Greetings fellow nature lovers,
Prepare yourselves to embark on a journey through words to a place where tranquility meets contemporary elegance. I am confident that by the time you reach the end of this writing, you will already be circling dates on your calendars and starting to make plans with your friends or families. The hustle and bustle of fast-paced urban life can often weigh us down. So many times we find ourselves wishfully thinking what it would be like to escape from the city and teleport to the lap of nature, even if it’s for a little while. Then we suddenly snap out of our daydreams and ask ourselves “ Where is the time?”. But worry not, this beautiful place that I speak of is just an hour's drive from North Mumbai.
Today, we're exploring the stunning Chlorophyll Estate, a picturesque site borne out of the Barad family's passion for clean eating , organic farming, and sharing the fruits of their labor with like-minded souls. Picture this: a barren plot of land, home to a single tamarind tree, was purchased by the founder's father in 2007. Over the course of 15 years, this humble land has undergone a breathtaking transformation, blossoming into a 3-acre organic farm.
The estate is surrounded by lush rice paddies, rolling hills, and a kaleidoscope of colors from over 140+ varieties of fruits, spices, vegetables, and aromatic flowers, that immerse the guests in a sensory journey. Each morning, awaken to the serenity of your surroundings, setting the tone for a day filled with wonder and tranquility.
At The Chlorophyll Estate, you can step off the beaten path and discover the unspoiled beauty of Palghar's Manor Taluka. While popular destinations have become saturated with tourists, The Chlorophyll Estate provides a refreshing alternative. Embrace a peaceful atmosphere away from the crowds, and explore captivating waterfalls, the serene Vandri Lake, the black sand Kelwe beach, and historical fort treks such as Tandulwadi and Kohoj, all within easy reach.
Set amidst this thriving green haven, The Chlorophyll Estate stands as a testament to the harmonious marriage of natural minimalism and modern comfort. Its architecture, designed by Priyank Mehta Studio, showcases the surrounding beauty while exuding a captivating earthy and laid-back ambiance. Here, you can experience the joy of living in harmony with nature without sacrificing modern amenities.
One of the most striking features of the Estate is its preservation of the original structure while infusing it with contemporary luxuries, creating a biophilic and nature-centric environment. As you bask in the waning lights of a beautiful sunset, you will notice the venue coming alive with the mesmerizing play of cane lights, casting enchanting shadows that dance across the landscape. And let's not forget the grandeur of the 18 x 36 ft pool under the open sky, nestled beside a boho-chic lounge area, beckoning you to unwind and embrace the openness of the space. Indulge in the luxurious comfort of The Chlorophyll Estate's four fully furnished bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom.
Fret not, just because you’re in a pastoral setting, you will not have to hunt animals or pick berries to satiate your appetite. The Chlorophyll Estate offers a culinary adventure like no other, as their talented in-house chefs create delectable meals using the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. The menus are tailored to your preferences, dietary needs, and tastes. They follow a system of self-reliance and take immense pride in growing their own ingredients and sourcing from nearby farms, ensuring that every bite is a celebration of the freshest local flavors.
James Cash Penney once said that “courteous treatment will make a customer a walking advertisement.” and that quote rings true for all of The Chlorophyll Estate’s guests. Providing warm hospitality and immersive local experiences are at the core of their offering. From farm-to-table dining experiences to guided nature walks, their aim is to leave a lasting impression that extends far beyond your stay.
Dear reader, are you still with me or have you already started packing your bags? If you’re a resident of Mumbai and have still not visited this place, I don’t think I have to tell you twice. For people like me, who live in another city, I am pretty sure what my next trip to Mumbai will look like. I plan to enjoy all the activities that the bustling metropolis has to offer in the week and over the weekend, drive to this stunning estate and bask in the serenity of nature. The Chlorophyll Estate strikes the perfect balance between accessibility to Mumbai's vibrant culture and the soothing embrace of nature. So what are you waiting for? Plan your next vacation or workation at this luxury rental home today!