Agreed, most of earn big bucks and work in great jobs! But more often than not, in our web of customer meetings and client appointments, days, months and even years could just pass by in a flash. Time and again, there’s that feeling which comes knocking by, of wanting to break loose and doing something you’d remember even ten years down the line.
Far away from agonising traffic noises, there are breathtaking places out there, some that are popularly visited, others that are less explored, and a few that are not even spoken of. And since a lot many people these days want a bit of thrill and adventure injected in them, quite a few start-ups have emerged in the bright and booming travel and adventure sector. Here’s a look at a few of them:
Thrillophilia - Thrillophilia is a one spot destination of all adventure and eco tours in India. If you are a nature or adventure enthusiast and want to explore India, then becoming a Thrillophile wouldn’t be a very bad deal. Thrillophilia has adventure trips on offer that include rappelling, boulder climbing, hiking and camping. Customization of trips is a great feature too by Thrillophilia, who also have corporate outing packages.
Get Off Ur Ass - A Bangalore based venture that guides adventure loving enthusiasts and offers them a taste of
intensive travel, Getoff started off as a gear and apparel store in 2003 by Santosh Kumar. They offer a range of trips from mountain hiking and rafting expeditions to cultural and photo tours, all at exotic locations. Going beyond borders, the company is working on organising a few international trips to the likes of Sri Lanka, Cambodia and Borneo.
Tripvillas – Tripvillas is a Singapore based Holiday Home Rental company. They help owners of Vacation Properties in connecting with travellers who are interested in staying in these properties as an alternative to the ‘oh so boring hotel rooms’. With over 600 holiday homes, apartments and villas available for short term rent in India, travellers are able to save money while also having a property that is more spacious and luxurious.
Bangalore Mountaineering Club – BMC, founded on 27th May 2004, as a community based organization for
enthusiastic adventurers, organizes various adventures like Paragliding, Scuba diving, Horse riding, Trekking, Rock climbing, Camping, White water rafting etc With over 1000+ Events, 14000+ Registered members, 40000+ Participants, BMC organizes treks and outings from right next door around Bangalore, to all the way in Africa.
Aquaterra- Offering adventure travel in the Himalaya since 1995, Aquaterra Adventures is what discerning customers use for a wide repertoire that fits the first-time adventurer and the full-blooded adrenaline chaser. From 4-day hikes to 20000 feet plus mountain climbs, from weekend rafting to raging expedition-style River running, Aquaterra has something for everyone in India and on 4 continents. And what’s more, Aquaterra, the only Indian company to feature in the “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth” list (2008 -2009) by National Geographic Society.
With more people looking to take much needed breaks and trying out the adventurous, it can only be a great sign for these and other start-ups in the travel industry. And if you think there are some names we've missed out, please do add them down below.