Staycation At Touchwood Bliss Igatpuri: How To Plan, What To Do & Activities

Almost everything will work again, if you unplug it for a few minutes, including YOU! Not only the quote is true, but life is what happens between WiFi signals. Besides to unplug oneself amongst surreal surroundings, to relax & rejuvenate is an ultimate pleasure. Often, we travel to find serenity & peace but forget to really detach from worries, fears, thoughts & mostly our phones. I admit, not because we don't want to but rather we no longer know how! On a lovely winter weekend, our staycation to Touchwood Bliss, Igatpuri helped us get closer to nature & feel alive. Want to plan a similar rejuvenating experience? We got it covered in this article.

Located in the mystic hills of Igatpuri, Touchwood Bliss resort is a nature-inspired wellness hideaway. One of the best resorts in Igatpuri, one can choose to stay here in fully equipped AC glamping tents or courtyard villas. We covered the two hour drive between Mumbai-Igatpuri listening to our favorite music. Although winters are a pleasant time for this trip, one gets to enjoy lush green mountains only during monsoons.

Arriving around lunchtime, after checking into our villa, we settled down for lunch. Touchwood Bliss resort has a pure veg restaurant that serves buffet as well as à la carte options. Home style Indian dishes cooked with less oil & moderate spices made lunch a simple yet tasty affair. The restaurant faces a beautiful valley that offers picturesque views while dining. Moreover, on every table we found a digital detox jar that encouraged patrons to keep their phones away while dining in the pleasurable company of loved ones! How cool.

After a power nap, it was time to visit Bhavali dam, one of the major attractions at Igatpuri. We walked the 2 km distance, arriving in time to watch a beautiful sunset. To plan a visit here, read our previous blog here. Once back, we spent some time on the Machan, built approx 20 feet above the ground. With panoramic views of the mountains, it's a great spot to click pictures, unwind with your favorite beverage or catch up on some reading.

High tea was followed by fun activities, conducted by Param Jain, resort's "happiness director". Although the guests started as strangers, at the end of the fun games we bonded as families. Bonfire followed a simple dinner, a great way to end a peaceful day. We turned in early to get up fresh for our nature walk  the next day.

We started our trek towards the secret valley around 7 am, absorbing peaceful village sights & sounds.

After a 15 minute trek, we arrived at a serene spot where we settled down to meditate amidst bird sounds & a steady breeze. The valley is untouched by tourists & is easily accessible from the resort.

After an innovative family bonding exercise, we descended to settle down for breakfast & a pottery making session.

The wellness nursery with plants like Brahmi, Shyam tulsi (Indian basil), Insulin plant (known for it's natural ability to lower blood glucose), pathar chatta (for kidney stones) is a must visit. Moreover, patrons can buy their choice of wellness plants to carry back home - great for gifting!

For those who love the idea of camping but with modern comforts, Touchwood Bliss Igatpuri offers glamping in tents made using high tensile fabric. In addition, the tents offer spectacular views of green rice fields & mountains. The landscaped outdoor area in front of the tents have comforting hammocks & beds for enjoying a quiet stargazing experience.

Kids & adults shall have fun in the outdoor play area with games that bring back happy childhood memories.

The well-thought curated activities like nature walks, Yoga sessions & workshops focused on physical, emotional, spiritual wellness were the highlight of our stay. Moreover the easy accessibility from Mumbai as well as Nashik means one only needs a weekend to enjoy a staycation at Touchwood Bliss. Too busy to dedicate a weekend? Choose day packages that offer a delicious vegetarian lunch, botanical tour, trek to a secret blissful valley, farming experience & more.

How Do I Book:

To make things easier, we can help plan your getaway to Touchwood Bliss resort. Get in touch with us on 9867207055 to know more.

How Do I Reach Here:

Touchwood Bliss is located at a driving distance of 135 kms (2.5 hrs to 3 hrs drive) from Central Mumbai & 50 kms from Nashik (1 hr drive). Connected by railways from both Mumbai & Nashik, take a tuk tuk from Igatpuri station to reach the resort.

What More Can I Do Here:

Visit Bhavali Dam, Vipassana Meditation Center, Bhatsa River Valley, Camel Valley

Best Time To Visit:

Months of monsoon from June till September & milder winter months from November till February are ideal. Although, Igatpuri is a year round destination.


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