Category Archives: Adventure
Ever heard someone who has been to Northern India, specifically the Himalayan range, and has returned saying “Well, it wasn’t much”? We dare you to find someone who would be so out of snap to have said that. The Indian subcontinent is home to the breathtaking Himalayan Range that spans across ten of the Northern-North-eastern states. What is more intriguing about the Himalayas is the opportunity it accords everyone to test their will against odds. It is a dream comes true for many of us to set afoot in the Himalayas. There is a specific notion towards the trekking experience many an Indian and people from the word over have so many fond and not-so-fond memories of. We have seen numerous fictional and non-fictional encounters in the current day that has its root at the trekking experiences of many world-renowned climbing teams, and people, per se.
Chennai has a new fun element inaugurated on 12th March 2016. So get ready for the adrenaline rush. If you are the kind travelling on the ECR, you could not have missed the WildTribe Ranch next to Crocodile bank and Jade resorts. It is not a new kid in the block for Chennai but just for ECR since the adventure park has just moved from Ponneri to ECR after successful 9 years there. WildTribe called us to have the first feel (isn’t it thrilling?) through Chennai Bloggers Club (http://chennaibloggers.in). Here is our experience at the venue. For those not the real adventurous or the little fuzzy ones, here is a sigh of relief. WildTribe focuses on two main things – Safety and Hygiene. We had it proved when we were refused to try few of the adventures since safety check was not completed yet. Safety boards and precautions are there in red and yellow everywhere and the operators are clear on the permissible age and weight giving us the confidence we need to get onto the adventurous trail.
Travelling today has a lot of strings and if you are travelling with family, most of our time is spent in gathering people, ensuring everyone is comfortable and making sure all their needs are met. Additionally, safety of baggage takes top priority and in case, it is a longer trip, baggage grows more in number. Travel times is about one or the other keeping awake to ensure baggage stays with us. Additional care points when taking along elderly people lies in ensuring all their accessories such as spectacles, mobile, medicines go along with them wherever they go. This is not the issue with large groups alone, even when we are travelling alone or being a frequent traveler in a touring group, we carry a lot of our gadgets such as camera, tripod, mobile, lens, laptops, cards, external HDD and so many to make travel blogging or purpose tours fully covered to have an impact on our audience.
Chennai, of late is experiencing a boom in cycle sales. It is surprising as we are seeing a dip in the cost of petrol and in an ideal situation, it must be more of bikes and cars. Looking at the other side of it, seeing the traffic of Chennai, probably a cyclist finds it easy going to reach short destinations in lesser time. For the health and fitness, conscious people, it serves two purpose, travelling and also exercising without sparing time in the daily rigorous schedule. Chennai Focus saw many varieties of cycles in the cycle showrooms in Chennai, showing off their best with larger space and range.
Catching on the rage of themed restaurants coming up in the city, India’s first cycling cafe, Ciclo opens in Chennai. This sounds to be a good marketing technique which will drive business think tank to look at various ways of reaching the customers.
Shree Manimahesh Travels organizes religious and adventure tours to many places such as Kailash, Amarnath, Char Dham, Kedarnath, Badrinath and more. For the adventure seekers, we have Jeep / Bike Safari Tours.
If you are having a 9 to 11-year-old at home and is not worried about sending him / her on a camp, this event is for you. Aavishkaar India is conducting a Karadimalai Camp for the first timers. The camp is on 27 and 28 April 2015 and 20 May 2015 to 21 May 2015 and comes at a cost of Rs. 5500/-
Karadimalai is a small hill station located a top a linear hill range of the Eastern Ghats, approachable from Jholarpet / Tirupattur. The sylvan setting at the foot of “Bear Hill” is where campers go on nature trails and trekking. Yellagiri, where the bird life is plentiful, is an ideal spot for children to experience camping and trekking.
A breathtaking demo drive by Narain Karthikeyan marked the launch of tyre manufactures MRF’s path-breaking single-seater race car project here on Friday. Burning tyre by demonstrating ‘doughnuts’, the F1 racer took the vehicle for a spin in the parking area of a mall, but he could show only a glimpse of the car’s capability on the marble surface.
Adventure Zone, has introduced Chennai to a whole range of adrenaline sports. Whether parasailing, rappelling, rock-climbing,camping or scuba diving, it has been the first to give a taste of life on the thrill side. The company is run by a former army commando instructor with specialized training and over 25 years experience in adventure sports. Adventure Zone adheres to stringent safety norms, ensuring a 100% safety record.
Why spend so much money on travelling abroad for an adventurous vacation when you can experience all the fun and thrills in India at a fraction of the cost? India offers tremendous opportunities for adventure tourism – from scuba-diving and trekking to para gliding and skiing, the country has a lot to offer.
To those wondering what is parkour, here is a short write up. Parkour is a method or lifestyle to get strong physically and mentally and to be able to adapt to any situation and overcome obstacles in life. It involves various techniques that require many years of training, hard work and experience to attain perfection. It is a non-competitive activity that has no specific age limit or eligibility.
How many of us have visited the Madras Crocodile bank? It hosts many of the firsts and is an experience of wild life near Chennai. It provides workshops and also provides a night safari for the adventurous. Fun and informative talks every weekend about reptiles, snakes, crocodiles is an eye opener and it hosts the only underwater crocodile exhibit in India. Now it is in the news with Anacondas .. it is interesting to note the various activities of MCBT which we are covering in this news. Read on..
The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust (MCBT) will unveil their anaconda display in the beginning of September and people will get an opportunity to view the huge reptiles that they have so far seen only in Hollywood movies.
Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM) today unveiled the concept cars of its Etios Motor Racing (EMR) Series along with exciting motorsport activities at Lanson Toyota and Harsha Toyota in Chennai.This new venture is in line with its global philosophy of introducing ‘WAKU DOKI’, which in Japanese means ‘excitement, joy and fun.’