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FACILITIES > Hangouts > In The Garden
Facilities in the garden
Native Place invites you to make the most of the stunning views and enjoy the outdoors. It offers a variety of inviting hangout areas for you to lounge about in solitude, or amongst friends. Enjoy the quiet places curled up with a book, or revel in the vibrant interactive areas where you can meet interesting people. The rooms have no AC, no TV, nor phones, no room service and no newspapers.
What we offer you is the chance to take residence in this earthy guesthouse and enjoy simplicity at its best. We encourage you to step out and imbibe the natural beauty and serene atmosphere as you sample the many individual spaces we have created for you to unwind in and get comfortable with yourself in this laidback world.
A garden can rejuvenate your spirit in countless ways. Use the power of nature to find peace and enrich your life. Find a place
  that speaks to you, one that blankets you in calm and serenity whenever you enter its realm.

In the shade of the old Umbar tree


In the shade of the old Umbar tree

Slide into a hammock under the Umbar tree and get introduced to the whole new concept of ‘Horizontal Bird Watching’. You may spot barbets, leaf warblers, spider hunters, tailor birds, orioles and others.

Shady Pavilion


Shady Pavilion

A few paces from the bustle of the house, this area is buzzing with energy all day and all night. Close your eyes and feel nature’s breath During summer it becomes the tenting zone.

Grassy Sit-out


Grassy Sit-out

Just outside the lake front rooms this little patch of lawn is a garden within a garden. One side sports a wooden trellis covered in flowering creepers and beyond is the lawn and a great view of the lake.

Sun Deck


Sun Deck

A 2 tiered bench in this paved area located right outside the kitchen makes a great place to have a cup of tea and a chat. Basil, clematis and other plantings add a fragrant touch to the atmosphere.

Cricket Field (Playground)


Cricket Field (Playground)

This rectangular patch of land has hosted many an exciting match, including India and Nepal v/s Sri Lanka and India v/s England matches. This is also where the bonfire is lit at night.

Tropical Fruit Garden


Tropical Fruit Garden

Mango, jackfruit, cashew-nut, kokam, lemon, chickoo, drumstick, pomegranate, guava, love apple, cinnamon… Wander about this little grove and discover for yourself. Resist the urge to pluck fruits.

Entrance Steps


Entrance Steps

Flowing through a stepped garden of lush tropical planting this area is great to watch birds in the early mornings and evenings. Sit here with a cup of tea and watch sunbirds, magpie robins, bulbuls at work and at play.

Reflecting Pond


Reflecting Pond

Set in lush greenery this beautiful little pool with a hydro therapy pebble walk and lounging area all around invites you to activate your pressure points or sit about and be a part of this spiritual space.

Sand Pit


Sand Pit

stone encircles river sand … encircles a tree. Lounge about this Zen garden space in meditative silence alone or with friends. Take your sandals off, sink your feet into the sand and let your thoughts idle. Sink a little deeper and resume your silent contemplation.

Hammocks


Hammocks

In the land of insomniacs, nappers will always be under suspicion. However, in Latin countries people who don’t nap are considered odd. In Italy, Spain, south of France and Native Place, siesta is a sacred, post lunch ritual observed by all, except tourists.

Serenity Bench


Serenity Bench

This quaint earthy china mosaic seat and its accompanying lily pond is great when you have company, but it’s also an amazing place to tune into the birdsong and watch dragonflies inflight.

Bamboo Creak Bench


Bamboo Creak Bench

Yet another garden seat tucked away behind the palash tree. Sit quietly here and hear the primeaval sound of bamboo creaking and leaves rustling.


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NATIVE PLACE
LOCATION

Nestled in a remote valley in the Sahayadri Mountain Range, Native Place is located 2 and half hours from Mumbai, 40 minutes from the hill station of Lonavala, and is accessible via the Mumbai-Pune expressway …

NATIVE
DELICACIES

Traditional mango pickles, crunchy salads of fresh vegetables picked from the Native Place garden, a wide spread of multi-cultural vegetarian and non-vegetarian delicacies - food here is all about tasting the authentic...






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