I don’t remember a time when I was excited about adventure and human interaction for the whole day. Everyday I go to office, do my work, come back home, spend a couple of hours on internet and go to sleep. Oh and I talk to mom over phone for some time. Mostly I like to work alone if I don’t require anybody’s input for it. Talking to people is so much waste of energy and diverting.
Coming to the team outing, I had to travel by bus for about one and half hours with people I know only by face. From the little background research I already knew that I was not fit for most of the adventure activities that would be done, neither physically nor mentally. I woke up before sunrise but took a solid 30 minutes to convince myself not to drop the plan. I was pushing myself against my will. I wasn’t sure about what to take in the bag. The day was not meant for me. During the bus-ride, I was not supposed to enjoy by myself by seeing the roads, listening to a good song or reading a novel. Rather I had to take part in the lame musical game.
There are few things that I want to be specific about-
We went to Sahas Adventure Park of Ramoji Film City, Hyderabad.
1. The package was solely for the adventure park. Don’t expect to see the film city in free in that package. But you’ll be able to see bits and pieces of the film city as they aren’t completely apart from each other.
2. There are several adventure activities available. But if you have acrophobia( what is that?) you must reconsider your plan. You can read about all the activities on their official website. What I felt personally is that there is no adventurous activity with basic level challenge. They have clubbed all the difficulty level in one single task and once you start, you can’t give up in the middle. In case you have made up your mind to experience low-key adventure it could be the right place.
3. This is one of the things I’m always concerned about when I go somewhere- if there are pure drinking water and decent washroom well available. In Sahas there’s drinking water and washroom at every point, so that won’t be a problem.
4. We had our lunch and evening snacks in Dil se restaurant. It’s themed on ShahRukh Khan’s movie Dil se. They literally play the songs from the movie only (as I found both at lunch time and in the evening). The lunch was decent in comparison to the price. It has balanced proportion of North Indian and South Indian cuisines. The food was simple and homely. We were served only veg. Evening snacks was also fine.
5. Bus service is available for going to the restaurant and coming back to Sahas.
6. You can get cold drinks, biscuits even period product inside Sahas.
7. You can put your valuables and collect the key and be handbags free during the activities.
I was terrified to witness the activities with my bare eyes at first. My colleagues were considerate enough to let me skip the tasks I wasn’t okay with. At the end of the day, everybody enjoyed in their own way. I escaped a few panic attacks. I got food, drink, shades and my own company to enjoy the site and weather and then suddenly my period cramps said, “Peekaboo!”
Pic: Sahas means “courage”. An apt name for an adventure park.