St. Marys Villa
An old stone, rambling ground floor place right next to and overlooking a deep green valley, off the old Mumbai-Pune highway. The facilities are simple and inexpensive. There are large open spaces, some with shade, and sufficient semi open, shaded areas for holding smaller sessions throughout the day. There is a hall for full strength sessions in the mornings and after dinner.
The 100 bed dormitory is a great place for all to bond as families. We could even
have Mamas on one end, Papas on the other and all the children together in the middle :-) Those who wish to be as families together can also do so. Come with the idea of camping together!
Facilities and rules:
Big ground for games and sports.
Small beautiful lawn with trees for sitting and quiet sessions. No games allowed.
Many lovely spots for holding small sessions.
Overlooking beautiful green valley – good for a trek down.
Lights off at 11pm (stretchable till 12).
Hotplate/induction stove allowed for heating milk and small stuff.
Strict food timing non negotiable (in case of sessions delay).
Hot water 7 - 8am and 6 – 8pm. Timings are fixed.
No sticking on walls as they are of stone and hard to clean. Can tie. Plenty of wooden beams.
Generator is free from 7 – 10 pm. If required in the day, it is chargeable.
Only 1-2 persons to co-ordinate with Steven. He doesn’t want everyone to be approaching with problems! Nikhil Trivedi will be the person to contact for problems and liaison with Steven and Urmila will assist him. Any problems re. accommodation to be told before 5pm before workers go home. Any problems re. food only to be told to Steven not the workers.
(note: these rates are as of Feb 2013)
(02114) 269333 and 269355.
Mr. Shyam Gupta cell: 8390131089.
Non AC room @ 1500/-. AC room @ 2000/-. Extra person Rs.300/-.
This is the closest. It is a small hotel. Outside is nothing much. Inside rooms are small but very clean including toilets. Veg and Non Veg Restaurant and Bar downstairs.
This is right after Hotel Sharda. Spacious but nothing much outside. Spacious single rooms with double bed, extra mattress on ground open on to nice children’s playground. Very clean including bathrooms.
Upstairs double rooms for 4.
Overlooking valley. With swimming pool.
(Couldn’t get through to Madam for prices.)
Chetansingh Chouhan: 09764546458
(02114) 269311 and 269322
AC Valley View duplex for 4 people. Rs.4000/- (Total 3 rooms only.)
AC Valley View for 2 people Rs.3,500/- (Total 3 rooms only.)
Non AC Valley View double bed for 2 people Rs.3000/- (Total 2 rooms only.)
Non AC Standard room, no view for 2 people Rs. 2,500/- (Total 4 rooms only.)
Was just about okay, not very clean, but spacious.