The months of November and December mark the beginning of winter in India. The cool breeze, sunshine and the lure of the sea makes certain places great to visit. At this time of the year, the State of Goa attracts loads of tourists. Goa has many things in addition to the superb climatic conditions that make it one of the most popular places to visit in November and December. What’s more is that Christmas, during the last week of December is an amazing time to spend in Goa. And it really doesn’t matter if you can’t spend a particular day or date here, don’t fret about it! Starting November and though January, Goa is the place to be!Goa – Just like ParadiseGoa has an incredible history which dates back many centuries. The Portuguese ruled Goa for over 450 years and they left behind many historic sites. Se Cathedral at Old Goa and Bom Jesus Basilica are officially recognised as World Heritage Sites. There are many forts in Goa such as Tiracol, Chapora, Corjuem, Aguada, Reis Magos, Nanus, Mormugao, Fort Gaspar Dias and Cabo de Rama.

The rich flora and fauna and diversity of the same is also unique and makes for a picturesque setting providing contrast to the beaches and sea.  Goa’s wildlife sanctuaries boast of more than 1512 documented species of plants, over 275 species of birds, over 48 kinds of animals and over 60 genera of reptiles.

Goan Culture is unique in that it features indigenous dance and music that has survived the Portuguese conquest and others that have incorporated cultural elements from the European Nation. Music from Goa is famous and has a distinctive sound to it. Goan cuisine is famous and has influences many other cuisines too. The seafood preparations from Goa have become somewhat legendary. The Goan Carnival attracts loads of people every year.

Club Mahindra Emerald Palms

Goa has many beaches each with unique characteristics. Two of the most prominent beaches along Goa’s long, flat coast are Varca and Benaulim. Lying along the proximity of these beaches is the magnificent Club Mahindra Emerald Palms Resort. The resort is located in an area with trees all around it. Plus, with the beach a short walk away, it’s a great place to stay at. Goa was of course under Portuguese Rule till the 1970’s and the influence of the European Nation is still visible in the resort’s architecture.

The resort features many modern conveniences. The spa at the resort is quite famous. Dance workshops are held here. Some of the famous sightseeing places near the resort include Bhagwan Mahavir Wildlife Sanctuary, Chapel of St. Catherine, Church of St. Francis of Assisi and Shri Mahlaxmi Temple.  The amenities here are top notch and staff is always present to assist you. Goa’s famous cuisine is one of the chef’s specialties here.

You can stay at this and many other awesome resorts for the next 25 years! With Club Mahindra’s several membership plans to suit a wide variety of people, you can find the one that’s best suited for you and your family. What’s more with 40 resorts spread across India and select foreign locations, the prospect of enjoying some quality time with your family on these holidays is truly exciting!

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Reaching Club Mahindra Emerald Palms

By Air: The nearest airport is the Dabolim International Airport which is around 27 kilometres away. Taxis play to and fro from the airport and are easily available.

By Train: The nearest railway station is Margao. It’s 8.2 kms away and Taxis ply to and fro from the resort.

By Road: The resort lies in close proximity to NH17 – the National Highway which connects Mumbai and Goa.  It’s about 7 km from the highway.