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5 Offbeat destinations to celebrate around Mumbai to celebrate Christmas

Christmas is a matter of jubilation in itself and offers bagloads of relief from monotonous daily routine. So, make no more excuses, pack your bags and head off to one of the many offbeat destinations to visit near Mumbai. Want to know what your options are? Then read on!

1. Matheran- Matheran spells natural beauty in a distinct way. There are various spectacular spots and points that a tourist can visit. Panorama Point is famous among them. This is a place from where the visitor can view the rising sun. People come at Panorama Point before the dawn to capture the rising beauty. Apart from that, this place is a shopping paradise. Here, you can shop for leather items, especially Kolhapuri footwear and gift your loved ones with souvenirs like Chikki- a fudge made from peanut and jaggery, handicraft items, honey, etc.
2. Vaitarna Dam Backwaters-This dam is also popularly referred as Modak Sagar Dam. It is built across the Vaitarna river and is further categorized into three parts: upper Vaitarna dam, middle and lower. The upper Vaitarna Dam is known to offer scenic beauty to the visitors. This destination promises amazing food, tempting atmosphere and fun. This is a destination for adventure freaks because here they can do various activities that calm their nerves like river rafting, cliff jumping, river swimming, jeep safari, etc.
3. Bhandardara- This place is counted as one of the popular tourist destination for people who want to break free from their stressful life. There are several places to visit in Bhandardara like Randha falls, Umbrella falls, Amruteshwar Temple, Kalsubai Peak (a great trekking option)   and it is home to various wild life sanctuaries too. The destination has everything that makes the visitors cheerful and lively.
4. Nashik-Nashik is tagged as the holy city of Maharashtra. The destination is also sometimes referred as Haridwar of the south because it is located on the banks of river Godavari. The city is an abode to various Hindu deities and exotic temples. Apart from that, Nashik has several forts, waterfalls and vineyards in its kitty. With multiple vine yards located here, this place is mushrooming to be an ideal destination for wine tourism industry.  In all, this place is the cocktail of temples, wine yards and various other fun destinations.
5. Kamshet-Kamshet has a galaxy of tourist destinations in its attendance.  This destination boasts of offering superb scenic beauty to the travelers. The rustic charm of villages located near to it contributes to its beauty. Starting from paragliding to trekking to exploring caves, here the tourists can do a wide range of activities.

All these destinations are sure to sparkle up the festive spirit as we move to a cheerful 2018. But we advise you to book your tickets and check your PNR status well beforehand to avoid disappointment. There are various online service providers that help the customers to check live train status instantly after booking the tickets. Plan your travel the smart way and make Christmas this year a memorable experience with your loved ones.