Spread over 14 acres of lush green valley , Hills and a River.Surrounded by beautiful hills , Deep within the less-explored regions of Banda,Maharashtra-Goa. This insanely gorgeous fertile valley is host to more than 800 species of plants and animals.Soak up the sights and sounds of wildlife and Mother's natures magic! Watch the afterglow of sunset clinging to the mountain tops, You will find that heaven is a place called High Valley Jungle Resort. feel the Magic with us,you'll be back for more!
Welcome to High Valley Forrest Resort ! The Beautiful Valley of fertile soil, where we grow our own organic home grown vegetables is served on your plate! Get hands on experience with organic farming and paddy cultivation. Explore the beautiful jungle trails (#jungletrekking ) or Take a tour of the historical sites around or just relax by the pool and submit to the We assure you this will be your once in a lifetime experience. With our round the clock experienced, courteous,friendly staff who will make your stay most comfortable & memorable!
Local Diaries –
The God Shree Bandeshwar and Goddess Shree Bhumika are the main temples in the village; Banda is named after the God Bandeshwar, a Jagrit Swayambhu Shivalinga. In ancient times, Banda was known as “Adilabad” in the reign of Adil Shah. Evidences of his reign can still be seen in the form of Redeghumat, Bailghumat and other ancient constructions in and around the town. Adil Shah was defeated by the Portuguese and during the time of Shivaji, the name “Adilabad” was changed to Banda after the deity Lord Bandeshwar. The 300 years old Temple of Lord Bandeshwar is now renovated with red stone from Rajasthan, and the floor is laid with colourful, delicate marble inlays.
The carvings, the architecture and the overall vibe of this temple will transport you to a glorious era in Indian history! There are 12 Shivalingas inside the Garbhgriha of the temple. There also are temples for other deities such as Bhumika, Ravalnath, Vetal, Ganapati and Maharingan around the main Bandeshwar temple. The Jatra is celebrated in December every year!
Ram Mandir (Banda)
Bhagawan Sadguru Sri Sridhara Swamy the guru of the Bhagawan Das Maharaj asked him come to Banda to build a Temple. So In 1961, Bhagawan Das Maharaj and his wife Rukmini Aaye came to Banda and purchased the land and the temple was finally constructed in 1972. Before the temple was built, the locals and elders used to experience demon sightings and ghost stories in the surrounding areas. Once the Ram Mandir was built, these sightings and stories disappeared and were never heard of again. It is said that the current priest is the Avatar of Lord Hanuman himself! The festival of Ram Navami is celebrated in a very big way in the month of April.
Redi Ganapati Mandir Vengurla
The origins story of the Redi Ganesh Mandir in Vengurla, Tells us of a truck driver “Sadanand Nagesh Kambali” parked his truck at a particular place on April 18th, 1976. Sadanand he had a dream. In dream, God Ganesha gave him divine appearance and told him to dig at the very same place, since He (God) is residing there. He had great faith in Lord Ganesha. As per his dream, he started digging and to the amazement and of all the villagers, appeared two-handed idol of Lord Ganesha, carved in solid rock. After seeking omen from Gram–Devata (Village deity), it was decided to build a temple at the very spot and establish this deity. After few days, in the same area they excavated a big idol of mouse, which is a traditional vehicle of Ganesha. These idols are beautiful and taking "Darshan" of this sacred temple is a blessing one cannot miss.
Now this is a very interesting site. The story of Mutt Parvath and Ram Butt Swami ji is very interesting and is passed down from generations to generations only through word of mouth. It is said that Ram Butt Swami ji used to walk up the hill every day to offer prayers at Mutt Parvath, there were a few Muslim settlers who lived atop the hill and were facing difficulties as water was scarce and approached Ram Butt Swami Ji for help. He then prayed over the land and thrusted a trishul (Lord Shiva’s Trident) into the ground and from ground three fresh water springs manifested!
This was a powerful miracle and till this day the locals consider these springs sacred. These springs and its waters are well protected and maintained by the locals. No one is allowed to wash clothes or even bathe in these holy waters and is only meant for drinking. These springs till today supply fresh clean drinking water to three of its surrounding villages and its people.
Rede Ghumat (Built in 16th century by Adil Shah)
Rede Ghumat is a historical monument in Banda town, nowadays well known for its trade in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra state in western India. Banda known for its rich and varied heritage and this town possesses myriad types of monuments within it. One of them is Rede Ghumat! WOW! This is Mughal art structured with one ghumat, why is this build termed as ‘Rede ghumat'? In its early period it was famous as ‘Yadgir Khijar’ during the rule of Adil Shah. These Ghumat were mostly built around the 16th century and the height of these Ghumat was nearly 250 feet. The agricultural land, spread near ‘'Rede Ghumat’ is called as ‘Chaman’ meaning the garden of flowers. If you’re lucky and Sidharth is available, He is the best person on the property to take you to the location as it’s not on Google Maps!
Vengurla beach (Navabag beach)
Vengurla, being a safe and natural port, commercial centre was initially established during 1665 by Dutch traders and subsequently by British rulers. Vengurla is a town in Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra, India just north of Goa. It is surrounded by a semi-circular range of hills with lush green foliage mainly of cashew, mango, coconut, and different kinds of berry trees, while the Arabian Sea is located on its west. The Vengurla Beach is spectacular, would be a shame to miss it!
Malvan is a town in Sindhudurg District, the southernmost district of Maharashtra State, India, well known for the historically important Sindhudurg Fort. "Maha" meaning great, "lavan" meaning plantation or salt .Malwan produces Alphonso mangoes and is also known for sweets such as Malvani Khaja made from gram-besan flour and coated jaggery as well as Malvani Ladoos. Malwan is knows for its coconut trees and gardens respectively, relating to the large number of coconut trees in the region. While in Malwan must also visit Chivla Beach, Malwan Fort, Bhogave Beach (Paradise Beach).
For the Newly Weds, enjoy a Romantic candle light dinner Experience with a dedicated butler at your service !
We host a lot fun & educational activities that focus on an Eco-friendly concepts that helps understand the very important balance between Human beings,the environment & nature.
Enjoy a relaxing time in the pool, with the Dolphin smiling at you.
Take a walk round our organic garden and spend sometime with Laxmi (Our Gir Cow) and her buddies (very therapeutic), Learn the importance of organic foods and feel the difference first hand!Learn how natural fertilizers is made from Dry leaves,Cow dung,Kitchen wet waste and any other organic waste and used as manure for our Organic gardens,paddy fields and our orchards.
Host business conferences or Corporate events at the resort, We are equipped with World class facilities if you want to discuss and project your quarterly business reviews in the middle of the Jungle ! We also organize Fun activities like sport fishing by the lake (Wafoli Dam) ,Take a temple tour and hear stories from the locals passed down by the Elders(Ram Mandir,Banda/,Mountain Biking, Archery,Swimming lessons,Bird-watching,Star Gazing and much,much more !
Breathe free,clean,fresh air while attending our introduction to Yoga sessions ! We also have a doctor on call 24/7 for any medical emergencies!
Banda, Maharashtra, India