Water Rafting for Adrenaline Rush

Are you an adventure freak? Does water sports put you high on adrenaline? If answer to these questions is yes, then you should definitely try white water River rafting, which has become the most in-demand adventurous water sports in India. Rishikesh, in last few years, has emerged as one of the most attractive spot for white river rafting. This sports in the holy city has won several hearts from all around the world. It not only the domestic travellers, but the admirers of this adventure activity also include international travellers from Japan, Korea and European countries. Today, white water rafting has captured the itinerary of leisure travellers. This chunk of travellers could be divided into students, families, and corporate travellers. The water sports has also boosted the prospects of Uttarakhand Tourism. Many other activities along with water rafting are emerging in this region. There are a number of beach camps and forest camps emerging in Uttarakhand for the convenience of tourists camping in Rishikesh.  This number is constantly going up with the increasing number of adventurers participating in white water river expeditions in Rishikesh. The main stretch of White Water River Adventure in Rishikesh advances from Kaudiyala to Rishikesh. This is approximately 40 kilometers up by road from Rishikesh. However, if you travel by boat from Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhoola, the distance is 36 kilometers. The splashing course along with several whirlpools passes through popular beaches like Byasi, Marine Drive, Shivpuri, and Brahmpuri. There are many irregular waves, rocks and other obstacles awaiting you while you participate in white water rafting in the Ganges. The course has 13 major and challenging rapids. They range from grade II and III to IV+ . The prominent ones are Denial Dip, The Wall, Black Money, Cross Fire, Three Blind Mice, Hilton and Terminator. Rafting in Rishikesh from Kaudiyala to Laxman Jhula is a little difficult task. Overall, it takes approx. 8-9 hours combating all 13 major rapids. A lifetime experience, it should be tried at least to put adrenaline rush on...

Flying Adventures – What Gives You Wings?

When it comes to adventure sports, the technology and the awareness in India has been instrumental in introducing a whole lot if innovative methods to enjoy the breath taking style of sports. However a common favourite for a large number of dare devils has been the ability to fly. This leads one to think, how many methods of flying are there in the arena of adventure sports. Paragliding: This is one of the most exhilarating while intoxicating ways of flying in india. The serenity with which you can simply glide across the sky with a paraglider is a spectacle that you must experience at least once in your life. It helps in calming your senses and being able to reminisce about life like no one else, in the middle of the sky. Freefall: This is one of the most adrenalin pumping adventure sports that could be. When you indulge in a freefall, you are taken right above the world as we know it, in a helicopter and then allowed to jump out of it to fly back towards land. A safe landing is done with the help of the parachute, which you are trained to open at a certain point in time during your fall. Bungee Jumping: While you won’t exactly be flying with this one, you are required to jump off a cliff or a high platform, rushing down to earth, while your legs are tied with a harness. Though you will not be flying, you do get the feeling of flying through air towards land. Parkour:  This is one sport that not everyone can try out because it takes a great amount of skill, talent and practice for the body to be able to fly off one building to another in simple leaps without the help of any external tool or aid. However, this sport does qualify as flying because how can one otherwise jump off buildings without being...

The joys of a well planned vacation

One of the most important things about a vacation is that it has to be planned well. Unplanned vacations end up being chaotic and disorganized and end up with the family spending a lot of money and achieving or enjoying very little. One of the problems that many families have is in deciding where they want to go and the larger the family, the more the confusion. The kids want to go to one place, and the parents want to go somewhere else. If there are aunts and uncles in the group then they have their own preferences. If two or three families are thinking about a combined vacation then the options presented to the group become even more myriad. Sometimes the discussions about where to go on vacation become full-fledged fights, which subsequently lead to the vacation being cancelled altogether. In order to avoid all these problems it is essential to arrive at a consensus and then plan the vacation well so that every member of the family can enjoy themselves. The head of the group should first make a list of all the vacations that everyone wants to go to. For some it could be the beach, and for others it could be a hill station. Then a list of all the activities that people want to indulge in should also be made. This could be things like scuba-diving, climbing, hiking, cycling, and snorkelling. Then time should be allotted in the vacation not only for each person to enjoy their own activity, but also for activities where the group can come together and spend some quality time. One of the things that vacationers should be checking for is the weather. Getting to know the weather is important because too many times people go on vacation to the beach and find that there is a storm coming up the coast, or they take a drive to a mountain top resort and find that the town has been snowed out. The weather channels are a good place to get updates, but then there are many websites on the Internet that offer daily and frequent weather reports. Vacationers should open these websites and get regular updates while they are planning their trips. Then they will get a clear picture of which places have the sunniest weather and which places are great to go to on a cold winter’s day. How long the outing is going to last is another factor that should be taken into account while planning the outing. Is it going to last for a day or will it involve an overnight stay, do people have to go to work the next day, can they find suitable accommodation for everybody in the group, what are the opinions of all the others in the group; these are all the factors that should be talked about, decided, and implemented. A well-planned vacation can lead to great joy and bliss for the family, and also ensure that everybody has a good...