Perfect weekend getaway near Mumbai: Durshet Forest Lodge

Monsoon is the time when people look for some fun weekend getaways and wish to explore trekking opportunities. Monsoon treks are the most popular and so are the adventure activities. We all love to take some time off from our daily hectic life and spend some time close to nature. However, our busy schedules do not permit us for long vacations. What if I tell you that I visited a really awesome place near Mumbai which is great for rewinding and fulfils all your adventure needs? Yes, if you are in and around Mumbai, you need not worry about taking a long break as Durshet Forest Lodge (Property of Nature trails and Sterling holidays) is what you must look out for! It is one of the best resorts near Mumbai and very convenient for people from nearby cities like Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, and Nashik to travel to this gorgeous resort.

A fun family getaway:

The major attraction of this resort is that it is best to visit with family and friends. It is a located at a beautiful picturesque locale which has breath-taking mountain views. Plush greenery all around, Durshet Forest Lodge offers a wide range of accommodation options. I personally choose the super deluxe tents which were a delight to stay at! You can easily take your kids along on this fun and adventurous trip. Nature Trails organizes a lot of such exciting trips for schools and college students as well which means there is a lot of scope for children to learn and grasp amidst nature. You and your family can have the ultimate “screen-free” getaway away from the hustle-bustle of the city life.

 

Adventure Activities:

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

·        Net climbing

Optional Activities:

·        Trek to Suranda village

·        Visit to Umbarkhed battle field (Historical battle field of Marathas)

·        Chhadi patta (Folk action show)

·        Visit to Adlabs Imagica (Charged separately)

·        Kundalika rafting (For long holidays)
·        Live music

·        DJ

·        Barbecue platter

 

 

Adventure activities like rappelling, zip lining, Burma-bridge among others are super enjoyable. You surely will have a time of your life as you indulge in some real-good adventure this rainy season. Nature Trails resort at Kolad, a nearby campsite, offers an unforgettable river rafting experience through-out the year. So, if you are looking out to explore river rafting at its best, this resort can be your go-to place! There is a lot of opportunity for you to spend time with your children and your loved ones in this serene location. Experience the true beauty of nature and spend quality time with your kids as they learn so many new and unexplored things about the environment. It is truly the best place to visit with family and friends.

Major Attractions:

The accommodation features 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. You can choose what best suits your requirements and budget. Durshet makes an ideal vacation stay for couples as well as for groups. But  Kundalika resort is ideal stop over for kolads white water river rafting. Kolad Camp-site by Nature Trails is the only place where White Water Rafting is offered all year round. Durshet Forest Lodge is the best nature-oriented scenic resort near Mumbai, Pune, and Nashik. The resort is just 8 Kms from the Adlabs Imagica. It offers a much-needed relaxing getaway away from the hustle-bustle of the city life!

So, if you are looking for resorts near Mumbai or resorts near Pune, look no more! Durshet Forest Lodge is everything you and your family needs this monsoon. Planning already? Here’s a detailed information sheet for your reference:

 

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How to reach Durshet Forest Lodge:

Nearest Airport –Mumbai (100kms), Pune (100kms)

Nearest Railway Station –Khopoli(15kms), Nagothane(30kms), Khandala(30kms)

If you are coming from Mumbai:

It is just 8 Kms from Adlabs Imagica. Take the Mumbai-Pune Expressway up to 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 a left turn on Pali road and drive for 12 km ahead.

If you are coming from Pune:

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

 

For more details, you can visit naturetrails.in

 Check out this amazing video by me of two days #explorenaturetrails at Durshet Forest lodge .

 

Author

Snehalata Jain, Mother, Lifestyle blogger, Traveler, Foodie and has a knack of parental advice. She loves to travel with her family and especially her daughter angel so that she can teach her kid the real life experience. A Micro Biologist and lecturer by profession, a full time mother and blogger by choice. She is a social media pro since 2012 handling over 100 profiles till now. Stepping to blog was her decision when she realized that whatever you do or experience, documentation makes it authentic. She loves photography and traveling and creating unique recipes which are healthy and tasty. She writes what she experience during her trips. About Blogsikka : It was just a quick decision to make my lifestyle blog , while searching for blog name. I wanted a name which is not related to specific things as my life is so dynamic that I can’t stick to one thing. I love travelling and eat delicacies from around the world. My love doesn’t stop here , infact I love to cook delicious thing which I see during my trips and replicate at home. Blogsikka is all about my own experiences of life and i write whatever i experience. And my backbone support is my husband DILKHUSH SHAH who is chartered accountant by profession and a hard core traveler by passion. He is the reason behind my all trips. DO FOLLOW MY BLOG : https://blogsikka.com and my all social media tabs

30 Comments

  1. It is definitely nice to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city. The place looks so green and beautiful and it definitely has quite a bit of activities too.

  2. It looks like a perfect getway location. With great view. Love the amazing backdrop in all your pictures.

  3. I loved the way you describe all. The places you travel. A brief explanation with your superb experience attracts anyone to visit that place. And I m so much hurry to go down there and enjoy the best time. Pics says it seems so fun there. Would love to take a chance.

  4. This is such a wonderful retreat for the family away from chaos and city life. Best is one place with all the activities and adventures. I am sure kids will love to be part of this tour.

  5. Wow what a amazing place . I would love to visit here with my family. Perfect holiday destination.

  6. I love Greenery… It has my heart! I would visit this place because is seems so connected to the nature.. a perfect getaway from the city life!

  7. I never knew there is such a wonderful place near Pune and Mumbai. I had not heard ever. Would love to visit this place soon.

  8. Nice place. So many activities to do. Will definitely go there in future.

  9. Nice place. So many activities to do. Will definitely go there in future. ….

  10. Such aNice place. So many activities to do. Will definitely go there in future.

  11. Time off with family with such greenery around is the best possible vacation. Will keep it in mind next time we plan a getaway.

  12. Priyanka Kasare Reply

    Look amazing & fun filled near to my hometown khopoli will definetly try this resort

  13. Wow.. Sound amazing place to enjoy with family.Next time if I would go to Mumbai. I will definitely go for this place.

  14. wow..It’s the perfect place for a walk, a picnic or a trip its wonderful .

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