5 Farms Around Mumbai That Seem Safer Than Crowded Spots

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    Feeling cooped up in the city? We feel you. That's why we've found 5 farm stays that you can escape to over a weekend that are away from the crowd.

    Disclaimer: The properties listed are following the necessary government guidelines with respect to safety and health. However, we suggest you maintain social distancing, wear face masks and carry sanitizer with you. If you have doubts or queries we suggest reaching out to the host property directly.

    Megh Malhar Agro Tourism, Mulshi

    With private villas and cottages, Megh Malhar is ideal for a weekend getaway from the city. With gorgeous views, lush farmland and surrounded by mango orchards, this is tranquillity, guaranteed. Plus, you can opt for either a mountain or a river-facing room - tough choice isn't it. 

    Price: INR 3,300 upwards for Standard Cottages & INR 3,900 for AC Cottages. 

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    Psst! Couples, we suggest their Treehouse for a romantic getaway

    Tooth Mountain Farms, Karjat

    This 20-acre estate is about as serene as it can get. With 5 boutique rooms, each with its own individual theme, a spa on property and plenty of outdoor activities, there's plenty to recommend this one. 

    Plus, they've got all the Covid-19 measures in place from contactless check-in, social distancing, maintaining common area hygiene and strict protocols. Please note, you'll need to send a Health Fitness Medical Certificate via email prior to arrival. 

    Price: Prices start at INR 6,000 to INR 8,000 on weekends

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    Arwa Farms, Dahanu

    If you're looking to detox from Mumbai's hectic lifestyle (endless online meetings sound familiar?), then consider Arwa Farms. An organic farmstay that's nestled in the midst of lush paddy fields, this is as rustic as it gets. And if you're an animal lover, well we think you'll be pretty pleased!

    Price: INR 1,500 per person/night without food and INR 2,500 per person/night with meals included

    Psst! Internet connection is sketchy here, so you can really unplug

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    Prakriti Agro Farm, Jawhar

    Surrounded by groves of mango and cashewnut trees, Prakriti Agro Farm offers comfortable rooms in natural surroundings. Plus you can dig into home-style khanna, enjoy drives around surrounding Jawhar and take in the tranquillity and scenic vistas. They offer AC and Non-AC rooms and breakfast is included. They've also implemented a host of safety measures in light of Covid like routine sanitisation, temperature checking, social distancing and ensuring face masks are worn in common spaces.

    Price: INR 1,500 for Non-AC (Double Occupancy), INR 2,000 for AC (Double Occupancy).

    RutuParna Farm, Mulshi

    About as scenic as it gets, RutuParna Farm offers luxury accommodation in the heart of nature. Each of their 7 rooms are beautifully appointed and feature stunning views over the Mulshi Hills. Hearty Maharashtrian thalis ensure you're well-fed and happy and the cosy cottages are ideal for a romantic escape.

    Price: INR 5,000 per couple, inclusive of all taxes and meals

    In light of Covid-19 they are only renting out alternate rooms, maintaining regular sanitisation and social distancing and face masks. Call ahead as they only have 7 rooms. 

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