Category Archives: Adventure
Chennai Wheels Club is a small non-profit community of biking enthusiasts who enjoy the very essence of biking across endless roads. The club enjoys a variety of bikers with machines from various makes and models. Any good rider within the age of 25 – 50 years and with a well maintained motorbike with the cubic capacity falling between 200 – 500cc is welcome to be a part of the club. The club is dedicated to furthering the love of motorcycling in and around the great southern states of India.
Feel free to add yourself as a member of the group, as we get along to enjoy some fine coffee time, grasp nature’s most divine creations and master some of the most fine roads across the southern terrain in India. We acknowledge that everyone has a heart to ride and he/she should not be limited based on what model or make one might have. With a mission to improve lives through motorcycling, the club enjoys teaching the joys of biking, advocating safe riding practises, and to produce adventurous and enjoyable rides and events. Our signature programs include Coffee & Club, Ride Your Soul Series and The West Coast Road.
The club is based in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. The club has close to 350+ members and was founded with the focus that everyone with a passion at heart and a machine at hand, can enjoy a fine riding experience and can come together as a family of great riders hailing from across pan South India.
The motto of the club : Forever to celebrate the Spirit of Motorcycling.
● Inter-State rides
● Safe Motorcycling Awareness Programs
● Moto launches & Reviews
● Meet & Club – Member meets
● Environmental Awareness Programs
Administrator of the Chennai Wheels Club is the versatile Vasanth Benjamin who is also the admin of Proud Yamaha FZ Owners page. Vasanth is a Motorcycle enthusiast, Endurance trekker & certified jungle survival specialist. He is the CEO of The Chikkiboo Travel Company.
Bitten by the travel bug, Vasanth is a Globetrotter of 65 countries and driven in 40+ countries.
He has finished 10 intercountry rides (India – Bhutan) , (India – China) , (Georgia – Russia) , (Sri Lanka Cross Country) , (US-Canada), (Vietnam – Cambodia) , (Indonesia – Papua New Guinea Cross Country) , (Mauritius – Island Marathon) and (Madagascar cross-island champion).
Vasanth is the Inter-Jungle motocross group lead : Western Ghats India, Sunderbans Bengal, Agumbe, Sinharaja Forests, and Sri Lanka. He has completed 5+ All India rides (Jammu – Kanyakumari) , (Mumbai – Chennai) ,(Chennai – Goa), (Chennai – Mangalore) and has driven Ladakh super-terrain solo-motor marathon across the world’s highest motorable road 5 times.
● Club Name : Chennai Wheels Club
● Members : 350+ Riders
● Type of Club : Motorcycling Ride Club
● Models : All brands & makes (200-500CC)
● Website : https://chennaiwheels.wixsite.com/club
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.