Camping, Adventure and Nature

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We all know that feeling when escape is imminent. You can feel it in the horizon just as you’ve been shackled down into workload. We didn’t want to come back to office, to hundreds of emails. We all wanted to set our out-of-office reply to something funny like “Sorry, We are currently out-of-office trying our hand at adventurous activities in Vikramgad.” Hahaha! Though it wasn’t carried out, one can always dream about it. Vikramgad was going to be our adventure and what an adventure it was! On 14th of March 2014, the AMO, M3 and Project Labs teams took some time out from their busy schedules, for a two day team outing to Vikramgad. The trip began at Rohan Resort where we had an amazing time at the water park. Thereafter, we followed it up with an equally delicious lunch, exciting cricket matches and moved on to Nature Trails Resorts- Sajan Nature Club. The nature club enchanted us from the moment we arrived. We were right away fascinated by the beauty of nature before us and fell in love with it. As we headed to our respective tents to dump our luggage bags, we were enthralled by the captivating beauty of the tents. This unusual lodging site led us to a most memorable stay, as for most of us it was our first sleepover in a tent and yes ‘ODOMOS’ was our savior from the insect army! Later on, we engaged ourselves in some team building activities like ‘treasure hunt’ and ‘cooking’. Although, cooking in wood fire was a challenge, we were proud of all the chefs who could pull off the lavish dinner. There were mouthwatering mix-veg curry, Punjabi dal, jeera rice, veg raita, chapattis and salad to top it off. After a scrumptious dinner we all gathered around the camp fire and played dumb charades. After the fun galore, we returned to our tents late at night to rest. In the morning, we set out to discover what Sajan Nature club had in store for us. Trying our hand at Kayaking was long overdue for most of us and it couldn’t have been better. The ‘Valley Crossing’ and ‘Burma Bridge’ climbing were equally exciting and left us with a sense of joy. The challenging and adventure rewarding- Vikramgad trip was one of the best trips we had ever taken as a team. Big thanks to the gregarious group who were able to pull off such an exciting and memorable event.

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