Adventures at Matheran Hill Station
March 13, 2013 – 12:05 am | No Comment
Matheran is a Hill Station located near Mumbai, Karjat.   It is located 800 meters above sea level in the Jambol Forest of Maharashtra.  It was found by Hugh Poynts Malet in May 1850.  It spreads over an area of 8 square kilometers in Sahyadri Mountains.  It is one of the best places to spend a two-day holiday if you are in Mumbai or in the vicinity of Mumbai or its suburbs.  To reach Matheran,  [...]

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Paradise Lost In Adventure
August 31, 2011 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Paradise Lost In Adventure
Sprays of water, enough excitement and dollops of adventure – Isn’t this you look out for when on an adventure spree? So it is but obvious this kind of challenging activity should be sought for as the ideal getaway and what better sport than river rafting to resort to. Rafting is an exciting outdoor sport that is mainly done with the help of an inflatable boat. One has to navigate an entire river with the help of this boat and the roughness of the water and the unpredictable flow thrills the raft lovers. This is almost a leisure sport today and dates back to the 1970s. sometimes it could be dangerous so caution is the keyword. With the multi layered boat which is very durable the boat comes in different shapes and sizes and one only has to learn to know to maneuver it. In India, river  [...]


Mount Kilimanjaro: A great trekking experience
December 27, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Mount Kilimanjaro: A great trekking experience
Mount Kilimanjaro is even today a mystery in mist. To some it means the Mountain of Light, while a few believe it to be Mountain of Greatness. But guess what, the locals here do not name it and regards it as the summit of Africa. Just by the name, Mount Kilimanjaro is an allegory of the persuasive charm of Africa, which is best understood on visiting it. It is the Africa’s highest peak, world’s tallest free-standing mountain, and also the world’s highest walkable mountain. With too many superlatives in its honor making it to act as a beacon for the travelers from all across the globe, who will not dream of climbing? Just one properly planned trip to Mount Kilimanjaro upholds better mountaineering practices, a memorable vacation, and an enjoyable trip that might motivate more mountain  [...]


Haute Route: Walking the ski trail from Argentiere to Zermatt
November 30, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Haute Route: Walking the ski trail from Argentiere to Zermatt
The Zermatt Haute Route is the high level walk path that must be explored by all those who take pleasure in mountains and possess the talent to pass through the chilled glaciers along with the unknown risks of the crevasses. Adventurously and ironically sadly, I have walked in both the ways, but unfortunately the weather was bad due to which I just could not cover up the technically tough route from Cabane de Valasorey to Cabane de Chanrion. Beginning from Argentiere, the best way to take up this walking route is to take up a ski lift to reach at the uppermost station. Avoid taking up an easy walk over the meadow of Alpine and then through glacial moraine that takes one to the ‘Albert Premier’ hut. However, for a stay, it is one of the most recommended places here. Your initial half of  [...]


Torres del Paine: It’s a Pleasure
November 26, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Torres del Paine: It’s a Pleasure
Torres del Paine National Park is separated from a fair distance from Santiago, which is the capital of Chile. The geography toward the south of the country is uneven. The climate, too, is not consistent. This makes Torres del Paine National Park a worthy place to visit. Adventure lovers will keep begging for more.The weather at Torres del Paine National Park can get rough. During summer days, the winds reach top speeds. Rain is not very frequent. In addition, do not expect snow storms.You can reach Torres del Paine National Park from three points: Puerto Sarmiento, Amarga Lagoon, and Azul Lagoon. There are seven centers for day-care, which are home to outdoor tours and activities.Torres del Paine National Park is universally renowned to be a beautiful nature spot. It seems that the hands of  [...]


Godwin Austen: Scale it
November 22, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Godwin Austen: Scale it
Godwin Austen Peak is also known as K2. Godwin Austen is called ‘Chogo Ri’ by the local inhabitants. It literally means ‘the Great Mountain’. Godwin Austen stands at an impressive height of 8611 meters. It is the world’s second highest mountain peak. Godwin Austen is situated on the China—Pakistan border. Godwin Austen adorns the powerful Karakoram Range. The routes that lead to Godwin Austen are not simple, making it one of the most challenging peaks to climb. The sheer size of the mountain is likely to give you goose bumps. Many attempts have been made, especially by Americans, to scale this peak. Most of these attempts have been unsuccessful. Godwin Austen is a rocky terrain stretching up to 6000 meters. Beyond it lies an ocean of snow. Skardu leads to the base camp of Godwin  [...]


Ningaloo Reef: Exciting secret of Western Australia
November 12, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Ningaloo Reef: Exciting secret of Western Australia
If you want a total aquatic fun, then this time plan a trip to Coral Bay. On my trip to this great destination, I found it to be the most calming as well as thrilling. It is very sad to know that this charming west Australian coast is famous only for backpackers. In fact, if you were to ask me, I would say that there is no reason as to why this should not be on the tourist circuit. Marine exploration, captivating reef, and marine national parks have left much scope for the water enthusiasts to rejoice in adventure sports such as snorkeling and diving. It is just the matter of coming to Coral Bay and experiencing it. I am sure that even you will agree with me after your trip that this is a genuine marine paradise. I first explored the eye-catching Coral Bay Walk Way that is 2 km long stretching  [...]


Raja Ampat diving: Interesting and thrilling
November 11, 2010 | Adventure Travel | No Comment
Raja Ampat diving: Interesting and thrilling
Literally standing for Four Kings, Raja Ampat islands offer an unparallel diving vacation off the famous Bird's Head cape on the New Guinea island of Papua. This archipelago is a striking territory of over 1,300 islands as well as shoals surrounding the four leading atolls. Off this archipelago, the reefs are titled as ‘the new Palau’ due to the likeness of Palau with regards to the marine variety as well as remoteness offering the most thrilling diving site in Indonesia. So, the Raja Ampat islands are for those who cannot go to Palau and are unable to experience its magic of the rich and unique marine world. According to the reef biologists, Raja Ampat islands are the hub of an assortment of coral types as well as fishes, molluscs, and other marine creatures. Statistically, today, some  [...]


5 most thrilling white water rafting rivers
October 21, 2010 | Adventure Travel | One Comment
5 most thrilling white water rafting rivers
Adventure is one of the most exciting expeditions of life, which requires courage, fearlessness, and firmness. Therefore, it is not meant for the faint-hearted people; but it is for those who dare to face the risky and challenging aspect of nature on the planet. And it is certainly because of this that many are excited to take up adventures while enjoying a great vacation. So, this time readily challenge yourself to go for the test of bravery and valor via the exciting contest of white water rafting. This time forget the mountains and oceans and say to yourself that now its time to obtain the maximum thrill and excitement amidst the obstacles and threats of the twisting and turning rivers of the world. Riding the wild waves is not a child’s play and so, challenge yourself to explore the journey  [...]


Ras Al Khaimah: Where eagles prey on the imagination
October 1, 2010 | Adventure Travel | 9 Comments
Ras Al Khaimah: Where eagles prey on the imagination
It is only you get up close that you realize the golden eagle’s claws are like a razor’s edge, lethal and cutting. The one perched on the falconer’s hand is simply clamping down with all her force and wings spread slightly, an expression of her anger. She is, in her own way, like a child that wanted a particular toy or perhaps it is more a case of a woman scorned. Hell hath no fury like it. She continues to stomp, as if evening out a small sandy dune. But she is hooded and thus no threat. I’m just glad that she isn’t perched on my hand; she seems a real handful. ‘In the wild, the female is the more dominant of the two genders. The key is to be fearless, it is almost as if they can smell it coming from a mile away. Just go in there and grab her as if you own her. Push her head down  [...]


Lake Natron’s natural beauty
September 27, 2010 | Adventure Travel | 6 Comments
Lake Natron’s natural beauty
I feel that tingling sensation creeping up my derriere, but I ignore it for now. I cannot move, not a millimeter, since I will lose the element of stealth and cover if I do. I am in a soda lake, and the silent reminders are to make a move on, but I refuse stubbornly and stay put. It is flamingo rush hour, and I have spent the better part of five hours convincing these pink feathery friends of mine that I mean them no harm and that I am not here at all. Gawky, a bit bumbling and beautifully regal, their extensible necks and pink plumage almost make me forget that my bottom is being subjected to soda burns. I bet Sir David Attenborough was never subjected to this. The flamingoes are used to the extreme alkalinity unlike my nether regions and they feed on the algae found in soda lakes spread  [...]


Expedition to Patagonia
August 22, 2010 | Adventure Travel | 9 Comments
Expedition to Patagonia
It started out as one of those once in a life time experiences and ended up as a dream comes true. We arrived at the airport in Trelew which is about a thousand two hundred kilometers to the south of Buenos Aires. We were welcomed by a friendly tour guide to start the trip to Patagonia. We then drive to the charming coastal Puerto Madryn. A panoramic tour and a delectable lunch sets the mood for the journey ahead. Then later in the afternoon a paradise nature reserve of Peninsula Valdes awaits us. Armadillos, guanacos, gray foxes of Patagonia and the lesser rheas form a tresure trove of animals to catch sight of. Next day I remember basking in the enchanting beaches with elephant seals for company. A trekking trip around the coast will thrill the explorer in you. It sure did work for me. A  [...]