Deck the halls with boughs of holly, ‘tis the season to be jolly! As these words ring in your ears and a festive mood takes over your heart, it’s time you start planning a Christmas break with the family. Here is a compilation of 10 quick getaways in and around Mumbai that are perfect for everyone in the household. This is for all the mummies, daddies, and kiddies who have been good this year!
1. Vivanta by Taj – President, Cuffe Parade
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Mumbai’s Vivanta by Taj – President has on offer Christmas packages for people to partake in and enjoy. When here, you can check-in to a plush suite and enjoy discounts in the hotel’s various facilities including the Jiva Spa and Taj Salon. At this hotel, you’ll be right in the middle of all the action of the city but still away from its chaos. If you feel like it, Marine Drive isn’t far away; you can go there for an evening stroll to take in the festive atmosphere. Book a stay at Vivanta by Taj and enjoy the festive season .
2. Westend Hotel, Matheran
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In the mood for an English Christmas? The Westend Hotel houses 33 British-style cottages that exude a characteristic old-worldly charm. Here, you’re tucked deep into the woods, away from the madness of city life. Spend your Christmas horse-riding, trekking, playing indoor games, lazing on hammocks, and enjoying the most-awaited event, the evening magic show and Christmas party. What’s more, you will have an uninterrupted and noise-free Christmas because Matheran is a no-cars zone! Enjoy the natural beauty of Matheran by staying at Westend Hotel Matheran. Compare and book online.
3. Aamby Valley City, Lonavala
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Aamby Valley is a luxurious destination located in proximity to Mumbai. Dotted with forests, a lake, high-end accommodation, and a sprawling plaza, the city is a vibrant hub of activity during Christmas. Gala events are held in its main shopping and entertainment complex, offering activity options to every member of the family. You can also enjoy the festival in the privacy of your own bungalow. Add a nip in the air and you have yourself the added advantage of the dream Christmas weather. Read review and book your stay at Aamby Valley, Lonavala.
4. The Waterfront Shaw, Lavasa
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Check into the Waterfront Shaw that boasts unparalleled views of Lavasa. Christmas here is a treat for the entire family. This colorful city lights up during this time of the year, as wonderful Indipop, Broadway, and western classical music reverberate in the air. Those who love to shop even on vacation can head to its flea markets, and kids can ask Santa for their heart’s desires. As a bonus, you can also enjoy Segway rides and water sports here. Enjoy the best of Lavasa, book your room at Waterfront Shaw today.
5. Rainforest Villas, Panchgani
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Christmas in strawberry fields! Yes, that’s what you will get in Panchgani. The Rainforest Resort is located close to the hill station’s main market and offers budget accommodation with modern and comfortable amenities. It is the perfect place to relax in, for those wishing to not to step out at all. If you intend on taking in the sights, fret not; it is close to Mahabaleshwar and all the major viewing points. A stay here ensures you have a fun-filled Christmas, reminiscent of simpler, childhood days. Read user reviews and book your stay at Rainforest Resort Panchgani now!.
6. Westin Mumbai Garden City, Goregaon
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The Westin Mumbai Garden City offers exclusive staycation packages for guests who’d like to enjoy their Christmas break in Mumbai but wish to enjoy the feeling of being in a dreamy garden. Parents can enjoy the invigorating spa treatments while kids can make a splash in the pool before you take in the fun of its grand Christmas celebrations together. The cherry on the icing is that the hotel offers a late evening checkout time so that you can recover from festivities and return home rejuvenated. Pamper yourself, check availability and book your suite at Westin Mumbai Garden only at Cleartrip.
7. Royal Orchid Central Grazia, Vashi
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Located in Navi Mumbai, the Royal Orchid Central Grazia is the perfect Christmas getaway for families who don’t wish to venture too far out of the city. A specialist in all kinds of events, the hotel leaves no stone unturned in making sure this season is the jolliest for its guests. Choose from its deluxe and club rooms, take a dip in its pool, and enjoy the festivities; the hotel offers five-star comforts at three-star prices! For the most comfortable experience book Royal Orchid Central Grazia online. Its hasslefree!
8. Kundalika Cottages, Kolad
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Spend a Christmas amidst trees at Kundalika Cottages in Kolad, which offers eight split-level cottages spread across acres of greenery on the banks of a river. Nature trails through the forest and adventure activities like river crossing and kayaking can be enjoyed here by all members of the family. Take a blissful evening stroll by the waterfront or simply relax with a book while the kids play. Just know that this is going to be a different jolly season for sure -- it’ll be a green Christmas! Adventure vacation this Christmas, enjoy at Kundalika Cottages in Kolad!
9. Big Splash, Alibaug
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Situated next to the coast with a huge swimming pool in its complex, the Big Splash resort in Alibaug ensures you have a cool blue Christmas. The resort is the perfect getaway for the entire family. Are you left wondering why should kids have all the fun? Well, the waterslides and swaying palm trees here call out to parents and grandparents as well. As if that wasn’t enough, you can head to the beach and make a splash amidst the waves too! Enjoy family vacation this Christmas at Big Splash resort in Alibaug .
10. Hotel Dreamland, Mahabaleshwar
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Spend a dreamy Christmas at Mahabaleshwar’s Dreamland resort, which is sprawled out across 23 acres of forested land. Here, a mix of quaint cottages and rooms are interspersed among the woods and a large pool is located at its epicenter. For years, it has been a desirable holiday resort for families from in and around Mahabaleshwar. Come Christmas, this place adds a veritable red to its green surroundings. It comes alive with parties, magic shows, and a festive atmosphere.
Christmas is a joyous occasion. However, a lot of that happiness quotient depends on where you choose to spend your holidays. We are sure this list has solved your problem of finding the right vacation spot from Mumbai. So, pack your bags, put on your Santa hats and reindeer headgears, load up your car’s sound system with Christmas carols, and make your way to the getaway of your choice. While doing so, don’t forget to fill your stockings with goodies!