A great way to kick start the rainy season is to escape to a remote location that involves adventure activities and a thrilling experience. And what better way to make that happen then to head out camping? For the adventurer in you, a well-planned camping trip can be blissful to the mind and body. Sleeping in tents amidst nature, warming up to a bonfire after a heavy down pour and roasting marshmallows is a great way to unwind.

However, planning a trip can take ample amount of time and with the kid’s about to start off school in June, taking off in the first week of June or May end is a good idea. The best way to do this is to book your stay with Club Mahindra at a club mahindra near the place that you will be camping. This makes it easier to arrange and you can always head back to the room if you find the experience overwhelming and exhausting.

• Figure the Destination & Reserve It

The first order of business is to decide the place you intend to go to is safe, closer to home and exciting enough to satisfy your travel and adventure endeavor. Plan a trip that is a short drive away from home, this ensures that you don’t get worn out from the travel or the drive. In case of a weekend gateway, you shouldn’t exceed a 3 hour long drive. This will be a good idea during the monsoon as heavy rainfall can create problems like water logging, traffic jams, etc. Another reason for ensuring that you book your rooms well before time is the fact that most Club Mahindra resort rooms are booked and getting the room of your choice can be hassle if you book late.

• Keep it Memorable

You will be surprised at how beautiful a camping trip can turn out, if you put a little thought into the logistics. Depending on who you plan to go with, you can customize the trip and create an environment that will be edged in your memory forever. For a trek with your family aim to be surrounded by bonfires, hot chocolate and marshmallows creating an ambience of peace and tranquility. If you are about to travel with your friends, you can always hop into the car and sneak away with minimal planning.

• Pack the Essentials

No matter how spontaneous the trip is, a basic backpack with the travel essentials all in place will be a huge help. A first aid kit, flashlight with extra batteries, bug repellants and wet wipes are few items that need to on your list apart from supplies like tents and sleeping bags. Make a quick list and organize your back in a way where you pack the item you will need immediately, at the very top! Avoid excessive baggage and you are good to go! Make sure you pack your rain coat, water proof bags for the phone, gum boots and other essentials. Take everything that your children are bound to demand and need when you are out camping. This can range from water bottles to extra sets of clothes and food.

• Avoid Cooking Elaborate Meals

The whole point of going on a trip is to escape the mundane routines that bind us to the day. Cooking extensive meals on a camping trip can be exhausting and take away from the essence of the trip. Pack simple meals, one-dish recipes, corn on the cob, s’mores and peanuts. Foil dinners with chopped potatoes, onions and carrots glazed with butter and seasoning can be the perfect go-to meals alongside a camp fire! Pack according to what the children are bound to love when they sit across a bonfire. Marshmallows and hot chocolate should be a combination if you are heading North. The temperature can be lower in the mountains and a hot cup of chocolate can really work wonders.

• Use the Long Weekend

A short trip requires lesser planning and fewer bags! Be a minimalist and ensure you pack light. Camping is an activity that rarely requires you to lug around your luggage. Get yourself a rucksack or a backpack and fill in all the essentials. A short trip is a good decision for anyone who is purely looking to unwind and relax. If the destination is not your prime agenda, make sure you keep the trip short to enjoy it to the fullest!

Here are a few Club Mahindra resorts in hill station that you can book during your camping trip. That way, you can always split the trip into parts and head back to the resort post the camping session. This will give you a feel of both worlds.

Before planning your stay at Club Mahindra resorts, have a look at these Club Mahindra reviews to get a sneak peek of what members have to say about their family vacation!

About Club Mahindra

Mahindra Holidays & Resorts India Ltd. (MHRIL), a part of Leisure and Hospitality sector of the Mahindra Group, offers quality family holidays primarily through vacation ownership memberships and brings to the industry values such as reliability, trust and customer satisfaction. Started in 1996, the company's flagship brand ‘Club Mahindra’, today has over 250,000 members , who can holiday at 100+ resorts in India and abroad.

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