Anjanvel Agro Tourism is a property located around 60 Kilometers from Pune surrounded by Shilim valley, in close vicinity of Pavana & Mulshi Dams. We found this to be a perfect place for nature lovers and Trekkers. You can come here for one day picnic or can stay overnight for bird watching in the morning. This place is surrounded by lush greenery. Though you can visit this place in any season but I believe monsoon or just after monsoon season is the best time to visit this place as you can enjoy small waterfalls, big waterfalls, trekking, bird watching etc.
I visited this place with friends and family from Pune, few friends joined us from Mumbai. We started our journey at around 07:30 AM and reached the destination at around 11:00 AM. Though the distance from Pune is around 60 Kilometers road was narrow and not good as we left Baner. On the way, there were a couple of places where water was flowing on the road which played a vital role in the delay to reach the destination. Generally, it should take around 2 – 2:30 hours to reach the destination. After reaching we were served delicious Poha, Upma and Tea for breakfast. After having breakfast we were up for Trekking 🙂
Mr. Jagtap arranged a tractor for us that took us to the trekking starting point, the tractor ride was fun 🙂 We started trekking with our guide through the lush green jungle. On the way, there were lots of small and big waterfalls, which generally comes alive in monsoon season and just after the monsoon. It took us around 1.5 hours to reach the temple. The temple is good and you can see a cave from where water was flowing from the top. On the way we enjoyed in waterfalls, the mesmerizing sound of water was almost consistent throughout the trekking. It took lesser time to get back to the place from where we started our journey, may be because we were on slope 🙂
After coming back to the resort we enjoyed our lunch. In Lunch, we enjoyed 2 vegetables (One Dry, One Gravy), Bhakri, Chapati, Rice, Daal, Egg curry, salads, chutneys. The food was delicious and we enjoyed a lot. After having lunch we played basket ball and then we visited a waterfall that was around 500 meters from the Anjanvel. We enjoyed there and came back to have our tee and to leave from Anjanvel for our homes. We Enjoyed our one day trip at Anjanvel.
How to reach Anjanvel
The best way would be to use google maps, for precaution download the map in offline mode. If you are traveling from Pune, it is around 60 Kilometers, The roads are narrow so drive carefully. If you are traveling from Mumbai, it is around 120 Kilometers from Andheri and you will have to cross Lonavala, Ambe valley and have to face some steep ghats on the way.
Near Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa, Shillim, Javan Tungi Rd, Shilimb, Maharashtra 412108, India
They have 3 packages and based on your requirement you can choose one. The rates I have mentioned below may not be lates as they are subject to change, Please check there recent rates on there website for updates.
One Day trip Package [9:00 AM TO 6:00 PM]
Rs. 600 Per Head that includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH, HI-TEA
Children from 6 to 12 years Rs 200/HEAD and below 6 years no charge
Tent Stay (₹1200 per head)
includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH, HI-TEA, Dinner and stay in Tent
Room Stay (₹1500 per head)
includes BREAKFAST, LUNCH, HI-TEA, Dinner and stay in Room
The selection of stay will depend on which season you are visiting this place, and with whom, if you are visiting this place just after monsoon and with friends, you might want tent stay and enjoy camping.
For Booking, you can visit: http://www.anjanvel.com/
They have different activities in the different season though some remains common for all seasons, we have visited this place in the month of July after some heavy rains in the area. We enjoyed tractor ride from the resort till the trekking start point, trekking to the temple through lush greenery on the way with small waterfalls on the way. On the way we enjoyed in waterfalls, the mesmerizing sound of water was almost consistent throughout the trekking. It started raining heavily so we were not able to participate in Rice Plantation and River walk. For Bird Watching you will have to be there before 06:30 AM, Mostly possible when you stay there.
Below are some photographs that we captured during our visit to Anjanvel.