Happened to visit this place after reading good reviews about it. I am not sure whether this can be termed as an Agritourism resort as there is no tourism activity like farm trip etc. Stayed for 3 days. The first day there is no lunch as they dont provide it. They suggested us a place where we had to drive down for lunch. Its a small mess type of hotel but the quality of food is good and you get only vegetarian meal at the mess. The mess (Bandu Gore Bhojanalay) is close to the famous Ganapati temple. Dinner was at the resort and was simple and tasty. Second day they had some function at their home so we were not provided lunch!. Again we had it at the same place. Rest of the days we were provided with lunch and dinner. The breakfast and tea were good in taste and served quickly. Hot water is a bit concern as its solar based. You need to inform them to start the hot water in advance. Hygiene and cleanliness is good.The table tennis room seemed to be closed for some reasons. They have some books if one would like to read. They allowed us to use their kitchen to prepare food for our toddler. Owners are welcoming. Service is quick if given prior notice.Good place to watch a variety of birds.
We (my friends and I) were in search of a quite place for a weekend trip. We wanted somewhat a rural experience. I remembered coming across a place in Wai. This place was Shrushti Agritourism Resort.
This place is approximately 109 kms from Nigdi, i will leave a link to this location below. Roads are in good condition. This place does not feel commercial at all and is kept that way on purpose by owner Mr. Shishir. This place feels more like a rural homestay which is more than welcome. It is located adequately far from the highway so as to keep the noise at bay yet close enough to the wai market area if you need to buy something. The owner is very friendly and gives you a good intro to Wai, he will let you know the things to do while in Wai. The entire Pisal family greets you during your stay and you form a bond with them immediately.
About our stay:
There is enough parking space for at least 6 vehicles.
They have 4 rooms available. We were 4 friends in total so we opted for a larger room. It came with 4 beds, a TV, a bathroom and a toilet (commode). The rooms here are very well maintained and very clean. They also provided us with fresh towels and soap bars. The room is surrounded by chickoo and Mango trees. There is a huge mountain on front side of the stay and a big farm (sugarcane, jowar, wheat, tomatoes, brinjals and peanuts) on the back side, making this a very desirable place to stay in.
They also have a place for campfire in the back (a must do activity).
They have a table tennis hut which is a big plus point when you don't want to go out in the sun.
Along with the rooms they have also started setting up tents if you want to experience camping.
Coming to the food part, it is prepared in a very local manner. You taste the freshly made masala and top not ingredients. All the food items we ate (from tea, breakfast, lunch and dinner) were very good and prepared in a hygienic environment.
No issues of network coverage. We were able to access the internet with 4G network for Vodafone and Airtel.
Things to do and see:
1. There are many old temples in and around Wai area, Menwali temple and Narshina temple to mention a few.
2. There is the Dhom dam which is a good picturesque spot.
3. Boating in Dhom dam back water.
If you dream about siting around a campfire, sorrounded by trees under a star filled sky; this is a place you might want to check out.
Stayed with family from 06.11.16 to 08.11.16. Booked in advance based on Trip Advisor reviews. Had very nice experience.
Location of the resort Shrushti Agro is slightly inside the main road approx. 2 kms. So no traffic nuisance at all ! Resort is just at the base of mountain. You get a serene look of the huge mountain once you just step out of the room. Stayed in room no. 3. Very basic room. No frills but very clean & quite spacious.
Resort is run by old couple Mr. Pisal. Very decent couple and show lot of hospitality. We relished home made tasty breakfast & dinner, which you won't get in a luxurious star hotel of Mahabaleshwar. Mahabalshwar is just 45 min drive & Dhom dam boating spot is just 15 min away. Enjoyed boating, very clean water, less crowded.
Very nearby get away destination from Pune with drive less than 2 hours only.
Srushti Resort is a wonderful farm-stay located just about 100 km from Pune at Wai town, on the Mahabaleshwar route. We spent a very serene and peaceful couple of days here away from the noisy crackers and polluting fumes of Diwali celebrations in the big city.
Our room was in a cottage surrounded with chickoo and mango trees. The room was spacious and very clean, with minimal furniture. We had 3 beds and an open granite shelf to keep our stuff, a coffee table and 2 chairs, and a small TV with cable connection. The toilet, bath and towels were clean and we were given an individual soap, but no shampoo and toilet paper. We did not need an ac but the room had a good ceiling fan, which was required during the day. The best part was the small sit-out patio where we could have our morning and evening cup of tea, watching the sunrise and sunset, surrounded by the chickoo trees.
We were served dinner in their outdoor thatched gazebo. The food was a simple but tasty Maharashtrian thali with one dry and one gravy vegetable with chapattis, rice, dal, papad, home-made pickles and chutneys, curd and shrikhand. The food was cooked by Mr.Ramesh Pisal’s wife, though he admitted to helping her with the cutting and chopping!
By the time we finished dinner the climate had become chilly and they offered to light a bonfire for us, but we decided to retire to our room for the night.
The area around the resort is good for walks along the road besides the Sonjai hills. About 2 km away is a cave temple situated on the top of a hill. If you have a car you can drive to the Dholya Ganpati temple, the Mandhardevi temple, Menawali Ghat, or the Dhom Dam for a boat ride. On the way back to Pune next day we stopped at the Mapro Food Court on the Wai–Surur road (not the one at Mahabaleshwar) and had their pizza and strawberry with cream, just 5 km from Wai.
We had a serene and peaceful break at Srushti Resort, that too at very reasonable rates, as compared to the exorbitant rates charged by the Mahabaleshwar and Panchgani hotels in peak season.
We were a group of 6 ladies who stayed at Srushti for a night. The resort is 8-10 minutes drive from Wai town and has a peaceful environment. The turn to the resort had our vehicle passing through a congested residential area and we wondered whether we had made a mistake booking this place. But soon the way cleared and we were driving past fields and arrived at Srushti at the base of Sonjai Hills. The hills make a terrific backdrop for Srushti.
The owner, Mr Ramesh Pisal was a good host. The rooms, bedding and toilet was clean. The resort has only 4 rooms. 2 of the rooms are small and fit for a couple and/or a small child. 1 room is very large which can sleep many. This has a double bed. Extra mattresses are provided for others. The best room is the one next to the large room. This has windows in front and back and the room is also big with a double bed and a single bed.
Food is homecooked and you can request your preference. The food is simple but tasty. The charges for the rooms and food are very reasonable. The resort has fields on the backside which make for a very pleasant morning walk. You can also buy fresh vegetables picked straight from the fields.
This place will be liked by those who dont demand luxury but are happy with simple food and living.