The monsoon is approaching! After months of drenching in sweat and bearing the scorching summer heat, we can finally spot the dark layer of clouds casting over the skies. As we await the first drizzle eagerly, let’s plan a trek to some of the most alluring monsoon getaways set right on the outskirts of Mumbai.
With hills draped in greenery and gentle streams making their way through the rocks, Karjat is a vision of beauty in Monsoon. The town comes to life with a number of waterfalls and springs cascading through the hills. The turbulent flow of Ulhas River attracts river rafters from across the world, while many others explore the ghats in search of solace. While many follow the trails to unexplored destinations, the trek to Kothaligad, an ancient fort built in the 13th century is quite famous. Though trekking through the muddy, slippery path is quite a task the joy of enjoying the view of thousands of streams and waterfalls glittering through the greenery is unmatched.
Another highlight of the season is the mighty Bhivpuri Fall. Plummeting down from over 20 feet, the milky white fall is a treat for the eyes. While youngsters could indulge in thrilling sports like rappelling, kids and elders can simply dive and splash in the ponds along the falls making it a perfect family destination. Located just 15 minutes away from the station, one can reach here by taxi or a minibus.
While you take a tour of this beautiful town, SaffronStays offers luxury homes for a cosy and relaxing family vacation. Set on the banks of a gently flowing river, SaffronStays Kamal Farms is a 4-bedroom villa in Karjat. While the Ulhas River is 24 minutes away from the villa, you can drive to Bhivpuri Waterfall which is just 15 minutes away!
Tucked away in a picturesque location, SaffronStays Casa Manga is a 4-bedroom pool villa in Karjat. The villa also invites your furry friends! While the villa is located in close proximity to ND Studio, the famous tourist spots can be reached within a half an hour drive. So pack your monsoon essentials and set out to this mesmerising monsoon getaway.
In the recent past, the tranquil town of Panvel has also gained recognition as a quick monsoon getaway for Mumbaikars. While the town is replete with forts and forest land, its beauty multiplies a hundredfold in the monsoon. As you drive through the ghats you can spot numerous small and big streams and endless stretch of greenery all around. The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is one of the famous tourist attractions in Panvel. Apart from being a home to different species of birds, it also beholds exotic natural beauty.
Set out trekking to Karnala and Prabalgad fort, as you make your way through the steep rocky mountain fighting the fierce wind and barraging raindrops. The feeling of being on cloud 9 is literal as you reach the top of the hill amidst the floating clouds. All in all, the breathtaking view from the top is worth all the risk and effort!
After a long day of trekking and sightseeing, you would want to come home to a cosy abode. SaffronStays MJ Estate is just the place for you. With a huge pool, gazebo and farmlands the villa is just perfect for your family vacation. You may also indulge in some fishing while at the villa. Enjoy meals made with freshly picked ingredients as you relax in this luxurious haven.
Our riverfront pet-friendly villa, SaffronStays RiverRock is another great villa you would want to stay in. Lounge in the outdoor jacuzzi or relax with the view of the gurgling river during the monsoon. Enjoy a rejuvenating stay at our 2-bedroom rustic villa set amidst bountiful nature. Allow our housekeeping staff to pamper you with the best services and warm hospitality.
Nature is about to unlock a treasure of beauty for you to explore. So hurry up and plan your much-awaited monsoon trip right away. Set out to some beautiful destinations not too far from the city. To book one of our villa visit here or call +91 8424040040.