Amazing places you can visit during the long weekend of Gandhi Jayanti 2017!

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This year was filled with long weekends and it is not done yet. There’s another long weekend coming up right around the corner. October 2nd, is the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, and the public holiday falls on Monday. So pack your bag and rush to one of these amazing destinations near Mumbai to get an escape from your hectic life.

Bhandardara

Located on the banks of River Pravara, Bhandardara is a hill station nestled in the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra. According to a legend, sage Agastya meditated here for a year. Pleased with his penance, gods blessed him with a stream of River Ganga, now known as River Pravara. Bhandardara is crisscrossed by trekking trails and dotted with forts.

The famous Mount Kalsubai, the highest peak in Maharashtra, is a favorite among trekkers. The trek to the 200-year-old Ratangad Fort is also popular as is the trek to sixth century Harishchandragad Fort. Blessed with lush greenery, Bhandardara is also a popular stopover for tourists travelling to Nashik and Shirdi.

Kolad

Kolad is to Maharashtra, what Rishikesh is to Uttarakhand, Ladakh to Jammu and Kashmir and Coorg to Karnataka. The place is among the best white water rafting destinations in Maharashtra. Known for its waterfalls and adventure activities, Kolad is situated in the Sahyadri mountain range in Raigad district of Maharashtra.

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