Short on time, but high on the need for adventure and travel. Mentioned below are the most popular picnic spots Mumbai. These places guarantee a reliving getaway from your routine, while being budget friendly.
- Elephanta Caves
All it takes is just a ferry ride from Gateway of India to reach Elephanta caves in about an hour. Want to have fun with monkeys for a change; you’ve reached the right places. Its also home to seven ancient hand carved caves. The main cave has a stunning large intricately carved sculpture of Lord Shiva. What more, there’s a tourist train upto the caves.
2. Sanjay Gandhi National Park
Mumbai is not only about traffic and chaos, it also offers a 100 square kilometers of lush greenery right here at Borivali.
Number of activities can be done here including trekking, boating, toy train ride, tiger and lion safaris, recreational zone for kids and of course the Kanheri Caves.
Want to forget the world outside, why wait – head straight to Sanjay Gandhi National Park.
Do you miss everything about Goa? Rejoice! As Vasai has come to your rescue. Vasai was once a hub of all Portugal activities during the 17th century. Pristine beaches, Portugal heritage, coastal location, peaceful streets, the resorts and their water games all add to its charm.
4. Esselworld/Water Kingdom
Enjoy a trip to the beach, a boat ride and finally the dream picnic spot. Either choose between the two or you can shuffle between them during the picnic. Esselworld offers numerous rides for kids and of-course the heart stopping rides for adults. Including the oh so famous rain dance.
Water Kingdom offers various slides and pools for kids and adults alike.
Forget the Spa and Sauna’s, want to get all wet and pumped up, think no more, head straight to Esselworld / Water Kingdom.
A boat ride from Marve beach, takes you to Manori. Manori is home to numerous resorts for couples as well as family. Some of the resorts have water games, DJ’s on weekends. Situated amidst eye-soothing greenery, the atmosphere is calm & quiet. Its perfect to visit Manori island for a weekend stay too.
6. Shopping – Hopping in South Mumbai
Picnic doesn’t always mean resorts, beaches and food. Most Mumbaikars will agree that a day well spent on shopping is nothing less than a picnic. Fashion street and Colaba Causeway are the dream shopping hubs. From Ethnic to western, you can calm your shopping nerves here. Everything ranging from clothes to bags to shoes to accessories can be found here, that too moderately priced (of course you need to have good bargaining skills too).
These places are in Mumbai but if you can afford to travel outside Mumbai for more adventure, you can always head to Lavasa, Matheran, Lonavala, Karjat. Well, the list is endless.