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Your Next Great Adventure

Too often we spend big bucks seeking adventure elsewhere, forgetting the treats that our own city offers. How about trying out the thrills in your neighbourhood without the hassle of long drives and packing? HT reports.

india Updated: Aug 24, 2013 03:10 IST
Hindustan Times

Water Sports
From paddle boats and motor boats to shikara rides and water scooters, learn to paddle some of Delhi’s water bodies.
Where to go: Old Fort, Bhalswa, Naini, Sanjay & Damdama lakes, India Gate waterchannels.
When to go: Throughout the year
Charges: From Rs 50-100 per person
Contact: Delhi Tourism, 9810746288

Turn into a human kite and enjoy the adrenaline rush as you soar through the air attached to a parasail wing.
Where to go: Kanwar Shikha near Sohna near Gurgaon and Nirankari Ground in Wazirpur.
When to go: Mid October to February
Charges: Rs 800 per person
Contact: Delhi Tourism, 9810746288

Soft Trekking/ Hiking
Take in the picturesque surroundings and pleasant weather as you trek along the gentle terrains and hike in the Aravali valley.
Where to go: Camp Wild, Dhauj and Damdama Lake Tourist Complex.
When to go: Mid October to February
Charges: Rs 250 per person
Contact: Camp Wild 65100333, Delhi Tourism 9810746288

Rock Climbing/ Rappelling
Climb up, down or across natural or artificial rock formations and get a glimpse of the world below you.
Where to go: Camp Wild, Aravali Valley near Mangar Village, Faridabad, Ramjas Sports & Mountaineering Institute and Garden of Five Senses
When to go: September to March
Charges: Minimum Rs 250 per person
Contact: 65100333 (Camp Wild), 9868592553 (Ramjas Institute)

Hot Air Balloon Rides
Have the ride of your life in a hot air balloon and get a different perspective of the city as you float through the sky.Where to go: Neemrana on Delhi-Jaipur highway and Manesar in Gurgaon. (Flights on request)
When to go: September to April
Charges: Rs 12000 per person
Contact: Sky Waltz Balloon Safari, 9560397222

Other Adventures
Experience the joys of roughing it up in the great outdoors by camping at Azad Hind Gram Tourist Complex, Garden of Five Senses organised by Delhi Toursim and Camp Wild, Dhauj. Zorbing, dirt biking, raft building and valley crossing are also organised at Camp Wild.
Best Time: Enjoy most of these adventure sports after the monsoons, when the weather conditions are most favourable.

Attend Mind Games
For some supernatural feasts, watch Lior Suchard, one of the world’s most celebrated mentalist, deliver entertaining performances with his mind reading and mind influencing skills. Attend and participate in the interactive show.
Aug 24 (11:30 am - 1 :00 pm , 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm) - Aug 25 (11:30 am - 1 :00 pm), Nautanki Mahal auditorium, Kingdom of Dreams, Gurgaon. Call: 9971670476

Creating Art
To sensitise young minds and bring about an understanding of our cultural heritage, Sanskriti Kendra is organising a pottery workshop. Kids can try their hands on pottery techniques and learn to make bowls and mugs using coiling processes and working on the wheel.
10.30 am, till September 8, Sundays, Sanskriti Kendra, Anandagram, MG Road. Call: 64675041

Birth of Love
Enjoy this Janamashtmi through paintings of Radha Krishna by designer and artist Sunil Mehra.
Aug 23-Sep 4, M - 66, M Block Market, GK - I. Call: 64675041

Culture Fad
Shop your way and experience the rich culture of our neighbouring world with their handicrafts and textiles organised by Dastkar South Asian Bazaar in association with Delhi Tourism. From block printing, leather and metal work to wood carving and basketry, enjoy the cultural fusion here.
Aug 23-Sep 1, Nature Bazaar Kisan Haat, opposite Chhatarpur metro station. Call: 9910429976

First Published: Aug 24, 2013 01:08 IST