Experience luxury in the lap of nature at Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
If you’ve lived in Maharashtra long enough, you’ve probably made at least a couple of plans to venture out of town into the hills and unwind. Whether it’s the monsoons, when the hills turn a brilliant shade of green, or the summers when the flowers are bright and blooming, Mahabaleshwar never disappoints. And at the heart of this popular hill station, lies Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa. Set amidst 27-acres of pristine evergreen forests, this five-star hotel offers a world of luxury unlike any other in the area.
As you dream of strawberries and cream, unwind in beautiful rooms with a breathtaking view of the forest. Spend your day soaking in some sun at the Infinity Pool, the only temperature controlled plunge pool in Mahabaleshwar, overlooking the gorgeous valley. Don’t miss ‘Plunge’ the poolside bar that promises some exotic cocktails crafted by the team of expert bartenders. If you’re looking to surprise your partner with something romantic, book yourself an incredible forest dinner, where it’s just you and your partner, and a gourmet meal with just the trees for company.
An unmissable experience here is a visit to Helen’s Point that offers an incredible view of the surrounding valleys. If you’re feeling adventurous, take a walk along the ridge of the cliff (don’t worry there are safety railings) and take in the scent of that fresh mountain air as you watch the waterfalls and the clouds swirling in to say a quick hello. (Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa offers this experience at Rs800 plus taxes).
When you’re back at the resort after your trek, treat yourself to a massage at Explore Spa, the hotel’s award-winning wellness centre or if you still feel like a workout, head to the 24-hour fitness centre.
There’s plenty to do in Mahabaleshwar if you love food, shopping and some adventure. Some of the most famous attractions nearby are the Krishnabai Temple, Afzal Khan’s Tomb, Arthur’s Seat and Mapro Gardens. A pizza and a milkshake at Mapro Gardens or some delicious seasonal fruit and cream is just what the doctor ordered (on holiday).
Don’t miss a walk through the market too, you can find some pretty artefacts and traditional Maharashtrian goodies to take home with you.
Whether you’re playing a business trip, family vacation, wedding or just a getaway with friends, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa has something for everyone.
Doubles from Rs9,800. More details here.