For this year’s summer vacations, AD (my husband), planned to take us all to Lonavala. The most favourite summer holidays destinations with those born and brought up in Delhi are usually Shimla, Manali and Mussoorie, Lonavala came as a surprise for us. Not knowing what we are going to do there, me and my girls were super excited for our new holiday destinations. We reached our resort which was another surprise for us( I will come to that in my next blog), Lonavala turned out to be a beautiful place. The weather being extremely pleasant, the skies were rich with thick, dark clouds, greenery and hills surrounding us. We immediately fell in love with this place. The girls going crazy after their daddy for bringing them to this beautiful place.
AD is an adventure sports lover and my elder one has taken just after him, so he took us all to Della Adventure Resort, telling us that he is taking us all for ‘horse riding’ keeping the thrills and adventures of the place a secret from us. My girls had already decided the names for their ponies, Majesty for elder one and Dash for younger fans coming from one of their favourite Barbie movies. Horse riding was enjoyed by both the girls, the next activity gave them the pleasure of experiencing a pet dog which was Dog Walk. Della owns some very fine breeds of well trained dogs. The dogs are very friendly and walked with the girls very gently.
Starting on our list of adventure sports activities, we took bungee jumping and rodeo ride first to let the girls get used to adventure sports. The initial round went well with both the girls, younger one, not having used to much of rides and thrills and elder one having a craze for huge and thrilling rides. Some other activities in this zone which is Zone A include Aqua Zorb, Water Zorb, Roller Zorb, Bumper Boats and Bubble Soccer. Cycling with a baby wagon, Double Seater Tandem cycling and mountain cycling were some other interesting activities in this Zone.
The most interesting activities for adventure sports lovers like AD who loves to have an adrenaline rush are Flying Fox, Swoop Swing and Zip Line. Swoop Swing takes you to the height of 100ft, from there it swings you down. It takes two to three persons and ties them together in the swing. The longest Flying Fox is 1250 ft long and takes you sliding through a rope way is sure you give you loads of thrill and adventure. AD and my elder one were so thrilled by it that they took the zip line as well which is shorter but still not less than 500 ft and definitely gives lots of excitement.
To keep the energy going, this adventure park has Motocross Dirt Bike ride, ATV ride and Buggy ride. The ATV ride was the one AD decided to take and loved to get clicked on. Elder one chose to have some bridge fun in Burma Bridge, Swinging Bridge, vertical net crossing and Broken bridge. Not only that, she was super excited to climb up in the Artificial Rock Climbing and ring the bell. Land Zorbing is a ride where in one is seated inside a big ball and rolled down from the mountain of about 200 ft height. This 20 seconds ride rotates you at 360 degrees. So much and more for people like AD and my elder one.
For those who enjoy milder activities like me and are scared of heights, there is a gaming zone with some very interesting virtual games, chess, table tennis, carrom, air hockey to name a few. There is a day care centre for smaller kids and virtual dancing which kids can enjoy.
Apart from sports and games, there are dining facilities with five dining options having their own specialty. The Parsi Dhaba which is in the style of an open street dhaba serves Parsi and Punjabi cuisine. PNF Restaurant and Bar having Indian, Malvani and Oriental cuisine, Sports Bar with Italian cuisines , P18 Nightclub and lounge which serves only appetisers and is open from 8 o’clock at night to 1:30 in the morning. Café 24 is a fine dining multi cuisine restaurant and has very fine interior with dim lights and comfortable sittings. The food served here is extremely good and staff is friendly too.
The place also offers rooms on rent for a stay. What more, Della Adventure Park has a 24 hour spa to refresh and rejuvenate you during the vacation. Jimmy Mistry has certainly given us a wonderful ‘one-stop- shop’ Adventure Park. The only thing which I would like this place to have more is some sporting activities for pre schoolers as our younger one could not as much sporting activities as her sister.
The staff is hospitable and cooperative too. The package makes the visit more reasonable with over 70 activities to choose from. Definitely worth a visit and I am looking forward to coming here again.
Note: this is a non sponsored blog . The views expressed here and experiences shared are entirely my own. For further information : www.dellaadventure.com