Day to day life becomes tough, hectic and full of stress from our corporate life. Being an Software engineer I deal with day to day code phatne ki problem 😛 you can connect with me if you are working in same situation.
Daily travel life, long coded life of such hustle bustle inside a city, being in this fast pace life of Mumbai, you always require a place to meditate, to rejuvenate your soul to compete with this fast pace with your competitors and yourself.
I got to know about the place which is not that far away from Mumbai and which is in the lap of nature where each door opens to the new adventurous tales to collect memories with nature.
If you are searching for something similar to move out from fast pace life of Mumbai and celebrate yourself and want to find peace for your soul than this is the place where your search ends, a place full of experiences and a place where you can experiment with your trails of finding yourself.
If you are staying in Maharashtra or searching to explore place which are nearby to Mumbai city or Pune city, then this is the perfect place for you, “Durshet forest lodge” which is just 2-3 hour journey from both the places which can take you to the lap of Nature.
What this Durshet is all About?
Durshet Forest Lodge, cocooned amidst the Sahyadri mountains & situated on Khopoli-Pali road, just 9 kms from Adlabs Imagica, which includes an excellent 35 acre natural forest with diversity of plantation making it a paradise for nature lovers.
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.
No! this is not it,
It’s not about the stay, we are going there to stay in the lap of nature not in a room or Bed, there’s a lot more offerings from the team of Durshet lodge:
|· Kayaking (In monsoon)|
|· Burma Bridge|
|· Tarzan swing|
|· Jungle cooking|
|· Team games|
|· Swimming pool|
|· TT, Carom|
|· Wall climbing|
|· Ladder climbing
· Net climbing
And in addition they also provide optional activities like
|· 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)
|· Live music
· Barbecue platter
|· Kundalika rafting (For long holidays)|
Wondering about what I did there?
I stayed in newly made Tents which comes in their super deluxe package which had amazing look and feel from inside as well as outside the tent.
Such an amazing place to stay with family or with your loved ones, life like this could never be less imagined.
Lap of nature surrounded with lot of amenities to enjoy with, activities to get an adventurous feel with nature, trek to reach the places of activities and a swimming pool to throw away your tiredness of whole day, a complete package of sterilization with nature.
Me and my team reached there around 11 in morning with full excitement of spending 2 adventurous days, we were all set to start with our itineraries provided by Nature trails team.
We were provided with Deluxe tents which were recently launched, there are total 10 tents surrounded by lush greenery and hills. In front of which there is walking path and swimming pool for relaxing. We all moved towards our accommodation to take some rest to get energized for the trek and adventure activities for which the lunch provided by the Nature trails helped a lot.
We started our adventure activities with trekking, guided by the guide provided from Nature trails team.
We all were looking forward to do and explore the adventure activities and the place which was full of flora. As soon as we completed our trek we reached to the place with “Burma bridge” built in between 2 trees with help of ropes, such amazing experience to walk on that bridge.
Start was good but some great activities were waiting, we started walking ahead after Burma bridge activity, after which we reached to our next destination, i.e., “Zip Line” which was another activity of our itinerary provided, one by one we started wearing our jackets with all the gears, we started with this activity.
Moreover, I was waiting for the “Rappelling” activity which was next to zip line, as I use to see people doing that activity in various videos but never got chance to do that. The best part was there was a walking time we were spending after each activity to give rest to boost our stamina to do the nest activity.
The day was not ended yet as the most difficult “Tarzan Jump” was waiting for everyone, I am calling it difficult because you never know when your hand will slip away from rope and next second u find yourself inside the Pond filled with water 😛
After completing all the activities, we moved back towards the tent areas. We all were tired after this hectic and adventurous day and were waiting to get inside the pool, whatever you like and whatever you want you will find each and everything inside Durshet Forest lodge either its nature, adventure activities, swimming pool, photography location, food, it’s a complete package.
Once in a lifetime we all have some list of activities that we want to perform atleast once in this life, so we all were waiting for the White water rafting which is one of its kind in Maharashtra, As soon as the day 2 begins we started moving out of our tents and board the bus towards kundalika river which is about 1-hour journey from Durshet.
What to tell about the experience we had there, it was all in all the biggest adventure we had rather it’s a rafting over high rapids, or swimming inside a river, it was full of fun and an adventure which was a dream and now finally its completed.
Thanks to such an amazing place to provide us with such adventurous activities.
Ok! So Map To Reach there
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.