Reviews of Jakson Inns • 6
1. Hotel Jakson Inns provides most of the tours and facilities in the area2. There are other local hotels in Phaltan town as well.This is the MTDC brochure that captured my eye in the first place:https://www.maharashtratourism.gov.in/docs/default-source/maharashtra-unfold/places-of-interest-around-phaltan.pdf?sfvrsn=2
Hotel Jakson Inns provides different activities for tourists who visit Phaltan. Here are some of the activities that you can do in and around Phaltan:
Tours to the Phaltan Rajwada are offered only through Jakson Inns, a 3 star Eco Friendly hotel in Phaltan. The Rajwada also offers a meal experience called the Royal Maratha Thali for those who are interested.That’s not all that there is to Phaltan. There is an abundance of temples here, which are equally well preserved and beautiful. Phaltan is an ancient town with a lot of religious significance. It was said that Ram, Laxman and Sita stopped at Phaltan during their Vanvas or exile. Phaltan is also vast tracts of farmland which take in travellers and provide them an authentic experience.
Day 3 began by Jakson Inns whisking us away early morning for an unplanned farm visit. Located almost half an hour away from the hotel, the farm was a vast orchard of pomegranate plantations – but unfortunately for us, the off-season only made us imagine what once the trees must have looked like in full bloom. However, before we could proceed back, we were led into a clearing next to the river where we had a charming breakfast table set up for us. With a live dosa as well as omelette counter, we chose from an assortment of food laid out especially for us and enjoyed the company of a river gurgling by our side.Sweet goodbyes
Pull apart those drapes in your room, and you’d see acres of farms and lawns sprawling till no ends. My room had a view of pomegranate trees; and even though we were off season, I could totally imagine them in a beautiful full bloom. The room at Jakson Inns is equipped with basic amenities boxed up neatly on a tray in the bath area. These included everything from dental necessities, sewing kits, a pumis stone, bath scrub and a shaving kit. My room delivered the English newspaper and the ‘medium-soft’ pillows that I had mentioned in their preference sheet during a reservation – and I was ecstatic to see homemade chocolates lined up at my welcome. And, before I could get on with the day that was planned for me, I sneaked in a quick nap and TV session to ward off my laziness.
After embarking on a smooth, seamless long drive (barring a few bad traffic encounters) on the expressway, Phaltan is barely two hours away after the Pune exit. You’d realise you’re nearby as soon as the vivacious marigold flowers start dotting the sidewalk – enveloping the green lawns into a glorious shade of saffron. The exhausting journey ended with the view of the hotel suddenly popping up on our right. Jakson Inns may appear tiny on your arrival, but it is an extensive, six acre property surrounded with Pomegranate plantations right at its doorstep. Apart from that, it boasts of furnished 69 deluxe rooms, 4 suites, a full service gym as well as a treatment room and specially tailored rooms for single-lady travellers and the physically disabled. On entering, we were overjoyed to be greeted with a traditional Maharashtrian welcome and tikka and served a fresh serving of sugarcane juice in an elegant flute glass before we made our way to the rooms.