For a family getaway full of fun, adventure, pampering and good food, visit Della Adventure says Henna Achhpal...
Think Lonavla and the first thought is Bhushi Dam or their famous chikki. For those of us living in Mumbai, Lonavla has always meant a long drive out of the city or a quick getaway during the monsoon to beat the heat. However, Della Adventure successfully redefines what Lonavla means to most of us.
Set amidst the hills, a visit to Della Adventure which is also the largest adventure park in India proves to be a complete weekend holiday for the entire family.
Whether you’re looking for an adrenalin rush or simply want to calm your senses — there’s a little something for everybody. Primarily an adventure park that offers over 86 exciting activities, the park also boasts of three restaurants, a spa and salon, swimming pool and 30 luxurious tents.
The ideal way to experience all that Della Adventure has to offer would be to spend an entire day exploring all the adventure activities, relaxing at the spa or by the pool, dining at any one of the restaurants and finally retiring for the day in one of the tents that are set on a height giving a scenic view of the hills and the entire park. Welcome the morning with a hot cuppa and the mesmerising sunrise.
There’s an entry charge of `100 per person following which you can opt for various activities that include Zorbing (`400), Paintball (`400 for 50 shots), Dirt biking (`500) and Para Gliding (`2,000) or you can pick packages such as the Chiller 8 (8 activities at `1,000 per person) or the Crazy Four (4 activities at `600 per person). For women there are cooking and yoga classes (`500 each) while there is net cricket (`250) and horse riding (`500) for the men. If your children are too young to be a part of the activities, you can let them enjoy at the crèche and kids play area (`150 for an hour).
After all that adrenalin rush and activity, you can relax at the serene Della Spa and pamper yourself to a head, shoulder and foot massage (`500). They also offer treatments such as a Hot Stone Therapy for 90 minutes priced at `4,000 and Royal Back Massage for 30 minutes priced at `1,250.
Della Adventure also offers indoor and outdoor banqueting options for a number of functions and parties while corporates can hold board meetings and training sessions at their fully equipped board room. You might feel the pinch of the prices, but the high level maintenance of the property and the great experience will numb that pinch.