Ten-Second Takeaway

Hardly an hour from town centre, the Discovery Village is all about adventure sports, zoning out and retreating into the lap of nature.

Game On

OK, we admit. We can’t stay away from adventure even if it means in controlled environments. The city, as much as we love her, can get crazy. So our retreat is sometimes this oasis of little cottages, tents but with the added bonus of outdoor sports. Perfect to get rid of the stuck-up city blues, eh!

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Source: Discovery Village

What’s great about the Discovery Village is that they even offer day packages. Since it’s close enough to zip back to work on Monday morning, we decided to check in, and we’d do it all over again! But more on the rooms later. Bring on the zorbing, rappelling and cave exploring first, please. Zorbing on land is fun, but for sheer entertainment and ammunition to mock your friends, we’d suggest the water version. It can either just be done singly or jazzed up into an incredibly fun {and tough} team game. Or simply loll in the very inviting swimming pool, with a drink in hand.

Action Sequence

Rappelling kicks off at nearby hills and rock formations, and is quite easy, so makes for a great outing. Follow through with some cave exploring as we did, if you’re up for underground wriggling and crawling. Survival camping {where you’re given a simple survival kit and need to fend for yourself} and obstacle courses are also part of the activity list. As are paintball and rope challenges which involve walking on swaying bridge made of ropes, planks and wires, high above the ground. Bring it on, The Amazing Race style! Tired from all the action, it’s now time for the rooms.

Check In

Aside from the activities, our favourite aspect of the Discovery Village is that they don’t have televisions. After gasping and almost fainting at first, it really is a boon. There’s also most much cell reception, so you’re quite cut off from the rat race and we were thrilled. Nothing like lounging about in eco-friendly accommodation – be it their massive tents or bamboo and terracotta-tiled cottages. There is WiFi, but they don’t encourage it unless it’s an emergency. And we agree.

#LBBTip

Don’t go expecting luxury or state-of-the-art facilities. This one’s more down-to-earth, but works like a charm.

Where: Kanakpura Road, Vaderahalli and next to Kanive Nandishwara Temple, Nandi Foot Hills, Nandi Post, Chikkaballapur

Price: INR 1,311 upwards for the half-day package and INR 8,000 per room including two meals, four activities and resort facilities.

Contact: +91 9341555222

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