November 17, 2015

My TripAdvisor Review No.142: Srushti Resort and Agri Tourism, Wai, Maharashtra.

“Back to Nature.”
4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
Srushti Resort is a wonderful farm-stay located just about 100 km from Pune at Wai town, on the Mahabaleshwar route. We spent a very serene and peaceful couple of days here away from the noisy crackers and polluting fumes of Diwali celebrations in the big city.

Our room was in a cottage surrounded with chickoo and mango trees. The room was spacious and very clean, with minimal furniture. We had 3 beds and an open granite shelf to keep our stuff, a coffee table and 2 chairs, and a small TV with cable connection. The toilet, bath and towels were clean and we were given an individual soap, but no shampoo and toilet paper. We did not need an ac but the room had a good ceiling fan, which was required during the day. The best part was the small sit-out patio where we could have our morning and evening cup of tea, watching the sunrise and sunset, surrounded by the chickoo trees.

We were served dinner in their outdoor thatched gazebo. The food was a simple but tasty Maharashtrian thali with one dry and one gravy vegetable with chapattis, rice, dal, papad, home-made pickles and chutneys, curd and shrikhand. The food was cooked by Mr.Ramesh Pisal’s wife, though he admitted to helping her with the cutting and chopping!

By the time we finished dinner the climate had become chilly and they offered to light a bonfire for us, but we decided to retire to our room for the night.

The area around the resort is good for walks along the road besides the Sonjai hills. About 2 km away is a cave temple situated on the top of a hill. If you have a car you can drive to the Dholya Ganpati temple, the Mandhardevi temple, Menawali Ghat, or the Dhom Dam for a boat ride. On the way back to Pune next day we stopped at the Mapro Food Court on the Wai–Surur road (not the one at Mahabaleshwar) and had their pizza and strawberry with cream, just 5 km from Wai.

We had a serene and peaceful break at Srushti Resort, that too at very reasonable rates, as compared to the exorbitant rates charged by the Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani hotels in peak season.
Room Tip: Ask for the room with Western style toilets if you cannot use the Indian style ones.
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  • Stayed November 2015, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 starsValue
    • 5 of 5 starsSleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 starsService
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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