OffBeat Sahyadri River Rafting @ Kundalika river 23rd July 2011

Dear Offbeaters,
We invite you for an event of River Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing and Flying fox at kundalika river Kolad, on 23rd of July 2011.

Trivia:

Location: Kundalika River, Kolad
Rafting distance: 12 km
Swimming skills: Not required.
Previous experience: Not necessary

Safely is taken care of by the provision of life jackets, helmets, prior training, proper instructions and full presence of trained guides with every raft throughout
the activity.
Rafting is the most adventures outdoor sport. It’s nothing but using a raft (air filled boat) and paddles, and great coordination between the paddlers to navigate through the gushing streams and rocks.

Kayaking Kayak is a narrow human powered boat. Paddling your own kayak and navigating through the rushing water with correct right, left, back and fro strokes is itself
a complete achievement.

River Crossing crossing the river using tied ropes at both the ends of the river and balancing one on ropes is a thrilling experience

Flying Fox is an aerial rope slide using a pulley suspended on a cable mounted on an
inclined platform.

Itinerary:
Meeting Point: Dadar East, Swaminarayan Mandir at 5.30am.
05:30 am : Start towards Kolad by private transportation
Breakfast onboard
09:30 am : Reach village
10:00 am : Start rafting
12:30 pm : Pick up from the end point
01:30 pm : Research the resort, change
02:00 pm : Lunch
03:00 pm : Depart for kayaking and other activities
05:00 pm : Complete all activities, change, evening refreshments
06:00 pm : Departure for Mumbai

Reaching Mumbai by 09:30-10:30 tentatively.

Contribution
2200/- per head

The Cost includes,
Travelling from Dadar to Dadar, Food (2 refreshments, 1 meal) (veg/nonveg), Event charges.

Payment Details:
For registration deposit advance of Rs 2200/- to the following account.
Union Bank Account No 369102010801696
Branch : Juhu Tara Mumbai
In the Name of Ms Priti P Patel
IFSC Code : UBIN0536911
Note: Registrations through phone calls only.
After transaction please email us transaction id along with participants details (name, email and mobile number) at offbeatsahyadri@gmail.com

Registration or queries:
Mumbai Coordinators
Priti Patel : 9869524260
Rajas Deshpande : 9664782503

Pune Coordinators
Zeenat Sikilkar : 898334613
Sunil Gawade : 9764006282

Emergency Contact No : You may leave this number with your relatives, so that in case you are not reachable they can contact on the number and get an update on the group’s whereabouts.
Aniruddha Kelkar : 9619666895

Rules and regulations:
1. Do understand that we do not arrange picnics. It follows that if one seeks luxury and absolute comfort then we can hardly help them. 😉
2. Offbeat Sahyadri believe in being one with nature and that is possible only when we shed all city slicker attitudes. Of course by that we do not suggest that one should be ready for any kind of nonsense.
3. Utmost care is taken to ensure safety of the group and care is taken that no one is inconvenienced because of factors within our control.
4. We do expect our offbeater friends to understand group dynamics and leave at home their individuality. They should be prepared to share and care. That makes and all the physical and mental exhaustion forgettable and the trek itself becomes unforgettable! Trust us on this.

Now some basic codes:
Respect nature:
1. Absofreakinglutely no littering! Carry your own trash. If you are found littering then we will request you to pick it up. Friends, it is really not nice to throw garbage around and it only reflects upon us. Will we do this to our own houses?
REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE!
2. Do not disturb the flora and fauna. No making pretty bouquets of grabbed flowers and blooms. No feeding and intimidating birds and other animals. Think how you would feel if someone barges into your house and threatens you. The jungle is THEIR home. So, Capital NO= NO!
3. Remember, the mountain has a mind of his own. Beware and do not make the mistake of taking him for granted. It sounds weird but it’s true.
With fellow trekkers:
1. It is fun to interact and get to know people from different walks of life. Feel free to take the opportunity to expand your social circles.
2. Share water and food. Nothing else is a better ice breaker than being offered water or a bite of your sandwich!
3. Care for your fellow trekkers. It is not nice to be self centred and unamicable.

For your own safety:
1. The organizers and you yourself are equally responsible for your safety. We cannot take the blame for injuries or inconveniences arising out of actions outside the organizers instructions and acts of nature.
2. Simply put, stay with the group. Do not rush far too ahead or lag too behind. We understand that everyone has a different stamina and we try to keep the group bound together.
3. Do not wander off from the main trail. Whenever there is no established trail, strictly stay with the group. Be within the sight of the person ahead of you and the one behind you. It helps.
4. One must understand that the group leader is responsible for the entire group and may have to take some tough decisions at times. If one expects a memorable experience with us then we expect full cooperation and discipline. To sum up, the leader’s decision will be final and binding on all offbeaters.
5. Finally, the non arguable part. Smoking and other forms of tobacco use and alcohol consumption is strictly prohibited.

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