Celebrating most cherished moments of my life – as a amateur traveler – in different parts of the world…..
Nature’s Place – Hidden Village, a place to relax for people like us who live in urban cities and need desperate break from their regular city life. Quite place to relax & refresh one’s mind by getting closer to nature.
Hidden village, the name says it all, is actually hidden from the world, lesser visited/known weekend gateway from Mumbai, Maharashtra.
Went to this serene, beautiful place last month. It is approx an hours drive from Mumbai.
After almost reaching to this place, as per the GPS “destination on your right”, we couldn’t actually see this place, it was actually hidden. We had to ask someone who was travelling along the road, if we have reached the right place. finally, we got to know we have reached correctly, & have to go inside the unseen laneon the right.
After reaching to this place, it was surely treat to eyes. The place is a village, which is raw and basic. It has unique natural water bodies like fresh springs, pool that oozes water round the year. Everything is managed by local villagers.
The overall look& feel is very natural, typical village style/rural India, but the facilities are A1 urban style (else they would not get visitors) from Hot water, AC, TV …everything is available inside the room.
There are approx 15-20 rooms categorized into different houses. If you are a couple then fern house is the best. It is secluded from remaining house and the location/view is good.And if you are with family then any other house is good. Although forest house is also superb but i felt fern is best for couple who needs privacy. Forest house are surrounded by swimming pool (although the rooms are awesome).
Upon reaching this place by noon, we freshened up and went for lunch arranged for us. Then went to explore the raw village which had – natural swimming pool, springs, free pedicure done by fish, swing on tree to relax your self ….and lots of flora and fauna around. It was so relaxing to be there, cutoff from entire world. It felt too good.
The place is only meant to relax, and there is no thing much to do in terms of activities. The things which one can do – read books, watch the birds and animals around, sit for hours in water, chit chat with your partner/family/friends…. The air is so pure, pollution free, fresh water….everything was refreshing there. One can actually sit and do nothing.
It is indeed a good break for people like us who want to see/experience a village/rural life.
Best time to visit – rainy and winter season. It will be hot during summers to visit but yes will be fun for sure.
A big thumbs-up from my side for a short weekend from Mumbai.