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Let the adventure begin!
Shalini Kaushik, Hindustan Times
New Delhi, January 03, 2012
First Published: 17:22 IST(3/1/2012)
Last Updated: 00:59 IST(4/1/2012)
Adventure sport junkies swear by activities like parasailing and surfboarding. Now you can combine the two and throw away the tether into the wind.

Parasailing, rock climbing, zorbing, hiking — if you’re looking for adventure in the city, here’s where to find it.

Camp Tikkling Gurgaon
Started three years ago, the camp is a part of Great Rocksport Private Limited. Located 35 kilometres from Dhaula Kuan, the camp is surrounded by the rocky Aravalis. Come here for rock climbing, wall climbing, rappelling, zorbing, hiking and a lot more. For those looking for even more action, there are even army obstacles such as a commando net and commando crawl. Every individual is given a thorough introduction to the activity by a professional. The packages here range from Rs. 960 to Rs. 1,650, which includes a variety of activities and meals.

Where: Gairatpur Bass Village, Gurgaon
Contact: 9811398050
Website: www.camptikkling.com

ISAN Sky Explorers
Get your fix of adventure at one of the camps held by the ISAN Sky Explorers within an hour’s drive from Delhi. Around since 2000, the activities offered by this organisation include adventure sports such as hot air ballooning, parasailing, dirt bike tracking and tandem bike ride. At the camp site, there is also a DJ, a tarot reader, a palmist, a parrot card reader and other fun activities. The organisers have five camp sites, which are at Damdama and Manesar. Price per person ranges from Rs. 400 - Rs. 1,650, depending upon the chosen package, as well as inclusion of meals.

Head office: H-61, Jor Bagh Lane, Jor Bagh
Contact: 9810372327
Website: www.isanskyexplorers.com

Youth Adventure Club
Established 11 years ago, this club offers major adventure sports such as rock climbing, artificial wall climbing, rappelling, flying fox, a Burma bridge, a double rope bridge, a commando net and much more. The club organises picnics and camps within and outside Delhi. They provide training of national and international level. The club also organises intensive training programmes and competitions from time to time for the talented climbers. While a one day activity here costs about Rs. 300 for four hours, the monthly membership is available for Rs. 1,000.

Where: Ramjas Sports & Mountaineering Institute, West Patel Nagar
Contact: 9210484174

Adventure  Tourism Division
Adrenaline junkies of the Capital can head here for a range of activities. Here, both equipment and training is provided to aspiring rock climbers in and around Delhi from October to March. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation also conducts a day long introductory climbing course at Lado Sarai for Rs. 165. They also organise rock climbing and parasailing for Rs. 500 per head. You can also opt for a package with both sports and lunch for Rs. 1,700.  Only people above 15 and less than 70 kgs are eligible for the activities.

Where: Adventure Tourism Division, 10th Floor, Mayur Bhavan, CP;
Contact: 23414011, 23411246
Where: Adventure Tourism Division, Dilli Haat, Pitampura, near TV tower;
Contact: 27310189

Aero Club of India
If you have ever had dreams of flying high in the sky, then this place can provide the ideal fix for you. Established in 1927, the ACI in Safdarjang offers a whole host of activities, including powered flying , glider flying, skydiving, hang gliding, ballooning, microlight flying and parasailing. ACI is a national sports federation recognised by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. For the cost of the activities offered here and the age limit for trying them out, contact the club.

Where: Safdarjang Airport, Aurobindo Marg
Contact: 24621341


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