Jan 302016
 

  • The Machan - Loft

    The Machan – Loft

  • Taj Mahal palace from the bay - Mumbai

    Taj Mahal palace from the bay – Mumbai

  • Svasara Lodge

    Svasara Lodge

  • Svasara Lodge

    Svasara Lodge

  • Four Seasons hotel - Mumbai

    Four Seasons hotel – Mumbai

  • Aer bar, Four Seasons hotel - Mumbai

    Aer bar, Four Seasons hotel – Mumbai

  • Taj Mahal palace, grand central stairway

    Taj Mahal palace, grand central stairway

  • Trident hotel - Mumbai

    Trident hotel – Mumbai

  • Trident hotel, view of Marine Drive - Mumbai

    Trident hotel, view of Marine Drive – Mumbai

  • Forest Machan

    Forest Machan

  • Vivanta by Taj - Auangabad

    Vivanta by Taj – Auangabad

  • Beyond by Sula - Nasik

    Beyond by Sula – Nasik

  • Beyond by Sula - Nasik

    Beyond by Sula – Nasik

  • Abode hotel - Mumbai

    Abode hotel – Mumbai

  • Abode hotel - Mumbai

    Abode hotel – Mumbai

  • Abode hotel - Mumbai

    Abode hotel – Mumbai

 Below are a selection of our favourite places to stay in Maharashtra.  We can organise your tour using any combination that takes your fancy! And if your favourite isn’t listed here, just ask us, we’ll probably be able to organise that too.

Mumbai

Abode bedroomAbode, Mumbai   (Boutique)
We really love Abode. It is in the heart of Colaba, the historical epicentre of the city. I think of it as a stylish tardis: its entrance is very unassuming, partially hidden by various commercial clutter and aircon systems. However, on entering you will find yourself in a tranquil haven of beautiful, somewhat quirky design and luxurious accommodation. Based in a historic  merchants house, this is a perfect base to explore historic Mumbai.

P1200098Taj Mahal hotel, Mumbai   (Luxury)
This is a classic hotel, not only in its position next to the Gateway to India but in its exterior and interior grandeur. Even if you don’t stay here you should take afternoon tea in the dining room, taking a window seat if you can. You will then be able to watch the boats milling around close to the gateway, and , of course, enjoy a very English snack of cakes, crust shorn sandwiches and tea.
As with the Abode, this a perfect place to explore historic Mumbai.

Trident bedroomTrident, Mumbai   (Superior)
The Trident is a modern hotel with an expansive pool area which offers panoramic views of the Marine Drive or the Queen’s necklace, as the night-time view of this beautiful promenade is interestingly referred to.
This hotel is also well positioned at Nariman point for you to explore the old city.

Four seasons poolFour Seasons, Mumbai   (Superior)
This is another modern hotel, located along Marine drive. Even if you don’t stay here we recommend visiting its top floor “Aer Bar”, a very comfortable place to enjoy a spectacular night time panorama of Mumbai.

Nasik

P1070621Beyond by Sula, Nasik   (Superior)
This hotel is located amongst the vines of the Soma and Sula vineyards in rolling country side overlooking a large lake. There is a variety of modern accommodation which has been developed sympathetically with the countryside.
This hotel is in a perfect position to explore the local vineyards but also the fascinating old city of Nasik.

Aurangabad

TajVivanta by Taj, Aurangabad   (Superior)
This modern hotel, part of an extensive and well regarded Inian chain offers relaxing accommodation from which to base your exploration of Aurangabad and the extraordinary Ellora and Ajanta caves.

Tadoba

Svasara LodgeSvasara, Tadoba   (Boutique)
Svasara is for wildlife enthusiasts, providing a complete wildlife experience. The lodge offers twelve spacious, comfortable rooms with up-to-date facilities. Dining is very special as they serve local (verhadi) cuisine as well as a selection of other dishes from around India. Custom-fitted jeeps are available for forest visits accompanied by guides well versed with the reserve and the wildlife.

Pune

sunsetdeckThe Machan, near Pune   (Boutique)
Now this is something completely different from  the bustling cities or ancient monuments. Only 1.5 hours drive from Pune, hidden away in the forested Western Ghats is Machan. This is an exclusive eco-resort with unique tree houses in and above the forest canopy. The tree houses are stylish, luxurious and all offer spectacular views.
There are a range of activities such as trekking, bird watching, stargazing, cycling and visiting surrounding historical sites. This is great place to relax and enjoy a very unspoilt forest environment.