|Anurag Jain's Blog|
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Nov/Dec: BMC's Upcoming Trekking and Adventure events from BMC
The PADI Open Water Diver course is a complete, carefully structured entry level scuba diving course designed to take you from a non-diver with little or no prior experience to a certified diver. The certification is recognised worldwide and is valid for life, to a maximum depth of 18 metres.
The programme consists of five knowledge development sessions, five confined water / pool training dives and four open water (sea) dives. During the course you will practice and master the skills that you will need to be a safe and competent diver, with your instructor devoting maximum time to teaching you fun and safe diving techniques. Almost anyone who is in good health with reasonable fitness and able to swim can learn to scuba dive.
Kumara Parvata Peak also known by the name 'Pushpagiri' lies in the backdrop of ancient shrine of Kukke Subramanya. 'Giri' in Kannada means Peak. Kumara Parvata is the third tallest peak in Karnataka, Mullianagiri in Chickmaglur being the tallest and Thadiyendamol in Coorg being the second tallest. The peak, almost always playing 'hide and seek' with the clouds, is one of the most beautiful sections of the Western Ghats . The region is habituated to dense fogs and heavy winds and is rampant with leech and snakes, especially cobras
Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary or Pushpagiri Forest Range spreads from Subramanya in Mangalore District to Somwarpet in Coorg district covering an area of 102 sq km. This range is abode to many gigantic peaks in the Western Ghats . Kumara Parvata Peak stands the tallest amongst the peaks in Pushpagiri Wildlife Sanctuary at an altitude of 5136 ft (1712 mts) above Sea level.
| ||TADIYANDAMOL is the highest mountain in Coorg (Mercara) Dist (1750 Mtrs. MSL). This place is around 250 Kms from Bangalore - via Virajpet. The climb to this mountain is gradient passing through grassland. If you are the type who likes to mingle with nature, see the snow-like mist romance with mountain slopes, feel the tingle of the cool and gentle breeze, watch the leaves flutter in dance-like movements, hear the sounds of chirping birds fill the air, and then Coorg is the place for you. Kodagu is noted for its scenic beauty. Hiking, cross-country, or simply motoring down mountain trails in Coorg, the visitor encounters panoramic views of the morning mist rolling down thickly wooded hill slopes and the undulating paddy fields and neat rows of coffee bushes resplendent under the blue skies. Now a flourishing agricultural center, Kodagu produces cash crops of coffee, rice, orange, pepper and cardamom. With its misty mountains and dense forests, Coorg seemed like a little corner of England to the British. They left behind a legacy, which is still an important source of national wealth. The well laid coffee plantations in Coorg account for almost half of Karnataka's coffee production. And Karnataka continues to be India's largest producer of coffee. Other reminders of the colonial past are the spacious estate bungalows, many of which still have British names and the meandering roads that wind through the district|
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Kodachadri is in Shivamogga (Shimoga) district, 1343 meters above sea level. A beatific hill abode that overlooks the panoramic Western Ghats. It is clothed with splendid evergreen forests. This place is is around 380 KMs from Bangalore and 20KM from Kollur.The peak of the hill is around 8-10 KM from the base and on an average takes 4-5 hrs to climb.Register now!
Paragliding is the simplest form of human flight. A paraglider is a non-motorized, foot-launched inflatable wing. It is easy to transport, easy to launch, and easy to land.
The paraglider consists of a canopy (the actual "wing") constructed of rip-stop nylon from which the pilot is suspended by sturdy Kevlar lines called risers, and a harness. In addition, the brake cords provide speed and directional control and carabineers are used to connect the risers and the harness together.
The pilot sits in a harness for maximum comfort. With a paraglider, you can fly like a bird, soaring upwards on currents of air. Paragliders routinely stay aloft for 3 hours or more, climb to elevations of 15,000', and go cross-country for vast distances.
Practicing is the best part of learning. So your practical training is our top priority. You are carefully guided - Physically and intellectually. The joy that you derive from the sport, increases exponentially, as you gain knowledge and develop new skills.
Parasailing is a recreational activity where a person is towed behind a vehicle while attached to a parachute. The vehicle then drives off, carrying the parasailer into the air. The parasailer has no control over the parachute. Parasailer experience upto 100ft height with approx 1 minute of airtime.
|Below are the benefits of Horse riding:|
Physical: Horse riding is a great form of exercise which has both cardiovascular and muscle conditioning benefits. Although it may seem as though the rider is not engaging in any physical exercise, an hour's activity can burn similar calories to that of a 30-minute jog (6mph) or cycle ride (9mph). Therefore, all the health benefits associated with engaging in regular cardiovascular exercise are gained. After your first ride you may feel muscles that you never knew you had. This is due to the movement of the horse and its affect on the rider during the ride. As the rider reacts to the horse's movements to avoid becoming off balance, the deep postural muscles of the trunk and pelvis and the adductor muscles of the thighs are continuously being conditioned.
Psychological:Horse riding is recognized as having excellent therapeutic qualities. The psychological benefits can be of equal importance to riders as the physical benefits. Simply being outdoors and enjoying the countryside will boost your general well-being and act as a great stress buster. There is a real sense of exhalation and freedom when you ride, a feeling that is second to none. Furthermore, developing a relationship and sense of trust between yourself and your horse is highly rewarding. Learning to control and care for an animal much larger than yourself can have a profound affect on your confidence and is a great feeling Day First day: Interducing the horse, mounting and dismounting balance and posture building. Second day: Repeat the previous lession and interduce the new task. (like walk, trot) third day: Repeat the first and second lessions. (depends upon the riders ability to learn) fourth day: Horse management, learn about horsemenship (partly) Fifth day: Grooming, tacking, feeding, and repetation of previous lessions. Sixth day: Repeating the previous lessions and introducing new task (cantering). Seventhday: Test on independent riding. Eighthday: Going outride . Ninethday: Grooming, tacking, bridleling and feeding,sadledown (with out assistant). Tenthday: Individual test riding in the arena. Eleventhday: Repeat all the lessions and give theory exam for 10 minits. Twethday: JOlly ride in a group to outside. The above plans are minimal i have given in the lessions lots more to learn. Be prepared for the adventurous sport. Please do come with long stretched jeans and full sleeves shirts Or t.shirts.. cotton shoes with long socks on. And most important is safty helmet to protect your head . Helments can be given if you would like to purchase form us. Or you can get it from outside fifty to hundred rupees more to pay. YOu can decide. But first day with out these riding kit will not be allowed to mount the horse.