SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway

05 July, 2019

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Every year, we take a break from our frenetic lives and check out another spot on our travel bucket list. I am sure there are millions of people across the planet who are doing the exact same thing on an annual basis. Often I see people putting up the flag emoticons on their bio to vaunt the places they have yet explored. And it makes me wonder if we are far away from a future where teleportation will be available to the masses. As a result, the tourism industry is flourishing now more than ever and we are getting closer and more connected. All this rapid development and evolution does have its own consequences. Though distances are getting shorter, it does not help in getting us more free time. To be strictly honest with you, most of the working class people get just one single shot in a year for a vacation. And that is golden. I mean, this is the only time when you get to have a break from your daily mundane life. So, you plan for it the entire year from raising funds to buying tickets to arranging accommodation and what not. But have you ever came across this thought, that even while you are on a vacation, you are still on vacation management mode. And frankly, if you monitor your stress levels, you will find that they are as high as the almighty Mount Everest. Now, who wants to remain careful or micromanaging things on a vacation? No one! Be it a family trip, or an adventurous one or you are away from the world hiding at a secluded exotic place, one thing is certain - You want to rejuvenate and recoup. As easy as it sounds, we all know it is not that simple. You must be thinking here that I am exaggerating but let us now rifle through the possibilities. The first being you hired a travel agent or booked a travel package. Now you will think that your trip is fully covered and it will go on hassle-free. Most travel packages have fixed spots and fixed time slots for every location. Basically, it is a live calendar of events and you have to move in perfect synchronization. Can you tell me how is it different from your daily work routine where you have all the meetings scheduled and you follow the calendar? How is it different for your child who is following a time table every day at school? Limiting the joy of exploring a new place is not how you would have pictured a vacation. God help you if you are the one who is planning and executing every step of the trip on your own. Because in this scenario you are still trapped in the vicious, monotonous and unbroken whole. The question of the hour is “How to plan for your next trip?”. My unbeaten formula for planning a trip is looking out for a resort that will take care of your whole trip and is located in close proximity to your city. One such resort is SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa, located at the foot of Govardhan Parvat, in the divine and sacred land of Lord Krishna, Mathura.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

You must be pondering how a vacation at this resort is any different. Keep scrolling and reading. You will start to connect all the dots together. Let us first start with the location of the resort. The nearer your resort is to your home, the better it gets. On longer route journeys, people get exhausted even before the actual vacation starts. For weekend getaways, it is highly recommended to not waste time on longer route journeys, rather find nearby spots that are easily accessible and are equipped with all the amenities. The resort is located just 3 hours from New Delhi, the capital city of India. You can reach the resort in about 3 hours by road or 2 hours by train without a hitch. The second concern that you might have is to plan an itinerary that is in the best interests of you and your travel companions. Few resorts have specially curated and budget-friendly itineraries according to the whims and wishes of their esteemed guests. Look out for resorts who have dedicated staff for planning, creating and executing itineraries. SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is one such resort who will go the extra mile to make you feel welcomed, comfortable and be with you at every step of your trip. You can leave all the planning and execution to the staff members and focus on simply enjoying the moment. The eventual concern should be the amenities being provided at the resort. If you want to take a spiritual retreat then what better place can it be other than the spiritual city Mathura? The city might not be very urban, but the resort is equipped with all the comforts that you can think of. These facilities include an indoor swimming pool, recreation center, sauna, gym, and a spa. They also have bicycles and golf cars to roam around the resort. You can picture the resort as a place where modern-day amenities meets nature. Not only they honor the spiritual beliefs of their customers but they are strictly following the environment conservation measures to build a better future for the generations to come. They have rain harvesting measures in place, horticulture waste is used to make manure and they have also installed a sewage treatment plant that treats which then is used in horticulture. This magnificent resort is spread across 26 acres of land with  50 luxury cottages. Let us dive into a virtual tour of my weekend staycation with SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Day 1


Trips to places holding spiritual importance is usually a family vacation. If it was a few years earlier, I would have never thought of visiting Mathura without my family because we have this established set of attitudes that Mathura is not a vacation spot, rather a place proliferated with temples and shrines. I wanted to take a retreat from the daily humdrum of my life and thought of taking a break. Vacations are the perfect escape plans usually but this time I wanted to try something different that will not only rest my body but my mind too. I stumbled across SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa and honestly, I started packing up. I began my train journey at around 8 AM in the morning and reached Mathura at 11:15 AM. From Mathura Junction, the resort is a mere 30 minutes away. On my way to the resort, I was thoroughly relishing the colorful jumble of glittering shops selling idols and other religious things. Every corner of the city is sprouting with glorious temples mostly dedicated to Lord Krishna. As soon as I reached the resort, I was welcomed in a very traditional way with tikka and a welcome drink. The staff here have a unique and pleasing way of welcoming guests by saying “Radhe Radhe”.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre propertyBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre propertyBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property

The moment you step on the property, you will be astonished to see the spellbinding beauty of this place. The resort is covered 80% in green and the sense of breathing fresh and pure air will instantly lift up your drooping mood. Battery operated golf cars run in the entire resort and vehicle entry is very restricted. I took a quick tour of the premises while moving towards my cottage and I was welcomed with the chirping of birds, cool breeze and smiling faces. The cottage that was going to be my abode for the next two days had a living room, two lavish bedrooms and a lawn in front of the cottage. The whole cottage is priced at Rs. 5500 per night. Both the rooms were high-ceilinged, sizeable, airy and had all the modern-day facilities (TV, mini-fridge, mirror, executive desks, coffee maker, cupboard and laundry service). After loafing a little bit, we headed to the Matki Restaurant for having our lunch. Remember the time when I said that SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa honor the spiritual beliefs of the locals and their customers very humbly. Well, in deference to the sentiments and beliefs of local people, the resort only provides vegetarian options on their menu. The restaurant staff is all prepared to serve you food, free from onion and garlic as well. Matki restaurant is primed to serve multi-cuisine dishes including but not limited to Gujarati, Rajasthani, South Indian, and other continental dishes. The food is freshly prepared and the quantity is fulfilling too. I was quite impressed with the huge number of vegetarian options that they are providing. Additionally, for a non-vegetarian fan like me, the veggie dishes were completely lip-smacking. Things I would suggest you to try out for sure are dal makhani, crispy corn, achari mushroom, penne alfredo, and fried ice-cream. 

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have bicycles and golf cars to roam around the property. Their environment conservation measures are very impressive and they strictly follow these practices.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have bicycles and golf cars to roam around the property. Their environment conservation measures are very impressive and they strictly follow these practices.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. The cottage has one luxury bedroom and oe bedroom with suite clubbed together. The amenities include TV, mini fridge, cupboard, executive desk, mirror, bathroom and laundry service.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multi cuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multicuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments. This is the picture of the Matki Restaurant

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multi cuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multi cuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multicuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can have multi cuisine lunch at the resort. They only have vegetarian options in deference to the local beliefs and sentiments.

Post this sumptuous meal, we got ready to hit the streets of Mathura. This resort lies just on the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and we started on our parikrama in an e-rickshaw arranged by the resort itself. They were kind enough to send another staff member with us to guide us throughout. The parikrama is distanced 21kms and people from all around the world flock this city to do this auspicious parikrama of the Govardhan Parvat. Not a single day goes by when you will not find pilgrims on the parikrama marg. The devotees here are so committed, dedicated and determined that nothing can stop them from performing this revolution around the sacred Giriraj. If you want to have a glimpse of this massive faith and credence of the people here, then you must visit the God’s own abode on a full moonlight and witness the spiritual and pious aura of this entire city. Even a sight of the people who are covering 21 km barefoot and some people going to the extent of doing Dandvat parikrama (lying on the road with their whole body touching the road) will give you chills down your spine. Some saints here are known to do 108 Dandvat Parikrama, which means that they will perform Dandvat 108 times at the same spot before moving on. It takes them years to complete one single parikrama. The strong faith and determination of these people who have devoted their entire lives in one supreme cause will make you change your perspective of seeing life. It made me realize that we chase so many unnecessary evils that we never enjoy the life we ought to live. During the parikrama, we came across numerous ancient temples and villages, each of which holds some historical importance. Among all these attractions, the ones you should not miss are Mukharvind temple in Jatipura, Poonchhari ke Lautha Ji Mandir, Manasi Ganga, Radha-Shyam Kund, and Kusum Sarovar. The parikrama is teeming with so many local shops and eateries. You can buy religious stuff from these local markets at super cheap prices. Trust me, I bought so many things for my mother and I never saw her smiling ear-to-ear like this. While my mother was happy when she got her hands on the Radha-Krishna idols, I still feel the joy of trying the delectable street dishes. The crispy hot jalebis right out of the frying pot, the handmade lassi and the very famed “Mathura ke Pede” are meant to be relished. 

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Jalebis and lassi are very famous across the entire cityLocal and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Jalebis and lassi are very famous across the entire city

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Govardhan Parikrama marg, MathuraLocal and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Poonchri ka Lautha Mandir at Govardhan, Mathura

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Radha Shyam Kund at Govardhan, MathuraLocal and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Poonchri ka Lautha Mandir at Govardhan, Mathura

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Local and colorful streets of Govardhan Mathura. These lanes fall in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj. Jalebis and lassi are very famous in the entire city of Mathura

After the successful completion of our parikrama, we headed back to the resort to treat our foodie souls. The dinner was as lavish as the lunch and it is safe to say that we ate until our hearts were full. Following the dinner, we strolled around the property, played some board games and then went off to the bed.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can play indoor games like table tennis, snooker, chess and board games. Or you can hit the gym or just relax by the pool side.

Day 2


The mornings here are usually calming and quiet. The only music that your ears will listen to is the voice of chirpy birds, peacocks, and parrots. Since Goverdhan is just 35km away from Bharatpur, which houses a bird sanctuary, you will find innumerable migratory birds here. Waking up early is the key to spotting diverse avifauna. After some bird watching, it was time for taking a dip into the pool and breakfast by poolside. The resort has an indoor swimming pool which makes it a perfect relaxing spot on a hot summer day. Adjacent to the pool they have a sauna and jacuzzi. You can choose what suits you the best. Their buffet breakfast options have food for every mood. We tried idlis, vada sambhar, dhokla and freshly cut fruits along with some refreshing drinks by the poolside. While you are enjoying your swimming session you can turn the music on and have your own pool party. We dived into the water, we danced and we ate until we were happily exhausted. 

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy breakfast by the pool side. They have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi as well.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy breakfast by the pool side. They have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi as well.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy breakfast by the pool side. They have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi as well.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy breakfast by the pool side. They have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi as well.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy breakfast by the pool side. They have an indoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi as well.

Thereafter we dozed off for a while and then headed to Kusum Sarovar. This sandstone monument standing on a masonry lake is a prominent tourist spot. The grandeur of this place is so admiring that even the Bollywood filmmakers added it to their shooting spots. Many films are shot here including Luka Chuppi starring Kriti Sanon and Kartik Aaryan. My fantasy of posing around and feeling no less than a Bollywood diva is still going strong. Without further ado, I got myself clicked in front of this architectural brilliance swishing my long skirt. Rain and cold breeze showed up to add dramatic effects. Yes, I lived my special Bollywood like moment gleefully. Post the shooting session, we had a pleasant time enjoying the drizzling and drinking Kulhad Chai nearby Kusum Sarovar.

Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.Kusum Sarovar at Govardhan Mathura. It falls in the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and is a popular movie shooting site for the Bollywood movies. Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is located in the circumference of the Govardhan Parikrama Marg and faces the sacred Giriraj.

 

After we were finished maundering and composing dreamy thoughts, we went back to the resort for savoring ourselves with Dal Kachori and Aloo Sabzi. This dish is very popular among the masses here and if you visit this place, you cannot say no to the very delish Mathura special Dal Kachori and Aloo Sabzi. Till date, I cannot believe that I had 3 kachoris all by myself. In case you crave for some truly northern flavors, then give this dish a try on your next visit. I am sure you will not return disappointed. After the satisfying meal, we watched some shows on TV and lazed around. Evenings here are blissful as you can take a walk, ride a bicycle around the resort or simply enjoy tea or coffee in the lawn in front of your cottage. 

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also serve Mathura special Dal Kachori and Aloo Sabzi.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also serve Mathura special Dal Kachori and Aloo Sabzi.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have bicycles to roam around the property. Their environment conservation measures are very impressive and they strictly follow these practices.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have bicycles to roam around the property. Their environment conservation measures are very impressive and they strictly follow these practices.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy Kulhad Chai while sitting in the lawn just outside the luxury cottagesBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. You can enjoy Kulhad Chai while sitting in the lawn just outside the luxury cottages

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre propertyBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property

Following the casual ambling, I was rejuvenated mentally but my body needed to relax and recoup. For the very same reason, SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort has a spa named Anubhuti. The spa services are not included in your regular package, unlike the other facilities. Nonetheless, it is worth taking a shot. I went for a full body massage and to be strictly honest with you, it was revitalizing. I did take a nap midway but once I woke up it felt that my entire system was kick-started and energy is gushing through my veins. All the scrubs and oils that were used in Anubhuti are all organic and chemical-free. The spa is one of a kind, as it is the only spa in the entire Braj region. After the spa session, we visited the wedding destination spot that SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa have in their property and it faces the holy Giriraj. Imagine a place where you have a scenic view and at the same time, it is one of the 7 most sacred places in the country for your wedding. I would say it's a win-win! We had an appetizing dinner afterward and we went off to bed.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also arrange destination weddings in front of the sacred GirirajBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also arrange destination weddings in front of the sacred Giriraj

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also arrange destination weddings in front of the sacred GirirajBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They also arrange destination weddings in front of the sacred Giriraj

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of a kind, as it has Anubhuti Spa which is the only spa in the Braj region. All the scrubs and oils used in the spa are organic and chemical free.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of a kind, as it has Anubhuti Spa which is the only spa in the Braj region. All the scrubs and oils used in the spa are organic and chemical free.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of a kind, as it has Anubhuti Spa which is the only spa in the Braj region. All the scrubs and oils used in the spa are organic and chemical free.Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of a kind, as it has Anubhuti Spa which is the only spa in the Braj region. All the scrubs and oils used in the spa are organic and chemical free.

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They serve dinner in the room itselfBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. This resort is one of the best resorts that you will find in Mathura and it is located on the circumference of Govardhan Parikrama. The resort has 50 luxury cottages across 26 acres. The resort is covered 80% in green.

Day 3


Our journey to this spiritual haven was coming to an end. We woke up early and had breakfast in bed. One of the best things about SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is that they whole-heartedly follow “Atithi Devo Bhava” and they strive to provide all the comfort and luxury to their guests. Even the most upscale resorts do not have the option of breakfast in bed, while in SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort, you can have every breakfast delight you think of right at the comfiest and coziest bed. Finally, it was time to bid adieu to this charismatic and this divine place. We packed our bags and on our way back to the station we were again greeted with smiling faces chanting Radhe Radhe as we were getting into the cab. To our utter surprise, the resort arranged and packed some food for our journey. One interesting thing to note here is that all the paper plates and their entire stationery is made up of recycled paper, which is a big step towards conserving our nature. It was really hard to say goodbye to these people with open and warm hearts and this place which stands high on deep faith. But as they say, that memories live forever. I am glad that I made countless memories that I am going to cherish for years to come. 

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property. You can enjoy breakfast in bed hereBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property. You can enjoy breakfast in bed here

Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre propertyBrij Vasundhara Resort and Spa - The perfect destination for your next spiritual getaway. They have 50 luxury cottages in the 26 acre property

This is exactly the way I wanted my trip to go, where I do not have to rely on travel agents and do not have to worry about planning and executing the trip on my own. Resorts that not only provides you the facilities but put their best foot forward and lend a helping hand to make your vacation a pleasant experience is what I crave for. The owner Mrs. Sapna Arora also took the time out to meet and greet us. I would like to give a huge shout out to Ms. Simran who planned our itinerary and was with us all the time to make us aware of the local customs and beliefs. She made sure that we do not miss out anything important and made the trip an unforgettable experience. The place, the environment around, the welcoming staff and the hospitality that I received from SHRI Radha Brij Vasundhara Resort and Spa is what touched my heart. Hope to visit this place sooner than later. 

Until my next adventure,

Sayanti, xx


 

Comments (45)

  • Woman

    Simran

    06 July, 2019

    The virtual tour is epic. I totally loved the pictures and I would love to visit this resort. I just wanted to know if this resort is close to Vrindavan and Mathura as well. I would like to cover every spot.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      07 July, 2019

      Hey Simran, I am glad that you loved the pictures and the article. This resort is centrally located. You can visit Gokul, Vrindavan, Mathura, Barsana and Nandgaon in approx. 30 minutes from the resort. Hope this helps :)

    • Woman

      Simran

      08 July, 2019

      Thank you so much Sayanti :)

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  • Man

    Aniket

    07 July, 2019

    Is there any option to book just the luxury bedroom or the suite? Do we have to book the entire cottage?

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      07 July, 2019

      No you do not need to book the entire cottage. You can book the luxury bedroom at 3750 INR + taxes and the suite at 4500 INR + taxes. Luxury bedroom and the suite collectively makes a whole cottage which is priced at 5500 INR + taxes. Both the rooms are separated with a door. So you can get either of them.

    • Man

      Aniket

      09 July, 2019

      Awesome!!

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  • Man

    Sudhir

    09 July, 2019

    This resort looks so lovely. I have visited Mathura so many times but I have never been to Kusum Sarovar. Such a shame. Will add this beautiful spot for my next trip. Thanks for sharing your journey.

    • Sayanti Mahapatra

      Sayanti

      09 July, 2019

      Yes you must visit Kusum Sarovar the next time. Do tell me your experience post your visit. Will be happy to know!

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  • Woman

    tanytyagi

    12 July, 2019

    Thank you for the great information. I would love to visit this property. We all look for comfort whenever we visit any place and this one sounding the one everyone looks for. Though I have not been to Mathura but wenever I will plan .. Will definitely visit there. Thanks for the info

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  • Woman

    Krysten

    12 July, 2019

    Oh my goodness, thank you for the amazing information. This looks absolutely wonderful, I'd love to check it out!

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  • Woman

    Delux Designs (DE), LLC

    12 July, 2019

    Amazing post! Looks like a great stay!

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  • Woman

    tara pittman

    13 July, 2019

    This place looks so relaxing. It has a pool and awesome food so that is always a good thing.

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  • Woman

    Tanya Mittal

    13 July, 2019

    This looks so magical girl couldn't have possible without your immense hardwork ??

    Reply

  • Woman

    cr@familypalate.com

    13 July, 2019

    I love this virtual tour you gave. The pictures are stunning and the explanations were incredible. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Woman

    Cristina Ioana

    14 July, 2019

    You are absolutely right. Sometimes a vacation is as stressful as work when you have to stick to a strict schedule. As for the resort, it looks heavenly. Absolutely stunning. I love the pictures!l

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  • Woman

    Sudipta

    14 July, 2019

    I am planning to visit Mathura and Vrindavan soon, would love to stay at this resort.

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  • Woman

    Charli

    15 July, 2019

    This looks like an absolutely beautiful place to go, your post was filled with so much information too. Thank you!

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  • Woman

    Kiwi

    16 July, 2019

    You took immaculate pictures here. Just from looking at your shots I can see how you had a wonderful spiritual getaway it looks so peaceful!

    Reply

  • Woman

    Bryony Shaw

    18 July, 2019

    The photos are absolutely stunning!

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  • Woman

    Amber Myers

    19 July, 2019

    Wow, what a fabulous place to relax. I need to get here one day for sure. It's gorgeous.

    Reply

  • Woman

    Chad

    19 July, 2019

    This is amazing!!! My friend and I were talking last week about Spiritual getaways. This resort looks amazing, great review.

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  • Woman

    kimberly morris

    19 July, 2019

    This tour is incredible! Such a wonderfully beautiful place and I want almost everything you're wearing too!

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  • Woman

    Candace Hampton

    19 July, 2019

    What an amazing place!! Thanks for this tour. Loved the view and your outfits!! The pool looks refreshing.

    Reply

  • Woman

    alexandra cook

    19 July, 2019

    Such beautiful photos! This is completely and utterly spectacular! I would love to go here so much. Thanks for sharing

    Reply

  • Woman

    Lollipop_couture

    19 July, 2019

    This looks like a beautiful getaway, so many things to do.

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  • Woman

    Nia

    20 July, 2019

    This trip looks beautiful, I'd love to see this place in person!

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  • Woman

    Riana

    20 July, 2019

    This place looks beautiful! So glad you had such a wonderful trip. I would love to do something like this! https://teaspoonofadventure.com

    Reply

  • Woman

    Katie Walsh Beck

    20 July, 2019

    What a gorgeous place! How relaxing it looks and the food looks fantastic!

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  • Woman

    Jaana McEntee

    20 July, 2019

    Thank you for sharing your experience, makes me want to go there now :) So lovely photos as well!!

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  • Woman

    Jasmine M

    20 July, 2019

    Wow, I've never heard of this place before! It looks so beautiful, and like you said, it'd be the perfect spot for my next getaway!

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  • Woman

    Kristin

    20 July, 2019

    Wow, this looks amazing! I absolutely love that you had a Bollywood moment! lol

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  • Woman

    Steph Social

    21 July, 2019

    This resort sounds amazing for the soul! I’ve never thought of taking a spiritual vacation but I could totally use one!

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  • Woman

    Lavanda Michelle

    21 July, 2019

    This is a great post. Such a beautiful place to visit or have a honeymoon. Thanks for sharing!

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  • Woman

    Martin

    21 July, 2019

    Your photos alone look amazing. I would love to go and visit Mathura. As a travel blogger myself, hopfully i will get the oppatunity to do so, one day. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Woman

    Suzanne

    21 July, 2019

    This resort looks beautiful! And the food looks delicious too.

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  • Woman

    Marjiemare

    22 July, 2019

    The pictures are so beautiful and all I want to do is book a flight and come stay in that majestic place. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Man

    Neil Alvin

    22 July, 2019

    I would surely book there for my spiritual retreat. Thanks for sharing.

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  • Woman

    Georgina

    22 July, 2019

    The pictures are pretty awesome. I would love to visit this resort, and just unwind, and relax, and breathe in every second. Thank you for sharing.

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  • Man

    Evan

    22 July, 2019

    Those beautiful images just invite me... Every now and again a spiritual getaway is a good thing.

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  • Woman

    jenn

    22 July, 2019

    I love how green & lush it is there, Plus the simplicity of the decor.

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  • Woman

    Qarrey

    23 July, 2019

    It seems to be quite a peaceful destination. Looking forward to visit someday

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  • Woman

    Bindu Thomas

    23 July, 2019

    Beautiful pics. I could stay here forever.

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  • Woman

    LaTese

    23 July, 2019

    I love spa and this one looks amazing! I love the post.

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  • Woman

    Hackytips

    26 July, 2019

    Woww! The pictures are amazing. Looks like a perfect getaway from the daily hassle.

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  • Woman

    Blairvillanueva

    26 July, 2019

    Such an amazing vacation! I love how green and fresh-looking the whole property. You are making us jealous, hahaha I want to travel!

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