Ten-Second Takeaway

Offering a panoramic view of the forests and ghats, Rumourss Sky Villas {ignore the Gossip Girl-like name} is what we’re bookmarking for our next Lonavala getaway.

Rumour Has It {All}

Photo courtesy: Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort

Just a two hour drive away from Mumbai, we are digging the countryside vibe of this resort, tucked away in the ghats of Lonavala. The monsoon breeze is the perfect companion for this romantic getaway, or even just for some quiet time with our families.

This eco-friendly resort has a unique design for its villas. The resort offers two types of villas – four sky villas and four earth villas. Sky villas are built on an elevated platform offering a panoramic view of the forests and ghats. Earth villas, on the other hand, are on the ground level, facing the swimming pool.  We love the wooden decor and the picturesque view of Tata Lake.

What We Love

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The proximity of this luxurious resort to the city, yet how it’s unique enough to offer a real break from the city. The cottages are just what we need from a peaceful weekend – cosy, isolated and offering amazing views. We also think it’s worth visiting Kinara Village Dhaba – a plush restaurant on the Mumbai-Pune highway road nearby – for their North Indian cuisine. However be warned, monsoon season is super busy for them, so we suggest heading there early in the evenings.

#LBBTip: We also recommend checking out near by tourist spots like Lion and Shivling Points. Catch a breathtaking view of the sunrise or a sunset {if you’re not a morning person}.

Where: Rumourss Sky Villas
Timings: Check in is 1pm, check out is 11am
Price: Sky Villas { INR 8,000 to INR 11,000); Earth villas {INR 7,000 to INR 9,000}

The Kinara Village Dhaba
Timings: 11am – 11pm
Price: INR 1,200 for two

Photos courtesy: Rumourss Sky Villa & Resort