- By - Srishti Bajaj
- On - 2022-02-12
Mumbai: Indeed A City Of Dreams Inside-OUT!
Mumbai. The city that never sleeps. The land of dreamers and ecstatic nightlife, starlets, and millionaires. The town with residents following a run-of-mill routine that leaves them exhausted.
The energy of Mumbai and its people is bound to leave you awestruck. It is the city vibe that will leave you excited and overwhelmed both at the same time. More often than not, everyone needs a break from this city of dreams.
But where do these individuals find solace and seek respite?
Mumbai might be everything metropolitan, but it is surrounded by some of the most surreal landscapes and adventures.
From gliding through the sky to indulging in a cross-city adventure via the most sustainable form of transport, there is no dearth of experiences that you can be a part of when the need to run away from a thing called the monotony of life arises.
Below are a few of the common experiences that Mumbaikars like to indulge in. You can take note of your top choices and ensure you witness the glam city and surroundings just like a local.
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Hot Air Balloon Safari
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Transitioning your views from the towering skyscrapers to the vast land with fifty shades of green is certainly refreshing. A hot air balloon safari, somewhere in the cloudy and misty Sahyadri range in Lonavala, aims to offer just that.
A hot air balloon ride is a lot more than sitting in the basket and gliding through the sky. It is the perfect escape from the city noises and blowing horns and right into the open arms of silence and peace.
It is about immersing yourself in the majestic views as you cross over the cotton clouds, with the birds being your passersby, and the perfect landscape formed by nature wherever you look.
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If winds and heights are not your forte, worry not. Mumbai is a city that is sitting in close proximity to experiences that are simply for everyone.
One such experience - a vineyard tour. Paying a visit to a home-grown vineyard and learning everything about wine. You can even plan yourselves a winery hopping if one is not enough!
Head over to these vineyards to not only witness the beauty of symmetrically lined flora but also get a chance to taste some of the freshly brewed wines. Learn about the entire manufacturing process and get hold of the art of holding your wine glasses when you visit the vineyard.
To add to an experience is the grape stomping activity where you crush the fruit kept in a wooden tub. It will surely take you down a memory lane when you used to play around the puddles as a kid.
Fratelli Vineyards, Sula Vineyars, Grover Zampa Vineyards, and York Winery are a few top leaders that you can choose from.
Waterfall Rock Climbing
Rock climbing is an adventure sport that certainly knows how to challenge you physically. Now, add water to the entire experience. Water rock climbing is 10x more exciting and thrilling.
This extraordinary experience will help you leave your comfort zone like none other. Just image trying to climb up a mountain with the water falling against you. The odds are hardly in your favour. You are already fighting against gravity. And there’s water as an additional hurdle.
The sheer amazement that this sport brings cannot simply be described in the words that will do justice to it.
If you are looking to challenge your comfort zone as you get through another week of hard work, water-rock climbing is your answer.
You can try this out in the hill village of Lavasa.
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One of the most common trips from Mumbai, especially for the Gen Z is the beach capital of our country, Goa. How about you add the touch of twist and thrill to it?
Take out around eight days from your busy lives and indulge in an experience that is sure to help you make memories of your lifetime. Use these eight days to take a ride along the most scenic coastal stretches across the globe on the most sustainable form of transport - a bicycle.
This cycling expedition will help you immerse yourself and explore the diverse cultural heritage and the plenty of timeless architectural pieces that you often miss out on.
Find yourself lost in the natural beauty of the five districts that are covered in the two states over this cycling expedition.
Do this and come out as a new individual with splendid tales to tell.
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Strolling in the middle of a jungle with towering trees covering the surrounding, sunlight peeking through the gaps in the leaves, and the fading sounds of birds chirping falling into the ears is perhaps a great way to escape the monotony of metropolitan life.
Mumbai might offer experiences that are perfect for city dwellers. But if you are in search of ways to unfold the mysteries of mother nature, you won’t really have to go too far from the city.
Take a trip to Lonavala to hike through the forests and soak in the refreshing winds that breeze through your hair. The shades of green will leave you overwhelmed and in awe of the wonders of mother nature.
Tiger’s Leap in Lonavala, Kanheri Caves Trail in Borivali, Chnchoti Trail in Vasai, and Peb Train in Neral are just a few of the many hikes that you can take.
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The glittering and zestful energy of Mumbai city can often get a little too difficult to handle. The places that are sitting around Mumbai have some of the most extravagant experiences hidden are bound to help you escape the city blues.