The journey started, when a 29 year old young entrepreneur (real estate developer) thought of diversifying into hospitality. The first thought that came to his mind was, the city of Mumbai is slowly and steadily losing its nature in and around it. And series of questions start popping up in his mind. What will happen in the years to come? Where will these stressed out people get distressed? Where will the kids get a chance to run around the trees and play with friends and parents? Where will you see the soothing, sprawling lawns in the concrete jungle? Where will they enjoy the picnic with nature? When will they get a chance to sip a morning cup of tea in the lawns outside their room with the family, since your own house with a garden is a dream for millionaires? And so on!

Now the challenge was to find a place close to the heart of nature, having a captivated scenery undisturbed by mankind and still at a distance near to Mumbai, Nasik, Pune . While carrying out the exercise he came across Igatpuri, a small town with nearness to Mumbai and Nasik, still natural and undeveloped.

Long back it was a well-known hill station during British regime and has long been forgotten after independence. The virginity, dense mist in monsoon and winter drew him to shortlist the location. The Land was acquired in 1989 and the first phase was launched on 16th may 1991. The location, nature, mountains, and valleys were so mesmerising the need to expand was felt in the first year of operation. Then onwards we are continuously expanding, renovating and adding facilities, to ensure an unique experience for our guests every now and then. We come across patrons telling us their childhood stories, memories and experiences at Manas. We are truly indebted to our patrons for supporting and visiting us for more than 25 years.

We are a team of entrepreneurs and professionals who believe in offering an exclusive experience to every guest visiting our resort near Mumbai. The team consists of entrepreneurs, hospitality professionals, chartered accountant and others from different walks of life. Through years of dedication and hardwork today Igatpuri is known because of Manas Resort.

We believe in Nature and everything that is natural. We try to create, with in nature with natural material. Our food, our service and the surroundings are natural. The very nature which is now slowly getting extinct from the cities. The belief is to offer Nature in abundance, which is scarce in all the cities. The resort is based on the philosophy of offering nature, landscapes, water bodies, water fountains, waterfalls which offers a unique experience for the getaway near Mumbai while di-stressing guests from routine city life.

We serve the guest while serving the society. We are based in undeveloped, backward tribal area in Igatpuri. We try and train the tribal youth, from the nearby vicinity in hospitality, thereby creating employment in the otherwise undeveloped area. Our team may not be professionals from hospitality institutes but the warmth, natural smile, and zeal to serve you, to the best of their ability with natural humbleness.

We are located at a different level, approximately 1200 feet above sea level with second highest rainfall in India, near Nashik. We are engulfed with mountains, waterfalls, and valleys around us, still easily accessible by road or rail. We try to serve guests from the heart, rather than stone faced service under the pretext of professional service. The food and beverages are served to your taste, rather than fancy international cuisines under the pretext of fusion food. Our rooms, interiors are designed to comfort you with a unique experience of natural material, rather than the materialistic extravaganza. It may not create wow effect but you will definitely love the comfort and the warmth, the natural material offers you.


When British ruled India, Igatpuri was one of the most desirable hill station, for summer holidays and weekends near Mumbai. The area was wrapped with an amazing climate where summer is dry and winter is chilli, But monsoon wins the heart, with it amazing weather. Igatpuri is the second highest rainfall in the country, so the climate is blended up with continuous rain and dense mist throughout the monsoon.

Being a junction, it is well connected by rail routes as well as by highway. Kasara Local can drop you just 15kms away from Igatpuri while Nashik is 30 minutes away from Manas by road. One can reach here within two hours from Mumbai. While Mahabaleshwar or Alibaug takes a driving time of more than 4 hours makes it a tough journey for short weekend trips. Lonavla, Khandala or Matheran with traffic jams makes it inconvenient. Igatpuri enjoys the best connectivity and less travelling hassle for short weekend travellers.

Igatpuri is truly blessed by mother nature. It is surrounded by highest Sahyadri peaks and deep valleys with a longest-running waterfall.