Entire Villa            3 bedrooms            6 max guests

About the Home

  • SaffronStays Avabodha is a 3-bedroom eco-friendly home in Panchgani, just off the Panchgani-Mahabaleshwar Road, 5 minutes ahead of the famous Parsi Point.
  • Park your car near Taighat Wadi parking area, hand over your bags to the caretaker and begin a 150 m steep walk downhill on the concrete path through the trees to the house.
  • We bet you will not get a better view of a sangam. The confluence of the Krishna and Valki rivers is visible from every window of the house.
  • One of the only homes in Maharashtra where you can wake up to dancing peacocks. Surreal, isn't it?
  • Savour a traditional vegetarian feast, alfresco with a view of the lake. Kalpana tai, former Sarpanch of the zilla, will serve you hot appe (her signature dish!) with freshly made chutney, tandarachi bhakhri with pithle and mustard-laced jhaal muri, among other traditional dishes.
  • Enjoy a true farm-to-table experience with pesticide-free carrots, brinjal, karela and cauliflower, freshly-grown in the garden. You can even plant a tree or vegetable saplings, and call it your own!
  • The chira stone that the Home Owner, Alka, has lovingly sourced from Konkan Maharashtra, the naturally cool climes of Panchgani, and the hillside location of the home dispel the need for ACs in the home.
  • The home has 3 bedrooms. The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and the 2 twin-sharing rooms have a common bathroom.
  • Guided nature trails and a visit to the strawberry farm can be arranged at an additional cost.
  • Attend a workshop at the local Devrai art village, the fee of which will go to the Adivasi craftsmen of Gadchiroli, the Naxalite area. 



    Capacity

    6 Guests for an overnight stay, 25 guests for day event.

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    Meals

    Meals are available at additional cost.
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    Spotlight

    What it feels like staying at Avabodha, Panchagani

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    SaffronStays Care


    • Our caretaking staff will ensure you have a comfortable stay.
    • We serve home-cooked meals prepared using locally sourced fresh ingredients.
    • There are CCTV cameras installed on the property. They are placed outdoors and do not invade the privacy of guests.
    • There is a small bamboo fencing around the edges of the home with a caretaker on-site.

    Things to know before booking

    Check-In and Check-Out:
    • Check-In Time : 1 PM
    • Check-Out Time : 10 AM
    • Given the increased need for safety, hygiene and sanitization required at the villa, and for the safety of our guests and staff we cannot allow any early check-ins or late check-outs. The check-in and check-out timings mentioned online and in your confirmation email need to be followed.

    House Rules:
    • Outside food is not allowed in the villa.
    • Guests are not allowed to access the kitchen except for infants with prior permission.
    • Guests cannot invite other guests and day visitors during their stay.
    • Bachelor groups & stag parties are not allowed.
    • We do not encourage parties and late-night revelry. Loud music is not permitted beyond 10 pm.
    • Consumption of alcohol is permitted only within limits.
    • Illegal activities including but not limited to carrying/consuming drugs/narcotics and carrying firearms/weapons are prohibited on the property. Management reserves the right to report any such activities to local authorities.
    • Smoking within the villa/rooms is prohibited.
    • A security deposit of Rs. 15,000 is to be paid online.
    • The pool (if present) is unguarded. There is no lifeguard on site. Children in the pool must be accompanied by adults at all times.
    • Guests are requested to take care of all personal valuables. Management is not responsible for loss, theft or damage to any items.
    • As required by law, every guest above 18 years must submit online as well as carry government-approved photo ID proof, that shows address. We accept only Aadhar Cards, Driving Licenses and Passports.
    • Inappropriate behaviour or violation of any of the above House Rules will invite a polite refusal to accept a Booking. If already checked in, Management reserves the right to ask guests to leave.
    • Tea/Coffee will be served during breakfast and evening tea time. If you would like tea/coffee at any other time of the day, it can be arranged at an additional charge.

    About the Property:
    • There's a 150 m walk uphill and downhill on a concrete pathway to reach the property.
    • Cars with AWD ( All Wheel Drive) or 4x4 can be brought down to the property.
    • There is parking on the premises.
    • Meals are compulsary when booking this home. This is a veg-only villa.
    • Smoking is only restricted to the smoking area allocated near the villa.
    • Guests are requested to check out latest by 11:00 AM. Late checkout will be charged at Rs.1,000 per hour.
    • Caretakers live next door and can be reached out to in case of emergency. Timings for caretaker’s work hours are 8:30 AM to 10:30 PM with two hours of lunch and rest break in between.

    About the Locality:
    • Guided nature trails and a visit to the strawberry farm can be arranged at an additional cost.
    • Attend a workshop at the local Devrai art village, the fee of which will go to the Adivasi craftsmen of Gadchiroli. 
    • Follow the trail flanked with bountiful bamboo trees with a huge fig tree at the centre.
    • Visit the organic farm plantations and try your hands at pottery.
    • Enjoy a late-night bonfire session with your group.
    • Visit the famous tourist sites like the Parsi Point, Sydney Point, Tableland and Kamal Gad. Delve in the Rajpuri caves and enjoy a camping adventure at Dhom dam.

    Cancellation Policy

    FAQs


    Sleeping Arrangements

    1 x Double bed
    2 x Single bed
    2 x Single bed
    Additional mattresses available

    Reviews

    5.0 (18)


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    Preet
    05 Apr 2021

    The owner has built the home with great attention to detail! It is an extremely serene place and helps one connect with nature and is an ideal place for families (senior citizens who are immobile may find it to be difficult to access). Peacocks and peahens are regular visitors in the mornings making it an amazing experience to watch. The terrace area is a great place to bond over games or just sit and relax. Besides the view from the villa is breathtaking. Kalpana tai is a great cook and churns out tasty dishes which don't make you miss home cooked food even while on a vacation. The team at Avabodha is extremely customer centric and makes sure your stay is pleasant and comfortable. Would surely recommend it to folks who love nature.

    SaffronStays Care Team

    "Dear Preet, Thank you for taking out the time to review us. We're glad you had a memorable stay. We hope you give us another chance to host you and your loved ones."


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    Navin
    17 Feb 2021

    Overall nice stay


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    Swaroop
    19 Jan 2021

    Kalpana and Anil went an extra mile to take care of us especially our old parents. They were always smiling. Kalpana is a great cook. We enjoyed our stay. The view is awesome from the house. Thank you Alka for making sure our stay was perfect.


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    Aparna
    04 Jan 2021

    Loved it really


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    Laxmi
    27 Dec 2020

    Had a wonderful time at Avabodha. Well maintained house with all covid requirements followed. Excellent caretaker and cook. We enjoyed our stay.


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    Nikhil
    19 Nov 2020

    We enjoyed our stay at Avabodha. The food here was excellent. The view was amazing and it always refreshed us. We enjoyed the bonfire and it kept us warm the whole night. This trip was very soothing and relaxing. The caretaker, Kalpana is ready for the new normal with all the requisite precautions


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    Jitin
    06 Mar 2020

    Avabodha - true to its name, has helped me rediscover my battered, abused, ignored and neglected sensory faculties. The sounds of the woods, the sights of the lake and the valley, the glimpse of the magnificent Sahyadri, the endearing long lost vintage fresh air that invigorates not only the body but also the mind and spirit are all a standing testimony to the name of this abode. This place is not a typical bungalow or a villa on a hill station. It's an experience. It's a living entity communicating with the keen observer at every corner of the house. Be it the electrical switches, the jars in the kitchen, the clock, the architecture, the stonework, the woodwork… the attention to details is so intense that the visitor feels welcome at each and every moment and turn of the house. Avabodha envelopes one, the way he would want to be cradled and held in the Almighty's embrace. It infuses life. It's a place where you'd want to spend as much time as life permits. The hustle of


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    Amruta
    06 Mar 2020

    Kedar and I had stayed over at Avabodha some days ago. Just wanted to say a Big 'Thank you!' 😃 Thank you so much for letting us stay there. The experience of staying in Avabodha has definitely changed quite a few things for us; as individuals and as partners too! The first change was food. Thanks to Kalpana Tai's cooking and all the simple organic food we realised that the veggies and dairy products we get here in the city are hardly any good! Ofcourse we miss the farm fresh vegetables of Panchgani 🙂 After our honeymoon in May last year, Kedar and I hadn't been on even a short break or a weekend to a place close to nature. We were always traveling home for festival and relatives' visits. We didn't realise how much time-off we both needed. This 4 days trip turned out to be way better than the honeymoon ! We mostly spent time alone ... reading, just watching the lake, listening to the chirping of birds and swishing of the leaves, catching on our sleep 🙂 It was relaxing a


    Saumya
    23 Jan 2020

    Beautiful house.. We enjoyed here thoroughly.. We would love to come here again and again and enjoy our Holidays... Food was superb.. They host guest very nicely. Environment is so refreshed that its hard to go away from here.. Alkaji just amazing lady.. Loved to know about her..


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    Neetu
    23 Jan 2020

    Saffronstays - You will certainly stay for Long ! Awesome place, panoramic view !!!! Homely feeling, we would like to come again :)


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    Vatshal
    23 Jan 2020

    Avabodha is a flawless Villa.. Caretakers are super good.. We felt like its our own Home in Panchagani.. The interiors are well done..The 'Feel' of this place is very Beautiful.. Enjoyed thoroughly !!!


    Sivarama
    23 Jan 2020

    FANTASTIC BUNGALOW !! Marvelous food.. Wonderful sight from every window.. What else can we ask for in Life ! "CHAN MAHARASHTRIAN JEVAN ANI NASHTA DILA BADAL KALPANA LA KHUB AABHAAR.." Thanks Alka !!


    Lakshmi
    23 Jan 2020

    We had a Fabulous stay and we were extremely sad to go back to our city after this short Holiday !! Many Thanks to Alka, Kalpana, Madhuri and Anil who made this stay so memorable for us. Special thanks to Alka for the Christmas tree and the plum cake.. We will cherish this forever. Great Property, Awesome Team.. Cheers !!!!


    Gargi
    21 Jan 2020

    It’s an amazing stay Food was good.....we enjoyed a lot !!!!! Everything was amazing... :D


    Prachi
    17 Jan 2020

    Absolutely loved the place.Only stayed here for the first time but will come again for sure! Alka (the owner) you have class! And that shows in the way you have built this place. Each and every stone is where it should be.Even the staff is handpicked by you and are superstars.You have given me a serious challenge now to build a home like this in our native place.Lets hope I can do it and welcome you there with your family someday. I give ******* stars to you and your lovely paradise. Thank you so much for making our day and bringing us closer as a family. Really had a lovely time. Thank you saffron stays to help us find a great destination!!


    Lakshmi
    17 Jan 2020

    It was a memorable stay. The property is very beautiful and well maintained.


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    Aditya
    09 Dec 2019

    As with most of my stays at the listed properties of Saffron Stays in the past, the temptation of extending One's scheduled stay is always over-whelming - &, undoubtedly, AVABODHA was no different. Besides the usual parameters listed above on which AVABODHA excelled, my Family& myself felt a definite sense of peace & serenity about the place which, among other things, helped me rekindle my long-lost fondness of reading. In a nutshell, AVABODHA aptly embodies the spirit of Saffron Stays tag-line - "Where Families Bond." I would like to extend my gratitude to the owner - Ms. Alka Sesha & the caring Inn-keepers: AnilJi & his wife Kalpana for making this stay memorable with moments to cherish for a Lifetime. Signing off with Best Wishes to Saffron Stays for a glorious Innings ahead & their efforts in making the Families bond. Godspeed !! -adi


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    Dolly
    05 Nov 2019

    The place was exactly as described. Amazing views and home-cooked delicious food. We would love to come back. Good for people who want to go away from the city and enjoy solitude and peace. Only two points - 1. it has a 200 mt walk from the car park and a little steep. 2. Open kitchen with sitting/hall area.


    Min 2 Night(s)
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    10,500

    including GST

    Dates are not Available

    Prices are dynamic, but guaranteed till midnight

    You will have to pay a refundable security deposit of 5,000 per room