First Petting zoo in India, By Best Resort In Igatpuri, On Mumbai Nashik Highway, Only 120 km From Mumbai, 2hours Drive From Mumbai, Just Above Kasara Ghat, Surrounded By Valleys & Mountains Of Camel Valley Covered With Dense Fog In Monsoon, With Highest Rainfall, Dams, Waterfalls & Backwaters. The journey started, when a 29 year old young entrepreneur (real estate developer) thought of diversifying into hospitality by creating, holiday & weekend resort near Mumbai. He wanted to create, best hill resort near Mumbai, with nature, landscapes, Water bodies, Water Fountains, Waterfalls. He wanted it to be one of, 10 best resorts near Mumbai, on hill with mountain & Valley view. Wedding destination. corporate events, corporate picnics. 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 started popping up in his mind. What will happen in the years to come? Where will these stressed out people get De stressed? 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!
He decided to create a place which is near to Mumbai, Near to Pune & Near to Nashik. The golden triangle. He also thought of, Tourist places like Lonavala, Khandala, Matheran & Mahabaleshwar. However realized that all these tourist places are commercialised. Raw nature, Mountains, Valleys with flowing waterfalls were rare. That is when he decided to search for a place, which is virgin location, where natural beauty is in abundance. The idea was to create a place which is a, family resort near mumbai, Kids Friendly Resort Near Mumbai, so that families can spend their weekend. Being Kids Friendly, Kids can run around, play with friends, & family. The idea was to create a, four star resort or four star hotel, which is rustic, natural but with all modern amenities.
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, Nashik, Pune . While carrying out the exercise he came across Igatpuri, a small town with nearness to Mumbai, Pune and Nashik, 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 mesmerizing the need to expand was felt in the first year of operation. Then on wards 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 among the,10 best resorts near Mumbai, and still upgrading to excel. We are truly indebted to our patrons for supporting and visiting us for more than 25 years.