1st May 2017

       If you are looking for some noiseless stressfree stay in the heart of nature then "Jalsrushti Island Resort" near Pune is the best and unique place I found till now.

     Jalsrushti is an island resort on the bank of the river Mula which is around 40km from Pune and 162 Km from mumbai .

 To reach this resort :

 1. If you have personal vehicle, its the best option

2. You can also take volvo to reach pune but need to book private vehicle from pune to resort and same for going back. Its 1.5 hrs journey from Bhumkar Chowk, Pune

     Once you reach there, staff here will welcome you with smile on there face  which makes you feel positive all around. As the name says, its island resort, you will be taken to the main resort by small boat like raft which moves with the help of rope which marks one of the unique features of this resort. You will be cut off from rest of the world once you reach on this resort. 

    Resort is surrounded by lush of greenery, pond with lotuses and gardens with pineapples. There will be ducks and birds roaming around.

    Resort has 14 wooden cottages divided as Jalpushpa (river side) and Jalaka ( pond side). We stayed in Jalpushpa cottage which provides you royal stay. Its an elevated cottage with huge glass window for you to wake up to clear and beautiful view of the river. King size canopy bed is another unique feature of this cottage. Bathroom has glass ceiling with copper accessories inside. This cottage also has living room with glass floor, huge swing and indian sitting arrangement which provides you homely feel.

      Resort has small club house and swimming pool. Club house has some games inside but if you are hardcore foodie, then you will fall for  the food and other things become secondary for you.

     Belive me food here is to die for. They have multi-cuisine fixed menu meals with huge spread of veg and non veg . During high tea, you will get to enjoy bullockcart ride, horse riding, cycling. We were lucky enough to have karaoke  night for dinner. To add on, everyday morning we had breakfast with  live instrumental music with tabla and veena. 

    Certain things to note : 

1. There is no wifi in the resort.

2. They have 24 hrs generator backup in case of electricity issue

3. Outside food and alcohol is not allowed.

4. Its non functional during monsoon. 

    To sum up with , overall its an unforgettable experience. When it comes to cost, I feel its value for money when you have such warm welcoming hospitality, mouth watering food , live music around in nature. What more you need for your relaxed gateway ???

     Once in life , everyone must experience this stressfree eco-friendly holiday gateway. We will surely visit you again. 

Boat like raft which moves with the help of rope

Photo of Jalsrushti Island Resort by Swati shringarpure

Morning live instrumental music

Photo of Jalsrushti Island Resort by Swati shringarpure

Our Jalpushpa cottage

Photo of Jalsrushti Island Resort by Swati shringarpure

Royal bed with canopy

Photo of Jalsrushti Island Resort by Swati shringarpure