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24 years ago, Sangeeta and Hemant Chhabra have started HideOut with the intention of creating a space where they could feel close to nature and at one with themselves.
From a barren land, they developed organic agriculture and a luxuriant orchard.
This simple rural retreat met great success with relatives, friends, the word spread from ear to mouth so much that ultimately they opened their door for guests.
Share the “HideOut Experience” for a refreshing, energizing and revitalizing getaway…
Not so far from Mumbai , it's a charming organic farm retreat just two hours from Mumbai, settled in the Western Ghats, at Jhadhpoli tribal hamlet, 25 km east of Manor.
Beauty in all seasons, year round waterfalls and streams, the timeless flow of nature in a warm and friendly environment.
At HideOut, we offer the opportunity to relax, rejuvenate and reach into their inner selves for healing, wellness and oneness with nature.
We strongly believe in the values of sharing, caring and loving.
We value a very simple, healthy lifestyle which is based on correct nutrition, adequate rest and curative therapies such as yoga, massage and meditation.
Activities are aimed at nature & environment, local culture and handicrafts, natural health and holistic wellbeing.
We endorse organic farming and agro-tourism.
Slow down here to a rustic rhythm that follows the farm's natural cycles.
There is time out to do nothing at HideOut, to be with ourselves, with each other, to think, to read, to speak of the silly and the sublime... to slip gently into wandering around, walking, swimming, floating in the dam, soaking in a waterfall...
Or time to gain some rural perspective with a round of activities...
Walk around our organic farm, identifying fruiting, foresting trees, medicinal plants, and exotic vegetables. Down to earth, learn about organic fertilizers, vermi-composting and natural pesticides, irrigation...
We grow 23 types of banana, Italian lemons, pineapples, mangoes, star fruit, rose apples, love apples, Singapore cherries, papaya, ramphal and annona, sapodilla, coconuts, lettuce, Chinese cabbage, tomatoes, capers, coriander, aloe vera, passion fruit, parsley, rosemary, thyme, all kinds of basil, oregano, beans, rocket, tarragon, lettuce, beat roots, celery, spinach, carrots, chillies, egg plants, gourds, drumstick, lady finger and corn.
Trip to the nearby waterfall or stream and have fun in the water. Nature walks.
We organize visit to the nearby tribal hamlet, appreciating their values and simple way of life, and also to the blacksmith, rice mill or oil press or to the nearby dairy farms for a look at the trades. Have a rubble dubble fun bullock cart ride.These activities are conducted seasonally.
Star gaze in the clear nights.
Take time for yoga and meditation.
Visit a Warli painter- Warli painting workshop.
Indulge into a relaxing massage (ladies).
Musical evenings. Special nature camps with “Sprouts” - with the participation of Anand Pendharkar, biologist and environmentalist. Mastercraftsmen workshops.
Eat clean and lip smacking fresh flavorful wholesome food. Savor the mellow taste of gently spiced food slow-cooked on a wood fire.
Awaken to new thoughts on nutrition and health...return with changed attitudes to health and wellness. Vegetarian.
Hideout is ideal for those interested in holding workshops for college and school students in photography, journalism and environmental studies besides workshops in holistic, alternative therapies such as nutrition, yoga, holistic therapies, meditation...
We can tailor make programs for different ages and circumstances: corporate week ends, family & friends gatherings, birthdays and special times celebrated in nature.
Carry your towel, toiletries, personal medication, torch , walking shoes, swimming costume, mosquito repellent, hat, music instrument you play.
Dress code decent for rural India.
Guests are requested to refrain from smoking, drinking, eating packaged junk food or non-vegetarian food, playing loud music or video games and littering. For your safety and well being, alcohol, cigarettes, drugs and chewing tobacco are banned from Hideout.
Join us for a refreshing, energizing and completely revitalizing getaway from the hectic pace of city life… We invite you to come to Hideout with bare necessities and to leave with a sense of plenty and abundance.
Hemant, Sangeeta and Team.
Live simply yet comfortably at HideOut. Sleep easy, naturally.
You have the choice of different options : “Mud Houses”, the “Eco Cottage”, the “Brick House”, or camping out under an open sky... All with modern bath and (western) toilet facilities.
Mud Houses “Bamboo” and “Frangipani” consist of 2 large en suite bedrooms with attached bathrooms.
Each sleeps a maximum of 6 people : 2 double beds + 1 double on platform.
Mud House “Hibiscus” consists of 2 large en suite bedrooms with attached bathroom, sleeps a maximum of 8 people: 2 double beds + 1 double on platform + 2 single bunk beds.
The “Raat Rani” Eco Cottage sleeps a maximum of 4 people in 2 double beds, attached bathroom.
Please note that in the above rooms some walls are only half walls, the upper part being fully open as to enjoy nature at it's best..
The “Old den” (Brick House) sleeps a maximum of 4 people in 2 double beds, attached bathroom.
Camping out: single or double beds with mosquitoes nets are installed. 2 bathrooms nearby. Please note that camping is not possible during monsoon, approximately from june to september.
Rates are inclusive of all meals.Food is vegetarian.
We can accommodate as many as 28 people in rooms plus some 15 people camping out.
Groups and gatherings for special occasions are most welcome.
“Hemant & Sangeeta's Farm”
Thappar pada, Jhadpoli village, Vikramgarh Taluka,Thana district.
We are 103 km and 2 hours drive from Mumbai Sahar international airport.
Good motorable roads from both the Eastern and Western Express Highways.
From the NH8, turn right immediately after HOTEL TAJ INN, below the fly over.
Then, after 17 km, take a left at Pali Naka, just after the petrol pump (which is on your right). Drive 10km to Jhadpoli. Take a right on Thappar Pada Rd, same road as “St Joseph's Home”(sign).
Hide Out is at 700m on the left.
IN CASE YOU MISSED THE TURN FROM NH8, A LITTLE AHEAD...
from the NH8 turn right IMMEDIATELY at the end of the Manor crossing flyover. Landmark: Manor Telephone Exchange on your right.
Drive to Vikramgarh.Turn right at the junction at the entrance of the village. Drive straight to Jhadpoli (5km). Turn left at Thappar Pada Rd, same road as “St Joseph's Home”(sign).
Hide Out is at 700m on the left.
Transportation can also be organized for both pick and drop with taxis and buses.
BY PUBLIC TRANSPORTS:
Local State Transport buses are available from Thane and Borivali, and a few from Vasai.
Palghar is the nearest railway station, 55km away.
From the north, super-fast trains halt at Silvassa.
Train + bus from Mumbai:
1) Take the train from any central Mumbai train station to Thane Station. This takes approximately 1 hour and costs 20 INR.
2) Walk 1 minute to State Transport (ST) Bus Depot at Thane Station.
3) Take the bus to Jhadpoli bus stop (final destination to either Dhanu or Jawahar). This takes approximately 2.5 hours and costs 65 INR. Request the bus conductor to inform when you will arrive at Jhadpoli stop.
4) We can always offer free collection from the stop.
5) If you prefer to walk follow these directions:
From the bus stop cross the road and walk straight up the road opposite the stop (perpendicular). Look for the sign for St Joseph's Home for the Aged and turn right. Walk 700m and take the left at the green gate that's Sangeeta & Hemants Chhabras farm.
Taxi pick ups are available from the bus stop or from the station.
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