Come weekend and whole of the country will be submerged in myriad of colors, as the festival of Holi appears. But, there would be still many who might not be celebrating the festival of colors because if their own personal reasons. If you’re one of them, them here are some fantastic places that you can check out this festive weekend from the city of Nasik.
Mumbai - The maximum city is the most populous city of the country and after Delhi one of the most visited tourist places too. As they say that Mumbai is a city never sleeps, you’ll find all sort of activities in the city to indulge in. If you’re planning to spend a long weekend in the city, then you won’t be disappointed for sure. From a tour to the magical film city to shopping at the amazing flea markets like Fashion Street and from taking a long evening stroll by the Marine Drive to hanging out late at night at one of hippest pubs, Mumbai offers a captivating tour to the tourists. If you’re planning the city and have a typical ‘Mumbaiya’ holi, then opting for a cheap Mumbai to Nasik taxi service could be a great idea.
Matheran - Another amazing hill station in the state of Maharashtra, Matheran has a very small radius to explore. At an elevation of more than 2600 feet, this wonderful hill station is located in the green slopes of the Western Ghats. The town is quite close to other major cities like Mumbai and Pune and thus is a preferable choice to spend a peaceful weekend. The Charlotte Lake is one of the popular attraction of the hill station and is a great picnic spot. With densely covered pathways, it is great for going on romantic strolls with your partner. Matheran has a thick forest cover which is home to several types of flora and fauna, thus a great spot for nature lovers to explore.
Malshej Ghat - Another popular mountain pass located in the Western Ghats near the city of Pune is a well known tourist spot. Located at an altitude of more than 700 meters above sea level, Malshej Ghat will definitely mesmerize you with its salubrious and pleasurable climate. There are several lakes and rocky terrains in the hill station which makes it a great place to spend weekends for nature lovers, trekkers and adventure seekers. With several waterfall sprouting from the valley just above the highways, you can easily take a stopover and experience sheer bliss of nature.
Elephanta Caves - Labeled as a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO, the Elephanta Caves is a great place for the history buffs to spend their weekend. Located at a small islet off the coast of Mumbai, the place was first explored by the Portuguese and if you follow the historians, the islets are still inhibited by the indigenous tribes. The caves are intricately designed with sculptures of Hindu Gods and Goddesses, and some even believe that the several chambers in these caves served as the stays for the Buddhist saints who travelled far and wide.
So, if you’re planning to take a long weekend break, then these amazing places should definitely be mentioned in your Nasik travel guide.