Ask any Punekar and they will tell you that how living in the city sometimes drives them crazy. Now, I hold no grudge against the metropolis. It's beautiful, super convenient and currently flourishing with places to let our hair down every once in a while. But even a party-animal knows how maddening it gets to be stuck in a rut. The same day is repeated over and over again when finally you feel like giving up. The exact thing could happen in a relationship.
So be it your boring 9 to 5 life or a year-long relationship, the need to rekindle the magic is a job that should be taken care of every now and then. And guess what? One doesn't even have to travel great distances or empty their bank accounts. These things can happen right in your city. So, sit back, relax and enjoy these 10 best staycation places in Pune.
1. Le Farm Luxury Farmstay
This 15-acre private estate at the backwaters of Vadivale Dam in Lonavla is a unique staycation spot in Pune you should definitely try out. The villa alone contains six bedrooms, a gorgeous view of the lake, a pool, an in-house chef, an extensive book library, indoor & outdoor games and the best part... they're pet friendly. An epitome of tranquillity and stacked with plush amenities, Le Farm offer rooms celebrating nature and a modern farm with a touch of class & luxury. It's the perfect holiday spot for big families or a large group of friends.
Where: Kamshet, Near Tata Power Somwadi Dam, Vadivali Lake, Maval Taluka, Lonavla
Cost Per Night: INR 39,000 for 12 adults
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2. The Ark Wellness Retreat
Spend some quality time with your bae or family at this boutique wellness resort just 45 minutes away from Pune. It's a luxury stay in the midst of nature which not takes care of your physical & mental well-being but also provides an escape from the routine stresses of life. The rooms are divided into standard, garden and deluxe categories and to make the stay even more memorable they are offering a plethora of amenities missing from other staycation spots in Pune. For starters, there's a spa for relaxing, bookshelves for all the bibliophiles, a herbal garden for the gardeners, a beautiful pond to stroll by at sunset for the couples, and stuff like a swimming pool, board games, table tennis and carrom for the people who needed more.
Cost Per Night: INR 5,600 onwards
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3. Four Seasons Winery
Straight outta postcard, Four Seasons Winery is a breathtaking staycation spot in Pune for a mini-getaway. With its old-world charm, spectacular French chateau, view of Sahyadri range in the backdrop, royal decor and beautiful terrace garden, the place mostly attracts couples and wine enthusiasts. They even have a world-class winery with a capacity to produce 2500 bottles per hour. Their package includes exploration of mountains on a bike, walks in a vineyard, poolside BBQ and wine tasting sessions. Surprise your bae with this breather and they will love you forever.
Where: Daund Taluka, Pune District, Roti
Cost Per Night: INR 5,000 onwards
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4. The Machan - A Treehouse Resort
India's most renowned treehouse resort, The Machan is one of the best luxury staycation places in Pune. It's sustainable, it's ecological is super-pretty. They have a bunch of accommodation options available ranging from woods (Ground-based) to canopy, forest, jungle, sunset, heritage and starlight. The woods cabin starts from 9,500 per night while the lowest price at which the heritage rooms are available is 25,000. Other than this, you can take advantage of their other services such as spa, exploration and yoga.
Cost Per Night: Starting at INR 9,000
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5. Palmwoods Retreat
An unexplored land with a 25-acre premium property, a 5-star infrastructure, private lawns, personalized services and fun activities like boating, hiking, cycling, horse riding, rifle shooting, archery and so on. If this isn't a perfect staycation spot in Pune then I don't know what is. Palmwoods Retreat can also be dubbed as an ideal holiday destination just 22 km away from Pune to enjoy with bae, friends or family. However, don't forget to indulge in the best rural cuisines specially prepared by their in-house chefs while you're there.
Where: Paud Gaon, Mulshi Rd, Pune
Cost Per Night: INR 6,000 onwards
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6. Villa 5
Sometimes a room just wouldn't do. A staycation spot should be spacious and welcoming to more than a single couple or a couple of friends. Enter... Villa 5 by Redstone Villa's. This property is a lavish B&B with a deck that overlooks the glimmering lights of the city, a pool, lush green lawn, caretakers available round the clock, homemade Maharashtrian meals along four sizable bedrooms furnished with an antique wood four-poster bed. It's an ideal romantic staycation place in Pune ready to give you the time of your life.
Where: Bhugaon, Pune
Cost Per Night: INR 13,000
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7. Bradburry's Quiet Waters - Personality Hotels
Looking for the most perfect staycation place in Pune? Here's an apartment-style accommodation with hardwood/parquet flooring, a private pool, a kitchen all to yourself and basic amenities, idyllic for work away from home situations. If you've been working from home for a long time now and need a shift in the scene, this spot is a great solution. There's a golf course within the 3 km radius of this apartment in case you decide to do something fun.
Where: Liberty, North Main Road, Pune
Cost Per Night: INR 10,500 onwards
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8. Kondan The Retreat
What's better than sleeping under the starry night and waking up to the sound of birds and river? I'll wait. Nothing, right? Well, if that's your idea of vacation too you'll love this staycation spot in Pune. Situated at the banks of Thokarwadi Lake is a peaceful retreat engulfed by the peace, tranquil and beauty of the village it resides in. To make matters even more interesting, the place offers spacious suites and an infinity pool to sit back and relax.
Where: Malegaon, Pimpri, Pune
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9. The Corinthians Resort and Club
One of the best luxury resorts in the city is also a must-visit staycation spot in Pune. Go here to pamper yourself with a serene spa, enjoy outdoor sports, cycling, their library, lawn and balcony slash terrace, and indulge in delicious food, desserts, coffee and cocktails offered by the restaurant, bakery, coffee shop and bar in the residence. Also, eave your worries behind at their steam & sauna.
Where: Nyati County, Undri, Pune
Cost Per Night: INR 7,000 onwards
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10. Native Place
A sustainable and eco-friendly venture in conjunction with a charming guesthouse that offers the best homestay facility is undoubtedly the best staycation spot in Pune. Just off the old Mumbai-Pune highway, lies Native Place surrounded by the scenic-beauty... the courtesy of Vadivali Lake and mountains. The guestrooms are clean and cosy and there's an informal living/dining space, a central courtyard, a porch and a herb garden for everyone to enjoy. In addition to all this, there's a delicious home-cooked buffet prepared with organic vegetables grown in their personal herb garden.
Where: Golden Glades, Uksan village, Taluka Maval, Kamshet, Pune
Cost Per Night: INR 6000 Onwards
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Take a break from the city and rejuvenate at the best staycation places in Pune only to come back stronger and refreshed.