Experience the diverse culture of India with Club Mahindra

The phrase “Unity in Diversity” goes well with India. Popular as the land of Kings, India is known for its diversified culture, different languages, and varied heritage. Since times immemorial, India has been known for its traditions and hospitality. The celebrations and the warmth of people here have attracted millions of tourists from all over the world. A beautiful amalgamation of festivals, religions, music, crafts, food, dance, arts, and many other things, all of these make India truly special. In a country like this, you will certainly be spoilt for choice when it comes to holiday destinations.

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From the tall Himalayas in the North to the pristine beaches located along the Indian peninsula, from the lush forests to the pleasant hill stations, India has almost everything that a traveller would crave for. To make accommodation at these places of interest comfortable and lavish, Club Mahindra brings in 46 resorts, located at exotic locations and share close proximity to places of key attractions. They have loads of indoor and outdoor games and activities, and offer top-class accommodation to help you relax after a day well-spent. To seek entry into these resorts, you can book a Club Mahindra Membership today, and enjoy assured vacations at any of these resorts, for 7 days every year, for the next 25 years.

Be it the plains or the mountains, the cities or the beach states, experience the diverse culture while you stay at the resorts. Be welcomed by the warm hospitality of the Rajasthanis, watch the Snake Boat Races in Kerala, enjoy the Navratri celebrations in Gujarat, take a walk around tea plantations in Munnar, and lots more. India is a place where every community has its own language, traditions, culture, food, music and everything specific to their own region and belonging.

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Doesn’t matter which destination you choose to visit, you will find Club Mahindra resorts everywhere. For example, if you are a resident of Mumbai and wish to explore Rajasthan, you can select your stay at Jaisalmer, Udaipur, Kumbhalgarh or Jaipur. All the resorts offer different types of accommodation in the form of rooms, suites, cottages, and villas. With a multi-cuisine restaurant, a gym, a swimming pool, and a svastha spa available at the resorts, learning about the culture of your destination will certainly be joyful. And while you are busy exploring different places, you can return back at any time to have a delicious meal at the in-house restaurants.

Also, you don’t have to worry about your kids’ entertainment as there are a number of workshops and activities for them to engage in.

So what is keeping you back from taking a walk down the cultural lane? Avail a membership today by paying the appropriate Club Mahindra Membership fees, as per the season chosen, and explore the diverse culture of India like never before.

Important Tips to Follow while Travelling with Children

Travelling with children is not easy. You can never be carefree and enjoy your holidays to the fullest, when you are with children. Right from their reluctance to board the plane to their crying over tiny things, it is a task to handle them. To make your travel experience splendid and ensure that you do not miss out on the fun during the trip, here are some of the most important tips that you can follow while travelling with kids:

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Buffer time

Whether you are heading to the airport or travelling from one destination to another, remember to keep a time buffer. Remember, kids love to explore, and their curiosity might lead you to missing the flight.

Pack Well

There are a number of things that you need to pack in a kid’s bag. Set aside 2-3 pairs of clothes for each day. If you have a toddler, ensure that there are enough diapers. Pack their footwear and apparel according to the climate at the destination.

Maintain hygiene

Kids have the habit of touching stuff, dropping things, and spoiling their clothes. However, keeping them unclean can cause health issues. To prevent any health concerns while travelling, it is recommended to maintain proper hygiene. Use hand-sanitizers, keep tissues & wet-wipes handy, and ensure that kids wash their hands regularly as well as before and after eating.

Favourite Snacks

One of the ways to keep your child engaged during travels is by giving them their favourite food. Kids are known to demand their favourite food during travel, and then cry if denied so.  So keep their favourite snacks in the hand-bag while travelling.

Travel Journal

Encourage them to keep a travel journal handy so that they can draw out or write down their feelings as and when they like. This will also help them gather things such as postcards, currencies, and fill up their journals with their experiences.

And when you reach your destination, ensure that the place where you take abode has numerous activities for your kids to engage in. Club Mahindra resorts organise some of the best activities and workshops to keep your little ones busy while you are vacationing. You can go through the Club Mahindra feedback shared by members, and know about their experiences. So make your family vacation fun by following a few tips while travelling with kids.

Catch a glimpse of the waterfalls at Coorg

Of the very few places in the country that are blessed with pristine natural beauty, Coorg is certainly one of the most scenic places to visit.

Stay at Coorg is much more than spending a relaxing time amidst green hills. Be it watching scenic views or waking up to the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, Coorg will give you a holiday experience beyond comparison.

Coorg is home to some of the most gorgeous waterfalls in the country. The cascading waterfalls of Coorg are undoubtedly amongst the exclusive attractions of the place.  The gushing waters and the sparkling mist of the falls is a view to behold, such that one cannot completely describe its beauty in words.  Coorg has several enchanting waterfalls. Here is a list of a few to visit during your trip:

Abbey Falls:

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With its location in the majestic mountains of Western Ghats, Abbey Falls is at the distance of 8 Km from the Madikeri town. Situated amidst private coffee plantations and spice estates, the falls goes down into the Kaveri River. You can marvel at the breath-taking beauty of the waterfalls by walking on the hanging bridge built across it.

Irrupu Falls:

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These falls are believed to have religious significance. They possess the power to cleanse one’s sins and are visited by thousands of devotees from all across the country. The falls lead to a forest trail that reaches out to Brahamagiri Peak. You will find a famous lord Shiva temple on your way to the peak.

Mallalli Falls:

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This is one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Coorg. The streamline flow of Kumaradhara River takes on an aggressive form by descending from a height of over 200 feet to become one of the finest attractions of Coorg – Mallalli Falls. You can witness the beauty of this waterfall throughout the year. Monsoon marks the best time to visit the Malalli falls.

There is no denying the fact that Coorg is a beautiful vacation destination. But no vacation can be delightful without a good accommodation. Luckily, for Club Mahindra Members, there is a resort equipped with modern amenities such as a gym, svastha spa, swimming pool, and restaurants. Club Mahindra feedback shared by the members speaks about the beauty of the place and the warm hospitality. So, if you plan to make your stay to Coorg memorable, planning a stay at Club Mahindra resort should be on your list.

Eat, Shop, and Roam in Jaisalmer

Bid adieu to monsoon and say hello to the holiday season. With rains almost gone, we are welcoming the most pleasant months of the year. The next 3-4 months will bring in pleasant weather all across the country. And it is the best time to go on an expedition and explore the unparalleled beauty of India.

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Talking about unparalleled beauty, a place that is worth a mention is Jaisalmer. Also known as the golden city, Jaisalmer is a must visit place on your trip to Rajasthan. The yellow shade of its famous forts, havelis made of sandstone, it’s position in the central part of the Thar Desert and the beautiful golden sand dunes, all make Jaisalmer undeniably beautiful.

National and international travellers visit Jaisalmer in great numbers during the period from September to November. One of the main reasons is the famed Pushkar Mela that takes place between these months every year.  It is basically a camel fair that lets you witness camel trading and winds up with unique religious rituals.

There is a lot to see and explore in Jaisalmer apart from the famous Pushkar Mela. Here are a few things to do at Jaisalmer, and make your trip memorable.

Treats of Jaisalmer:

Streets of Jaisalmer are full of small eateries, rooftop cafes, and fine dine restaurants. There are numerous places to eat and it is nearly impossible to try out everything. So we have listed down some of the very famous and must visit food joints in Jaisalmer.

  • Killa corner: Indian, Italian, and Chinese is served alongside the splendid views of Jaisalmer fort.
  • Chandan shree: A delight for vegetarians. Serves lip smacking snacks such as kachori, pakora samosa and much more. Also you cannot miss out on trying out the popular Rajasthani thali.
  • Gaji’s Restaurant: This is one of its kind eatery in Jaisalmer that serves Korean cuisine.

Where to shop?

The narrow streets with shops on both sides are sure to give you a retail therapy. These shops offer a wide range of beautifully hand crafted items. Some of the other things that you can buy include mirrorwork embroidered garments and carpets, blankets and shawls, woollen pattu, and carpets made from camel hair.

The main shopping areas in Jaisalmer are Sadar Bazaar, Sonaron Ka Bas, Manak Chowk, and Pansari Bazaar.

Places to see:

Constructed from locally available yellow sandstone, Jaisalmer fort is a cultural heritage that you cannot give a miss on your trip. One of the oldest forts of Rajasthan, it shines like a golden crown atop the magnificent hill. Situated inside the fort is a museum that holds a great collection of artefacts representing the rich culture of Rajasthan.

Jaisalmer is also home to some lavish resorts; one of which is Club Mahindra Jaisalmer. Designed in Haveli style, this resort offers spectacular views of Thar Desert while offering warm hospitality through lavish amenities, great in-house dining options, and several amenities and activities to pass your time. There are several Club Mahindra reviews posted by members who visit this place and have a hearty time.

Why does one need to take a vacation once in a while?

When was the last time you went on a holiday? Or did you just plan one but never went for it? Our busy schedules have probably led to this kind of a life where we don’t end up taking holidays for ourselves. In this process, we don’t just deprive ourselves of a break but our family as well. As each day passes by, we get accustomed to fulfilling our daily responsibilities. However, what most of us forget is that everyone deserves to go on a vacation to refresh the mind and body, to revive the spirits, and to make some happy memories that will last for a lifetime.

The reasons to go on a vacation are many. Here are a few that will surely convince you to plan one:

Keep stress at bay

Each day brings in a number of things to worry about, be it uncalled situations, or challenges in day-to-day work. Dealing with them leaves us with a lot of stress. We cannot choose to escape from the troubles of daily life, but we can surely minimize the stress that it brings along by going on a holiday. Going on a holiday helps you forget about your everyday tension and works as a huge stress-buster.

Be with nature

When you go on a holiday, the surroundings of nature act as soothers for your mind. Be it the trees or the beaches, the water or the skies, every element of nature teaches you something and helps you relax. All of them have caressing power that will have a calming effect on you. Moreover, it is a visual treat that lets you admire the beauty of the natural gifts around you.

Do what you like

Whether you wish to take a stroll, go for hiking, or simply marvel at nature, you can do anything you like on a vacation. Vacation gives you time to pursue your hobbies such as reading, trekking, swimming, bird watching, learning about different cultures, and lots more. It is important to take out time for things that you enjoy doing, and a holiday lets you do exactly that.

Increase Productivity

Being stuck at one place may cause boredom and health issues. Taking a holiday injects you with fresh spirit. The energy levels shoot up, making you more cheerful. All of this results in lots of positivity. When you go back from a holiday, it increases your productivity to a large extent.

Spend time with loved ones

Our jobs and busy schedules hardly leave us with any time to spend with our loved ones. It is important to ensure that your family members have a good amount of time with you. A holiday gives them the opportunity to explore and for you to share some fun moments together.

And if you happen to be a privileged member of Club Mahindra, you are one of the most fortunate ones because you get to vacation for 7 days with your family at any of its 46 exotic locations. Club Mahindra resorts are the ideal escapades that promise comfort, modern amenities, and the chance to create memories for a lifetime. Check out the Club Mahindra reviews to know about the wonderful experiences of members who visited different resorts, and returned back with happy memories.

Five Offbeat Things to Do In Goa

Goa is synonymous with beaches and partying. But for the passionate explorers, the beaches and drinks are just not enough. Although the state of Goa is tiny, it is bursting with exotic locations and experiences. All you have to do is dig a little deeper and you will discover a whole new dimension of the coastal state. If you are a true explorer by spirit, you will surely enjoy these amazing experiences.

Visit the butterfly sanctuary in Ponda

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The butterfly conservatory is beautiful haven reserved for the conservation of rare species of butterflies. The conservatory is comprised of a lush spice plantation that comes alive with colourful thriving species of butterflies. Watching the beautiful insects gather nectar from the flowers is a mesmerising sight.

Give bath to an elephant

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Goa is home to a large population of Asian elephants. Certain places such as Savoi and Ponda let the tourists enjoy the unique activity of giving bath to elephants. Give them a bath sitting on their backs, while they splash water with their trunks. The gentle giants are very playful, so a fun time here is guaranteed.

Go for a walk through fragrant spice plantations

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Walking through the aromatic spice plantations such as Sahakar Spice farm and Savoi plantation is an unforgettable experience.  Savour the aroma that floats in the air while feasting your eyes on the surrounding greenery.

Play with Dolphins

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The Goan beaches are the best place to come face to face with these rare marine creatures. From time to time, the elusive dolphins swim across the surface of the ocean. They can be spotted by taking boat cruises from Fort Aguada, Sinquerim or Panaji Jetty. If you know how to swim, you can also get into the water and play with the dolphins.

Feel the chills at the Devil’s Canyon

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The Devcharacho kond also known as the Devil’s Canyon is situated near Molem at the Bhagwan Mahaveer Sanctuary. The canyon is located amidst a beautiful patch of jungle and is believed to be cursed by a demon. It’s uncanny silence and eerie vibes surely makes for a nice thrill.

If you are planning a trip to experience the quirky side of Goa, consider staying at exotic resorts such as Club Mahindra. There are Club Mahindra Goa resorts located at three prime locations and are replete with all luxurious amenities to complement your journey perfectly.

Own your Vacation- The Club Mahindra Way

Vacationing is an important aspect of everyone’s life. Whether you frequent a destination again and again, or choose a new place to visit each year, spending quality time with your loved ones in the presence of luxury amenities is preferable. However, the level of accommodation tends to vary from destination to destination, hotel to hotel. But for those who wish to make the most of their holidays without compromising on accommodation and amenities, vacation ownership is the way to go. There are a number of factors that are taken into consideration while going on a family holiday or with a group of friends. To avoid the hassles of planning, nothing works better than vacation ownership.

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Club Mahindra is renowned in the hospitality industry for offering vacation membership to its members. This is like a vacation home that is provided to the members for a pre-defined period across a multitude of destinations. Member can choose to holiday at any of the 46 resorts across India as well as abroad for a period of 7 days every year, for 25 years. Usually, vacation ownership is limited to one destination, however, with Club Mahindra, there is no restriction as such in terms of choices. They have the luxury of selecting a different destination every single time they travel. And what’s more? The vacation week of 7 days can be broken down into 2 slots, with an option to save the remaining days for the coming year.  

This luxury can be all yours by simply paying Club Mahindra membership fees as per the plan chosen. Depending on the time suitable for you to travel, you can choose from 4 Seasons-Purple season, Red Season, White Season, and Blue Season. Those who enjoy travelling throughout the year and preferably around major holidays, opt for the Purple season. For members who are comfortable travelling during the ‘peak season’ such as during particular holidays or summer holidays (except the major festivals/holidays), Red Season is the best. The White season is relatively a peaceful time to vacation when tourists usually return back home whereas Blue season indicates off-season.

Not only this, Club Mahindra resorts are also affiliated with RCI, i.e. Resorts Condominium International which is recognised across the globe as a pioneer in vacation ownership. As a member of the Club Mahindra resorts, you have the privilege to stay at 4000 plus resorts across 100 countries which are affiliated with RCI. Enjoy a host of modern amenities at any of these resorts located in the most stunning locations across the world and never miss a chance to bond with your loved ones. Numerous Club Mahindra reviews on TripAdvisor are available with wonderful experiences of the members. If you wish to holiday across the world, it’s time to jump on to the bandwagon now!