Mumbai is the capital city of the Indian state of Maharashtra. It is the most populous city in India. Mumbai lies on the west coast of India and has a deep natural harbour. Despite being the financial powerhouse of India, Mumbai caters to a lot of tourists throughout the year.

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Ali Bagh
100 kms from Mumbai city limits

Alibag ( Alibaug ), with its blend of sun, sea and history, is a popular weekend destination from Mumbai in Raigad District of Maharashtra. It is the headquarters of the Raigad district. It is approximately 100 km from Mumbai.

Lying on the trade route between the Malabar coast and the Persian Gulf, Alibaug and the surrounding areas were strategic importance and the Siddis of Murud-Janjira, the Marathas, Portugese and the British vied for its control. The sea fort of Kolaba, which Shivaji built in 1680 is also the town’s most popular attraction.

Alibag was developed as an ...

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Bandra Worli Sea Link
13 kms from Mumbai city limits

The Bandra–Worli Sea Link, officially called Rajiv Gandhi Sea Link, is a cable-stayed bridge with pre-stressed concrete-steel viaducts on either side that links Bandra in the Western Suburbs of Mumbai with Worli in South Mumbai. The bridge is a part of the proposed Western Freeway that will link the Western Suburbs to Nariman Point in Mumbai's main business district.

This north-southwestern corridor became a bottleneck and was highly congested at peak hours. The Western Freeway project was proposed to span the entire western coastline of Mumbai to ease congestion. The Bandra–Worli S...

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Bassein Fort
60 kms from Mumbai city limits

Fort Bassein or Vasai Fort is a large fort in Vasai village, in Konkan Division, located around 60 km from Mumbai.

This grandiose structure reflecting history and majesty, was built by Bahadur Shah, the erstwhile Sultan of Gujarat. The fort is fronted by a harbour, with scenic views of the blue waters of the Arabian Sea. The purpose of building this fort was to guard the coast against foreign powers. Ironically, the fort not only fell to a foreign power, but went on to become a power centre of their colonial rule. It was an edifice of the Portuguese rule in India.


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Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an historic railway station in Mumbai Maharashtra, India which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. This famous architectural landmark in a Gothic-revival style was built as the headquarters of the Great Indian Peninsular Railway.

In 1996, the Minister of Railways, Suresh Kalmadi, changed the name of the station to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus in honour of Great King Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. Designed by Frederick William Stevens with influences from Victorian Italianate ...

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, is one of the premier art and history museums in India.

The Museum building, a Grade I Heritage building, is a fine example of the Indo-Saracenic style of architecture and houses a world-class collection of over 60,000 art objects. It was founded in the early years of the 20th century by prominent citizens of Bombay, with the help of the government, to commemorate the visit of the then prince of Wales. It is located in the heart of South Mumbai near the Gateway of India. <...

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72 kms from Mumbai city limits

Serene Durshet, untouched by civilization is a perfect place for back-to-nature weekend break, barely over an hour's drive from Mumbai(72 km), on the banks of the river Amba, nestled in the stunning Sahyadri ranges of Maharashtra. Ignore the flashy expressway and take the old dirt road instead to these beauties in northern Raigad. Durshet, part of a forest full of mahua trees, falls within the enclosure of Nature Trails Forest Lodge and the Amba river flows right past. There's not a soul in sight as you dip in this exuberant river or take a serene walk through the woods.

Durshet ha...

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Elephanta Caves
12 kms from Mumbai city limits

The Elephanta Caves ( Gharapurichi Leni, basically Gharapuri) are a network of sculpted caves located on Elephanta Island, 10 km to the east of the Apollo Bunder, Mumbai, Maharashtra a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The rock cut architecture of the caves has been dated to between the 5th and 8th centuries, although the identity of the original builders is still a subject of debate. The caves are hewn from solid basalt rock. All the caves were also originally painted in the past, but now only traces remain.

The island, located on an arm of the Arabian Sea, consists of two gro...

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Essel World
50 kms from Mumbai city limits

Essel World is an amusement park located in Gorai, Mumbai and established in 1989. The Island of Fun is located on the costal Gorai village in northwest Mumbai, a scenic setting injected with wholesome thrill and entertainment. Essel World along with its counterparts, Water Kingdom are stretched over 64 acres of land. Together, they are recognised as India's Largest Amusement And Water Park as well as Asia’s Largest Theme Water Park.

This most popular and oldest amusement parks in Mumbai is built and designed as per international standards in terms of facilities, maintenance and at...

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Film City
21 kms from Mumbai city limits

Mumbai Film city is an integrated film studio located near Sanjay Gandhi National Park in the vicinity of Aarey Colony in Goregaon, Mumbai. Home to real-like gardens, mountains, lakes, homes, cities and villages, that serve as the venue of many for Bollywood film shootings. The Film City was constructed by the Maharashtra state government to facilitate the growth of the film industry. It was renamed Dadasaheb Phalke Nagar in memory of India's first producer-director-screenwriter.

It is believed to be one of the largest in the world and an attraction in itself. Its pollution free inf...

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Gate Way Of India
Within Mumbai city limits

The India Gate in New Delhi is similar to the Gateway of India in Mumbai. The structure was erected to commemorate the landing of King George V and Queen Mary at Apollo Bunder, when they visited India in 1911. Built in Indo-Saracenic style, the foundation stone for the Gateway of India was laid on 31 March 1911.

The Scottish architect George Wittet combined the elements of the Roman triumphal arch and the 16th-century architecture of Gujarat. Its design is a combination of Hindu and Muslim architectural styles; the arch is of Muslim style while the decorations are of Hindu style. Th...

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Girgaum Chowpatty
20 kms from Mumbai city limits

Girgaum Chowpatty Beach, commonly known as Girgaon or Chaupati (four channels or four creeks), is one of the one of the iconic landmark and best known public beaches adjoining Marine Drive in the Girgaon area of Mumbai.

Located in south of Mumbai, very near to charni road station, Girgaum is the name of one of the old Mumbai location's which was the only place during time for beach side hangouts. Now the beach is quite crowded been one of the famous tourist attractions surrounded by famous branded stores and eateries in Mumbai. This beach connect to Nariman point's Queens Necklace ...

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Global Vipassana Pagoda
50 kms from Mumbai city limits

The Global Vipassana Pagoda is a Meditation Hall near Gorai, North-west of Mumbai. The Pagoda was inaugurated by Pratibha Patil, then President of India on 8 February 2009. It is built on donated land on a peninsula between Gorai creek and the Arabian Sea.

The pagoda is to serve as a monument of peace and harmony. One can watch from Mira Road station to borivali beach. Its better to travel borivali beach then cross the island by ferry and then take Tonga(horse cart) to reach the place.

The Global Vipassana Pagoda has been built out of gratitude to the Buddha which enshri...

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Haji Ali Dargah
Within Mumbai city limits

Haji Ali Dargah is one of the most popular religious places in Mumbai, visited by people of all religions alike. It is one of Indias most famous and prestigious landmarks situated about 500 yards from the Mumbai shoreline in the middle of the Arabian Sea off Lala Lajpatrai Marg. An exquisite example of Indo-Islamic Architecture, associated with legends about doomed lovers and was voted as one of the 7 wonders of Mumbai.

The Haji Ali Dargah was constructed in 1431 in memory of a wealthy Muslim merchant, Sayyed Peer Haji Ali Shah Bukhari, who gave up all his worldly possessions before...

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130 kms from Mumbai city limits

Lush green vistas, soaring mountains, waterfalls, quaint old forts and calm climate make Igatpuri a favorite weekend destination from Mumbai. Situated in Nashik district of Maharashtra, the town is surrounded by Western Ghats 130 km from Mumbai.

The beauty of Igatpuri is still untouched by the consequences of civilization. Mornings are greeted by magnificent sunrise, when the skies are painted with hues of gold, orange and yellow. The grass is wet with morning dew and birds begin their song. Far much cooler than other hill stations of this area such as Khandala, this land boasts of...

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Iskcon Temple
10 kms from Mumbai city limits

The ISKON temple is located at Juhu in Mumbai. This temple, also known as the 'Hare Rama Hare Krishna Temple' and 'Radha Rasabihariji' is dedicated to 'Lord Krishna' and was built by the ISKCON Foundation. This temple spreads across 4 acres of the land. This temple was established by Swami Prabhupada in 1978 and is one of the forty ISKCON temples in India. This temple is fabulously constructed, this temple is embellished with various paintings and statues within its interiors, making the temple look all the more mesmerizing. This gorgeous temple was constructed to honour Srila Parabhupada's...

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Jain Temple
22 kms from Mumbai city limits

Mumbai has one the largest populations of Jains among all the cities in India so there are numerous Jain temples in the city where the best known is the Babu Amichand Panalal Adishwarji Jain Temple built in 1904. It is considered to be one of the most wonderful Jain Temples in India.

The temple is dedicated to Lord Adishwar (also known as Adinath or Rishabhdev), the first of 24 Jain Tirthankaras of the current era. The temple is presently used by thousands of devotees of the Jain religion for their daily worship. The entrance is artistically sculptured giving the whole place an aes...

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The Kamala Nehru Park was built in the year 1952, in the honor of the beloved wife of Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru and hence, the place was named after her - 'Kamala Nehru' Park. One of the odd things about this park, which is different from the others, is that since the initial construction the garden has not undergone much renovations and decorations. And yet, the goodies of the park that people used to love then continue to magnetize them till day. The park is built on a 4,000 square yards stretch of hill top land. One can also have a beautiful view of the majestic Arabian Sea.

Located ...

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The Kanheri Caves constitute a group of rock-cut monuments that are located to the north of Borivali on the western outskirts of Mumbai, the capital city of Indian State of Maharashtra. Located within the forests of the Sanjay Gandhi National Park, the caves are approximately 28 km from Mumbai. Tourists can enter after 9:00 a.m. The Kanheri Caves demonstrate the Buddhist influence on the art and culture of India. Kanheri comes from the Sanskrit Krishnagiri, which means black mountain.They were chiseled out of a massive basaltic rock outcropping.

These caves date from the first centu...

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60 kms from Mumbai city limits

Scenic natural vistas, mountains, forts and ancient rock-cut cave temples make Karjat, an abode for nature lovers. The river Ulhas originates in Karjat and flows westward. Karjat has got importance because it is last station in Thane district and connects to Pune and Lonavla stations at a distance of 60 kms from Mumbai.

It is located on Bhor ghat, Sahyadri, Western Ghats as well as at the end of coastal plains of Konkan region near Deccan. It has an average elevation of 194 metres. It lies on the banks of the River Ulhas. The Karjat city is virtually divided into two areas, "East" ...

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48 kms from Mumbai city limits

Karnala fort (Funnel Hill) is a hill fort in Raigad district approximately 48 km from Mumbai. Currently it is a protected place lying within the Karnala Bird Sanctuary. It was a fort of strategic importance as it overlooked the Bor pass which connected the Konkan coast to the interior of Maharashtra and was the main trade route between these areas.

Today, the ruins of the fort are a popular destination for hiking and tourism. It is a wonderful trek of 1 hour from the bottom of the hill. There are 5 resting places on the pathway made by forest department. The final climbing steps nea...

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80 kms from Mumbai city limits

Khandala is one of the beautiful hill stations situated in the Western Ghats of Maharashtra. Situated at an altitude of about 625 meters at the edge of the magnificent Sahyadris. Khandala is quite a tempting location for rock climbing situated about 80 km from Mumbai.

Khandala is located at one end the Bhor Ghat, a major ghat on the road link between the Deccan Plateau and the Konkan plain. The ghat carries an extensive amount of road and rail traffic. Khandala is gifted with abundant natural beauty and it is definitely proved a popular destination for the people of cities of Mumbai...

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120 kms from Mumbai city limits

Kolad, a thriving tiny hamlet in the Mahad region in the state of Maharashtra at a distance of 120 km from Mumbai. It is blessed with natural foliage and luxuriant greenery. Situated at the backdrop of the majestic Sahyadris, Kolad's magnificent valleys and marshlands give it a picturesque appearance.

The greatest attraction of this charming village is the 'Kundalika River', which is one among the fastest flowing river in South India. Water released from the nearby dams makes the river ever flowing. Kundalika riverbeds in Kolad are ideal locations for adventurous activities.

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110 kms from Mumbai city limits

A popular hill station situated between Mumbai and Pune in Maharashtra, Lonavala is known for its natural beauty and cool climate. Offering respite for those wishing to make a quick escape from Mumbai and Pune, Lonavala and its twin city, Khandala are the ideal getaway spots. Situated at 625 meters above sea level, Lonavala is 110 km from Mumbai and 60 km from Pune. It is known for its production of the hard candy chikki.

The name Lonavla derives from Len (Prakrit, A resting place carved from stone) and Avali (Prakrit, series). Lonavli in Prakrit is a place which has a series of suc...

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Mahakali Caves
20 kms from Mumbai city limits

The Mahakali Caves (also known as the Kondivite Caves) are a group of 19 rock-cut monuments built between 1st century BCE and 6th century CE and is around 20 km from Mumbai.

This Buddhist monastery is located in the eastern suburb of Andheri in the city of Mumbai in western India. Monument consists of two groups of rock-cut caves - 4 caves more to the north-west and 15 caves more to the south-east. Most caves are viharas and cells for monks, but Cave 9 of south-eastern group is chaitya. Caves in north-west have been created mainly in 4th - 5th century, while south-eastern group is ...

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Mahalakshmi Temple
20 kms from Mumbai city limits

Mahalaxmi Temple is one of the most famous temples of Mumbai situated on Bhulabhai Desai Road in Mahalaxmi area. It is dedicated to Mahalakshmi the central deity of Devi Mahatmyam. The temple was built by Dhakji Dadaji, a Hindu merchant. Mahalaxmi Temple is an ancient temple dedicated to honor 'Goddess Mahalaxmi' who is also known as the 'Goddess of Wealth'.

Built around 1785, the history of this temple is supposedly connected with the building of the Hornby Vellard. Apparently after portions of the sea wall of the Vellard collapsed twice, the chief engineer, a Pathare Prabhu, drea...

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100 kms from Mumbai city limits

Mandwa is a small sea front village only 45 minutes away via ferry from Mumbai. The easiest way to reach Mandwa is to hop on a ferry from Gateway of India, Colaba, Mumbai. Three different ferry companies operate from Gateway of India. Famous for it's sandy golden beaches, scrumptious food and Water-Sport activities, Mandwa attracts lots of visitors during the weekends, Making it the perfect get-away for day trips and weekends from Mumbai city.

Mandwa jetty is used frequently for city commuters from Mumbai to reach their weekend holiday homes in Alibaug. Often overlooked due to lack ...

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Mani Bhavan, located at Gamdevi precinct of downtown Mumbai, acted as the focal point of Gandhi's political activities in Mumbai between 1917 and 1934. The mansion belonged to Revashankar Jagjeevan Jhaveri, Gandhi's friend and host in Mumbai during this period.

It was from Mani Bhavan that Gandhi initiated the Non-Cooperation, Satyagraha, Swadeshi, Khadi and Khilafat movements. In 1955, the building was taken over by the Gandhi Smarak Nidhi in order to maintain it as a memorial to Gandhi, to his frequent stays, and to the political activities he initiated from there. The two-storeye...

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Marine Drive
22 kms from Mumbai city limits

Marine Drive is a 3.5-kilometre-long boulevard in South Mumbai in the city of Mumbai. It is a 'C'-shaped six-lane concrete road along the coast, which is a natural bay. The road links Nariman Point to Babulnath and Malabar Hill. Marine Drive is situated over reclaimed land facing west-south-west. A promenade lies parallel to this road. Marine Drive is also known as the Queen's Necklace because, if viewed at night from an elevated point anywhere along the drive, the street lights resemble a string of pearls in a necklace.

Good place to hangout with your friends and catch up without s...

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90 kms from Mumbai city limits

Matheran is a Hill Station and a municipal council in the Raigad district in Maharashtra. It is a hill station in Karjat Tahsil and is also the smallest hill station in India. It is located on the Western Ghats range at an elevation of around 800 m (2,625 feet) above sea level. It is located around 90 km from Mumbai.

Matheran's proximity to many metropolitan cities makes it a popular weekend getaway for urban residents.
Matheran, which means "forest on the forehead" (of the mountains) is an eco-sensitive region, declared by the Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of ...

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Mumba Devi Temple
20 kms from Mumbai city limits

Mumba Devi Mandir is an old Hindu temple in the city of Mumbai, dedicated to the goddess Mumba, the local incarnation of the Devi (Mother Goddess). Marathi Mumbā derives from Sanskrit While Hindu sects devoted to the goddess Mumbadevi are attested to as far back as the 15th century, it is said that the temple was built in 1675 near the main landing site of the former Bori Bunder creek against the north wall of the English Fort Saint George by a Hindu woman also named Mumba.

The creek and fort are now deteriorated to a point at which they are but derelict reminders of the city's pas...

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Murud is known for a notable beach, and for its proximity to Janjira off the coast of Rajapuri, a sea fort. Murud-Janjira is the local name for a fort situated at the coastal village of Murud, in the Raigad district of Maharashtra, India. It is notable for being the only fort along India's western coast that remained undefeated despite Dutch and English East India Company attacks.

Murud-Janjira Fort is situated on an oval-shaped rock off the Arabian Sea coast near the port town of Murud, 165 km south of Mumbai. Janjira is considered one of the strongest marine forts in India. The f...

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Nariman Point
22 kms from Mumbai city limits

Nariman Point is a business area located almost 20km from centre of Mumbai city. Located on the southern tip of the Mumbai peninsula, at the end of the Mumbai's Marine Drive. Famous for the number of luxurious hotels around the area.

Nariman Point is named after Khursheed Framji Nariman, a municipal corporator who had initiated the area's development as an extension to the Back Bay reclamation. Nariman Point houses some of India's prestigious business headquarters, and despite its decline, it remains one of the more expensive business districts in India, exceeded only by Delhi's Co...

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Nehru Science Centre
15 kms from Mumbai city limits

It is located at 14.9 kms from Mumbai. Nehru Science Center (NSC), Mumbai, is India's largest interactive science center, located in Worli. This is one of the largest Science Centers in India with interactive science exhibits. The science center is very informative not only for children but also for adults.

The planetarium was only the first phase of an ambitious memorial that truly reflects the awe inspiring spirit of a man who meant so much to three generations of Indians and which continues to inspire the present generation.

The place has a good exhibits of basic scien...

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Nerul Balaji Temple
20 kms from Mumbai city limits

Balaji Temple at Nerul, stands as an exact replica of the Balaji temple at Tirupati. The concept of having a temple of Ishta-devata in the residential complexes and even at homes is ancient in India. This concept emphasises the proximity of the deity and the devotee. It helps to the total surrender of jeevatma to the Paramatma. The temple is situated in a small hill top in Nerul west Navi Mumbai. The temple is surrounded by other temples. Heavenly atmosphere and the clean environment of the temple provides a place to relax and rejuvenate.

The interior is really nice and very simila...

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30 kms from Mumbai city limits

Panvel an important city in Raigad district of Maharashtra, in Konkan Division situated on the banks of Panvel Creek and is surrounded by mountains from 2 sides.

Panvel is about 300 years old, developed around trade routes (both land and sea), during the Mughal rule and hence after by the Marathas, British and the Portuguese. Once upon a time Panvel was famous for its rice market. Panvel is situated on the banks of Panvel Creek. It is also Sorrounded By Mountains From 2 sides .

Panvel is the largest and most populated city in Raigad district. The city is the headquarters ...

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Pawna Lake
100 kms from Mumbai city limits

Located around 15km from Lonavala, the Pawana Lake is one of the least explored artificial lakes in the vicinity of Pune. Nestled amidst the scenic locales of Kamshet, this lake came into existence after the construction of the Pawana Dam, and now it plays a scenic host for camping, picnics and sightseeing. Locaated around 120km from Mumbai.

Pawna is one of the largest lakes in the Maharashtra Lake District. The Sahyadri Moutains surrounding the lake are part of the second oldest mountain range in the world. Located near Pune City (60 minutes) as well as the town in the mountains, L...

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90 kms from Mumbai city limits

Rajmachi (Udhewadi) is a small village in the rugged mountains of Sahyadri in India. The fortification at Rajmachi consists of two forts , namely Shrivardhan fort and Manaranjan Fort. Rajmachi Fort is a popular trekking destination.It is a very famous fort located near two famous hills of Maharashtra, Lonavala and Khanadala.

Historically, Rajmachi fort was a strategic fort to control Borghat which was a historical trade route. Rajmachi has quiet a lot of significance because of its vital position - keeping an eye on the Borghat, and the beauty that it offers has mesmerized the trekk...

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120 kms from Mumbai city limits

Revdanda is a village near Alibaug, 120 km away from Mumbai. A bridge now spans the creek and the whole stretch southward of Revdanda up to Murud-Janjira has now become accessible. Part of the town is situated within the premises of Revdanda fort, an old Portuguese fort.

The beauty of this place lies in the coconut and beetlenut plantations in this region. The plantations of coconut trees is called 'naralachi baag' or 'wadi' in Marathi language. The place is also famous for a species of aromatic flower called 'Bakuli'.Datta Mandir is located in the chaul part of Revdanda. It is the ...

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Sanjay Gandhi National Park (SGNP), previously Borivali National Park,is a large protected area in the northern part of Mumbai at around 21km from the cenre of the city. It encompasses an area of 104 km2 (40 sq mi) and is surrounded on three sides by India's most populous city.

It is notable as one of the major national parks existing within a metropolis limit and is one of the most visited parks in the world. Tourists also enjoy visiting the 2400-year-old Kanheri caves sculpted out of the rocky cliffs which lie within the park. The park was named 'Krishnagiri National Park' in the ...

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Saputara Hill Station
250 kms from Mumbai city limits

Saputara is a beautiful and a densely wooded only hill station town situated in the Dang district of southern tip of Gujarat about 250 km from Mumbai. This hill station in the Sahyadri range is at an altitude of about 1,000 metres.

Saputara has been constructed as a well planned hill station having all necessary serviceableness like hotels, boating parks, swimming pools, club, ropeways, theaters and a museum providing the tourists an delightful vacation in the coziness of the hill station. Saputara means the 'Abode of Serpents' and has a shrine to serpent god on the banks of river ...

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The Shree Siddhivinayak Ganapati Mandir is a Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shri Ganesh, a two-century-old Temple that fulfills the desires of the worshipers. It is located in Prabhadevi, Mumbai. It was originally built by Laxman Vithu and Deubai Patil on 19 November 1801. It is one of the richest temples in Mumbai.
The temple has a small mandap with the shrine for Siddhi Vinayak (Ganesha who grants your wish). The wooden doors to the sanctum are carved with images of the Ashtavinayak. The inner roof of the sanctum is plated with gold, and the central statue is of Ganesha. In the peripher...