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1 August 2018 | 2 min read

Enjoy this Organic Getaway At Saffronstays Mulshi

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Fragrant Sun, Mulshi

Experiential tourism has landed in India in a big way, triggering an increase in the popularity of homestays. And in the number of platforms that are curating these luxurious, unique properties that offer travel-goers a more immersive experience. Saffronstays, for instance, has discovered some unbelievable holiday homes across India and opened them up to travellers. Of the 30 homes they currently operate, one particular property makes for a perfect weekend getaway from Pune and Mumbai – the Fragrant Sun in Mulshi.

This eco-friendly villa has been constructed using natural materials and is the picture of serenity. With lots of room to breathe (and lovely little nooks and corners that are perfect for a quiet cup of chai), the property offers stunning views of Lake Mulshi. Sitting atop a hill, the house is surrounded by greenery that peeks in through the windows. The large rooms open out directly to the mountains and the quiet is audible – a nice change from the dizzying pace of the city.

Interesting elements have been worked into the design of the home including swings that inspire a wave of nostalgia, a bonfire sit-out, fruit trees, vegetable patches, a massive open kitchen and a gorgeous wooden bar, so you can spend the long weekend luxuriating under the fragrant sun, without ever having to leave the property.
Saffronstays Mulshi - Live More Zone

1. How Do I Get Here?

If you’re heading here from Mumbai, your best bet is to take a train to Pune and take a taxi to Mulshi Lake. Alternatively, you could drive down and make a road trip out of your getaway {rent a car online and use your Debit card to avail discounts on the same}.

2. What’s Around?

Mulshi Lake is 200 metres away, perfect for leisurely swims. If you’re feeling particularly energetic, you can spend the morning trekking to the mountain right opposite the lake which leads the way to beautiful rain-fed ponds and even a tiny waterfall. Largely unexplored and out-of-the-way, very little disturbs the quiet here and, even though you’ll probably feel that familiar Instagram itch, we recommend enjoying the pristine beauty the way it was intended to.

Fragrant Sun Mulshi - Live More Zone

3. What To Pack?

Make sure you carry a sturdy pair of shoes.

4. Perfect For:

A weekend getaway

5. Tariff:

Approx INR 7,000 per night/per room; meals are provided at an extra cost of INR 1,500 per day (breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner) for adults and INR 750 for children between the age of 6 – 11.

All photo courtesy – TheFragrant Sun, Mulshi

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