Long weekends around the corner? Or, are you terribly overworked? Having to constantly keep up with the hustle culture, there are times when we all require a break. To pamper ourselves a little, or spend some quality family time is something that we genuinely deserve. It isn't always about a week-long vacation, but often a short staycation is enough to make us feel rejuvenated. Explore these top resorts for a staycation in and around Pune to get back to your work life with a newfound enthusiasm.
Here are some staycations in and around Pune that you must check out
1. Kondan ‘The Retreat’, Maval
Situated alongside the Thokarwadi Lake in the quaint village of Maval, Kondan offers a relaxing getaway which is perfect for the weekend. They offer two types of accommodation here, which are named Amrai and Tarangan. Amrai provides large, luxurious villas with a private courtyard and jacuzzi, whereas Tarangan are cliff-side rooms with stunning views, with an open-air bathroom and inbuilt floor hammock. They have an infinity pool situated in the most gorgeous location. They offer recreational activities that the guests can take part in, such as nature walks, basketball, badminton and carrom. The room costs include meals as well, which are served in a buffet style. They also have group packages available for a minimum group of five people. Kondan offers a refreshing experience amidst the wilderness of the Sahyadris, with a soothing breeze and the melody of birds.
Location: Pimpri Malegaon, Andar Maval Taluka Maval, Pune
Accommodation price: Rs 5000 (approx.) onwards for a night
2. The Machan, Lonavala
The Machan is a unique eco treehouse resort located at a distance of 30 minutes' drive from Lonavala. Situated amidst lush greenery, The Machan offers exquisite treehouses and cabins for their guests. All the accommodations have a rustic decor, with modern washrooms and environment-friendly toiletries. The rooms have lofts, and there are additional facilities such as yoga classes, spa treatments, and nature walks. This resort has a 24-hour front desk service and free parking. Breakfast is served in the form of buffet service, and lunch and dinner are available through prior booking. There are also a number of sites to explore during your stay here, which include the Korigad Fort, Bhaja Caves and Lohagad Fort. The Machan ensures you a comfortable stay by providing you with all the necessary amenities.
Location: Private Road, Lonavala Road, Atvan, Maharashtra
Accommodation price: Rs 18000 (approx.) onwards for a night
3. Fort Jadhavgadh, Pune
Fort Jadhavgadh is a heritage luxury fort resort in Maharashtra, located at a distance of about 14 kilometres from Pune. Originally built in 1710, Fort Jadhavgadh maintains the Royal Maratha legacy. Spread over an area of 25 acres, the fort has various secret passages, dungeons, canons, lawns and escape routes which provide a visual representation of the royal stories. Once you enter the fort, you are welcomed by the Malvas, who are soldiers of the dynasty dressed in traditional attire. The fort offers various options for your stay in the form of Maharaja Suites, royal suites and luxurious rooms. With stunning interiors and modern facilities, this fort also has two multi-cuisine restaurants, an outdoor pool, a bar, a wellness spa and a museum. An option for a leisurely stay, Fort Jadhavgadh is surely an experience in itself.
Location: Hadapsar - Saswad Road, Jadhavwadi, Maharashtra
Accommodation price: Rs 8000 (approx.) onwards for a night
4. Dune Barr House, Matheran
Dune Barr House-Veranda in the Forest is a 170-year-old British mansion situated in Matheran. It is a hidden gem tucked away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. Originally owned by Captain Barr, Dune Barr House is surrounded by jamun trees. The rooms that this resort provides are spacious and well maintained with all necessary amenities. Recreational activities such as off-site hiking, horse riding, and walking tours are available. The kitchen provides continental and Mediterranean cuisines along with local Maharashtrian dishes. The dining hall has an ancient 18-seater oak table. With 24-hour front desk service and luggage storage facilities, the Dune Barr House is immersed in colonial charm amidst a natural setting.
Location: Charlotte Lake Road, Matheran, Maharashtra
Accommodation price: Rs 8500 (approx.) onwards for a night
5. Rhythm, Lonavala
Rhythm Lonavala is an all-suite luxury resort, situated amidst nature and offers a perfect sync between heritage and hospitality. With a magnificent atmosphere and stunning background, this resort has 84 luxury suites with living areas as well as outdoor spaces. The interiors represent a colonial-style decor with heritage flooring. They have a spread of dishes when it comes to food, and offer four outlets in all for dining purposes. The food is absolutely delicious cooked by some of the best chefs, using the freshest sourced ingredients. They also offer a range of cocktails to choose from at the Cedar Lounge. Rhythm Lonavala also offers a spa, where one can rejuvenate through treatments provided by well-trained therapists. This resort emanates the utmost elegance in the heart of nature and is a must-visit for a relaxing getaway.
Location: Bajrang Baug Gardens On, Old Mumbai-Pune Highway, Tungarli, Lonavala, Maharashtra
Accommodation price: Rs 8000 (approx.) onwards for a night
6. Satori, Mulshi
One of the most stunning properties offered by Saffron Stays, Satori is located in Mulshi, a mere 50 km from Pune. With an infinity pool overlooking the Mulshi lake, the property offers 3 types of accommodations. The Woodhouse is a machan-styled villa, a 2-bedroom cottage called Hornbill, and 3 smaller, 1-bedroom cottages. The lakeside property is not just stylishly eco-friendly, it also takes into consideration the design elements that make accommodating elder family members easier.
The food served at this property is made from fresh local produce, and you can choose from Indian, continental and Asian cuisines. The 8-acre property also lets you explore its herb garden, vegetable and medicine farm, and flower plantation, making it perfect for soaking up the greenery, in every way possible.
Location: Near Mulshi Lake, Mulshi, Maharashtra (As this is one of the off-grid properties, we suggest checking their website for directions)
Accommodation price: Rs 10,500 (approx.) onwards for a night
7. Zostel Plus, Lonavala
While Zostel isn't a resort but a travel hostel chain, their Plus hostels are plush accommodations with a variety of stay types to choose from. If you're on a budget, you can always explore their hostel with a dormitory, and if budget isn't a constraint, cottages with jacuzzi, villas with private gardens, and more.
The country-wide chain offers options for long stays as well, and with an impressive list of amenities like a pool, dining area, dedicated workation area, and an in-house cafe, the property is perfect for a quick getaway.
Location: Kailas Farm, Village-Apti , Dhamandhara, Taluka-Maval, Apati, Lonavala, Maharashtra
Accommodation price: Rs 899 (approx) onwards for a night