Rejuvenating retreat for body and soul

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July 04, 2016 12:48 PM

Nestled at the feet of the Govardhan Parvat, Shri Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa is a fine example of creative architecture as the property has been developed in the shape of a tree. The 50 cottages offered to the guests are in sync with nature and the spa experience is pleasant after a spiritual journey across town. A three hour drive from Delhi, the resort is well equipped for destination weddings and off site seminars By Saloni Bhatia

Nestled at the feet of the Govardhan Parvat, Shri Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa is a fine example of creative architecture as the property has been developed in the shape of a tree. The 50 cottages offered to the guests are in sync with nature and the spa experience is pleasant after a spiritual journey across town. A three hour drive from Delhi, the resort is well equipped for destination weddings and off site seminars By Saloni Bhatia

Situated in the Land of Krishna, Shri Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa offers a unique destination to unwind after a spiritual journey to Virndavan and Mathura. One of the only spa resorts in the region, the property is located at the starting point of the auspicious Govardhan parikrama. The devotees who do the parikrama in the day are often seen rejuvenating at a spa session in the evening. Spread across an area of 25 acres, the resort has 50 luxury cottages consisting of 40 two bedroom family cottages and 10 one bedroom suite cottages.

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One of the unique features of the resort is its architectural design. It is laid out in the shape of a tree with a pathway leading to the 10 clusters of 24 cottages each as branches. In total there are 250 cottages and each segment of cottages has been named after an Indian river. Designed to connect with nature in every possible way, 80 per cent of the resort is green cover. The 200 cottages are private residences used as vacation home by the owners. Each cottage is 1275 sq ft. opening into a mini landscaped garden where guests can enjoy pleasant evenings. The greens, the fresh air energise the guests and helps them to reconnect with nature. Individually, the cottages have all the modern amenities like air-conditioners, television, tea/coffee maker, mini bar, executive writing desk, 24 hour room service and laundry service. The designing of the cottage allows each guest to enjoy their seclusion and private space.

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Talking about the unique aspects of the property, Tanya Agrawal, promoter and director, Shri Radha Brij Vasundhara, Resort & Spa, says, “The open spaces and unique design makes the guests enjoy nature, away from the city crowds. The new cottages have been designed with attached rooms in order to cater to families that come here for the weekend. There are cycles and golf carts to take people around the property.” The property offers facilities to different categories of guests, from those on a pilgrimage to a family on a weekend holiday. The resort also has a temple with the idol of Shrinathji in the middle of the lawn area for morning and evening prayers. There is a gymnasium, indoor swimming pool along with sauna, steam, jacuzzi and variety of sports like board games, table tennis, billiards, air hockey to keep the guests engaged. The spa centre run by Anubhuti is known for its candle massage and scrub. Matki, the restaurant, serves both regional and international cuisines and can seat up to 50 people. The only spa in the Braj region, it attracts a lot of devotees from the region looking for a relaxing session after a hectic journey. The place also offers special packages to couples who come for their weddings.

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Agrawal informs, “This property uplifts Mathura as a holy destination. Apart from being known as the land of Krishna, the place is also well known to be a wedding destination. Since it is considered very auspicious to get married here we see many guests come in with their families for a destination wedding. This includes people from all across the country as well as international guests. The layout of the resort is perfect for intimate weddings. It has three banquet spaces, ranging from capacity of 150 to 1500 people, including one outdoor and one indoor space. We recently hosted several conferences and seminars for companies based in Delhi. The resort offers a different feel unlike multi-storeyed properties in urban areas.”

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Deepak Sethi, general manager, Shri Brij Vasundhara Resort & Spa, adds, “The property was transformed into a resort keeping in mind the tranquility and serenity it offers. Our main feeder markets are Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and nearby areas of Rajasthan. This is mainly because the resort is at a  suitable distance and attracts tourists looking for spiritual weekends. However, the wedding facilities at the resort stand out and we have hosted several international weddings as well. We do make sure that the guests’ requirements during the wedding are well taken care of. We recently hosted a Bhagvad Gita session for a week and also a seminar for a private firm.. Situated in the land of such spiritual significance, the resort aims to tap an audience who look for a new yet authentic destination.”

The property has resorted to green practices by installing traditional cycles and golf carts to take people around. It  also has an organic garden and encourage guests to plant a tree during their stay. Due to its proximity to the Bharatpur Bird Sanctuary, guests can a catch glimpses of the migratory birds from the lawns of the resort. The location is also apt in terms of the town whereby all the nearby tourist destinations are within 30 minutes’ drive such as Barsana, Gokul, Nandgaon, Vrindavan and Deeg.

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