Mumbai: Head to these quick and budget friendly getaways on New Years

Updated: Dec 25, 2017, 10:19 IST | Kasturi Gadge

Get Away If you haven't made an out-of-Mumbai plan for the year-end, here's a reliable list of options that are still available

Paw Haven, Karjat

From Mumbai: 70 km
You Pay: Rs.5,000 per night
Ideal for: Pet parents

Paw Haven, Karjat

If leaving your pet behind during a holiday makes it difficult for you to step away from the city, Karjat's Paw Haven is for you. Spread across three acres of forest, the property is located at the foot of the Bhimashankar hills. Pick from four boutique homes that are canine- friendly and equipped with custom-made beds. Each home has a private patio, perfect for a family breakfast. While humans can binge on local food at the gazebo, the mutts can feast on organic meals from their kitchen garden and free range chicken. Guests can enjoy a private barbeque amidst the forest.

Book at: www.facebook.com/PawHaven.in/
Getting there: NH 48 to Kashele - Khandas Road

Dhepe Wada, Mulshi

From Mumbai: 150 km
You Pay: Rs.4,000 per night
Ideal for: Culture creatures

Dhepe Wada, Mulshi

Pune resident, Nitin Dhepe, wanted to ensure that the concept of 'wada' — a unique Maratha architecture — does not die with time. He constructed Dhepe wada a few years ago in Mulshi, making it one of the few wadas built in the last 200 years. Guests are served authentic Maharasthrian meals at the dining hall. Make sure you dress up like a Maratha Royalty and get your pictures clicked.

Book at: www.dhepewada.com
Getting there: Via Mumbai-Pune Expressway followed by NH 48 towards Pavananagar-Kamshet Road

Camp Deogadh, Pawna

From Mumbai: 125 km
You Pay: Rs.5,000 per night
Ideal for: Star gazers

Camp Deogadh, Pawna

Pawna lake's Deogadh homestay is an eco-friendly home crafted with love by a Bandra couple. You will fall in love right away with the sunset view from the patio that overlooks the Tungi Hill. The campsite has tents, a bonfire pit and pantry

Book at: www.facebook.com/CampDeogadh
Getting there: NH 48 to Thakursai-Aajiwali Road

Art Village, Karjat
The stress from a mundane life can steal your creativity and that is why taking short breaks and indulging in a hobby is always a good idea. The Art Village at Karjat is one such creative space away from the hustle of city-life. The idea behind the resort is to encourage the artist within you. This farm comprises a nursery with bonsai plants, three cottages, a recreation centre, an earth café with a country-style kitchen and an open-to-sky amphitheatre. The owners here organise workshops with prominent artists and yoga instructors for the guests on a weekly basis.

Art Village, Karjat

Book at: www.artvillage.co
Getting there: Via NH48

From Mumbai: 70 km
You Pay: Rs.7,500 per night
Ideal for: Art lovers

Residency Lake Resort, Mulshi
Maharashtra is blessed with beautiful hills that come alive post the monsoons. And if you are in a mood to soak in some fresh air, check out Residency Lake Resort which welcomes you with a gorgeous view of the Sahyadri range. This resort is equipped with a spa that will help you relax. To keep your kids entertained ,there is a swimming pool, play area and park. There are 12 cottages on the property that have been tastefully designed with a vibrant colour scheme and artifacts. But what adds to the charm is the valley view from the rooms. To keep you fuelled on your vacation is an in-house restaurant that serves regional fare.

Residency Lake Resort, Mulshi

Book at: www.residencylakeresort.com
Getting there: NH48 to Tamhini Ghat

From Mumbai: 180km
You Pay: Rs.4,999 per night
Ideal for: Family vacationers

Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Alibaug
If heading to the beach is your idea of unwinding, then Bougainvillea Beach resort in Alibaug is worth a trip to. Nestled within palm trees, this beach house is disconnected from the main city and is just a walk away from Nagaon beach. The house has nine bedrooms with a private open area, garden, pool and restaurant. After sunset, apart from a walk on the beach and a dip in the pool, you can also keep yourself entertained at the terrace over board games.

Bougainvillea Beach Resort, Alibaug

Book at: www.bvalibaug.com/
Getting there: Ferry from Gateway of India to Alibaug followed by a rickshaw ride.
By road – Via NH66

From Mumbai: 115 km
You Pay: Rs.5,000 per night
Ideal for: Beach hunters

Konkan Nest Resort, Ganpatipule

From Mumbai: 300 km
You Pay: R2,500 plus taxes (includes breakfast)
Ideal for: Solitude seekers

Konkan Nest Resort, Ganpatipule

While we all know Ganpatipule is a famous pilgrim spot, it also has one of the most incredible beaches in the state. And what better way to experience it than living in a Konkani style brick house that is surrounded by mango plantations. Konkan Nest Resort or Bhide wada houses over 20 houses that are aesthetically designed with tiled roofs, cow-dung washed floor and a personal veranda. You can walk around the property and learn more about the famous alphanso mangoes along with other local produce. They offer a Konkani thaali meal on request which comes with ukadiche modak.

Book at: www.konkannest.com
Getting there: Via NH66

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