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The Machan

A Luxury Tree-House Resort

Mulshi, Lonavala
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OffbeatA truly hidden and local experience
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LuxuryExtreme luxury for people who want extra
The Machan is an exclusive eco-resort with unique tree houses rising 30 - 45 feet above the forest, offering complete serenity to those looking to escape into nature. Each Machan has been carefully designed to minimize any impact on its natural surroundings while offering its inhabitants spectacular views in luxurious comfort. Surrounded by forest in a remote rural area, this tranquil lodging powered by sustainable energy is 10 km from Korigad, a hilltop fort, and 11 km from Bhushi Dam. They gen show more

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A Dive Into The Serenity Of Forests

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The Machan
The Machan is an exclusive eco-resort with unique tree houses rising 30 - 45 feet above the forest.
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As you set foot in the Woods, you will notice that this accommodation is tastefully decorated with handpicked relics and artwork to create an authentic period feel. Even the solid brass light fixtures have been salvaged from ancient ships from an era gone by.
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Forest Machan
Each Forest Machan has three suite-like accommodations that have been meticulously designed to create a cocoon of comfort amidst timberland surroundings.
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Jungle Machan
With trees sprouting from the floor and going through the roof, the feeling of being one with nature is fully encapsulated in our Jungle Machans. Creature comforts aside, the Jungle Machans boasts of a large bathroom with a shower cubicle and a stand-alone bathtub under the clear blue sky.
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Sunset Machan
With glass walls that spy right through to the horizon, eclectic décor, a king-size four-poster bed, antique brass fittings and recycled old ship lamps, the rustic charm of the Sunset Machans will take your breath away.
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Heritage Machan
Built around a wild fig tree towering above the forest floor, the Heritage Machan is a treehouse that hangs over the edge of a precipice. The Crow’s nest is an elevated platform that offers an unrestricted view of the verdant expanse of the over 25 acres of forested land that is a world in itself.
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Starlight Machan
Bringing the ancient concept of a "star bed" to the modern era, our luxurious Starlight Machans have a translucent, retractable roof for guests to enjoy the pitter-patter of the rains in the Monsoons and the starry night sky in the Winters & Summers.

Quick gist

About the stay

  • Enjoy the outdoors, through a range of activities such as trekking, birding, stargazing, cycling and visiting surrounding historical sites.
  • Relax in our hammocks, read books, do yoga and spend precious time with loved ones.
  • Be at the comfort of rustic, multi-level treehouses that are individually decorated.
  • Distinct touches in some quarters include glass walls with forest views, as well as outdoor baths and balconies.
  • Let your troubles and tensions melt away with our relaxing therapies conducted to the sounds of nature, surrounded by green in a cabin hidden in the woods.

Where is this?

  • It's a tranquil stay in a forest area with mountains and is quite remote.
  • Have 4 km of private paths, on which guided trails are conducted to expose our guests to the beautiful flora and fauna of the region.
  • The Machan is a 30-minute drive from Lonavala Train Station.
  • With a 2,000-year-old history and located at 3,400 ft, Lohagad Fort is one of the most majestic forts in the region - around 40 Km.
  • Located 3 - 4 Km from The Machan, The Koraigad Fort was incorporated into Shivaji's Kingdom in 1657.

With whom?

  • You'll have an independent machan at the place with access to common facilities.

You get

  • Accommodation is provided to you.
  • A brilliant and well-curated continental breakfast is complimentary.

Things to remember

  • Meals can be ordered to your rooms.
  • Join us for a quick lesson and learn new recipes from our Chef.
  • Private Bonfire - a member of our service team is privately assigned to you for the evening.
  • Private Dining - a lovely candle-lit dinner, just for the two of you, on the privacy of your own deck.

Something unique

The lodging is powered by only and only sustainable energy!

Tips from insiders

  • Machans are quite at some distance, it's best to order your food well in advance.