For your 40th birthday this year, do something different. Choose from these 5 activities to rejuvenate your spirit and redefine yourself.
They say age is just a number, and oftentimes, when people introduce themselves, they say, ‘I am forty years young.’ And isn’t that the truth! With the 40s becoming the new 30s, the time is now ripe for you to celebrate your 40th birthday in style.
If you’re making travel plans to ring in this epic birthday, then Club Mahindra resorts have some spectacular ideas for you. How about you try these activities and enjoy experiences that you might have never had till now? These will leave you reenergized, and filled with a new zest for life.
Without further ado, 5 activities you must definitely try, to celebrate your 40th:
Go vroom on the water sports
Well, Goa may have gorgeous beaches, beautiful sunsets and amazingly delicious food. But what it also has is water sports.
Imagine sitting behind a jet ski, and going skipping on the sea waters, as the wind brushes your hair behind, and the salt water splashes on your face. Sounds thrilling, doesn’t it? You can also go on a banana ride if you’re a group of friends or family. There is the option of parasailing, where a boat takes you into the air as you hover over the sea. Oh, can you picture the mesmerizing views you’ll see, the sheer joy of doing something so wild?
And once you have had your thrill of the water sports, you can even run down the beach, splashing through the sea water, shouting with glee. After so much fun, there’s nothing better than to head back to the resort to sample the local delicacies and plan a dinner party or a romantic one.
We recommend a lot of sunscreen, change of clothes, and your spirit of adventure.
Say hello to marine life with some snorkelling
We bet you didn’t see that coming!
Snorkelling is when you swim through the water and peer just below the surface to see the wondrous world of marine life. You are usually equipped with a diving mask to help you see clearly under water, and a breathing apparatus that has a tubing that stays above the water to help you breathe. This tube is called a snorkel. You can wear a wetsuit, swimsuit or even go in your regular clothes. Just make sure you’re not too attached to these clothes!
Unlike diving, which requires special training, anyone can do snorkelling. Even if you don’t know how to swim, you can go for it. Just tell your life guards beforehand so they can accordingly prepare someone to aid you with this fun activity.
Once your eyes breach the surface, and take a peek behind the sea water curtain, the colours, the variety of fish, and the sheer beauty of the aquatic life will make you forget everything on the surface. We can guarantee you’ll be in no hurry to return to land once you catch a glimpse of the entire ecosystem that exists just beneath our feet.
And what’s more, with a Club Mahindra membership, you can do snorkelling - and more!
Soar through the mountain peaks with paragliding
Let us paint you a picture. You, in the air, above the ground, gliding gracefully among majestic mountains with a bird’s eye view of the valley below. Can you have a better 40th birthday than this?
An experience that will leave you breathless, paragliding can be best enjoyed in Manali, Hatgad (Saputara, Maharashtra) and Naukuchiatal (Uttarakhand). Whether you’re looking at the Western Ghats or the mighty Himalayas, paragliding will give you a new appreciation for life. You may start to ponder your contribution, and how to make the most of your time here.
Paragliding is dependent on winds, so you will have to enquire and book the adventure on the day you want to go. You can either do the activity alone – with an experienced paraglider guiding your journey or in tandem. There are short and long versions of it as well; typically, 15 minutes and 30 minutes.
The view that will greet you will be unlike you have seen before! And since it will be windy, Club Mahindra reviews recommend you carry some warm clothes and sunglasses to protect yourself.
Ride a river with river rafting
If you have ever dreamed of taming a river, then river rafting is the adventure that you’re looking for, for your 40th birthday. Going down a rapid river in nothing but a raft with oars, and your wits for company, this is not for the faint hearted. When the chilly waters of the river hit you, they leave you breathless but oh so exhilarated.
Shimla and Manali offer amazing views and wonderful adventures, river rafting being one of them. Your family is going to have so much fun as they join you on the raft!
It’s best not to think about it for too long so you don’t lose the nerve to go through with it. Trust your instincts and your experienced staff who will be aiding you, and go for it.
Test your endurance with a trek
Treks are a wonderful way of testing your fitness levels and being one with nature. All you need for a trek is some sturdy shoes, water, and energy bars to keep you going.
From picturesque mountains to the mangrove islands. From a nature trek in one of the national parks to a walk through a tea or coffee plantation. All treks are just a way of being in harmony with the world at large. The peace and relaxation that such an adventure would bring will tide you over for months. And when you’re having a bad day at work or life has got you down, you will remember the trees, the birds, the water and the animals, and life shall be well on the positive track again.
And the best part is, you don’t need to go searching for different resorts in India to find a trek to fit your requirements. All of them are available at Club Mahindra.
A birthday is the perfect time to take stock of all that has been, and all that can be. Celebrate your 40th birthday by doing something new, different and exciting. Don’t go for the same dinner with family and friends. Instead, take them on these experiences together. You will capture some priceless moments.