When city life has almost driven you to near breakdown, do drive out from Mumbai, and reach The Machan in under 2 hours. Getting there is part of the fun - there are absolutely no signboards, directions, or hoardings to refer to. We had a general idea thanks to our GPS, but after the series of hair pin bends which seem to be leading nowhere, we did manage to locate what turned out to be our dream destination!( Ask the locals - they know best!)
Located in semi dense forest cover, away from prying eyes,and the din of urban life, lies The Machan Canopy, which actually are picturesquely set tree-top rooms tailor made for your family! The tents are actually luxurious versions of their real selves, and come complete with a large verandah or sit-out, a beautiful old world bedroom, and an up-to-date bathroom. Food arrives at your choice: room service or an outside set up, amidst nature. Rest assured, your entire stay is to do with connecting with nature. The only difference is that your each and every demand is almost fully catered to by the very hospitable and efficient staff.
This is one destination that any nature lover would love. Come as a couple, in a group ( there are the requisite facilities to cater upto 25 members in one group) or just as a family. Children will delight in the open and green spaces; a refreshing but also an educative trip.There is a nature trail with a well informed guide included in the package. For those craving electronic gadgets like TV, computer and loud music, please be informed that this destination does not approve anything which disturbs the tranquility of the area. The whole facility is environment friendly and has made maximum use of wind and solar energy. I would definitely rate The Machan a 10/10 in terms of overall experience.
- 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 floating in the air, with enchanting 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
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