Della Adventure Park is arguably the best adventure park near Mumbai, and Pune, and is definitely among the most favourite destinations for getaways. Adventure tourism, in fact, has witnessed a steep surge in popularity over the past few years, and for good reason. However, there are a few things, or rather, pre-requisites which every adventure enthusiast must ensure before visiting the park. Here’s a complete list of everything you need before taking up an adrenaline pumping journey at Della:
What are the essentials for an adventure?
For living your adventure dream, you need a few things, which are essential for adventure activities. These things are not only necessary for a taking up the activities, but also essential to ensure your safety. At the most basic level, you will need a good pair of shoes, appropriate clothes, sunglasses, and a water bottle. However, sunscreen lotion will also be quite useful if you decide to spend a lot of time in the open during daytime.
What type of clothes to wear?
Adventure sports require easy and comfortable clothing, but not too baggy. You can wear shorts and t-shirts in most activities at Della Adventure Park. However, it is recommended that while participating in motor sports wear full denims or riding pants.
What type of shoes to wear?
Appropriate footwear are the most important requirement to take part in adventure sports. While some sports would demand more traction, friction, and grip, others might need more protection and roughness. Carry toughened hiking boots, or dedicated riding shoes for riding dirt bikes and ATVs. For all other activities, normal sports shoes would suffice. However, please avoid slippers and sandals, as they don’t provide adequate protection for your feet, and lack grip and traction.
What to eat and drink?
While appetite and metabolism differ person to person, having light food before taking up extreme adventure activities is quite apt. Also, one must eat relatively less than what he or she would eat normally, as these activities require a lot of physical exertion, which wouldn’t allow food to digest properly. Also, avoid consuming large quantities of water of other liquids before taking up the challenges, as it could cause problems like nausea and vomiting. Swoop Swing, for instance, could lead to vomiting if you have had heavy food or liquids a while before taking it up, as it swings ferociously.
What should one avoid before indulging in adventure activities?
There are a few things which one must compulsorily avoid before participating in adventure activities. Consuming alcohol is one of them, and is strictly not allowed. Also, avoid taking extreme adventure activities back to back if you’re doing them for the first time. Most importantly, you should never ignore the instructions given by the experts.
Who should not take up extreme adventure sports?
Extreme adventure sports require a lot of physical and mental exertion, which, though very exciting, can be dangerous for a few people, and hence they are barred from participating in these activities. Pregnant women, and senior citizens, for example, must not take up extreme adventure activities like Dirt Bike, Swoop Swing, Flying Fox, etc, as it is too risky for them. Similarly, physically challenged people, must also avoid such sports.
What activities to take up if you’re slightly injured or have a plaster on your hand or leg?
With minor injuries, participation shouldn’t be a problem, and a small niggle here and there would cut the fun. However, if you have a plaster on your hand or leg, you must avoid physically challenging sports like Dirt Bike, Sky Cycling, Rappelling, etc. However, there are a plethora of other activities you can indulge in, like virtual dancing, virtual car racing, carrom, chess, etc.
What Are The Things You Cannot Carry At Della?
Though there isn’t much you can’t take, there are a few things you need to remember. Cameras/DSLRs are permitted, but without any detachable equipment like tripods. Also, outside food, except for infants and expecting mothers, is prohibited. Similarly, alcohol, and other beverages from outside are also prohibited. Also, you cannot carry any kind of weapon, not even a slingshot.