When it comes to dams and hills, Pune is surrounded by several picturesque ones. Panshet Dam is located one and a half hour or about 40kms away from Pune offering views to die for. To take in all the view, you can explore the Panshet Valley Resort, which is an agro-tourism resort in the scenic vicinity of Panshet Dam. The best way to get here is by road, so take along your car or bike.
This agro resort has all that you need to forget your worries back at home and enjoy a relaxing getaway. The accommodation at this place is quite interesting. You get to stay in cute machan-style cottages that add a rustic angle to the resort. Each room can accommodate up to three people and offers a great view of the property and the surrounding. There are many categories while choosing the room so take your pick according to the number of people accompanying you. The resort doesn’t have a full-fledged restaurant, but the meals served here are local-style (cooked on a chulha/with firewood) chicken or veg thalis, and we hear, are quite filling. If you have any dietary restrictions or special food requirements. We suggest you let the staff know before you visit, so that arrangements can be made as it is quite a remote location.
The property also has many activities that you can take part it. The Panshet Valley Resort comes with a swimming pool on-site, as well as a play-ground space for basketball, futsal, box cricket, and volleyball – perfect for a weekend with friends or family. Stargaze on their pool-side deck, or snuggle up with your partner at their bonfire pit (a complimentary, nightly event), or wake up at the crack of dawn for their early-morning nature trek. Make the most of your surroundings, and ask for a BBQ night to be arranged for – it’ll cost you a bit extra (per-kg for chicken and veg) but we think it’ll be worth it. Their packages start at INR 2200.