It was a challenging time for the Organisation, and the challenge was to Re-ignite the passion in the team....The passion to Win
The Core Leadership Team was in comfort zone and not stretching their limits to revive the performance and close the year with respectable revenue numbers budgeted. So i decided to take my team to some destination offsite where i can reinforce and share the challenges in hand and how to overcome and emerged winning as a team. I was determined"Aandhi aaye ya Gandhi aaye" Hum Jeetenge'
Day 1 : So early in the morning we took the super fast mail train from New Delhi to Rishikesh.
From Rishikesh our pre booked Cars were waiting for us to take us to the Adventure Capital of India - Shivpuri.
Shivpuri is situated 16 kms from Rishikesh and is known for offering thrilling and exciting white water rafting experiences and the rapids in Ganga. We have booked 8 Tents at Himalayan River Camps. So finally after an hour we reached the destination.
Surrounded by beautiful valley views, Camps comprise a well-sized luxurious tent with attached washrooms & open lawns. They have also arranged a Bonfire and music for night. Overall the place was amazing and a great atmosphere to make wonderful memories with my team at Uttarakhand. The scenic and mesmerizing views of Himalayan valleys and the Ganga made the moods of my colleagues happy and motivated and all of us felt close and intimate with nature
We were tired of travelling but the atmosphere was so mesmerizing, the Ganga flowing nearby so calm, so musical so beautiful.....so we all decided to play volleyball in the lawn.
After dinner we all came together for a bonfire, the music was on and we started dancing bhangda...reciting shayeris, singing songs, it was an electrifying moment of togetherness and each one of us enjoying the moments, creating beautiful memories as a team...
Day 2 :
The next morning, we woke up early, had breakfast, and got ready for the thrilling excitement of whitewater rafting. It was a time for all of us to challenge our mind and body on a gruesome challenge we are going to experience. The anxiety and the mastism in the group was out in the open, it was building up to something massive to remember for life.
So our professional rafting guide briefed all of us with the do's and don't while rafting, sign languages to be used, how to raft, balancing techniques etc, and he ensured we wear life jackets, helmets. After this 30 minutes of brief we were ready to explore the adventure ofd river rafting @ Shivpuri. The best thing happens outside of our comfort zones, until u step into the un-known u don't know what you're made of.
The starting point for the 26km rafting started from a small village near Shivpuri. We hopped on our rafts and buckled up like horsemen for the bumpy ride ahead. Right in the very first few minutes, I got the hang of maneuvering and started to enjoy the rafting, it was so much fun and with every rapid we overcome the thrill just multiply, we started experiencing the team work and the unity of the group as each one playing his role to balance the boat and keep the boat moving in right direction, wow Ganges is best for river rafting, the water was chilling cold and full of aggression, ready to take u inside but the team ensured all member to be safe and active.
We did body surfing in the Ganga but the guide ensured we all in proper jackets and holding the rope. Wow what an experience floating on Ganga, so chilling and i can feel the current below my legs.
As we ended our rafting at Laxman Jhula, the sense of achievement after completing rafting was immense. Tired, but not tired was the feeling that spread through the group.
The team finally realized that success and achievements is a result of Planning, great team work, efforts in the right direction, and execution of those strategies flawlessly and finally believing that it is possible.
Day 3 :
We did some adventurous activities in the campus, did mountaineering and zip line.
Best time to visit Rishikesh for river rafting :
March to June: March boasts of a favorable weather to try rafting and also be a part of the famous International Yoga festival. These months constitute the summer season in Rishikesh where June is the hottest month with temperatures between 32 to 35 degree Celsius. But we explored in Chilling January.
Being a pilgrimage destination, Rishikesh is quite safe to travel. The road conditions in Rishikesh largely remain unaffected during the monsoons. Local people of Rishikesh are very humble and even make sure that all the tourists are safe and sound.