Although a private family refuge away from the public glare, Mr Shinde. a senior politician at national level frequently entertains his friends in this rural setting.
The landscape design caters to his special need of locating two shrines that are placed on two separate mounds. The living room at upper level directly connects to the elevated family garden offering a panoramic view of the well-maintained orchard.
The hot and dry climate of Solapur demands copious use of trees, which are planted in groves. Flowerbeds of perennial shrub lend a colourful presence throughout the year.