A day @ Bheemeshwari

Imagine 26 software engineers waking up as early as 5 in the morning on a Saturday and be at the pick-up point in time. And yes, all 26 of us were present in our respective pickup points in-time and were heading towards Bheemeshwari for a day outing sponsered (partially :p) from our office. Our plan for the day was Rafting, Jummering, Trekking and few team building activities. To make our life easy, we outsourced the responsibility to Capture team.
Journey and Breakfast:
I was the last but one picked-up and was greeted by loud shout by the backbenchers. First few kilometers were bumpy because of the road and most of us were silent because of the empty stomach. We stopped few kilometers before Kanakapura for the breakfast. Fun began after we started. Dancing, singing, pulling one other’s leg, sleeping continued till we reached Bheemeshwari.

Jummering:
The intial plan was to complete rafting first and then other activities. But by the time we reached our base camp, rafts were out in the river with some other group. Within no time all the cameras came out, shutterbugs got busy clickin away, rest posing for the snaps. After the photo session, started few team building activities suggested by Capture team. And also we spent some time playing – cricket, frisbee, badminton. Few just sat on the river bank enjoying the nature.

Krishna, Tarun and Sripad gave a demo on how to use Jummers and it was great experience learning and put to use of those devices.

Rafting:
By noon, rafts were free and they were inviting us. From base camp, we were ferried to the starting point of rafting – Cauvery Wildlife Sanctuary. We dressed up with life jackets, helmets and pads, looking like soldiers ready for the warfield. We were divided in to five groups. Each group carried their rafts to the waterfront. Guess God wanted to add more fun and it started raining cats and dogs. After one and half hours, covering a distance of 8.5 KMs on rafts, we were totally drenched and hungry. We were taken back to the base camp by a jeep. Hot, sumptous lunch was waiting for as soon as we reached the place.

Trekking:
After the heavy lunch, most of us lazed around, talking anything and everything otherthan office work. Few who didn’t do jummering resumed. Then it was time for a short trek. Krishna led the way for an hours trek. After few falls on the slippary track, we were back to start our return journey.


All in all it was a great day spent in nature’s lap, away from the concrete jungle and the routine life.

If you are planning for a rafting activities you can get details from Jungle Lodges and Resorts or you can also contact CAPTURE
PS: Watch out for few candid snaps in my blog

Update: Photos uploaded

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12 Responses

  1. These really refreshed our memories And well written.

  2. Ramnath says:

    Hello Prashanth, I hope you guys had fun. Next time you can plan trip to Dandeli. Regards, Ramnath.

  3. Jayanthi says:

    Hi Prashanth

    I am trying to organise a Team Outing and your blog gave me some interesting insights. Would it be possible for you to share some contacts that helped organise your trip, as in the various activites and food out there.

    Thanks for your help.

    Jayanthi

  4. AdmirableIndia.com says:

    Nice post and beautiful pics…I will be visiting Bheemeshwari this month…

    -Maneesh.
    Admirableindia.com

  5. Anant says:

    Good work Prashant. This will help us to revise…

  6. Prashanth M says:

    Thanks all anons for the comments :)

    Mridula, don’t miss it. Going on yourself for a trip and going from office – its totally different experience.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Nice memories….and I could recollect my memories that happened 2yrs back from now
    at the same place. One among them is many of them including me had fallen inside the water from boat and floating in the water during rafting :-)) which was real fun

  8. Anonymous says:

    Cool article & the trip’s certainly a BIG break from the monotony of office!!!!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Looks like u ppl had real fun…Im jealous now… :(

  10. Mridula says:

    Sound like a great day out inspite of being picked-up! Something like this might be on the card from my workplace too but that is a long time later in end November.

  11. Anonymous says:

    Hey,Gadia is also there….identify him.

  12. Anonymous says:

    Hey prashanth very neatly written… These really refreshed our memories :)

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