Bookmark Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa for your next trip to the holy town of Mathura. By Shikha Pushpan
Drive past devotees and packed temples to arrive at the Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa on the outskirts of Govardhan, Mathura (180kms from New Delhi). Located opposite the Govardhan Hill, the resort, with its landscaped gardens, is a welcome respite for city dwellers on a long weekend. For starters, the resort hosted the cast and crew of Bollywood film ‘Toilet: Ek Prem Katha’ for over a month, claiming star status among a handful of luxury resorts and hotels in the temple town of Mathura.
Walk past the resort’s gates, adorned with mythological figures, to be welcomed by carefully manicured gardens, dotted with luxury cottages. Follow the cobbled pathway to explore the various clusters of cottages laid out in the shape of tree branches and named after Indian rivers. Choose from the Luxury Cottage, Suite Cottage, and Family Cottage and avail facilities, such as an in-house kitchen, an intimate living room, while birdwatching from the floor-to-ceiling windows of your room. The property is covered with 80% softscaping, which means ample of green space for leisurely morning and evening walks while hearing the chirping of birds.
Anubhuti, The Spa is the only spa facility in the Braj region, making it a popular destination among the well-heeled crowd of the city. Go for the in-house speciality, candle massage and scrub, where a skilled masseuse uses oil from the melting candle to carefully massage your problem areas. If you’re travelling with your partner, choose the Couple Journey treatment for a full-body rejuvenation.
The resort is located close to the popular Dwarkadheesh and Krishna Janmabhoomi temples and other holy destinations Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, Vrindavan, and Deeg. While you’re here take a board ride in the Yamuna or attend the evening arti at the Bengali Ghat for a memorable experience. If you’re in for a longer haul, take a day trip to Taj Mahal, a 1.5-hour drive from the resort.