Malhar Machi, to put it mildly, would be every couple's dream romantic weekend getaway destination, without booking any flight tickets if they live in Pune or Mumbai. While I don't have a personal "romantic" experience of the place per say, we did visit the Malhar Machi resort for a friend's birthday and were a group of 10 people. Yikes! You would think. Why go to a romantic resort with 10 people and ruin the experience of it? Well the place is so HUGE and so well maintained, it didn't even feel like there were 10 of us. Also there were families around at Malhar Machi to give us company, in numbers!
To start off, Malhar Machi is around 2 hours away from Pune. It would be advisable to take your own car to Malhar Machi or hire a rental as the Malhar Machi resort is remotely located. You can also make your Malhar Machi booking online. During monsoons, the trip till there will take you through beautiful rain dripped green pastures and hillsides. While there are beautiful private cottages available, they also have a dorm for larger groups and that's the only one we could afford. Its called the maharaja dorm, and it could be single handedly the most luxurious, spacious and ridiculous "dorm" I might have ever stayed at.