Located in the foot of the hill on the Bhadas Road near Paud (Mulshi Taluka), the Rutuparna Farm is an ideal place for a couple to rest and relax. Started by Mrs.Swati Pawar in May 2013, the Rutuparna Farm has 7 identical rooms some with AC and some Non-AC.
Visited the resort with family on 16th and 17th March, 2014 by booking the room in advance through their website www.rutuparnafarm.com. We could relax the whole day on 16th and moved around to see the surrounding areas on the 17th March. During the day, the weather was slightly hot but mornings and evenings are quite pleasant. After sunset, the resort is beautifully lighted with lights of different colours and sizes.It was a full moon night on 16th which only added to the flavor of watching the sky in the night sitting on the grass in the silent environment.
The rooms are suffiently large and very well maintained.The speciality of the rooms is that the bathrooms are fitted with glass on the roof to allow natural light to flow into the bathroom wherein plants are placed on a platform covering nearly 20% of the bathroom area.Even after that the bathroom is sufficiently large.At the backside of the room, the porch area is fitted with a swing and a relaxing chair.
From Chandni Chowk, Pune - Phirangut - Paud Bus stand. Take a right turn next to the bus stand which is the Kolvan Road. After travelling for 3 kms at the Ravade Phata, you will find direction board for Mahindra College on the left side. Take the left turn which is the Bhadas Road.Travel for further 9 kms passing on the way Mahindra College on the right and Beaver Golden Fields on the left. Another 3 kms from Mahindra college on the Bhadas Road, you will find the Rutuparna Farm Resort on the right.
Alternate route is via Hinjewadi-Ghotawade junction-Paud-Mulshi Road-right turn at Paud Bus Stand-Kolvan Road-left turn at Ravade Phata-Mahindra College-Rutuparna Farms.
The nearest railway station is Pune at a distance of 45 kms.
The nearest Airport is Pune.
There is nothing much to do there except rest and relax.The farm resort is exquisitely maintained with a variety of 75 Ganesh idols of different types placed on the corridor and the front side is filled with grass and idols of different types to provide an atistic touch to the area.
Watch video of Ganapathi idols at Rutuparna Farm : (Voice in the video is of Ms.M.M.Aranha)
The surrounding area of the farm resort is mainly barren with the Mula river at about 10 minutes distance.
On the way to Dattawadi enroute to Mulshi, about 4 kms from the Resort, there is a village Sambhave where water is brought in huge pipeline from the Mulshi Dam and the pipeline is pumping water at a huge volume across the road and the water flows down to the surrounding areas.
About 1 km from the Resort there is a horticultural farm in Bhadas village which grows gerbera flowers in plastic tents. Covering an area of 16 guntas, the farmer Mr.Jori (Patil) explained that the life span of the gerbera tents is 3 years with a crop turnout every 3 months.The initial investment required was to the tune of 6-7 lacs which has been done through Bank loan.The Gerbera flowers of different colours could be seen which is a treat to the eye.
Mulshi Dam is located at a distance of 4 kms from the resort and if you drive down further on the Mulshi-Tamhini Road, you can see the Mulshi river on the right.
This is located at 20 kms from the resort on the Kolvan road on top of the hill.This resort has play area for children, sports ground and sitting area.They have bunglows and cottages to be given on rent for stay. This is an ideal picnic spot for families, particularly with children.
On the way to Rutuparna resort, there are two other resorts viz., Beaver Golden Fields which is opposite to the Mahindra College entrance gate and Gauri Resort which is slightly further away.
It is an ideal weekend gateway near Pune very aesthetically maintained by the owners.