Nesting in the Lap of Nature |Khanvel Resort

on February 21, 2020 / by

Mumbai life is full of chaos and when we need a breather, N and I head out to explore idyllic getaways around the city that offer us peace, calm and a luxurious refuge amidst the raw beauty of nature. So after our amazing experiences at The Resort - Madh Marve Mumbai and The Jakson Inns - Phaltan, we were super kicked about heading to our next resort - The Khanvel Resort in Silvassa.

The paradise we found a couple of hours from Mumbai in lush green, naturistic Silvassa - the Kanvel Resort is a perfect place for an idyllic lifestyle to unwind with family or friends…. here’s sharing the aspects that made our stay at the resort an unforgettable experience.

The check-in into our cottage was super quick and hassle-free and was absolutely comfortable for the four of us with two full-sized double beds. The exteriors were inviting and the Indian style thatched roofs mixed with modern interiors made it perfect. A swing in the balcony area made it an instant win with the kids and they refused to every step down from the swing for hours and continued to enjoy the scenic beauty of the hills and the river.

Once our check-in was done we stepped out to explore the property and absolutely loved the pool and play area for the kids. Installations of a life-size chess board, the gait of horses, a couple in the rainfall all are absolutely mesmerising and photo worthy.  Thought with the kids the first thing we did was take a dip in the pool to unwind from the journey. As it was mid-day the water was warm and the kids played for quite a while and after freshening up we headed to the kids play area where we spent a good few hours followed by loads of photo-sessions all around the property.

The Resort’s restaurant - Emerald Room is a perfect place to tantalise your tastebuds as every meal is a delicious assortment of cuisines ranging from Gujarati, Marwari, Kathiawadi and Punjabi to Chinese and Continental; all perfectly cooked vegetarian meals. A special mention warrants for the amazing desserts that are on the buffet, which pushed a no-dessert person like me to a second helping.

Spa and Health Center
No holiday is complete without a spa session to relax those tense mom-dad bodies. N and I took turns to go to the in-house spa at the resort and enjoyed a number of services. We spent the afternoon with professional technicians who worked on our concern areas and gave us a new lease of stress-free bodies. I would absolutely suggest booking in advance as the spa is almost booked at all times and last-minute requests might not be possible. Take the couple spa if possible.

N and I were surprised to know that not only within the resort but even around the resort there are so many things that we could do. Of course due to the limited time we had on our hands we picked carefully to include a plethora of activities. We went to the Butterfly Park - home to a large species of butterflies, a truly wonderful experience for the kids. Then we headed to the Satmalia Deer Park - a wildlife sanctuary to a wide variety of Deer species, including Sambhar, Nilgai, and Chital. Heer was also keen to know the history of Silvassa so we visited the Tribal Museum to marvel on artefacts and portraits about the lives of the local tribes who live in the early 1900s. We ended our outing with a bird’s eye view of the Madhuban Dam, a spectacular watchtower that offers a breathtaking view of the area.

We ended our trip with an amazing AVT Adventure ride, that Heer took with N, and then the little boy in N wanted a ride again. Such simple things make a man and a kid, super happy.

The staycation at the Khanvel Resort has renewed my energies and I’m already planning a longer visit to this amazing property in the summers.

Until next time, 
~ Heena

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  1. The Khanvel Resort in Silvassa was the perfect idyllic getaway that N & I love.. peace, calm and a luxurious refuge amidst the raw beauty of nature. If you are looking for a getaway within a few hours drive from Mumbai, you must check my article and am sure the resort will be your choice rightaway.

  2. Looks like an amazing place to unwind... cant wait for the lockdown to lift and head here to enjoy the beauty of this resort while savouring the great food and going on expeditions to the nearby attractions.

  3. I visited this place with our Jain Jagruti Women's Wing last year during Diwali and it was by far one of the best trips we ladies took.

  4. The Khanvel Resort looks absolutely amazing and a staycation seems a perfect getaway. Can't wait for the lockdown to lift and book a weekend in Silvassa asap.

  5. The AVT Adventure ride here seems like a must-do, I can't wait to get out once the lockdown lifts. 2020 seems a year that has been lost all together.

  6. Wow, Khanvel Resort looks like a great place to stay at. I am definitely looking for a great outing after this whole virus situation is over.

  7. The Khanvel Resort looks so interesting and promising to visit with family soon post lockdown

  8. Staycations are definitely the best way to unwind yourself from the stress of daily life.
    This place looks like the preferred destination as soon as the lockdown ends.

  9. Would love to visit post lockdown and COVID-19 disaster for a short staycation. Right now I am eyeing those dishes in the buffer and wish to also relax in the spa pampering myself.

  10. once we planned to visit this place but couldnt able to go... now i feel i miss the wonderful opporunity... will soon plan to visit there

  11. once tis lockdown is over, am sure going to visit this resort. so awesome and serene

  12. Wow, this looks like a great place to spend some idyllic moments with the family. And did you mention amazing desserts! That would be one of my best reasons to visit this resort!

  13. I love this place, I had travelled here with my extended family, of almost 20 people here to celebrate Diwali a few years ago.