A serene escape in the woods, Jalshrushti Island Resort in Mulshi is what weekend dreams are made of. And here's why.
What We Love: The resort has cottages and rooms with wood interiors that look out to either a pond or a lake. Imagine waking up to a pond of lotuses instead of a traffic snarl from Andheri to Worli. The resort is tucked away in la la land where there is no boss to tell you about deadlines and no friends inviting you for a rager. Jalsrushti has a Jalpushp (riverside cottage) and a Jalaka (pondside cottage). They've got activities like tractor riding, bicycle riding, organic farm visits and they even take their guests for bird watching. Why wouldn't you fall for them anyway?
Shell Out: The peace comes with a price though, and you’ll get to experience all of this for INR 11,000 to INR 12,000 (Sunday to Thursday) and INR 12,500 to INR 13,500 (Friday and Saturday) onward per couple.The cost includes all meals and stay. If you are three people staying in one room, you’ll have to shell out about INR 15,000. Come to think of it, not a bad deal for the experience. Diwali Rates vary.
What's More: They have a swimming pool, a restaurant and a bar on the premises. In case you want to do BYOB, you’ll have to bear corkage charges. Romantics, they can also arrange for a candlelight dinner.
How To Get There: The resort is located about 44 kms from Pune and 170 kms from Mumbai. Just map the resort and enjoy the drive!