Cozy, with hot chai and delicious meals

The Retreat will be spread over three locations, all less than a 10-minute drive from each other. There are little nooks and corners tucked away for you to be by yourself and write undisturbed. Olde World bungalows and the beautiful green Sanjeewan Vidyalaya school campus will be where we lay our heads down at night, look out at the stars and dream.

The rooms which are single occupancy have attached bathrooms and will be furnished with handmade quilts, curtains and pillow cases made by the local village women artisans from the Womens’ Empowerment Initiative Group as part of our support to this amazing empowerment project in the neighboring village.

Starting with bed tea, you will also be served three healthy home cooked vegetarian meals everyday through your stay at the Writers’ Retreat. Did I forget to mention the 4pm chai and samosas by the pool?

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“From the time I walked out of the airport in Mumbai until my flight back to the U.S. a week later, I was cared for like the favorite member of the family at the Panchgani Writers’ Retreat.”

Sunrise Yoga by the lake

At the Writers' Retreat