India’s cheery, colourful festive season has officially begun. Can you feel it? Spirits are gently lifted. The atmosphere is singing with hope and positivity. And, there is an underlying faith that the Gods and Goddesses will come down to Earth and magically make everything better. After all, everyone could use a miracle right about now. People are gearing up for auspicious occasions, adorning their homes with exquisite floral garlands, preparing mithai boxes for friends and family, putting on their finest garments, and just for a while, trying to escape the fears of today.

August’s celebratory bells are tolling, and September is all set to follow in pursuit. With lockdown easing, why not retreat to a lovely resort to mark these special events? Club Mahindra has re-opened 20 of its resorts in India, across Uttarakhand, Rajasthan, Kerala, Karnataka, Goa, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry. By partnering with Bureau Veritas, a global leader in Testing, Inspection and Certification, India’s favourite holiday chain brings to you a safe space for all your festive celebrations.

Here’s our Weekend Getaway Calendar, designed to help you make use of 2020’s biggest festivals and long weekends. Now, you have sufficient time to make those plans. Let us shower you with flower petals, confetti, streamers and a whole lot of love. This is our gift to you – a wonderful holiday present tied with a sparkly bow of safety!

Traditional Onam Sadhya Meal on Banana Leaf Family Fun Weekend Getaway on Gandhi Jayanti

August and September Harvest – Onam

Long Weekend: 21st August to 23rd August (If you take Friday off)

The festival of Onam pays tribute to King Mahabali, whose spirit is said to visit Kerala during this sacred 10-day period. If you’d like to soak in the cultural celebrations of this annual harvest, why not travel to our resorts in Cherai or Poovar? Enjoy the presence of the calming backwaters, lulling your mind, body and soul. Sit down for a traditional Sadhya meal, served on a banana leaf. Don a lovely white sari! We’re excited for you to experience the little joys of one of India’s most beloved festivals.

The Hero of October - Gandhi Jayanti

Long weekend: 2nd October to 4th October 

Every year, Gandhi Jayanti is honoured with beautiful prayer services and touching tributes. The nation celebrates the birth of Mahatma Gandhi with great enthusiasm and zeal. After all, he was the one who paved the path for a free India. And as lockdown eases further, why not commemorate your own freedom with a trip to one of Club Mahindra’s enchanting resorts at Mahabaleshwar, Maharashtra? Take a break from your mundane fitness routines and work-from-home regime, with a fun-filled long weekend!

Legendary October - Dussehra

Long weekend: 24th October to 26th October (If you take Monday off)

Dussehra is celebrated with great pomp and splendour across the country. But this time, why not commemorate Lord Rama's victory over Ravana with a tranquil weekend getaway up in the mountains, at Club Mahindra Mussoorie, Uttarakhand? Go out and explore the charming village, or stay in for a movie marathon. Admiring Uttarakhand’s gorgeous landscapes on a nature walk and breathing in the freshest of air. And while you savour these precious moments of freedom, we’ll make sure you are well looked after.

Diwali Celebration with Family Christmas Celebration

 The Gleam of November – Dhanteras, Diwali and Bhai Dooj

Long Weekend: 13th November to 16th November

In honour of the festival of lights, let Club Mahindra shine a light on all your fears and help defeat each one of them. Travel to royal and regal Rajasthan, where our resort in Kumbhalgarh will act as your very own Diwali party venue. Enjoy sumptuous local cuisine, marvellous views of the heritage fort, and a spectacular sound and light show to kickstart your festive celebrations with a bang. Bring in Bhai Dooj, and reminisce on all the fond memories you share with your sibling! Our hotel safety protocols allow you to relax and unwind, while we shield you from harm’s way.

December’s Delight - Christmas

Long weekend: 25th December to 27th December

Spend the most magical time of the year at one of our serene, green resorts in Goa. Recently opened up with care, the sun and surf call out to families. Bask under the peaceful haze of coconut groves. Caress your toes with soft-gold sand, as you gaze out onto the vast beach. Our safe and secure resort holds you in its protective embrace. So, treat your family to a rejuvenating and spiritual time.

As a Club Mahindra membership holder, all your anxieties become redundant, and the only thing you have to worry about is having a good time. Our resort safety measures include everything, from a non-invasive thermal screening process to hospital-grade sanitation facilities, contactless procedures for all front-line processes, and social distancing layouts. If you need more convincing about the secure paradise that we’ve created, go through Club Mahindra reviews on resort safety.

Cheers to a fabulous festive season!

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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