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savyasachi Aug 16th, 2010 15:21

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

vic86m Aug 16th, 2010 16:14

Can go for Mahabaleshwar, Panchgani.
Hill station, Fort(Trekking Not Required), Greenery at ur Service!

PS: Mobile Phone reception AVAILABLE! :(

vic86m Aug 16th, 2010 16:16

Oops! Read ur last post!
U've been to Mahabaleshwar!!

Try Konkan beaches, coz it is the FESTIVE season there!

patilsushant001 Aug 17th, 2010 13:22

You may think of Raigad as well and take rope way ride.. Along with that you may choose any of the beaches nearby!!

aarosh Aug 17th, 2010 13:31

You can check Doctors Farm or Sai Farm at Kolad

shahronakm Aug 18th, 2010 00:34

Try this place
http://www.mavalsrushti.com/

Ronak.

savyasachi Aug 18th, 2010 02:00

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.

patilsushant001 Aug 18th, 2010 11:14

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Originally Posted by savyasachi (Post 1025509)
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?[shock]

new_traveller Aug 18th, 2010 12:00

Quote:

Originally Posted by savyasachi (Post 1025509)
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 :rolleyes:

Do you mean the attitude of the whole website? Or you referring to the pune section only? Any particular reason for such an observation?

savyasachi Aug 18th, 2010 12:27

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.

new_traveller Aug 18th, 2010 14:03

Quote:

Originally Posted by savyasachi (Post 1025704)
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. :D

savyasachi Aug 18th, 2010 15:38

Quote:

Originally Posted by new_traveller (Post 1025770)
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 (Post 1025770)
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.

new_traveller Aug 18th, 2010 20:42

Quote:

Originally Posted by savyasachi (Post 1025841)
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 ! ! !
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