Mahabaleshwar, located in the Western Ghats, is a scenic hill station in the district of Satara. During the British colonial rule, it served as the summer capital of the Bombay province. At an elevation of approximately 1353 m, this hill city has a moderate climate, which is ideal for strawberry farming; something the place is famous for. Travellers planning to spend a peaceful holiday in this part of the country should make their accommodation bookings in advance to avoid last-minute hassles, and one of the best options for them could be Ramsukh Resorts Spa Mahabaleshwar.
Ramsukh Resorts and Spa, spread over an area of more than 3 acres, is a 4-star property dotted with about 2000 rainforest trees. The guest rooms at this property have been classified into different categories and sub-categories, including Forest Deluxe, Forest Suite, Ixora Suite, Maharaja Suite, Heritage Rooms and Solitaires Rooms. All its elegantly designed, well-furnished rooms feature various modern amenities keeping in mind the comfort of guests. Some of its high-end rooms feature private balconies, Jacuzzi and private pools.
For the recreation and entertainment of guests, the resort offers a discotheque, outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, Yoga classes, kids zone and various games. It also organises night safaris, jungle walks and star gazing sessions. There is a specialised spa in the premises, where guests can surrender themselves to the healing powers of different therapies.
The discotheque can be converted into a conference hall when required as in the case of meetings, sales conferences or seminars. The maximum number of people that can be accommodated in this hall is 70 in U-shape and 150 in theatre style. The resort offers pure vegetarian fare and also has an in-house bakery.
Saj Resort Mahabaleshwar is another fantastic staying option in this picturesque hill station. Spread over 5 acres of land, this property offers a splendid blend of luxury and comfort in its 78 fully-furnished rooms, which have been classified into – Cottages, Luxury Room and Luxury Room with Balcony. All these beautifully designed, spacious rooms are equipped with modern amenities and comfortable beds.
To keep guests in a relaxed and joyous mood, it has a recreation centre and gymnasium, while a children park for its little guests. There is a spa in the premises, where guests can go for rejuvenating therapy sessions. Business guests can use the state-of-the-art conference hall, which is equipped with all latest technological equipment. There is a spacious garden area as well, where wedding receptions and gala celebrations are held.
The open-air restaurant at the property called Royal Garden offers multi-cuisine dishes with live entertainment. Another restaurant in the resort is Amantran, which offers traditional, vegetarian Rajasthani and Gujarati thali meals. The open-air cafe, Cafe Petunia, offers breakfast and all day a la carte dining.
Things to See and Do in Mahabaleshwar
This hill station is abundant with natural beauty, and the best of it can be witnessed at Venna Lake; Lingmala, Dhobi and Chinaman Waterfalls; and lookout points, such as Wilson Point, Panchgani Point and Echo Point. Shopping at this destination can be real fun at Mapro Garden and Town Bazaar.
How to Reach
The nearest airport to this place is Pune Airport, which is about 130 km away. This airport receives regular domestic flights from across the country. Even though Wathar Railway Station is the closest to this destination, but in terms of convenience, the one at Pune is much better. By bus, Mumbai and Pune are the two cities best connected to this hill station.