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Here’s a new monsoon getaway for your next weekend

Leave Mumbai for this Thai-inspired resort and spa

By ELLE team  August 16th, 2016

Karjat is a landscape of rolling hills and fields, a heretofore uncommercialised, quiet getaway in the midst of the Sahyadri range. Drenched in the monsoon, the region transforms into a paradise and cocooned in the midst of it is the recently opened Radisson Blu Resort & Spa.

The hotel’s award-winning design predominantly features Eastern themes with nods to Thai and Balinese architecture, while retaining an internal narrative that celebrates Indian design, culture and spirit. This means palm trees, grassy lawns, south-east Asian inspired interiors—it’s a space constructed for the express purpose of relaxing the mind, body and spirit. 

A great weekend plan would include a few hours at the amazing Escenza spa after a refreshing swim, and then falling asleep on the pool-chairs, counting all the shades of green in the Sahyadri range. Bringing your kids along? They’ll have a blast at the children’s activity zone and gaming arcade while you unwind.

The Radisson Blu would also make for a great wedding destination and other large banquets. There are two outdoor sections: the Party Greens and Grand Lawn, to choose from. Spanning a vast 18,000 square feet, the areas allow guests the flexibility and space to create the perfect event of their choosing, fully supported by the hotel’s expert team of event professionals. The Grand Ballroom, one of the very few pillarless banqueting venues of this size seen at a leading hotel today, is part of an expansive indoor set up of almost 10,000 square feet.

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