The Machan

The Machan

Aamby Valley Road | Pavana Lake | Maharashtra

The Machan is categorised as Experiential Private Getaway

(Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2010)
Machan Interior (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2010)
Camp Canopy (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2010)
View from the Machan (Nivalink Trip Dated - 18 February 2010)
Birds of The Machaan
Canopy Machan Bathroom
Jungle Machan
Jungle Machan
Forest Machan
Canopy Machan
Cabin Interior
Shikra near Pawna Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)
Indian Roller near Pawna Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)
Pied Bushchat near Pawna Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)
Common Rosefinch near Pawna Lake (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)
Ashy Drongo near Pawna Lake area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)
Blyth's Reed Warbler near Pawna Lake Area (Nivalink Trip Dated - 5 January 2015)

The Machan is a unique tree house / Machans around Lonavala with Western Ghat forests around the area. The Machan offers three different kind of Machans and is recommended for exclusive getaways and Bird watchers.

Reasons to Visit
  • A unique private getaway on a Tree house in Lonavala on Aamby Valley Road
  • 3 BHK tree house situated in the midst of an isolated private tropical forest
  • The area is surrounded by 25 acres of forest and offers beautiful views of the valley
  • 3 bedrooms each equipped with a double bed, western style bathrooms with rain showers (1 with bath tub), dining area, verandah and kitchenette
  • The Forest Machan and Canopy Machans are Suites (6 Total) with large deck
  • Meals can be organised as per guest preferences
  • Activities offered include trekking, bird watching, stargazing, visits to mountain top forts of Korai, Ambawane and Tungi, visits to nearby lakes Pauna and Mulshi
  • Recommended for premium experiential travellers looking at exclusive nature centric stays
Know It
  • Books and magazines for guests to read available
  • Located 18 kms from Lonavala Railway Station and town centre
  • Bird Watcher Getaways in Maharashtra
    "The Machaan and area beyond is part of Western Ghats and therefore excellent for bird watching. Many regular and migratory birds have spotted around Machan. Crimson breasted Barbet, Besra Sparrow-Hawk, Neelgiri Wood Pigeon, Green Imperial Pigeon, Indian Drongo-Cuckoo, Malabar Gray Hornbill, Redwiskered Bulbul etc. have been spotted around Machan."
  • Exclusive Getaways around Pavana Lake near Lonavala
    "A 3 Bedroom Tree House and 6 Suites overlooking western ghats and offering guests a unique concept of living on a tree alongwith offering an exclusive stay experience. The Machan is specifically recommended for bird watchers as Western Ghat areas around it are teeming with birdlife especially in Winters."
About Pavana Lake

Pavana Lake area lies at about 30-40 kms from Lonavala and Kamshet and is renowned for its pristine countryside, bird watching and exclusive getaway resorts / camping sites.  more

Things to do in Pavana Lake
  • Activity

    Visapur Fort (Trekking), Lohagarh Fort (Trekking), Paragliding at Kamshet (Para Gliding)

The Machan

Aamby Valley Road | Pavana Lake | Maharashtra
RoomRooms per UnitNo. of UnitsNo. Rooms
Total Rooms13
Total Occupancy30


  • Parking
  • Room service 18 hours
Food and Beverages
  • Homemade Meals
Recreation or Indoor - Outdoor Games
  • Carrom
  • Chess
  • Card Table
  • Bycycle
  • Trekking
  • Bird Watching
  • Nature Walk

The Machan

Aamby Valley Road | Pavana Lake | Maharashtra

Getting There

Air :
Pune (55 kms), Mumbai (150 kms), Nashik (246 kms)
Rail :
Lonavala (30 kms), Khandala (35 kms), Khopoli (47 kms)

The Machan is located in Aamby Valley Road

Locality NameDescriptionSuitable For
Aamby Valley Road Few kms on the road that bifurcates from NH-04, passing Lonavala town and taking a turn towards Aamby Valley. The area is isolated, green and offers guests a cut off getaway experience. Getaway

Overall Ratings


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Based on 1276 reviews
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Beautiful place for couples to getaway from the city life
By Brendan B on 13th Apr 2021

Spectacular location and breathtaking views of the sunrise and sunset. Definitely something worth putting on the bucket list, the room we had taken was the Sunset Machan and trust me it was worth it...

Nice but not up to expectations
By YoonN3 on 28th Mar 2021

Stayed for two nights. The rooms are excellent, staff nice, and food pretty good. But for the premium prices one pays to stay here I’d expect better than to have power blips every five minutes with...

Tranquil Weekend Getaway!
By MKapoor6 on 26th Mar 2021

Machan is Mother Nature's awesome landscape-gardening project with its widescreen vistas , rugged valleys and remote location. We had the most magnificient and enviable of getaways in one of the...

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