Nashik Staycation in the Vineyards
|Rose´ by the Lake ... PC: Saffron Stays|
Usually we end up taking a vacation during the Diwali holidays, but thanks to the lockdown, this year we celebrated Diwali at home with all the festive splendor and pomp. I decorated the house with marigolds, lights and rangolis and also made a variety of faraal - both namkeen and sweet - to make our celebrations truly traditional. My husband's side of the family too had flown down to be with us and my house was buzzing with people and gaiety.
To make this occasion all the more memorable, we decided to drive down to Nashik - the wine capital of India. A few days of relaxation in the lap of nature with a glass of wine can do wonders for anybody :)
Route taken - Pune --> Chakan --> Sangamner --> Nashik (Rose´ by the Waldevi Lake)
Distance: 212 Km
Time taken: 5 hours
Details & Reservation: https://www.saffronstays.com/view/rose-by-the-lake-3-bedroom-villa-amidst-the-vineyards-by-lake-waldevi-in-nashik-near-trimbakeshwar-slV1VCUZH5Ksp4nQ
Rose´ by the Lake:
An apt name for a villa nestled in the vineyards of Nashik. This 3-bedroom villa stands along the banks of the Waldevi lake in a gated and secure community and sprawls on an acre of plot right opposite the villa owned by Rani Mukherji's aunty...interesting, right!
|Our villa path amidst the vineyards.....The villa seen in the picture is Rani Mukherji's aunty's villa|
|The living room - airy, well-lit and a happy space!|
The location of the villa is rustic and truly a delight to our senses. The villa and its surroundings were impeccable with no issues at all to complain. A 24x7 caretaker and a cook completed the experience with their courteous service and a delicious Maharashtrian menu for us to order from.
|One of the glorious sunrises that we enjoyed from the villa|
|View from our bedroom|
Sightseeing in Nashik:
|That's me @ Sula - all spent out after a long day.|
The place was crowded and we could just click but a few pics before we decided to move out of the crowds. No, we did not muster enough courage to go for any tours either.
Our stay at Rose´ was a refreshing one. Inspite of the pandemic and the restrictions, we thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience in a rather safe and cautious manner.
Nashik is a place dotted with many temples, treks and vineyards - a place for all types of tourists - be it the religious type, adventurer type or the romantic type. However in this visit, we could just cover a few places and still have a lot to check out. So, Nasik definitely warrants a re-visit, especially when we are so close in Pune :) So till then...adios and stay safe.
Disclaimer: This is not a paid post for anyone but is based on my travel experiences and opinions.