Feeling the workday blues and itching to ditch the smoke-filled, pothole-ridden city to enjoy the rains? Then, Vikramgad is the perfect quaint little town in Maharashtra for a quick getaway!
Just 2 hours away from Mumbai, Vikramgad is located on the Monor-Jawahar road in Thane district. Away from the din and traffic-jammed roads where the pesky sound of the car honks won’t dodge you every minute. A place close to the city yet undiscovered by the tourists, Vikramgad makes the ideal holiday spot.
Surrounded by rolling-green landscapes and dense forests, Vikramgad is an au naturale haven for those looking for some downtime with nature. Enjoy the cool and the quiet as one sets out for picnics and nature walks. For the adrenaline-hungry, one can opt for trekking.
Visit the Pilucha Dhabdhaba Waterfalls where the free falling water is gushing from the mountains and is in its prime during the monsoons. One can even visit the Sajan dam, the Jawahar fort, Jai Vilas palace, Hanuman Point and Moho Khurd dam for some casual sightseeing. Indulge in some local culture by visiting Jawahar market which is a flourishing market place for its Warli paintings. One can also enjoy the Tarpa dance as well, a traditional Indian folk dance performed usually on moonlit nights.
After a thrilling day spent exploring the wonderful sights of Vikramgad, one can stay at SaffronStays Dhyana or SaffronStays Nithyam, 3-bedroom and 2-bedroom villa respectively. Overlooking verdant greens, one can unwind with lush views. Enjoy the cool weather as you sit out on the terrace or relive your childhood with the several board games stocked in the villas. Boasting of roomy bedrooms and a comfortable living rooms, each of these homes also houses a private pool. So, lounge in the pool and let your worries drown.
Or after the adventure-filled day, one can settle in at SaffronStays Kenwoods and SaffronStays Elfreda. A spacious 5-bedroom villa and a charming one bedroom cottage villa respectively. Nestled amidst lush groves, it is the perfect respite from the stuffy cities. Boasting of a gazebo in the woods, a pond, 2.5 acre sprawling estate and stocked with various board games, it guarantees an unforgettable time.
So, what are you waiting for? Ditch Lonanvala-Khandala this season for a brand new exciting place – Vikramgad, where the fun promises to never end!