For those in the family who love nature, peace, walking, stargazing, yoga, quality time with family - this is an ideal place. The architecture of the Machans is pure inspiration, spacious, including glass walls, wonderful views. Meals are under the trees with the hill as backdrop. The food in the buffets is good. I feel it works to keep to a simple style. Power is solar or wind, with electricity supplied to nearby villages. People from local communities get training and employment here. There may be scope too for developing local income generation through bee keeping, or processing of the many medicinal plants that are pointed out on local walks. We were here over Christmas, so had to pay higher rates. Were disappointed that the person in charge of local trekking was also on a Christmas break. Swarming bees started as an aggravation – but turned out to be an interesting feature of the nature 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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- Also Known As:
- The Machan Lonavala