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Hello,

I've got a good 4 day off from work in October. And even tho its a short time, I need to getaway and hence would like your opinion of what place I could go to? Please don't suggest lonavala, panchgani, alibaug, mahabaleshwar etc. Having lived in Mumbai forever. Of course I've already been there haha

I was thinking of Gokarna but I'm not quite sure now. I don't want to travel more than 7 hours. Hereby giving me more time to explore.

Can anyone anyone be of any help? Please. Thanks.

Here's to nothing,
Sam.
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If have not visited Aurangabad yet it is about 7 hours by trains, see erail.
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Have you considered the Konkan coast?
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Options with less than 7 hours of travelling:
1: Aurangabad Circuit - Aurangabad+Ajanta+Ellora+Deogi ri
2: Ratnagiri Circuit - Ratnagiri+Ganpatipule to Jaigad+Pawas to Ambolgad+Marleshwar & Sangameshwar
3: Varandha Circuit (only by private transport) - Pune+Bhor+Varandha Ghat+Shivtharghal+Velas+Hariha reshwar+Shrivardhan+Diveagar
4: Malshej Junnar Circuit (only by private transport) - Malshej+Ozar+Lenyadri+Shivneri +Bhimashankar+Naneghat

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Try Korlai. It should be an interesting place even for a non-linguist. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Korlai_Indo-Portuguese
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Ratnagiri, Tarkali, Malvan for beaches.
"Travel is fatal to prejudice,bigotry and narrow-mindedness" Mark Twain
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Thank you for your replies everyone
But unfortunately I'm still in a pickle. I researched all these locations, but still haven't found what I'm looking for.
Also, forgot to mention I'll be travelling solo. So staying indoors overlooking greenery would otherwise be fun, but alone it tends to get a little boring.

Should I consider goa? The quieter side of the land of course? I dunno.

Please help.
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What are you looking for?
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Hills, places to explore to keep me occupied all day?
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You can check out Guhagar (Hedvi, Velneshwar, Veldoor, Anjanvel, and the Gopalgad Fort) and Dapoli and around. Read http://www.indiamike.com/india/mahar...-trip-t180955/
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Originally Posted by Samiksha Castle View Post Hills, places to explore to keep me occupied all day?
Unfortunately, as predicted by U2 back in 1988, even these wont help you to find what you are looking for ... :P

With Goa, i believe you are willing to relax your requirement of a 7 hours travel only. In that case, the entire Konkan stretch Dapoli through Sawantwadi will offer more or less the same things you expect from the quieter side of Goa. You will also need to be prepared for the overnight bus journey, as train tkts have long been sold out.

Also, none of the places mentioned by people on this thread will permit you to be indoors for more than 1 hour each day.

The Dapoli sector mentioned by aarosh and my suggestion of Ratnagiri sector will offer you more than what you've asked for. The Dapoli sector can also be clubbed with the Shrivardhan sector via Bankot ferry.

Highlights @ Shrivardhan Sector: Shrivardhan, Harihareshwar, Diveagar, Bagmandala ferrry

Highlights @ Dapoli Sector: Bankot, Velas, Anjarle, Harnai, Murud-Karde, Dapoli, Mandangad

Highlights @ Ratnagiri: Ratnadurga, Aarey-Waare, Ganpatipule, Bhandarpule, Jaigad, Marleshwar, Pawas, Ganeshgule, Purnagad, Kasheli

You may not be able to cover everything with public transport, but most of the places can be done easily.

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