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6 Stunning Resorts Near Mumbai That Are Perfect For A Weekend Getaway!

June 22, 2016 | by Japleen Kaur

The past few days are proof that the monsoon is well and truly here! It also means it’s time for a break from the summer heat and hectic city life. As the weekend is almost here, we suggest you head to the countryside and gift yourself a luxurious getaway that you totally deserve. Plan a short family trip, a romantic escape, or get adventurous with your gang at one of these amazing resorts. The best part? No leaves necessary!


Dine with a view at the Hilton Shillim
Living room area at Hilton Shillim

1. Hilton Shillim Estate Resort & Spa

This spa retreat is luxury personified. Located near Pawna Lake, it offers services that will make you forget all your worries from the moment you enter. If you;re looking for some indulgent spa treatments, then this is the place to be. Shillim Estate also has its own institute next to the resort that offers classes in cooking, as well as dance, music, and pottery studios. Their wellness programs are customised to your needs and will leave you super relaxed. Apart from rooms with views to die for, they also offer a 30-minute seaplane ride to the lake. SOLD!

Location: Pune
Contact: +91-2114-712 468
Shillim Estate


Room entrance of the Della Suite
Inside the Della Suite

2. Della Adventures Resort

Just a two-hour drive from Mumbai, this resort is paradise for adventure lovers. Spend your day at the adventure park and relax by the poolside in the evening. It has a lot of room options, but if you want to pamper yourself, choose the luxury suites that will make you feel like a queen. There are 51 spacious rooms situated around a cobalt blue water body, which looks super pretty after sunset.

Location: Lonavala
Contact: 1800 3070 5050
Della Adventures


Balcony outside one of the suites at The Machan
Sunset room at The Machan

3. The Machan

Personally, my favourite among all these resorts is the eco-friendly resort, The Machan. It gives you the wholesome experience of staying in a jungle lodge and doesn’t get more authentic than this. Located at Jambulne, it is one of 25 biological hotspots across the world. Everything works on sustainable resources at this resort, and if you are a nature lover this will be your idea of heaven. What impressed me the most is the tree housing. The rooms are 35-40 feet above ground level and are gorgeous and homely. There are a variety of rooms that you can choose from, and the interiors are beautifully done with killer views of the forest. While you are here, you will be totally off the grid so be prepared for no network. Say buh-bye to your phones and hello to nature!

Location: Jambulne (2.5 hours away from Mumbai)
Contact: +91-7666-622426
The Machan


Poolside at the Mango Beach Villa
Lobby area at the Mango Beach House

4. Mango Beach House

Mango Beach House is an ideal place for those who want to enjoy a luxury homestay experience. The architecture reminds you of the Mediterranean, and of course, there are mango trees surrounding the two picturesque villas. Wake up late, pamper yourself with a Swedish massage, read your favourite novel on the hammock, and watch the sun go down with a smile. A perfect day, isn’t it?

Location: Alibaug
Contact:  +91-98200 08899
Mango Beach House


Fort Jadhavgarh
Poolside sitting area inside Fort Jadhavgarh resort

5. Fort Jadhavgarh

Revisit your history lessons at this unique fort-turned-resort. Yes, it’s hard to believe that this magnificent property is near Mumbai and not Rajasthan! Experience Maratha royalty traditions that are over 300 years old. Apart from the heritage rooms, the open-air dining area — called the aangan — is expansive and beautiful. The chefs display their cooking skills at live counters here. Picture this: a candlelight dinner on the terrace of a fort, with dim lights and a starry sky. Plus wine and royal delicacies. Enough said!

Location: Pune
Contact:  +91 99 8757 3818
 Fort Jadhavgarh 


Poolside at Beyond
Cafe Rose at Sula Vineyards

6. Beyond By Sula

Built a short distance from Sula Vineyards, Beyond by Sula is a must-visit for wine lovers. The best way to explore this property is on bicycles. Cycle your way through the vineyards while the sun is rising and make the most out of your little getaway. Watch how wine is made while downing a glass or two of their award-winning wines. There are 35 luxury rooms, each with a balcony, where you can have a quick conversation with your beloved while taking in the scenic view.

Location: Nasik
Contact:  +91 78755 55735
Beyond by Sula

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