You haven’t really said ‘hello’ (or goodbye) to monsoon if you haven’t yet left the city and explored the green countryside which mother nature has to offer. Despite being a near-perfect city, there are some things which Pune or any other city for that matter can’t offer you- peace, serenity, and discovering yourself in the arms of nature.
Monsoon decorates Pune and the nearby areas in a lush green blanket. Some places around the city are truly worth seeing. If you’re not a fan of trekking, hiking, or camping, if you like a bit of luxury while falling in love with nature, then resorts are the best option for you. And worry not! We got your back, check out these six luxurious resorts around the city where you can bunk in and enjoy this season!
Located around 22 km from Pune, this historical resort on Hadapsar Saswad road is the perfect destination if you’re planning to escape the city. A resort built on a literal fort which has a 300-year-old history is as enticing as anything. A perfect blend of history, heritage, and luxury (we’re talking about spa courtyard café, and gazal nights) this fort resort will sort all your lodging worries! Slightly high priced, a night at this resort will cost you around INR 10,000, but judging by the location and amenities, it’s definitely worth it!
Around 70 km from Pune, in Khandala, there’s this magical resort which will leave you awestruck at the view and serene beauty. The resort is inspired by a ‘Zen’ lifestyle and the minimalistic décor will certainly give you that vibe. Although room booking isn’t available, you can book the entire villa for parties, wedding shoots, and other celebrations. A weekday night at this luxury villa will cost you INR 31,500.
Cloud 9 Hills Resort
8 km from Amby valley, Lonavala, this resort will give you the experience of living in the clouds! Heavenly weather, picturesque sights, and amazing vegetarian food; a stay at this resort is guaranteed to make your monsoon absolutely delightful. The price per night is about Rs. 25,000.
Located near Amby valley as well, this luxury resort is famous for its tranquility. They generate their own electricity, and the resort is a strict no-plastic zone. With little to no mobile network coverage, it’s a perfect getaway place for Punekars as well as Mumbai residents. The resort also provides nature trails and guided hikes, if you’re into it. Their price per night for one room is around Rs. 12,000.
Picaddle Luxury Boutique Resort
This resort situated in Lonavla is famous for its luxurious contemporary stay. As the name suggests, it offers several luxury facilities and the staff are more than happy to suggest those to you. A perfect resort for a relaxed, slightly luxurious getaway, Picaddle Resort will cost you around INR 6,500 per night.
The Riverview Resort
Located near Chiplun, this cozy valley resort will have you groaning at the thought of returning to city life. Their waterpark activities along with jungle trails are a must if you want to experience the vagabond lifestyle. The chef makes delicious Maharashtrian veg cuisine, which adds to the entire experience. A night at this resort will cost you around INR 6,500.
The prices mentioned in the article were last checked before the piece was published on August 31. We’re not responsible for the numbers to fluctuate.
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