Looking for a quick tip for a weekend getaway? We got some of Mumbai's well-known faces to spill the beans about the places they escape to, when the maddening city gets to them.

The big splash with actor Parvin Dabas at Tarkarli

Tarkarli is still private to an extent, has a great beach with clean waters and awesome seafood. Some guys here have also started snorkelling and scuba diving, which is amazing, if lazing around on the beach is not all that you seek.

There was this one time when I was taking pictures of some fishermen on the beach. They weren't too pleased but the moment I showed them their pictures on my digital camera, they loved them and started posing. They wouldn't let me go till I had taken pictures of all of them! I also remember another time when the guy who runs the scuba diving facility took me diving to places underwater that have not been explored by anyone yet. We even spotted the Cobia, which could be mistaken for a small shark.

DJ Suketu likes to mix it up in Lonavala

Not more than two hours away from the chaos of the city, Lonavala is close enough to be able to reach at a moment's notice and far enough to drown out the city buzz. I own a bungalow in Lonavla, which is my ideal holiday home. It comes with a lawn, a sit-out ¦ the works.

En route, I have a routine that I almost never let go of. We normally leave at 7 am, do a quick pit stop at McDonald's, just before the Expressway. On reaching Lonavala, the first thing I do is kick off my shoes and lie back. This is my absolute me-time. I try my best to catch up on reading and movies. Since there is no Internet at the bungalow, I'm disconnected from the outside world and wouldn't have it any other way.

At my getaway, I make sure I'm manning the cooking as well as the bartending. I'm a closet cook and quite the avid bartender when it comes to mixing drinks. Lonavala is ideal for walks, jogs and treks. There is a beautiful Ganesh temple about eight minutes from where I stay that we often visit. The road leading to the temple is always lush green and serene. Nippy weather, good company, a beautiful lawn and a sizzling grill -- Lonavala offers me all this and much more.

Mahie Gill's headed to Sula Vineyards

I love Mumbai and the pace of the city. But after a long stretch of work I need a quick getaway, and nothing spells quick-fix holiday like the Sula Vineyards at Nashik.

It doesn't need much planning; I simply have to pick up and leave. It's a four-hour drive, so I sit back, listen to my music or read a good book, en route.

It's a wonderful resort with delicious Italian food coupled with a glass of red wine. My mornings are usually dedicated to walking around the vineyard, sitting on the patio sipping red wine with a good book or gossiping with my best friend. You can also go grape-crushing, which is very messy but loads of fun. And in the evenings there's always something interesting planned at the amphitheatre.

The TRIP's tip? Sulafest is scheduled to take place in early February. Lots of good music, delicious wine, yummy food and beautiful people coupled with the nippy weather -- be there or be square.

Panchgani and Mahabaleshwar are actor Ruslaan's hot spots

Since I studied in Panchgani and have lived there for seven years, I know its every nook and cranny. There are some things I do whenever I visit, which is very often. I have to eat the superb oven-baked pizza that is made at Hotel Brightland.

Every evening, we go to the Hindu Gymkhana in Mahabaleshwar to play badminton for hours. When I was in school, we would sneak out, climb the Table Mountain and have a picnic on top. I still do this, and the mix of thrill and nostalgia is incredible. If you have the time and like trekking, go all the way to the Krishna River. It's a good three-hour trek, but is absolutely worth it. 

Go Goa with Neil Nitin Mukesh

What better way to relax than be able to soak up the sun, hit the beaches, ride the waves, chill in the shacks and dance under the stars when the sun goes down? I'm an avid photographer and Goa gives me those shutterbug-worthy pictures.

I'm also an adventure sports fanatic, so Goa is ideal for maxing up the speed on the jet ski or being carried away by the wings on a parasail.

Not many people have the patience to drive down to Goa but I love taking the road there. The Konkan coastline, with its coconut trees, rising cliffs and plateaus and the surge of the ocean at the brink of every turn is a fantastic, exhilarating drive.

I usually stay at Fort Aguada as it has one of the best beaches for adventure sports and is also pretty close to Anjuna, Baga and Vagator. After my adrenaline rush, I head to virgin beaches like Bambolim, where the beach is carpeted with broken mother-of-pearl and other shells. Apart from Baga and Vagator, Arambol is a lesser-known beach party destination. There's also a hot spring near the main beach that runs into a freshwater lake. 

Courtsey: Mid-day.com