The city is covered in smog, and everyone’s craving some fresh air, period. But the question foremost on every city dweller’s mind is where can we go to find it, but not have to deal with hours of traffic? For Mumbaikars, the answer is simple : The Machan, Lonavala. Apart from how close you get to nature, there are plenty of activities that keep you busy while you’re away from the hustle and bustle of Mumbai.
The Machan is a green property with beautiful tree houses that are everything you need to disconnect from the concrete city life. Without further ado let us take you around this beaut.
Although, it’s niche and priced above average, the adventures this place takes you through is so worth it.
From their quick service to surprisingly good food, this place should definitely be on your wish-list.
We experienced the plush Jungle Machan that comprised of two rooms.
The room you enter from also takes you up a wooden spiral staircase that leads you to another quaint room that overlooks the jungle.
The lower room has an open bathroom with a bathtub and amenities by Biotique.
If you’re the kind of person who likes to cuddle by the fire, it also has a beautifully romantic wall with a fireplace. Yep, it’s every girl’s dream!
Sit by the balcony that overlooks the entire property that sits 35-40 feet above the forest.
This eco resort also has different activities that may tickle your fancy if you’re the up-and-about kind of person. We chose their star gazing activity that was held post dinner. The skies were clear and we were taken to a spot so serene, that we felt like setting camp there.
The chef and astro-guide there, Manpreet, took us through all the constellations and explained the earth and it’s inception. He also joked about star signs and their traits. It was very entertaining.
Apart from this, they also have night-walks into the forest and other such fun activities.
If you’d like a quick getaway that’s totally off-the-grid, we’d definitely recommend this one. It’s ideal for couples or a group of adventurous friends. So, get booking!