The Happiness Estate is a Farm Stay, sprawling over 15-acres of private forest land or ‘food-forest’ as we like to call it, offering a ‘Happy’ abode where guests can enjoy the bounty of the land! Located in Sawantwadi, a small town in the South of Maharashtra, the Happiness Estate is among the best resorts in Maharashtra, offering a great choice for a sustainable holiday less than an hour away from Goa. With the Western Ghats protecting the east, the Arabian ocean to the west, rolling hills of Desh to the north and the coastal highlands of Goa to the south, Sawantwadi has always enjoyed a vantage position in geopolitical influence and blessed with great weather and landscapes.
Surrounded by the fascinating food-forest, waterfalls and beaches, we offer a wide selection of non-motorized adventures, authentic cultural immersions and genuine, locally produced food makes for a perfect break from the city life. Among the most refreshing places to visit near Pune, the entire ‘food-forest’ is dotted with trees, shrubs and plants, fruit-bearing and otherwise, giving shelter and sustenance to innumerable rabbits, squirrels and birds. The fresh air, filled with the sweet fragrance of wildflowers, grass blades tickling you as you slide over them, with the sparkling dewdrops cooling you down, awakening you to simple joys of life.
Wake up to a steaming cup of tea, listening to birds singing which unwittingly puts a smile on your face eventually turning into a grin as you enjoy our sumptuous home-made delicacies, triggering long-forgotten memories of childhood. Happiness is served on a plate! We value our cultural heritage and work to keep a sustainable balance with nature.
A celebration of everything ‘nature’ is at the heart of our philosophy and a ‘happy’ outcome is practices of ecological consciousness. Use of areca and plantain leaves plates, locally made and sourced pottery for cooking and storing of potable water, bowls made of coconut shells and wooden spoons are a few green initiatives along the way to being free of single-use plastics. Weekend getaways from Mumbai have never been so fulfilling!
Life’s little joys are truly where happiness resides!