For all Mumbaikers who're craving a detox amidst natural surroundings, we've got a great recommendation. Forest Hills, an eco-resort located only 3 hours away from Mumbai is a tiny haven tucked into a forest, overlooking a valley. The resort is located in Tala, Raigad Village in the Konkan region of Maharashtra whose beauty is sure to charm you.
All of you who are looking for an escape to some place quiet and serene, Forest Hills is the perfect getaway. Whether you go with a big group of friends and family or with your partner to spend exclusive time, a stay in this resort is going to be a rejuvenating experience.
About the Property:
Situated close to the famous Tala Caves, Forest Hills is perched on a hill top with a breathtaking view of the valley. The resort offers uninterrupted view of verdant forests and a pristine water body that serpentines the valley. The property is an eco-retreat that aims to help you reconnect with the very fabric of your being, it brings your attention to all that you're too busy to focus on. By engaging your five senses, the ambience of the property is meant to enhance your well-being. Hence, a stay at Forest Hills does more than just providing you a recreational experience.
The property has been lauded for its effortless blend of nature with unmatched luxury. Wooden decks that run all around the property offer a wonderful opportunity to explore the acres of land that surround the resort. You can saunter along the decks and spot unique birds that are indigenous to this region, or wake up early to watch clouds moving playfully over the beautiful valley. Forest Hills also features an infinity pool, a lake and tiny machchans from where you can enjoy dramatic sunsets that are typical to Tala skies. The best aspect about the property is the fact that it is dog-friendly! Isn't that absolutely amazing? Now you don't have to leave your floofies back at home, they can finally be a part of your getaway!
Rooms and Cost:
The resort offers a variety of rooms that are all done up in exclusive themes and architectural design. You can choose from cottages, container homes, barn cabins, tree houses and a glass house.
The Pink Parrot:
This is a luxury villa that bursts with a pop of colour at every corner. This designer container box features a chic living space, dining area, modular kitchenette and a beautiful terrace.
The Blue Butterfly:
This container box is done up in rustic interiors that will give you an illusion of staying in a cabin somewhere in Europe. The villa features two bedrooms on two different floors, a living area, dining space, a yard and two wooden decks.
This is a pool facing accommodation that is completely made up of wood. Featuring a private garden and seating area, the cabin has one room. From The Woodpecker, you can enjoy stunning views of the mountains as well the valley.
The Camel Cabin:
This is a tent house that is located on the third level of the hill and thus, offers a panoramic view of Tala. What's even more interesting is the fact that one part of the hill makes up for a wall in the room!
The Tree Hopper:
A massive villa located on the 4th level of the hill, the Tree Hopper will make you feel like you are in tree house! So much so, that there are branches coming into your room. A gorgeous room that leads to a private balcony, you wouldn't want to leave your room at all.
The Tree Hugger:
Built on wooden stilts, the Tree Hugger is a cozy little cabin that will perfectly compliment the mountains surrounding the resort.
The Glass House:
This is the best accommodation at the resort that as the name suggests, has glass instead of walls. Imagine, watching nature's beauty every minute of every day, without having to step out of your room. All you have to do is relax on your gorgeous bed and watch the numerous facets of nature unfold in front of your eyes.
The Mud Hut:
This mud-house is an eco-friendly accommodation that takes you one step closer to nature. Surrounded by foliage and flowers this cute little mud-house is extremely Insta-worthy.
Cost of all room is per night and is inclusive of continental breakfast.
The resort's restaurant that offers a variety of Indian and Chinese food and is sure to be your favourite haunt while you're there.
How To Reach:
The closest cities to Tala are Mumbai and Pune, both located approximately 150km away. The most convenient way to reach the resort is to drive down. The route you need to follow from Mumbai is: Bengaluru - Mumbai Hwy/Mumbai – Pune Highway in Chedda Nagar – Follow SH92 – Tala Road – Murud Road – Tala.
Around The Property:
Organic Farming: Witnessing the process of organic farming is a big attraction at Forest Hills. Especially if you're taking children along, a guided tour around the resort's organic farm can be an enriching learning experience for them.
Nature Trail: Early morning nature trails within the resort take you to the famous Kuda Caves. These 15 Buddhist caves date back to 1 B.C. and are highly spiritually charged.
Adventure sports: You can participate in adventure sports like archery, rifle shooting , horse riding , ATV, segway and kayaking under expert supervision at the resort.
Spa: Adding the cherry on top is the resort's spa that aims to revive you with its expert massaging techniques. Using organic oils and Ayurvedic practices, this is must-visit if you're looking to pamper yourself.
A stay at this luxurious property will definitely help you forget the strains of your city life. If life's getting a little tough, it's the right time to hibernate into nature at Forest Hills, Tala.