Get transported to the lap of nature with a staycation at the incredible Fazlani Nature’s Nest, ahead of Lonavala in Maharashtra. A beautiful wellness retreat, nestled in the Sahyadri’s, this property is spread over 68 acres of lush greenery.
Our experience here was positively transformative and was a great break from the hustle and bustle of city life.
We drove along the misty hills to reach this incredible place just 2.5 hours from Mumbai. We were welcomed by warm Namaste’s and a healthy detox drink as soon as we entered.We hopped onto a golf cart and were driven to our room, drinking in the stunning views and the sheer size of this incredible property enroute.
Our stay was for 2 nights at the magnificent Lake view suite. As the name suggests, this luxurious abode overlooks a beautiful water body and is truly the epitome of high end modern living.
Boasting of a large bedroom with a king sized bed, an en-suite Italian marbled bathroom with a jacuzzi, a spacious luggage storage area, a separate powder room and a large living room with a sofa cum bed, this is perfect for a small family. The plush upholstery and spacious interiors along with priority butler service make for a truly luxurious stay.
Step out of your suite for unmatched views of the surrounding Western Ghats and the Indryani River as you get mesmerised by the rich natural beauty around you.
After a delicious Indian meal at The Hive, their multi cuisine restaurant, we took a lovely walk around the property and also went cycling.
We loved watching the gorgeous sunset from The Machan, a quaint structure they’ve made near the river, where you can relax and unwind after a long day. The walk to the Machan was absolutely stunning.
We visited the Naturopathy doctor at Amarine wellness who gave us a plan for our stay there including all activities, workouts and therapies. Based on your medical needs, each plan is custom made and will really help you transform yourself.
After a good nights rest, we woke up at the stroke of dawn to practice yoga in their stunning amphitheatre overlooking the river. We’ve never felt more at peace and at one with ourselves than at this very moment.
After yoga, we had a healthy breakfast before experiencing one of the best moments of our life, equine therapy.
Fazlani Nature’s Nest has these unique animal assisted therapies where one can bond with their beautiful horses for emotional healing. Our horse was called ‘Cheval’ and he is truly an amazing creature. Speaking to him, brushing him, feeding and bonding with him was such a special experience. It’s something that will stay with us in our hearts forever.
You can also meet their goats and experience goat milking and artisanal cheese making which is a lovely experience.
After our equine therapy, we embarked on a flora and agro tour. They have some large scale rose production greenhouses and processing unit which we got to see in the flora tour. We loved our agro tour of their charming Organic farm that has over 60 varieties of fresh fruits and vegetables that then go onto your plate at the Hive restaurant. We understood and learnt a lot about local produce, farming techniques and also how to take care of your house plants. We also savoured some fresh sugarcane juice from the farm made by local farmers at Fazlani and it was absolutely delicious.
After a long day, we pampered ourselves with a relaxing aromatherapy session at Amarine spa where they used soothing essential oils and exemplary massage therapy techniques to release muscle tension and revitalise our bodies.
The next day we indulged in a heavenly breakfast at The Hive. From freshly baked muffins to traditional poha to farm fresh juices, they have a lot of varieties on the breakfast menu to keep you full and happy for a long day ahead.
We checked out with warm memories and happier souls.
You can book your stay at Fazlani Nature’s Nest here.
Call : +91 7700070070/7600500100/77860 00027 for more details and reservations.
Some imp points to be noted :
- Alcohol and smoking is strictly not allowed on the property.
- Their minimum stay is for 3 Nights.
- Outside food is not allowed/encouraged.
Overall we had a really good experience at Fazlani Nature’s Nest.
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