We’re back to our favourite destination, Panchgani. If you’re looking to escape the city then head to this beautiful valley-facing homestay for those wondrous misty clouds and sunrise.
It’s an absolutely breath-taking homestay flanked by the valley, with a gorgeous view owned by Tejas. Verandah by the Valley is a villa with two bedrooms perfect for couples or a gang of four as you get the entire villa to yourself.
They have simple white interiors, an amazing patio which overlooks the Panchgani valley. Imagine yourself in a space far away from the maddening crowd just overlooking the hills. There’s a caretaker who can cook homemade meals for you (additional charges). There’s a waterfall that crops up during the monsoon, and one can even go for treks following the nature trails around the homestay. At night, you can sit on the patio, organise a bbq for yourself and just kick back and enjoy.
To get to this beautiful haven, post reaching Panchgani, take a left from the Shivaji Chowk, cross Blue Country resort and drive up to Godavli village. The road leading the Verandah isn’t fully made so be aware of that, especially during the rains. In case you get lost, give them a call (numbers will be shared once the booking has been made).
Packages: INR 12,000 and upwards.