Ganpati weekend, away in the middle of nowhere (within 2 hrs drive)

#1 Aug 16th, 2010, 15:21
Join Date:
Apr 2007
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
24
  • savyasachi is offline
#1
Hello folks,

I am quite tired of daily routine and planning to go somewhere in the middle of nowhere during Ganpati weekend, where I can stay for the weekend (fri-sun). The place should be within 2 hours drive of Pune.

The ideal place should be somewhere in ghat like scene or even any fort is fine, if there is place to live. Safety is equally important as we are taking our 2 and 3 year olds. Trekking is not recommended.

I thought of Khandala but its too crowded.

Thanks in advance.

(P.S. - Mobile phone reception is least priority )
#2 Aug 16th, 2010, 16:14
Join Date:
Jun 2009
Location:
Mount Meru
Posts:
967
  • vic86m is offline
#2
Can go for Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani.
Hill station, Fort(Trekking Not Required), Greenery at ur Service!

PS: Mobile Phone reception AVAILABLE!
#3 Aug 16th, 2010, 16:16
Join Date:
Jun 2009
Location:
Mount Meru
Posts:
967
  • vic86m is offline
#3
Oops! Read ur last post!
U've been to Mahabaleshwar!!

Try Konkan beaches, coz it is the FESTIVE season there!
#4 Aug 17th, 2010, 13:22
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posts:
1,125
  • patilsushant001 is offline
#4
You may think of Raigad as well and take rope way ride.. Along with that you may choose any of the beaches nearby!!
-Sushant.
Life is a journey and journey should never end because of ups and downs!!
Ladakh-Bike RoadTrip Konkan-Bike RoadTrip Ajanta-Ellora-Lonar
Melghat
#5 Aug 17th, 2010, 13:31
Join Date:
Dec 2008
Location:
In the land of awesomeness
Posts:
31,480
  • aarosh is offline
#5
You can check Doctors Farm or Sai Farm at Kolad
#6 Aug 18th, 2010, 00:34
Join Date:
Dec 2005
Location:
Mumbai, India
Posts:
3,674
  • shahronakm is offline
#6
Try this place
http://www.mavalsrushti.com/

Ronak.
#7 Aug 18th, 2010, 02:00
Join Date:
Apr 2007
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
24
  • savyasachi is offline
#7
Thanks for the suggestion Ronak. Looks good. The attitude on the website is pretty much Puneri. I hope they are not as arrogant as Punekars.
#8 Aug 18th, 2010, 11:14
Join Date:
Nov 2008
Location:
Pune, Maharashtra, India
Posts:
1,125
  • patilsushant001 is offline
#8
Quote:
Originally Posted by savyasachi View Post Thanks for the suggestion Ronak. Looks good. The attitude on the website is pretty much Puneri. I hope they are not as arrogant as Punekars.
Why did you feel like that?
#9 Aug 18th, 2010, 12:00
Join Date:
Apr 2008
Location:
western india
Posts:
2,476
  • new_traveller is offline
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by savyasachi View Post Thanks for the suggestion Ronak. Looks good. The attitude on the website is pretty much Puneri. I hope they are not as arrogant as Punekars.
An amusing post indeed

Do you mean the attitude of the whole website? Or you referring to the pune section only? Any particular reason for such an observation?
#10 Aug 18th, 2010, 12:27
Join Date:
Apr 2007
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
24
  • savyasachi is offline
#10
There are a few Notes and Rules & Regulations under Tariff section. Frankly, I didn't like the tone. Many sentences could have been phrased in a polite tone. They are there to do a business. If you want to attract customers in good faith, IMHO, you should be polite. Your politeness will be most likely reverted (and then you don't have to mention that courteous treatment to our staff is expected)
I admit that we are losing politeness in India, still I would prefer politeness on the website.

Moreover, if you go to any stores in Pune, the attitude is, You need me, I don't need you (exactly opposite you see in Mumbai). I felt like these people have similar attitude. I hope I am wrong.
#11 Aug 18th, 2010, 14:03
Join Date:
Apr 2008
Location:
western india
Posts:
2,476
  • new_traveller is offline
#11
Quote:
Originally Posted by savyasachi View Post There are a few Notes and Rules & Regulations under Tariff section. Frankly, I didn't like the tone. Many sentences could have been phrased in a polite tone. They are there to do a business. If you want to attract customers in good faith, IMHO, you should be polite. Your politeness will be most likely reverted (and then you don't have to mention that courteous treatment to our staff is expected)
I admit that we are losing politeness in India, still I would prefer politeness on the website.

Moreover, if you go to any stores in Pune, the attitude is, You need me, I don't need you (exactly opposite you see in Mumbai). I felt like these people have similar attitude. I hope I am wrong.

I agree with you on the attitude of pune stores.
But I differ on your opinion so far on the forum.

You will never find everyone to be using the same type of words or simmilar tone of replies. Thats why all are unique and not uniform as if a product out of a factory.

Yes there would be straight answers as much as polite ones. I suggest dont create an impression about the whole lot just because of a few responses which you think could have been better.

Its an awesome place , if you hang around more you might get that.
#12 Aug 18th, 2010, 15:38
Join Date:
Apr 2007
Location:
Mumbai
Posts:
24
  • savyasachi is offline
#12
Quote:
Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post But I differ on your opinion so far on the forum.
Don't know what are you exactly pointing at. AFAIK, I have not made any offensive remark on this forum, yet.

Quote:
Originally Posted by new_traveller View Post You will never find everyone to be using the same type of words or simmilar tone of replies. Thats why all are unique and not uniform as if a product out of a factory.

Yes there would be straight answers as much as polite ones. I suggest don't create an impression about the whole lot just because of a few responses which you think could have been better.

Its an awesome place , if you hang around more you might get that.
In all my honesty, this is a total bouncer. I am born in Mumbai. Mumbai and Pune were 2 feet all my life till leaving India. I traveled A LOT in Europe and Americas (at my cost, not my employer's). I noticed, India has a lot to offer in tourism and hospitality business but we are a most tourist unfriendly country (compared to other countries that make significant money out of tourism). When I was going through that website, this unfriendly feeling just hit me on my face. Of course, this is my opinion. May be that place is VERY good and ARE nice people. It just didn't reflect to me like that. Again, its me, may be because I have traveled quite a lot and have seen absolute best practices in this business.

I am not really interested in making an issue out of it, just my opinion. I guess, everyone has freedom to express opinion (and ignore it as well) I have/had no intention of offending anyone.
#13 Aug 18th, 2010, 20:42
Join Date:
Apr 2008
Location:
western india
Posts:
2,476
  • new_traveller is offline
#13
Quote:
Originally Posted by savyasachi View Post Don't know what are you exactly pointing at. AFAIK, I have not made any offensive remark on this forum, yet.


In all my honesty, this is a total bouncer. I am born in Mumbai. Mumbai and Pune were 2 feet all my life till leaving India. I traveled A LOT in Europe and Americas (at my cost, not my employer's). I noticed, India has a lot to offer in tourism and hospitality business but we are a most tourist unfriendly country (compared to other countries that make significant money out of tourism). When I was going through that website, this unfriendly feeling just hit me on my face. Of course, this is my opinion. May be that place is VERY good and ARE nice people. It just didn't reflect to me like that. Again, its me, may be because I have traveled quite a lot and have seen absolute best practices in this business.

I am not really interested in making an issue out of it, just my opinion. I guess, everyone has freedom to express opinion (and ignore it as well) I have/had no intention of offending anyone.
Whatever ! ! !
Welcome to the forum.

Similar Threads

Title, Username, & Date Last Post Replies Views Forum
info on ganpati pule Jul 9th, 2010 23:46 26 10951 Maharashtra
Ganpati ceremony in Mumbai Sep 2nd, 2009 15:35 2 1124 Mumbai (Bombay)
Ganpati Bappa Morya !! Aug 21st, 2009 15:23 0 752 Mumbai (Bombay)
Ganpati Pictures 2007 Sep 30th, 2007 02:05 14 5204 Photography


Posting Rules

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Forum Rules»
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2
© IndiaMike.com 2018
Page Load Success