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Dirghayu Farms Agri Resort Pvt. Ltd. is situated on Bhatsa Dam Project Road, 3 kms off Mumbai-Nashik highway on NH-3, and 82 kms (Almost equidistant) from Mumbai & Nashik, at Birwadi, Tal. Shahpur, Dist Thane. The property is approximately 45 acres with road frontage of about 1 kms. Dirghayu Farms Agri Resort Pvt. Ltd. is affiliated to MART (Maharashtra State Agri & Rural Tourism Co-op. Federation Ltd.), ATDC (Agri Tourism Development Organisation), MAHABHRAMAN (MTDC) & MAHATOURISM Corporation Ltd. (Joint venture of CIDCO & MTDC). We are proud Achiever of "AGRI-TOURISM APPRECIATION AWARD 2009". Agri Tourism Development Corporation has awarded us "Certificate of Excellence" for exemplary practices in Agriculture Tourism on World Agri Tourism Day - 16 May 2014 & also the recent 16 May 2016. We have also received State level award for Energy Conservation through use of Renewable Energy Sources, thus promoting Eco-friendly & Pollution-free environment.

                                     

Within our resort, the major plantation is Alphonso mangoes and almost 40 other varieties of mangoes such as Keshar, Payari, Langda, Malgoba, Totapuri etc. plus other major plantation of Golden Aptusa (Sonchampa), Bulgarian Rose, papaya, chikkoo, jackfruit and multiple plantation of different varieties such as Coconut, Tamarind, Amla, Sitaphal, Lemon, Jam (Love Apple), Guava, Almond, Cashew, Teak, Rudraksh, Sabudana etc.. Also many varieties of Ayurvedic Herbal plantations as Adulsa, Bixa (food colouring extract), Neem, Lajalu, Ashwagandha, Shatavari and many more. Using these flowers, fruits etc. various processing units produce a whole lot of farm-fresh products in our resort, which are available for sale in our Shoppe.

 

As part of our special interest towards Tourism within India as well, we are glad to announce that we are appointed as authorised Franchisee to undertake Bookings & Reservations for all destinations of ANDHRA PRADESH TOURISM DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION.

We also have our own DIRGHAYU INSTITUTE OF HOSPITALITY ( www.dirghayuinstitute.com ), wherein we provide the following courses :-

[A] Degree Courses : B.Sc in Hospitality Studies (3 years); B.A in Travel & Tourism (3 years); Diploma in Hospitality Studies (1 year) of KaviKulguru Kalidas Sanskrit University, Ramtek, Nagpur, for Std 12 th (HSC) passed students.

[B] We also conduct MSBVE (Maharashtra State Board of Vocational Education) courses : Diploma in Hotel Operations (2 years) & Diploma in Catering Technology and Restaurant management (2 years) for Std 10 th (SSC) passed students. These courses are equivalent to Std XI (FYJC) & Std XII (SYJC).

[C] We also have ultra-short crash courses "One Month Certificate Courses in Housekeeping, Cookery & Food n Beverages Services n skills ", which are one month each residential courses, imparting theory, practicals, on-job training for students (Std VIII passed), at the end of which they receive Certificate from GIHMCT (Government Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology, Nagpur). We also provide assistance in Job Placement.

 

 

 

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We have Bhatsa Dam as our nearest attraction. The other nearby destinations are the historical Shivkalin Mahuligadh, Manas Mandir (Jain temple at Shahpur), Ghatghar hydro-electric project, Ajja Parvat (Ramayana era Mother Sita's abode within Saint Valmiki's Ashram), Tansa Dam, Vaitarna Dam in close periphery of our resort, the sightseeing packages for which are enclosed herewith.

ACCOMMODATION FACILITY (Refer Page 3 for Tariff Plans & actual photographs). Our destination is surrounded by nature and it is a total relaxation spot for the tourists plus source of support to our agriculture income. We have four independent non-A/C bungalow cottages of 550 sq.ft. each, with two bedrooms in each bungalow. Each cottage is equipped with TV, wardrobe, hot water through solar water geysers as basic amenities. We also have three A/C and two non-A/C rooms with TV. For bigger group/family we have a special Non-A/C family suite with two bedrooms (both with attached washroom) & a spacious hall cum bedroom (also with washroom) as well. To impart a country-side feel we have two hut-rooms (Without TV / AC). We also have three spacious 7-bedded budget rooms (Dormitories) for group accommodation. Windows of all cottages & rooms are fitted with Mosquito nets and safety grill.

For One- day picnic packages we provide resting rooms amidst mango trees & common wash rooms. Rooms with attached washroom & Changing Room also available at cost. We have huge dining halls accommodating more than 150 persons at a time, serving veg./non-veg. food (Buffet System) prepared fresh in our well equipped kitchen. We have installed a separate UV water filter with coolers for drinking water. There is a shoppe catering to the domestic needs of tourists at very reasonable rates. Ample parking space is provided.

We have provided different indoor and outdoor games / activities for entertainment. A huge swimming pool is also provided with essential safety measures. Plenty of pool-side entertainment activities such as Kid's pool, Rain-Dance, artificial waterfall, slide-into the pool, shade sit-outs, swings & hammocks are available. Water adventure activities such as self-rowing Kayaking & Boating will definitely quench one's thirst for riding on water, that too at unbelievably nominal cost. A whole lot of Adventure activities like Burma-bridge, Commando-net climbing, Austrailian walk, tyre swing, vertical rope climb etc. will definitely keep kids busy & adults too as well. Guided Agriculture tour, is a unique concept where-in our Agriculture expert takes you walking around in our vast expanse of farm & shows you an amazing variety of common as well as relatively rare species of plants, herbs & Ayurvedic plantations. One gets to see various projects such as drip irrigation, sprinklers for Water conservation; Solar light system, Wind-mill where-in we generate almost 5000 watts electricity per day; Solar Cookers, Bio-Gas plant for Fuel conservation, Vermicompost project, Non-edible Oil expelling unit & many more. We have a unique Mango pulping & processing unit, Solar dryers for processing various flowers & fruits into innumerable products for daily use. We also take you around for an unforgettable tractor-ride & bullock-cart ride. Our resort premises are strictly plastic free and tedious measures are taken to maintain the natural & pollution-free eco tourism concepts.

For Nature-loving Corporate groups / Get-to-gethers, we do have a Non A/C Conference Hall cum Multi-Utility  Lounge  {Seating capacity 40 pax, (Economic & with basic amenities as Projector facility) which can be made available at cost on prior booking}.

We have launched a new Stop-over Bungalow at Neral, most suitable for family / group of 18-20 pax. This has private swimming pool & indoor / outdoor games plus can be combined with visit to Matheran as an additional excursion option. 

NOTE :Drinking / Carrying Liquor NOT Allowed in our Premises.