The Kokum Tree (Raigad District, Kokan), is an experiential home-stay surrounded by a flourishing orchard. This edible forest is laden with mangoes, cashews, jackfruits, guavas, chikoos, bananas and of course kokum!
This little homestay welcomes you all!
THE BACK STORY
The Kokum Tree -- an experiential homestay that is close to nature, simple and rooted. Aaji has been cultivating and harvesting the land here for close to 30 years now. Her hard-work and wisdom nourishes everything here. From the lush textures, to the bounty of fruit that grows! Sneha (an architect) and Anuja (a management consultant) from Mumbai, left their jobs and headed over to their Aaji's orchard in Lonere (Raigad District) to realize their dream.
Technically best friends, but family for life, they both had their inward journeys, and longed for a life that was open and organic; where people could connect over similar values. A place of their childhood adventures, The Kokum Tree has now become a homestay which is thriving, alive and full of their love and labor
Artwork by: Richa Kashelkar
Their love for travel and peaceful living has brought Sneha and Anuja to Goa, where they have restored an old Portuguese villa. This quintessential Goa homestay called Caju Grove is their new chapter!
Sneha, Aaji (our grandmother) & Anuja
in the orchard
Relax with oil massage to complete your rejuvenation in our Bamboo Cottage
*Extra charges apply
Pottery is a form of expression that is both meditative and extremely satisfying.. Try your hand at pottery in our barn!
Soirees with screening
Enjoy your evenings with appetizers and a film out of our collection in an open air pavillion
Fish it out
Catch a fish while taking in the spectacular views of the sunset from our fishing deck!
farm to plate
Fresh veggies from our gardens are selected every day for a meal! You can come with us to help pick your favourites..
*bases on availability
A walk around 'The Kokum Tree' to know everything about this edible forest and our daily struggles
We also organize workshops* for Pottery, Yoga, different kinds of creative and performing arts (like painting, dance, photography etc.).
If you want to conduct any such workshop or if you are interested in attending, please drop us a note!
* Full booking (10 to 12 persons) is required
The magical world of The Kokum Tree casts a different spell, each season!
Nature's candy and
dips in the water
to soothe the soul...
Yoga sessions and a fruit affair, where forest scents fill the air!
Only the lucky ones can spot these impressive creatures chilling on the banks of the river adjoining The Kokum Tree
Hike to panhalghar FORT
This short climb is extremely rewarding with some great views of the surrounding villages against the backdrop of the grand Sahyadris
With the diversity and abundance of birds, butterflies, frogs and other insects, walks around the area are a pleasure and a great learning experience for nature lovers
hangout at dam
Enthusiasts could run or cycle to this beautiful secluded spot.. One can always drive there too!
Visit Gandharpale caves
These ancient Buddhist caves (also known as Pandav Leni), dating 150-300 AD is an
easy climb of about 15 minutes. It takes you to these caves, offering beautiful views of the region
rafting at kolad
Get your adrenaline flowing by learning white water rafting at the mighty Kundalika river
Visiting Fort Raigad (~35KMs to the ropeway station)
Serene beaches of Diveaagar or Shrivardhan (~50Kms)
Harihareshwar (~70KMs) is a small town known for its ancient Shiva temple by a beautiful beach
Velas (~70KMs) is a cute beach town known for its annual turtle festival. Olive Ridley turtles can be seen with their babies in the winters during the breeding season
Total 4 AC rooms with attached bath
- We have one main villa with 4 separate bedrooms that can be booked independently
- Each bedroom has a double bed and can accommodate 2 people comfortably
- We can have one extra mattress on the floor in each room for one extra adult/kid (Max capacity is 8 to 12 persons)
Child (6-12 years)
All prices include ALL meals (breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee and dinner), activities and GST
Check-in & check out time:
Check-in – 12PM
Check out – 10.30AM
If you reach earlier or want to wait post 10.30Am, you can always hang around in the common areas
Please note that we have fixed menus. In case there is any dietary restriction, do let us know in advance so that we can plan menus accordingly. Also, please note that our meals are predominantly vegetarian, we typically add only 1 non-vegetarian dish in each meal
For breakfast we serve fruits, tea/coffee along with three kinds of dishes like poha/khichdi/upma, one local preparation like ukad or thalipith and something sweet like sheera or pancakes etc.
Lunch is full Maharashtrian menu (Two kinds of veggies, one fried item, chapatti/bhakri, daal, rice and one Indian dessert)
For dinner we usually try to do something different - some Continental appetizers like quiche, hummus pita, sandwiches (we bake our own breads here) and soup followed by light dinner (For e.g.. Biryani/pulao with sides like salad, curd, papad etc.) and a Continental dessert (Cakes, pies, ice creams etc.)
Booking Process and Cancellation:
Please contact us on 87793 58280 or email at email@example.com to check prices and availability
All our prices include all meals (breakfast, lunch, tea/coffee and dinner) and GST
Please note that we only accept a minimum of 2 nights booking
We require a 50% advance payment at the time of booking, and the remaining amount should be paid at check-in
Booking cancellation, up to 15 days prior to check-in date will avail full refund. Post that - 50% of your total payable amount (that is the advance paid by you) will be deducted as cancellation fee
Given that we are a homestay please note that providing room-service is not within our code of assistance. Please treat it as a home and not like a hotel
Please note that this is a farm stay and there are animals and insects in the area, hence guests are advised to carry mosquito repellent and wear closed shoes
Waste management is one of the biggest challenges we face at The Kokum Tree. Please take responsibility for any non-biodegradable items/trash you bring here
Please avoid bringing bottled water. Kindly note that we provide filtered drinking water
Requests on consumption of alcohol are humbly declined
Strictly no smoking inside rooms
We are accommodating of any allergies, food preferences, and/or any specialized requirements that our guests/ minors/ senior citizens might need. Do please inform us of anything that we can do for you at the time of booking
Please find the FAQ's here. Do contact us in case you have any other query by call/whatsapp on +91 87793 58280
what to do at the kokum tree ?
Our orchard and vegetable farm is a treat to the eyes. Our staff loves to take people around and share our stories. Farm fresh food actually tastes better when you pluck it with your own hands!
We encourage you to start your days early with a yoga session or a short bicycle ride/hike/run in the scenic surroundings. Try your hand at pottery or just laze around with a book after a sumptuous breakfast. Afternoons can be spent playing indoor games, or picking up a book from our library. You can also go for a relaxing body massage for complete rejuvenation.
Enjoy the sunset at the deck and pick up our guitar or djembe to accompany the bird songs. The evenings at The Kokum Tree are pleasant and you can watch a movie in our open-air pavilion while we serve some appetizers.
Last but not least, feel the quiet and calm of the night before you call it a day!
The Kokum Tree,
Joshi Farm, University Road, Y point,
Lonere, Raigad District, Maharashtra
Pin Code: 402103
Phone no: +91 87793 58280
Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Kokum Tree is about 150 KMs from Mumbai and around 120 KMs from Pune. The road is very scenic, however it is in quite poor condition.
It takes about 3 hrs to drive here from Pune and around 3 & half hours to drive from Mumbai.
We are situated at just 1 KM from Mumbai-Goa highway,
Please use the Google map location!
up for a Drive?
Too bored to Drive?
MSRTC – The traditional red bus has excellent frequency and multiple options like semi luxury and latest AC Shivshahi buses.
Shivshahi bus can be booked online here.
Once you get off at the ‘Lonere Fata’, you can easily catch an autorikshaw to reach ‘The Kokum Tree’.
Total Time : 4 to 5 hrs from Mumbai & 3 to 4 hrs from Pune.
Book any Konkan Railway train that stops at Mangaon. You can take an auto from Mangaon directly to The Kokum Tree.
Total Time: 5 hrs from Mumbai, no direct trains from Pune!