Maharashtra- one of the largest states of India is known for wide variety of assorted tourist destinations. From sparkling beaches to lush green hills,from forts to waterfalls the list has it all. For those who prefer serenity and less crowded places, here are some unconventional stay options, which are luxurious and loaded with modern facilities.
Upper Deck, located in Lonavala is an amazing and lavish resort, perched on Tungarli Hills- the highest point of the area. The resort is an ideal place for family outings, weekend retreats, and corporate events. Upper Deck offers the most photogenic view of the surrounding lush green hills and Valvan Dam and the best season to explore this resort is during the rains. One can chill out and relax at the refreshing spa and swimming pool and do some soul searching, away from the bustles of the urban life. The average tariff (American plan) varies between INR 15,000-20,000 during the peak season. The resort offers best dining experience and also arranges for a plethora of indoor and outdoor activities on prior request.
The Machan- Jambulne
For those who look for luxuriant surroundings, The Machan is the ideal destination! Snuggled in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots in the world, this eco-resort is one of its kind comprising solely of tree houses at elevations of approximately 30 to 45 ft. above the forest. Machan is a posh and trendy resort amid natural splendours and a perfect retreat from chaotic work life. This eco-friendly resort comprises of plenty of tree houses along with ground cabins for couples. Machan offers this unique stay experience, along with sumptuous food and the vast option of activities like bird watching, nature trails, cycling, stargazing and trekking and the average charge ranges between INR 9000- 16,5000. One must not miss the invigorating spa, in a cabin located amid of thick jungle.
Prakruti Resort- Kashid
Prakruti Resort is situated at a stone throw distance from the beach and serves as a perfect place for a cool holiday. Located in the coastal village of Kashid near Alibug, this resort is spread over sprawling 100 acres of land and predominated by coconut and palm plantations. For all nature admirers, looking for a complete rejuvenating break; book this amazing resort and enjoy every bit of it. One can chill out by strolling on the beach with your loved one and enjoy the cool sea breeze on the face. The resort even offers superb outdoor facilities like lawn tennis, mini golf, swimming pool, and water sports.
Malhar Machi- Pune
Malhar Machi is an outlandish and trendy lakeside resort, located 40 km from Pune. The resort boasts of its stunning view of the Mulshi Lake and the complete tranquil surrounding. The lake resort has well-appointed and modern rooms and other resort facilities include baby pool, swimming pool, children play area and while varieties of indoor and outdoor games. The average tariff ranges between INR 6500 to 19,000. It is advisable to check the hotel website for amazing and alluring weekend deals.
Anandvan Resort is a luxury resort located in Bhandardara, 150 km from Mumbai. The resort offers spectacular views of the highest peak of the state and one of the oldest lakes and dams of the country. The resort tariff ranges between INR 14,000 to 20,000 and monsoon is the best time to explore this exotic destination. This eco-friendly resort offers totally cool spa facilities, and other activities include trekking, nature walks and fishing and boating.