Valley View Beacon Resort, Mahabaleshwar
This upscale resort on an 11-hectare forest site is 15 minutes' walk from 1,439m-high Wilson Point and 19 km from 17th-century Pratapgad Ford. With teak furniture and rainfall showers, the sleek rooms have Wi-Fi access (fee), satellite TV and minibars, as well as tea and coffeemaking facilities, and balconies with forest or valley views. Suites add outdoor showers and/or living/dining rooms with fireplaces. Room service is available 24/7.