There is a lot on our plates nowadays. Most of us are flooded with more work than we know what to do with. Others have commitments that are inevitable; be it friends, family, sports or the worst of the worst tuitions. It leaves most of us feeling completely exhausted and wanting to just get out of the rut. Have some time for ourselves, enjoy an adventure that only we know about and appreciate. Think of something completely out of the box. In essence, have our own Ferris Bueller’s Day Off!
SMAAASH is one of India’s acclaimed gaming and entertainment centers that marries sports, virtual reality, music and dining into an immersive, evolved, interactive and innovative social experience for family, friends and children alike. Get your dose of adrenaline pumping activities with a unique twilight bowling zone, motor racing and bike racing simulators and the go-karting tracks. Being a virtual reality led entertainment gaming center, there is no dearth of it. If your looking for extra bit of adventure, hit the Skykarting zone in Sector 29.
Where: DLF Cyber Hub, National Highway 8, DLF Cyber City, Phase 2, Gurgaon
Where: Smaaash SkyKarting, Sector29, Next to Appughar Water Park, Near Huda City Metro Station, Gurgaon
Where: Pitstop Bowling & More, 4th Floor, Ambience Mall, NH8, Gurgaon
Fly India Adventure Resort
I took the time out to do exactly that, and I can tell you, it was worth every minute. I set off from phase 1 in Gurgaon; the first stop on my list was Fly India Adventure Resort; a mere 40-50 minutes drives from here. I decided that I wanted to break free of my shackles to my existing mundane life, I wanted to feel liberated and free. The best example of freedom in my mind is to fly like an eagle, spread my wings and soar. The Fly India Adventure Resort offers paraglider flights for us to experience the freedom of flight and to feel what it would be like to have a birds’ eye view of the world. Starting at INR 1500, it’s a steal for the sense of liberation that you get. I personally felt more adventurous and went for the longer distance, so I spent 2500 plus taxes; but it was well worth it.
Where: Near Westin Resort Sohna, Gurgaon 122002, Haryana
Call: 9050407442, 09050547442
Gurgaon Polo and Equestrian Club
Feeling pumped up and full of energy, I wanted to do something completely out of the box, I decided to go to the Gurgaon Polo and Equestrian Club, I don’t know how to ride a horse, but I do know how to take a selfie with a horse; and watch these magnificent animals in motion. I was lucky enough that there was an exhibition match on, so I was able to see a polo match, if you as me the rules and scores I would not be able to tell you; but if you ask me about the horses, I’ll have most of the answers. They also have a nice putting green, driving range and golf course if that is more along the lines of things that you enjoy. I; however, was there as an equestrian connoisseur of sorts. I spent time feeding, petting and brushing the horses and felt so good about it; words cannot do justice to the feeling.
Where: Golden Green Golf Club, Village Saketpur, Sector – 79, Gurugram (Gurgaon) 122002, India
Call: 85272 45757 (Do contact them in advance, so you don’t miss a match)
SkyJumper Indoor Trampoline Park
The next stop on my list was something fun, I had done the artistic liberation and environmental, now I just wanted to do something to get the blood umping and the adrenaline in my system flowing. I went to SkyJumper Trampoline Park. Trampolines have always been something that interested me, the idea of jumping higher than ever and doing all sorts of acrobatic tricks is something that I have wanted to try for ages. The ability to do flips and tricks like spider man has been a childhood dream for many of us; but in reality this is closest most of us will ever get to it. I spent 550 plus taxes for an hour, but came out feeling like I had exercised enough to give me instant abs!
Where: Ground Floor, ILD Trade Center, Sohna Road, Sector-47, Gurugram, HR-122018, India
Aravali Biodiversity Park
The last stop in the day was at the Aravali Biodiversity Park, it was the perfect place to end the day, just relaxing and watching the sunset, surrounded by flora and serenity. There was barely any noise to disturb me as I watched the sunset and gathered my thoughts ready to face the days ahead.
Where: Mehrauli-Gurgaon Road | DLF Phase 3, Sector 24, Gurugram
That’s is my foolproof guide on how to waste a day, but still have it feel completely worth it. Some days we all need a break and this is one option for you. You could also choose to replace certain activities with others; go admire art, play a sport, eat buffet; whatever makes you happy. Just make sure you take the time to make yourself smile; you will find yourself appreciating the small things in life again.