Experience the Romance of Mussoorie with Club Mahindra

Mussoorie is a gorgeous hill station located about 300 kilometres to the North of Delhi. Soaring at an average altitude of about 2,000 m, Mussoorie, with its verdant hills and wide-ranging flora and fauna, makes for a blissful sight. The place has captivating snow ranges to the north-east, mesmerizing views of the Doon Valley, and Shiwalik ranges to the south. The town was once believed to render a ‘fairyland’ feel, according to most traveling patrons. The highest point in Mussoorie is Lal Tibba, which stands at a height of over 2, 290 meters.

Mussoorie is spread over a ridge, affording you with distant views of the holy and massive river Ganga from one end of the ridge and Jamuna on the other end. The place also shelters the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration, which is a premium training institute for officers appearing for Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) and other civil services.

As an ode to the beauty of Mussoorie, Club Mahindra has artfully crafted a world-class resort for all its members.

Club Mahindra Mussoorie resort offers you a perfect balance of natural beauty, harmony, and modern amenities. You can indulge in a variety of outdoor activities including soft trek to Gunhill, paragliding, rafting, nature walk, mountain climbing, and horse riding, coupled with banqueting and conference facilities for the business professionals. You can treat your taste buds at the multi-cuisine restaurant, which offers you delicacies from Indian, Continental, Chinese, and South-Indian kitchens.

Club Mahindra also offers a variety of indoor activities for you and your family. Let us have a look at some of them.

Workshops:

To make the best of your holiday, Club Mahindra offers a variety of workshops at each of these resorts. Kindle your dormant creativity by participating in one of the many workshops here, with mastering an art form as a takeaway. For food lovers, be a part of the cooking workshop and get to cook exotic cuisines. There is always an activity to engage you in your pass time. Check out Club Mahindra feedbacks up on various websites to know about sundry activities on the offer.

Virtual World:

If outdoors is not for you, then you can revive yourself with some indoor games. Club Mahindra offers a host of indoor games that will keep you and your little ones engaged all the time. Whether its sports-themed games or sports, you will always find a game to while your time.

Sports:

Tease your competitive sense by engaging in a sport such as Cricket, golf, badminton, football, etc. Club Mahindra offers the ultimate outdoor game experience by providing a dedicated sports avenue. You can make the experience merrier by taking your whole family for a game.

Creative Corner:

Hone your creative skills and induce the right creative spirit in your kids by asking your kids to lay your hands on craft and hobby kits. What’s more? Trying your hands on painting will always help you return with a happy memory.

Let us move on to some of the best sightseeing locations in Mussoorie:

1. Shivpuri

This beautiful destination embraces the banks of the River Ganges. It is a tranquil location highly renowned for river-rafting, kayaking, and other water sports.

2. Bhadraj

Placed atop a hill, the Bhadraj temple is built in commemoration Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna. It provides you with a beautiful view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.

Placed atop a hill, the Bhadraj temple is built in commemoration Balbhadra, brother of Shri Krishna. It provides you with a beautiful view of the Doon Valley and Chakrata ranges.

3. Kempty Falls

Situated at an altitude of 4, 500 ft, Kempty Falls is widely considered as one of the most renowned tourist places in Mussoorie. It is a mesmerizing waterfall that drops from the height of about 40 ft from the mountain. The breath-taking fall is located somewhere between the paths of Dehradun–Mussoorie.

Activities and Cuisines in Club Mahindra (Pondicherry, Poovar, Manali, Virajpet)

Every single resort of Club Mahindra is crafted to offer luxury and comfort along with several recreational activities and workshops at some of the most exotic locations in the country. So if you are one of those who love to discover new places and unravel hidden destinations, then, Club Mahindra’s chain of resorts lets you experience the mesmerizing beauty of the country and help you bask in the exotic culture and customs of different places. For all those who love to seek the thrills, you can take a sneak peek at the unique Club Mahindra resort offerings:

1. Pondicherry

Pondicherry is a small French town on the Coramandel coast of the country. It is a seaside town where you can lead the slow life, away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Must-see destinations

You must visit Auroville, a small town about six kilometres North of Pondicherry that houses a meditation hall and Shri Aurobindo Ashram; one of the most important destination for all the spiritual seekers. You can also visit the French town, the largest French colony of the country that hosts characteristic Mediterranean style of houses and bakeries. The Rocky beach is a serene beach, about 1.5 kilometres long and is historically significant as the bloodiest of the Anglo-French battles were fought there.

Speciality Dishes

Try their curry leaf Seer Fish/Prawns, Tandoori Lobsters, Mutton Sukka and the Citrus Cheese Cake.

Events

You can enjoy theme dinners every weekend, weekend Barbeque, days of tradition on every Friday, promotion of local cuisines and much more.

Workshops

You can partake in workshops here, such as cooking demonstration for ladies, sandwich making competition for kids, chocolate making, and cooking activities.

2. Poovar

Poovar is an unexplored territory, enveloped by the backwaters, and is also known as one of the natural wonders of Southern part of India. There are various places you can visit at Poovar—some of them are mentioned below.

Must-see destinations

The most famous destinations that should be in your itinerary are Kanyakumari, Neyyar Dam, Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Ponmudi, Suchindram Temple, and others.

Speciality Dishes

The special dishes that you need to must try soon as you reach the location include  Kerala specialities,  Kerala Sadya, Pothichoru, Seafood Platters, and Giant Dosas.

Events

You can participate in events such as the Spice Coast Festival and the famous Karavalli Trail.

Outdoor activities

You can make the most of the exciting outdoor activities such as village walk, bird watching, boating, DJ, and Karaoke.

3. Manali

Blessed with a pleasant climate and lush green canopy of verdant greenery, Manali is a truly wonderful hill station that beckons adventure enthusiasts and sight-seers from all over the nation. Populated by tourists round-the-year, this amazing place delights the minds of tourists with wonderful natural sites, idyllic places to unwind, and a wonderful atmosphere.

Must-see destinations

Tease your adventure spirit by engaging in Rohtang Tour covering Nehru Khund, Kothi, Gulaba Camp, Rahla fall, Rani Nala and Rohtang pass.

Speciality Dishes

Soak your taste buds in the hot and spicy flavours of Prini Tawa Tali trout, a special sea-food delicacy.

Outdoor activities

Kindle your fun-spirit by participating in Paintball target shooting. Test your dance skills by taking a Salsa class. Watch a family movie, and learn the art of towel origami here at the resort.

4. Virajpet

Take a stroll around the pleasant coffee and spice plantations of Virajpet. Marvel at the ethnic architecture of the numerous temples, and be a part of Madikeri, a 10-day festival that is steeped with history and culture.

Must-see Destinations

Take a tour around Chelavara Falls and Chomakund. Witness wildlife at its best at Nagarhole National Park and Irrupu Falls or go for trek at Thadiyandamole Peak.

Speciality Dishes

Apart from rice dumplings and roti, indulge in the flavours of Kodava Cuisines including Pandi Curry, Koli Curry.

Workshops

Take part in Tex-mex night every Friday.

Outdoor activities

Engage in outdoor badminton activities

Overwhelming Club Mahindra reviews across various reviewing websites are testimony to the fulfilling journey that Club Mahindra sets you on for the rest of your life.

Activities and Cuisines in Various Club Mahindra Resorts (Corbett, Udaipur, Ooty)

Each Club Mahindra resort is unique in its own way, bringing forth the cultural flavours in small ways. To provide you with an abundantly fulfilling experience, every resort is designed to offer you with several unparalleled recreation activities and workshops, which differ according to the location of the resorts. Let us take you through a tour of Club Mahindra’s unique resort offerings.

1.Corbett

Charming setup awaits guests at the Corbett Safari Park. Celebrate an unforgettable holiday with the Grand Vistas, the mesmerizing Koshi River, the serene Corbett waterfall, and an idyllic resort.

Must-see destinations

Some of the highly recommended places to visit at Corbett is Garija Temple, Dhangarhi Museum, Corbett Fall, and Suspension Bridge.

Speciality Dishes

Corbett is highly renowned for delicious dishes such as Lal Mass, Allu ke Gutke, Bhatt Ki Dal, Kumaoni Raita, Pind da Chussa and Jhangore ki Kheer,

Food and other festivals

The resort organises food festivals like ‘Kumaoni night’ once a week, Punjabi food festival, Rajasthani food festival, South Indian food festival, Chinese food festival, and Fusion food festival.

Outdoor activities

All members at the Corbett resort can indulge in outdoor activities including Village Tour, Waterfall Picinc, Elephant Safari, Gypsy Safari and Canter Safari.

2.Udaipur

See the perfect blend of royalty and heritage come together to celebrate the unique magic of Udaipur. The Club Mahindra Udaipur resort is a perfect combination of old world charm and contemporary comfort.

Must-see destinations

Udaipur offers plethora of beautiful locations like the Pichola Lake, Fathesagar Lake, City Palace, Nathdwara/Ekling ji Temple, Gobhardhan Vilas Talab and Nandeshwar Mahadev.

Speciality Dishes

While at the resort, do not forget to treat yourself with delicious dishes like Dal Bati Churma and Lal Mans.

Food and other festivals

Be a part of food festival organised by resorts which includes Rajasthani, Awadhi and Gujarati and Punjabi cuisines.

Workshops

The resort organises fun and interesting workshops which will help you master magic, pottery, Tower art and craft.

Outdoor activities

The resort makes sure that you stay entertained by organising activities such as folk dance, Sufi and Ghazal, Champs Show, Magic Show, Family Games, and Bonfire dance during winter season.

3.Ooty, Derby Green

Stunning landmarks and a place steeped in history brings visitors to Ooty. The beautiful resort itself is a landmark which is nestled at the very core of Ooty.

Must-see destinations

Ooty is a heaven for people who enjoy sight-seeing. You can be spellbound by going for tours like Ooty Tour, Connor Tour, Pykara Tour, Mudumalai Tour, Avalanchi Tour, Kodanadu View Point, Glenmorgan Tour, Mukurthi Dam Tour and Drook Trekking Picnic.

Speciality Dishes

The resort offers delectable dishes like Chicken Chettinad, Organic South Indian Specials, Live Salad Bar during dinner, Herbal Pol and Neem Juice and the local favourite Ada with Avial.

Food and other festivals

The resort organises theme dinners during weekends and traditional day special once in a month.

Workshops

Improve your culinary skills by participating in workshops like Cooking Class and Baking Class. Showcase your exceptional moves by attending the Dance Class Workshop.

Outdoor activities

You can test your endurance and strength by indulging in outdoor activities like Trekking, Hiking, Fishing and Jungle Safari.

Activities and Cuisines in Various Club Mahindra Resorts (Naukuchiatal, Thekkady, Kumbalgarh)

Each Club Mahindra resort is unique in its own way, bringing forth the cultural flavours in small ways. To provide you with an abundantly fulfilling experience, every resort is designed to offer you with several unparalleled recreation activities and workshops, which differ according to the location of the resorts. Let us take you through a tour of Club Mahindra’s unique resort offerings.

1) Naukuchiatal

Naukuchiatal, also known as ‘lake of nine corners’, charms travellers with its sheer beauty. Every nook and corner of Naukuchiatal is a ‘picture-perfect’ frame, and the resort lies in the midst of all its grandeur. In short, it is a must-visit holiday destination.

Must-see destinations

Naukuchiatal has a lot of tourist destinations such as Nainital, SaatTal, Bhimtal, Ranikhet, Naukuchiatal Lake, Hanuman Temple, and Ramgarh Mukteshwar Tour. It is paradise for nature lovers; so make sure you have lot of memory space left in you cell phone or cameras because you will exhaust yourself clicking pictures.

Speciality Dishes

Treat your taste buds to delicious dishes like Palak ka kappa, Pahadi maans, Aloo ke gutke, Bal mithai, Bhang ki chutney

Food Festivals

The resort organises food festivals like Punjabi theme dinner, Kebab and Biryani, Tex Mex food festival, The jewel of the west (Gujarati cuisine) and Street across India.

Workshops

Indulge yourself in highly interesting workshops like Art & Craft workshops, Magic workshops, Junior Chef and Mock Tail classes.

Outdoor activities

The Naukuchiatal resort entertains its members with outdoor activities like Himachali Dance, Kamaoni Dance, Bollywood Night, Quiz Show, Paragliding, and Kayaking.

2) Thekkady

Thekkady is a place imbued with beauty and natural wonders. Thekkady opens your imagination to graceful elephants, undulating hills and spice scented plantations. Visit the Club Mahindra Thekkady resort for a captivating holiday experience.

Must-see destinations

At Thekkady you can go sight-seeing to beautiful locations like the Spice Gardens, Chellarcoil Waterfalls, Grape gardens at Tamil Nadu, Peerumedu Valley View and the ever beautiful Vagamon.

Speciality Dishes

The resort treats all its members with the delicious and authentic Kerala cuisine.

Food Festivals

Club Mahindra Thekkady organises food festivals such as Jackfruit festival, Mango Fest, and Periyar Fish festival.

Workshops

Be a part of the highly knowledgeable and entertaining workshops such as Napkin folding class, Mocktail class, Dance class, and candle-making workshops.

E) Outdoor activities

The resort organises activities like Fusion and Classical Night once in a week.

3) Kumbhalgarh

The resort depicts space and luxury with its peculiar architectural style, which is purely inspired from the Rajput era. A well-paved, spacious drive way introduces you to the well-lit and intricately designed Rajputana-style lobby.

Must-see destinations

The must-see destinations at Kumbhalgarh includes Kumbhalgarh Fort, Nathdwara Sreenathji temple, and Ranakpur Jain temple.

Speciality Dishes

The speciality dishes at Kumbhalgarh resort include Dal, Bati Churma and Lal Maas.

Food Festivals

The resort hosts ‘the Rajasthani Food Festival’ on weekends.

Workshops and Activities

The resort organises painting and pottery workshops for all its members. The resort also offers spa sessions where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself.

Contact our Sales Department, or alternately fill up the form on the website, find out more about Club Mahindra membership fees, and make the most of these activities.

How to Make the Most of Club Mahindra in Uttarakhand – Part 1

Uttarakhand is largely referred as Devbhumi (literally, “Land of the Gods”) due to the array of temples and pilgrimage centres found across the state. Uttarakhand is largely glorified for its natural beauty of the Himalayas, the Bhabhar and the Terai.

Club Mahindra has a grasp of the beauty of this place and has mindfully constructed a variety of world-class resorts for you and your family to indulge make the most of this paradise valley.

Club Mahindra Binsar Villa, Uttarakhand

A verdant heaven awaits visitors at Club Mahindra Binsar Villa. Cuddled inside the thick woods of Binsar, one can encounter a unique occasion in Australian log-cabins which are a window to the arguably the most amazing scenery. This one-of-a-kind resort and its surroundings will promise you of a memorable time.

Club Mahindra keeps all its members captivated with the right mix of indoor and outdoor exercises. Let us look at some of the fun activities that you and your family can indulge whole-heartedly in.

Indoor activities:

Workshops:

Club Mahindra ensures that each part of your family is making the best out of what they have to offer. The workshops at Club Mahindra help you discover new energy or even refine an old one. You can have a fabulous time while figuring out how to cook outlandish cuisine styles from the resort experts, heating your own particular pots, and even make puppets and set up your own show.

Creative Corner:

Find a level of innovativeness you didn’t know you had. You have got craft kits, hobby kits, and painting for children and parents. In case you like what you’ve made, you can bring it home with you.

Camping:

Experience the fun of living out in the wild. Set up tents, gather around the campfire and sing camp tunes and rest under the stars.

Bird Watching:

Bring out your binoculars and dull robes. Play naturalist as you meander in the wilderness recognizing calls and detecting all various types of birds.

Outdoor activities:

1. Bageshwar Baijnath Kausani Tour

Kausani is located at a whopping 1,890 m above ocean level, and is enveloped by thick pine woods, with a glorious perspective of the Himalayas. The visit takes one to the ‘sangam’ (confluence) of the two rivers Srayu & Gomati: Baijnath sanctuary, where a variety of fishes grace the kund (pond). It additionally offers a rich bit of Indian history, as Mahatma Gandhi stayed for a fortnight here when he was writing the Treatise Anashakti Yoga.

2. GangoliHat Tour

The prime attraction of the spot here is the famous Mahakali Shaktipeeth and is believed to have been established by Adi Guru Shankaracharya in the 8th century. With its presiding deity Goddess Kali, this town is a must visit.

Club Mahindra Binsar Valley, Uttarakhand

The radiance of the Gupta Period shines at the Binsar Valley Resort. The definitive and delightful architectural style finds its way to the 32 stylish art cottages of the resort. The glorious surroundings help visitors find pleasure in every moment they spent there.

This resort offers a plethora of indoor activities just like Binsar Villa. The major attraction is rappelling where you can test your limits and endurance. You can also indulge in various sports including cricket, golf, badminton, and football.

Let us look at some of the best destinations to go sight-seeing during your stay in the resort.

1. Patal Bhuvaneshwar Tour

Steep green valleys to the Himalayan foothills fall underneath Patal Bhuvaneshwar. Beyond these valleys lies a mind-blowing view of the snow-topped mountains. Patal Bhuvaneshwar Tour takes guests to a 6000-year old underground cave complex. Also called as ‘the commune of the gods’ owing to the 65 temples committed to different gods and goddesses arranged inside the cave, this tour is a must-visit.

2. Gananath Tour

This tour takes visitors to the Mallika Devi Temple and Gananath Temple. The uniqueness of the Gananath temple is that it stands at about 2,116 meters above sea level. The tour is breath-taking as it affords a view of the stellar peaks of Nanda Devi, Trishul, Nandakhat, Bankatiya, Pancahachuli, Mactoli, Nanda Ghat, Nandakot, and many others.

In addition to Binsar Villa and Binsar Valley, Uttarakhand is home to four more unique Club Mahindra resorts, which would be included in the next part of the series.

Activities and Cuisines in Various Club Mahindra Resorts

Each Club Mahindra resort is unique in its own way, bringing forth the cultural flavours in small ways. To provide you with an abundantly fulfilling experience, every resort is designed to offer you with several unparalleled recreation activities and workshops, which differ according to the location of the resorts. Let us take you through a tour of Club Mahindra’s unique resort offerings.

1. Nawalgarh

The beautiful architectural wonders of Rajasthan emerge at Nawalgarh. The Rajput and European architecture are a treat to your eyes.

A) Must-see destinations

The Nawalgarh resort offers you a variety of tourist destinations such as Podar Haveli Museum, Morarka Haveli Museum, Goynka Heveli Museum, and Mandawa Fort.

B) Speciality Dishes

The cuisines here mainly comprise the quintessential Rajasthani dishes like Dal Bati Churma, Lal Maas, Methi Murg, Gatta Curry, and Lauki Ka Halwa

C) Events

The resort hosts events including the usual fun-fare and family musical activities along with folk dance and Bollywood.

D) Workshops

You can indulge yourselves in workshops such as Pottery making, Tile Art, Tera Art, Sand Art

E) Outdoor activities

The resort arranges outdoor activities such as camel and horse riding sessions, mehndi session, and market tour.

2. Gangtok

You can experience the real beauty of Sikkim once you visit Club Mahindra Gangtok. Gangtok provides you with a stunning view of the Chola Range and the lush green valleys. The resort gives you a perfect blend of old world charm and modernity.

A) Must-see Destinations

You can feast your eyes to places such as Nathula Pass, Tsongo lake, Yewak Ride, Rumtek Monastery, and Charm Dham.

B) Speciality Dishes

Feast yourself to some hot steaming momos during your stay at the Gangtok resort.

C) Workshops

The resort provides weekly demonstration/classes on how to make steamed momos.

D) Outdoor activities

The resort organises outdoor activities like bonfire with live guitar sessions and morning treks to the Himalayan Mountains.

3. Binsar

A verdant heaven awaits visitors at Club Mahindra Binsar Villa. Cuddled inside the thick woods of Binsar, one can encounter a unique occasion in Australian log-cabins which are a window to the arguably the most amazing scenery. This one-of-a-kind resort and its surroundings will promise you of a memorable time.

A) Must see destinations

Binsar is a paradise for people who love sight-seeing. You can resign yourself to the wonders of nature such as Binsar Sanctuary, Jageshwar Dham, Bell Temple, Bageshwar Baijnath Kausani, Ranikhet and Patal Buvaneshwar

B) Speciality Dishes

Relish your taste buds with dishes like Kumaoni Thali, Madua ki Roti, Jhingur ka Bhatt, Lal Bhat and Palak ka Kapa.

C) Outdoor activities

The resort organizes myriads of fun and outdoor activities for its members such as small outdoor picnics, DJ nights, soft and hard treks, village and river tours, bonfire night and overnight camping.

We hope this helps you make the most of your stay at Club Mahindra, the next time you plan a visit. Follow this series as we keep you updated on various other activities and cuisines exculsively offered by a variety of other Club Mahindra resorts.

Make the Best Out of Your Summer and Winter Holidays through Club Mahindra

Planning your summer and winter holidays are always crucial for a family. During summer, your family wants to spend more time in colder regions and in winter you wish to go to warmer places. With Club Mahindra, we understand the needs of you and your family and make sure you get the best out of both the seasons. Club Mahindra gives you the liberty to divide your yearly 7 day package plan the way you wish. You can spend 3 days of summer in a hill station resort and during winter you can opt for a warm and cosy location and utilise your remaining four days.

Let us take you through a tour of one of the best resort by Club Mahindra to visit during summer:

Club Mahindra Manali Resort:

Manali has always been a dream destination of every Indian belonging to tropical cities in India. The grand mountains and rich meadows will surely mesmerize your senses. The spacious resort is tucked inside the heart of rosy apple orchards. The resort provides guests with breath-taking sights of the hillsides blended with occasional herd and copious fields. It is a perfect destination for guests to have a laidback holiday.

Whilst your stay at Club Mahindra, you can keep yourself engaged with plethora of indoor and outdoor activities. The activities are designed keeping the entire family in mind.

Indoor activities in Club Mahindra Manali resort includes:

Workshops: Explore a new passion or relive the old one. Have unlimited fun while learning to cook exquisites cuisines from the resort chefs. Test your precision while baking your own pots and put your acts to play as you make your puppets and put it out on a show.

Virtual World: You and your kids can enter into a world full of adrenaline and excitement. Race at over 200mph or experience the thrill of flying a jet plane.

Sports: Indulge in sports like cricket, golf, badminton and football. Add more completion by asking the FunRovers to join in.

Creative Corner: Witness a new level of creativity unfolding right before your eyes as you lay your hands on the craft kits and hobby kits. Master your skill of painting with your kids and take your best artwork back home with you.

At Manali you can also go on a tour of the Rohtang pass where it covers places like Nehru Khund, Kothi, Gulaba Camp, Rahla Fall, Rani Nala and Rohtang Pass. You can also indulge in adventure activities like Skiing, Paragliding, Snow Scooter and ATV.

Moving on to winter, we suggest you move towards southern India and accommodate yourself at the Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort.

Club Mahindra Cherai Beach Resort

What welcomes you at the Cherai resort is the beautiful landscape flavoured with palms and tropical plants. The place is snuck between Cherai beach and a lagoon which offers you some of the most scenic views. The resort is a magical place for people who love sight-seeing and wanting to spend a memorable time.

Club Mahindra Cherai beach resort offers the same indoor activities as the Manali Resort but the outdoor activities are perfect for the winter time. Some of the must visit places in Cherai are mentioned below:

1. Cherai Beach

2. The Backwaters

The delightful Backwaters of Cherai are pleasant combination of lakes, lagoons and canals. You can see the day unfold alongside the waters of the Periyar River and the overhanging trees. You can witness the art of choir making and see large boats being built entirely from wood.

3. Paddy fields around Cherai

These green fields are cultivated below sea level around a charming pastoral environment.  The waterlogged fields tend to majorly grow rice and the paddy fields are used to farm prawns. The exotic flora and fauna found around the paddy fields allows you to encounter butterflies and varieties of birds and fishes.