The Kokum Tree is an experiential home-stay nestled amongst a flourishing orchard situated in Raigad District of Konkan. Our edible forest is laden with mangoes, cashews, jackfruits, guavas, chikoos, bananas and of course Kokum!
We welcome you to share our home!
Our lives before The Kokum Tree were made up of very different elements. While managing our jobs (Anuja worked as a management consultant and Sneha as an architect) and the hectic lifestyle that came with it, we continually longed to live closer to the nature. Over the years we wished to adopt a way of life which was rustic and primal. Something simple!
Our grandmother’s orchard at Lonere is a place that has been cultivated over a span of 15 years. Aaji’s hard work and wisdom nourishes everything - From the lush textures of this land, to the bounty of fruit that grows here. Every time we visited Lonere over the years it pushed us to think more about the lifestyle we envisioned. So, packing up from our jobs, our families and friends in the city we are now here.
Artwork by: Richa Kashelkar
The Kokum Tree represents our sentiment of a life that is open and organic; where people connect to the virtues that safeguard our eco-system. We are always willing to personally interact with our guests and look forward to a creative exchange!
Sneha, Aaji (our grandmother) & Anuja in the orchard
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 15 persons) is required
The magical world of The Kokum Tree casts different spell, each season!
Orchard Candy &
Dip in the water
To soothe the thirsty soul...
= Yoga sessions and fruit fair where forest scents fill the air!
Artwork by: Roma Kashelkar (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Visiting Fort Raigad (~35KMs to the ropeway station)
Serene beaches of Dive agar 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 winter as they come to Velas for breeding
Room in the villa
We have one main villa with four separate bedrooms that can be booked separately
(Can accommodate 8 to 12 persons)
We have just one Bamboo cottage situated a little inside the property
(Can accommodate 2-3 persons)
(AC with attached bath)
(Non AC with attached bath)
Room in the villa
Child (6-12 years)
Above prices include all meals (One breakfast, lunch and dinner)
It's compulsory to book minimum 2 nights
We require a 50% advance payment at the time of booking, the remaining amount should be paid before or at check-in
Booking cancellation, up to 15 days prior to check-in date will avail full refund, between 15 to 7 days - 30% of your total payable amount will be refunded and cancellations after that will not avail any refund
Given that we are an ‘experiential’ 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
what to do at the kokum tree ?
Our orchard and vegetable farm is a treat to the eyes. We love 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 the sumptuous breakfast. Afternoons can be spent playing indoor games or soaking in the plunge pool. You can also go for a relaxing body massage for complete rejuvenation!
Enjoy the sunset while trying to catch a fish from our deck overlooking the fishing pond. The evenings at The Kokum Tree are pleasant and you can watch a movie or a documentary 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 98191 92482
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-rikshaw from Mangaon directly to The Kokum Tree.
Total Time: 5 hrs from Mumbai, no direct trains from Pune!