A gorgeous farm property with an eco-friendly purpose, Saguna Baug makes for an offbeat travel experience in Maharashtra. Saguna Baug is gathered by water (the Ulhas river) on three sides and can be visited for a picnic or an overnight stay. This 50-acre farm keeps its focus of eco-system and agriculture at the heart of its practice. They grow their own crops, mangoes, and keep cattle too and other farm animals too. A few of the activities there include farm tours, bird-watching, fishing, boating, buffalo-rides.
Their accommodation option is divided into four types: mud house, dormitories, cottages and pond house (THE BEST). We highly recommend you book the last one as the view it offers is just priceless. You can book these for a day and head back to the city, or choose to spend a night here. The choice is yours. The pricing for the classic pond house starts at 3,500 per head, inclusive of two meals.
It is located in Neral – in Raigad. This is about 1 hour 45 minutes away from Mumbai and is accessible via the Mumbai-Pune highway. You can also take a train till there. The stay is not a luxurious one, but the place is maintained and mostly spotless, the service and food well taken care of. If time is of the essence, then Saguna Baug is often visited just for a day picnic.