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River facing villa in panchgani


Avabodha, our beautiful abode, stands over half an acre of land overlooking the Krishna River in the small town of Panchgani in Maharashtra, India. With a vision to share this beautiful experience of living amidst such natural beauty that envelops us, we have opened our space to you as a homestay, a vacation home rental villa, or an artist residency that calls all creative souls, travellers, leaders and artists! Inspired by the natural beauty around us, we have strived to create and sustain our home as an eco-friendly space. Our home is built with laterite which is a natural and eco-friendly stone. It's beauty is that during the winter it tends to keep the house warm and during the summer it keeps it cool. To align with the natural environment the structure is built as load-bearing and with the minimum usage of steel and cement. The stones are bound with a mixture of soil, sand, and cement. At Avabodha, we show compassion and love towards all living beings including humans, plants, animals and elements of nature!

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Avabodha is a 3 bedroom river facing villa with a spacious living room, dining area, porch area, outdoor lawn, garden, bonfire pit and terrace; all of which face the scenic valley.

We have designed our villa in a way that each room in the house overlooks the magnificent Krishna River on the north. While the west is surrounded by lush green forest and hills, the south and east have our neighbouring community homes in Taighat Wadi. We have a porch overlooking the forest and the river, where we enjoy our meals, and a huge 400 sq. ft. open terrace with a roof. Our terrace is a wonderful space to conduct group activities, practice yoga, stargaze, or convert into an art studio. A room for driver accommodation is also available in a separate cottage.

At Avabodha we believe in creating a positive, happy, and healthy environment to help

you fully enjoy and indulge in your self-exploration. ​

the rooms

Room 1

Double Occupancy which can also be converted into Twin Sharing Beds.

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Room 2

2 Twin Sharing Beds which can also be converted into a King size double bed.

Room 1 & Room 2 have a shared Bathroom and 2 Toilets; and provide the guests with an option of Twin Sharing or Double Occupancy as per your preference.

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All the rooms and toilets are connected by a common passage that leads to the living room.

This spacious master bedroom with an attached bathroom is perfect for double and triple occupancy.


When we say make it your home, we mean it!

Avabodha is NOT a hotel and even though we would try to make your stay as comfortable as we can, we expect you to respect the environment and help us keep it clean, neat, and eco-friendly. 

To maintain hygiene, the rooms and bathrooms are cleaned everyday. Fresh bedsheets are laid with every new booking, and as an eco-friendly home, they are changed after every third night to conserve water. We provide fresh towels to each guest upon check in and request our guests to use them for 2-3 days at the least.

To reach the house one needs to park their vehicle at the parking area and then walk down a steep concrete pathway of about 100 meters, which takes less than 5 minutes. Only 4x4 cars with confident drivers should be driven down all the way to the property, at your own risk. For check in and check out purposes we outsource a vehicle (as per availability) for your comfort that takes you and your luggage down to the property. In case of the unavailability of the vehicle, we make other arrangements for the luggage to come to the property, while the guests are required to walk down 100 meters.

Meals & Dining

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Avabodha is strictly a Vegetarian home, yet here’s what one of our Non-Vegetarian guests had to say:

" The only thing I was sceptical about was food..that I was not going to get any non-veg here but trust me Vegetarian food has never tasted any better! It was just wonderful. It was freshly cooked so tasty and delicious. Beautiful view, feel of a jungle, amidst nature and a caring home owner. All in all it was a wonderful experience."

- Balraj Khakhar

Our delicious and mouth-watering food cooked by our Chef, Kalpana Tai is one of our home’s biggest USPs. 

To relish your meals, we have a wonderful outdoor dining area with a scenic view to quench your thirst and fill your belly. Avabodha is a strictly Vegetarian home. With an aim at being self-sustainable, we grow many of our vegetables and herbs in our own garden. Our meals are cooked using the available fresh ingredients from the garden seasonally.


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Booking meals is mandatory at Avabodha as it is not possible for us to procure any food last minute due operational limitations. We offer a 3 meal package which includes breakfast, lunch and dinner. A guest can also request for a 2 meal package (Breakfast and Dinner only) if they like. Snacks are available on extra charges. Tea & Coffee are provided in the evening. You can feel free to make your own tea and coffee with the kettle available in the common pantry 24/7. Jain meals are available upon request. Any other special requests like allergies or dietary restrictions should be informed prior when we contact you to confirm the menu. All the food is pre-booked.


We believe eating our meals together is a great way for you to bond with your family and friends and

for us to be able to serve our meals - hot and fresh! Hence, we provide our meals to all of you together, all at once, as per our kitchen timings, instead of serving you individually, and at different times.

As we have a dedicated space for dining, we don’t provide an in-room dining service and avoid eating in the rooms. 





Lunch at Avabodha

Lunch at Avabodha

Fresh organic food at Avabodha

Fresh organic food at Avabodha









Organic Spices

Organic Spices

Our Amenities

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WIFI - Available.
TELEVISION - Not Available.
ROOM HEATER - Not Available.
WATER FILTER - Aquagaurd for filtered water is available.
PROJECTOR - For movie nights, presentations, and art shows we can organise a projector for a home theatre set up upon prior request. *Subject to Availability.
TOILETRIES - We only provide the basic essentials: soap, shampoo, moisturiser, toilet rolls, and towel.
FIRST AID KIT - First Aid box is available with basic essential medications. In case of any other serious emergency a doctor can be reached out. 
GAMES - We love to have fun in free time, and have many indoor and a few outdoor games to indulge in including Jenga, Monopoly, Scrabble, Twister, and Badminton.
BONFIRE - We have a wonderful bonfire pit area for you to enjoy in the night. To ensure your safety the Bonfire is the responsibility of our caretaker. Hence, we will be able to provide it to you only from 7 pm - 10 pm between the caretaker's timings. Please cooperate in letting our caretakers extinguish the bonfire before they leave for the day.
The bonfire will be available only one night per booking.
INVERTER - If the electricity goes there is a backup inverter.
KETTLE - Available for usage 24/7.

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With a hot cup of Lemongrass Tea or a local homemade Strawberry cream and corn patties at dusk, sitting around a bonfire singing old songs or spending some quality me-time while drinking Kaadha (organic herbal drink), or sipping a glass of wine while sitting on the terrace with your loved ones and star gazing, 

our beautiful home invites you to take this journey amidst ​the serene and charming woods of Panchgani.


Our beautiful abode, Avabodha, awaits you!

Click to book your stay at Avabodha

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