During the brief window between the two Covid waves we (me on my Royal Enfield and my nephew on his Kawasaki) rode to check out the twin lakes Shirgaon and Sinchan on the outskirts of Mumbai.
Shirgaon lake is around sixty kilometres from Mumbai and can be accessed via the Western Express or the Eastern Express Highway. We took the Western Express Highway. Shirgaon lake is popular amongst the cyclists from Mumbai who can ride there and then take a lovely cool dip in the lake. This lake is a popular picnic spot so the earlier you go the better it is.
Sinchan lake is another thirty kilometres from Shirgaon lake hence a good idea to visit both in the same trip. This is the quieter of the two.