Me and my husband had been wanting to get away from the city for a break from quiet a long time..and as we were looking for options, a friend posted pictures of their recent visit to Verandah.. Looking at the pictures i felt the place is calling for us! And immediately i made reservations.
If you truly want to enjoy nature and can not afford to take a week long holiday, than this place is your destination. It was an amzingly refreshing and rejuvenating weekend getaway.
You will have an opportunity to have breakfast & lunch sitting amongst the clouds literally!
The best part is they are close to some of the site seeing points. But, the walk from Dasturi/ Matheran Junction to this place really tires you up.
The hotel is well maintained, the rooms are beautiful & cozy furnished with all amenities. No ac, no TV (you won't even miss them).
The food quality was good, though the spread was not lavish (no complains). I have not seen any hotel or restaurant serving such authentic rajma chawal. They serve English Dinner in the evening. We were served very well by "Dharmendra".
The only minor gripe is mobile connectivity becomes a challenge, can't help it, in today's day & age we are addicted to our cell phones.
Reaching there can appear to be a slight challenge, but once you are there you will not even want to go out.
Just sit out in the Verandah and relish the cup of chai and catch up on conversations that the TV has killed in city!
We checked in on Sunday, and checked out on Monday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The paths once cleared by the British in the forests of Matheran, making it the last British hill station have acquired a new identity as the place where Bombay’s movers and shakers which include filmstars and businessmen come to spend a few quiet and peaceful days.Perched atop the Sahyadri ranges, Matheran is Asia’s only pedestrian hill resort. Chug up in a toy train, trot, or arrive in a palanquin, past gigantic mansions built by the British, the Parsis, and the Bohras. The Verandah in the Forest was the second house to be built on the isolated Western Ghats, by Captain Barr. Now, with every facility in place, it is reputed to be second to none! Indeed, the nobility of the proportions of The Verandah bring civilizational honour to the Sahyadri ranges. Lounge like never before in this verandah of your dreams. Read under the highest domestic ceiling you would have known in the salon – 12 metres/35 feet high. Stroll down to Charlotte Lake. Or take longer walks with a picnic basket. Relish the local cuisines. Heave your chest, muscle your calves, take all the oxygen back in your lungs. Link your planet with your own two feet.Find space for more space in your mind. Or lose yourself to find yourself anew.Long after you return, you will wonder who would have dared to sprawl out such a tree-home space in such spell-binding wilderness? ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Verandah In The Forest Hotel Matheran
- The Verandah In Forest