People like me in Mumbai are always looking for excuses and opportunities to just pack the bags and rush into the lap of nature where one can find peace. Of course, after a week of hectic lifestyle, horrible local train commuting experiences and pathetic treatment from a nagging boss or senior employee what else do you really need? This time I decided to head in a different direction towards Gujarat where you will find some really good monsoon destinations. Saputara is not too far from Mumbai, it’s around 250 kilometers, so if you take off early morning you have entire day to explore the beauty of nature that is offers.
New Delhi is nothing less than chaos during the monsoon season with all that traffic jams and floods that occur in the low lying areas, but I think that is not exactly what Delhi has to offer to its residents and all the people that visit the capital city during the rainy season. I believe every city in the world is very much like that especially in India where people from various small towns and villages land up in metro cities like Mumbai and Delhi for work and to earn their livelihood and on top of it the poor civic administration that does very little to resolve city’s complex problems. Well, I am not here to talk on social and political issues but instead I would like to highlight some great monsoon weekend getaways that are near New Delhi that can help my readers to get out of this urban cacophony and all the stress that they build up during the week.
Life in Mumbai is cruel and unforgiving. I know it because I was born here and I know how complicated things can become with time. The elite class of Mumbai always have better destinations and places in Mumbai where they can hangout and spend money to relax and spend good time with their friends and family, but what about the middle class population like me that contributes a large portion of the city’s population. People like me who work 9 to 5 and travel in suburban local trains that can squeeze out every ounce of your life need some weekend getaways from Mumbai. These destinations and places around Mumbai can offer a day to unwind and feel better and spend some quality time with family and friends so that we can recharge ourselves and add some memorable and valuable moments in life that we can cherish for lifetime, before we get lost in the hard competitive race of life. Below I have focused on five top and best weekend getaways from Mumbai that never really get the kind of popularity they deserve. Something offbeat.