Perched on the edge, overlooking the Krishna River Valley, Dhom and Balkawadi dams 2000 feet below, the exquisitely designed luxury farmhouse is located on the mountain top close to Panchgani Road, Mahabaleshwar. The property spreads across 2.5 acres with 6100 sq. ft. built up with six bedroom suites with ensuite bathrooms and a garden house. On the rugged age-scarred mountains across stands the Kamalgad Fort and the geographic feature ‘mhataricha daat’. The picturesque view from the property mesmerizes you from within and the interiors add on to the opulent living. Crafted high ceilings and large windows create ample space for sunlight to enlighten it from inside. The Grand Canyon like geographic formation with Krishna River flowing in the valley creates a stage for singular episodes like double rainbow, spectacular cloud formations with sunrays bursting through them. The 18-foot high floor-to-ceiling clear glass of the living room lets nothing between you and this spectacle enacted by the boundless Sahyadri ranges but the mountain air. The 16 ft. high octagonal bedroom provides a 5-side view. The property is frequented by graceful peacocks, kingfishers, deer, rabbits, mongooses and a plethora of exotic birds.
At 4500 feet above mean sea level, Mahabaleshwar, a notified eco-sensitive zone, is the highest and most popular hill station of Maharashtra in the lap of the Western Ghats, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the 25 hottest bio-diversity hotspots in the world according to Norman Myers, home to over 5,000 species of flowering plants, 139 mammal species, 508 bird species and 179 amphibian species which are not found elsewhere in the world. The Panchganga temple in old Mahabaleshwar contains a spring of five rivers, the Koyna, Venna, Savitri, Gayatri and Krishna, which keep the ‘Shivaling’ of Lord Shiva perpetually washed with water, in the sanctum sanctorum.