Experience the Bliss of Rains At These Beautiful Homestays and Villas in Maharashtra


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I had a pair of red gum-boots when I was about 5 years old. I used to love splashing the mucky waters as I would cross each puddle. And for all of us who are from Maharashtra, we all know how many holes there are on the roads of Maharashtra during the monsoon season (probably more than the moon). It's like a season of rain water and holes in the ground. And on the other hand we have homestays and villas in Maharashtra like these 10 below which are like heaven during the rains!

Whilst getting lost to our favourite tunes, devouring some hot 'pakoras' and chai is something else during the rain. And yes there is Poha and Maggi for some of you too! And no matter how hard it is to hail an auto in Mumbai during the heavy rains, or how bad the floods get, the rains still bring a splash of romance and calmness with it.

Which is why you should take a few days off during this rainy season and stay at these 10 gorgeous homestays and villas in Maharashtra that I am going to tell you about in this article.

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Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

As much as we love watching the rain fall, we also want to stay inside, getting cosy in my blanket, cuddled with with some hot coffee on the side and calling in a sick leave! Especially if you live in Maharashtra, the rainy season is a serious business. For a second, imagine you are in a pristine place, with natural beauty and peace. Eating vada pav and holding a cup of hot chai in one hand - the real Maharashtrian rainy season dream!

Stay At These Homestays or Villas in Maharashtra and Get Lost in The Rains!

1. Kapadia Bunglow

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Photo of Kapadia Bunglow - Tata Guest House, Udvada, Gujarat, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Kapadia Bunglow is located only 20 minutes away from the Mandwa jetty, Alibag. This spacious house has a beautiful patio, swimming pool and a tropical garden perfect for that relaxing day as it rains. You can stay here with family or a group of friends relishing the delicious sea food from the shores of Alibagh. If you are a vegetarian there is no end to all the Maharashtrian thalis you can try out!

Budget: INR 638 per night

Location: Alibag

2. Lattitude By The Lake

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Photo of Lattitude By The Lake, Pan, Maval, Vadgaon, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Lattitude by the Lake is located in Kamshet, only 2.5 hours from Mumbai. This eco-friendly home has seven rooms, two cottages, pool and a hund overlooking Andre Dam! Surrounded by greenery, this property is designed to relax whilst you look at the greenery and the raindrops falling from the balcony.

Budget: Contact Property for Price

Location: Kamshet

3. Villas by Chandralok

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Photo of Villas by Chandralok, Tungarli Road, behind HDFC learning centre, Tungarli, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Set amid dense forest, Villas by Chandralok is perfect for those who love nature. And theres no better place than Lonavala - with foggy roads, waterfalls and dense forests. Drive through the foggy roads to get to this mesmerising property, and stay in one of the four cosy yet charming villas. The detailed beauty of this place is apt for a romantic, cosy and peaceful stay in Lonavala.

Budget: Contact Property for Price

Location: Lonavala

4. Mawi Infinitty Villa

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Photo of Mawi Infinitty Villa, Pawna Dam, Lonavala, Kolechafesar, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

A luxurious abode, located in the middle of the jungle, Mawi Infinitty Villa offers the prefect haven for a weekend getaway. This five bedroom luxurious villa is nestled close to the verdant mountainous terrain overlooking the Pawna Lake. Perfect for couples, friends, families or even workcations you can enjoy rainy season from a top away from all the city chaos!

Budget: INR 1,428

Location: Lonavala

5. Irani Homestays

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Photo of Karjat, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Karjat is home to some of the most beautiful farm stays. Narrow down your search and head straight to this gorgeous three-bedroom villa owned by an Irani family. Irani Homestays offers picturesque views with a pool and sports like cycling, badminton and cricket. You an even go on a picnic by the riverside, have bonfires on cold nights, go camping or enjoy barbecues!

Budget: Please email the property for booking enquires at iranihomestays.com

Location: Karjat

6. Deogadh The Homestay

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Photo of Deogadh The HomeStay, Thakursai-Aajiwali Road, Thakursai, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Nestled in the western Ghats, 'Deogadh The Homestay' is located by the Pawnaa Lake. This cosy homestay has perfect spots to read a book, sip your hot chai as the rain falls or simply do nothing! Visit the nearby waterfalls, watch the water birds, or gaze the sky on a clear starry night! Local farming also gives a chance to pick your own papayas and pepper!

Budget: INR 4,500 per adult including lunch, tea, dinner and breakfast

Location: Pawnaa Lake

7. Mogra Organic Farm

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Photo of Mogra Organic Farm, Somavadi, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

Nestled amidst the sprawling hills of the Western Ghats, 'Mogra Organic Farm' is a lush green oasis abutting a pristine lake. Isolated from the hustle, bustle of city life, close from both Mumbai and Pune, transport yourself into a natural oasis secluded from the crowd.

Budget: Please email questions about stay or day picnics at info@mograorganic.com

Location: Lonavla

8. Le Farm Luxury Farmstay

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Photo of Le Farm Luxury Farmstay, Lonavla, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

'Le Farm Luxury Farmstay' is a totally unique experience of spending time at a modern farm. This is the place for you if you love everything plush, yet want to stay amid nature. Every room opens up to a view offering a landscape reminding of the French Highlands. This location is beautifully nestled with a lake, hilly terrains and a farm.

Budget: INR 4,083 per person

Location: Lonavla

9. Family Homestay - Gulab

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Photo of Lonavala, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

'Gulab', is a 40-year old family-run homestay. This humble homestay is a peaceful and colourful stay with all the basic amenities. Stay in a row house with two bedrooms and Wifi access! Chill on the swing or choose to host a barbecue for your group on a cool evening! I can only imagine having some tandoor prawns as the rain falls making the weather perfect for steamy comfort food.

Budget: INR 3,599

Location: Lonavla

10. Little Paradise

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Photo of Murud, Maharashtra, India by Kadambari Bhatte (curlytravelmess)

SaffronStays Little Paradise is a 2021 Travelers Choice Award Winner by TripAdvisor. Located in a quaint little town of Murud, this property is only a 4-5 hour drive from Mumbai. Boasting three beachfront wooden cabins, you can find a piece if paradise in here! Enjoy a quiet holiday with your friends or loved ones as you enjoy the rains falling.

Budget: INR 9,093

Location: Murud

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Now that travel is back to normal, we all want to getaway somewhere we haven't been before. Enjoy the rains and forget about all your worries. These homely stays will make sure you return home with less of stress and more of rainy memories! Let me know below which one is your favourite.

Check out my below article for a getaway in Lonavala:

This Romantic Anglo-Indian Villa and Cafe is India’s First Conceptual Art Holiday Home in Lonavala

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