In a city as busy as Mumbai, finding time for relaxation and leisure is nothing short of luxury. With the contagious and continuous hustle and bustle, however, taking time out to leave the chaos behind and enjoy the gift called life is equally important. With time constraints due to deadlines, schedules, and assignments, a one day trip is probably the best a Mumbaikar can afford.

Finding the best spot for your one day trip can be tricky, especially when you have the most underrated and overhyped places around Mumbai. Here’s a list of the one that are the ones worth your time and money.

Della Adventure & Resorts, Lonavala

Lonavala is arguably is the best location for one day trip near Mumbai, and Della makes it even more exciting. Nestled in the majestic Sahyadri Mountain Ranges, the adventure park offers everything you can want from a quick getaway. It’s got a plethora of adventure sports like Dirt Biking, Sky Cycling, Swoop Swinging, Quad Biking, Paintball, Archery, Rifle Shooting, etc. It also offers some of the most exquisite cuisines in the mountain valley, along with a 24×7 exotic SPA.

Boating & Camping at Pawna Lake, Pune

Having a quiet, chilled out, and fun outing with family and friends has a refreshing effect on our bodies and mind, and what better than camping besides a river? If this makes you happy, than Pawna Lake near Pune is the place to be. There are a lot of camping organizers, which let you have a private space, where you can ponder over memories and share a laugh. The more activity oriented ones can enjoy boating or play sports like football, or volleyball.

Kolad River Rafting, Kolad

While there are those who find peace in relaxing under a coconut tree on the beach, there are also those who find it while fighting the mighty rivers. If you belong to the latter group, Kolad River Rafting is the best thing you can do one a one day trip. Get the adrenaline pumping in as you try to survive your way through the treacherous river trails, only with a life jacket for safety.

Karnala Fort & Bird Sanctuary, Panvel

The Karnala Bird Sanctuary is an abode of some of the rare bird species in the country, though you have to be patient enough to spot a one to capture in your cameras. However, apart from the birds, walking the sanctuary itself is a great experience for nature lovers. Also, the Karnala Fort, above 1,440ft from sea level, provides a short, but exciting trekking trail. Monsoons add an extra layer of charm to the sanctuary.

Water Kingdom, Borivali

If you’re looking for a place to have a ton of fun and a blast with your friends, then head to Water Kingdom, the ultimate water park for Mumbaikars. No matter how many times you’ve been there, it will never disappoint you. It’s got the wave pool, the lazy pool, the crazy pool, the long slides, the high slides, and the list can go on and on. Plus, it’s within the city limits, so you save on precious travel time to spend more of it on fun.