We visited Saguna Baug late May 2011 with our family and relatives. This place is around 120 km from Pune near Karjat/Matheran.
It's a huge farmland. Ulhas River flows beside the property. It had plenty of flowing water even in the summer. We could actually swim in the river. Water is not too bad. There are couple of big ponds in the property as well, I guess artificially created for irrigation and fish farming.
They arrange farm trip. It was a nice experience. Kids enjoyed it a lot. We saw crops in the fields, banana plantation, gobar gas plant, nursery and fishing. Looks like owner has taken immense efforts to develop the property over a period of time.
We visited the place on a Sunday during summer holidays hence it was pretty crowded, but property is so big it wasn't a major problem.
We were around 25 including adults and kids. Food was ok. Staffs were very friendly. Place wasn't as clean as I would expect, but I believe it was due to the weekend crowd. Overall it's a nice place and I can recommend for a one-day trip with family and friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saguna Baug is an eco-friendly rural farm located at the foothills of Matheran. The river flows passes through it and the farm is surrounded by nature. Guests and students get to experience farm life, and learn about our innovative farming methods that have provided rural employment and opportunities for the youth of our villages. We also provide fun activities and stay facilities. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Saguna Baug Hotel Neral
- Saguna Baug Neral, Maharashtra