Wednesday, 8 August 2018

Mini Switzerland : Just 2 Hours from Mumbai

" Ye Hasi Wadiya , Ye Khula Asama , Aa Gaye Hum Kaha"

Hey guys want to visit Switzerland that too without making a big hole in your pocket, then this is the perfect place where you can reach in just 2 hours both from Mumbai or Pune. I am talking about a beautiful place nested in Kamshet known as "Trikaya Retreat”. Beautiful landscape, pure air, homely food and warm habitability are the USP of this place which surely steals your heart. If you are visiting in early monsoon you can also spot amazing fireflies. I discovered this place from our favorite google baba when I was looking something for weekend break before end of my summer vacation. And what a wonderful discovery, which made me put me down my thoughts once again after a long break. Well, if the place is so beautiful then anyone can be writer. Trikaya is situated in Thoran village on Jambhavali-Kamshet Road, Maharashtra which is easily accessible by car from Mumbai or Pune and best season to visit this place is in monsoon from late June to September.

Location on Map
After a smooth and cost effective booking, I proceeded to this beautiful place on one Saturday in late June and was looking forward to a new experience. Lush green forest, chirping of birds, small ponds, waterfalls and beautiful weather welcomed me and refreshed me during journey itself. After reaching "Trikaya", I was welcomed by the locals with a yummy welcome drink, which i relished.

The Resort" Trikaya Retreat"

  On the Way to Resort

What amazed me the most was the purity and serenity of this place. Within half an hour, I was ready for a hike.... a wonderful hike of half an hour took me on the top of the small hill and I was able to witness a spectacular view. Green meadows, grazing cows, clear water and cold weather reminded me of my trip to Switzerland.

Spotted some Wild Mushrooms during hike

Nature At its Best

View from the Top of the Hill

Next was a homely yet very tasty vegetarian food made by local villagers. It was followed by a refreshing cat nap in the lap of Mother Nature. After a relaxing siesta, I ventured to the nearby places including a small clean river and an old Lord Shiva temple and finally ended the evening stroll by having garma-gram pakoda and coffee.

Next was one of the most amazing experience of my life...... spotting fireflies. When we spotted twinkling fireflies we all were amazed by the magic of nature and finally we ended our day with yummy barbecue followed by another homely meal. By the time we were done with dinner, a cozy tent was ready to hug me for a good nights sleep. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz……………….Chirping of birds woke me up and I felt very relaxed, though was little upset with the fact that I had to check out soon, but I knew that this was not the last time and I would be coming back this place again. After breakfast I got into my car and an unexpected shower bid me adieu.

Relaxing Zone

Relaxing Zone

Picturesque River
Local Berry " Karvand" Plucking next to River

Yummy " Pakodas"

"Yummy Barbecue"

"Krishna Kamal"

Things you should keep in mind before venturing this place:· 

  • They provide accommodation in tents and you have to eat food in common dining area. Washrooms are clean and well maintained but common for all the guest living there.· 
  •  In rainy seasons hiking might be closed but water fall will be available. You may not be able to witness waterfall in summer season.
  •  Carry medicine, odomos and other essentials with you as this place is little far from the nearest village.
  •  Venture in waterfall and river very carefully and in the forest be careful from reptiles. ( Though we did not spot anything dangerous)
  • To see the Shiva temple you have to pay 100/- entry fees ( per car).
  •  Avoid taking very small kids( (Infant). 
  • Carry cards , ball and some board games with you.
  •  Better to go with a big group 8-10 people so you can enjoy more with more privacy.
So if you are looking for a rustic experience with lots of adventures do visit this place, you can easily find the details online.


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