Experience : Forest Hills, Tala

Team Punenightlife was recently invited over the weekend for the reopening of Forest Campground at Forest Hills, Tala, and we decided to send Shivangi Mandody from our team to experience two days of absolute, clean fun in the outdoors .

Shivangi Mandody forest hills

Right from living in eco-friendly tents, live barbecue with the fresh produce, live music, a nature trail to Kuda caves, archery and rifle shooting, old school games (Tug of War, Sack race, Lemon and Spoon race, Hopscotch and Tic Tac Toe), therapies at the Spa in the main property and movie night under the stars, The Forest Campground  had everything planned to welcome the season in style!

Rifle Shooting

Set within what looks like an artistic landscape with verdant greenery, serene water-bodies and an edge-of-the–valley backdrop, Forest Hills, Tala, located at Tala in Raigad district Maharashtra approximately 150km from Pune & 160km from Mumbai is a perfect getaway from the hectic madness of the city!

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While Forest Hills Tala offers luxurious concept-based accommodation, a cardinal highlight of the property is the Forest Campground located at the highest point of this hillside retreat.

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Forest Hills Tala reopens every year after the rains, and welcomes happy campers as the weather gets cooler and there’s a nip in the air! But the Forest Campground is no ordinary campground. It’s a destination that truly celebrates the outdoors and the bounty of nature while giving guests the opportunity to immerse themselves in every way in what “Forest Living” has to offer.

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Forest Hills at Tala – A Serene Eco Mountain Valley Getaway

Forest Hills spread over 120 acres is a quiet picturesque retreat tucked away amidst dense foliage and trees and is perched high on a mountain overlooking miles and miles of forest with ample natural resources. An idyllic setting that is perfect to rejuvenate both body and soul.

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The perfect hide-away from crazy schedules and cramped spaces, from pollution and pandemonium and the regular stresses and strains of urban living. This luxury retreat offers guest exactly what they are looking for – be it peace and quiet in a serene location or adventure and fun activities in a healthy open locale. Indulge in the lavish accommodation, healthy yet delectable cuisine and experience an unforgettable indulgence you desire for a truly unique time.

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Forest Hills, Tala, has been designed and built to exceed expectations, even as it promises a rare blend of privacy and indulgence. Tucked away in a forest close to the Tala caves, this luxe retreat plays to the senses, giving you a chance to rediscover a holistic sense of self. What sets Forest Hills, Tala, apart from other holiday destinations is how the idea of luxury begins with the clever use of space in a way that integrates with the outdoors.

This boutique getaway has various types of accommodation ranging from container villas, tent houses, glasshouses, tree houses, mud huts and campground. Those who seek solace in a raw and enchanting habitat, will discover that this boutique getaway has the makings of the ideal romantic trip, an inclusive family vacation, a unique corporate retreat or even a perfect space for high-octane adventure.

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To experience earthy living like never before we decided to pick the Mud Hut. Built completely with eco-friendly biodegradable material, this accommodation is an ode to nature. Featuring thatched roofs and luxe, clean and comfortable interiors, it is located on level four amidst dense foliage bringing nature right to your doorstep.

The Villas at Forest Hills are open through the year, however, the campground opens post monsoon and is open till April (till the weather is suitable)

Campground

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About Forest Campground:

The campground is fitted at the highest point on the property and is spread over 2.5 acres, overlooking miles and miles of forest with ample natural resources. The tents are covered with traditional shade to keep them cool during the day. On the inside, the tents have mattresses, air pillows, sleeping bags for a sound sleep and also have charging points. Free WiFi and clean drinking water are standard at the campground. Common toilets are at par with the best in the business and are cleaned and checked on every hour. Security at the campground is available 24/7.

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Camping doesn’t have to be all about roughing it. The campground is fitted at the highest point on our property and is spread over 2.5 acres. When it comes to camping , they have the upper hand in having a beautiful location you can wake up to. Right from sleeping in fairy lit tents, having meals made with fresh produce grown at the farm, enjoying music and BBQ to watching movie under the stars cuddled up with your loved one or just in your sleeping bag.

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Their tents are covered with traditional shade to keep the tents cool during the day. On the inside, the tents have mattresses, air pillows, sleeping bags for a sound sleep and also have charging points. Free WiFi and clean drinking water are standard at the campground. Common toilets are at par with the best in the business and are cleaned and checked on every hour. Security at the campground is available 24/7.

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What you will Love :

Perched on a mountain that faces the sea on the sunset and the backwaters on the sunrise, tucked away in a dense and untouched forest you will find Tala, a delightful play to the senses that gives a chance to rediscover a holistic sense of self. This getaway retreat has been designed and built to exceed expectations, even as it promises a rare blend of privacy and indulgence.

Bullock Cart Ride

Set within what looks like an artistic landscape of verdant greenery, serene water-bodies and an edge-of-the–valley backdrop, Forest Hills Tala has something for every traveler looking to unwind in the lap of luxury. This private sanctuary that offers a range of accommodation options depending on one’s mood and state of mind is as peace-seeking or as adrenalin-pumping as you would like. From distressing nooks to adventure trails, we offer one-of-a-kind experiences that give you the holiday that you seek with a healthy touch of lavishness you desire for a truly unique time.

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This nature-based experience unfolds into a picturesque setting, be it for a weekend getaway, a Romantic escapade or perhaps, a soulful sojourn.

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Inclusions

  • Forget all your travel fatigue and get refreshed with our welcome drinks
  • Choose from an array of delicious dishes
  • Visit to Petting Zoo
  • Take a tour of our organic farm, paddy farm and prawn farm
  • Exciting activities such as Horse Riding, Kayaking, Archery & Rifle Shooting etc.
  • A walk through our carefully crafted property
  • Nature Trail to Kuda Caves (see picture below)
  • Leisure time in pool
  • Level up your luxury experience with our massage therapy and get rejuvenated
  • Dinner at Sunset Point

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HOW TO GET THERE :
By train– the nearest station is Roha. It takes 30 mins from station to reach Forest Hills, Tala.
By own vehicle – 3 and a half hour via Pali without halt.
It is about 160 kms from Mumbai and 150 Kms from Pune.
By Forest Hills vehicle – Car Transfer costs Rs. 8,000 from Mumbai and Pune – pickup & drop. The car provided seats 6 people

For more information, please visit:
Website: http://foresthillstala.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ForestHillsTala
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/foresthillstala
For more information on events: http://www.foresthillstala.com/events
For bookings: 9819202200 / campground@foresthillstala.com

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