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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The beautiful and modern city of Navi Mumbai, which lies to the north-east of Mumbai, is one of the very first planned cities of the country. While the initial idea behind the designing of this space was to reduce the pressures on Mumbai, today it has created an identity for itself. Not only is Navi Mumbai a stone’s throw away from Mumbai, but it also boasts of open spaces, wide roads and sophisticated developments, making it popular among residents.
Indulging the Shopper in You
Hotels in Navi Mumbai may be perfect for solo travellers to stay in, but it is the city of Mumbai that will serve as your one stop shop when seeking small trinkets and other gifts. With the renowned Colaba Causeway and Linking Road, you can splurge on souvenirs for everyone back home without emptying your bank account. Once you learn the art of bargaining and not give in to the pressure too soon, you will surely be able to get a big bang for a small buck. From artisanal home décor products to ethnic wear, the myriad of colours and products here will leave you feeling dizzy!
One Day Excursions and Exploring the Surrounding Lands
One of the best destinations to head to when staying at any of the hotels In Navi Mumbai is Manori Island. A 15-minute ferry ride from Malad will get you to the beautiful beaches of Manori. Alternatively, the Vasai Fort, a place which juxtaposes history with its recently found international fame in a popular music video, is an interesting place to visit especially if you enjoy photography. Though it can take 2 hours to reach Vasai Fort, it is an amazing place to spend the day revelling amongst nature and history.
Finding Adventure and Serenity
If you wish to embark on a more exciting journey, the Naneghat Pass in the district of Pune is the place to be. This renowned trade route of the past is today one of the best spots to trek to, for stargazing and photo ops.
The popular hill station of Matheran is also at proximity from Navi Mumbai. This is Asia’s only hill station that is completely free of automobiles. This means while a car, train or bus will get you close enough to the hill station, to access the actual hill you will need to get onto a horse or cart. This destination is a perfect getaway with its sunset points, quaint restaurants and adventure sports such as valley crossing.
Located at a convenient distance from a variety of other destinations, hotels in Navi Mumbai are the perfect choice for travellers seeking unique experiences. Since they are considerably affordable than those in the main city, they prove to be a great option for solo travellers as they can gain access to the same amenities without putting undue strain on their pockets.
With innumerable attractions and experiences spread around the city, Navi Mumbai should be a part of every solo traveller’s list!