June 30, 2020
Travel plans may have been shelved during the last few months but it’s time to take them down, dust off the cobwebs and start working on them again. For some, time, life seemed to have come to a standstill while many watched days go by in a blur. However, with life coming back to normalcy, it’s time to give our outdoor hopes and dreams a definite shape. The (new) normal brings with it a whole bag of new opportunities and second chances. As life gets back on its feet, it’s time to indulge in activities and go to places that we have wished to explore before Covid-19 plagued us.
Apart from evening walks or washing their car on a Sunday morning, another thing that people missed is travelling. Being at home all day has made individuals reflect on their perspective to life and to ponder about lost opportunities. For many, it has been to plan to tick things off their bucket list. Whether it was to embark on your first ever solo trip, rekindle the romance with your partner on a weekend getaway or bond together as a family during a staycation. As the world slowly starts functioning, let’s bring those travel plans to the forefront.
During the first few days of the lockdown, we have had to manage things that we never did before. Domestic chores, laundry, cooking etc. (in truth, it’s quite an epiphany with growing respect and admiration for those who helped do it previously). It has taken up so much time and effort during the last 100 days, that you now have earned the right to take a break.
Albeit, this is to be done with utmost care and safety. It is time to put on your mask, face shields, pack your sanitizer and head out to an uncrowded quiet place for a long weekend.
Now, we are all for helping those travel plans become a reality. We want you to experience that joy and excitement of travelling once again. We know you miss the sound of waves, the cold mountain winds, the exotic food and the magical experiences that make you say #MaiPhirAunga. So join us and gear up to rediscover India!
In the spirit of re-living memories, Ayushmann Khurrana, actor, singer, television host and habitual writer, has penned down his thoughts around significant attractions in India. We are, afterall, a country of great history, natural beauty and abundant culture. In the poem, Ayushmann calls out all the scenic wonders in India with a promise to visit them again. From the sea in Goa to the snow in Ladakh, from the coffee in Coorg to the Vada Pav in Mumbai, he promises to come back and visit all these places and indulge in activities that makes travelling around the country such a wonderful experience. There will come a time again where he will get to travel local, eat local and even dress local - he won’t come alone, he will bring his whole family along!
Hota hun khada jab bhi main apni balcony main
Takrati hai yeh thandi hawa jab bhi mere chehre se
To dil bol uthta hai hawaaoo se
Ki ae hawa, keh do un pahadon aur jungalon se ki main unse phir milne aaunga
Ae hawa, keh do Goa ke samundar se, Munnar ke baagon se,
Binsar ke baadlon se, Ooty ki ghaatiyon se, aur
Udaipur ki zilo se, Ladakh ki barf se,
Dharamshala ki subahon aur
Goa ki shaamo se keh do
Ki main phir aaunga
Ae hawa, keh do Dilli ke chole bhature se,
Coorg ki coffee se, Kerala ke saadhya se,
Jaipur ke daal baati churma se, Hyderabad ki biryaani se
Aur keh do Mumbai ke Vada Pav se,
Ki main phir aaunga
Ae hawa, keh do mere desh ke har majhab, juban, tyohaar,
Riwaz se aur keh do, har sangeet aur sahitya se
Ki main phir aaunga
Ae hawa, keh do nadiyoon aur taalabo se ki main phir aaunga
Main Ayushmann ka dil hun…main phir aaunga
Local ghumunga, local khaaunga, local pehnunga
Main phir aaunga…akele nahi apno ke saath laaunga
Main phir aaunga
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.