Located at an altitude of 1353 m, Mahabaleshwar is one of the picturesque hill stations in the country. It was the summer capital of the Bombay province during the British era. It lies in the scenic Western Ghats in the district of Satara. Owing to its moderate climate, it receives hordes of tourists across the year, especially from Mumbai, Pune and Nashik. There are plenty of choices when it comes to hotel accommodation in the city, and one such option is Brightland Resort Mahabaleshwar.
Spread over 6.5 acres lush area, Brightland Resort & Spa is a 5-star property, which is surrounded by dense rainforests with Sahyadri Mountains and Krishna Valley in the backdrop. The resort has 86 spacious, well-appointed rooms that are spread out over five buildings and categorised as Poolside Wing, Maple Wing, Lavender Wing, Tulip Wing, Lotus Suite, Orchid Wing and Cottage Wing. All its guest rooms are exquisitely designed and feature a host of modern amenities.
Brightland Resort Mahabaleshwar
To meet the entertainment and recreation needs of guests, there is a swimming pool, discotheque, fitness centre and kids zone at the property. There is a Jacuzzi as well as a spa in the premises, where guests can relax and refresh themselves after a tiring day of sightseeing. Guests can also get access to the Mahabaleshwar Club golf course by paying the applicable fees. The travel desk at the property organises trekking, horseback riding, birdwatching and guided local sightseeing tours.
There is an Italian speciality restaurant at the property called Olive Garden. Guests who wish to have Indian and Chinese delicacies can head to the Pavilion Restaurant. Angaare is the outdoor barbeque restaurant of the resort, while Over the Edge Bar is its bar offering a range of exotic drinks. The resort has 6600 sq ft of indoor and 10250 sq ft of outdoor space for conducting meetings, conferences as well as private functions.
Another wonderful accommodation for travellers in this beautiful hill station is Fountain Hotel Mahabaleshwar, which is known for its unique blend of homely service and premium hospitality. Apparently, it has its own helipad; something worth witnessing when here. This hotel offers accommodation in three categories, including Modern, Contemporary and Oriental. Each of its well-thought, colourful rooms feature amenities, such as LCD TV, personal safe, tea/coffee maker, air conditioner, cordless phone and fridge.
Fountain Hotel Mahabaleshwar
In addition to these amenities, it offers other conveniences, such as car parking, laundry, safety deposit locker, rental car and medical services. The hotel has a swimming pool, mini theatre and indoor games room for the entertainment and recreation requirements of guests. There are two halls in the premises, where business guests can hold meetings, seminars and corporate events. The hotel serves a range of delicacies to its guests that include a Gujarati thali and Jain food. Dining in the hotel is enjoyed at the dining hall, which has a capacity of up to 80 persons.
Things to See and Do in Mahabaleshwar
Similar to other hill stations, this too has a number of vantage points like Wilson Point, Echo Point and Panchgani Point. However, this is not all; there are other places of interest in this city too like Venna Lake, Mahabaleshwar Temple, and Chinaman, Dhobi and Lingmala Waterfalls.
How to Reach
Pune Airport is the closest air gateway to this city at a distance of about 130 km. The nearest railhead is at Wathar, but most tourists prefer travelling to Pune Railway Station. Mumbai, Pune and Nashik are some of the cities, from where regular bus services are available to this destination.