Go here for: Weekend Breaks, Hills
The twin romantic getaways of Lonavala and Khandala need no introduction. Known as the Jewel of the Sahyadris, these hill stations have always been a hot favorite for movie makers and Mumbaikars alike. The cool climate and refreshingly fresh breezes can always soothe your body and mind alike. The calm and tranquil atmosphere works wonders and is sure to rejuvenate your spirit. These quiet towns receive their fair share of travelers during the summers, when families flock here for that much needed respite from the heat. There is much to eye and do here, including boating across the lake or trekking up to one of the several forts. Lonavala has thus been the much adored, abused, frequented, clichéd hill station since time immemorial. Plan a quick getaway in the summers for that rejuvenat + more about Lonavala
A wonderful place if you love greenery and tranquility. It is just 100 odd km from Mumbai and the the highway is butter smooth. When in Lonavala, don't miss Karla Caves, Bhushi Dam and a waterfall just 10 mins walk from the Bhushi Dam. Be careful at the Bhushi Dam as the stairs here are slippery. I saw a few people slipping. Better to wear slippers/floaters with good grip. Do carry a towel and clothes for change.
Kanda Vajia, Corn Vajia and boiled peanuts are a must try. Also, don't miss the Maganlal Chiki. You'll find many shops but don't get confused as I was for a while. But I was told they are franchisee.