“Saguna Baug is a pollution free picnic spot at Neral (Malegaon) which is about 100 Kms Near Mumbai, Saguna farm house is a private locations spread over 55 acres covered by nature and greenery. This farm at Neral is yet another exciting location like matheran with accommodation facilities in reasonable rates, activities an ideal one day / overnight picnic and leisure to stay with pollution free nature..”About Saguna Baug
Located at Neral (Malegaon) village on central railway route on Mumbai, Saugna baug is basically a farm and agriculture location started by an Indian freedom fighter named ‘Harikaka Bhadsavle’. This 55 acres of green land attracts picnic groups and other farmers and researchers as it carries out other agro activities like horticulture, agro forestry and tourism (Agrotourism), aquaculture and other traditional and non traditional farming activities.
An Ideal pollution free picnic place full of lush greenery and farms around gives perfect piece of mind when anyone is there with family and friends for overnight picnic or just a day out as leisure tour. It is a beautiful farm location with adjacent flowing fresh water Ulhas river which is safe to get in with other activities and adventures provided by the saguna owners. This huge farm has total of 6 ponds filled with varieties of fishes all season, so for those who are looking for fishing locations in/near Mumbai, Saguna farms satisfies your fish catching adventure.Activities at Saguna
Enjoy and experience all the village like natural activities which is missed in Mumbai city due to the commercialization and growing pollution.
Know the Farms : Very less picnic spots near Mumbai gives this change of understanding the farming and agro activities. Some free leisure time can be spent to understand the farming and agro activities and gather some special information about those plants and herbs at Saguna baug.
Fishing : This is the one picnic spot for fishing facilities available with 6 beautiful ponds filled in monsoon and stays filled with water and fishes during major portion of year. Rohu (Also known as ‘Labia’), Prawns, Cyprenus and Carla are few major carps available here. Again, this ponds are among few fresh water ponds near Mumbai having Big Prawns available.
Swimming at Ulhas River
A fresh water flowing river can make your picnic day which is very safe to swim and someone is there to take care of you and watch. This wonderful Ulhas river flows through farm location and is pollution free, clean and safe to enjoy, Hardly any place within city boundaries where you can enjoy natural bath like this.
A Unique Buffalo Ride
Saguna baug at Neral is the only location gives this antique buffalo ride inside pond, a sweet little fun to experience one have ever thought of is what is a specialty of this farm.
Become One Day Farmer
Saguna baug gives you a chance to become a ‘ONE DAY FARMER’, toil yourself, get dirty inside mud and experience how our hardworking farmers in India work hard to provide you with foods and grains. This is a lovely experience to get into fields, cut grasses, feel the farm mud like a farmer does.
Specialty Activities On Demand
The care takers at Saguna farms can arrange some special nature adventure and activities for your picnic group on demand few of them like Mountain camping, Night Camping, Visiting waterfalls near Saguna baug and Neral locations, Trekking, Dancing with adiwasi community and Hangout at other farms nearby. Some of this activities carries risk and it is all upto you.Enjoy Sea Food and Dairy Products
Before you leave Saguna, You are provided with the fresh sea food (for Non veg Lovers) and fruits and dairy products to eat and enjoy the evening. From fresh sea fish to coconuts, fruits and dairy products they have it all to serve you to experience a typical village picnic fun.Picnic Accommodation Facilities and Charges
Saguna baug has Dormitories, Cottages and Pond House to stay overnight and provide meal as per your package. They charge per head and and provide Lunch, Dinner and Breakfast which is included in the package and staying facilities you select. Their are discounts available for school/college picnic groups and members of NCC and NSS. More details on accommodation and charges can be found here.Cautions During Picnic
- Alcoholic Drinks are not allowed.
- Carry Some Mosquito and Insect repellents, even if they provide coils.
- Take care of your belonging as it is all on your own risk.
- First Aid Box is an ideal to carry for such farm locations.
Since Saguna Baug is at Neral which is near to Mumbai, Railway and Road are both best options to travel. Below is the distance (km) and route for same.
Address and Contacts : Saguna Baug Farm House, Malegaon Village, Neral, District – Raigad, Pin code : 410101, Contact : (STD CODE -02148) 238438/338/650349
By Road : From Mumbai City Neral is 85 kms, See Mumbai Neral Distance for more details and Map. If you are coming from Mumbai Suburbs below are some distance calculated that can help.
By Train : Catch Any Central Railway Train from CST, Dadar, Thane, Dombivli, Kalyan Or Ambernath after which Neral Station Comes. This is the same station to reach Matheran , Checkout Mumbai Local Train Timetable for same.