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23 February 2021 | 3 min read

Best Resorts In Pune For A Relaxing Getaway

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Are you planning a weekend getaway from Pune? Here’s a list of the best resorts  in Pune and around the city.

Everyone deserves a break, and post-pandemic , everyone deserves a nice, long vacay. We set out to do some research on the best resorts in Pune, the best resorts around Pune and even a couple of alternatives in Pune city because when in doubt, staycation ! From luxury  stays to quick budget options, here’s the only guide you’ll need before you book your next holiday!

1. Camp Temgarh

Initially intended for private use, Camp Temgarh near Mulshi has slowly built a reputation for being one of the most popular resorts around Pune. From just tents, they’ve now built full-sized premium cottages, cosy dormitories and large bungalows, all that offer unspoiled views of the meadows and the hills that surround them. Go here if you’re looking to cut off from technology and stare at nature instead of replying to emails.

Can’t sit still and do nothing? They have swimming and a lake, plenty of board games, trekking, nature trails and even a trampoline!

Find it: Lavasa Road, Mulshi Taluka

Book your stay: bookings@camptemgarh.com, +91 9422516089

Price: Starts at around INR 8-9,000

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2. Dune Barr House

Is this the best resort near Pune? We think so! Located in the lush Matheran hills (about 120 km from Pune), Dune Barr House is a 170-year-old British mansion built by Captain Barr in the 19th century and is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Yup that means absolutely no cars allowed! We can almost smell the fresh air.

It may sound cliche, but you’ll feel like you stepped back in time once you take a look at the grand heritage-style rooms, which incidentally are named after famous British families of Bombay, the Parsis and the Bohras. Of course, if we had to pick the best room out of all the good resorts near Pune, we’d like their Elphinstone Heritage Suite for the novelty alone. Named after the Governor of Bombay, this heritage suite is built into a turret!

There’s plenty to do here: You’ll find the Charlotte lake nearby, you can hire horses for sightseeing or go on a lovely trek.

Find it: District Raigarh, Charlotte Lake Roadamidtay: booking@dunewellnessgroup.com +91 9159550341

Price: Starts at around INR 8,000 per night

3. The Ark Wellness Retreat

A popular boutique spa resort, the Ark is only 45 minutes away from the city, making this our pick for one of the top wellness resorts around Pune. Set amid nature while also being high-end, you won’t have to compromise on luxury here. I mean, what better than a weekend filled with spa activities, right?

There’s plenty of therapies to do at the spa, pool activities, jogging track, bicycles and board games. Plus, you won’t be cut-off here; they do offer Wi-Fi and televisions!

Find it: The road about 8 km slightly before Kolvan

Book your stay: ark retreat.in Price: Starts at about INR 5,000

4. The Machan Tree House Resort (H2)

You’ve probably already heard of this one. With numerous awards under its belt, The Machan is far and away from the best resort near Pune, in the luxury category. An exclusive eco-resort with unique tree houses that rise to about 45 feet above the forest, the one-of-a-kind accommodation has been carefully designed to minimise any impact on the natural surroundings, leaving you with nothing but stunning views.

Pick a room, whether on the ground or up in the sky, that suits you and bookmark this one for an anniversary, special occasion or just treat yourself to lazy spa days with only the sounds of birdsong and the rustling of leaves to interrupt the silence.

Find it: The Machan is located in scenic Jambulne, about 17 km from Lonavla, and a 1.5-hour drive from Pune

Book your stay: themachan.com

Price: Starts at INR 15,000 or so but will vary depending on when you book

5. Fort Jadavgadh

Well, first and foremost, this is a pet-friendly hotel, so we give it two paws up for being a great option to take your pet if you’re looking for good resorts around Pune to visit with your furry friend. They have a vet on call, too.

Also, a literal fort and the only heritage hotel in Maharashtra, this comes complete with secret passages, dungeons, canons, and gun holes, escape routes, and of course, riveting stories of courage and royalty. Not to mention the spectacular views of the valley of Jadhavwadi below.

Oh wait, did we mention the poolside spa, the museum, rifle shooting, archery, and an audio tour of the fort? Phhewww. Whether you’re staying in the plush royal tents or the king’s own Maharaja Suite, there’s something for everyone here.

Find it: Jadhavwadi, Hadapsar-Saswad Road, 22 kilometres from Pune

Book your stay: +91 9169166789

Price: Start at about INR 6,000 per night

Of course, some honourable mentions that almost made it to our list of the best resorts around Pune are Amanzi in Tikona, The Duke’s Retreat in Khandala. These are all excellent resorts near Pune, each offering something special and unique. Tell us your picks for great resorts in Pune for a one day trip in the comments below!

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