted by many comfortable stays and luxury resorts that provide great views of the sea. If you are keen on exploring the place, then head to Dahanu Fort, Bahrot Caves and Asavli Dam.
Distance: 141 km
Enjoy your weekend and get recharged!