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Celebrating Local Cuisines at Club Mahindra

Travelling is incomplete without trying out the local cuisine that a particular destination is known for. It is an added celebration to one’s journey. Relishing the local food is as important as paying a visit to the top tourist attractions at the place.  Feasting on the dishes also gives an insight into the culture of the place. Needless to say that, one of the best ways to break the ice between locals is with food. For Club Mahindra members, relishing local cuisines comes very much as a part of their vacations.

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At the in-house restaurants, members can enjoy a variety of local dishes. For example, at Club Mahindra resort, Udaipur, which is situated amidst the backdrop of the magnificent Aravallis, you can taste the famous Rajasthani Thali comprising mouth-watering dishes which include an assortment of pickles, special breads, curries and desserts. Dal, baati, and churma is the authentic dish of this state which will definitely leave you wanting for more. Enjoy boondi ke ladoo which is made using saffron, cashews, cardamom, and raisins. The other desserts that you can indulge in are gulab jamun and kheer.

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A stay at the Club Mahindra Srinagar resort promises a unique experience to members as it is on a houseboat amidst the picturesque Dal Lake. This is where you can enjoy the local cuisine with a spectacular view of sun embracing the mountains, serene waters of the lake, and sailing shikaras with brightly coloured flowers. Sip over the traditional Kashmiri Kahwa amidst scenic settings which comprises a blend of aromatic and delicious flavours such as saffron, cinnamon, honey, cardamom, and garnished with nuts. Rogan josh is one of the classic dishes of Kashmir which is made out of lamb and packed with lots of flavours.

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Whether it is the appam at Club Mahindra Ashtamudi, or Goan fish curry at Club Mahindra Acacia Palms, you can indulge in the local cuisine at every Club Mahindra resort you take abode in. Along with all the modern amenities such as swimming pool, bar, gym, and spa to unwind at, Club Mahindra in-house restaurants ensure that you receive wholesome hospitality wherever you go. So if you have really enjoyed your stay here, and the delicious offerings, then don’t forget to mention the same in the Club Mahindra reviews.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Winter Activities in Finland

Visiting Europe in winter is mesmerizing. And if you plan to make your Europe trip memorable and fun, then ditch the usual’s like Paris or Switzerland and this time visit Finland! Be it adventure, fun, or simply the company of nature, this place will surely please you with its soothing weather and surreal landscapes that are an absolute visual treat for anyone who visits this stunning country. Every country has its own specialities in terms of food and things to do. In Finland, the best of all is squeezed in its winter activities that are sure to give you an adrenaline rush. The combination of beauty and thrill is undoubtedly a great one!

Here are some of the most exciting winter activities that you can do while in Finland:

Northern Lights

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Aurora Borealis or the Northern Lights are synonymous with Finland. This is one of the biggest reasons why people from across the world travel to Finland. These lights are a creation of the electrically charged particles by the sun which ionize with gases such as nitrogen and oxygen. The result is different hues of colours against the white snow and dazzling stars. Behold this beauty from a glass igloo or simply when you are outside.

Snowmobiling

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Finding a snow-mobile in Finland is very easy. Many people use it for commute, but adventurists use it for wading through the snow-packed mountain slopes for fun. While you take a ride on the snow-mobile, enjoy the spectacular views of the paradisiacal place with the backdrop of snow blanket. The handles of snowmobiles are self-warming so you don’t need to worry about the cold weather.

Ice Fishing

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Ever done fishing in a frozen lake? Finland is the place where you can do ice fishing without the need of a license. The two most common fishes that are found here are Perch and Pike. It is one of those activities which is done quietly unlike the other kind of activities. Fishing is certainly a very unique experience amidst a very tranquil environment and you will absolutely love it.

Skiing

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Winters in Finland last long, they begin in November and lasts till the month of May. Thus, the slopes are covered with snow for a long time, making it ideal for cross-country skiing. Lapland and Syote are the two places which are very popular for skiing. There are also a number of ski resorts that you can head to for this thrilling experience. Slide through heaps of snow and enjoy downhill skiing in Finland. You are bound to have a fun-filled time there!

You can access all this and more by paying a nominal Club Mahindra membership fees, which will give you access four resorts which include Katinkulta, Saariselka, Saikaa, and Kuusamon Tropiiki. Not only will you have all the luxury and comfort, and a chance to visit the Angry Bird Activity Park built inside the resort, which’ll keep your little one’s engaged.

Head to Kerala for a Perfect Family Get Together

The busy schedules of our everyday life do not spare us the time to connect with our family members. While weekends are always in the rush to go, seldom do we get a chance to enjoy holidays in a row. And then when we come across a long weekend in the calendar, our hearts do crave for the much needed vacation that will give us time to rejoice with the family.

Club Mahindra understands the busy nature of your schedules, and the need to vacation and recharge your batteries. With Club Mahindra Membership, you get a chance to vacation with your family at any of the 46 exotic resorts in India and abroad, and make some happy memories. Some of the exotic Club Mahindra Resorts are located in God’s own country – Kerala. Here are a few places in Kerala where you can head for a perfect family vacation with Club Mahindra.

Ashtamudi

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Soak in the bliss of lush greenery dotted around the lake that is branched out in 8 directions, Ashtamudi surprises all with its natural enchanter. With several huts and cottages nestled around the banks of Lake Vembanad to offer accommodation, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi Should be your ideal choice of vacation partner. But if you are comfortable with missing the lavish amenities, comfy rooms, and premium hospitality, then you can go ahead and choose any of the lake side cottages.

Kumarakom

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Taking a boat ride around the backwaters is certainly an experience that is worth treasuring. Who would afford to miss a piece of paradise blessed with the serene beauty of back waters, lush greenery, and abundant bio-diversity. With birds chirping, flowers blooming, and stress making a smooth exit from your mind and body, a stay at Club Mahindra Kumarakom resort will surely guarantee you the perfect leisure holiday with your close ones.

Cherai

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Picturesque sunsets, golden sands, and fresh coconut water to sip; how else would you picture the tropics? At Cherai, take a walk along the sandy beaches or engage in outdoor games with your family members to capture some picture perfect memories on your DSLR. And when you are tired with all the fun and adventure, retreat back to the regal accommodation at Club Mahindra Cherai Beach resort and while away the evening talking with your family members.

These are three prime destinations in Kerala that you should surely visit to revive the bond with your family. So when are you planning to

Five Destinations in India that give Foreign Destinations run for their money

Have you planned to take a holiday abroad this year? There are several exotic destinations around the world which will surely leave you mesmerised. But wait a minute, have you taken a look at all the interesting places that are lying to be explored within the country. If you haven’t, then here are the top five picks that will offer you nothing short of a spectacular experience:

Kashmir

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Switzerland is known for its enchanting beauty across the globe. But Kashmir retains its title as the ‘Paradise on Earth’, owing to its pristine beauty. The crystal waters of the lakes, lush green pastures dotted with pine trees, the breath-taking skyline, and the freshness in the air will leave you spellbound. Be it the Tulip Gardens, the Shikara boat rides, the gardens, or the valleys, a trip to Kashmir is unlike any other.

Alleppey

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Well, Venice in Italy is awe inspiring, so is Alleppey in Kerala, a magnificent Indian version. With long networks of pristine backwaters, this place will certainly remind you of stunning backwaters. Dotted with palm trees all over, traverse through the little villages and sip over some Toddy. Alleppey is one destination where you would love to wander about while experiencing the freshness of nature.

Udaipur

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You don’t need to travel far off to capture Lazienki Palace situated in Warsaw on an island. The stunning Jag Niwas, now called as the Lake Palace is situated in the centre of Lake Pichola. Once popular as the summer palace, it has been converted into a hotel. Marked as one of the most romantic getaways in the world, you can have a great time witnessing the historical and modern marvels of the city with your loved ones.

Darjeeling

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China is world famous for its tea gardens but you can capture the Indian beauty of tea gardens in Darjeeling as well. You can head to any of the tea estates, enjoy plucking tea leaves, and see the process of tea being made. The joy of sipping over fresh tea amidst the lush gardens is an experience in itself. Take a trip on the Toy Train which has been declared as the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Sikkim

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Gurudongmar Lake can be well matched to Jokulsarlon Lake in Iceland. At an altitude of 17,100ft., the sight of this picturesque lake will certainly take your breath away. Behold the beauty of the snow-capped peaks and glassy waters from here. Gurudongmar Lake has sacred importance and many tourists carry its water on their way back home.

With a Club Mahindra membership, you can explore any of these places by staying at the Club Mahindra resorts. Amidst beautiful natural surroundings paired with modern comforts, you are sure to have a relaxing time here. And while you are pleased enjoying all this, don’t forget to share your experiences through Club Mahindra reviews on Trip Advisor.

Five Places to Travel to This Autumn

Breezy days, clear skies and changes in the colour of leaves signal the arrival of autumn. Once the monsoon recedes, the whole of nature is in a state of renewed glory that is ready to be savoured. In India, the autumn is also the season of festivals and holidays which makes it the perfect time to travel. Be it beach destinations, grand city celebrations, jungles or hill stations, the period from  September to December is the best to go on a vacation.

If you are planning to go on a vacation this fall, here are the top five places that you should surely visit

Gir, Gujrat

Gir is a beautiful wildlife sanctuary located in the state of Gujarat. It is home to the majestic Asiatic lions who are found only in the forests of Gir. Besides the lush jungles and wildlife, Gir is also renowned for gorgeous beaches and architectural wonders. At Gir, discover the amazing wildlife and the wonderful culture of Gujarat.

Munnar

Munnar is a hypnotic hill station located in the state of Kerala. Its mesmerising beauty makes it one of the most popular honeymoon destination. Verdant hills, sprawling tea estates, roaring waterfalls, and cool weather are some of the best things that await you at Munnar.

Goa

Goa is a place that needs no introduction. It is a home to some of the most gorgeous beaches in the country and famed as a party destination. Being an international tourist hub, Goa hosts some exotic places to stay such as Club Mahindra Goa resorts. Indulge in thrilling water sports, relish delicious Portuguese cuisine, or dance the night away at pubs, you will never regret taking a vacation here.

Udaipur, Rajasthan

The enchanting city of Udaipur is located in the city of Rajasthan and boasts of a rich cultural heritage. The rustic beauty of the city draws millions of tourists each year. The city of Udaipur features several royal palaces, mesmerising lakes, beautiful gardens, and so much more.

Nainital

Nainital is a pristine hill station located in the state of Uttarakhand. Situated near the foothills of the Himalayas, Nainital offers some stunning views loved by every nature enthusiast. The mesmerising Naini Lake is the most popular tourist spot in Nainital. It is the perfect place to enjoy the magnificent Himalayan landscape replete with forested hills, valleys, and rivers.

You can make your stay at these beautiful places more exciting by staying at the club Mahindra resorts. The luxurious Club Mahindra resorts are located at 46 exotic destinations in India. To know more about the tourist experiences, you can check out the Club Mahindra Resort Reviews from the Club Mahindra website.

Five Glorious Destinations you should visit this Winter

With the month of October slipping fast, we have slowly started experiencing the winter chills in the air. Yes, the temperature has started dropping and the climate seems to bring in the pleasance and cool that you would be longing for after the scorching summer. As October is blessed with a string of holidays and festivals, this is the best time to vacation and experience winter. India being a tropical country with diverse topography has several exotic destinations boasting natural beauty during this season of cold winds. Eager vacationers will be excited to book a trip to any of these destinations, but the fun doubles when you have availed Club Mahindra membership. This holiday option is available by paying the appropriate Club Mahindra Membership fees as per the plan chosen, and gives you access to 46 exclusive resorts at exotic destinations in India and abroad.

And if you are still confused about where to head to this winter vacation, then take a look at these five places calling tourists from across the country this fall.

Goa

 

One of the obvious and must-go destinations, Goa is about colourful clothes, late night parties, drinks, and thrilling water sports such as the banana boat ride, paragliding, speed boating and lots more. Head to some of the most popular eat-outs such as Amigo’s, Thalassa, Bomra’s, Café Chocolatti and many more. Watch the sunset together at any of the beaches. And shop till you drop at the famous Flea Market of Anjuna Beach.

Sikkim

One of the most beautiful destinations to visit in the North-East is Sikkim. It is abundant with natural beauty and offers breath-taking views. Visit the picturesque Tsomgo Lake through the rocky landscapes.  Take a Yak safari at the Nathula Pass which is a must-go place. Go river rafting in the Teesta River or the Rangta River. And end the day munching delicious momos and thukpas here.

Dubai

This city is all about glamour, great food, and lots of shopping. Visit the Burj Al Khalifa to catch a glimpse of the spectacular skyline of Dubai. Shop insanely at the Dubai Mall, which is the largest mall in the world, or the Mall of Emirates, which is equally popular. Go for dune bashing or desert safari while you are there. Enjoy ice skating at the Dubai Ice Rink or dance like nobody is watching you at the famous nightclubs such as Club 360, Trilogy, Boudior, Barasti, and others.

Himachal Pradesh

Snow-covered mountains and enchanting scenery, Himachal Pradesh is the canvas coloured with the green of pristine natural beauty. It is one of the most popular destinations in the country for adventure sports such as mountain biking, jeeps safari, para gliding and others. With holiday retreats such as Manali, Dharamashala, Shimla, and others, this is the ideal place to share those lovely memories of friendship and capture pictures that will remain with you forever.

Club Mahindra resorts are present at all the aforementioned places. So plan your vacation and get ready to talk about some amazing moments that will last with you for a lifetime.

Delicious cuisines to try at Club Mahindra Emerald Palms

Goa is a blend of lovely beaches, lively music, thrilling water sports, and of course, delicious sea food! This stunning state offers countless reasons for everyone to visit it. You can see the beautiful churches designed in Portuguese style. Head to the spice plantations and learn how various spices are grown. Enjoy shopping at the flea markets held at different beaches. You can also go dolphin spotting on a cruise or can even choose to go boating in the Mandovi River. The joy of a holiday in Goa doubles when you get to relish mouth-watering food.

So if you have chosen to stay at the beautiful Club Mahindra Emerald Palms, there is lots to look forward to while you are here. This Portuguese Villa is situated amidst a scenic backdrop with the sea being in close vicinity. The rooms are extremely spacious so that you can take abode in it with your family members comfortably. A coffee/tea maker, a sofa cum bed unit, and TV are available in all the rooms. The warm hospitality of the staff is available at the members’ disposal. Enjoy a wide range of culinary delights while you are here which include Jain food, Goan food and other cuisines.

Bond over the delectable food at La Terrazza by trying out some of the local Goan dishes which include the authentic Goan fish curry or Goan Prawn curry. goan-prawn-curry

The highlight of any of the Goan food is that coconut milk is used in all of them. Don’t forget to taste Fish Recheado, which is a Pomfret stuffed with a tangy paste.

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Pork Vindaloo is the other popular dish which is cooked out of a thick red gravy consisting of many chillies, garlic, ginger, cumin seeds, and vinegar.

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Get your taste buds tingling to the delicious and spicy Grilled Pork Ribs.
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Chicken Xacuti is another favourite of the Goans. Amidst the sweet dishes, you cannot afford to miss out on Goan Nevri and Bebinca.

There are many choices available to you when it comes to a relaxing session at the resort. Take a dip in the swimming pool or unwind in the evenings at the bar and sip over some of the best liquor along with delicious finger food. Head to the Svaastha Spa which offers a range of Ayurvedic treatments and massages to rejuvenate your senses. This works as a great stress-buster therapy as well. Participate in a number of activities such as the indoor games or go cycling with your kids. Club Mahindra Emerald Palms is an ideal retreat for family members. Don’t forget to write wonderful Club Mahindra feedback on Trip Advisor once you leave from here!

Top Five Destinations to Visit this October

October is that time of the year when the monsoon showers are on their way back and the mild winter chills have started to set in. You don’t have to worry about carrying an umbrella or tanning yourself under the scorching sun. The weather is pleasant and the numerous festivities make the month a little more interesting.

Travelling in October is packed with fun as the weather is pleasant and there are several long weekends. To encourage you to take a vacation, we have shortlisted top 5 destinations to visit this October in India. And if you are a Club Mahindra member, you enjoy the privilege to stay at the Club Mahindra resorts and make your vacation merrier.

Himachal Pradesh

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The blue sky welcomes you to explore its unimaginable allure. The grass becomes greener and the beauty of nature is at its peak at this hill station. You can visit the beautiful town of Mashobra where you to perceive stunning landscapes and brilliant pieces of architecture such as the Craignano. There are plenty of outdoor activities that you can indulge in such as camping, biking, and horse riding. Remember to bring back the delicious jams and squashes that Mashobra is so famous for.

Kerala

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‘God’s own country’ is known for its evergreen beauty and in the month of October, everything becomes even prettier, be it the palm trees, the tranquil backwaters, the lush green plantations, or the meandering waterfalls. Take abode at the Club Mahindra Ashtamudi resort which offers floating cottages. Enjoy the spectacular views of the backwaters, go fishing or bird watching, or take a stroll around one of the nearby villages. It is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have while on your holiday.

Uttarakhand

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‘The Queen of Hills’, Mussoorie is tucked away in the Garhwal ranges. Drive through the winding roads alongside the lush green hills. This tiny hill station offers you many opportunities to feel close to Mother Nature. Go trekking, camping, rock climbing and let your lungs breathe pure and fresh air. Visit the popular tourist attractions such as Kempty Falls, the Mall Road, and Lal Tibba. Mussoorie is famous for its sumptuous Tibetan food. Don’t forget to relish on the momos here.

Goa

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Be it the swaying palm trees or the sandy beaches, Goa is even more pleasant and charming in the month of October. This state is a blend of everything that is vibrant, refreshing and exotic. You can spend a lovely time by the beach side picking up pretty shells or simply gorge on mouth-watering sea food at one of the beach-side shacks. Hit the night clubs or participate in thrilling water sports, there is plenty of fun in store for all the travellers here. Unwind with a few drinks and lively music at one of the beach side cafes. And don’t forget to bring back delicious flavoured cashew nuts.

Maharashtra

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There is plenty to explore in the state of Maharashtra. If you are looking at a holiday away from the regular, you can head to Ganpatipule for a weekend trip. Away from the crowded beaches of the cities, this is the ideal place where you can enjoy clean beaches. Seek solace at the famous Swayambhu temple which is visited by a large number of pilgrims every year. The temple is considered to be self-incarnated. You cannot miss out on Fish Masala which is the famous Malvan speciality here.

Once you are back from your holiday, don’t forget to share your wonderful experience by posting Club Mahindra feedback on Trip Advisor!

Different Teas to try at Munnar

Of the things that Munnar is renowned for, Tea seems to be one of the best. There are more than 50 Tea Estates at this magical destination.

If you love tea a lot, then Munnar is the right place to head to. The entire process of plucking out tea leaves, drying them and oxidising them is very interesting to watch. With so many varieties of tea, the processing method for each varies. Grown on the undulated terrains, the tea plantations in Munnar appear like a thick green sheet covering the mountains.

Teas to try at Munnar

While you are at Munnar, here are a few varieties of tea that you should taste:

Typical Munnar Tea

A typical tea of Munnar produces a somewhat golden yellow colour with a refreshing aroma. The tea is medium toned and leaves a fruity tinge after every sip. The fragrance is similar to that of a sweet biscuit dipped in malt.

Black Tea

This is a peculiar type of tea available in Munnar. The leaves as well as the brewed tea is dark in colour such that it seems to be oxidized. Black tea usually contains more amount of caffeine as compared to other teas and gives a strong flavour.

White Tea

Wondering whether white tea is white? Well it’s not. This type of tea is produced from leaves that are left to wither. These wilted leaves are dried and processed. White tea has a delicate and subtle aroma. It has less caffeine and is not as finely processed as Green Tea.

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This tea is processed and its oxidisation is halted by steaming, baking, or pan-firing. The process preserves Vitamin C in the leaves, thereby making it healthy.

Apart from these, there are a variety of teas available. Visit the famous Tea Museum which is situated in the Idukki district of Kerala and get acquainted with the variety of teas.

Tea lovers will have a wonderful time at Munnar. And to make your stay here truly memorable, there is a Club Mahindra resort. From lavish accommodation to a variety of activities to indulge in, your stay here will be truly rejuvenating. If you are not a member yet, then become one by paying the appropriate Club Mahindra Membership fees, and get ready for amazing holidays every year, for the next 25 years.

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