A valentine’s day celebration that’s different from the rest. That’s what Club Mahindra resorts are all about.
Whether a western concept or not, a day about love should be celebrated irrespective. And not just by couples, but by families as well. At the heart of it, Valentine’s Day is about giving and receiving love, and what better way to honour that than to go on a family vacation.
There is no place other than Club Mahindra resorts where not just your ‘better half’, but also your kids will enjoy themselves. Here we present 4 experiences you can choose from, for this year’s valentine’s day celebration which will make you fall in love all over again. And again. And again.
Can we build a snowman?
If the family hasn’t experienced snow before, what are you waiting for? This is the perfect time of the year to play in the snow, build a snowman, and throw snowballs at each other.
Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, pulling on the fun winter clothing, looking even more beautiful with red cheeks and red noses, the whole family shall remember this year’s valentine’s day celebration for years to come.
Breathe in the fresh, crisp mountain air – this is certainly not what you breathe in the city. Take your children for outdoor activities like skiing or sledging. You can also explore the resort and at the end of all your adventures, we will be waiting for you with warm smiles and hot food. The cuisine in the mountains can be unlike anything you have tasted before. Since the indigenous cuisine is heavily inspired by Nepal and Tibet, you will get to eat some mouth-watering delights that will soothe away the cold.
Apart from the snow and the food, you can indulge in sightseeing, taking in the sprawling landscape and historic temples. You can go for a yak ride in Sikkim or visit the hot water springs in Manali.
Dancing to the wave music on the beach
Family picnics by the beach, water sports, sand between your toes, and a glorious sun setting in the sky. A valentine’s day celebration at the beach brings with it peals of laughter and happy hugs.
A tourist’s paradise, you can make your way to Goa where Club Mahindra has 3 resorts to choose from. You can go to Varca to curl your toes in the white pristine sands and the blue waters. Or you can go to Acacia Palms, a boutique resort close to south Goa’s most popular beach – Colva. But if you’re looking to spend some time in a Portuguese style villa, then Emerald Palms is the place for you.
All three resorts give you access to the beach, authentic Goan cuisine, and activities like sightseeing to old Goa where you can explore Goa’s heritage. The churches there are a sight to behold. The resorts are specifically built so you can enjoy your family time without any interruptions.
If Goa is not your thing, you can explore the charming Cherai beach in Kerala for a laidback and peaceful family vacation. This is where you can thrill your kids with the unique experience of jumping fish, which jump over your boat. You could also stop over at Kochi to check out the Chinese fishing nets, a sight you won’t find anywhere else.
Spots or stripes, can you spot some wildlife?
Imagine introducing your children to wildlife in their natural habitat, instead of behind cages at the zoo. Imagine all the memories they will take back home after seeing a tiger or a lion in its natural home. What a positive way to learn a lesson of oneness with nature. And of course, all the photos they can take back to school to show off to their friends. Show and Tell will be a unique experience.
If your family is looking for some adventure, then choosing a jungle destination for your annual valentine’s day celebration would be the perfect choice.
Explore the national park at Corbett, Uttarakhand, to catch sight of the majestic tiger. The thrill of spotting one is unparalleled! Take a jungle safari or go for nature walks. Show your children just how beautiful the world they live in is. What better way to celebrate the day of love than to spend it on teasing out nature’s secrets?
You can even check out Gir, Gujarat, to spot the magnificent lion or Kanha, Madhya Pradesh, where you’ll be greeted by the Royal Bengal Tiger.
Surrounded by spice-scented plantations, Thekkady in Kerala will introduce you to grand elephants. Once you’re there, you can either go on an elephant ride or rafting on bamboo boats.
Ride into the sunset on the back of a camel
One thing common among all Club Mahindra reviews is the merry time our guests have had in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan. Well, what’s not to like in this town that is thriving in the middle of India’s largest desert?
Arrive in style driving through the sprawling Thar desert to reach Club Mahindra Jaisalmer that has been built in the haveli style. Here, you will be spoilt for choice on how best to kickstart your valentine’s day celebration. You can opt for a barbeque or lounge by the poolside. You can go sightseeing or stay at the resort to enjoy some folk dance and music. Or you can dig into the heavenly Rajasthani cuisine of dal baati churma, gatte ki sabji and mawa kachori. Or you can do all!
But you must also indulge in two of Jaisalmer’s signature experiences: sand dune safari and a camel ride. A sand dune safari will take your family and you into the desert in a jeep, and race you up and down the dunes. It will leave you thrilled, screaming with joy, and a lot of sand from the desert in your shoes!
Post the safari, hop onto the back of a camel. These colourfully decorated animals will take you on another ride through the desert. Only this time, you will be a lot higher from the ground. As you bounce up and down on its back, don’t forget to hold on tight and click pictures of the sunset. Pay special attention to the colours you’ll see in the sky. You won’t find the same orange and purple colours in any other sunset.
We sincerely hope you find one holiday experience to your liking, and decide to spend this special day with us. A valentine’s day celebration with family is a wonderful way to spend time with them. See you soon then!
PS: There may be a lot of resorts in India but none compare to what a Club Mahindra membership can give you. So get one for yourself today, and begin your holiday journey with us!