How Did We Miss This Resort With An In-Room Jacuzzi, An Ayurvedic Spa & A Cute Boutique?

Resorts

Brightland Resort & Spa

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
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Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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What Makes It Awesome?

Brightland Resort and Spa tout themselves as, “Mahabaleshwar’s finest resort”, located on a lush green hillside. Their contemporary-chic interiors and modern amenities, coupled with picturesque views of the surrounding Sahyadris and Krishna Valley make it the perfect destination for a romantic couples’ getaway.

Brightland Resort and Spa is about a 2.5hr drive (around 120km) away from Pune. Tucked away in the hilly outskirts of Mahabaleshwar, it’s a quiet property, surrounded by lush greenery. If you have difficulty with directions, find detailed instructions on the resort’s website.

We like that they have around 9 categories of rooms to choose from (making it 86 rooms, spread over 5 buildings), each with its own chic style, comfy furnishings, and stunning views. Some of their suites even have an in-room jacuzzi, making it ideal for couples and honeymooners. Brightland has their own restaurants, featuring multi-cuisine (Indian, Italian, Chinese) and BBQ fare, as well as a lounge-bar overlooking the Sahyadris and the backwaters of Dhom Dam.

In case you’d rather stay in (or enjoy a midnight snack), 24-hour room service is available as well. The amenities at Brightland leave nothing to be desired – a pool, jacuzzi, health club, indoor-games room (carrom, foosball, air hockey, table tennis), toddler/kids’ zone, library, gym, and sports courts (tennis, volleyball, basketball, and a pool table) and ensure that everyone has something to keep them entertained. Make the most of your vacay, and treat yourself to a day of bliss at their Prana Spa – one of the finest in Mahabaleshwar, offering ‘holistic treatments based on Ayurveda, Oriental and Western traditions’ in one of their private spa-suites. Choose from a range of treatments: from full- body massages and scrubs, to hot-stone massages and facial therapies. Go one step further, and book an appointment with Prana Spa’s own professional Ayurvedic doctor for a health consult. Check out the spa’s boutique, where you can purchase their range of ‘homemade natural products’.

Pro-Tip

We hear that resort guests can also enjoy exclusive access to the golf course at Mahabaleshwar Club – at extra charge, of course. Other activities like horse-back riding, trekking, hiking, bird-watching, sightseeing tours and private transport can be arranged for by the resort, on request. The resort is also a popular spot for corporate retreats, conferences, weddings, and other special occasions. Breakfast is usually included in the room rate, and prices are a little steeper than most hotels in the area – but we think it’ll be worth your while, because of the high standards of service, and quality of the amenities offered here.

Resorts

Brightland Resort & Spa

Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
₹ ₹ ₹ 

Kates Point Road, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra

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