There is something about December that feels both magical and festive. People are excited about the New Year and family holidays become a great way to celebrate this. Christmas is also when children get their winter holidays and is a convenient time for you to pack up and indulge in a family vacation.

The best part about this time of year is that the weather is spectacular in almost every part of India. The Club Mahindra resorts are located in exotic places, making it a best family vacation destination, where you have the excitement of visiting different places, enjoying new experiences and celebrating Christmas in unique ways with your family.

Club Mahindra is committed to providing you with the greatest variety of family holiday destinations with each one offering its own sense of charm and appeal. This could mean enjoying an active holiday hiking or playing golf in Naldehra, lazing on the beaches of Goa, going on a jungle safari in Rajasthan or a relaxing holiday spent on a houseboat in Kerala. No matter what you decide to do, Club Mahindra offers the perfect family vacation for you!

1. Bask in the sun on the beaches of Goa

Christmas time in Goa is an experience on its own! The streets light up, the churches conduct midnight mass and everyone is ready to have a good time. Amidst all the celebrations, Goa still manages to retain its charm and warmth especially if you visit South Goa, the quieter part of the state.

The Club Mahindra Acacia Palms resort is located near Colva Beach in South Goa and is the perfect family vacation spot if all you want is sun, sand and sea. Sitting only 100 metres from the beach, this resort is the perfect place for sun lovers and those who are looking for a relaxing escape from the city.

Your kids can build sand castles in the white sand while you lay on a beach bed and catch up with your reading or even take a nap. When it gets too warm, take a dip in the azure sea for a brilliant workout as well as a fun family activity.

Although Goa is a beach lover’s paradise there is also great seafood to be had and lots of heritage sites to visit to round off this relaxed, languid Christmas trip!

2. Enjoy a round of golf in Naldehra

Located about 18 kilometres Northeast of Shimla, one of the most beautiful hill stations in India, is another jewel, Naldehra. Nestled in the Himalayas away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Club Mahindra Pristine Peaks resort is a fantastic choice for a family getaway in the hills.

Designed as a colonial British cottage, the resort offers unspoiled views of the Himachal and incredible natural beauty. As soon as you step into the resort you are transported to a simpler time where life moves at an easy pace. If you want a golfing Christmas, then this is the destination for you!

The Naledhra Golf Course is one of the oldest and most beautiful courses in India and offers 18 holes of fabulous golfing. If you still have energy after your golf game, put on your trekking shoes and take a hike around the area or visit one of the local apple orchards for the truest taste of Himachal! Visit Club Mahindra Pristine Peaks resort in Naldehra for a Christmas full of forest walks, horse-riding, golfing and trekking.

3. Spot wildlife and enjoy nature in Corbett

Jim Corbett National Park is India’s oldest national park and one of the largest as well. This is where you have the best chance of spotting a tiger in its natural habitat- a once in a lifetime experience.

Taking a safari through this park is not only educational but spellbindingly beautiful. Winter time is when you can witness the flora and fauna come to life, offering you spectacular views and experiences with the whole family.

The Club Mahindra Corbett resort is the perfect place to spend your Christmas holidays at as you not only have great access to the national park and safaris but lots of other activities to choose from as well. You can enjoy views of the foothills of the Himalayas; you can go trekking, hiking, bird-watching and also village walks which are especially interesting for children. The resort offers luxury in the middle of one of India’s most lush jungles and is thereby the perfect answer to any doubts you may have about a family vacation during Christmas!

4. Experience staying on a houseboat in the backwaters of Alleppey

There is nothing more relaxing than spending a day cruising on Kerala’s backwaters and the easiest way to do this is by staying at the Club Mahindra Alleppey resort. The resort sits on the waterfront facing the Punnamada backwaters offering eye-catching views of blue and green.

Named the Venice of the East, Alleppey offers some of Kerala’s best lagoons where you can rent a houseboat to take you around the waters before returning back to your resort. In these backwaters, you will find several canals and waterways that are surrounded by lush fields of green, swaying palms and pristine blue skies. The natural beauty of this region is known around the world and truly makes it clear why Kerala is known as God’s Own Country.

Set amidst these stunning surroundings, Club Mahindra Alleppey offers the best of nature and luxury for you and your family. The resort is accessible by road, water and even air with the rooftop helipad for the more intrepid adventurer! After you have spent the day lounging on your houseboat, you can return to the resort for an authentic meal of Kerala’s specialities. Don’t forget to visit the Ayurvedic spa at the resort; it’s the perfect way to spend a Christmas morning!

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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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