Here’s the second part of the much awaited travel diary…
The fast paced city life can get a bit overbearing at times wanting you to escape, even if for a bit, to relax, rejuvenate and enjoy life. However when you think of being in the lap of nature, wanting to spend a few quiet moments with your family and friends sipping on a margarita while you take a dip in the pool or waking up to the sound of chirping birds only a handful of resorts or stays that are either too expensive or not strategically located come to mind making it always difficult to plan such escapades. Now imagine simply stepping out of your home to experience all this and more!
Lodha Belmondo that I recently visited (as you may have seen only Instagram) turned out to be the absolute answer to all these woes. Spread across 100+ acres, this property is an absolute delight and a marvel as it boasts of 90 acres of open greens – a very rare feat in today’s concrete-jungle times! I spent the day with my mom and girlfriends exploring the property and can easily claim that we had our absolute favourite spots and corners at the place for different reasons as the property has so much to offer and caters to almost everyone’s needs.
What makes Lodha Belmondo the perfect second-home is firstly the pure ease of access (it only took us 2 hours to reach the property from Bombay!) coupled with a gamut of facilities that are extremely well planned, giving you and your family ample choices to best spend your time there. The property boasts of a 45 acres Greg Norman Golf Course with the turf being especially imported from USA making it one of the only 2 Greg Norman Golf Courses in India. While the expansive greens are enough to lose your heart to the property, my heart skipped a beat the moment we reached the riverside that’s surrounded on all sides by lush greenery. The 1km long riverside also has a boating facility and a provision to fish by the riverside! The complete atmosphere here was absolutely serene and breathtaking and I know if I had a home here, you’d only find me by the riverside every single evening.
Besides the fantastic open greens, Lodha Belmondo also places equal emphasis on the infrastructure and amenities. The 50000 sq ft Club House is equipped with a Hi Tech Gymnasium with Olympic standard equipments making it the perfect place for the fitness enthusiasts. As far as the leisure and adventure with friends department is concerned, the property accommodates a cricket ground and basketball court for the outdoor sports and a host of indoor games like table tennis, foosball, carrom, jenga, etc. The swimming pool with jacuzzi overlooks the greens and makes for a rather delightful spot to witness the magical sunset while you take a dip. If taking some time off by indulging in a spa is your thing, the World Class Evason Spa by Six Senses is within the property premises again. For the culinary indulgences, a restaurant managed by Six Senses and a Natural Juice Bar could be your fix. We also got an exclusive preview of the houses at Lodha Belmondo that overlook the stunning views as far as the eyes can see and it was nothing short of comfort meets luxury.
In all it was a completely beautiful day spent creating some lovely memories with my loved ones away from the hustle and bustle of the city. I can only imagine how beautiful it’d be to be able to do this more often. So if you are on a lookout to invest in a home that comes with almost everything you need to make your stay not only comfortable but also memorable, Lodha Belmondo might just be your answer!
Photography – Nikita Mhatre