The holiday season is upon us and everyone is busy planning their Christmas adventures. Alas, for most of us the magical days of school vacations are behind us and the cruel adult world has us heading to work as usual. Even though there’s not enough time for an elaborate getaway there are plenty of options for you to make the most out of your weekends, and Saffron Stays gives you plenty of options to pick from.
With the picturesque mountain scenery of Panchgani a mere 2 hours away it would be a shame not to make use of it. If you do head to the hills there’s only one place you should consider staying and that’s Verandah by the Valley, the ultimate hill station paradise. This two bedroom villa, perched on a cliff-side overlooking a verdant valley is impossibly peaceful. Although it’s 4 kilometres out from the main city you can reach the property via an easily accessible trail which is very popular with bikers
Once there you can choose from either of the two pristine bedrooms or camp out on the vast verandah and soak up the view. The interiors are simplistic and airy, the colourful furnishings contrasting with the dark wood furniture. The on-site caretaker will answer all your queries and his wife takes care of preparing delicious home-cooked meals with organic vegetables fresh from the garden.
Whether you’re looking for some alone time or a family retreat this tranquil villa will soon relieve you of all your city stresses and have you feeling renewed. So next time the weekend rolls around, hop in the car and while away your time on the sofa swing with the breathtaking beauty of the valley beneath you.
To book your getaway, check out Saffron Getaway’s website here
Featured image courtesy Saffron Stays
Words: Shireen Jamooji