Friday, June 10, 2016
The magnificent splendour of nature is an exquisite experience for the cluttered mind, for the weary hearted mankind, trailing behind success. Luckily, India is a country of many wonders and the Goa-Mumbai-Pune-Lavasa circuit is a splendid manifestation of that spirit. While the Konkan spirit comes alive in this route; engaging you in all its glory, are the Fortune Hotels and the WelcomHeritage Hotels, delivering one of the best stays of the region.
The Fortune Hotels and WelcomHeritage Hotels’ Goa-Mumbai-Pune-Lavasa trail presents a host of comfortable stays where visitors can enjoy the serenity of Goan beaches, the charming metropolis of Mumbai, the quietude of Pune and the natural hue of Lavasa. A range of special amenities provided by the properties at each of these locations further enhance their charisma, alluring visitors into a world of exclusive disposition.
The ultimate vacation destination for Indians and foreigners alike, Goa is all about sun and sand. Add a dash of Portuguese colonialism, some authentic Goan sea food, a bottle of good old feni and some ‘susegad’ (quiet). Do not forget the holy Basilica of Bom Jesus, Fort Aguada, Braganza House and Goa Chitra, besides the obvious beaches.
A contemporary upscale full service hotel located off the main road to Fort Aguada in Candolim – the leisure Riviera of Goa. The 102-room hotel is only 7 minutes’ walk from the Candolim Beach and offers a complete range of guest facilities for a memorable holiday in Goa. Distance from: International Airport: 34 km | Candolim Beach: 1.7 km | Fort Aguada: 4.5 km | Anjuna Flea Market: 11 km | Mayem Lake: 28 km
Sprawled across an acre, Acron Waterfront Resort is a boutique resort property strategically located right where the Baga River meets the Arabian Sea. The hotel offers 29 well-appointed meticulously designed rooms with modern amenities, providing views of the river, the sea, and the courtyard. Guests can relax and rejuvenate at The Spa and indulge in a variety of treatments and therapies available. Not to miss, the highlight of the property is the infinity pool where one can disconnect from the world and recharge the body and mind. There’s also a temperature-controlled Jacuzzi to complete the experience. Distance from: International Airport: 40 km | Baga Beach: 1.7 km | Anjuna Flea Market: 5 km | Candolim Church: 7.5 km | Fort Aguada: 11 km| Mayem Lake: 25 km.
WelcomHeritage Panjim Inn is amongst the primary colonial mansions nestled in the heart of Latin Quarter of Fontainhas. It is also Goa’s first classified Heritage Hotel. The property is further classified in three categories namely Panjim Inn, Panjim Pousada and Panjim Peoples, that offers 37 rooms. Each room is a fine blend of old world charm, elegance and modernity defining a unique character. The period furniture, antique interiors, exotic art and fine furnishing remarks the era of romance, charm and nostalgia. The Verandah Restaurant at the hotel offers local cuisine of the region and continental cuisine with its in house farm Feni and scrumptious Goan meal. Distance from: Airport: 35 km | Thivim Railway Station: 20 km | Madgaon Railway Station: 45 km.
Step into the world of glamour, the beaming city of hope and fortunes, Mumbai. The financial powerhouse and fashion epicentre of the nation, Mumbai still has a rustic old world charm that can never be alienated from its modern allegory. Here in Mumbai one must visit the Gateway of India, the Elephanta Island, EsselWorld, Bombay Panjrapole and the bastion of secret romance, Marine Drive.
Situated in Vashi, one of the most developed nodes of the city, Fortune Select Exotica provides a perfect blend of contemporary world class facilities with traditional Indian hospitality and is the preferred destination in Navi Mumbai for travellers. The hotel offers 85 well-appointed rooms along with a host of dining, meeting and recreation options to the guests. Distance from: International Airport: 25 km | TTC MIDC area of Mahape, Turbhe, Pawne Industrial Area: 1.5 km | Inorbit Shopping Mall and Vashi Business Hub: 2 km | Airoli Tech Park: 8 km.
Fortune Park LakeCity is a first class full service hotel conveniently located in the heart of Thane. The 46-room hotel is only 23 km from Mumbai and is also in close proximity to popular malls and Upvan Lake in Thane. The hotel is a perfect amalgam of comfort, convenience and great value. Distance from: Mumbai Airport: 28 km | Thane Railway Station: 4 km | Jupiter Hospital: Walking distance | Viviana Mall: Walking Distance | Korum Mall: 1.5 km | Upvan Lake: 3 km | Elephanta Caves: 54 km.
The epitome of ‘Young India’ and the centre for Indian academia, Pune is the after-party of Mumbai, with an energetic vibe. The city has welcomed globalisation to evoke a world-class disposition in its heart, making it one of the most sought after cities for Indians. Visitors to Pune should visit The Aga Khan Palace, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Osho Teerth Gardens and the Pataleshvara Cave Temple.
Fortune Inn Exotica is a contemporary hotel located within the Rajiv Gandhi Infotech Park in Hinjawadi, with aesthetically designed interiors and a lively ambience. The hotel offers a selection of 51 comfortable and well furnished rooms, first-class meeting and dining options with a range of guest facilities and business services, combined with traditional Indian hospitality for a pleasant stay in the city. Distance from: Pune Airport: 27 km | Railway Station: 18 km | Pune-Bangalore Highway: 1 km | Pune- Mumbai Expressway: 8 km | Major IT Companies: 5 km | Pataleshwar Caves: 14 km | Shaniwarwada: 15 km | Osho Commune: 19 km | Aga Khan Palace: 20 km| Shinde’s Chhatri: 25 km | Mulshi Lake: 35 km | Panshet Dam: 45 km.
Fortune Inn Jukaso is strategically located in Viman Nagar, near the industrial hub of the city. The hotel offers 44 comfortable rooms with delectable dining, and a range of amenities to ensure a pleasant stay for business as well as leisure travelers who seek quality accommodation with value for money. Distance from: Pune Airport: 3 km | Railway Station: 6 km | Weikfield IT Park: 1.5 km | City Centre: 6 km Aga Khan Palace: 3 km | Osho Commune: 5 km | Pataleshwar Caves: 10 km | Shaniwarwada: 12 km | Raja Kelkar Museum: 14 km | Pashan Lake: 18 km | Khadakwasla: 25 km.
Enter one of India’s highly developed planned cities, Lavasa. It is here where guests learn to explore all aspects of travel and live, work and play in paradise. With a robust infrastructure and verdant environs, Lavasa is the hidden gem of India. Those looking for a quiet haven and lots of nature activities, Lavasa is the last stop for them.
Located 2000-3000 ft. above sea level, amidst 25000 acres of lakes and hills in the beautiful and scenic locales of Lavasa, Fortune Select Dasve is the perfect getaway, offering a vibrant and self-contained world. The hotel offers a selection of 60 beautifully furnished rooms with excellent range of guest facilities and services for a peaceful trip away from the hustle and bustle of hectic city life. Guests can choose to indulge in the array of recreational activities the city offers, such as trekking, water sports, bird watching etc. Or, simply experience the pleasure of not doing anything in peaceful surroundings and just relaxing in the lap of nature. Distance from: Mumbai Airport: 193 km (5 hour drive) | Pune Airport: 72 km | Lavasa International Convention Centre: 0.8 km | Temghar Dam: 18 km | Other Tourist Spots: within 3 km from the hotel.
Courtesy: Today’s Traveller