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Relax, De-Stress & Play With Animals: India's First Petting Zoo Is Just 3 Hours Away


    Does an ideal vacation include some furry friends – either your own, or others? If the answer is affirmative, we have found the perfect place for you – Manas Resort Petting Zoo in Igatpuri.

    What Makes It Awesome

    India’s first petting zoo, Manas Resort is located on the highway, just a two-hour drive from Mumbai. The best in the business endorsed by one and all who visit this place, Manas Resort has been hosting its patrons for the last 25 years. Set up by a young entrepreneur in 1989, the idea was to offer the busy folks of surrounding cities a retreat where they can relax and rejuvenate amidst nature. 

    The resort has a man-made waterfall to give you monsoon feels throughout the year. They have an in-house DJ to set the spirits high. Then they have a plethora of indoor and outdoor games. And the best part? They have a petting zoo which has exotic birds and other animals trained to engage with humans. Imagine walking inside the reception area and having a bird come and perch on your shoulder. Wouldn’t that de-stress you instantly? Well, that’s the purpose of setting up this part of the resort which double up as a therapeutic experience for the guests. And yes, you can take your own pets here with you. Besides these attractions, they have other facilities like the spa, a multi-cuisine dining area and other basic amenities well in place. 

    They have various categories of rooms starting at INR 1,500 and go up to INR 15,000 per night.


    The property is also great for hosting corporate events, overnight plans with large groups and even weddings. The resort is equipped (and experienced) to handle all your event needs with excellence.