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.