From majestic mountains, sandy beaches and lush dense forests, to sprawling cities and marvellous architecture, you don’t have to travel to different countries to experience all of these. It is all present in India alone! While everyone has a travel bucket list, most people miss adding some of the best experiences that can be enjoyed in our country, for which tourists come from all over the world. It is true what they say, when something is within easy reach, we tend to discount or overlook it. And, overlooking the spectacular beauty of India is something that should never be done. So, go ahead, add the following adventures to your travel bucket list and make 2024 an unforgettable year!

Additionally, Club Mahindra resorts at most of these places tend to make your escapades even sweeter, as you stay in the lap of luxury, with all amenities you could think of, and enjoy the bespoke and especially curated experiences that only Club Mahindra can offer. Read on...

Marvel at the Taj Mahal in Agra

One of the Wonders of the World, the Taj Mahal is considered to be the most beautiful monument and India’s most visited tourist attraction. Whether you visit it for the first time or many times, the first look of the Taj Mahal is bound to fill you with awe and wonder. The white marble monument with the towering domes and minarets is simply spectacular. The biggest literal example of love, the Taj Mahal is one of the best Mughal creations and is a beauty to behold. Walk through the mausoleum and learn about Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal and be sure to take lots of photos!

Be sure to spend some time walking through the Charbagh or the Mughal Gardens that surround the Taj Mahal. The gardens are lush green and the pathways make for a peaceful walk while you marvel at the white beauty from afar.

Tip: The Taj Mahal is closed for visitors on Fridays. Make sure you plan your trip accordingly!

Club Mahindra resort in Agra is Ramada Plaza by Wyndham, which has verdant lawns and a swimming pool, among many other amenities to make your stay comfortable and luxurious! If you have not visited the Taj Mahal, make sure to add it to your travel bucket list.

Experience The Thrill of Tiger Spotting at Jim Corbett National Park

Nestled in the Himalayas, Jim Corbett National Park is one of India’s most famous nature parks, named after the renowned conservationist and naturalist, Jim Corbett. The national park is home to a large number of royal Bengal tigers, the highest among any other national park in India. Additionally, there are elegant elephants that call the park their home. The national park is one of the most popular places to visit in India.

The Jim Corbett National Park is spread over approximately 1,400 sq km, out of which 520 sq km is the core region. Book a jeep safari or a canter, and head into the dense forest to experience the animals in their natural habitat. There are tigers, elephants, different species of deer and monkeys, and even peacocks inside the national park. And, even if you don’t spot a tiger, just the thrill of spotting their footprints and hearing the stories from the guides is a unique experience in itself.

Club Mahindra Corbett is a great resort that is located on the banks of the Kosi river and offers delicious Kumaoni cuisine that will soothe your soul as you return after an exhilarating safari. Hurry up and book your Club Mahindra resort in Nainital… The jungles are calling!

Get Some Much Needed Break in Kerala, God’s Own Country

Kerala is one of India’s most beautiful states that definitely must be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The state of South India has a long coastline along the Arabian Sea and hilly interiors. It is essentially a state where one can enjoy the beach and the mountains too! Relax on the tropical beaches, munch on some delicious banana chips, sip on some cool and fresh coconut water, and spend ample time doing simply nothing.

The tea plantations of Munnar, the backwaters in Kumarakom, the hilly region of Wayanad, the old city vibe of Kochi, and the Ayurvedic resorts, Kerala caters to every kind of tourist! Visit Kerala, and have the time of your life!

Club Mahindra resorts in Kerala are comfortable and luxurious. There are four resorts - Club Mahindra Munnar and Club Mahindra Mount Serene in Munnar, Club Mahindra Ashtamudi in Kollam, and Club Mahindra Thekkady that have all amenities that anyone could require and make Kerala one of the best places to visit in India.

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Experience the Traditional Rajasthani Food and Enjoy Camel Rides

Rajasthan is one of India’s most royal states and has heavy influences from the Rajputs that once ruled the majestic state. The architecture, marvellous palaces, delectable local cuisine, pristine lakes, and warm-hearted people, when you see all this, you know that you are in Rajasthan! Definitely add Rajasthan to your travel bucket list, as each city is more beautiful than the next, and has different and unforgettable experiences.

Jaipur is called the Pink City and rightly so. Every building in the old city of Jaipur is coloured in pretty shades of pink and there are shops selling everything imaginable! Hawa Mahal, Amer Fort and Jal Mahal are some of the must-visit monuments, with a rich history. Udaipur, the City of Lakes, has some gorgeous lakes and palaces. Experience the camel rides in sand dunes and deserts of Jaisalmer. Also, enjoy a traditional Rajasthani meal and the local dance in the tents set up.

Club Mahindra boasts of four beautiful resorts in Rajasthan that are not only comfortable and luxurious, but have all amenities that anyone could possibly require. Club Mahindra Udaipur, Club Mahindra Jaisalmer, Club Mahindra Kumbhalgarh, and Pratap Niwas Palace in Jodhpur are the Club Mahindra resorts in the state.

Embark on Adventure Sports in Gangtok

There are amazing sites to see and adventure sports to experience in Gangtok, the capital city of Sikkim. With snow-capped, majestic mountains, lush green forests, historically important mountain passes, and crystal clear rivers, Gangtok must definitely be on your travel bucket list. The paradise has much to offer and is a wholesome experience in itself.

The Teesta River gushes through the city and river rafting (for amateurs and professionals) takes a whole different meaning! In addition to rafting, tourists can also enjoy boating.

Gangtok also offers paragliding adventures and tourists can experience the thrill of the city and the towering mountains from a height of 2000 metres above sea level.

The Seven Sisters Waterfall adds to the natural beauty of the state and the Goecha La trek is unforgettable. Rhododendron trees, Samiti Lake and the Dzongri glades make for a captivating trek indeed.

Club Mahindra resorts in Sikkim are located in Gangtok and these include Club Mahindra Baiguney and Club Mahindra Gangtok. They are luxurious resorts featuring all modern-day amenities. A stay at any one of these resorts will make your Gangtok experience even more unforgettable!

Ride on The Toy Train in Darjeeling

The Darjeeling toy train is one of the most loved things to do while visiting the hill station, along with tasting the delicious momos and the hot thukpa that is guaranteed to warm you up on a cold day! The Darjeeling toy train is a small steam engine that pulls mini coaches up the steep and majestic mountains and passes through dense forests, towering trees, breathtaking valleys, and some waterfalls. The ride starts from Darjeeling Railway Station and moves at a snail’s pace, covering a distance of 14 km in about 2 hours. The slow moving train creates excellent opportunities to click beautiful photos and get lost in the gorgeous views of the hilly countryside.

The Summit Hero is a Club Mahindra resort in Darjeeling that is any traveller’s dream. It provides bespoke experiences and stunning views of the beauty all around. The resort also organises mountain yoga and meditation sessions, rock climbing, monastery tours, and other activities that make the experience memorable.

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Visit Shimla and gape at the pine forests and the colonial-style buildings

The summer capital of the erstwhile British government, Shimla is the most popular hill station of Himachal Pradesh and is located at an altitude of 2205 metres above sea level. There are beautiful and pristine colonial-era buildings that populate the city. Besides, Shimla apples and snowfall are popular all around the world. Experience snowfall in Shimla, it is a must on every traveller’s bucket list experiences. And, it snows from December to February in this beautiful yet sleepy hillside town.

Shimla’s city centre is closed for vehicles and it is a unique way to explore the winding alleys and the picturesque Victorian buildings. Shimla’s Mall Road is one of the most popular places to visit in India and is home to charming cafes, quaint restaurants and quirky shops. The Christ Church, India’s second oldest church, is located in Shimla too. For adrenaline junkies, there are many activities that they can embark on from the town.

Club Mahindra Kandaghat is a great resort in Shimla and the joy of waking up to birds’ calls and sipping coffee/tea while marvelling at the natural beauty makes for a wholesome experience.

Stay at a Kashmiri Houseboat

One of the most unique experiences that finds its way on every travel bucket list is a Kashmiri houseboat. Traditional yet modern, houseboats are also called floating houses and are anchored boats on the banks of the two most beautiful lakes of Srinagar - Dal Lake and Nigeen Lake. Ideal for people of all ages, houseboats are good for couples, families, and even solo travellers.

The houseboat experience includes a shikara ride and tourists can enjoy the unique experience of shopping on houseboats, as vendors sail around on their own boats and sell everything from unique Kashmiri handicrafts to carpets and cooked Kashmiri dishes.

Historically, it is believed that the native kings of Kashmir had prohibited the construction of houses around the lakes and the concept of living on boats thus emerged. Further, wake up to the sounds of the waves and enjoy unobstructed views of the pristine Dal Lake. Indisputably, a stay in a houseboat in Kashmir is a must for all visitors!

Club Mahindra maintains houseboats in Srinagar and offers shikara rides, trekking experiences, and delectable Kashmiri food. The lodging options are cosy and the entire experience is truly memorable.

Relax on The Beaches of Goa

Goa has some of the best beaches, wildest nightlife and delectable food. Not just for party animals, the beautiful state is home to beautiful pieces of architecture and magnificent churches. If you have not visited Goa, then add it to your travel bucket list and it will definitely not disappoint.

Wake up listening to the sound of the waves crashing on the beach, feel the sand between your toes, while away the day sitting in some beach shack and get ready to party all night. Also, it has opportunities for adventure sports like wind surfing and trekking. Come with friends, family, your partner, or even solo, and you will go back falling in love with this place.

Club Mahindra has four beautiful resorts in Goa - Club Mahindra Varca and Club Mahindra Emerald Palms are in Varca, Club Mahindra Acacia Palms is in Madgaon, and Club Mahindra Assonora is in Bardez. Each Club Mahindra resort is unique in itself and promises to make your vacation relaxing and unforgettable.

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Explore the many adventures of Mahabaleshwar

Located close to Pune, the hill station of Mahabaleshwar is a unique place to visit, with many unforgettable experiences and adventures. Pick strawberries at the many strawberry farms, taste the local Maharashtrian food, and enjoy boating in Venna Lake.

The fresh mountain air, crisp mountain wind, and radiant sunshine are some of the few reasons why a visit to Mahabaleshwar must be on everyone’s travel bucket list. The small town also has some excellent trekking opportunities and hikes around the beautiful waterfalls, lakes and through the small villages makes the experience even more exhilarating.

Club Mahindra Saj and Club Mahindra Sherwood are good resorts in Mahabaleshwar that are stacked with all amenities and provide unique experiences for visitors.

Pack your bags and embark on an unforgettable journey, gaining unique experiences. Make 2024 great and your year! You never know what is in store. It is best to make memories and take as many adventures as possible. Add incredible India’s tourist attractions for memorable experiences to your travel bucket list and simply take off!

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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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