Monteria Village Is The Latest Day Trip Destination Near Mumbai

Monteria Village Is The Latest Day Trip Destination Near Mumbai
Reconnect with nature at Monteria Village near Mumbai,

Connect to nature, enjoy a variety of activities, dine on wholesome rustic dishes at this experiential destination within easy driving distance from Mumbai and Pune

Uttara Gangopadhyay
February 08 , 2022
03 Min Read

Tucked inside a 35-acre farm in Khalapur, about two hours’ drive both from Mumbai and Pune, is a new day-outing destination, a mock village with opportunities to get closer to nature and indulge in plenty of safe outdoor activities, something which we need during this pandemic situation.

Located in Raigad district, Monteria Village is excellent for spending a whole day with your family and friends. It takes guests back to the roots, recreates the village economy where people depend on each other, focus on healthy eating, and more. Enjoy folk performances, sample local or rural cuisine, teach your kids to play ‘lagori’ (the rustic game involving a pile of stones and a ball), or even try to pick up a few skills from artisans.


According to Rahi Vaghani Managing Director, Monteria Resort Pvt Ltd, “From the moment a guest enters Monteria Village, they will find themselves transported into village life. They can be a farmer for a day, savour the goodness of home-cooked meals, play a game of lagori, laze on hammocks, swim in a lake and find simple joys of being in a stress-free set up that thrives on a well-nurtured ecosystem. The people who run the experiences are skilled artisans and workers, which adds a spontaneity to the activities. This is an apt option for anyone looking to slow down and spend quality time together with their loved ones.”

Monteria Village has activities to suit all ages

Here you will find age-old techniques of open farming to modern adaptations of hydroponic practices. Traditional village techniques are executed using bio-gas, vermi-compost, etc. Guests can sign up for a holistic one-of-a-kind farming course in the Dhanvantri Garden, or take a walk through the areas growing fresh on the farm.

Other activities include walks in the Nakshatra (Zodiac) garden, built on the concept of the 12 zodiac signs; exploring a cave tunnel; ride a model green train; a swing circle and a giant harness swing; or collectively ride a modified ‘bullet chakda’, something which is only possible in India. There is even a replica of Lakshman Jhula.

On the property, you will find carpenters, furniture makers, tailors, potters, metal and stone artists, bamboo and khaat weavers, blacksmiths, cobblers, and goldsmiths going about their daily work. Join them at their workshops or pick up a souvenir or two.

And if indulging in all these activities has made you tired, or you have been looking forward to a restful day, find a hammock and jump in.

Food and beverage is one of the biggest attractions on the farm. There are stalls selling pani puri, chana jor garam or a variety of spicy chaats. There are ice golas and matka curd to choose from. To quench a thirst, there are options of coconut water, saunf water, kokum drink, marble soda (goti soda), buttermilk, or a cutting chai or coffee. There are women’s co-operatives selling home-made papad, pickle and shrikhand. The on-site restaurant Sabras serves home-cooked vegetarian and non-vegetarian meals, mostly using ingredients sourced from the farm.

As the day fades, it is time to visit the Anand Mela. The amphitheatre showcases an array of folk music, dance and theatre performances.

Fun with family

Keeping the pandemic situation in mind, the company said it strictly follows sanitization protocols for the safety of guests and their staff. All staff on the property are double vaccinated, and guests are required to submit their vaccination certifications at the time of booking. Hand sanitization equipment is set up at all stops.

Monteria Village offers all-inclusive packages that include breakfast, lunch, hi-tea and Monteria Village experience. Prices range from Rs 999 (child), Rs 1499 (senior citizen) to Rs 1699 (adult) per person per day.

For booking, see here


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