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Mahindra Adventure Season 2 kicks off in June

The eagerly anticipated second edition of Mahindra Adventure will take place in June 2012

India’s leading SUV manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra’s second season of Mahindra Adventure will be held in June. This series that showcases the off-roading potential of Mahindra vehicles includes categories like Great Escape, challenges, Monastery Escape, Royal New Year Escape, besides three new adventures, viz, the 14-day Tri-Nation Escape that traverses Bhutan, India and Nepal, and the six-day Authentic Goa Escape and Wildlife Escape. Primarily designed for Mahindra vehicle owners, those who do not own one can also participate by paying a nominal fee.

The Great Escape participants can participate in an ‘Off-Roading Trophy’ later in the year.

“After the successful run of Mahindra Adventure Season 1, we are all geared to unveil the new season that promises even more thrills for the adventure seeker. The ‘Off-roading Trophy’ and international events make season 2 even more exciting and will go a long way in showcasing the tough and rugged capability of our range of vehicles,” said Vivek Nayer, Vice President, Marketing, Automotive Division, Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

Mahindra Adventure has also featured in the motorsport arena. After roping in drivers Gaurav Gill and Lohitt Urs, it has also got 2012 Dakshin Dare Rally winner Sunny Sidhu on board. The team will compete in India’s most popular motorsport events including Mughal Rally, Raid de Himalaya and Desert Storm.

The company also unveiled ‘Get Lost’, India’s first online adventure magazine.

Month Event Zone Date
July Monsoon Challenge South to West July 19 – July 22
July – August Monastery Escape Classic North July 26 – August 5
September Spice Challenge

Trination Challenge


North to East

Sept 7 – Sept 9

Sept 15 – Sept 29

November Wild Escape Central Nov 16 – Nov 21
December – January Royal Escape Classic North Dec 27 – Jan 1

Great Escape Calendar

Month Location Zone Date
June Kottayam – GE 90 South June 23
July Mumbai – GE 91 West July 7
August Goa – GE 92

Chandigarh – GE 93

Saklespur – GE 94




August 11

August 18

August 25

October Kohima – GE 95 East October 20
November Jaipur – GE 96 North November 24
December Off Road Championship  Mumbai December 7 to December 9
January Kolkatta Challenge – GE 97

Hyderabad Challenge – GE 98



January 13

January 20

February Coimbatore Challenge – GE 99 South February 3



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What is Rock Clmbing?

I loved it the it is explained!! just posting it here



Posted by on March 29, 2012 in Travel


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Top 5 Mountain of Indian Himalayas

Top 5 Mountain of Indian Himalayas

The arc-shaped Himalayas extend along the entire northern boundary of India from the state of Jammu & Kashmir in west to Arunachal Pradesh in east. The term “Himalaya” from Sanskrit meaning the “The Abode of Snow”. For centuries Indians have been fascinated by these mountains for pilgrimage in early days now for trekking and other adventure sports (fast picking up in India).

The Indian Himalayas cover a vast area along the northern frontiers of the country and span five Indian States — Jammu and Kashmir , Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh — from west to east. The true divisions of the Indian Himalayas are based on the mountain ranges rather than the state boundaries. From west to east, the Indian Himalayas can be divided into

  • Kashmir (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Ladakh  (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Zanskar  (Jammu & Kashmir)
  • Lahaul and Spiti (HP)
  • Chamba (HP)
  • Kinnaur (HP)
  • Kumaon (Uttarakhand)
  • Garhwal (Uttarakhand)
  • Sikkim (Sikkim)
  • Arunachal (Arunachal Pradesh)

Top 5 Mountain of Indian Himalayas

Khangchendzonga / Kanchenjunga

Kanchenjunga gets its name from the the Bhutia and Tibetan languages which means “The Five Treasures of Snows” as it contains five peaks. Kanchenjunga is the third highest peak in the world and 1st in India. Kanchenjunga stands tall with an elevation of 8,586 meters (28,169 ft). Goechala Trek and Dzongri Trek are famous trek from where one can have majestic views of this mighty mountain.

Kanchenjunga India - Top Mountains in India

Kanchenjunga India


Nanda Devi (25663 ft, 7824 m)

Nanda devi is the second highest mountain peak in India. This is the highest peak (entirely) in the country, as Kanchenjunga lies on the border areas of India and Nepal. It was the highest known mountain in the world until 1808 when western surveyors discovered Dhaulagiri. The mountain stands tall at an elevation of 7824 meters (25663 ft). The Nanda devi peak is the part of Garhwal Himalayas and lies in the state of Uttrakhand. Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve is home to many famous treks like Roopkund Trek, Kuari Pass Trek, Valley of Flowers Trek, Har etc

Climbing is not allowed on Nanda Devi as it is declared as holy peak. During my discussion with Mr. Kushang Sherpa (Climbed Everest from all side including Kangshung face and other 8 thousanders) he said that Nanda Devi is the toughest to climb.

Nanda Devi - Top Mountains of India

Nanda Devi


Kamet (25446 ft, 7756 m)

Kamet is the second highest mountain peak in Garhwal Himalayas. It lies in the Chamboli District of Uttrakhand. It is the third highest peak in India (according to India however, the rank is much lower as it includes in its list of mountains all those in Pakistan occupied Kashmir).

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Mt. Kamet

Saser Kangri (25172 ft, 7672 m) 

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Mt. Saser Kangri

Saser Kangri (or Sasir Kangri) is the highest peak in the Saser Muztagh, the easternmost sub-range of the Karakoram range in India. This massif lies toward the northwestern end of the Saser Muztagh, at the head of the North Shukpa Kunchang Glacier, a major glacier which drains the eastern slopes of the group.

Mana (23860 ft, 7273 m)

Northeast of Badrinath is another impressive cluster of mountain peaks. The mountains rise almost on the Indo-Tibetan border with Mana and Kamet as the principal peaks. Mana itself marks the eastern extremity of the Zanskar range. It lies between the pass of the same name and the Niti Pass.

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Mana Peak


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Go kayaking, wall climbing at Indian ‘activotel’!

A wall climbing session underway at the Latitude 30*N Ganga resort near Rishikesh in Uttarakhand - IANS

There are ‘ecotels’ and ’boutique’ hotels, but ever heard of the ‘activotel’? For those seeking an active, adventurous vacation – and not wanting to wake up late or sip a cocktail with lunch – this is it. “We are not looking at those who want to just chill out. We are looking at families who want to share an outdoor adventure together. Thus, parents can happily go kayaking, secure in the knowledge that their kids are being put through a range of activities under expert supervision,” said Sachin Bhatia, co-promoter of Latitude 30*N Ganga, located just above this pilgrim town. “I’ve always been an outdoor type and wanted to explore the options of marrying a business venture with something that is my passion,” Bhatia, who was co-promoter of travel portal before he decided to move on, said. “We aim to introduce city folk to the outdoors; to combine adventure with comfort. There are, no doubt, quite a few companies that offer river rafting in Rishikesh but then, many people would rather not stay in tents. We want our guests to experience the great Indian outdoors within the comfort of a resort-like setting,” he explained. To this end, the resort, which is spread over a five-acre plot, offers an array of outdoor activities for adventure enthusiasts of all ages. These range from rafting, wall climbing, mountain biking, hiking, astronomy, yoga, kayaking and a world-class high-ropes course, or even camping out for a night within the property. “The activities are conducted by certified ‘active officers’ with a separate outdoor schedule for kids while using world-class equipment,” said Bhatia, who has co-promoted the resort with his wife Sharmila and Vaibhav Kalra of Active Vacations and Lifestyle Pvt Ltd, a pioneer in India’s adventure and outdoor space. Surrounded by reserved forest and with over 200 trees spread over the location, the resort also boasts of an al fresco swimming pool overlooking the Ganges valley and indoor play area for children with a collection of board games and books. But then, it’s not just families that the resort is targeting. “We are also eyeing individuals, couples, corporates and even groups of schoolchildren. In fact, we are fully booked by a corporate group on March 3,” Bhatia said. “Our ideal mix would be corporates on weekdays and families on weekends but it all depends on our guests,” he added. The resort has 22 well-appointed air-conditioned cottages with a breathtaking view of the Ganges valley and the mighty Himalayas. All cottages offer ample room for privacy with a personal deck and are equipped with state-of-the-art amenities. The resort offers Indian and Continental cuisine at its 60-seater White Water Cafe, with options of both indoor and outdoor dining. Conferencing facilities are also available. “Great care has been taken in drawing up the menu. For instance, the lunch is kept deliberately light, otherwise you wouldn’t be able to participate in the afternoon activities,” Bhatia said. A two-night/three-day stay for two adults and two children aged between six and 12 costs Rs.35,000. This includes three meals, a snack and soft drink in the evening and five activities spread over two-and-a-half days. Tailormade packages are also available at Rs.6,500 per person per day. Rates for children vary according to their age.

Where: 30 km from Rishikesh, 285 km from New Delhi. How to reach: By bus/car from New Delhi; by train to Haridwar and another 60 km by bus/car. Cost: Rs.6,500 per person, per night. Children: under 6 – free, 6-12 – Rs.2,500 per night, 12-16 – Rs.3,500 per night.

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Adventure, Renok Adventure, Travel


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Citizens could scale India’s best climbing wall again

Pune: After almost a year’s of lying idle, the Raje Shivaji climbing wall at the Shri Shivaji Vyam Mandal in Shivajinagar would be functional soon.

Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) general body (GB) on Thursday took the decision to allow the Shri Shivaji Vyam Mandal to work out a revenue model for running of the wall.

DNA, in its report of May 5, 2011, had reported how the wall, which is touted as India’s best indoor climbing wall, was lying idle for want of a proper revenue sharing model. Constructed by the PMC at a cost of Rs1.25 crore, this wall was hailed by mountaineers in the city.

However, as the wall was constructed by the PMC, the Vyam Mandal was not allowed to take charge from users. Sans a proper revenue model, the wall was lying idle as the Mandal did not have funds to maintain it. Post-DNA report, the civic body had put a proposal before the standing committee of the PMC, which was tabled before the GB on Thursday. As per the proposal, the Mandal has been allowed to charge users Rs100 per hour. Also, the Mandal has been directed to deposit Rs1 lakh with the civic body as security deposit.

Welcoming the move, Pimpri Chinchwad Mountaineering Association secretary Surendra Shelke said, “It will immensely help mountaineers in the city.”

Source:Dainik Bhaskar

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Posted by on February 25, 2012 in Travel


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