Friday, November 3, 2017

Select CityWalk Mall in New Delhi

About Select CityWalk Mall in New Delhi:

Located in South Delhi, Select CityWalk is one of the best shopping destinations spread over an area of sprawling 6 acres. Select CityWalk is combination of all, be it street shopping, food court, clubbing, nightlife, clubbing, restaurants, bars, movies or even  Live Events! Additionally Select CityWalk also includes serviced apartments and amphitheater.

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Few known brands at Select CityWalk:

Men and women apparels: Bossini, CK Jeans, Derhy, ED Hardy, EDC BY ESPRIT , ESPRIT , Forever New, Mango, Mustard, NEXT Nine, Pantaloons, PEPE JEANS LONDON, Punk, S.OLIVER

Sport Equipments: Taylormade Adidas, ADIDAS, NIKE, PUMA, REEBOK

Electronics: Axiom Telecom, Gizmos, NOKIA, VU

Kids apparels: Gini & Jony, Hangout, Kool Toyz, Lilliput, MOM & ME, Monnalisa, Mothercare, Okaidi, Reebok Kids

Serviced Apartments: Svelte

Departmental Stores/Grocery/Food: Cookieman, Donut Factory, Gourmet Food Bazaar, Modern Bazaar, Passion Cheese, Patchi, SNAX.COM, Sweet World

Restaurants: AMICI, CHI Kitchen and Bar, Foodtalk - The Food Court, Goffreys, Joy Luck Moon Chinese Restaurant, KFC, Mamagoto, Pizza Hut, Punjab Grill, Sattvik, Spagetti Kitchen

Timings: 10:00 am to 11:00 pm (all days)

Landmark: Near Sheraton

Contact details of Select CityWalk:

Select CityWalk
A3 District Centre Saket
New Delhi - 110017
India

Telephone number: +91-11-42114211

Fax: +91-11-42114222

Email: contact@selectcitywalk.com

Friday, October 27, 2017

15 Best One Day Picnic Spots Near Pune




Instead of planning those predictable and boring weekend plans such as visiting malls or window shopping, plan a one day picnic to beautiful and enchanting places nearby Mumbai and Pune for a relaxing and creative weekend experience. There are numerous picnic spots in the vicinity that can turn your boring weekends into something magical. Not more than 100 km from Pune, these picnic spots are just couple of hours drive away. Here's a list of such relaxing and best one day picnic spots near Pune.

15 Best One Day Picnic Spots Near Pune


1. Matheran


One of the smallest hill station of India, Matheran is a unique one day picnic spot due to it's proximity to cities like Mumbai and Pune. Matheran is enchanting and can be visited throughout the year. It is well known for it's lush greenery, waterfalls and panoramic points. Matheran is popular among tourists as it serves one of the best one day picnic spots due to it's accessibility. The walking trail from Neral to Matheran is also an enjoyable experience. One can also enjoy a relaxing weekend in Matheran as there are best accommodation facilities available such as Hotel Rangoli Retreat and Hotel Panorama.




How to Reach Matheran: Matheran is 121 km from Pune City and 95 km form Mumbai. It can be easily reached by train and road.

Learn more about How to Reach Matheran

Places of Interests in and near Matheran: In Matheran the Panoramic points such as Monkey Point, Sunset Point, Sunrise Point, Panorama Point and Khandala Point are worth visiting. Also there is picturesque Charlotte Lake and Pisarnath Temple.

Learn more about Matheran

2. Malshej Ghat


Malshej Ghat is a perfect monsoon one day escapade. It is famous for it's curvy ghat, misty mountains, pristine lakes and huge waterfalls. Malshej Ghat is popular among nature lovers for it's enchanting beauty and accessibility from cities like Mumbai, Pune and Ahmednagar. Malshej Ghat is also popular among trekkers. The MTDC Malshej Resort serves as an excellent accommodation facility.



How to Reach Malshej Ghat: Malshej Ghat is 130 km from Pune and 154 km from Mumbai. It is easily accessible from Mumbai and Pune via road and train. The best option however is to drive down to Malshej Ghat as the drive is thoroughly enjoyable.

Learn more about How to Reach Malshej Ghat

Places of Interest in and around Malshej Ghat: Enjoy the scenery, lush green and misty mountains, waterfalls, hiking and trekking trails.

Learn more about Malshej Ghat

3. Bhandardara


Located in the Ahmednagar districts, Bhandardara is an ideal getaway for people who wish to spend time away from the hustles and bustles of the city. Bhandardara is nestled within the Sahyadri hills and is famous for the roaring waterfalls, lush greenery and picturesque beauty. More of an part of an eco-tourism, Bhandardara is an ideal picnic spot for people who enjoy being amidst nature. Other than MTDC Holiday Resort, the accommodation facilities also include various hotels and resort such as the Yash Resort.



How to Reach Bhandardara: Bhandardara is around 170 km from Pune and 163 km from Mumbai. There are various road routes to reach Bhandardara.

Learn more about How to reach Bhandardara

Places of Interest in and around Bhandardara: One can visit the Arthur Lake, Wilson Dam, Randha Falls, and and various other fishing activities could be carried out in Bhandardara. Trekking in Bhandardara attracts several tourists throughout the year.

Learn more about Bhandardara -- The ideal monsoon getaway

4. Alibaug


People crazy about coastal food and beaches should head to Alibaug for a wonderful coastal fare and an ideal one day picnic spot. This is a beach where one can reach in just a couple of hours, enjoy splash in beach, grab some delicious seafood and have great fun. Alibaug Beach is a popular beach among people from Mumbai and Pune due to it's proximity. It is quite populated during weekends and holidays. Also Alibaug promises a delectable coastal cuisine and comfortable accommodations such as the Radisson Resort & Spa.

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How to Reach Alibaug: Located in the Raigad Districts of Maharashtra, Alibaug is just 141 km from Pune and 110 km from Mumbai. It is easily accessible by road and rail. But the ferry rides from Gateway of India to Mandawa Jetty is one of the most popular traveling option.

Learn more about How to Reach Alibaug

Places of Interest in and around Alibaug: Alibaug is popular for its beach and the water sports. One can also enjoy the panoramic sunset as well enjoy the authentic coastal food. Many beaches stretch near Alibaug such as the Kashid BeachKihim Beach and the Revdanda Beach.

Learn more about Alibaug Beach

5. Harihareshwar


One of the nature's unexplored beauty, Harihareshwar is a perfect one day escapade for people in love with pristine beaches and soft sands. Harihareshwar is also one of the most important pilgrimage for Hindus as it houses the famous Harihareshwar Temple. Harihareshwar Beach is also attached to two more beaches located on the northern side and the southern side of the Harihareshwar Temple respectively. This indeed adds to it's charm and works well to drive out people to itself. Also the coastal food one enjoys here is amazing and mostly home-cooked. There are many accommodation options available in Harihareshwar including the MTDC Harihareshwar Resort.

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How to Reach Harihareshwar: Harihareshwar is 170 km from Pune and 200 km from Mumbai. It is easily accessible by road and train. The nearest rail road for Harihareshwar is Mangaon and from there one can continue the journey through the sharing auto-rickshaws or buses.

Learn more about How to Reach Harihareshwar

Places of Interest in and around Harihareshwar: Apart from the beautiful Harihareshwar Beach, one can visit the famous Kalbhairav Temple also known as the Harihareshwar Temple, Bankot Fort, Bagmanadala Beach and Ganesh Gully. You could also visit Diveagar Beach and Shrivardhan Beach nearby.

Learn more about Harihareshwar

6. Kaas Pathar


Just 133 km from Pune, is this flower valley known for it's hundreds and hundreds species of flowers. These wildflowers blossom only for a specific period of time annually and hence find its place in the UNESCO World Natural Heritage. The plateau of Kaas Pathar is popular among tourists for it's carpet of flowers and the trekking. Also this place is favorite among the nature lovers and science enthusiasts for the wide variety of flora. Over 624 species out of the 850 species listed to be found in Kaas Pathar are listed to be part of the red data species. Kaas Pathar is an ideal monsoon escapade and serves as an ideal picnic spot for nature lovers. There are accommodation facilities near Kaas Pathar such as the Hotel Radhika Palace, Motel Swagath Plaza and Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort.




How to reach Kaas Pathar: Kaas Pathar is just 133 km from Pune and can be visited by road as well as trains.

Learn more about How to Reach Kaas Pathar

Places of Interests near Kaas Pathar: Other than visiting the flower valley, one can also visit Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Vajrai Waterfalls, Kanher Dam, Thoseghar Waterfalls, Sajjangad Fort, Yevteshwar Temple and Ghatai Devi Temple.

For more details about booking, timing and entry fees read Kaas Pathar

7. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


Nature enthusiasts could head up to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary which is known as home to tigers and other wildlife. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is an ideal picnic spot or a weekend getaway. One can enjoy safari, nature walks and bird watching. The sanctuary is bordered by Shivasagar Lake and Chandoli National Park. The sanctuary is nestled amidst Western Ghats and this protected forest zone is home to tiger, leopards, sambhar, flying fox, barking deer, and may other wild animals and birds. Hotels near Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary include Motel Swagath Plaza and Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort.



How to reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is 143 km from Pune and is easily accessible via road or train.

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Places of Interest near Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: Apart from the wilderness that Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary has to offer, one can visit Kaas Pathar , Vajrai Waterfalls, Kanher Dam, Thoseghar Waterfalls, Sajjangad Fort, Yevteshwar Temple and Ghatai Devi Temple.

Learn more about Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

8. Revdanda Beach


Revdanda Beach is one of the unexplored beaches of Konkan Coast just 16 km from Alibaug. This beach boasts of sparkling sands, clean water, beautiful climate and authentic coastal food. There are many small eateries in Revdanda where you get to taste wonderful fish curry and rice. Revdanda Port was one of the significant port during the British Rule. The town though small has much history attached to it which one can learn during his visit. There is a certain appeal to this town which manages to impresses you. There are many lodges in and around Revdanda where you find accommodation such as Hotel Shiv Parvati Guest House or Uday Holiday Home.



How to Reach Revdanda Beach: Revdanda Beach is 154 km from Pune and just 16 km from Alibaug. Ferry services are available from Gateway of India to Mandawa Jetty. Travelers from Pune can drive down through through Alibaug as the beach is one the same stretch.

Learn more about How to Reach Revdanda Beach

Places of Attraction in and near Revdanda: Other than Revdanda Beach, one can visit the Rameshwar Mandir and Datta Mandir in Revdanda. Other than that, the places to visit nearby include Alibaug BeachKashid Beach and Kihim Beach

Learn more about Revdanda Beach

9. Vajrai Waterfall


Located within Kas Pathar - The Flower Valley, Vajrai Waterfall is listed as one of India's tallest waterfall. It is perennial in nature and can be visited throughout the year. The lush vegetation around Vajrai Waterfall add to it's beauty. The Vajrai Waterfall is a three stairs waterfall and cascades into the lush green valley with roaring waters. The place is definite visit among nature lovers. It is also popular among trekkers. There are accommodation facilities nearby such as the Hotel Radhika Palace, Motel Swagath Plaza and Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort.



How to reach Vajrai Waterfall: Vajrai Waterfall is 137 km from Pune. It is easily approachable by motorable roads via NH48 through Pune and via Satara towards Kaas - Bamnoli Village.

Learn more about How to reach Vajrai Waterfalls.

Places of attraction near Vajrai Waterfall: One can plan a trek to Vajrai Waterfall which goes through forest trails and lush greenery. Other than visiting the cascading waterfall itself, one can visit  Kaas Pathar , Kanher Dam, Thoseghar Waterfalls, Sajjangad Fort, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Yevteshwar Temple and Ghatai Devi Temple.

For more details about trekking and travel tips visit Vajrai Waterfalls

10. Kihim Beach


Just 13 km from Alibaug is Kihim Beach,one of the well known and popular beach among tourists. It is an unspoiled beach known for it's magical sand, beautiful sunset and safe waters. The Kihim Beach is crowded usually weekends and on holidays. One can enjoy water-sports during holidays. There are endless options of staying as there are many resorts and hotels nearby including the MTDC Approved Arte Cottage.



How to reach Kihim Beach: Kihim Beach is 140 km from Pune and 13 km from Alibaug. One can reach Kihim from Pune via Pune via the Bangalore - Mumbai - Pune Highway. The route is Pune - Hinjewadi - Talegaon - Khalapur - Pen - Poynad - Choronde - Kihim

Places of attraction near Kihim: There are many beaches nearby Kihim and one can visit the same. This includes Versoli Beach, Awas Beach, Alibaug, There is a Kanakeshwar Devasthan Temple around 6 km from Kihim.

Learn more about Kihim Beach

11. Thoseghar Waterfalls


Thoseghar Waterfalls is a series of waterfall located just 20 km from Satara. One of the waterfall from the series falls from a height of 500 meters while the rest fall from 20 meters in all. The water collected throughout Kas Plateau falls through Thoseghar Waterfalls. Locally this waterfall is also known as Ram and Lakshman Waterfall. A drive to Thoseghar Waterfall is an awesome experience, given to it's panoramic beauty, vast windmills, curvy roads and cascading waterfalls. There are accommodation facilities nearby such as the Hotel Radhika Palace, Motel Swagath Plaza and Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort.



How to reach Thoseghar Waterfalls: Thoseghar Waterfalls is 139 km from Pune. There are many buses from Swargate Bus Stand that ply at regular intervals.

Learn more about How to reach Thoseghar Waterfalls

Places of attractions nearby Thoseghar Waterfalls: Apart from the cascading waterfalls, panoramic view, scenic beauty, beautiful drive and windmills; one can visit the Bhairavnath Temple which is just 1 km from Thoseghar Waterfalls. Other places of interest include Kaas Pathar , Kanher Dam, Vajrai Waterfalls, Sajjangad Fort, Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary, Yevteshwar Temple and Ghatai Devi Temple.


12. Kashid Beach


Kashid Beach is one of the small hamlet beach located on the beach stretch when you drive down to Alibaug. The beach is popular among picnic goers, who enjoy some splash, water sports and beautiful sunset. One can find many small eateries right on the beach stretch where you get to lay down on the hammock and relax a bit. Apart from the swimming and surfing, water-sports is quite enjoyable here in Kashid. Various accommodation options such as the MTDC Resort and the Kashid Beach Resort are available.

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How to reach Kashid Beach: Kashid Beach is 170 km from Pune and 150 km from Mumbai. From Pune one can follow the route to Kashid via Pune - Khopoli exit - Pen - Alibaug - Revdanda - Kashid.

Places of Interest near Kashid: Apart from the water sports and splashing and surfing in Kashid beach, one can visit Kihim Beach , Revdanda Beach and Alibaug Beach

Learn more about Kashid Beach

13. Kalavantin Durg


Trekkers get to enjoy a one day trekking escapade at Kalavantin Durg, which is an enjoyable trek. Due to it's proximity to Panvel, Kalavantin Durg is popular among locals and tourists from Pune and Mumbai. The impressive feature of Kalavantin Durg is it's massive steps cut out with the huge rock itself. The best time to visit Kalavantin Durg is from October to May. The base village of Kalavantin Durg is Thakurwadi, where accommodation arrangements can be made.



How to reach Kalavantin Durg: Kalavantin Durg is 115 km from Pune. Due to its proximity to Panvel, one can easily reach Kalavantin Durg either via road or by Panvel bound trains. From here there is an option of taking state transport buses or local tum tums.

Learn more about Kalavantin Durg

14. Rajmachi Fort 


Located 7 km from Lonavla is Rajmachi Fort, one of the most favorite trekking opportunity near Pune. Due to it's accessibility and moderately tough difficulty level Rajmachi Fort is popular among beginners. The best part about Rajmachi Fort is the view that it offers from the mountain top. The climate is overall enjoyable and the breathtaking view of the valley is pleasant to eyes. The base village of Rajmachi is Udhewadi and where one can enjoy good homemade food as well as accommodation arrangements.




How to reach Rajmachi Fort: Rajmachi Fort is 58 km from Pune and 77 km from Mumbai. One can reach here either by car or by trains from either Lonavla Station or Karjat Station. From here state transport buses or tum tums would take you to your destination.

Places of attractions near Rajmachi Fort: Apart from the trek to Rajmachi Fort, where one comes across two forts, i.e. Shrivardhan and Manaranjan; One can also visit Kondhane Caves, Bushi Dam and many other tourists spots of Lonavla and Khandala.

Learn more about Trekking at Rajmachi Fort

15. Naneghat


Closer to Malshej Ghat, is Naneghat - one of the ideal picnic spots located closer to Pune and Mumbai. Naneghat is popular among trekkers too, for it's 5 km trek. The best part about Naneghat is that it is easily accesible by car right upto the hilltop. The difficulty level of Naneghat is easy as the stretch is small and takes only 1 to 2 hours to finish. The view that awaits from top of Naneghat is breath-taking. From the top, one can see Bhimashankar, Harishchandragad, Mahuli Plains and Matheran.

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How to reach Naneghat: The best option to reach Naneghat is to drive down via Malshej Ghat.

Places of attractions near Naneghat: Apart from the beautiful trek and breath-taking valley view, one can visit the Jivdhan Fort, Bhairavnath Temple and caves located on the Naneghat.

Learn more about Trekking at Naneghat

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Aajol - The Village Homestay: A Relaxing Weekend Escapade near Mumbai and Pune

A simple and calm place to unwind, Aajol is a place where you can't expect luxuries, yet there is something comforting about this place. It, as I would add, reminds you of your school vacations spent in tranquility of your grandparents home in some village(I would assume Konkan, given the Konkani style accommodation). Aajol as the name itself specifies is something of that standard. Aajol means stay with your grandparents - a stay which you always cherish in your memories. Do not expect luxurious treats and enjoyments! It is a simple place as the name suggests a Homestay, designed and constructed with two simple things in mind - tranquility and happiness.




What you experience at Aajol, is the part that you entirely miss in your day to day city lives and hectic schedules. Just one night of serenity, helps you de-stress and rejuvenate. The place is more like a village beauty yet to be destroyed, surviving with respect of all the odds. Being closer to Adlabs Imagica serves as an additional advantage, if you are planning something of a trip on similar terms. There are not many rooms, so it is advisable to book before visiting. Being located on a mid-hill level, the Aajol property offers a breathtaking view  of the surroundings. It is definitely worth visit during monsoons, given the lush greenery which it envelopes. Being located just next to the expressway, Aajol is easily accessible. The place is maintained well and promises good hospitality.

Accommodation and Facilities at Aajol - The Village Homestay


Aajol - The Village Homestay is a perfect escapade for those who get wary of city lives and prefer spending a weekend in rather rural settings. Aajol is an MTDC approved b&b which provides accommodation in form of Konkani cottages (presently 2 of them), which are built in traditional style and are located on a hill side which offer a splendid view of the valley. Each cottage holds a capacity of 20 persons for a one day capacity and 10 persons for an overnight capacity. Each cottage is spacious, equipped with a double bed and 3 floor beds and attached toilet. Common bathrooms are available too outside the cottages. Facilities include kid's play zone equipped with swings, a dining area, barbeccue, walking trail, housekeeping and car parking. Camping tents are also available on requests.



 Food at Aajol is simple, home-cooked meals cooked in traditional Konkani style.Food served here includes both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian specialties served on request. Meal comprises off Konkani style food and includes fish and chicken, as per request. Non-vegetarian preparations include Chicken sukkha, Prawns sukha and dry fish dishes served with rice roti(bhakari).

Activities at Aajol - The Village Homestay


- Nature Trails

- Sky gazing and star gazing

- Visit to Green House

- Visit to Poultry Farm

- A visit to Adivasi Village

- A visit to Brick Furnace

- Visit to waterfall (only during monsoon)

- Learning natural farming such as rice cultivation or vegetable plantation

- Camp fires

Booking


For rate inquiries and booking please check detail online on Aajol - The Village Homestay

Other Details of Aajol - The Village Homestay


Check In Time - 12 Noon

Check out Time - 10 am




How to Reach Aajol - The Village Homestay


Aajol is easily accessible by road as it is placed right besides the Pune - Mumbai Expressway. To reach Aajol, drive down to Mumbai - Pune Expressway, and exit at Khalapur Toll Plaza, take a sharp right approximately  at 0.5 km on State Highway 9. Take left at the Pali Phata and drive around 3.8 km on the Khopoli Pali Road. Take a right turn at Mirkutwadi which is 100 meter after the Adlabs Imagica and drive around 1.2 km towards Aajol.

If you plan to arrive at Aajol by train, then board a Karjat or Khopoli Train from Mumbai CST(on the Central line), get down at Khopoli and take a auto-rickshaw for Golewadi. You find auto-rickshaws  with seating capacity of 4 or 8, regularly plying to this destination or Adlabs Imagica. They chargeround about INR100 to INR200 for one side journey.

Place of interest near Aajol - The Village Homestay


You can visit Adlabs Imagica which is just 5 minutes drive from Aajol. Lonavla is 8 km from Aajol, and so is Mahad Ganpati. The famous Gagangiri Ashram is 10 km from Aajol andcan also be visited. The Popular Zenith Waterfall in Khopoli is also 8 km from Aajol and is a must visit in monsoon.

Address and Conact Details of Aajol- The Village Homestay


Aajol - The Village Homestay
208, Golewadi,Gorthan Road,
Near Adlab Imagica
Khopoli
Maharashtra, 410203

Email:stay@aajolhomestay.com

Telephone Number: 91 - 9833063990

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tulsi's Agro Farm near Mumbai - One day Picnic Spot near Mumbai

Just 63 km away from Mumbai, nestles Tulsi's Agro Farm; perfect for one day picnic or overnight stay. With hectic lifestyle and busy schedules,we can only lookout for such places where we get to unwind and recharge our nerves with fresh air and lush greenery. Close to city, easily accessible by train, Tulsi's Agro Farm is just what we re looking for! It is like visiting a rural farm, surrounded by magic scenery, widespread orchards of mangoes, chiku, banana and coconut. What one can expect is beautiful full moon nights, peaceful surrounding, whistling river for amazing background score and misty mornings. Perfect place for a morning walk amidst chirpy birds and lush green expanse. Spread over an area of 20 acres, Tulsi's Agro Farm settles amidst beautiful mountain ranges of Aravali. One wouldn't call it a perfect resort, but it is a place where you get all the comfortable facilities and amenities. One also gets to enjoy activities, which you wouldn't dream of or have never experienced such as being a 'farmer for a day' and spend time doing some rural jobs such as preparing irrigation channels, plucking fruits, spraying, pruning etc. Or you get to enjoy rural sports such as bhavra, marbles, kites...games that we have forgotten they existed! One also gets to enjoy performing rural methods such as old age grinding method. And that's not all, if you are in mood of doing just nothing, simply lie down on the hammock and de-stress yourself. Relax your mood by calming your nerves by lounging amidst serenity. Perfect place to organize summer camps, nature camps or weekend getaway!

Accommodation and Facilities at Tulsi's Agro Farm


Tulsi's Agro Farm is a perfect farmhouse near Badlapur for picnic which offers farm bungalow ideal to accommodate 25 people at a time. The bungalow has around 4 bedrooms, each of which can accommodate 5 to 6 people. They allocate the room as per the number of people in each group. The bungalow has two bathrooms out of which one has a water heater. There are two extra bathrooms right near the dining facility. One has the choice of either booking rooms or booking the entire bungalow. Rates are charged entirely on that request. Moonlit dinners are arranged on request. The food package is limited, though vegetarian, non-vegetarian as well as Jain food is served on request. Meal comprises of Maharashtrian food which includes salads, chapati/bhakri/puri, dal, rice, two vegetable preparations and sweet. Non-vegetarians get to enjoy chicken with or without gravy along with the vegetarian meals.

Package Rates at Tulsi's Agro Farm


The Day tour package which starts from 10 am and ends at 4:30 am costs INR 650 only which includes breakfast, farm activities, games, music, lunch and evening tea.

The Night Stay Package which starts at 10 am and ends at 9:30 am the next day costs INR 1650 only which includes breakfast,  farm activities, games, music, lunch evening tea, dinner, music, campfire and next day breakfast.

Barbecues are charged INR 500 (for 5 people) separately on request and includes vegetarian starters.

Activities at Tulsi's Agro Farm


Agricultural activities at Tulsi's Agro Farm include peeling coconuts, pruning, canal making, spraying, and escorted field trips.

Fun activities include cycling, camp fire, barbecue, cricket, badminton, swing, slides and kite flying.

Nature orientation camps are also organized here.

Booking


Booking can be done online on Tulsi's Agro Farm

How to Reach Tulsi's Agro Farm


If you plan to travel by train then board the Mumbai CST train to Badlapur, Karjat or Khopoli. Get down on Badlapur Station (west) and take a rickshaw to Savare (Bhoi). The resort is 7.5 km from Badlapur Station. If you travel by car then take the Mumbai - Shilphata - Katai Naka - Ambernath Pipeline Road - Badlapur - Jambhale - Devaloli - Savare (Bhoi) - Tulsi's Agro Farm.

Place of interest near Tulsi's Agro Farm


You can visit Chikloli Dam which is 12 km from Savare. You can also visit Kondeshwar Waterfalls which is 15.9 km from Tulsi's Agro Farms. The other places of interest nearby also include Ambreshwar Temple in Ambernath.

Address and Contact details of Tulsi Agro Farm


Tulsi's Agro Farm
Sarang Baug
Mukkam Savare
Post Badlapur - West
Taluka - Ambarnath
District - Thane
Maharashtra

Telephone number - 9930220051

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

Name: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary

State: Maharashtra

Location: 70 km from Satara

Total Area: 423 sq. km

Best Known For: Home to Tigers and other wildlife

Serves as: Picnic Spot, Monsoon escapade, Weekend getaway, Animal Safari

About Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


An epitome of wilderness, the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is located 70 km from Satara. Nestling within the Western Ghats, this protected forest zone is home to many wild animals including tiger, gaur, barking deer, leopards, sambhar, mouse deer, python, flying fox, brown capped woodpecker and many more. This sanctuary was established as a part of Project Tiger which aimed at protecting tigers in India. The Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is bordered by Shivsagar Lake and Chandoli National Park. The Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is a serene place popular among nature lovers and bird watchers.

The Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary encompasses lush green valleys, water holes and dense forests. A perfect place for jungle walks and nature trails, the Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is favoured by nature enthusiasts.

Entry Fee for Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is minimum.

Timings for Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary: 6:00 am TO 6:00 pm

Hotels Near  Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort 

Motel Swagath Plaza (130 km from Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary)

Best Time to Visit Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary can be visited throughout the year, though it can be very hot and humid during summers from early April to late May. Visiting during monsoons can be perfect time as the temperature is tolerable and greenery is dense. Though heavy showers are expected and predictable. The best time however to visit Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is  during early October to late February or early March when the climate is at it's best.

How to Reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


Reaching Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary by Road: Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is easily accessible by motor-able roads via Satara, Pune and Kolhapur. From Satara, you can reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary via Tapola.

 If you are trying to reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary from Pune, travel further towards Kothrud to Wai to Mahabaleshwar and then via Tapola reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.

 If you are trying to reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary from Kolhapur, drive towards Satara to Mahabaleshwar and then via Tapola reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary.

If you are trying to reach Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary from Mumbai, drive through Mumbai - Roha - Mangaon - Poladpur - Mahabaleshwar - Tapola - Koyna Wildlife Santuary. Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is approximately 2 hours from Mahabaleshwar and 1 hour from Tapola.

Reaching Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary by Train: The nearest railway station to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is Satara Railway Station. Satara Railway Station is well connected to cities like Mumbai, Pune, Kolhapur by means of trains that run on regular basis. From Satara Railway Station, regular or private buses ply regularly to Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. From Pune Railway Station Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary is four hours approximately by bus.

Places of Interest near Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary


One can visit Kaas Pathar  which is just 67 km from Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. There are many temples, forts, caves, lakes and waterfalls in the vicinity of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary. One can also visit Vajrai Waterfall, Mahabaleshwar, Thoseghar Waterfalls  and Sajjangad Fort.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Camp Koyna Riverside Eco Resort - Hotel Near Kaas Pathar

Offering a camp-style accommodation, the Camp Koyna Resort is located on the banks of the backwaters of River Koyna. Within the perimeters of Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary this eco-resort offers comfortable accommodation amidst the wilderness. Camp Koyna Resort offers lodging in the form of luxury tents and small camping tents. The facilities are basic yet hygienic. Camp Koyna Riverside Eco Resort serves both vegetarian as well as non-vegetarian food prepared with flavours inspired by local cuisine.


Built midst vast expanse of greenery, Camp Koyna allows their guests to enjoy the luxury of exploration with its adventure activities, jungle safari and adventure games. One gets to enjoy campfires, nature walks, bird watching and photography session here at Camp Koyna.

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Pune -154 km

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Mumbai - 294 km

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Satara - 40 km

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Kaas Pathar  - 11 km

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Vajrai Waterfall - 13 km

Distance of Camp Koyna Resort from Thoseghar Waterfalls  - 59 km

Amenities and Facilities at Camp Koyna Resort 


12 Luxury Tents (lake facing) and 10 small Camping Tents

Can accommodate upto 80 people

Clean Washrooms

Well equipped kitchen

Open dining area that serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food

Campfire place with Barbecue setup

Generator backup

Parking Area


Adventure Activities Conducted by Camp Koyna


- Kayaking, Boating, raft making, river crossing, fishing, water polo and many other water activities.

- Camp Koyna conducts trek to Vasota Fort

- Valley crossing, mountain biking, rifle shooting, archery

- Wildlife activities include nature trails and jungle walks along with trained and experienced nature enthusiasts and guides

- Bird watching trails

- Nature and wildlife photography

Tariff of Camp Koyna Eco-resort


Basic Package costs ₹1750/- which includes luxury tent accommodation per person per night with vegetarian meals and any three complimentary activities.

Basic Plus Package costs ₹1900/- which includes luxury tent accommodation per person per night with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals (non-veg food only for dinner along with a sweet dish) and any three complimentary activities.

Classic Package costs ₹2100/- which includes luxury tent accommodation per person per night with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals (in all meals along with a sweet dish) and any three complimentary activities.

Classic Plus Package costs ₹2700/- which includes luxury tent accommodation per person per night with vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals (in all meals along with a sweet dish), barbecue starters  plus a boat ride and any three complimentary activities.

Special discounts are offered to children camps and group bookings.

Contact Details of Camp Koyna Resort


Camp Koyna
At Village Waghali
Grampanchayat Shembadi / Bamnoli
Taluka Javali
District Satara
Maharashtra
India

Telephone number of Camp Koyna : +91-7588353877 / 9822118164 / 9850377999

Email id - campkoyna@gmail.com

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Thoseghar Waterfalls: A Perfect Monsoon Getaway


Name: Thoseghar Waterfalls

State: Maharashtra

Location: 20 km from Satara

Height: 500 meters

Best known for: Series of waterfalls

Serves as: Waterfall destination, monsoon escapade, picnic spot

About Thoseghar Waterfalls


If you are planning a weekend trip to Kaas Plateau during monsoon, than a visit to Thoseghar Waterfalls should be in your checklist. Spare a couple of hours to this picturesque beauty of Thoseghar Waterfalls which is located 20 km from Satara and is part of the Kaas Plateau. Thoseghar Waterfalls is a series of waterfalls side by side falling deep into the valley out of which one Thoseghar waterfall height is 500 meters and the rest are about 15 to 20 meters in height. All the water that is collected over the Kaas Plateau flows through Thoseghar Waterfalls. Also known locally as the Ram and Lakshman Dhabdhaba, the Thoseghar Waterfall is a treat to one's eye given it's enchanting beauty amidst the lush greenery.

A visit to Thoseghar Waterfalls is an awesome experience, especially during monsoon given the beautiful drive, scenic view, vast windmills, curvy road and roaring waterfalls. The newly built platform which one can reach through the bottom of the valley is a perfect picnic spot for tourists. The platform was built for getting a good view of Thoseghar Waterfalls amidst the valley. Hence whenever visiting the Kaas Pathar, don't miss the monsoon escapade to Thoseghar Waterfall.

Best Time to Visit Thoseghar Waterfalls


Thoseghar Waterfalls is at it's best during monsoons as one gets to witness scenic beauty and roaring waterfalls. The climate is pleasant and the view is breathtaking. The best time to visit Thoseghar Waterfalls is from July to late October.

Entry Fee  and Timings for Thoseghar Waterfalls

Timing for Thoseghar Waterfalls: 6:00 am to 6:00 pm

Entry Fees for Thoseghar Waterfalls: INR 10/- for adults

Entry for children below 12 years at Thoseghar Waterfalls is free.

Parking Charges at Thoseghar Waterfalls: INR 5/- for two wheelers, INR 10/- for four wheelers and INR 20/- for buses

Places of Interest near Thoseghar Waterfalls


Places of interest near Thoseghar Waterfalls include Bhairavnath Temple(1 km), Vajrai Waterfall (48 km), Kaas Pathar (44 km), Sajjangad (14 km) and Koyna Wildlife Sanctuary (110 km).

How to Reach Thoseghar Waterfalls


Reaching Thoseghar Waterfalls by Road: Thoseghar Waterfalls distance from Pune is 139 km. Thoseghar Waterfall can be reached from Pune via NH48. Regular buses ply from Swargate Bus Stand in Pune. Thoseghar Waterfalls distance from Mumbai is 282 km and can be reached via Pune.

Reaching Thoseghar Waterfalls by Train: Thoseghar Waterfalls is located 38 km from Satara Railway Station. One has the option of auto-rickshaws and rented cars to reach Thoseghar Waterfalls. Regular buses ply from Swargate Bus Stand in Pune to Thoseghar Waterfall.

Reaching Thoseghar Waterfalls by Air: Karad is the nearest airport around 65 km from Thoseghar Waterfalls. From here one can proceed his journey via road.

Hotel Near Thoseghar Waterfalls


There are few accommodation options for tourists who wish to stay near Thoseghar Waterfalls. Thoseghar Hotels include hotel accommodation ranging from economical to good hotels are available in and around Satara.

Camp Koyna Riverside Eco-Resort (around 59 km from Thoseghar Waterfalls)

Motel Swagath Plaza (around 49 km from Thoseghar Waterfalls)

Hotel Radhika Palace (around 27 km from Thoseghar Waterfalls)

Tips to Remember while visiting Thoseghar Waterfalls


1. Venturing into water or ponds of Thoseghar Waterfalls is a complete no. There are safety placards placed near the entry of the waterfall requesting tourists not to venture in the waterfall. There have been few casualties in the past.

2. Consumption of alcohol is strictly prohibited

3. Smoking is strictly prohibited.

4. No loud music is allowed within the premises.

5. Do not pluck flowers or leaves in and around Thoseghar Waterfalls.

6. Please don't litter around.

7. Not to cross the security railing built around the pond.

Contact details of Thoseghar Waterfalls


Thoseghar Waterfall
Satara District
Maharashtra
Pincode - 415013
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