What: Colonial cottages and villas at One Tree Hill point, Matheran, for details call 9820502326, from Rs 1,000 per person.
Why: From hot water and TV to bottled Italian spices, these carefully preserved villas built in 1871 come equipped with everything you need. At this five-acre estate - once owned by Pakistani high commissioner who named it Salmona - you’ll learn how to ride, relax with home-cooked meals and get used to the ubiquitous monkeys.
When: May 1 long weekend. Just remember to vote before you bolt.