Wednesday, October 12, 2016
As exciting as life in a fast-paced city can be, constant work pressures do get to people. So, instead of adding days to your life, add life to your days by taking a little break.
Spend a weekend in Navi Mumbai, away from the bustling crowded city, and explore the hills, waterfalls, lakes, gardens and other places. A planned urban township, off the west coast of Mumbai, the town boasts of clean wide roads, beautiful architecture, and widespread greenery. Thanks to the rapid urbanisation, many upscale hotels in Navi Mumbai have come up for those planning a visit to the city.
Here are seven places in Navi Mumbai that will soothe your wandering soul.
Witness the absolute glory and sheer beauty of the Pandavkada Falls. The 107-metre-high, plunging’ waterfall lies in Kharghar. Named after the folklore of the Pandavas, it is a popular picnic spot in Navi Mumbai among residents and tourists. Pack snacks, leave early in the morning and enjoy breakfast by the waterfall. Wear comfortable walking shoes as the trek to the fall can be muddy.
A misty land bathed in emerald green, Kharghar Hills offers great panoramic views of the surrounding hills. Away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it is ideal for trek lovers. After the 12-kilometer trek, enjoy a picnic at the hilltop with friends and family, and take a dip in the nearby waterfall.
Start your day with a jog on the walking track around Koperkhairane Lake, and end the night back here with a leisurely stroll. The area also has a playground for children and a fountain, both ideal for kids to play and adults to relax.
Situated conveniently near Nerul railway station, Rock Garden is home to many exotic flowers, plants and birds. The spacious, 10-acre hilly garden features a lotus pond, rock sculptures of animals, and artificial water streams. Children will be fascinated by the artificial cave, zodiac and constellation structures, and enjoy rides on the mini train.
Nestled on the foothills of Sahyadri Hills and spread over 8 acres of land, ISKCON’s Sri Sri Radha Madanmohanji Temple is a peaceful and spiritual place. The temple has multiple prayers occurring through the day which you can attend and be a part of. You can also visit the Museum of Vaishnava Saints and the Bhaktivedanta Library within the temple premises.
Rejuvenate your senses by visiting Utsav Chowk in Navi Mumbai. With a breath-taking view of Kharghar Hills, the structure is built in the ancient Roman architectural style. There is plenty of open green space and food stalls. A majestic fountain at the centre adds to its allure.
Treat your eyes to a seaside sunset view at Sagar Vihar. Popularly known as the Marine Drive of Navi Mumbai and Vashi Mini Seashore, the adjacent garden with a jogging track is perfect for a relaxed evening.
Book a comfortable stay at the Fortune hotel in Navi Mumbai and find inner peace away from the hectic schedules of city life.