Here’s a short list of some of the activities available in and around the resort.
Manish Singh, the 19-year old activity coordinator at Club Mahindra Kandaghat will enthusiastically show you a hill behind the resort, point to a temple on top of it and very nonchalantly say, “Bas waha tak jana hai.” Don’t be fooled by his easy manner though. The 6 km long trek to and fro may not seem much in terms of distance, but the steep incline up the hill will leave you gasping for breath halfway through — at least for those of you unaccustomed to walking of any form. Kids and fitness freaks will however, thoroughly enjoy this trek, and everybody else can enjoy the gorgeous views of the hills and the resort from even halfway up. If you’re lucky, you can come across village women, out to gather fodder from the hill, who will happily chat with you about their lives, and even share an apple or two!
This is a much relaxed and leisurely walk around the resort, and specially recommended for older people and horticulture enthusiasts. A gardener will accompany you on this walk through the numerous lush green lawns that the resort boasts. You can take your guess at identifying the variety of flowers or harvest the expertise of the gardener in learning about the 100 plus varieties of roses, tulips, chrysanthemums, forget-me-nots and many others.
These are a big draw with children and also adults eager to experience a rush of adrenaline. Club Mahindra Kandaghat has a permanent Burma bridge, a Flying Fox line, and a rock face for climbing and rappelling activities. Besides, the activities club also conducts valley crossing and commando walks for those interested.
Indoor, learning and entertainment activities
The activities centre has indoor gaming facilities like table tennis, pool, chess, carom, and video games. It also conducts various learning workshops for children and their parents alike, like ice stick art, paper quilling, flower making, origami, candle making, clay modelling, and painting. The evenings are entirely dedicated to family entertainment, like karaoke, quiz, DJ nights etc which you can take part in with other guests.