Fell in love all over again! And the Machan had a lot to do with it.
After a long holiday tripto South Africa and back needed to breath India to settle down and rewind back to our routine in mumbai. So The Machan suited us well with our Anniversary on cards and just 6months old baby a place we could laze around watching her li'l laughter and naughty luks:)
The mail with direction map and do's and donts itself won my heart the way it was drafted lyk guiding a relative home it showed they care. The drive was smooth and held all the suspense till we got there as there were no sign boards or large hoardings displaying The Machan (which I lyked , was like hunting for Wonderlands). the white painted rocks which leads to the private road to Machan was rustic and kept the suspense going and the moment we reached we were welcomed with smile by the Machan team Wasim, Anant ,Sarla & the helpers, their warmth just spread and assured me we are in safe hands .
Our Camp was so accommodating and the view atop the canopy breathtaking! One thing you'll notice and is outright on your face is the place is set up piece by piece by Mr.Ahuja the owner. Every furniture evry wall hanging and photograph, even the trees and the plants around has a story on their existence there.Its lovely ....Sophie the french guide for us every tree and plant in the wild had a name and character , the star gazing at night she new each of them they are her friends and its the first time I felt the trees Live and not just grow! Thanks to Sophie I take back a new hobby home and soon will have a book on stars and a telescope for Star Gazing and thanks Sophie Betelgeuse ( Beetlejuice) is not just Tim Burton directed movie but is the second most brightest star:)
What more could I ask for the night to celebrate my Anniversary ......Opened up a Champagne and raised a toast & cheers to my wildest and Magical weekend Anniversary Hideout at The Machan - Camp Canopy.
Will look forward to being there again.........I guess that says it all.Thanks to everyone at The Machan for making it special & Thank God especially for no network on my hubby's cell ;P.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- An award-winning eco-resort in Lonavala. The Machan is a story of dwellings that rise above the forest floor and form a symbiotic relationship with their natural surroundings. All of its individual accommodations are located 30-40 feet in the air, with enchanting valley views and elegant rustic interiors. Its carbon footprint is minimal – with its energy generated solely through solar and wind. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 drive from Mumbai (1.5 hours from Pune), the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway. We invite you to take some time away from work and immerse yourself in this one of a kind experience. Reconnect with family, friends and loved ones in the comfort and privacy of this truly exclusive retreat. ... more less