Planning another weekend on your regular couch, munching that same old sandwich and shuffling through the boring channels on the TV? Change it up this time! How about a weekend trip with your favourite PJs and your gang of troublesome yet lovable mates or your cutie pie? Rightstay brings you this cheat-sheet with 5 best weekend getaways that are convenient for both, Mumbaikars and Punekars!

 1. Lonavala-Khandala:

Distance from Pune: 70.1 Km

Distance from Mumbai: 93.3 Km

Excites: Lovebirds and nature fanatics

Best Time to Visit: July to October

Where to stay: Check out this 4 BHK villa for a perfect vacation

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Go gaga over the beauty of these twin hill stations. The sausage-shaped hills, artificial Pawna Lake and ruins of Tung and Tikona Fort are some mandatory visit places here, but the lip-smacking Chikki is surely you shouldn’t miss out on. Just like Aamir Khan wooed Rani Mukherjee by asking her “Aati kya Khandala?” do the same with your loved one and leave for this place instantly.

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 2. Mahabaleshwar

Distance from Pune:  121 Km

Distance from Mumbai: 264 Km

Excites: Group of buddies

Best Time to Visit: March to June

Where to stay: Opt for this regal bungalow

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Known as the summer capital of the Bombay province during British Raj, this gorgeous hill station is worth a visit due to its multiple attractions. Go for a boat ride in Venna Lake, trekking in Babington Point and explore the divine Panchganga Mandir. Visit in summers, as this hill station virtually shuts down during monsoon.

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3. Karjat

Distance from Pune:  105.5 Km (approx.)

Distance from Mumbai: 62.3 Km (approx.)

Excites: Adventure junkies and group of buddies

Best Time to Visit: June to September

Where to stay: How about this lavish villa? 

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A good alternative when Mahabaleshwar is shut down, Karjat opens its gate for the wanderers and travel hearts. Experience trekking to the ancient Buddist Kondana Caves or go for rafting in the Ulhas River. If trekking and rafting do not excite you then simply find a cosy spot and admire this picturesque destination.

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4. Kamshet

Distance from Pune:  47.3 Km

Distance from Mumbai: 101.7 Km

Excites: Group of buddies and adventure junkies

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Where to stay: Book a stay in this chic bungalow near Kamshet

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Known as ‘Paraglider’s Paradise’, Kamshet is your chance to fly high against the gravity. Experience some hardcore paragliding in Kondeshwar, which is just 20 km away from here. Apart from paragliding, visit other spots like Kondeshwar Temple, Bhairi Caves and Bhandar Dongar. With these sports activities and splendid sunset, this place steals the heart of adventure and nature lovers.

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 5. Matheran

Distance from Pune:  123.5 Km

Distance from Mumbai: 80.3 Km

Excites: Peace-seekers, couples and group of buddies

Best Time to Visit: October to May

Where to stay: Rest with your friends in this heritage bungalow

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If peace is your priority, then the tranquil town of Matheran is where you need to be. Flaunting the old-world charm of the British and Parsi homes, you get a stunning view of Ghats too. Also, get playful with your buddies in various picnic spots here. Relive your childhood by opting for a two-hour toy train ride from Neral to Matheran.

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So pack your bags and hit the road!