Weekend Breaks from Mumbai (2nd Edition Updated With The Latest info on Hotles, Tariffs, Fares, Routes..)

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Item Code: NAD217
Author: Amit Mahajan
Publisher: Outlook Publishing Pvt. Ltd.
Edition: 2011
ISBN: 9788189449322
Pages: 475 (Throughout in Color Illustrations)
Cover: Paperback
Other Details 8.5 inch x 5.5 inch
Weight 500 gm
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Book Description
Back of the Book

Tired of seating it out in Mumbai? Need a quick shot of relaxation and rejuvenation before you can pore over the excel sheets again? Here’s your definitive quide to weekend trips from Mumbai. And, there’s a huge variety to choose from:

• solitary as well as happening beaches along the Knakn Ciast (Alibaug, Murud, Harnai, Vengurla…) and Goa (Mandrem, Anjuna, Calangute, Verlsao…)

• Cool hill towns in the Sahyadris (Lonavla, Panchagani. Matheran…)

• Amazing Maratha forts (Kolaba, Janjira…)

• The unique taste of Malvan cuisine (Kunkeshwar, Tarkarli..)

•A peek into Parsi history (Udvada, Bordi)

•For adventure enthusiasts, their’s trekking, water sports, paragliding, road jhourneys..

Also our regular updated information for each destination: How to reach, where to stay and eat, tourist officers, en route halts for meals and too breaks. Plus, an access chart and a train reckoner.

About the Author

Here is the Second Edition of our bestselling Weekend Breaks from Mumbai. The engine that is said to drive India’s economy, every so often, ought to have a break. Especially since the drivers are Mumbaikar’s. While they are usually too busy being managers and workers and financiers, if they just looked at what lies around Mumbai they might slow down!

Mumbai is bestowed with an unmatched geography that surrounds it with carpeted hills and lines the neighboring coast with golden beaches. If you extend your horizons beyond Karat and Candela, the magic of the Shards runs far and wide offering astonishing greenery and atmospheric forts. Down from the bills, on the Arabian Sea coast you have beaches, fishing villages and even backwaters. For those interested in heritage, the Konkani Coast too is eloquent with Maratha and other forts. From the barely seen Masher Chat to the virgin beaches of Hernia, unseen Maharasbtra calls.

We have spent some time reassessing the first edition of our book, finding newer weekend getaway options and updating the old ones. We have seven sections in this book covering, besides Maharashtra, destinations in Goa, Gujarat, Daman and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

We hope we have done all the hard work for you. So here you have 52 irresistible reasons to take that Saturday off, and have a delicious gap in your schedule that doesn’t leave a hole in your pocket.


Central Konkan 19
Carnal Just Around the Corner 21
Alibaug A Walk on the Sea 24
Mandwa I Rewas 32
Kolad Country Road, Take Me Home 33
Nag thane 35
Kashid The Catcher by the Sea 36
Revdanda 40
Murud-Janjira Sunset Boulevard 42
Nandgaon 52
Raigad Follow the Leader 53
Mahad 56
Shrivardhan For Your Eyes Only 57
Diveagar I Dighi Beach 62
Harihareshwar Say a Little Prayer 63
Bagmandala 66
Harnai-Murud Twin Temptations 68
Burundi 72
Chiplun Break Free of Goa 74
Walavalkar Shivaji Museum Koyna Dam I 78
Marleshwar Temple
Guhagar The Sea of Stories 79
Velneshwar I Hedavi 81
North Konkan 83
Vajreshwari Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot 85
Paighar Not Just a Beach 90
Devkop I Manor 94
Sajan Sleepy Hollow 95
Jawhar May its Tribe Increase 97
Dadar- Kopral Dabdaba Falls 99
Boardi Sweet as a Chikoo 102
Gholvad: The Chikoo Bowl 104
Bahrot sot Caves 106
Dahanu Fort 108
South-East Of Mumbai 112
Karjat Two Roads to R&R 114
Peth Fort I Bhimashankar 117
Miatheran Points With a View 118
The Verandah in the Forest 125
Lonavla-Khandala Neverending Love Story 127
Kerala and Bhaja Caves 133
Durshet Tale of Two Beauties 135
Nugphani I Khandala Dan I Kalote 136
Knrnshet Like a Bird on the Wing 140
Bhandar Dongar 141
Pune Heartbeat of Maharashtra 152
Singhagad 154
Muhabaleshwar Strawberry Fields Forever 158
Pratapgad I Tapola 160
Panchgani Back to School 164
Wai 165
Panhala Memoirs of a Fort 170
The Masai Tablelands 171
Dajipur Sanctuary of Surprises 172
Radhanagari Wildlife Sanctuary 173
North .East Of Mumbai 175
Malshej Ghat Up Where You Belong 177
Lenyadri Girijatmaka Temple 180
lgatpuri More Than Just a Junction 182
Vaitarna Dam 184
Khoda(a Wild As Wild Can Be 186
Suryamal 188
Bhandardara A High Peek at a Hole-In-One 190
Mt Kalsubal 194
Ratanwadi 195
Nashik A Sangam of Different Realities 198
Deolali I Nandur Madhmeshwar 204
Shirdi Blessed by Sal Baba 206
Shani Shingnapur 210
Ajanta-Ellora Ancient Art 211
Aurangabad 218
South Konkan 221
Ganapatipule Rhythm Divine 223
Malgund 226
Jaigarh 230
Ratnagiri The House of Green Mangoes 231
Pawas 237
Kunkeshwar Glowing n the Dark 238
Vijaydurg 245
Tarkarli Bkss on the Beach 248
Sindhudurg: The Iron Fort 254
Dhamapur Lake 255
Vengurla The Good Life 256
Redi Beach 260
Intently Beach I Sawantwadi 264
Amboli The One-Horse Town That Isn’t 265
Gujrat-daman-dadra 269
Silvassa culture Cocketail 271
Nargol 272
Khanvel Dudhni 274
Udvada Keeper of the Holy Flame 275
Saputara Dispatch from the Dangs 280
Waghai Ahwa 283
Vanil Udyog 284
Madhuban Resort & Spa The Aam Resort 285
Ahmedabad Manchester of the East 287
Sarkhej Rauza Kankaria Asarva Adakaj 289
Little Rannn of Kutch On the Rann 296
Daman In high Spirits 305
Goa 313
Arambol-Keri-Tiracol 315
Hippie Days Are Here Again
Mandrem-Morjim-Vagator 321
Turtles Love a Quite Beach
Anjuna Beach So Much to Rave About 327
Soilim 330
Calangute-Baga-Candolim 332
All Haik the Queen
Fort Aguada 337
Coco Beach and Nerul 342
Reis Magos and Queg de Velim
Panjim Poetry in Motion 345
Velsao to Betalbatim 360
Where the Fields Meet the Dunes
Arossim I Majorda I Utorda 362
Around Mumbai
Quick Getaways Nearby
Uran 369
Neral I Ghodbunder 370
Murbad Vasai 371
Gorai-Manori-Utan 372
Weliness Breaks
Dr Modi’s in Karjat 376
Vipassana in lgatpuri 377
lyengar Yoga in Pune 378
Osho Resort in Pune 380
Nisargopchar in Pune 381
Kaivalyadhama in Lonavia 382
Specials 383
Conquering the Ghats 384
by André Morris
Singing in the Rain 388
by Manu Joseph
Sacred Maharashtra 390
by Lesley A Esteves
Keepers of the Holy Fire 392
by Shabnam Minwalla
The Deccan Odyssey 393
by Clement Augustine
The Indian Maharaja 394
by I Rnyna Jhaveri
Mumbai-Goa-Mumbai 400
by Ruchika Vyas
Mumbai-Panchgani-Mumbai 404
by Koushik Ramu and Vinod Sreedhar
Nashik Wine Circuit 408
by Janhavi Acharekar
Access At A Glance 12
Train Reckoner 14
How To Use This Book 16
Tourist Offices 416
Travel Agents 417
travel Helplines: Air, Rail and Road 418
En Route Halts 422
A ccommodation Listings 424
Go There For... 466
Reccommended Reading 468
Glossary 471
About the Authors 473
Routs Tourist Guids
About the Authors 20
Central Konkan North Konkan 84
South-East of Mumbai 110-111
North-East of Mumbai 176
South Konkani 222
Oimurat-Daman-Dadra... 270
Goa 314
Around Mumbai 368
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