Navi Mumbai is a city in Navi Mumbai Tehsil, located in Raigad District of Maharashtra. It comes under the Konkan region. District headquarters Alibag is 51 km away. Navi Mumbai is the largest planned township developed in 1972 in Mumbai. It is surrounded by Panvel Taluka, Mumbai Taluka, Uran Taluka and Thane Taluka. The stunning views make this a major tourist destination.
Places to Stay
There are so many hotels and accommodations nearby Navi Mumbai. Some of them include Apex Hotel (Tariff – Rs. 800), Hotel Sarveshwar (Tariff – Rs. 1000), Hotel Swastik (Tariff – Rs. 500 to Rs. 1000), Hotel Ashoka (Tariff – Rs. 1000).
Marathi is the local language here. However Hindi and English are also known here by locals.
Navaratri is the major festival celebrated for nine nights on late September and early October every year.
Places of Interest
Nearby attractions are D Y Patil Stadium, Kharghar Hills (4 km from Navi Mumbai), Wonder Park, Tikuji-ni- Wadi (28 km), Millennium Business Park, Belapur Fort, Karnala (24 km), Palm Beach Marg, Durshet (30 km), Matheran (31 km), Panvel (12 km), Uran (19 km)
How to Get There
Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport is the nearest airport located 17 km from Navi Mumbai.
Nerul Railway Station (1 km) and Jui Nagar Rail Way Station (3 km) are the nearest.
Navi Mumbai has well connected road network to other major cities of the country. The NH4 passes through Kalamboli and Navi Mumbai. Some of the best private travels who run buses to Navi Mumbai are Khanna Travels, RK Tours & Travels, Akbar Travels, Sumeet Travels. Booking a bus ticket has never been easier as you can book through your mobile as well.
Mahabaleshwar, a city in Maharashtra’s Satara district, was once the summer capital of the Bombay province during the time of the British rule. This region along the evergreen forests of the Western Ghats is a perfect getaway for those who just want to relax and unwind. Mahabaleshwar consists of three areas, namely Malcolm Peth, Old Mahabaleshwar and a little part of Shindola village. The best time to visit this locality is between October and June.
Budget Hotels in Mahabaleshwar
Mahabaleshwar provides good budget hotels. Some of these hotels are Mulberry Inn (Tariff – Rs.1,000) and Hotel Vyankatesh (Tariff – Rs.799).
The languages spoken in Mahabaleshwar are Marathi and Satara.
Events in Mahabaleshwar
The most celebrated festivals in Mahabaleshwar are Maha Shivratri celebrated in February, Gudi Padva in March, Ganesh Chaturthi in September and Diwali in October-November.
Places to See in Mahabaleshwar
There are many places of interest in Mahabaleshwar. These include Dhobi Waterfall (3 km), Venna Lake (5 km), Lingmala Waterfall (5 km), Wilson Point and Chinaman Waterfall which are a kilometer away from Mahabaleshwar.
How to Get There
The nearest airport, Pune Airport, is 167 km away from Mahabaleshwar.
There is no railway station in Mahabaleshwar. Diwan Khavati Railway Station, which is the nearest railway station, is located 64 km away from this city.
Being a popular tourist destination, there are many state-run and private buses that run to and fro. There are private bus operators such as Supreme Travels, Shiv Holiday Travels and Paulo Travels that provide Volvo A/C buses to Mahabaleshwar. If you are booking bus tickets for your journey, book online and travel without any tension.