Aamchi Wadi is a two acre organic farm surrounded by hills and greenery. It is located near Manor, a 2 hour drive from Mumbai. There is an abundance of trees, birds and fresh mountain air which makes it the perfect place for people wishing to get off the grid and to relax and unwind amidst nature. Price includes sumptuous breakfast, unlimited tea and complimentary nibbles. Lunch and dinner if needed would be charged extra (Rs. 400 per meal per person).
“Atithi Devo Bhava is what you experience when I first step into Aamchi Wadi. Archana ji was waiting wearing a smile for me and moment I shook my hands I got a vibe as if I am at own home I had lovely 24 hours at her Wadi. I had plans to hike around but I did not leave the place and indeed was smitten by Rajeen and Archana ji thoughts and way of looking towards life . They are awe inspiring couples and have their stories which is worth listening to z Coming to amenities / food / clean illness it is numero uno . Archana ji personally cooked for me and it was lavish meal . Rajeen has travelled extensively across and you name the topic and he has the answers and knowledge Aamchi Wadi is not for those who typically are looking forward for parties . It is for those who want to live a homely life and enjoy the nature and surrounding followed by conversing with Rajeen and Archana . There are plenty of options around to hike or cycle around this beautiful village and Rajeen is best guide to explain the whole area Words would fall short to describe my feelings and experience . All I know is that there would be repeat of this place in near future again Lat but not the least : those who are living with carbon monoxide diet in Bombay and want a fresh stock of oxygen . Take out you car with your pal or loved one with a book or guitar and head to Aamchi Wadi. Go with minimum expectation and return with abundance of Love Cheers !!!!”
Into nature I go, to lose my mind and find my soul. This is a 7 acres of organic farm with more than 740 trees of different varieties. At our farm you will gain insights on how organic food is grown and harvested, before it reaches your dining table.
“We were very glad to see that the place is simple, rustic and yet stylish in it's own way. The surrounding is covered by lot of plantations, one can just relax, take a walk around, hera the birds chip, observe different trees, their farm animals and connect with Nature. The brick house stay was a different experience, it always kept the ambiance cool even in scorching heat afternoons, also it is well lit with natural light and well ventilated. We spent most of the time on the porch because of the pleasant surrounding. One can enjoy perfect sunset and sunrise. Evenings and early mornings were pretty cool. Ah, the food was fresh and tasty, thanks to the lovely local ladies. I cannot forget the fresh hot bhakris they served and pampered us like anything. To summarize, go for the unique experience and lot of stories from Fawzan that will keep you intriguing and entertained. This farm is plastic free, all the more reason to visit, we need more such places and mindset. Thanks for Fawzan for such an experience.”
Near Historic Shirgaon fort and Beautiful white sand beach.
“The location: Laxmi Garden is located few kilometres from Palghar station, take a share auto to shirgaon and a quick walk from the auto stand to reach the farmhouse. The farmhouse is spread across acres of coconut tree plantation and lush green grass in the lawn area. The farmhouse has one main building with two private rooms with attached bathroom and one dormitory with common bathroom and a separate kitchen. The property has good parking space. Check-in: Check-in was smooth. As soon as I arrived Sarikaji greeted me with a hello and welcomed me by serving coconut water and asked my preference for lunch and dinner. My room was ready and well cleaned. Amenities: 24 hours running hot water, Comfortable beds, clean linens, Extra bedding, Air con, Shower, CleanTowel, soaps, hammocks in the lawn area and speakers for music lovers Food: A package meal of lunch, dinner and next morning breakfast was provided at an extra cost. The meals were simple, homely and very delicious. I enjoyed the variety and taste. Hospitality: Priyesh and Sarika are a great host and go the extra mile to make the guest experience better, they were very accommodating and helpful. Both are soft-spoken and had a good conversation with them. Their house help Pinki is hardworking and helpful too. Experience: I have booked for one night and ended up staying for two nights. The place is calm and relaxing. The morning walks nearby farm area and evening walk near the beach was wonderful. There is nothing much to do nearby. However, you can visit Shirgaon fort and beach. Tip and Request: There are no restaurants nearby so carry your food or reach out to Priyesh in advance for food arrangements The property is maintained by the family and they help locals by offering them a job according to the bookings- Kindly go easy on them and avoid unrealistic expectations Though the water and electricity is 24hrs, please use it carefully and ensure to throw waste in the designated dustbins Please ensure you are not disturbing and causing problems to locals and other guests by playing loud music etc. Verdict: If you are looking for a calm yet beautiful place to relax and enjoy the good food - This is the place! The best place to unwind from a busy life and a home away from home. Thank you Priyesh, Sarika and Pinki Kind regards, Guru”