22 april 2011
A family getaway – Tune in to Aamby Valley , near Mumbai
A family getaway at Aamby Valley, near Mumbai, spells sheer enjoyment
View of pool and Sahyadri range from Swiss chalets
When you swerve off the dusty road near Bushi Dam to zip away to Aamby Valley, you aren’t really prepared to soak in the splendour that awaits you. Twin arched gateways usher you into a lovingly crafted grove equipped with every possible modern facility and then some, which you could possibly dream of, to make your holiday far from the city crowds, simply perfect.
We chose to opt for the car drive (as the chopper with the 20 minute hop over to AV was working out a tad expensive) and the sight that greeted us made our hearts sing, much like a herd of sun drunk butterflies winging their way to the sun. Broad manicured roads lined with crisply trimmed natural stalks, a plethora of unusual varieties of flowers bobbing in the breeze, warm and welcoming staff and meticulously maintained sprawling confines filled up our eyes. Here was nature’s bounty at its best. What immediately struck us was the absence of open drains, zero litter on the roads and the clean (aah!) clean air.