Someone once said, to travel is to live, and haven’t we taken this quote a bit too seriously ladies? The number of times we have just felt like running into the woods and exploring.

These days traveling is not about going to see the mainstream tourist spots, clicking a picture, eating corn, and coming back. It is more about going to new places, exploring, and finding versions of yourself by getting lost in the wonders of nature. 

Today, we are going to take you through five such places in the city of dreams, Mumbai! We know you think that Mumbai is all about trains, metros, crowds, and rains. There is more to it and you will surely be thrilled by the end of the article! 

Pandavkada Falls

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A drive of around 20 minutes from Kharghar, this clean and green waterfall is all you need to see to make the worst of your days amazing. The water falls from a height of around 110 meters and pours itself into a tiny pond where it gets collected and makes the perfect space for tourists to take a dip! This is a place where you will enjoy irrespective of the company you choose to take along with you! The timings of the falls are 8 AM to 6 PM so go and have fun!  

Chota Kashmir

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A beautiful recreational area, perfect for a chill weekend. There is lush greenery, lake, paddle boats, and a sure shot guarantee of a great time! A perfect hideout spot far away from the loud honks and hustle of the city! Who knew the hustle and bustle of Mumbai hides Kashmir in its heart?

Banganga Tank 

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This beautiful water body is in the Malabar Hill area and is famous for its serenity. Very few people know the story behind the Banganga Tank. Long back, in the times of Ramayana, when Lord Rama was wandering in the forests searching for Lakshamana, he suddenly felt very thirsty. This is the exact location where Lakshmana shot an arrow at the ground instantly forming a tributary of the Ganges to appear. The name, Banganga, is derived from the word- ‘Baan’ which means arrow and Ganga. 

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Jogeshwari Caves

Located in the Mumbai suburbs, these caves were built as early as 520 CE. Not only do these caves look aesthetically appealing, but they have also been noted as the largest and the oldest major cave temple in India! The cave is also home to a murti of Lordess Jogeshwari, after whom the temple has been named. A perfect sport that is ideal for all mythology and architecture lovers! 

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Dahanu Beach 

Not exactly in the heart of the city, this beach is in true sense a hidden gem. While the entire city is crazy over Marine Drive and Juhu beach, this beach is definitely going to awaken the photographer in you! The beautiful sunset at the beach must definitely be on your travel list! 

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