Meher Villa was a welcome break from the noise and chaos of Mumbai. Its located slightly outside Lonavala and handy to the Karla and Bhaja caves. The bungalows are set around lovely lawns and a small pool. The central fireplace/BBQ is a good place to chat to other guests. With A/C inside and large verandahs it was possible to stay as warm or as cool as we needed. Theres some distant noise from the expressway and train tracks, but nothing to compare to the din of the city. Our stay was made memorable by probably the best food Ive ever had in any hotel or B&B. The staff were buying the food fresh from the market each morning, so if we got our requests in early enough we could have pretty much anything we wanted that they knew how to cook. I particularly remember a vege dhansak and a fried pomfret. Theres a rough section of road just for the last stretch, so drive carefully. If youre coming from Mumbai on the expressway, take the exit after the one marked for Lonavala, as there is a much longer stretch of bumpy road between the town and Meher Villa coming from that side. This is probably not the route on your sat-nav, but it should re-route OK.