March 12, 2017

My TripAdvisor Review No.207: Club Mahindra - Tungi Lake Pavana.

“Best Club Mahindra Resort in Maharashtra.”
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Club Mahindra’s resort at Tungi Lake Pavana is arguably one of their best resorts in Maharashtra. It is located about 26 km from Lonavala town off the Mumbai Pune Expressway.

Coming from Pune you have to take a left turn at Kumar Resort and carry on ahead of INS Shivaji till you reach Cloud 9 Resort. Just after Cloud 9 you will find a turn on the left pointing you towards the Club Mahindra Resort. The resort is 9.9 km from this turning, and it is a narrow country road going uphill through the ghats and forests. Much of the road has been repaired and only a small patch of about half a kilometre was still being repaired when we went in early March.

As soon as you enter the gates it is like arriving in paradise. You have to abandon your car which will be driven to a huge parking lot by the valet, and you will be taken in the resort vehicle to your room. Our check-in was fast and we were in our 1BR apartment within half an hour.

Our room was very well furnished, and there was a small kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, a covered sit-out where we could have our morning cuppa and watch the sunrise, a bedroom, and a living room with TV, and a walk in closet with an e-safe.

There are 3 swimming pools with one of them being an infinity pool overlooking the Sahyadri hills and valley. There is a basketball and badminton court, a spa, gym and activity room with plenty of indoor games. Bicycles are available on hire and they also arrange Lake and Forest treks. We wanted to go on a trek to the Tung Fort which is just a few kilometres from the resort, but this could not be arranged as the climb is quite difficult and not for the faint hearted.

The restaurant, ‘Ripples’, is well laid out, with a separate section for the buffet and ala-carte. The buffet meals are quite expensive, but the ala-carte section had good options and quite tasty as well. They also have the ‘Gourmet Express’ where meals in a box are delivered to your room.

This resort is a place where you can go for a spell of rest and relaxation, but not too amenable to sight-seeing and monument hopping. You can go for long walks within and just outside the resort and even spot some exotic birds. In fact, the resort units are all named after the birds, and we stayed in the one named ‘Golden Plover’.

We had a very relaxed four day vacation and would love to come again at least once every year.
  • Stayed March 2017, travelled with family
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