Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa promises a heavenly experience from the time you step in. An escapade from the hustle-bustle of the city life, this is a perfect place to unwind and get in touch with the spiritual you. It is located about 30 kilometres from the Mathura railway station. Spread over 25 acres of beautiful, tropical gardens at the foothills of the sacred Govardhan Parvat, this 50 cottage resort redefines luxury in the divine land of Krishna. Brij Vasundhara Resort has been creatively chalked out in the shape of a tree. Each branch along the trunk guides your way to a cluster named after an Indian River. Take a stroll around the cottages, the terracotta-hued pathway, well-kept landscapes at every turn with colourful flora and lush green trees. You might spot a few migratory birds from the nearby Bharatpur bird sanctuary if you’re lucky. If guests so desire, a butler will drive you in a golf buggy from your cottage to the restaurant or just ferry you around at a whim.
The resorts holds 40 two-bedroom family cottages and 10 one bedroom suite cottages to choose from with each cottage opening into a mini living space with a glass façade that ensures a vibrant green view across the hall. The cottages are well furnished with modern facilities like satellite TV, air conditioners, electronic safe, mini bar and writing desk. A personal garden space is also present for those who want to soak up the rays of the Sun.
Matki, the restaurant
Try a traditional vegetarian meal in their restaurant Matki. The food is simple yet very tasty. The food ranges from the delicacies of Mathura to other vegetarian food around India. Try out the Kashmiri Aloo ki Subzi for its subtle sweet flavours while the creamy Paneer tikka Malai leaves a delectable note on the palate. Yogurt and milk based desserts are a very integral part of Mathura cuisine. A range of sweets like Shahi tukda and the yoghurt infused chaanch drinks are a must try. These rustic authentic Indian vegetarian flavours will leave you licking your fingers.
Check into the Anubhuti Spa the moment you get to the resort. Anubhuti spa offers you an unparallel rejuvenating experience. A spa that will wash away all the tiredness of the Parikrama (religious rounds) and visits to the innumerous temples. A must to calm your tensed nerves. There is a variety of massages to choose from, from Balinese to Abhyangam to Swedish. My therapist Sunita gets to work perfectly ironing out all the knots in the muscles for an hour, almost putting me to sleep. The friction of hands with the oil creates a warmness that makes your skin feel nourished.
Wake up recharged in the mornings and take a quick stroll around the resort and pay a visit to the Krishna Temple inside the resort for some humble spiritual aarti (prayer) beginnings. A few dips early morning in the indoor swimming pool makes for a refreshing start. The Brij Vasundhara Resort And Spa also provides some indoor games like air hockey, table tennis and board games to get you and your children away from social media and gadgets. For the fitness freaks, there’s a well-equipped fitness centre and outdoor cycling. The resort is also perfect for luxurious destination weddings. With customizable packages for the banquet along with Gathbandhan lawn and Baithak (reception area), Brij Vasundhara resort gives you a wedding worth remembering.
Next time you’re visiting the pious city of Mathura, do check out the Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa to unwind far away from the hustle bustle of city life. You can visit their website here to check out the deals.