Holi is one of India’s most vibrant festivals. People eagerly wait for the month of March, which is typically when the festival of Holi falls as per the Hindu calendar. It’s the perfect opportunity for everyone to indulge in some playful throwing of colors. From kids to elders, Holi gets everyone excited. Holi is a public holiday in India which means that it also provides an opportunity for travel. Holi 2018 falls on March 2, which is a Friday. This means that it gives you a long weekend and that’s all you need for a short getaway, isn’t it? (ALSO SEE Stunning Photos of Tenerife in Spain’s Canary Islands Will Spark Your Wanderlust) So, if you are in Mumbai and are looking for options to visit on the Holi 2018 long weekend, here are some of the best getaways from Mumbai. Also Read - Priya Prakash Varrier And Her Oru Adaar Love Co-star Roshan Abdul Rahoof Show You Holi Is Ought To Be Played

Goa

Goan sunset

Goan sunset



It was, is and will be the most amazing getaway from Mumbai, even if it means a 12-hour train ride or a 70-minute flight. Goa’s beautiful beaches, relaxed ambiance and vibrant nightlife are the perfect recipe for a rejuvenating getaway from the crazy pace of Mumbai. While the weather is hot in the month of March, it is just the beginning of summer and can be just the right time before it gets too scorching. Also Read - Holi 2018 : Ekta Kapoor Hosts A Fun Filled Bash ; Shabir Ahluwalia, Kanchi Kaul, Erica Fernandes Attend - View Pics

Kolad

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Maharashtra’s premier river-rafting spot, Kolad is a great getaway located just a 3-hour drive from Mumbai. It has a number of pleasant guesthouses and farm stays available for those who just want to relax amidst nature. And for those who like that rush of adrenaline, all the water sporting action is available here.

Matheran

Matheran

India’s smallest hill station is known for its eco-tourism and salubrious climate. It is the perfect place to take long walks amidst nature and also spend some quality time with your loved ones. Matheran is home to a number of amazing resorts which offer memorable stays at affordable prices.

Kashid

Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Photograph Courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

While Alibaug is don’t to dust and usually too crowded, Kashid is a bit offbeat and unspoilt. Its marvelous beach and sleepy ambiance is great for a nice break from Mumbai’s hectic routine. From beautiful sunsets to delicious food, it is all here.

Lonavala

Lonavala in Maharashtra

Lonavala in Maharashtra

No matter what month of the year it is, Lonavala is always a great option for Mumbaikars. Located just 82 km away, Lonavala is a pleasant hill station with beautiful views. It has wonderful resorts for all kinds of budgets. Since March is slightly off-season, you have great chances of getting lucrative deals on some luxury resorts which offer pampering packages and lovely properties for a memorable stay.

So, take your pick from one of these and have a great long weekend. Happy Holi!