Often, I find myself looking for new places to take a break from the fast-paced life of the city. A place that makes me forget about the whirlwind of crazy work and re-energises and rejuvenates my mind and soul even if that means only for a weekend. Once while doing that, I stumbled upon this beautiful property called Jalsrushti Island Resort and literally, the place is what weekend dreams are made of.

Morning vibes outside Jalpushp cottage

About the property

Jalsrushti Island Resort is a one of its kind island resort in Pune near Mulshi Dam, comfortably nestled on the banks of river Mula. To get inside the resort, you need to cross a river on a little plank-style boat provided by the hotel. Once you are inside the resort, you’re cut from all the noises and worries of the world.

At the resort, you’d see manicured gardens, sounds of birds, a pond with ducks and a cute little bridge.

The resort has only 14 rooms and is divided into two kinds. One is Jalpushp, which are elevated cottages with big glass windows overlooking the river.

Another one is Jalaka, which are on the ground level facing the pond or the garden and have a little balcony.

Both Jalpushp and Jalaka have spacious rooms and have beautiful wooden interiors.

Room of Jalsrushti, Seating area by the river,
Sitting comfortably by the river and soaking up the beautiful views

What to do

The resort offers a plethora of activities like riding a tractor or bicycle or paying a visit to the organic farm or swimming in the pool. The resort has a little machan where you can climb up and observe the beautiful views of the river and do bird watching.  Furthermore, one can also play indoor games like chess, table tennis, carrom board and board games.

During the weekends there are karaoke nights, and the resort also has bonfire facilities.


The resort has a multi-cuisine restaurant. The food served here is organic. All the veggies and herbs are sourced from their own farms.

The resort can also arrange a candlelight dinner on request.

Dining setup by the river


This resort is on the higher side of the budget. It cost 11000+ depending on the room and the day you go.

The package includes lunch evening high tea, dinner & breakfast.

How to reach

Jalsrushti Island Resort is 162 km from Mumbai and takes around 4 hours and from Pune its only 37 km and takes about 1 hour.

Best time to go

Best time to go here is from October to February when the weather is pleasant and cosy. Summer months can be harsh, and in the monsoons, the resort is closed.

Suitable for

This place is best for families, couples or friends who want to have a little fun time away from the cities amidst peace and tranquillity.

Bookmark this place for your future weekend getaway and thank me later.

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