If you have been looking out for places to hold a family get together, then Caramba Villa in Panchgani is an option you should check out. Why are we recommending it for a family vacay? Because this three-bedroom luxury villa can accommodate up to 15 people, has a private pool with a covered skylight – possibly the only one in Panchgani, and other amenities that will increasingly add to your plush stay here.
A self-check-in villa, you need to just speak to the guards and get in any time after 2 PM. A large lounge area right in the beginning with landscaped verandah and a huge television set makes for a good spot to start your day chit-chatting while you chalk out your plan.
How Do I Get There: About 250 km from Mumbai, Panchgani is a quiet little hilltop, also known as tableland as it’s a volcanic plateau. You can cab this four-hour journey, take your own car, or choose to take a bus, there is one every 20 minutes. Multiple trains ply on this route too. You can board one from CST and it will take you to Panchgani within four hours.
Amenities: Private Pool with a skylight, self sufficient kitchen with appliances, board games, power backup (for all those electricity woes), daily housekeeping, ample parking and a gorgeous sunset view terrace. The three air-conditioned bedrooms are spacious and are equipped with everything that will make your stay comfortable.
Shell Out: The property is priced at INR 10,000 per night for up to six people, not something that will burn a hole in your pocket. But the rates may vary basis availability and season.