October 14, 2021
CM Content Team
Ours is a land of rich heritage, especially when it comes to food. Blessed with a huge variety of culinary options, we’re spoiled for choice. West Bengal is famous for its sweets. From fluffy Rosogollas and decadent Malpuas to opulent Ras Malai and creamy Mishti Doi, Bengali sweets rule over the dessert kingdom. But there’s more to Bengali cuisine than just sweets. It offers a wide range of tangy flavours and textures such as Kosha Mangsho, Shukto and Aalu Posto.
Now that the monsoon has retreated, Navaratri is almost upon us, and so is Durga Puja. While the rest of the country celebrates Navaratri, West Bengal worships Maa Durga and hosts her for nine days. Food is one of the main highlights of the festival. Devotees celebrate the goddess’ bounty through sumptuous food. If you’re getting the cravings for Bengali food, head out on a holiday to one of these Club Mahindra resorts.
Club Mahindra Gangtok, Sikkim
Offering spectacular views of the legendary Chola Range, Club Mahindra Gangtok is a treat for the senses. Nestled amidst lush green valleys, it offers you a relaxing stay and gives you a taste of mountain hospitality. Here, birds serenade you and clouds descend to play hide and seek; the nights are misty and the mornings shine bright like diamonds.
Enjoy meals cooked over a traditional stove and share a tea with the chef. Learn to create art out of rocks and conjure magic out of thin air at various workshops. Explore the mountains on bicycles and visit the rugged Nathu La Pass. Breathe in the crisp mountain air and recharge your soul as you enjoy a laidback mountain vacation.
Club Mahindra Baiguney, Sikkim
Overlooking the beautiful Rangeet River, Club Mahindra Baiguney is a gem nestled amidst the lush green valleys of Gangtok. Away from the bustle of the city, it swaddles you a cocoon of serenity. It serves as your base for a number of exciting activities that include the relaxing Chakung Trek, rejuvenating yoga, stimulating workshops and fun in the swimming pool.
Start your day with a hearty breakfast. Enjoy a picnic lunch by the Rangeet River and surprise your loved one with a candle-lit dinner by pool under a starry sky. Work off your culinary indulgences at the resort gym and keep yourself engaged with a variety of games. This is the perfect place to enjoy a leisurely vacation with family.
Summit Hermon Hotel and Spa, Darjeeling
Moving a little up north, Summit Hermon stands out like a shining jewel amidst a riot of velvet greenery. The views are breath-taking and the accommodation is splendid. Colonial in its grandeur and modern in its amenities, the resort has a timeless appeal. You will be pampered by the friendly and well-trained staff; your every need will be looked after.
Explore the Happy Valley Tea Estate to see India’s favourite beverage being made. Take a ride on the Darjeeling Himalayan Railway toy train and travel back a hundred years as you chug along leisurely through spectacular mountain scenery. Meditate at Japanese Peace Pagoda and marvel at the intricate beauty of Rock Garden. Enjoy a satisfying holiday with your loved ones.
Summit Barsana Resort & Spa, Kalimpong
Tranquillity reigns supreme at Summit Barsana Resort & Spa, Kalimpong. Surrounded by monasteries, temples and churches among the mountains, it takes on a spiritual hue. The fresh mountain air is revitalizing and the spirituality is uplifting. Indulge your palate at the resort’s multi-cuisine restaurant which is a literal melting pot of varied cuisines. Here’s your chance to try a traditional Nepali thali.
The majestic Mount Kanchenjunga make the perfect backdrop for the region’s picturesque beauty. There’s much to explore around the resort. But if you’d rather take it easy, relax and replenish your soul, visit the Metta Spa for a luxurious pampering experience. Whatever you choose to do, you will have a memorable holiday that’s interspersed with a lingering sense of fulfilment.
Club Mahindra Netrang, Gujarat
If you want to experience Navratri’s fervour in its purest form, come down to vibrant Gujarat. Though located away from the urban rush, a holiday at Club Mahindra Netrang is anything but boring. Settled in a forest amidst red sandalwood trees, the bright blue of the open sky and dazzling greens of a flourishing jungle add colours to your holiday.
A village walk will take you through glorious green pastures and quaint village homes. Enjoy piping hot food as the village life goes about at a leisurely pace. The Shoolpaneshwar Wildlife Sanctuary, Statue of Unity and Ninai Waterfall will keep your holiday interesting. Enjoy candle-lit dinners, informative nature walks and organic farm tours which will add variety to your vacation.
The upcoming festive season is the perfect excuse to take a much-deserved break and get away from the mind-numbing routine. Choose your holiday destination and book an exciting Club Mahindra holiday today.
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.