A quick weekend break is rejuvenating, invigorating and very much required in a fast paced city life like Mumbai. You need to go away from your daily routine to come closer to yourself. Mumbai always keeps you on your toe, but at the same time, it has a lot of places nearby to bring that calm back in your life. We are listing few resorts near Mumbai that you can hit on the long weekends of this winter to rejoice a gift called nature.

1The Machan

It is an environment-friendly forest resort located in the Aamby Valley, Taluka Mulshi in Pune District. It will take around two and a half hour drive from Mumbai to reach this place, but once you reach there, you will take a deep breath and fill your lungs with fresh air. This place is designed to reduce the interference to the environment. Since it’s an eco-friendly resort, so you can’t find a T.V. or a swimming pool or air conditioner here. They have a lot of options from heritage machan, sunset machan, canopy machan, etc.

Website: http://www.themachan.com

Best time to visit: From June to December

Food they serve: Both Veg and Non-veg

Liquor: They do serve liquor

2The Hidden Village

If you are born and brought up in a city, then you must not be aware of the tranquility of a village life. Well, this hidden village provides you with the opportunity of visiting village like resorts and lives the rural life with the urban facility. It is just one and half-hour drive from Mumbai. Adding to your excitement, they have a rock pond where you can get a free pedicure. You can go for a trek behind the hills to the natural beauty of Tansa Lake. If you are a little lazy to walk that long, then you can enjoy indoor games like Pool, Table Tennis, and Carom.

Website: http://www.hiddenvillage.in

Best time to visit: Winter and Monsoon season

The food they serve: Well, they don’t have a continental cuisine to offer. The food is very basic and made by the local villagers. Please tell about your food preference if you are specific about food.

Liquor: As per their website, they don’t serve alcohol

3Prakruti Resorts

If you are very fond of beaches and want to stay there for a long while watching the sun drowning in the Arabian Sea, then Prakruti Resort is the place for you. This resort is located in Kashid, a village town that is around 126 km from Mumbai. A drive of three and a half hours will take you to this resort. Whether it’s a couple or a family or a BIG family, they have accommodation for all. They offer apartment and villas to their guests equipped with all the modern facilities. They have a mini golf course and a tennis court, and if you like indoor games they have Pool Table, Table Tennis, and carom board as well. You can also arrange a Wedding party or a Conference here.

Website: http://www.prakrutiresorts.net

Best time to visit: November to February

The food they serve: They have a large variety of veg food but limited items for non-vegetarian food. They serve Indian, Continental, and Chinese food.

Liquor: They do serve all good brands of Liquor

4Fort Jadhavgadh Resort

If you love historical places, then Fort Jadhavgadh will suit your taste. This fort is spread over 25 acres and the only fort resort in Maharashtra. It is located at the distance of around 140 km from Mumbai; a three-hour drive will take you there. This resort houses a museum and a spa at the poolside. You can get engaged in a lot of activities here such as bullock cart ride, a Maratha martial art show, Ghazal nights and trekking. They have four different kinds of dining spaces where they serve Indian and Continental cuisine. They have a lot of offers for various types of guests. They offer picnic, wedding shoot, weekend, and winter package as well.

Website: http://www.fortjadhavgadh.com

Best time to visit: From July to February

The food they serve: Indian and Continental with unique delicacies of Maharashtra cuisine.

Liquor: They serve all kinds of alcohol, including excellent quality wines.

Leave a Reply