Literally..off the beaten path. My wife and I went there for a quick getaway from Mumbai (any other town would have been too far.) I wasn't initially too excited because Lonavla is pretty much your standard Mumbai getaway. When I checked TripAdvisor and found the reviews for this place, I began to get interested and booked it, though still wasn't sure what to expect. When we got there, the place was all that and more. The being off the beaten path was a little annoying in that the short approach road is unpaved. However it was worth it. The concept is novel, the rooms very well furnished and the service staff very attentive and excellent (from speaking to some of them, they were from all over the country). The food was especially good. Another interesting fact I learned is that mosquitos don't come to the tops of trees (where the tents are.) The name "Camp Canopy" is very apt because from our balcony we had a breathtaking view of the tops of trees as far as the eye could see. If I had to guess where the regular people who live in Lonavla go to get away from it all, this would be it.
- 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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