Weekend Getaways Near The City: 8 Best Retreats That Are Under 4 Hours Away

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We all deserve a vacation from the monotonous city life every now and then. Fortunately, Mumbai is surrounded by numerous hill stations and natural havens. We have thus picked places where you can renew and rekindle your passion of travel at the retreat choices available. Here is a list of the top accommodations from Lonavala to Matheran that you may choose from for a relaxing getaway!

Radha Heritage Cottage, Matheran

Nestled in the midst of Matheran's greenery, Radha Cottage is a beautiful getaway. The cottage comes with stunning forest views and is surrounded by trails for the outdoor lover. Accommodation options include duplex luxury cottages, heritage rooms, forest view heritage suites, honeymoon designer rooms, superior forest view rooms, and premium garden cottages.

What Makes It Awesome: Surrounded by nature, this getaway is the ideal escape for the nature lover and great for couples too.

Tariff Per Night: INR 7,299 upwards for double occupancy + taxes

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Della Resorts, Lonavala

Adrenaline junkies, this one’s for you! Hugging the clouds, Della Adventure Resort is a getaway for those looking to relax their senses. They also have an Adventure Park with a Swoop Swing, Fying Fox, Rocket Ejector, Motocross dirt bike riding, Aqua Zorb, Buggy Ride, Paint Ball shooting range and Bungee Trampoline. 

What Makes It Awesome: Diversity in cuisines, 24 hours services including health and spas, military-themed glamping resorts. 

Tariff Per Night: INR 15,500 upwards for double occupancy + taxes

If you're looking for other options in Lonavala, check out this list.

Rumourss Sky Villa, Lonavala

Just a two-hour drive away from Mumbai, we are digging the countryside vibe of this resort, tucked away in the ghats of Lonavala. This eco-friendly resort has a unique design for its villas. 

What Makes It Awesome: The resort offers two types of villas-four sky villas and four earth villas. Sky villas are built on an elevated platform offering a panoramic view of the forests and ghats. Earth villas, on the other hand, are on the ground level, facing the swimming pool.  We love the wooden decor and the picturesque view of Tata Lake.

Tariff Per Night: INR 7,500 upwards for double occupancy + taxes

Pashaan Villa, Khopoli

Pashaan Villa is a beautiful 4 BHK villa with a luxurious living room that offers a luxurious stay in Khopoli. The bedroom and living room are well-appointed with all the modern luxuries you'd need for a cosy and comfortable stay.

What Makes It Awesome: It's pristine lake view. Nestled in the side of a cliff, the split level villa comes with its own pool plus an alfresco courtyard. Highly recommended for that romantic retreat you've been planning.

What's More: Heated swimming pool, indoor games, spa bathrooms.

Tariff Per Night: INR 1,46,400 (for twelve people and inclusive of all meals)

The Machan, Lonavala

The Machan is located in Jambulne, one of the 25 biological hotspots in the world. What we love about this resort is the ‘up in the air’ vibe of staying here.

What Makes It Awesome: The treehouses are secluded and beautifully done up with hardwood floors and large windows which allow for the fog to literally enter our room. The view is green as far as the eye can see, with not a manmade structure in sight. Heritage, Canopy, Forest, Jungle Sunset and Cabin are their treehouse options. 

What's More: Bug-free rooms, Ayurveda spa, yoga sessions. 

Tariff Per Night: INR 16,440 upwards for double occupancy + taxes

JenJon Lake Vaitarna Resort, Igatpuri

A gorgeous hill station in the Western Ghats, Igatpuri is a serene getaway that's an easy 3-hour drive from the city. For a weekend retreat in lush surrounds, head to JenJon Lake Vaitarna Resort, a property by the Igatpuri dam, which offers pretty Swiss chalets and glasshouses. 

What Makes It Awesome: There's plenty to do here from cycling, hiking tours, wine tasting tours and swimming.

Tariff Per Night: INR 3,699 upwards for double occupancy + taxes

Art Village, Karjat

Art Village in Karjat is a space that's geared towards supporting the artist community, though it is open to all who wish to take a break from city life and de-stress away from the chaos of Mumbai.

What Makes It Awesome: They have two-types of stay options including sun-dried earthen huts and we love that there's an Earth Cafe on site as well where you can enjoy your meals, plus a gallery space that showcases a new artist each month.

What's More: Opportunities for kayaking and other outdoor activities, art residencies, and an on-site cafe

Tariff Per Night: INR 7,500 for double occupancy + taxes

Peacock Life, Karjat

The iconic home decor store that was once an important fixture at Bandra has now shifted to Karjat, and they also offer a wonderful stay experience quite close to their store. Shabnam Gupta, a celebrated interior designer who’s also the founder, has created a very bohemian,  but also bougie space that often gets rented for shoots… Because it’s just that pretty!

What Makes It Awesome: The decor, the fact that there’s a store right next to you, and the food, which we hear is homely and delicious.

Tariff Per Night: INR 12,000

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