Places around Mumbai – Picnic, Day trips, Drives, Weekend travel and more

Mumbai is known for its hectic life. However to ease out the weekend there are lots of places nearby. This acts as a relief from the busy schedule. These are classified into some broad categories depending on the interest of different people.

Picnic or Day trips
1. Esselworld
2. Gorai Beach
3. Juhu and Marine Drive Chowpatty Beaches
4. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
5. Hanging Garden & Kamala Nehru Park
6. Chota Kashmir - Aarey Colony
7. Elephanta Island
8. Malshej Ghat
9. Zenith waterfall , Khopoli
10.Sewri creek
11.Bhivpuri waterfall
12.Pavna Dam
13.Lohagad Fort
14.Tungareshwar
15.Chinchoti Falls

Weekend Breaks
1. Alibag
2. Murud-Janjira
3. Daman
4. Matheran
5. Mahabaleswar
6. Panchgani
7. Aurangabad
8. Ajanta-Ellora caves
9. Kihim-Versoli Beach
10.Kashid Beach
11.Khandala
12.Lonavala
13.Kaas Plateau
14.Thoseghar waterfalls
15.Pune
16.Karla Caves
17.Saputara

Leisure Trips or Treks - I have classified this separately since this might take more than just a weekend to visit these places.
1. Goa
2. Ratnagiri-Ganpatipoole
3. Shirdi
4. Nasik - Trimbakeshwar

Please suggest if there are any more and I will add up to this list.