A family holiday is a perfect opportunity to enjoy a break from daily routines, explore new places together, and also connect with your family. Parents can take a break from working, household chores, and detox from their digital devices. Children can take a break from school and homework, and enjoy a refreshing exchange of play stations for outdoor games. On family holidays, everyone gets to spend unadulterated time together and create everlasting memories.
Moreover, a vacation with kids is one the best ways to introduce them to new cultures, colourful landscapes, unfamiliar languages, diverse cuisine and new perspectives. It is a means by which a distinct form of learning and education can be rendered that a school does not impart. Adults travelling with children too can get a whole new dimension to any journey.
The definition of a family vacation is no longer about just getting the entire family together and driving to the closest destination. Today, parents are looking to share their passion for travel with their children and loved ones.
Not everyone in the family may share the same passions, which is why planning a family holiday must be made keeping everyone in mind. Club Mahindra takes this into consideration and offers luxurious accommodation, with comfortable amenities, in offbeat destinations, which are child-friendly and have activities that can be enjoyed by the entire family. Some of the winter destinations of Club Mahindra are particularly cosy and enhance the warm essence of family bonding. Here is a glimpse of 5 exclusive Club Mahindra winter resorts:
Enjoy sniffling snow peaks of the Himalayas - Club Mahindra, White Meadows, Manali
Cosily nestled in the pristine landscape of the snow-capped Himalayas, the Club Mahindra resort in Manali is a perfect destination for a family holiday. The pleasant climate, breathtaking views, rich culture, luxurious amenities, excellent hospitality, great food, adventure sports, and a wide range of activities; makes it a preferred choice.
Discover the beauty of lush green valleys, stroll through apple orchards, or enjoy the views of endless alpine pastures adorned with diverse flora and fauna. If you are adventurous, set out for skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, tube sliding, rafting or trekking.
At the resort, indulge in a traditional, Himachali Thali or try the famous, freshly farmed trout, available only in Manali. You can also arrange for a special dinner around a bonfire, one of the best ways to reconnect with your family.
You and your family can spend days exploring nature, discovering the unique culture, relaxing in the luxurious ambience of the resort, and most importantly, bonding with your family. The sheer exquisiteness of Manali makes it a cosy and inviting destination for a family holiday.
Capture kaleidoscopic sunrises and sunsets - Club Mahindra Kandaghat, near Shimla
At the Club Mahindra resort in Kandaghat, you get to embrace dawn and dusk with a riot of colours. Surrounded by greenery, in elegantly designed accommodation, with luxurious amenities, appetizing food and brilliant hospitality, this resort caters to every wish of each family member.
Discover the local culture with a heritage walk or village tour. For outdoor activities, you can choose from rock climbing, rappelling, zorbing and paintball. Experience the longest zip line of Himachal, the perspective is picturesque. Back at the resort, indulge in various local Himachal delicacies and try out the festive food or Dham, a traditional meal, specially prepared by the chef.
Whether it is watching the fiery sunsets, strolling through the aromatic herb garden, exploring scenic trails, this resort is a cosy destination option for a memorable family holiday.
Discover ‘pahadi’ magic and ‘Ghar ka Chulla’ - Club Mahindra Binsar Valley, Near Almora
Experience the perfect winter family vacation in the Kumaon Himalayas, at the Club Mahindra resort in Binsar. Surrounded by the endless snowy landscape, the resort elegantly combines old-world charm and modern-day luxury amenities.
There are various activities you can plan for your family. Take a walk on scenic trails near the resort and spot a variety of birds. You can also visit the wildlife sanctuary nearby, or take a village tour. A unique experience is camping overnight in the jungle, with the warmth of a bonfire and your family.
Back at the resort, pamper yourself with a ‘pahadi’ massage. It is a traditional massage given by experienced masseurs using aromatic, apricot oil. After unwinding, get ready for a feast under the stars. Try out the ‘Ghar Ka Chulla’, with delicious kebabs cooked in clay ovens and served on skewers, followed by a local Kumauni dinner.
Witness the ‘winter line’, a unique natural phenomenon - Club Mahindra, Mussoorie
A fun-filled, family holiday destination is the ‘Queen of the Hills’, Mussoorie. At the Club Mahindra resort in Mussoorie, you can wake up to panoramic views of the mountains and the valley below.
From mid-October to January, you can witness the Winter Line, a natural phenomenon that is unique only to Mussoorie and a part of Switzerland. When the sun sets, the western horizon transforms into hues of yellow, red, orange and mauve. Experiencing nature in all its glory makes it worth a visit.
From the resort, you take day trips to explore mountain trails, discover flora and fauna characteristic in this high altitude region, or rafting in the Ganges. Unwind at the resort, indulge in local Kumaoni cuisine, and soak in the warmth of a bonfire under the starry sky in the mountains. What better way to spend quality time together with your family?
Feel on top of the world - Club Mahindra, Pristine Peaks Naldehra, Shimla
Take a break from the buzz and chaos of city life and enjoy a family holiday in Naldehra, a suburban town in Himachal. At Pristine Peaks, a Club Mahindra resort in Naldehra you can enjoy the unspoiled charm and picturesque beauty of the enchanting ambience.
Relax with a round of golf at the 18-hole golf course, at the Naldehra Golf Club. Go on a picnic with your family and soak in the magnificent views of pine and deodar covered hills. Venture out for a trek to the Great Himalayan National Park, and discover local flora and fauna. At the resort, relish local delicacies such as ‘Khatta Ghosht’, meat cooked in yoghurt gravy, and ‘Kawah’ tea mastered by one of the finest chefs.
Club Mahindra resorts are located in destinations which offer families the time and space to connect; whether it is connecting to nature, to the local culture, to oneself or with each other. A family is one of nature’s masterpieces and a family vacation and sharing new experiences together makes it special.