Some of the best memories happen when things are unplanned. The same goes for vacations. Some people are spontaneous and take off on impromptu vacations every once in a while, but it may not be everyone's cup of tea. Planning a vacation well in advance has its pros, but so does a last-minute trip. Whether you want to take a family vacation, a surprise romantic getaway, or a solo trip, here are some tips to help you plan a fun and memorable last-minute trip.

  • Fix a budget

Everything boils down to fixing a budget. Since it is a last-minute trip, you will have to spend some time planning your budget. Take stock of your expenses, savings, and how much you are willing to spend on this trip, and then fix a budget. Based on your budget, the other factors like the destination, tickets, accommodation, and experiences to indulge in will fall into place.

  • Decide a holiday destination

After fixing the budget, it is time to select a holiday destination. There are so many top holiday destinations for you to choose from. Based on your budget and how much time you can take off, you can decide whether you want to take an international or a domestic trip. You can also choose a destination based on the type of holiday you want. Do you want to relax amid nature, indulge in adventure sports, take a spiritual journey, and visit temples and architectural wonders? Based on the type of vacation you want, you can choose a destination and plan.

  • Get good deals on tickets & accommodation

Now that the destination is locked, it is time to book your tickets and accommodation. Based on your budget and preference, you can choose a mode of transport. You can take a flight, a train, a bus, or a road trip. Many hospitality companies in the country offer great deals and discounts, even on your bookings and reservations. With Club Mahindra, you will always find the finest deals on your tickets and accommodation. 

  • Look for places to see at your holiday destination

After booking the tickets and accommodation, it is time to make an itinerary. Look for popular tourist places to visit at your holiday destination that you can add to your itinerary. Many holiday destinations also offer unique experiences that tourists can enjoy. You can add those to your list as well. Look up sightseeing spots, restaurants to visit, and activities you can indulge in before you get there to make the most of your holidays.

  • Packing

Pack light and pack smart. Make a list of essentials that you need to carry. If there is space left after packing the travel essentials, you can leave the extra space to bring back souvenirs from the trip. Make sure you pack all your documents, visa, passport, tickets, and IDs that you will need while travelling. You may also want to take your camera to capture all the memories you will make.

  • Be flexible

Last but not least, be flexible with your plans. If you can keep an open mind and be flexible with your travel dates and destinations, you may be able to plan a cost-effective trip. Also, whether it’s a last-minute trip or a planned vacation, there are always unavoidable factors that may become a bump in the road. It is crucial to be flexible with plans so that one can still have a good time with the roadblocks that may occur during the trip.

With over 100 resorts across the world, Club Mahindra offers incredible stay experience. Book your holiday with us and make it more magical. 


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 290,000 members , who can holiday at 140+ resorts in India and abroad.

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