Saj By The Lake offers a great option if we’re looking for a weekend hideout. A panoramic view of the Sahyadris, manicured lawns, an indoor garden and a swimming pool make it a scenic point from which to unwind. Once we’re feeling relaxed enough, the resort also offers plenty of activities on-site and nearby.
Besides this, vegetarians are also in for a treat (non-vegetarians, take a walk on the greener side of life here). The Maati Baani restaurant is far away from the typical cottage cheese and potato overdose. Local favourites like methi pithle and baingan bharta are slow-cooked in earthen pits, a shorba is infused with nachani, and regional Maharashtrian, Kashmiri and Rajasthani fare is also available.
A morning walk to the lake will lead us to the banks of the Pushpavati river, flanked by the mountain ranges. The resort offers trekking, boating, BBQ nights and Date nights too which you can request while on your stay. You can also head to the ancient Karneshwar stone caves and a Shiva temple nearby.
Price: Rooms start at INR 5,000 per night; prices may vary as per the season so do check ahead.