The Simple Life: Escape To This Rustic Homestay In Khopoli Where Sustainability Is Key
We all need a chance to unwind and recharge after a hectic week. And what better way to do this than to retreat for a weekend to beautiful surroundings with warm hospitality? If this is what you're looking for, then we recommend you head to Aajol in Khopoli.
What Makes It Awesome
Aajol is a rustic homestay in Khopoli that's geared towards those looking for a sustainable travel option. Aajol is the local name for one's grandparents house, and the homestay's philosophy embodies that same sense of warmth and comfort. This same sense of going back to our roots and cherishing local heritage can be seen in the food, the activities hosted by the property and the ecology surrounding the house.
The rooms here are simple but modern, stripped of fancy luxuries, but perfectly comfortable for a stay. Nature's just at your doorstep here, and there's a lovely garden too, that's complete with mountain views. There's nature walks, treks, camping, star gazing and natural farming here. During the monsoons, make a trip to the Zenith Waterfall that's also in Khopoli for picturesque views and photo ops. Other places of interest around include the Ashtavinayak Mahad Temple.
Aajol also hosts workshops and cultural activities like Warli painting, mud art and natural farming too. Very much a part of the community, this homestay looks to give back to the ecosystem and community in a variety of ways and we think makes for a great stay in a traditional Konkani style home. Prices at the time of writing this piece, started at INR 2,800 for a double room with a view.
Remember to carry insect repellent and all your toiletries and essentials on your trip.