Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Urban valley

After an eventful 9 day trip to Andaman Islands, it was time for a short bike trip and some adventure sports as well, and Urban valley is what we chose. A lake side resort where you can spend your weekend within Bangalore limits !!

*ing : Vijay Claud, Nishchitha Singh, Chalapathy Manoharan, Amrit Sharma, Jacob Idicula, Johnson James, Anu Srinivas, Ranjani Narendra, Bhavya Krishnan and Tony Mathai

Location : Kanakapura road

Activities : Kayaking, Paint ball

Nov 1st 2013 : Chala on his Bullet, Jacob on his CBR, Johnson on his Pulsar, Vijay on his Yezdi and me on my Unicorn !! We gathered at Madiwala by 8 in the morning and off we left to Kanakapura road for some adventure sports. Chala had gathered some info about the place and he was our guide for the day !!

We planned to start off with some water sports and with no further delay headed towards the lake. A beautiful lake with clear water and lush green trees on the background is what we had in mind. But the water turned out to be dirty. Nevertheless, the climate was good and group was superb which is more than a reason to have fun no matter where you are !!

So we quickly got into our Kayaks and started rowing. At one point we even started racing to make it more interesting. Few of us went to the other side of the lake to admire some birds !!
After about half an hour of rowing and racing, it was time to shift to the next activity - Paintball !!

Paintaball : Our host in Urban Valley divided us into 2 teams and we had to play the flag game. Johnson, Ranjani, Amrit, Bhavya and Chala were in one team. Vijay, Nish, Anu, Jacob and me were on the other team. After a tough fight at the battlefield our team finally won since the other team was eliminated when they ran out of bullets :D With this, the paintball session came to an end and we made a move from there.

We had lunch in Vaishnavi hotel which was very close to Urban Valley. I would suggest this is the best place to have food in case you are on Kanakapura road. A little expensive but the taste compensates for the price. Veg biriyani was surprisingly better for a change !!

We had also planned a surprise birthday party for Bhavya at some CCD on the way but failed to work it out. With this our short and sweet trip came to an end and we returned home by late evening. Thanks to Chala for making this happen.


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