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8 Secret Best Friend Getaways Near Mumbai

Wanderlust is a beautiful thing. You never know where it will take you, especially when you travel with your best gal pals. Because besties who travel together stay together, right?! And literally EVERYONE thinks their group of friends is just like that of a legendary sitcom. So do you, we know it. Friends? Sex and the City? Or may be Gossip Girls? Oh no wait! Vampire Diaries or Desperate Housewives?! With them, we have  those inside jokes & one too many anecdotes  that our significant others just don’t get! So grab your hipster t-shirt,  rent a beachfront villa or go where the wind takes you! Here are some ideas. Pick your favorite destination  & get ready to annoy your friends because every moment of the trip will be about ‘You & Your Girls’!

#01. Murud

Believe it or not, but the best conversations happen at the most random places. Known for a notable beach, and for its proximity to Janjira off the coast of Rajapuri, a sea fort, Murud is the place where the only sound that disturbs & interrupts your conversation is that of the sea waves crashing on the shores. Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India.

Enjoy your best friend's company at this beachfront villa in Murud

Enjoy your best friend’s company at this beachfront villa in Murud

#02. Dapoli

Located at 700 to 800 feet above sea level, Dapoli is a beautiful town and is widely known as Mini Mahabaleshwar. If you want to taste the real village life in konkan, this is an ideal place in Ratnagiri to visit with your friends.

Let the breeze at this sea facing villa in Dapoli calm your soul.

Let the breeze at this sea facing villa in Dapoli calm your soul.

#03. Goa

C’mon! Who doesn’t know what’s & if’s about GOA! It is the ‘Dil Chahta Hai’ destination. That one place where you can travel time & again and it will never fail to amaze you with its serene beauty. When on a trip to Goa, you’d want to do everything a bit more, such as sing some more, gossip till you run out of thoughts, drive till you’re hungry, make crazy confessions & fight over it, & this can just go on! It is going to be an unbelievable  entertainment.

Who doesn't wish to rent a pool villa in Goa? Especially when it's this beautiful!

Who doesn’t wish to rent a pool villa in Goa? Especially when its this beautiful!

#04. Korlai

Watching the Sunrise & Sunset with your best friend has been your dream for the longest time? Korlai is an ideal place to fulfill your forever pending dream! A beautiful location, hidden from a lot many tourists, is a home to Korlai fort which offers panoramic views of natural surroundings.

Bare your soul, share your dreams & hopes at this charming beach facing villa in Alibaug

Bare your soul, share your dreams & hopes at this charming beach facing villa in Alibaug

#05. Gholvad

A classic case of journey being better than the destination. After all you have the best people with you. If you’re a foodie person & love to try new recipes with your friends, then you must visit here for lip smacking Parsi food. Famously known as the ‘Chikoo Bowl’ of Maharashtra, the history states that it is here where the first sapling of chikoo was planted by an Irani family in 1901. And thus the name Gholvad meaning a ‘round tree’.

Tag along with your foodie friends & explore the Parsi cuisine in Gholvad, very close to Bordi!

Tag along with your foodie friends & explore the Parsi cuisine in Gholvad, very close to Bordi!

#06. Matheran

There are so many adventure along the way that you want to share with your bestie. Walking amidst the jungle? Trekking? Enjoying the sunset valley views? Your first horse ride? Yes! Matheran is an answer to all of these adventure list that you’ve been creating since a long time now.

Rent this heritage villa in Matheran hill station to experience what it's like to live in a jungle.

Rent this heritage villa in Matheran hill station to experience what it’s like to live in a jungle.

#07. Panchgani

You always wished to witness the first rays of sun early morning, or sleep to the sound of flowing water; But you were too shy to share this with your friends? Do not worry. This place will make your friends wish for the very same. So get ready to fulfill your childish dreams!

This beautiful bungalow has been hiding next to table land for quite sometime now.

This beautiful bungalow has been hiding next to table land for quite sometime now.

#08. Khandala

If no other plan works, one can always rent a bungalow in Lonavala for a house party!

If no other plan works, one can always rent a bungalow in Lonavala for a house party!

Everything can be too far but not Khandala. You could be too busy to take a break even on a weekend but not when its about a short drive to Khandala! Open roads, getting into trouble with your partner in crime, the endless selfies that you will click, some good tunes and deep conversations; There could be nothing like this! Agree much?

So what are you waiting for? Friendships Day is not too far & now is the time to explore off beat destinations, rent a villa & party like a hipster, go beach walking with your girlfriends or simply go on a long drive.

About the Author: Keenjal Patel, a reader at mind, a writer at heart, a believer at soul and an achiever overall, is what she want to be. She loves to express through words. She’s a firm believer that imagination rules the world and the day this world absorbs the essence of her words, that would be a day of pride for her!

 

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