Apart from Mumbai and Pune, tier-2 cities like Nashik are fast gaining popularity because of their wonderful climate all round the year, great soil felicitating vegetation of citrus plants and the other amazing places nearby. For the people living in and around, these tourist places serve as a refreshing outing. Taking a Mumbai to Nashik taxi should be the first thing you need to do in order to explore these places. Read more about them here.
Saputara – A small hill station in Gujarat, it takes a drive of about 2 hours to reach this amazing hill station. Saputara is home to some fascinating drives through the woods and by the rivers, which are really splendid. Take off to Saputara to Nashik from Mumbai and then via Dindori and Vani, travelling for around 250 kilometres. Accommodation wise, Gujarat tourism has several resorts and even private villas to take in Saputara. A walk at the wee hours to the sunset point will introduce to a fascinating view of the rising and the setting sun. Saputara is also home to Gira waterfalls, which will surely be loved by nature enthusiasts. You can ask the same Mumbai to Nashik taxi service provider to reach the hill station.
Malshej Ghat and beyond – With its mist-clad mountains and the endless count of waterfalls, Malshej Ghat is a massively popular monsoon weekend escape near Nashik. People from Nashik travel frequently to Malshej Ghat via Kalyan for a weekend excursion or a day trip. If interested, you can also take the Mumbai-Pune expressway and take a left at Wadgaon to Chakan and move to Junnar and Narayangaon. Stay at Junnar, spend some time at the Shivneri fort. Leave early in the morning and go to Lenyadri and then to Malshej Ghat. If you love photography, the drive from Junnar to Malshej ghat is just amazing. Laze around the area and reach Nashik by late evening.
Harihareshwar – Harihareshwar is a small coastal town between Alibaug and Murud. A 6 hours drive would take you to this enchanting place. You can visit Murud first, and find some place to stay. There are some fine MTDC resorts in the town and few private homestays as well. It might get overcrowded on weekends, though the beach is clean. A better alternative might be to continue on the exact same day to explore the attractions of Harihareshwar.
Igatpuri – Igatpuri is also a well known and popular weekend destination near Nashik. Nevertheless, for the joy of driving (especially during the monsoon), you can take this long route to enjoy the best of nature. On your way, you’ll pass through Jawahar, which is another fascinating place. Either stay with some local sightseeing group at Jawahar or head to Igatpuri. Igatpuri also has some alternatives to stay. While making the return journey, you can take the route via Thane, Kalyan, and Shahapur.
Guhagar – Another fantastic places to visit around Nashik, Guhagar is a coastal town located in the Ratnagiri district of Maharashtra. The shores in the town are super clean with few resorts at the hilltops offering a surreal view of the entire region. There are few villages nearby and most of the villagers will easily guide you through the area.
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