Top 10 Places To Visit In Mumbai & Surrounding Areas During Monsoon Season
Looking for best places to explore in and near Mumbai, Here's is list of top 10 places to visit in Monsoon
The rainy season is around the corner with June coming right in. While the yellow hues of mangoes of all sizes reigned all over the streets, the roasted corn-on-cob aka ‘bhutta’ is going to take over. With hot cups of tea and coffee and ‘garam pakode’ is all set to make the rains all the better. Colourful umbrellas, paper boats, splashing water in puddles and all the football matches in the wet mud bring back childhood memories with a slight touch of nostalgia.
While all these feelings make us feel warm on the inside, we all know that work pressure is not going to give you time for sitting on a rocking chair with a hot cup of tea and romancing with nature for hours during the monsoon. But certainly, a day from our weekends can be used to have a quick getaway from all the hustle of work life. While Mumbai remains to be tagged as ‘City that never sleeps’, Mumbai has those places in and around to give you better alternatives during the rains better than sleeping
Here’s the list of top 10 places to visit in Mumbai in Monsoon season
Pandavkada is a popular waterfall located in Kharghar at the Kharghar hills. History says that the Pandavas once visited the waterfalls and bathed there once. The place is surrounded by beautiful hill and is a perfect getaway for all those water babies in town.
2. Karnala Bird Sanctuary
Karnala Bird Sanctuary is located alongside Karnala Fort located in Karnala close to Panvel. It has a lot of migratory birds coming in during the rains. It is a popular place for treks during monsoon.
Lonavala is located in a place surrounded by hills. The place has a few Buddhist Shrines in the Karla Caves and the Bhaja Caves located there. It also has the popular Bhushi Dam where the water overflows in the dam and falls over the steps.
Bandstand is located in Bandra and is a very popular place in the rains. people sit over the rocks and have a great time. During the rains, the steps are covered with water. Hot street food is just the perfect complement in the damp weather.
5. Marine Drive
Marine Drive located close to the Nariman Point. The place has been named as the Queen’s necklace. But the place has an added shine during the rains because of the wet roads. Long strolls during the rains are perfect for relieving stress.
6. Powai lake
Amidst greens and trees all around, this artificial lake is a perfect and secluded getaway. With huts all around, it has a rustic touch to the entire look.
7. Worli seaface
Bandra Worli sea link is obviously a sight to see. But then the Worli seaface is a wonder in itself. The waves crashing to the rocks while we sit on the rocks eating hot corn-on-cob is a vivid experience in itself.
8. Gateway Of India
Gateway of India remains the most iconic places in Mumbai. The sea across, open space and the beautiful drizzle of the rains is something one must not miss. And obviously, how can a true Mumbaikar miss out on freshly roasted corn-on-cob. The lit-up Taj Hotel in the evenings is surely a sight to see.
9. Palm Beach Road
Palm Beach Road is a 6 lane path with a stretch of 10 kilometres. The trees all along the entire stretch of tar are breathtaking. A long drive along the lanes is sure to clear your mind from all sorts of stress and tension. It has been rightly said that fresh air can clear minds
10. Juhu Beach
Juhu Beach remains one of the most visited and loved places in the ‘City of dreams’ aka Mumbai. The beach is known for its street food mainly Pav bhaji and the sunsets. Rains will just increase the fun and adventure.