Last Updated: August 23, 2019 Priyadarshini Rana
Seems like Prime Minister Narendra Modi is very determined about bringing central government employees in shape. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) headed by the PM, recently issued instructions to promote adventure sports among its employees to push them towards a healthy and energetic life. They even issued the instructions to set up gyms and activity areas for the employees, leaving them with no options but to fasten their belts for a healthier journey.
They reportedly asked its employees to take part in adventurous sports such as rock climbing, river rafting, mountaineering, jungle safari, trekking, surfing, snorkelling, and more. All these sports activities are relatively best to foster a spirit of risk-taking in the babus (government employees) and to improve their efficiency and morale, which don’t seem to be very high. Our PM believes that with such initiative the government employees can leave the sedentary life of government offices and become more active. They would tackle the alarming situation of stress very easily and will be better prepared for disaster management.
Benefits of Jungle Safari and River Rafting that Can Change the Lives of Govt. Employees…
Jungle safari and river rafting are two most popular adventure sports highlighted by our PM that can benefit the people at large. Here are some benefits of these activities that can change the life of babus once and for all…
- These sport make one fearless as their biggest fear is right in front of them
- Through Jungle Safari, people can explore the deepest secrets of the wild
- It enhances the risk-taking capacity of people
- It makes people strong enough to face challenges and take work responsibility sincerely
- Activities like jungle safari and river rafting are stress busters that reduces the constant work pressure of people
- All the adventure activities provide an adrenaline rush
- Outdoor activities are a way to soak up the sun and take in fresh air, which automatically improves one’s mental and physical health
- Rafting is one of the best way to strength muscles and your every body part including arms, back, and shoulders
- Rafting is an excellent cardio workout and a very good team building exercise that gives people opportunity to bond with team members
- Adventure sports like jungle safari and river rafting boosts self-esteem and leaves a feeling of accomplishment in your heart
Now that the government has already decided to give a major image overhaul to its employees, its good to know where exactly they can put in their money.
Here’s a list of some of the best adventure destinations in India, that are in reach of the Central Government Employees and are actually in a budget…
Corbett National Park, Uttarakhand
This beautiful tiger reserve is located in the district of Nainital, Uttarkhand, and is divided into our different zones called Bijrani, Dhikala, Jhirna, and Durgadevi. It is a perfect place for wildlife lovers and adventure enthusiast, who gets the opportunity to explore the wilderness of this exotic forest range. The park is spread over an area of 520 Sq. km and offers more than 650 species of animals and birds, including tiger, elephant, deer, nilgai, etc. Click here for more info on Corbett National Park.
Best time to visit: November to May
Ranthambore National Park, Rajasthan
Ranthambore National Park is one of the most popular wildlife national parks in India, visited by a large number of tourists every year. It is located in the Sawai Madhopur district of Rajasthan and is about 130 km from Jaipur. It is among the biggest and most renowned national parks of India, where Maharajas of Jaipur used to come for hunting. The unique beauty of this park and its unexplained history, makes it a destination worth visiting. Tourists can spot tigers, elephants, deer, fox, Nilgai, leopard, etc. and explore different species of birds here. Click here for more info on Ranthambore National Park.
Best time to visit: October to June
Bandhavgarh National Park, Madhya Pradesh
Bandhavgarh National Park is located at around 197 km away from Jabalpur, in Madhya Paradesh, and has derived its name from an ancient fort, located in the same area. This luxuriant reserve house major predators like lion, tiger, and leopard, along with other wild animals such as elephants, deer, chital, chinkara, wild boar, monkeys, Nilgai, Jackal, and more. The Park has the elusive white tiger, which is rare to find elsewhere. The beautiful Vindhyan mountain range and high density of tiger, makes this one of the best tiger reserve in India. Click here for more info on Bandhavgarh National Park.
Best time to visit: November to June
Rishikesh River Rafting, Uttarakhand
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, Rishikesh is an ultimate destination for river rafting in India. The ever beautiful Ganga river offers the most exciting and thrilling river rafting experience to adventure lovers and enthusiasts. It’s always a fun to experience this breathtaking activity in Rishikesh as the level of difficulty here is up to grade 5, however, most of the tourists take grade 3, which is considered safe.
Best time to visit: February to Mid June
Paragliding in Manali
Manali is one of the best places to experience Paragliding. Tourists visit this ultimate destination to experience this thrilling sport, which involves a lot of risk. So, it is advisable that you go along with a trained pilot to ensure that you land safely. The Paragliding activity is organized in Solang Valley during winter and in Rohtang Pass during summer. Solang Valley is located around 14 km away from Manali.
Best time to visit: May to October
Reading about these places isn’t enough, one need to visit these places to know what it feels to be flowing in the water or flying high above the mountain peaks or exploring the wilderness of a forest. We hope the government employees enjoy their adventurous journey to India’s most popular adventure destinations. Click here for best places to experience adventure sports in India
Published: 06 Oct, 2015