“A staycation is having nothing to do and all day to do it in”


On a nice sunny Saturday, I left for Pune. We stopped at the food court and then headed straight to our destination.

Hello Hyatt, Pune! We were greeted with the warmest welcomes by the Staff. We had our welcome drink and then headed to our suite. It was a spacious one with a dining room, television room and a nice bedroom overlooking the greenery.

I loved the spacious bed. Moreover what I liked was the greeting with the sweets kept near my table. We freshened up and headed for lunch.

A Bengali Lunch Feast:
We were sitting at Baan Tao, as eighty eight was under maintenance. However our lunch was from there. A huge Bengali Feast!

Where do I even start! Firstly being a vegetarian, they say Bengali Food comes to a limit. But the chef outdid himself. Commencing with four varieties of papads and gradually moving to eight varieties of chutneys, every detail was taken care of. I had the most delicious mustard chutney. Since Durga Puja was approaching, they had Bengali Food festival beginning.

I absolutely loved the Panchpuram paneer tikka. The singada was absolutely succulent. Next on we moved to, Gughani and Radha Bhalluvi which is lentil and masala kinda bhature. And then comes the entry of the THALI! Till now we were stuffed. But the Thali was mouth watering. It had dishes like saag, aloo poshto, paach misali todti.

And the best part of all – SWEETS!
The sweets are the best thing about Bengali food. The rasgulla was on point. The chum chum was so soft as you bit into it. The rasmalai was the best ever I have had. While penning down this, my mouth is already watering.

Spiritual Immersion:
I am more of an atheist so I didn’t connect much. However, for an older age between 30-50 who face stress doing mudras and asanas and healing from the inside would be much more beneficial. I also loved that they had an open spa amidst the lap of nature.

Chilling at the garden:
We munched onto fresh juices and some fries overlooking the city

We dined at fish bowl, a lounge. I loved their open space. It had a lot of greenery and dim lights, which made it a pretty romantic place.

We gorged onto kebabs. And headed onto buffet straight to Eighty Eight. The pasta was so delicious and the pizza was crunchy.


I was not keeping well. The staff immediately got medicines and made sure I was alright. Even overall I found them very sweet. From the driver who came to pick us up to the waiter to the chef, everybody was so warm.

Warm Snuggles:
You know what they say, it is the little things that matter. They left us a little note as they made our bed that it is time to rest.

And we did have a good sleep.


Day 2:

Why do I love luxury hotels? And more than half of them would answer BREAKFAST! That’s me!

We had breakfast at eighty eight. From juices to pancakes to delicious waffles, they had it all. I savored on it.


Pool Time:
Then we headed to chill by the pool. It was so relaxing to soak in the sun. What I liked is that there was enough greenery surrounding.

Pan Asian Brunch @Baan Tao.
I loved the décor of this place. The Chinese umbrellas hanging downward, the sound of the water and elaborate spread over Asian Food really won me over.

Everything was so delicious and oh not to forget the cute Dessert cart right out of a little Tea Party.

And then we checked out.
Our staycation was relaxing and rejuvenating. If you are looking for a chilled staycation or comforting holiday in the city of Pune, then this has to be your choice.

By theglocaljournal

I love food , travel and decor . In the pursuit of capturing moments where the picture unfolds a story while the words talk to you .

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