Sahara Lake City is located about 100 KM from Mumbai, in Lonavala. The 5,000-acre master plan offers amenities including water sports, resorts, IT parks, and a full-support infrastructure to be a self-sufficient city. The broad concept was to develop theme resorts in various parts of the city in order to attract people from Mumbai and Pune, as Lonavala offers an ideal and pleasant climate zone. The city will have its own airport, golf course, hospitals, schools, and colleges. The steep topography of the site was a challenge to the design ground. The master plan was successfully implemented, and Sahara Lake City became a reality from dreams.

The master plan for Sahara Lake City was significantly realized by Shekar Ganti while working at Gruen Associates, Los Angeles. Shekar was instrumental in assisting Gruen Associates win this competition.