10 Best Resorts Near Mumbai to Visit for A Weekend Getaway or Overnight Stay

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Come monsoon and the city of Mumbai lights up. It’s the season where the onions and potatoes have a moral responsibility to dip themselves in gram flour and fry themselves, Maggi packets have to be stocked and Mumbaikars HAVE to romance the few patches of greenery the city is blessed with.

In between all the showers they brave daily to work, Mumbaikars also love taking a weekend off, grab their cars and get set go for a weekend getaway with their loved ones, to enjoy the chaos the rain brings along.

Because the wetness in the air and descending of the clouds can be best enjoyed under the open sky amidst lush greenery away from the hustle and bustle of the city life, we have narrowed down some resorts near Mumbai that you can explore this monsoon as a couple, with your family or a bunch of friends.

And even if it isn’t the monsoon, these are still fantastic spots for a weekend retreaat

Here are our top 10 weekend resort options for a quick getaway/overnight stay near Mumbai

1. Della Resorts, Kunegaon, Lonavala

Distance from Mumbai : 99 kms
This one is perfect for couples to enjoy some special moments with each other. Why? Because it is a perfect retreat that offers a luxurious stay along with some adrenalin pumping activities. From bungee jumping to paintball to flying fox, the activities are sure to keep you busy during the day. Enjoy the quietness of the night at the resort in any of their luxurious rooms or tents if you are looking at a unusual stay overnight.

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2. Zara Resort, Khandala

Distance from Mumbai: 90 kms
A perfect choice if you are looking at spending some quiet moments as a couple or with your family bonding.  The resort is akin to heaven on earth with its quietness and the nature’s beauty that surrounds it. The rooms are thoughtfully designed for an overnight stay and so is the resort. You can laze around in your room or take walks around the resort or just rest in the verandah with a cup of coffee and a book to read. The in-house restaurant serves delicious meals to make your stay more exciting. The choice of rooms is fantastic with a penthouse to choose from if you are big family.

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3. The Ark Wellness Retreat, Outskirts of Pune

Distance from Mumbai: 230kms
The magnificent architecture of this resort will leave you spellbound. This resort spa is a perfect destination to get yourself pampered while you are enjoying your short getaway from the city. The resort has a full-fledged library from where you can pick up a book or two to read. Sit by the pool or at the reception area, the feeling is out of the world! Evenings can be spent taking a walk through their herbal garden or hiring a bicycle for a quick ride. If you haven’t held the paint-brush for a while, this is the place for you to rekindle your creative side. The resort will provide you with a canvas and paintbrush.

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4. Forest Escapes Resort, Koyna

Distance from Mumbai: 339 kms
This place will be your perfect retreat if you are a plant enthusiast, an animal lover or a bird watcher. Its paradise for a nature lover. Situated at close proximity to Koyna Wild Life Sanctuary, Forest Escape is one of the best resorts for an overnight stay in the outskirts of Pune. The resort has a rustic and homely feel to it and is akin to a homestay. You are sure to unwind yourself well before you head back to being a part of the city life!

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5. The Machan Resort, Lonavala

Distance from Mumbai: 99 kms
As children, haven’t we all fancied of living on a tree? Well, this one is sure to satiate our wish. Stay atop a tree at this luxury eco resort with unique tree houses that rise 30 to 45 feet above the forest and make memories for a lifetime. A green island in itself, the resort is 100 per cent off grid and runs only on sustainable resources. Each machan/tree house has been carefully designed to minimize impact on the environment. One can choose from three different types of machans – the Heritage Machan, the Canopy Machan and the Forest Machan. The Canopy Machan is ideal for couples with kids between the age group of 5-12 years.

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6. Cloud 9 Hills Resort

Distance from Mumbai: 98 kms
Just as the name suggests, your experience here is akin to being on cloud 9! Located on the Amby Valley Road, the resort is 1500 feet above Lonavala. Enjoy the uninterrupted view of nature from your window and forget about the craziness of the city life. You can choose from putting yourself up in any one of the air-conditioned wood house cottages or bungalows. There is a swimming pool for you to enjoy a leisurely swim and other activities that you can indulge in include outdoor games such as volleyball, cricket, badminton etc.

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7. Prakruti Resort, Kashid

Distance from Mumbai: 130 kms
A lush 100 acre property awaits to welcome you for a quick sabbatical. The resort located in the sea-village Kashid near Alibuag offers you a chance to experience the beauty of both the sea and the mountains. Its close proximity to the beach is an added advantage allowing you to enjoy the vastness of the sea and the magic of the sand at any point of the day. Try your hand at golf or tennis at the resort. A huge swimming pool allows you to unwind in style.

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8. Beyond by Sula Vineyards, Nasik

Distance from Mumbai: 230 kms
Sula Vineyards is on the wishlist of a lot many so if given a chance, just go for it! From its Infinity Pool to acres and acres of lush greenery, the place is perfect for couples to bond with each other over relaxing ambience, good food and great wine. And if you are feeling up to it, take a bicycle and enjoy the vastness of nature surrounding the property in all its purity. Enjoy the golden sunset from the beautifully paneled open air Walkout Decks in their SkyVilla or opt for the smaller rooms that open out to the pool. What’s more! You can enjoy their wine tasting experience complimentary with your stay.

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9. Fort Jadhavgadh, Pune

Distance from Mumbai: 209 kms
Looking for a getaway that will give you a lesson in history? Head straight to Fort Jadhavgadh. Take a journey through 300 years of history and experience the grandiose of the Maratha regime at the Fort Jadhavgadh Hotel and Resort – Maharashtra’s only Fort Heritage hotel and resort near Pune. The choice of accommodation is mind blowing. From cottages to a Museum room to a room with a facility to bathe looking at the stars and fully air-conditioned tents! You are sure going to be spoilt for choice.

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10. Hidden Village Resort, Sakhroli Village

Distance from Mumbai: 80 kms
Experience what it is to live in a village at this resort. From the nature inspired leisure activities to staying in rooms that have an old world charm to them, the resort offers a perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city life. This one can be enjoyed as a couple or as a family, they have different accomadation options suiting different needs.

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Monsoon is here for just another two months or so. Make the best of it during the weekends and take off to any of the above resorts for a short and pleasant overnight stay with your loved ones.

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