Adventure at Horsley Hills (Chittoor - Andhra Pradesh)

K. Now who is Badhri.? (If u don’t relate to it check out the last post!!!). Badhri  is the guide at the Adventure Corner in Horsley Hills. Now what is this Adventure Corner.? Adventure Corner is a place in Horsley Hills that have some adventure games, in simple words - it’s My Gateway.  It has 5 paid games and 5 free games (1 of which is disolated, so you could count that as 4) and 4 group activities.

Let me start with the paid ones first. First things first. All these games are at a height of 30 feet from the ground. So, if you’re phobic to heights, forget it. I could say I am manic to heights. So I wouldn’t leave a thing, without trying, or should I say succeeding.

The first one is the Horizontal Ladder which is basically a ladder like thing, tied up horizontally between two trees. The distance between each plank is about a foot and there is a rope atop with a pulley to hold. And know what Badhri does when you’re half the way – Madly shaking the base. I shrieked out only to find that it’s a part and parcel of the game!!!

The second one is the Burma Bridge which a bridge itself with wooden planks as the base. There are 2 ropes on either sides to hold while walking. It’s like a typical rope bridge or hanging bridge is in some mountain regions.


The third one is the Burma Loops which is similar to Burma Bridge except for the base wooden planks. It just has another rope at the base and knots in it that connects to the hand-held ropes to place the foot and walk. This is the longest of them all; guess was about 10 feet long.

The fourth one is Earth Quake. This is like Burma Bridge in which the wooden planks in the base are not connected to each other. So when one leg is taken off to place on the next wooden plank the one behind moves backwards with its own mind and the one next moves forward with its own mind!!! I love this to the core. This was my fav!!!

The fifth one is the Horizontal Rope which is nothing but a rope with a rope at the top with a pulley to hold. Walking has to be done sideways, like a crab. Not very impressive for me!!!

Now each of this is 100 bucks.  Then the free ones are there as well.

The best of course, Spider Man and Free fall together. Spider Man is a vertical mesh in which I had to walk up the mesh to reach the top and when I reached there, Badhri asked me to leave my legs and hands and turn around. I did. And then came the adrenalin rush. He just dropped me down when I expected the least and held me at the last moment when I was about to touch the ground. Wow!!! That was the best. My dad was taking a video and like me, he too didn’t expect Badhri to drop me and the last part of hitting the ground went out of the frame. So day 2 too, I did the same Spider Man and Free Fall to get a better video.


Then there are some tent mesh, rope ladder, tyre ladder etc which were free to try out.

Apart from these, there were Zorbing which is walking inside a giant balloon (a Close-up toothpaste ad featured it some time back I guess) and Bunjee walking which is similar to Bunjee jumping but has walking instead of jumping and you have to pull yourself forward as much as possible before the elastic cord pulls you back. Then there were Mountaineering and Rappelling which is reverse mountaineering where you have to descend the rocky terrain. But all these 4 are group activities which have to be planned in advance and with a minimum of 20 people.

The safety is absolutely great. I just didn't worry about falilng down or breaking my head. Of course, I had a bit of slits & scratches - but what is adventure without even these!!! I loved it all so well. The adrenalin rush escalated my mood so much and I wanted to try it out all again on the second day too when mom controlled me somehow!!!

I should mention again that a good pair of shoes is a must!!! An umbrella too coz rain pours out every now and then. And cash – coz atop the mountain there are no ATM’s!!! And PLEASE SAY NO TO PLASTICS!!! It’s a beautiful nature’s gateway. Please don’t pollute it, for God’s Sake!!!


TO GET THERE:

Refer my last post.


For the Adventure Activities: 

APTDC (To arrange group activities): 9912727463, 9912728724

Mr. Badhri (For individual activities): 9951611046


Dedicated to Mom & Pop

Bhushavali N

An ardent traveler by passion. I am a wanderlust.. Read more about me here.

31 comments:

  1. Oh my! That does look exciting. Not for me though,can't stand heights as I've got older. My tree climbing days are over now.

    Your pictures are great.

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  2. Wow that looks like quite a challenge. You are really something. I look and I feel dizzy already! Good pictures.

    I am off to vote for you.

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  3. I'm sorry but my registration kept failing.

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  4. Hey Winifred,
    That was very much interesting. Thank you for dropping by. :)

    Ocean Girl,
    Ha ha... It was not difficult at all. I loved it all so much.
    And I dunno what's the issue about BCA Voting. Please do try again may be with a different mail id of yours. BCA accepts 1 vote per id. Thanks for your kind consideration to vote.

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  5. I have always wanted to go to Horsley Hills during my stay in Hydi....u fulfilled my wish with this virtual tour...:-)

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  6. Hi. Don't worry I will try again later, after work, and maybe when connection is better.

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  7. That looks like fun for a young'n'.

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  8. The advangerous young traveller! How nice for a young and a beautiful girl!! Best regards.

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  9. @Lunatic (again, is thr a better way to call u??!!!),
    Thanks a lot. It feels so good and am glad that I fulfilled your wish.. :)

    @Ocean Girl,
    Thanks again dear.. :)

    @Diane,
    It was sweetheart. It was indeed great fun.. :)

    @Phivos,
    :) Thanks a lot dear. U r so sweet. :)

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  10. sue..

    tat was cool...hope u had a great time at the horsley hills....lot of info frm u...

    keep it up...

    rock on

    ur frnd
    kishore

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  11. I've made it, I've voted your colorful blog :)

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  12. Hello my friend:)

    This is a truly fun filled adventure trip. I can hear the fun and laughter. I enjoyed the video. You are indeed a very courageous, daring, brave person. When many people will shrink away from such daring activities, you had real enjoyment.

    Many thanks for sharing this wonderful trip with lovely photos.

    Have a good day:)
    Joseph

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  13. Quite an adventurous trip ha? Looks like you enjoyed a lot!

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  14. Spider Woman! You did the free fall twice to get it right on Video! Wow, you are a fearless person indeed! I love the environment message at the end of your piece and would like to endorse the same - Please say NO to plastics and do not litter.

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  15. @Kish,
    Of course. Had a great time...
    Cho chweet of u da... :) Missing u dear..

    @Aysegul,
    Its was full-on fun!!! :)

    @Ocean Girl,
    Thanks a lot sweetheart! :)

    @Joseph,
    Its these daring adventures that keep me going. So glad that you enjoyed the video.
    Thank you so much. :)

    @Bhavesh,
    Yup!! It was full-on masti & dhamaka.. Enjoyed to the core.. As such there are no prizes. Its an individual pay & play adventures. That's it!! :)

    @Anup,
    Ha ha ha... Spider Woman.. Lolz... :)
    Thank you... And thanks for propagating the message too. :)

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  16. Crazy mad Woman!! {:)
    Seriously, very well done Mitr. Good show.

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  17. Hi Friend! Just a short visit to drop by and see this adventurous post. No, thanks I think I would say to such an adventure... ;))

    Blogtrotter is now at Santa’s Homeland, an anticipated gift before Christmas ;) Enjoy and have a great week!

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  18. @Roy,
    Lolz... :D Very true.. I am crazy.. :P :D
    Thank you so much sweetheart.. :)

    @GMG,
    Ha ha... Thank you so much dear.. :)

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  19. This looks like a fun challenge. I'm glad to hear the safety is very good!

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  20. Wow!!
    Great adventure :)))
    You had alot of fun !!
    Great shots all ....

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  21. Hey Janie,
    Thanks for dropping by again. :)

    Hey Anya,
    Long time No C. No comments.. Whr were you.? Missed you here. Thanks for the compliments. Shots were by dad. I'll convey your compliments to him. :)

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  22. Just looking at those pictures makes me terrified. I'm afraid of heights, but I some day perhaps.

    I voted for you! Good luck.

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  23. Hey Unknown Mami,
    Hows u... Welcome to my blog. Glad u dropped in & commented. Do drop in often. Would love your visits, comments & follow-ups.
    Thanks a ton for the vote. :)

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  24. I have done the 'canopy tour' in the Argentina jungle, sliding on a cable from tree to tree, but have never crossed such a bridge (have seen them in Nepal) and would love to! :-)

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  25. Hey Jose,
    The canopy tour must have been great... :)
    Do you have pics of it.?

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  26. i need some details of ladder rope can u help me out where can i find the ladder rope for in in AP

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  27. Hey Naseer,
    Thanks for dropping by & commenting. Welcome to my blog. I am afraid I have no clue where you would get ladder rope in AP. Mr. Badhri might no, but I'm not sure. You may find his contact no. in the post above!!!

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  28. I have never been on an adventure holiday before. Trekking and gentle hikes are adventure enough for me. ;-)But this sure sounds like fun, except the horizontal rope !

    Good luck with the contest.

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  29. @That&This in Mumbai,
    Thanks for dropping by and commenting...
    Thanks for the wishes. :)
    Do drop by often.. :)

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