Fort JadhavGADH - An Ideal Weekend Destination near Mumbai & Pune

Bullock Cart Ride at Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Resort Hotel Pune
Shivaji Martial Arts at Fort Jadhavgadh Heritage Resort Hotel Pune

Fort JadhavGADH unfolds a 300 years old history of royal Maratha legacy and rich heritage. This weekend resort near Mumbai is located just about a 4.5-hour drive away and 1.5 hours drive from Pune. The drive from Mumbai to Fort JadhavGADH through the mesmerizing ghats is an unforgettable one, especially during monsoon. From the drive to the stay – everything makes it a perfect weekend getaway from Pune for a quick family holiday or a couple’s stay.

Our heritage resort near Pune is a quiet and secluded escape from the buzz of the city and daily chaos. Surrounded by picturesque natural beauty, it is a perfect place for nature lovers and wildlife enthusiasts where they can spot wild dogs, rabbits, deers, and many other animals. It is also one of the best places near Pune for weekend to indulge in bird photography. Spend your weekend in the opulent rooms ranging from the king's own maharaja suite to the luxurious royal tents and cottages that give a royal vibe with an endearing homely feeling. Guests can relish the authentic Marathi food served in our restaurants, generally as cost-effective. The dishes can also be ordered from the extensive al-a-carte menu. Our restaurants also offer the popular local cuisine, Malvani food, along with South Indian, North Indian, and Continental dishes.

During your weekend getaway from Mumbai, now you can also get your pet member of the family along. Our Pune heritage resort is a dog-friendly fort where our trained staff takes the utmost care of your pets while you enjoy our activities. We also arrange activities that can be enjoyed with your pets like mountain climbing, adventure trekking, bullock cart riding, bird watching, and much more. Our pet-friendly weekend resort near Pune is regularly visited by veterinarians, who look after and nurse your pets if they are feeling a bit under the weather.

Activities and Experiences during your Weekend Getaway near Pune with Us

Fishing: At Fort JadhavGADH, catching a fish from the pond is a popular activity. You can also request the chef to cook your catch.

Aai Museum: Aai Museum at Fort JadhavGADH will tell you the untold stories of the fort and the Maratha kings. The museum has a great collection of everyday items dating back to the early 17th and 18th century. A few of them are brass kitchen items, bullock carts, Palkhi, war ammunition, Tanjore paintings, and ornate doors. The museum gives an audio tour of the fort. Whether you stay at the fort or not, you can opt for the tour at a cost of 500/- per person.

Mehendi Art: Get the real feel of staying at the royal fort by applying mehendi in a royal style by the local folks against 500/- per person.

Magic Show: Guests at Fort JadhavGADH get to enjoy magic trick performances like a king. These shows are generally performed on weekends.

Village Experiences: At Fort JadhavGADH, you get to experience the rustic life of the villages. Try out our range of activities from bullock cart ride and pottery to other activities such as fig farming, cow, and milking. These activities are arranged on special requests.

Mawala Painting: What better way to learn about the people and their history than by indulging in the art that involves them. People who used to protect the Maratha forts are called ‘Mawala’. You can build their caricatures under a supervisor and take your creation back home with you.

Lavani Marathi Folk Dance (10 artists): Lavani is a popular folk dance in Maharashtra, which is generally arranged at the fort on a weekend. For a large group / corporate teams, we also arrange it on a particular day. Guests need to inform us at least 3-4 days prior to check-in and the activity is chargeable when requested specifically for a group.

Dandpatta: Watch the marvelous traditional martial art of Dandpatta during your visit to Fort JadhavGADH. We showcase it during the weekend in the museum area except during monsoon as it is an outdoor activity, which involves fireworks.