Dharwad adventure base:

Welcome to Dharwad Adventure Base!

Spread across 27 acres of Sylvan mango orchards, a day Activity center filled with exciting outdoor activities and indoor games. Experience an adventure filled day with authentic sumptuous North Karnataka food & snacks.

The Child Within Us:

“The child never grows in you, no matter how old we grow by years” There is always that little, inquisitive active child in us, who wants to enjoy and explore but shies away, as we grow by years. Who says only children should play?! Young or old, small or big, everyone should play, laugh and rejoice to theirs heart content and that’s the inspiration for us to create ‘Dharwad Adventure Base’

Understanding this, we have created Dharwad Adventure Base to give a treat to that little child in you.

Ideas keep growing and so has the place; just exploring what could entice people of all age groups has always been the thought & driving force behind all the developments.

 

A Day Activity Centre

 

A family owned business, Mr Pramodh R. Angadi, the founder and owner who is actively supported by his family and a big believer in the fact that you need to enjoy every moment to the fullest, is the driving force behind the adventure base and the activities. More often than not you will find him trying out new activities, which are all tried and tested by him and other members of the Family.

Description:

Leave all your worries behind, get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and get ready for a day filled with loads of activities in one of the best locations. The base offers an array of adventure games and activities.

An apt place to come with your family, friends and co-workers, as there is a lot to experience along with great hospitality.

The day starts with a welcome drink and feel the child within you get ready to let loose and have some fun !

With timely snacks, much needed drinks to keep you hydrated, traditional food cooked by our staff and served in traditional earthen pots, the day just keeps getting better

The activities start from 11.00 AM in the morning and ends at around 6.00 PM in the evening, giving you plenty of time to enjoy and rejuvenate yourself in the experience.

The natural setting of the place beckons all for the most refreshing day outing in the middle of Mango groves. The calm and the nature`s charming beauty makes it an ideal place to host your outing.

With ample parking space, You are welcome to celebrate birthday parties, baby shower ceremonies, school picnics, reunions, corporate outings, and corporate official meetings.

Activities:

Water Based Activities

Swimming Pool :
Enjoy music, dance, play, relax and laze around the enclosed swimming pool. (Only one group allowed at a time)

Amenities :
Changing rooms, shower area, poolside snacks.

Kids Pool :
is adjacent to the big pool, so that it can be easily monitored by the parents.

Mud games :
Play group games, soak in the mud slush or pamper yourself with a mud pack.We use yellow clay, a soft earthy matter which does not stain clothes. It is totally organic and easily washable and actually quite good for the skin.

Soap football :
The concept originates from Brazil, a country famous for its love of football.Imagine a giant football pitch, filled with soapy water, where the goal of the game is to slip and slide while also attempting to score a goal! It’s all the madness of football, minus the competitiveness, which really enhances the fun-factor.

Rain Dance :
Chill out under the rain spray, sway to the music or just relax and enjoy the soothing experience.

Boating :
A leisure activity of rowing your own boat and test your endurance. Test your friends and family and see who is the fastest !

Rope activities

Rope Activities :
Constructed from Poles, cable and ropes, Over 20 types of rope activities that have been designed with a desire to encourage all age groups to have a great experience.

Designed and planned with great care, there are special rope activities for the little ones.

They might look simple, but it’s all about the balance and believe it or not you really need to plan your strategy if you want to finish the entire course in record time. A perfect challenge for the entire family and friends of all ages.

Zip line crossing :
A unique experience on the zip line will give you fun & thrill.. you should just do it!!

RIDE:

Indoor Games :

We have a separate Indoor Game arena

  • Table Tennis
  • Foos ball Table
  • Carom board
  • Chess
  • Snake & Ladder

Traditional Games :

We at Dharwad Adventure Base, relive our childhood memories through these  Traditional games, a staple for us at any family gathering, so we thought why not bring these games to everyone !

Ideal for any age group, reminisce your childhood days and maybe teach these wonderful games to the current generation, No smart phones involved! Just pure skill, strategy and lots of fun !

Games like Chakka, Kavadi, were played by all age groups at home, which unknowingly helped develop Motor Skills, learn mathematics and along with it meant spending time with your friends.

These games are fading away these days. Here at Dharwad Adventure Base you get to play and explore those games. Experience a part of Karnataka’s rich cultural heritage.

Other activities

Zorb :
A sport of rolling downhill inside an orb (two people harnessed inside) made of transparent TPU, rolling downhill on a gentle slope and or running inside the Zorb

Body Zorb :
A sport of playing by wearing an inflated transparent ball, which covers the upper part of the body and head. You can play in various variations with a bunch of people which is bound to excite enthusiasts.

Try and make it more exciting by trying to play a football game while encased in our Zorbs, an experience you will not forget !

Maze / Bhul bhulya/Chakraviewva :
Get lost in the huge Maze under the Mango/Kaju orchard , Find out your way using your sense of direction, Put those navigation skills to work and may the best man/woman win !

Artificial rock climbing :
Climb the rocks & slide from the other side .

Nature Walk :
Walk around the nature beautiful Mango & Kaju Orchard with rose garden , to help young and old experience & promote awareness of the environment . We encourage the conservation of nature in all its aspects & enhance skills through outdoor education .

Bird Watching :
We have wide varieties of bird / Love birds like ducks , Turkey , Guinea fowl , poultry hens , Chicken , Naked neck hen & Also Rabbits .

Team building Games :
Such as Acid River an Outdoor open activity to warm up the group . It requires people to get into each others personal spaces which helps open them up & begin to connect with each other quickly .

Karaoke :
Dreamt of being a rock star? Love singing in the shower? Let your singing skills out and enjoy yourself !

A musical entertainment, providing you the background music of most favorite songs followed by the lyrics on a video screen. An amazing choice for music lovers.

I had visited place many times and amazed by the infrastructure built there. I would suggest all to visit place once and make fun as much as possible.

 

Dharwad Adventure Base:


Before Toll-Gate, Alnavar Road
Dharwad 580 007
Karnataka (INDIA)
Cell: +919341841567, 8792846238
Email: paiprangadi@yahoo.com 21041551_1646317728734540_7627118918418563072_n(1)2017-02-03dharwad-adventure-base_slide_4gallery_2rope_3

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Mysore palace….

The Palace of Mysore (: ಮೈಸೂರು ಅರಮನೆ maisūru aramāne) is a historical palace in the city of Mysore in Karnataka, southern  India. It is the official residence and seat of the Wodeyars and rulers of Mysore]], the royal family of Mysore, who ruled the princely state from 1399 to 1950. The palace houses two durbar halls (ceremonial meeting halls of the royal court) and incorporates an array of courtyards, gardens, and buildings. The palace is in the central region of inner Mysore, facing the Chamundi Hills eastward.

Mysore is commonly described as the City of Palaces. There are about seven palaces inclusive of this; however, Mysore Palace refers specifically to the one within the Old Fort. Built by the Maharaja Rajarshi His Highness Krishnarajendra Wadiyar IV, Mysore Palace is now one of the most famous tourist attractions in India, after the Taj Mahal, with more than 6 million annual visitors.

The Royal Lineage

Krishnaraja Wadiyar III was Maharaja from 1799 to 1831. After the death of Tipu Sultan he made Mysore his capital in May 1799 and focused on education, religious sites and donating jewels to temples including Melkote. Chamaraja Wodeyar IX was crowned on 25 March 1881. He was anointed king on the date fixed by the Governor-General. He is credited with founding India’s first democratic institutions -“Prajapratinidhi Sabhe” with the Mysore representative assembly in 1881. Nalwadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV was Maharaja from 1902 to 1940. He was also called the Saint King-“Rajarshi” by Mahatma Gandhi. Assisted by dewans Sir M. Visvesvaraya and Sir Mirza Ismail, he changed Mysore by adding Asia’s first hydro electric project at Shivanasamudra, the KRS dam and the University of Mysore in 1916. Jayachamaraja Wodeyar was the twenty fifth and the last king, reigning from 1940 to 1950, when he agreed to merge the state with the union of India. A musicologist and a philanthropist, he was named Raj Parmukh of Mysore from 26 Jan 1950, a post he held for six years. The present Maharaja is Yaduveer Wadiyar, who was adopted by his aunt.

The architectural style of domes of the palace is commonly described as Indo-Saracenic and blends HinduMuslimRajput, and Gothic styles. It is a three-story stone structure with marble domes and a 145 ft five-story tower. The palace is surrounded by a large garden. The entrance gate and arch hold the emblem and coat of arms of the kingdom of Mysore, around which is written the kingdom’s motto in Sanskrit: “न बिभॆति कदाचन” (never be terrified).

Audience Hall

This beautiful building is 245 Ft in length and 156 Ft in width. There are fire extinguishing machines located in all parts of the palace in order to prevent any fires. 

The palace has three entrances: the East Gate (the front gate, opened only during the Dasara and for VVIPs), the South Entrance (for public), and the West Entrance (usually opened only during the Dasara). In addition, there are numerous secret tunnels from the palace cellar leading to Srirangapatna, other palaces, and confidential areas.

The three-story stone building of fine gray granite with deep pink marble domes has a facade with several expansive arches and two smaller ones flanking the central arch, which is supported by tall pillars. Above the central arch is a sculpture of Gajalakshmi, the goddess of wealthprosperitygood luck and abundance with her elephants. There are three major exclusive temple buildings within the Old Fort, and about 18 inside the palace heart building. The palace was built adjacent to the even older Parakala Mutt headquarters, whose leaders have remained spiritual rajguru (royal teacher and guide). The Maharajas of Mysore were devotees of Goddess Chamundi, which is why the palace faces Chamundi Hills. They did the Ritual practice for the Goddess Chamundi’s blessings.

NIAGARA FALLS.

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Niagara Falls (/nˈæɡrə/) is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between Canada and the United States; more specifically, between the province of Ontario and the state of New York. They form the southern end of the Niagara Gorge.

From largest to smallest, the three waterfalls are the Horseshoe Falls, the American Falls and the Bridal Veil Falls. The Horseshoe Falls lies on the border of the United States and Canada[1] with the American Falls entirely on the American side, separated by Goat Island. The smaller Bridal Veil Falls are also on the American side, separated from the other waterfalls by Luna Island. The international boundary line was originally drawn through Horseshoe Falls in 1819, but the boundary has long been in dispute due to natural erosion and construction.[2]

Located on the Niagara River, which drains Lake Erie into Lake Ontario, the combined falls form the highest flow rate of any waterfall in the world that has a vertical drop of more than 165 feet (50 m). Horseshoe Falls is the most powerful waterfall in North America, as measured by vertical height and flow rate.[3] The falls are 17 miles (27 km) north-northwest of Buffalo, New York, and 75 miles (121 km) south-southeast of Toronto, between the twin cities of Niagara Falls, Ontario, and Niagara Falls, New York.

Niagara Falls were formed when glaciers receded at the end of the Wisconsin glaciation (the last ice age), and water from the newly formed Great Lakes carved a path through the Niagara Escarpment en route to the Atlantic Ocean. While not exceptionally high, the Niagara Falls are very wide. More than six million cubic feet (168,000 m3) of water falls over the crest line every minute in high flow,[4] and almost four million cubic feet (110,000 m3) on average.

The Niagara Falls are famed both for their beauty and as a valuable source of hydroelectric power. Balancing recreational, commercial, and industrial uses has been a challenge for the stewards of the falls since the 19th century.

 

The Horseshoe Falls drop about 188 feet (57 m),[5] while the height of the American Falls varies between 70 and 100 feet (21 and 30 m) because of the presence of giant boulders at its base. The larger Horseshoe Falls are about 2,600 feet (790 m) wide, while the American Falls are 1,060 feet (320 m) wide. The distance between the American extremity of the Niagara Falls and the Canadian extremity is 3,409 feet (1,039 m).

The volume of water approaching the falls during peak flow season may sometimes be as much as 225,000 cubic feet (6,400 m3) per second.[6] The average annual flow rate is 85,000 cubic feet (2,400 m3) per second.[7] Since the flow is a direct function of the Lake Erie water elevation, it typically peaks in late spring or early summer. During the summer months, at least 100,000 cubic feet (2,800 m3) per second of water traverses the falls, some 90% of which goes over the Horseshoe Falls, while the balance is diverted to hydroelectric facilities. This is accomplished by employing a weir – the International Control Dam – with movable gates upstream from the Horseshoe Falls. The falls’ flow is further halved at night, and, during the low tourist season in the winter, remains a minimum of 50,000 cubic feet (1,400 m3) per second. Water diversion is regulated by the 1950 Niagara Treaty and is administered by the International Niagara Board of Control (IJC).[8]

The verdant green colour of the water flowing over the Niagara Falls is a byproduct of the estimated 60 tonnes/minute of dissolved salts and “rock flour” (very finely ground rock) generated by the erosive force of the Niagara River itself. The current rate of erosion is approximately 1 foot (0.30 m) per year, down from a historical average of 3 feet (0.91 m) per year. It is estimated that 50,000 years from now, even at this reduced rate of erosion, the remaining 20 miles (32 km) to Lake Erie will have been undermined and the falls will cease to exist.[9]

There are differing theories as to the origin of the name of the falls. According to Iroquoian scholar Bruce Trigger, “Niagara” is derived from the name given to a branch of the local native Neutral Confederacy, who are described as being called the “Niagagarega” people on several late-17th-century French maps of the area.[14] According to George R. Stewart, it comes from the name of an Iroquois town called “Ongniaahra”, meaning “point of land cut in two”.[15]

Henry Schoolcraft reported:

Niagara Falls. This name is Mohawk. It means, according to Mrs. Kerr, the neck; the term being first applied to the portage or neck of land, between lakes Erie and Ontario. By referring to Mr. Elliott’s vocabulary, (chapter xi) it will be seen that the human neck, that is, according to the concrete vocabulary, his neck, is onyara. Red Jacket pronounced the word Niagara to me, in the spring of 1820, as if written O-ne-au-ga-rah.[16]

 

 

Best place to visit…OOTY….

Officially called Ootacamund, this tourist hub in Southern India, is better known by its nickname, Ooty, given by the British. Be it Bollywood directors, honeymooners, family or adventure travellers, Ooty has touched everyone’s heart and imagination. Mountains, lakes, gardens, waterfalls, wildlife and scenic beauty; Ooty is paradise on earth. 

Ooty is also known as the Blue Mountains owing to the indigo cover of the beautiful kurinji flower that blooms on the slopes of the Nilgiris once every 12 years. During the blossom, Ooty looks absolutely spectacular; reaffirming the wonders of nature. 

The fun of an Ooty trip begins even before entering the hill town. The famous toy train, Nilgiri Mountain Railway that connects Mettupalayam and Ooty is a heritage route that breathes excitement every minute. The uphill journey crosses bridges, tunnels and maneuvers steep curves. 

Once you reach Ooty, as far as you can see, it’s nature at its best. A delight for every horticulturist, Ooty has diverse flora and fauna, even rare species. Ooty Botanical Garden and Rose Garden are the main attractions in town for admiring nature’s bounty. 

For art lovers, there’s never a dull moment in Ooty. Fernhill Bungalow, Ooty Club, Government House and Arts College, St. Stephens’s Church; there are many standing monuments with colonial era impressions. 

Central hubs of Ooty include the Ooty Lake and Pykara Lake, both set amidst pine trees and mountains. Like most lakes, they make for a perfect picnic spot. 

Breathe in the fresh air, lay back, relax and unwind. Ooty has everything to charm you.boat-ride-on-ooty-lake-mrpetersononline-flickr-creative-commons_19_143_ooty_938_410

Jog falls , karnataka.

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Top 10 tips for tourists to Jog Falls Karnataka


1. While October to March is ideal months to visit Jog Falls Karnataka, the best months to visit Jog Falls Karnataka is in August and September. This could be the late monsoon season, but it is at this time that Jog Falls Karnataka has the maximum water. Of course, the mist will be less November onwards. Visiting in April and May is fine if you are ready to bear the heat! In the month of February, although the weather is pleasant, Jog Falls Karnataka is not as majestic a sight as in the latter part of the year.

2. The best time to visit Jog Falls is after 12 noon, as this is the time when you can get the best photographic moments due to the sun’s beams hitting the water and possibly creating rainbows.

3. It is not advisable to visit Jog Falls after sunset as you can easily lose your footing in the dark.

4. If you are planning to climb down to the base of the Jog Falls, you should definitely consider the fact that it takes a much longer to climb back up – more than an hour even! Hence, you should start climbing up well before it gets dark.

5. You may feel enthusiastic to go down the 1400 steps to the base of Jog Falls, from where you can get directly under the waterfalls. However, climbing back up those steps is very exhausting. Hence, only those who are really fit should venture down. Those with medical ailments, especially of the heart, and expectant mothers should not take the risk of climbing down Jog Falls. Also, it is not advisable to take young children down. They will tire easily and you will need to carry them both ways. 

6. There are no petrol bunkers nearby Jog Falls, so if you are taking your own bike or car, make sure that you have a full tank! The nearest petrol bunker is in Shimoga.

7. There are no public toilets or any other kind of facilities at the site of Jog Falls. There are no medical facilities at the site of Jog Falls. The nearest hospitals are located at Shimoga. 

8. There are no good restaurants or food stalls at the site of Jog Falls. It is best to carry your own boxed food and bottled water on your trip to Jog Falls.

9. Please do not carry plastic bags to Jog Falls and do not litter the place with empty chips packets or other disposable items. Carry an extra paper bag for litter and dispose it off in the appropriate place back at your hotel. 

10. Avoid carrying excessive bags, cash and valuables. One handbag with food and water is enough for your trip to Jog Falls.

Near visiting places=

 

Shivappa Naik Palace near Jog Falls Karnataka


The Shivappa Naik Palace was built in the 16th Century by Shivappa Naik of Keladi. The palace is not very large on the grand scale of, say, the Mysore Palace, but is nonetheless an architectural beauty. Designed from fragrant rose wood, the palace is home to an interesting museum which displays unique carvings and antiques of the Keladi era which were discovered during archaeological digs. You will get a glimpse of beautiful ancient idols dating back to the Chalukya and Hoysala dynasties.

Saint Thomas Church near Jog Falls Karnataka


The Saint Thomas Church is a major landmark in the small city of Shimoga. Covering nearly 18000 square feet, the church. The prayer hall itself is so vast and spacious, that it is said 5000 people at one time can pray here together. Awesome! 

Kanoor Fort near Jog Falls Karnataka


The Kanoor Fort dates back to the Keladi Dynasty when it was constructed during the reign of Kari Maneesena Rani Abbaka devi (known as the Queen of Spices). The Kanoor Fort is about 50kms. from Jog Falls on the way to the town of Bhatkal. It is right in the midst of a dense forest area. 

Tyarekoppa Lion Safari near Jog Falls Karnataka


Nature lovers visiting Jog Falls Karnataka should definitely visit the Tyarekoppa Lion Safari, which is located about 10 Kms from Shimoga on the way to Sagar. The Karnataka Forest Department organises sight-seeing trips here, where you can get a glimpse of the King of the Jungle as well as tigers, bear, deer and exotic birds. Spread over 200 hectares, this is a good spot to take a break and enjoy a picnic on the way to Jog Falls or on your return trip from Jog Falls. 

Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp near Jog Falls Karnataka


Before visiting Jog Falls Karnataka, you should keep some time aside to visit the Sakrebayalu Elephant Camp which is located just 14kms from Shimoga on the way to Thirthahalli. Mahouts train the elephants at this camp. Visit this place before 9a.m. for a most memorable sight: herds of elephants having a playful splash in the river. 

Kaledi Rameshwar Temple near Jog Falls Karnataka


The Kaledi Rameshwar Temple is located in the town of Sagar. Note the exquisite architecture of this temple, which dates back to the Hoysala-Dravidian era. It is very cool within the temple premises.

Honnemaradu Karnataka


An ideal picnic spot and a hub of water sports is Honnemaradu, located about 25kms from Sagar town on the way to Jog Falls. Since the area of Honnemaradu is part of the back waters of Sharavathi river, adventure sports tourists visit here to have a great time on the water. You can register with a water sport operator in Karnataka, who will organize a day’s trip to Honnemaradu. Please note that non-vegetarian food, gutka and alcohol is strictly banned in Honnemaradu. 

Dams to Visit near Jog Falls Karnataka


1. Linganmakki Dam: You must visit the site of the Linganmakki Dam for some truly spectacular views of the Sharavathi River. This dam forms the reservoir for the Mahatma Gandhi Hydro Electric Power unit and is located just 5 to 6kms from Jog falls.

2. B.R.P Dam: The B.R.P Dam is not very near Jog Falls, but is actually located about 28kms from Shimoga, near the Kuvempu university. This dam was built across the Bhadra River. The reason why you should visit the B.R.P. Dam is to enjoy a boat ride around the islands formed by the Bhadra River. 

Its the best place to visit with family .Beauty of nature can be seen here. Visit when you are free..

 

 

Once in life time ..Dhudhsagar water falls…

dudhsagar-fallsHere is my wonderful experience about dhudhsagar water falls which is located in the karnataka border goa region. There are only trains available where you can see wonderful sceneries and tunnels around 3 km each. i had been there for 2 times but first time experience was superb. With puny torch to fight against the ever-conquering darkness surrounding us, we went through the pitch black railway tunnel no.7. With alert ears to hear any trains approaching the tunnel so that we don’t become a mongrel killed and splattered by the behemoth train, having endured one such hair raising experience a couple of hrs back in a tunnel similar to this. The ears are the only functional navigational system in these tunnels , but the strong howling winds blowing through the tunnels is not making matters better.  We left dharwad at morning 8 and reached londa . but there we could not find any trains to castle rock. Then we went there by arranging one taxi with banglorians who were also waiting for trains like us. Finally reached castle rock at 12. From castle rock dhudhsagar is nearly 21 km . If we go by walk it would take nearly 4 hours atleast but return train was there at 5.00 clock evening . If we miss that one it will be a horrible situation for us . So we thought of going there by goods train .But our bad luck or dont know train left at 2 afternoon. We were actually in dilemma now whether to go or just return. Finally decided to go and it was our good decision also . We were standing at the end in open coach as it was goods train.  We went through big 10 tunnels before reaching falls. We had just crossed the Dudhsagar Railway station and supposedly are very close to the elusive Dudhsagar falls. The eerie sound of the howling wind is broken every now and then by water seeping through the tunnel roof and  falling on our already rain drenched body.One more wonderful experience it was raining that day.  We still push on with our body because we know the end is near. The tunnel ends and within a couple of moments later we hear a mighty roar. Is that a train ????!!!! Not sure about it we approach it cautiously. And BEHOLD !!!!!!, we get the first view of the majestic Dudhsagar Falls flowing in its full glory. Being the 5th tallest falls in India, falling from the height of 310 mts (taller than Jog falls), this was not one of those to be taken lightly. As we approach near the falls ,the might of the falls is displayed in the separate ecosystem it has created in its immediate surroundings which included constant mist and rain. We stand in the middle of railway bridge built during the British era and get splattered by the rain drops within no time. Awestruck we cant keep our eyes off the fantabulous DUDHSAGAR” . This is how the highlight of the monsoon trip to dhudhsagar can be described in one breath. we had great time there for 2 hours which was amazing. 

spent some time in here and it was time to return back. Since Dudhsagar is not an official passenger stop for trains, there are no tickets issued. After waiting impatiently for 30 min the train finally arrived. The train approached with great speed and we assumed that this is not gonna stop in here, but finally thanks to our luck the train did stopped. Else there is no other means of getting to this place other than on foot. And nearly 500 to 600 trekkers jumped on the train and non of them had any tickets :P. Traveled ticket-less till Londa junction which was an adventure in itself since this being the first time :). i will never forget this experience in my whole life.

Recently government stopped people going there as people are unnecessarly creating pollution there. I wish government soon start allowing people and take necessary actions by putting some high police security and all,  it will be a  big tourist place in india if government show some interest.

And i wish all of you visit this place once in your life..its just amazing experience..

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