Saturday, June 23, 2018

Nature Trails - Durshet Forest Lodge - Best Weekend Getaway near Mumbai


Do pal ke jeeven se..Ek umra churaani hai..
Zindagi aur kuch bhi nahi..teri meri kahani hai..

This iconic song summarises our day to day life in a nutshell. We live in a competitive world, where we are running in a never ending race, a race of success, a race of money and a race of winning lot many other things. But like any other athlete, every one of us needs a getaway every now and then to rejuvenate and to recharge ourselves for the next lap of the race.

We all need “Me” and “We” time:
Yes , in spite of all the happenings in life , we all  need to find time , or I should say we need to snatch time for ourselves and also for our loved ones and what’s better than getting those moments in form of holiday trips.
But the main challenge in today’s world is that we hardly get time to plan long trips , that’s when weekend getaways have gained popularity , where you can enjoy nature , take a well deserved break and at the same time join the professional tussle the next Monday.

Searching for weekend getaways from Mumbai ? here is your answer :
If you happen to be in Maharashtra and you are exploring  for Resorts near Mumbai or Resorts near Pune , then your search will end at Durshet forest lodge.A 2-3 hour journey can easily take you to this amazing lap of nature , where not only get close to nature , but also you get close to yourself and close to your life.

Excited to know more about it ?! lets get going :
Durshet Forest Lodge, is a perfectly spotted destination amidst the Sahyadri mountains and is hardly some distance away from  Khopoli-Pali road. The lodge includes is a visual treat of 35 acre natural forest with a wide variety of plantation and is a nature lover’s delight.

With 16 AC Cocoon rooms, 7 large & 4 small Cottage rooms, 5 large dormitories, a well-equipped conference hall, a full-fledged kitchen and dining hall, Durshet makes an ideal vacation stay. 

Okay , but is it only about a good stay or is there anything else as well ?

Yes , my friend , what we told till now is just a trailer of the entire treat this resort has to offer. If we try to summarise the main acvities that the venue offers , these are the following :

·         Rappelling
·         Kayaking
·         Zipline
·         Burma Bridge
·         Tarzan swing
·         Jungle cooking
·         Team games
·         Swimming pool
·         TT, Carom
·         Wall climbing
·         Archery
·         Ladder climbing
·         Net climbing

Here are some of the snaps that we took on our visit to the place :

Our experience:

We spent a weekend there and for sure had one of the best weekends.
Nature surrounding you and you get all the modern amenities to enjoy like deluxe stay , swimming pool to rejuvenate , good food in all the meals offered at the resort , tell me what else will you expect ?

And the adventure activities can be summarised in one word : “Wowwwww !!”

A zip lining down more than 100 meters is enough to give you the boost of adventure.
A fun filled Burma Bridge and equally amazing Rappelling gives you the recharge of mood that you thrive for.  

And this all becomes another level of fun when the weather adds the cherry on the cake. For us , it was a pleasant rain that made experiencing nature even more fun.

If you feel like “this is it !” , wait for the ultimate surprise that nature has to offer very near to this place .

What is that ? Here is all about it :

Hardly an hour journey from the resort can take you to Kolad !
Yes , It is an ideal stop-over point for Kundalika river rafting, an adrenaline boosting activity offered all year round at the Kolad Camp-site by Nature Trails. A never-to-forget experience awaits you , where are you ?

An FAQ that many of you might have is : 
How to reach this heavenly place called Nature trails? , so here is a path guide for you all :

Nearest Airport -Mumbai (100kms), Pune (100kms)
Nearest Railway Station –Khopoli(15kms), Nagothane(30kms), Khandala(30kms)

If you are coming from Mumbai:

Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway upto Khalapur Toll Plaza. After paying the toll for Khopoli go for ~ 1 km and take the Khopoli exit on your left. After exiting the expressway, take the flyover to your right, immediately after flyover, take left turn on Pali road and drive for 12 kms till you reach Durshet. 8 kms after Adlab Imagica.

If you are coming from Pune:

Take the Mumbai Pune Expressway upto the Khalapur Toll plaza. Take left immediately after paying Khalapur toll. Go 2 kms take left on Pen road, go to Pali phata, take right after Adlabs Imagica. Resort is just 8 kms ahead.

Words can never explain the joy and memories this place can give to you , do visit that once and experience yourself !

KUNAL KJ / Author & Editor

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