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The Machan, Jambulne, Lonavala, Maharashtra


About Lonavala & Jambulne

Lonavala is an important tourist destination of Maharashtra and tops the priority list of the tourists who are on their tour to the state. It is an exquisite hill-station which is nestled in the undulating Sahyadri Mountain ranges. Lonavala is endowed with some of the finest natural gifts such as hills, waterfalls, lush greenery and cool winds, thus making the entire ambiance extremely soothing and enjoyable. There are also several historical associations about Lonavala that attract the historians and archaeologists equally.

Jambulne - in the Sahyadri Hills of the Western Ghats, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world, is only 17 km from Lonavla. Jambulne, a personal retreat with evergreen wild trees is fenced in, secure & ensures total privacy. Bird watching, butterfly gazing, exploring the flora & fauna are a few options. Nearby, are the mountain top forts of Korai, Ambawane & Tungi, as well as, the huge Pauna & Mulshi lakes

The Machan
The Machan is a luxury eco-resort near Lonavala 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. 100% off grid and run only on sustainable resources, The Machan, Lonavala is an island of green unto itself. Located in Jambulne, one of 25 biological hotspots of the world and a mere 2.5 drive from Mumbai or 1.5 hours from Pune, the Machan makes for an accessible weekend getaway. The Machan Jungle lodge near Pune is situated in the midst of an isolated private tropical forest in the Western Ghats. Surrounded by 25 acres of lush forest and hanging over the edge of a precipice, the breathtaking view of the valley that The Machan offers is really a sight to behold.
The Machan eco friendly resort near Lonavala is a Nut and Bolt steel structure clad in wood, designed to withstand earthquakes and wind speeds of up to 200 Kmph. The foundations go down to the hard rock and the highest point [the crow’s nest] is 85 ft. from the ground. No machines were used in its erection nor were any trees cut or damaged in the process. The structure was designed to be one with nature and was constructed with that in mind. The Machan has no grid connectivity what-so-ever. Electricity is generated through our wind and solar farm and pure mountain water is pumped from our 300ft. deep bore, for your consumption. A few barking deer have now made Jambulne their permanent home. Small animals like rabbit, mongoose, porcupine, squirrel etc. are a far more common occurrence. An ecologically balanced Forest has now emerged.

Facilities:

  • Books & Magazines
  • Hot Water, Shower, Bath Tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Cook on call
  • Disabled Friendly
  • Linens, Microwave, Fridge, Bar-be-que, Grill etc available in house.
  • Guided treks can also be arranged

Activities:

  • Trekking in the forest along 5 km of private paths properly fenced for a safe trek
  • Bird watching
  • Stargazing (on a clear night)
  • Spot - Barking deer, Rabbits, Mongoose, Squirrels and Birds
  • Indoor/Outdoor Games - 2 mountain bikes, 4 badminton racquets, football, carom board & playing cards
  • Visit - The Mountain Top Forts of Korai, Ambawane & Tungi
  • Visit to Nearby lakes Pauna & Mulshi

Tariff: On Modified American Plan ( With breakfast + Dinner )

The Machan (Per Night) Mon - Thu Fri - Sun
Up to Six Guests Rs. 25,000 Rs.30,000
Extra Guest (Max of 2) Rs. 3,000
Children up to 5 yrs Free (No extra bedding)

Camp Canopy (Per Night) Mon - Thu Fri - Sun
Two Guests Rs. 10,000 Rs. 12,000
Extra Guest (Max of 1) Rs. 3,000
Children up to 5 yrs Free (No extra bedding)

Terms & conditions

  • Rates not valid for Public Holidays including Christmas, New Year and Select Long Weekends
    * Tariff subject to change without prior notice
  • Rates include Dinner & Breakfast for our guests
  • Rates are exclusive of 11.6% applicable government taxes
  • Guests have the option to Lunch with us as well, do inform us in advance if you would like to do the same
  • A minimum two night stay is required on weekends between Fri, Sat & Sun
  • Check-in time is 2:00 pm & Check-out time is 12:00 noon
  • 100% Advance payment is due at the time of booking
  • Receipt of deposit or prepayment assumes unconditional agreement to our terms
  • 10% of all profits go towards the preservation of the flora and fauna of the Western Ghats.
  • Reservations cancelled 15 days prior to the check-in date will incur a 10% administrative fee. Reservations cancelled 8 – 14 days prior to the check-in date will incur a 50% cancellation charge. No refunds will be entertained for any cancellations within 7 days of the scheduled check-in date. 
  • Rights of admission are reserved
  • The main gate to the property will remain closed at all times and opened on request

Address
The Machan, Jambulne,
Near Lonavala
Maharashtra, India.

Location:
The Machan located at Jambulne - in the Sahyadri Hills of the Western Ghats – lies in one of 25 biological hotspots of the world. Nearby, are the mountain top forts of Korai, Ambawane & Tungi, as well as, the huge Pauna & Mulshi lakes.

How to Reach:
By Air : Pune is the nearest Airport ( 70 km )

By Train: Lonavala ( 17 km )

By Road : Lonavala ( 17 km )

Places of Interest nearby:

Amby Valley ( 8 km ) , Lonavala Hill station ( 17 km ) , Pune ( 70 km ) , Mumbai ( 110 km )

 

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