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Mumbaikars, here's how you can plan a big, fat weekend escape

Travel groups in Mumbai have organised interesting outdoors trips that will give your sedentary lifestyle a much-needed break

  Tired of the busy city life? Pack your bags for these short and interesting trips for the weekend:

Alang Madan Trek
This is a for those who are looking for a trek that challenges and tests you. Mumbai Rangers is organising a trek to Sahyadri Alang Madan Forts from October 22 to October 25. Considered one of the toughest treks, the Alang fort has a 70-feet straight rock patch while Madan bears a 50-feet rock patch and is comparatively easier. The trek is particularly remarkable because of the view of the lush surroundings.
Cost: Rs 3,500
Call:  9819299164/ 8879418581

Paragliding in Kamshet
Paragliding in Kamshet

West Coast biking
If the hustle and bustle of the city is getting on your nerves and if you need to get out of it all, then Karmayatri’s western coast bike trip is what you might try. The bikers will head off to the western coast from Mumbai on October 24 and ride through pristine white beaches on one side and the almost contiguous Western Ghats on the other. The trip will end in Kanyakumari on October 31.
Log on to: Karmayatri.com
Call: 9920842043

Tents along Bhandardara lake
Tents along Bhandardara lake

Paragliding at Kamshet
If you have wanted to try paragliding but never got a chance, here is an opportunity to float in the air, looking at the tiny world on the ground. Mumbai Travelers have organised a paragliding event on October 25 at Kamshet near Pune. 
Call: 8692086927
Log on to: mumbaitravellers@gmail.com

Bhandardara camping
And if hiking and trekking on the weekend are the last thing you want, then the Bhandardara camp by Mumbai Travellers from October 22-25 is something you may opt for. Bhandardara is a scenic water reservoir near Igatpuri hill station. A camp there with friends, food and fun is what the group promises.
Call: 8692086927
Log on to: mumbaitravellers@gmail.com

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