If you've been hankering after a long-weekend getaway, there's a boutique hotel in Malshej Ghat near Mumbai that is sure to get rid of those city woes and recharge you for a new week. A panoramic view of the Sahyadris, manicured lawns, an indoor garden and a swimming pool make Saj By The Lake a scenic point at which to unwind. 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 andBharli Vaangi are slow-cooked in earthen pits, a shorba is infused with nachani, and regional Maharashtrian, Kashmiri and Rajasthani fare are all available.
A morning walk to the lake will lead you to the banks of the Pushpavati river, flanked by the mountain ranges.The resort has camping and bonfire activities, and also has guided tours of the Karneshwar stone caves and a Shiva temple nearby.
Once you’re feeling relaxed enough, the resort also offers adventure activities such as body zorbing, water zorbing, archery and crossbow. Malshej Ghat is one of the best spots near Mumbai to enjoy in any weather. With its trekking, picnic spots and waterfalls, it’s a nature-lover’s dream. With this luxury resort, we’re thinking that our next long-weekend getaway can have a little smooth with the rough as well!