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Old 21st March 2005, 17:57   #16
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the best weekend getaway is drive from start from mumbai at 3am on a friday morning and hit the pune bangalore highway to reach dharwad at around noon.
urn right and u have the most beautiful sight ahead of u--the hubli bypass and after sometime u reach the ankola road.
just floor ur accelerator on this road and after 2-3 hours ,you are in karwar.
you can spend the whole of saturday on the beautiful beaches around karwar.
and then on sunday start for mumbai at around 7 am .but this time, take the Nh17 via goa.
it should take around 14 hours to reach mumbai.

this will be the best weekend getaway.

the bangalore guys have a lot of options.u could start from bangalore and reach mangalore through the NH4,and then reach hubli and take a left for the Nh63.at ankola take another left for mangalore on the superb nh17.
after spending a day in mangalore,u can then do the mangalore-bangalore drive on the nh48.
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Old 10th February 2006, 10:52   #17
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Default suggestions for weekend getaway !!! ( mumbai)

i am planning to drive out of mumbai on sunday afternoon on the occasion of my first anniversay and will be returning back on monday evening.

Need suggestions/feedback on some likely places around mumbai for an overnite stay. Any info on directions, (weekday)tariff rates would also help.

Have Lonavla or Rishi resort ( panvel) on my mind however don't have any first hand info on these places...

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Old 10th February 2006, 23:52   #18
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u can go to ganpatiphule ,or harihareshwar on teh Nh17 ...
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Old 11th February 2006, 12:11   #19
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Alibag/Khim can be done too and you dont have to drive.
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Murud is a decent option too
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Old 11th February 2006, 16:37   #21
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manor.silent hills resort makes a real nice romantic getaway
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Old 11th February 2006, 17:45   #22
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ganpatipulle if you dont mind a long drive.roads are great which makes driving down pleasurable.murud is good too but the last time i went roads were narrow and you cant do speeds in excess of 80 Kays.otherwise the beach is good clean and perfect.

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bhandardara is also a good option...arnd 120 kms from mumbai.....a good days outing...

oh realised after posting that the sunday which u were thinking is already gone...

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Jawahar is a nice off the beaten track place which is at an elavation. You can take the Ahemdabad highway till Manor and take a right turn to Jawahar via vada. Not so crowded or expensive like lonavala. Dahisar Jawahar diatance is not more than 150kms.
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Old 17th April 2006, 15:52   #25
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Your anniversary trip must have been over long back.
But in case u, or anyone else needs any options u could visit this page


Check out all the options.
After selecting, try & go to the actual website of the resort so that u could avoid paying a comission to nivalink
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Old 13th April 2008, 20:49   #26
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Default Weeken Getaways Mumbai - Pls share

Dear MUM Bhpians ,

I have been a avid traveller and follow the outlook weekend guide a bible for this . I urge and seek fellow bhpians to share their hidden knowledge of good and great getaways for all like minded people to explore.

My inputs :

Lonavala - Tiger point.
Murud janjira , Kashid
Alibaug - kihim
Raigad fort

I can share details of my past visits incase any one is in need of some information ..

So open your explored diary for all to benefit .

Regards.. kat
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Old 14th April 2008, 13:23   #27
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Originally Posted by cream View Post
hi all,

i was searching for a thread that started recently that was 'suggestions for team bhp by bhpians...' around the 1st anniversary. but couldn't find it - hence this new thread.

we all like to take our cars outside the city - to across town and country and enjoy drives and scenic routes...that's one of the most important points of buying a car - the pleasure of a long drive.

why don't we start a new topic called (or something like) 'weekend getaways' or 'trips out of town' so that bhpians can post their experiences on trips out of town - in a systematic way. this will help all of us to take that elusive route down into the countryside for the weekend or any other occassion.

this must include the route taken, time taken, apprx kms, stopovers, petrol pumps, cost of accomodations/hotels/lodges, things to see, tips etc...

i know i needed this when i took my 2nd weekend getaway on sunday - to kelva beach - 100kms from mumbai - i had to search the internet and finally got a wrong route! (left turn instead of right turn that was mentioned)
I agree to this suggestions , I too spend minutes / hours to know abot routes and hotels , eat out , beer chill zones before i start a new journey

We need a separate sub forum on this .. maybe zone it as easr west nort south for better acess .. I am on and ensure it is full with experiences with tips and virgin locations if find any ..

Dear all ,

I think i just posted what we all in head and just happy to see so many like minded bhpians responding .

The book i was reffering to was Outlook 52 weekend Getaways from Mumbai , good book but do not get impressed by all written it may not be so wonderful for few spots , but very informative ..

For resorts / hotels visit Nivalink Consultancy Services - Event Manager - Travel Planner - Weekend Getaways , choose the hotel and do a separate search on google and book the hotel directly as you may get discounts / bargain deals .

Lets us start a new column Getaways as suggested earlier ..

Regards.. Kat

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Default A short drive destination

My family and I make a trip each year, this year too we're planning something in the 1st week of may. Need suggestions for a destination that isn't too far off (4 hrs of travel tops) with great roads to drive on.

Really want some good open road to take the speedo all the way up to like a 140-150 range.
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there's another book by Milind Gunaji.. which focusses on the lesser known places in Maharashtra...
Could you please help with the name of the Miling Gunaji book? Already have the Outlook 52 weekend getaways...
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Default Mumbai weekend getaways: <4hrs driving distance

Hello everyone,
This is my first monsoon in Mumbai and I am itching to check out places around Mumbai. Given my nature my work, I get visibility on how my weekend is going to look like only towards Thur / Fri. So ideally looking for places that do not require a lot of prior prep to get to - sort of within 3-4 hrs driving distance.

I know of a few like Mulshi dam and Sinhgadh Fort near Pune and of course the touristy Matheran. But would love to know of more such places in the Ghats. I have also heard that Igatpuri is a good place to go to in the monsoons. Has anyone been there? How is it? Info or reviews on Igatpuri are very scant on the internet.

Thanks in advance!
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