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Not Without BAE: Escape The Mundane This V-Day With These Places Near Mumbai

If you're looking at taking a break from your routine life and the concrete jungle, and spend some quality time with your better half, we've compiled a list of quick getaways near Mumbai that you might want to check out. 

Scale The Korigad Fort

If you both are adventure seekers and want to skip hotel stays, then maybe climb a fort together. Korigad is a beautiful hill fort, located only 20 kilometres away from Lonavala near Aamby Valley. You can visit the fort at any time of the year for one-day treks.

What Makes It Awesome: The journey and the trek are de-stressing, and the view on your way and at the end of the trek is breathtaking. You've got to do this at least once, if you haven't already! 

Difficulty Level: Easy to Medium

Stay At Basho Bougainvillea Resort, Mulshi

Four-poster beds, an indoor swimming pool, and a view to die for. Can't get perfect than this, can it? If you're looking for a place for an ideal getaway with your partner, you must check out Basho Bougainvillea Resort in Mulshi.

What Makes It Awesome: Offering a variety of accommodation options-cottages, tents and pool villas, each kind comes with a splendid view of the Mulshi lake.

Shell Out: INR 3,000 onward

When In Mulshi: Obviously, you must visit the Mulshi dam. 

Resorts

Bougainvillea Resort

Plot 22/9 & 10, Tamhini Ghat Road, Ganesh Nagar, Mulshi, Maharashtra

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Bookmark The Brook At Khanna's, Karjat

Located in the scenic countryside of Karjat, in a tiny village called Vaijanath en route to the Tata Power Plant, is The Brook - a private property built on an acre of land overlooking the Western Ghats on its one end, while touching a perennial, flowing river on the other.

What Makes It Awesome: It perfect for escaping all the hustle and bustle of Mumbai, considering its at a private, pretty secluded location.

Shell Out: INR 2,500 onward

When In Karjat: Visit the Kondana caves, the blackwaters of Pali Bhutiwali dam, or the Bhor Ghat

Homestays

The Brook At Khanna's

Tata Power Plant Road, Village Vaijanath, Karjat, Maharashtra

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Get Enthralled By The Bhaja Caves In Lonavala

In case you both are history buffs, this one's a must, and its not even too far away from the city. Cradled in the lap of nature, shaped by the hills themselves, rest the Bhaja Caves.

What Makes It Awesome: These are a set of 22 rock-cut caves, carved right out of the hills, comprise multiple stupas, and are one of the most important Buddhist sites in Maharashtra.

When In Bhaja: Don't forget to get photos for your Instagram (the structure's really pretty) or maybe get a couple-photoshoot done, if you're the kind who likes the idea of it. 

Tourist Attractions

Bhaja Caves

Near Bhaja Village, Distt. Maval, Baje Caves Road, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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    Spend A Lavish Time At Le Farm In Lonavala

    A six-room property built on 15-acres of private mango farms at the backwaters of Vadivali lake, Le Farm likes to call itself a ‘modern, homely farm’. And they couldn’t be more correct about that. The property has modern design elements paired with homeliness. And obviously, there's a massive pool for you and BAE to have a private pool party for yourself, and call your other couple friends for a bigger celebration. 

    Shell Out: INR 39,000 onward (per night) for 12 adults on weekdays

    P.S: Located in Lonavala, it is literally the easiest place to get to. You can take a train, hop onto a bus or just drive down. 

    When In Lonavala: How about some maggi and kanda bhajiya at Tiger Point with the better half?

    Homestays

    Le Farm

    Near Somvadi Dam, Tal. Maval, Distt. Pune, Lonavala, Maharashtra

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    Grab Your Tribe To Glenogle Bungalow In Mahabaleshwar

    A Scottish bungalow that can house up to 15 people, Glenogle Bungalow is a charming estate nestled in the valley. 6,000 sq. ft. of living area with 5 luxurious bedrooms is the best we can describe it. So if you're a couple that likes to have all your close friends around to celebrate the day of love, book this one! 

    What Makes It Awesome: They also have a private forest to wander into. Quite trippy, if you ask us! 

    Shell Out: INR 6,000 (per room, per couple) onward

    When In Mahabaleshwar: Don't forget to have some strawberry cream, guys!

    Homestays

    Glenogle Bungalow

    Sassoon Road, Distt. Satara, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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