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Treks near Mumbai

Here's all you need to know about these 24 trekking spots near Mumbai

Would you like to just sit at home and have a hot cup of coffee when it’s raining outside? Or you are from the lot who would rather venture outdoors and have fun? If you are from the latter lot, these destinations are your cup of Coffee. Trekking is best experienced in Monsoon and why travel far away when you have some amazing monsoon trekking destinations to go near your hometown itself. Here we bring you a list of trekking spots near Mumbai w...

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Chaliyar River Challenge: Kayaking for a Cause

The Chaliyar is a peaceful river  which originates from the Elambalari Hills in the Wayanad plateau and empties in the Lakshadweep Sea. Upholding the cause of conservation of this river, Chaliyaar River Challenge by Clean Rivers Initiative facilitated by Jellyfish Watersports, came up with the idea of Kayaking for a cause. Chaliyar River Challenge is a 3 days and 70 kms paddling event in the Chaliyar river organised by a group of profes...

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4 Quick and Simple Female Hygiene Tips No One Told You About

Text By Shraddha Mehta Being in outdoors is always rewarding. Getting that feel of Independence and wanderlust attracts all. When we are outdoors it involves a lot of things from, gear to commute to hygiene, especially for women. A day’s hike is somewhat manageable when it comes to dealing with different body fluids. Yet how you manage is still tricky. Females have to think more about the basic natural needs than their male counterparts. ...

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Dr Bhagwati Oza: The 81 year old Adventurer of the Year

A Swimmer, Scuba Diver, Gynaecologist, Pilot, Runner, Cyclist, Lawn Tennis Player and much more. This is Dr. Bhagwati Oza. A woman who seems to have done every single thing on earth for her age. 81 years and counting Dr. Bhagwati Oza who is famously known as Dr. Sport has many medals in her kitty. Extensively covered and talked about by almost all the major dailies and publications, Dr. Bhagwati Oza is sheer inspiration for anyone who rea...

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Outdoor Ethics And Online Branding Workshop, 2016

We are grateful for the positive response our workshop based on 'Responsible Outdoor Ethics' received on all 3 days that it was held on. It was very important for us to take this initiative for multiple reasons. The outdoor industry is getting fiercely competitive and the users are unaware about this level of competition. Because of lack of knowledge, the users may trust the wrong operators. This poses a major concern of safety for users perfo...

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25 Outdoor Survival Hacks That Will Make Your Outdoor Life Easier

Hiking, Trekking or any outdoor activity gives us a sense of tranquility. But there are a lot of things which you have to keep in mind when you venture out. You need to figure out stuff like how to make fire, how to cook food, how to light up your tent etc. There are many gadgets and tools available, yet there is a chance that you might not get your hands on it. That is where these Outdoor Survival Hacks and tips will help you out. You can be pre...

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#CaptureAdventure Calendar Contest: Photographs worthy of a Special Mention

AdventureN's annual calendar contest , #CaptureAdventure was met with an amazing and enormous response. With adventure activities involved as categories, it was astounding to see that people of India are quite adventurous and also like clicking their adventure. We received an ocean of entries of which some deserve a special mention even though they could not be the winning entries.  The photographs were so enchanting that we had to give them the...

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Chadar Trek Guide: 12 Quick Answers For Everything You Need To Know About The Frozen River Trek

Is walking on a frozen river on your bucket list yet? When we first heard about the Chadar Trek years and years ago we were amazed by the symphony of this frozen world - frozen river, frozen waterfalls, frozen caves! We wanted to know more about the ‘frozen’ Chadar. The first thing we learned was that Chadar trek is rightly called so because the word ‘Chadar’ signifies ‘Blanket’ in the local language. After all, what would you na...

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Winners of the #CaptureAdventure Calendar Contest

An amazing Photo Contest was organised by AdventureN for all enthusiasts who love clicking pictures of about anything and everything. The #CaptureAdventure Calendar Contest had categories of Travel, Wildlife, Mobile Clicks and specific adventure activities. We got some fantastic entries for the contest. Some pictures left us spell bound and our whole team just wanted to pack up and set out for that adventure activity. Here's announcing al...

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Hornbill Festival: One of The Most Beautiful Tribal Festival of India

An amalgamation of blue mountains, green forests and mighty rivers, North-East India is a beauty to behold. The valleys and mountains are enchanting. It’s not just the geography which is serene but the tribal culture and tradition of the North-East of India is what attracts people and makes it a must visit place. Of all the states, one which stands out this month is Nagaland and the reason it stands out is because of the Hornbill Festival. ...

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Highlights of Adventure Festivals in November 2016

The initial weeks of November have seen some major adventure festivals being held in India. Two of these were held in the North East of India, so it’s a breath of fresh air, that apart from the popular adventure destinations, North East is getting a taste of it too. North-East is not very famous when it comes to adventure tourism. These festivals are helping in the promotion of adventure tourism there.  The surfing festival of India called The...

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Manikandan Kumar: The Indian Para Climber You Should be Proud Of

We all complain, The bridge is too long to walk on, or The buses are too crowded to travel, or The elevator is not working and now will have to take the stairs home, or The car is moving too slow , et cetera. We all complain about many things because it is very normal for us to do so. Our body is healthy for all the needed tasks to be done easily. But ever thought if some one who is physically challenged, how would they go through their d...

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Yuksom: Your Heavenly Gateway to the Goecha La Trek

The North-East of India still has many mystic and amazing places which are yet unexplored. It’s as if calling out travellers to live their ultimate dream of finding something new. With so many places to travel, Yuksom in Sikkim is one place you should definitely visit. Yuksom is a small town but with big historical significance of Sikkim. Yuksom exposes you to the rich cultural and historical treasures of Sikkim. It is the place where th...

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A Sneak Peek into the life of Kuntal Joisher- Vegan, Mountaineer, Common Man

In the previous two parts we got to know two different sides to the man, Kuntal Joisher, A mountaineer and a Vegan. In this last part of the interview series lets know Kuntal Joisher Vegan Mountaineer more as a person, how his family is supportive of his love for photography, Nepal and the Sherpas. Kuntal Joisher combines the distinction of being both an accomplished mountaineer and a high-end, computer science professional. He is an alumnus...

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 Kuntal Joisher Vegan Mountaineer 

Kuntal Joisher, the first Vegan to summit Everest talks about his Vegan diet to the top of the world

In the first part of the interview series, we got to know the mountaineer, Kuntal Joisher, who summited Everest as the first Vegan. In part 2 let’s know about Kuntal Joisher, Vegan on how he started the journey towards veganism and how it changed his life.   Kuntal Joisher, a Vegan climberImage Courtesy: Kuntal Joisher A vegetarian is a person who would not eat meat and eggs etc, in addition to this a vegan is a person who comple...

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Celebrating 1000 years of festivity: The Naropa Festival, Ladakh

Ladakh! The name itself makes us imagine the mystical mountains, the magical landscapes, the enigmatic monasteries and the chants of ‘Om Mani Padme Hum’ . The land of Lamas, Ladakh is always a place whose beauty is awed by the whole world. This land of high passes is the dream destination of every traveller. The culture and tradition of Ladakh, which is still intact and is not touched by modernism, takes us to our roots. The festivals o...

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Satyendra Verma : The Army Man and Wingsuit Pilot Every Indian Should Know About

“Jump and you will find out how to unfold your wings as you fall” Ray Bradbury The crazy extreme sport of Base Jumping and Wingsuit Flying does not have many takers in India. A relatively new sport in the country, it still has a long way to go to be established as an adventure sport. But there is one man, an army man who is the pioneer in India as the first wingsuit flyer and also a base jumper. Meet Retired Lt Col Satyendra Verma. ...

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Ananya Chouhan: All you need to know about the 16 year old Indian who is sailing through new victories

“A Sailor is an artist, whose medium is the wind” -Webb Chiles Here is one artist just like Webb Chiles says. We introduce to you one of India’s Youngest Sailors, Ananya Chouhan. Since falling in love with the waters at age 12, Ananya has not looked back. She has many wins which add to her list of achievements in India and abroad. Doing fantastically well even in academics, Ananya Chouhan bagged a silver in the  Laser 4...

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Offbeat treks in India

26 Offbeat Treks in India and Absolutely Everything You Need to Know About Them

The process of zeroing in on a single trekking place for our next adventure reminds us that, where there are places that are exceedingly frequented, there are places yet to be traversed. Where there are places immensely famed, there are stunning places yet to be known.What a pleasure would it be to travel our country beyond its beaten tracks and trails to new horizons and different directions. So in this filtered digital era, lay your hold on thi...

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8 Adventure Activities in Monsoons Which You Should Definitely Try

Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky. Rabindranath Tagore Aren’t the monsoons exactly the way Rabindranath Tagore says? The moment we see the rains pouring down all we want to do is go out and enjoy getting drenched. With rains come the opportunity to venture outdoors and explore the amazing and beautiful nature.  From Trekking to Whitewater Rafting, rains are a bl...

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Samai De Kallialay : An Interview with the 1st Winner of All Cargo India Surfing Open

    “Waves are not measured in feet and inches, they are measured in increments of fear.” - Buzzy Trent (Pioneer of big wave surfing)   But, the man you will get to know through this write-up, Samai Reboul aka Samai De Kallialay, makes people question how his levels of fear always seem scaling down rather than up as he manoeuvres his way through humongous waves.   It was a momentous triumph for Auroville’s Samai Rebo...

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International Yoga Day : Expert Tips on Stand Up Paddle Board Yoga by Tapashi Devchoudhury

“Yoga is the Journey of the self, through the self , to the self”                                                                                                                                              -The Bhagavad Gita   The above quote aptly explains why ‘Yoga’ has become a worldwide phenomenon. This technique of  union of the mind, body and soul...

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Fathers Day: 11 Incredible Father Kid Adventure Videos

  “Dad, will you and Mom come for my Annual Day tomorrow?” “Dad, can you please get me new video game?” “Dad, can you pick me up from school?” “Dad, I have college projects to do, can I get a laptop?” “Dad can you buy me a new phone?” The answers to all the above questions have always been a ‘yes’.’ Father’, ‘Papa’, ‘Daddy’, ‘Dad’, call what you may, he is a daughter’s first love an...

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27 Fascinating & Rare Deep Sea Animals That Will simply Wow You!

The Ocean is replete with fascinating creatures and these are the ones that we have found only from 5% of the oceans that we have explored, imagine what would it be get to know and discover from the other 95% of the ocean, those would be some amazingly rare sea animals. Incredible, Isn’t it?   The teeny bit of oceans that we know about now is abundant with creatures that we do not know of and on this World Ocean Day we bring to you a lis...

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16 Must Go Destinations for White Water Rafting In India

Always had a dream to smash through the waters and come out winning? Consider it as true. White water rafting is the best way in which you can make this dream come true. Luckily for us our country has many rivers at her disposal so it's possible to do white water rafting in India. All these rivers are a one or two day rafting trips. Many rivers in India are also famous for going on adventurous rafting expeditions.  Here we bring you a list of de...

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These Festivals of Ladakh Should Definitely be a Part of Your Itinerary

Indulgence in the spirituality of Buddhism and a perfect blend of natural  landscape, introduces us to Ladakh .The arid mountains draped with the white snow caps  that covers the mountains all over, is scenically most soothing view captured through our naked eyes . The festivals of Ladakh pulls visitors flooding and buzzing across the place and with their ethnic religious aura glorify the cold desert. The prayer flags  fluttering across, w...

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Siddhi Manerikar: One of India's Finest National Bouldering Champion

Rock Climbing and Bouldering as a sport is yet to get recognition in India. But there are Indians who are winning accolades worldwide and we don’t even know who they are, let alone if any woman is winning it too. Here we bring you Siddhi Manerikar who has won more than 12 accolades in Asian Championships. This is her fantastic story. Siddhi Manerikar: The National Bouldering Champion Siddhi started her climbing when ...

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Off Beat Travel Diaries: Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary

By Amruta Dhamorikar Situated close to the city of Pune, Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary is one of the easiest escapes for a traveler. And so during a long weekend of four days, I found myself longing for the wonderful dense forests of Bhimashankar Wildlife Sanctuary. Located in the Khed and Ambegaon talukas of Pune district, it was created for the protection of the state animal of Maharashtra – Indian Giant Squirrel in the year 1984. ...

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Health and Heritage now hand-in-hand: Spiti Heritage Run

Running long distances is an amazing feeling that subjects you to extremes, putting you in your element. So to say, it gives you an amazing feeling. But here’s a run with a twist. Imagine, a high-altitude run amidst the picturesque snowy mountains of the Himalayas! India has always been famous for its heritage places. So on this World Heritage Day we bring you one of the places considered as a heritage site by the Archaeological Survey of Indi...

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Tapashi Devchoudhury: The First Female Stand up Paddle Surfer (SUP) of India

‘For whatever we lose, it’s ourselves we find in the sea’- E.E.Cummings and the only female Stand Up Paddle Surfer of India - Tapashi Devchoudhury defines this saying. Meet India’s first Female Stand up Paddler: Tapashi Devchoudhury Tapashi is that woman who left her comfortable desk job to pursue her true calling- Stand up Paddle Surfing (SUP). Tapashi is from Assam and now she has her paddle board filled house in Mandrem, Goa. Bef...

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Alaska Wonders

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Costa Rica Parks

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3 Places You Should Visit

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