All posts tagged: Adventure

Polonnaruwa & Sigiriya, Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka Itinerary Day 3 On day 3, we had a big day ahead since we planned to visit the ancient city of Polonnaruwa and Sigiriya rock fortress. After having a big English breakfast of bread-butter-jam, eggs and some fruits in the morning we met Manju. Manju owns a tourist car and he was our car driver cum guide for the next few days. When I first saw Manju, I was quite surprised by his look. He was so neat and clean. Manju was a big fan of Hindi movies and he told us once upon a time he was addicted of Hindi movies and he stopped watching TV to get rid of his addiction. He knew some Hindi movie dialogues as well. We decided to go Polonnaruwa first since it was a bit far and it needs more time explore. Polonnaruwa is an ancient archeological city and one of the UNESCO world heritage sites. On the way on our journey, at one point we saw few monitor lizards roaming on the road and that …

Bangalore -> Mysore -> Ooty -> Bangalore –   A Perfectly Unplanned Road Trip

Unplanned things can bring real excitements in your travels. Have you ever got chance to go on any unplanned road trip? Sometimes, Journey is far better than the destination and if it is unplanned then we get to know how well we can manage all unexpected things. Recently, I was in Bangalore for my Wildcraft Alpha League Race event. Wildcraft Alpha League Race event was an adventure race in which we contestants had run 5 kms of muddy track along with crossing 20 different obstacles. Unexpectedly, there was a huge crowd of around 5000 people. It was the one of the best adventure experiences I had after Waterfall Rappelling. But at the end of the race my friends and I were totally tired and our bodies were aching badly. It was our reunion time, we four friends decided to go on a road trip and explore the Bangalore city and nearby places.  With some basic trip planning of a few hours we came up with the plan and we hired a car for one day .We thought …

Waterfall Rappelling At Bhivapuri

Location – Bhekare waterfall, Bhivapuri Nearest Railway station – Bhivapuri (Near Karjat) What is Waterfall Rappelling? Waterfall Rappelling is sliding down or descending waterfall with the help of ropes. Rappelling is also known as “Abseiling”. Rappelling is the one of the adventure activities which needs proper training & guidance from experts. Rappelling cannot be done without equipment’s; mainly ropes gloves, helmet, seat harness, descender (Friction Device). My Experience of Waterfall Rappelling After my thrilling River Rafting experience few months back, I was looking for another adventure activity. Recently I tried waterfall rappelling at Bhekare waterfall. It was one day activity organized by Mumbai Travellers. Well just like rafting, rappelling is also fun-adventurous activity. We started our trek from Bhivapuri, after a long walk in deep forest, we reached at Bhekare waterfall. I freaked out when I saw the height of the waterfall. The area around waterfall was slippery; it was mixed feeling of excitement and nervousness. But I was encourage by our mentor Mr. Raka, He gave us the basic information and demonstrated (how to …

Kundalika River Rafting at Kolad

River Rafting is a word itself give thrill. I had my first encounter with Kundalika River for rafting activity in late 2013. My friends and I had planned one day to trip for river rafting. We had heard good reviews from others. Initially, we were a bit scared since none of us were not knowing swimming.We all were excited, finally the day arrived and it was Sunday morning.We hired a cab from Mumbai to Kolad. We started early in the morning around 5.30. The reporting was around 8.30. The route from Mumbai to Kolad was scenic and beautiful, but confusing. Thanks to the GPS system which helped us in finding right place. We reached before the time. The climate was cloudy along with slight rain. We ate hot pakodas and we drank tea. It’s always better to have some breakfast or light meal before rafting, since you never know how long it would take you to finish the activity. Finally, the activity started; we all were taken to the rafting start point, near Kundalika River. There were many …