We needed a much awaited break from routine life, so after lot of searching we found this “Shrusti Farms” near vasind. I was bit surprised to see such a beautiful (from pics on site) place about 60-70 Km from Mumbai that’s like 1:30 Mins drive. I called up the place made the payments (50%) and we were all set to go!
I knew the road till vasind and from vasind to this place I asked locals, pretty straight forward! Just the for the record there is new Toll booth setup at 15Km prior to Vasind which charges like 90 Rs for 1 way, yes, you heard it right 90rs for 15 km (out of which 2 km is not even on Mumbai – Nasik highway) also road is still the same not sure why the [--] they are charging!! Road (I should not use word “Road”) for last 2 km of the journey are pretty bad more like roller coaster ride
As we reached the farm, first impression, great it looks nice! Last 2 km journey was worth it, and it maintains the same impression throughout our stay. Ample parking space, nice reception lobby, good staff that does make a good impression. Within 15 mins we were given room (which was clean) and to our surprise there was a small basket with chips, chocolate & packaged water bottle (and it was complementary, I have visited like 20+ farms/resorts none of them offered anything for free). Our package didn’t include breakfast for first day so surprise basket was empty by the lunch time. Lunch was in common hall, everything was neatly arranged. Food items were different than usual items and tasty. I would rate food as 4.5/5 (0.5 less for excess oil in starters).
We checked out the entire place before and after lunch, they have nice nursery, swimming pool , rain dance , badminton court & cricket bats. So for group this place is like heaven. We decide to try out some badminton but it was taken by some other guests but sadly *those*(stupid) guests never player the badminton nor did they return the rackets (how I know? because badminton court was outside our room). As we couldn’t do anything else we rested for till evening, in evening they only provide the tea/coffee and biscuits as the evening breakfast (this let me down!! I never eat biscuits so what am I supposed to do? What option do I have? Nothing). These are the only 2 negative points I can think of for the place.
Evening till dinner we roamed the farm, Hopelessly Looked at empty badminton court, clicked random pictures, gossiped about guest checking in at evening and watched some TV in room. Yes, it sounds dull but was more fun than it sounds except the badminton part Again dinner was good not as good as lunch but acceptable.
Next morning it was drizzling a bit that cooled down temperature by little, had a regular “Kanda-Pohe” morning breakfast with bread butter and coffee after that we left by 10:30 ! (Again felt really bad for paying 90 Rs toll for 15 km .. grrr).
Everything was great except
- Biscuits cannot be considered as an evening snacks, please have something more
- Wish you had more badminton rackets I mean it!
- I had to pay 180 Rs travelling on regular road of less than 30 Km ( I know this is out of your control but I had to mention it)
I really liked the complementary welcome basket, room quality and service. Will I visit again? Yes for sure!
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