The prospect of going on vacations is exciting: the destination locked in, tickets booked, the itinerary planned but here comes the bomb splash, the quest of finding the perfect hotel to throw you in a lap of luxury with breathtaking landscapes. So, here delving into Maharashtra's finest offerings, we've curated a list of eight luxurious destinations that promise to transform your vacation into an extraordinary escapade. From lavish retreats nestled amidst breathtaking landscapes to elegant urban abodes in the heart of bustling cities, we have your ultimate guide to Maharashtra's most luxurious places.
1. The Oberoi, Mumbai
Located on Bollywood’s beloved Marine Drive, Oberoi offers luxury and convenience with a heated outdoor pool, 24-hour spa, fitness and concierge service. With a fusion of classic and modern decor, the rooms feature wooden floors, and large floor-to-ceiling windows offering dazzling views over the Mumbai skyline and Arabian Sea. The hotel also boasts of an Italian restaurant named Vetro equipped with a wine library along with the Eau Bar that overlooks the Arabian Sea and features a live Jazz band.
For Mediterranean cuisine enthusiasts, the hotel is conveniently located near Bayroute, Souk, and Saltwater Bar and Restaurant.
Location: Nariman Point, Mumbai, Maharashtra
2. The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai
Standing majestically opposite the Gateway of India, The Taj Palace was the country’s first harbour trademark. With the Arabian Sea as its breathtaking backdrop, the hotel offers an exquisite escape for those seeking a touch of grandeur in their travels. However, it's worth noting that this level of grandeur comes with a price tag that might give your wallet a workout.
Pampering yourself is effortless here with the Taj Salon, a refreshing dip in the landscaped pool, and a luxury shopping experience at Dior, Louis Vuitton, or Stephano Ricci and while you’re there we suggest don't miss out on a regal historical hotel tour of the Palace wing.
Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
3. Hilton Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa
If nature were to play wingman, it would be for this place. Nestled amidst the lush greenery of the Sahyadri mountain range, Hilton Shillim is a hidden treasure in Maharashtra. This place doesn't just redefine lavish; it gives extravagance a run for its money!
With a spa which offers 150 treatments and a personalized Dharana wellness program with yoga, meditation, conservation walks, and cooking lessons, mountain biking, this place offers everything. Providing the perfect backdrop of serene landscapes to complement your stay are the rice fields, bamboo plantations, mountain tops and waterfall settings.
Nearby attractions like Lake Pavna, the ancient Buddhist Caves of Bhaja and Karla, along with Maratha fortresses of Tungi, Tikona, and Lohagad, ensure an unforgettable retreat immersed in nature and culture.
Location: Pawana Nagar, Maval, Shilim, Maharashtra
4. Ritz Carlton, Pune
With a timeless classic glamour of a sophisticated urban retreat, Ritz Carlton is located at the edge of the prestigious Poona Club Golf Course. Suites here, with classical marble columns and monumental chandeliers to the lush offer unparalleled views of the Golf Course and beautiful city skyline.
The Wellness Floor houses The Ritz-Carlton Spa, a haven of relaxation and rejuvenation and alongside the spa, you'll find a well-equipped fitness studio, perfect for maintaining your wellness routine while travelling. The temperature-controlled outdoor pool offers a refreshing escape, allowing you to unwind and soak in the peaceful ambience.
Location: Golf Course Square, Airport Rd, Jayprakash Nagar, Yerawada, Pune, Maharashtra
5. Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa
Nestled amidst the picturesque beauty of Mahabaleshwar, Le Méridien Mahabaleshwar Resort & Spa offers easy access to all of the town's renowned attractions, including Krishnabai Temple, Arthur's Seat, Mapro Gardens, and the local market. The resort itself is a haven of relaxation, boasting the rejuvenating delights of a spa and wellness centre, a fitness facility, and a stunning infinity pool. For business needs, the resort features a fully-equipped business centre with high-speed internet connectivity and audio-visual equipment.
While the resort's restaurants serve up delightful feasts, consider venturing to nearby eateries in Mahabaleshwar for a taste of local flavours. With popular spots like Chinaman Waterfall, Lingmala Waterfall, and Dhobi Waterfall just a short distance away, this place promises an unforgettable retreat in the hilly and scenic landscapes of Mahabaleshwar.
Location: 211/212, Satara-Medha-Mahabaleshwar Rd, Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra
6. Anchaviyo Resort
A hidden gem that promises a fantastic escape, where you can indulge in comfort and delight. Imagine yourself relaxing by the pool, feeling like royalty in this serene haven. The resort is situated next to a gentle river, adding to the tranquillity and natural beauty. The service is exceptional, ensuring all your needs are met with a smile. Beyond the resort, you can explore the charming nearby town, with its vibrant markets and rich culture. And when it comes to dining, the resort's restaurants serve incredible food, along with some local eateries with delightful flavours to enjoy.
Location: Kharivali Tarf Kohoj, Maharashtra
7. Della Resorts
With a beautiful drive from Mumbai and Pune, offering scenic views of the picturesque Khandala along the way, this resort at the foot of a forested mountain, is located in Lonavala. The resort offers a plethora of thrilling activities like India's largest extreme Adventure Park with over 70+ activities featuring state-of-the-art rides, adventure sports, Paintball, Bubble Soccer, Archery, water sports, and even a petting zoo. While for those with an adventurous spirit, a Military Style Training Academy & Obstacle Course awaits.
Now to relax after this adventure-filled day, you can indulge in signature massages and pampering services like hot stone massage, fish foot spa, and bamboo massage.
Location: Della Enclave Rd, Kune Village, Khandala, Lonavala, Maharashtra
8. Beyond by Sula
This place isn't just close to the Godavari River; it practically gives you front-row seats to nature's magical performance!
The views are so surreal; you might wonder if you've stumbled into a postcard-worthy dream. Oh, and calling all wine enthusiasts, Beyond by Sula is the holy grail for wine tasting! Sip and savour all the rich flavours this place has on offer.
As for the exploration part, destinations like the mesmerizing Sula Vineyards and the ancient Trimbakeshwar Temple are all close by. And when hunger strikes, there are top-notch restaurants nearby, serving scrumptious local delicacies that'll leave you asking for seconds. Whether you're cruising from Mumbai or Pune, the journey to Nashik is a breathtaking voyage. The picturesque views along the way will keep you entertained. So, let the adventure begin!
Location: S.No.41/1B Gangavarhe Village, Nashik, Maharashtra