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The Machan

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8 km Short of Aamby Valley, Lonavala, India (Formerly The Machan & Camp Canopy)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must-visit if you want to show your kids what it is to experience jungle, what it is to stay away from technology and play in the woods and some board games indoors. Beautiful rooms, tasteful furniture, hospitality at its best, please bear in mind that the staff consists of many locals (they give in their best.. For all those... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place for a weekend getaway amidst the nature. We stayed at the Heritage Machan which has breathtaking view of the mountains. The resort is eco friendly which is operated on solar and wind power. Good place to visit during the monsoons.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Absolutely amazing place! The huts are build on stilts in the jungle or on the edge of the canyon, which gives you amazing views... Sleeping in the jungle cabin, top floor with all windows open, listening to the jungle (but without any bugs on you!) was nothing less than magnificent... Food there is also good, even if the selection is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A weekend getaway and a trip with nature- MACHAAN is the place.The monsoon makes it even more admirable, truly a blend of beauty and peace! We loved both the machaan's, forest and sunset, the view is mesmerizing,the food is simple, the staff is helpful and kind, the evening walks and the rain, fireplace, the sound of birds, every detail is... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An eco friendly tree house resort amidst the forest.The place was neat and clean.We stayed in the last week of July'15.There were intermittent rains and It was as though we were walking in the clouds.The service was prompt.The breakfast was good. I felt the lunch and dinner could improve in the non vegetarian section.Overall a great experience.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Need a perfect getaway? Combine panoramic views with a super duper luxury home IN the clouds and deliciously homely food and impeccabel service..... THIS is the place! My wife and I stayed in the Forest Machan, the highest one they have literally in the clouds, we could not have asked for anything better and do not let the monsoons hold... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I had the chance to add a few days to a business trip to Pune, and found The Machan on Trip Advisor, and booked two nights in the Sunset Machan. Getting to Lonavala from Mumbai was an adventure (but isn't everything an adventure in India?) - the Mumbai/Pune Expressway was wonderful, and the Machan is miles outside of the town... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and me had a very pleasant stay at The Machan over 2 days from 1st-3rd August. We stayed in the Jungle Machan 1 for the first night and Canopy Machan 3 for the second. Our entire experience has been wonderful right from the booking to the check-out. The rooms and the property were certainly beyond our expectations. The... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a weekend getaway from Mumbai and the destination "The Machan" is pretty close to Mumbai, less than 150 Km. The drive in the Pune-Mumbai expressway was delightful and the diversion from Lonavla till the actual site was also well maintained by the state government. We did this trip during the monsoon season, which actually facilitated a great drive... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

At the outset, what a paradise! all words fall short to describe their hospitality, the views, the food and the jungle experience.. I read others saying three is son nothing there for kids, we took our 3 yr old along and she adopted the jungle machan that we stayed in as her new Home. She refused to get back home... More 

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