The Machan is a unique tree house located in the midst of an isolated private tropical forest in the Western Ghats. This private vacation home, surrounded by 25 acres of lush forest and hanging over the edge of a precipice, offers a breathtaking view of the valley that is really a sight to behold.
The Machan has now launched Camp Canopy, a series of three 800sqft. Luxury Machans with Tented accommodation on them.
In keeping with the theme of the original Machan, each Luxury Machan Tent is raised on a platforms 30ft. above the forest floor. This allows the guests to obtain fantastic panoramic views of the valley below and the evergreen hills beyond them.Camp Canopy Floating Machan
Camp Canopy is nestled within the same lush 25 acre private forest as The Machan offering guests all the peace, tranquility and green space they desire.
The climb up a spiral staircase leads you onto a large 800sqft. wooden platform, 30ft. above the ground. The deck is made from 100% recycled hard wood and is enclosed within glass railings to offer continuous unobstructed views of the surrounding greenery.
On the platform is pitched a Luxury Safari Tent. Each tent has been designed to custom specifications, taking into consideration the unique application and local weather conditions. Impeccably crafted from imported materials the tents dual fly (roof) design keeps its inhabitants comfortably sheltered from the sun or pouring rain. Each Luxury Machan Tent has three sections i. Master Bedroom ii. Full Bathroom iii. Wooden Deck.
Camp Canopy Master Bedroom: The Master Bedroom [16ft. x 14ft.] is very spacious for a couple. The room has parquet flooring and is tastefully decorated with hand picked relics and artwork to create an authentic period feel. Even the sold brass light fixtures in these tents have been salvaged from ancient ships. The roof, walls and even the floor of the Tent is made from one continuous piece of fabric that encapsulates the room and prevents any unwanted guests from crawling in. Devoid of standard brick and concrete walls, the tent truly instils a feeling of being out in nature which is further accentuated by the airy feel provided by five large windows.
Campy Canopy Bathroom: Attached to the Master Bedroom is a modern tiled bathroom [7ft. x 14ft.] . Complete with hot and cold running water this bathroom has an expansive skylight over the shower to continue the feeling of being in the great outdoors.
Extending outward from the Master Bedroom in a massive Wooden Deck [13ft. x 20ft.]. We highly recommend spending an evening gazing at the heavens above from the comfort of this private deck. This deck also has a sheltered section [6ft. x 14ft.] which offers guests a chance to sit out in the open during the day and enjoy the fantastic views and gentle breeze.
Just like The Machan, Camp Canopy has no grid connectivity what-so-ever. Electricity is generated through their wind and solar farm and pure mountain water is pumped from a 300ft. deep bore, for your consumption.
Traditionally the guests engage in a host of nature oriented activities such as trekking, bird watching or stargazing.
Trek: Trekking in the forest along 5 km of private paths, you may spot barking deer, rabbits and a plethora of interesting birds. The entire 25 acre property is fenced in so guests can trek without interruption and in complete safety. Regularly scheduled guided treks along the paths are also conducted for guests. For those more adventurous guided treks to the 1000ft. peak behind the machan can also be arranged. This trek is recommended for intermediate hikers and the rewards are certainly worth it. From a height of around 4000ft. above sea level the views of the historical forts, valleys and expansive lakes around are exceptional.
Bird Watching: If you are an avid bird watcher, then the forest canopy will offer you a perfect opportunity for spotting. It is inhabited by numerous resident and migratory birds.
Lastly, on a clear night Star gazing is always an interesting option.