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What to do in Mahabalipuram: Outdoor Adventure in Chariot Beach Resort

Venturing the Adventure Neighborhood Activity at Chariot Beach


Anyone who’s followed my blog long enough will know, that I absolutely love adventure! So when I learned about the Adventure Neighborhood Activity area at the hotel we were staying at, I just couldn’t pass up such an opportunity. And my instincts were right. We had lots of fun on their courses.

Team Building Adventure for the Squad


Their activity area features twenty team building activities that are great to do in big groups. It’s such a shame that we were only a small group, and had to do it individually. We weren’t able to experience the team effort that would make them such great team building activities. But they were still challenging, nonetheless.


We started with the logs. It might start off looking easy, but it’s just not. The logs swing back and forth, so I had to adjust by taking smaller steps. It took a lot of coordination to not fall off. It also exercises the core muscles since you have to stay balanced.


Next, we did Burma bridge, which was just a bridge with one rope to walk on and rope railings. We had to walk on our side and every step I took made it sway. So I needed to be focused in order to get to the other side. I can imagine it would be a really exciting experience to do it with a big group.


The last one we did together was the zipline. The sheer thrill of it makes it easy to see why it’s a staple among adventure-themed places. It actually wasn’t very different from all the other ziplines I’ve done before. But perhaps because of the concentration and coordination required from the other activities, it was nice to just let loose and have fun going down the zipline.


For When Going Solo


The course is actually really long. There were so many more we haven’t covered. But most people only did four challenges. Being the adventure girl that I am, I just couldn’t let the opportunity slip to do a couple more. I actually finished a whole round and it was really tiring. But honestly? I loved it.

I did the tire wall climb. It’s a lot like rock-climbing, but the gaps were pretty big, seeing as I was climbing tires. But it was also measured, so it’s easy to get the hang of although it made my arms a bit weary when I finally reached the end.


I also did the rope climbing. That and the earlier tire climb really challenged my upper body strength. But as a thrill-seeker, I was ready for more. I was really determined to finish the course.


The other activities reminded me of grade school playgrounds, and it felt like being a child again to be able to do them. The monkey bars were great. It’s so tempting to get back on the ground but I persisted and got to the other side.

Tunnel crawling felt a bit unusual, but I remembered that as little kids, there was this playful instinct to get into any place you could fit into. And this activity awakened that for me. You have to crouch low and crawl thanks to the constraints of the tunnel. The “light at the other side” of the tunnel just motivates you to keep going.

There were other activities like jumping and swinging, and they’re great for the body. There were times when I felt like I might not make it. But because I finished everything, I felt so proud of myself. There’s no feeling like having just accomplished something.


Making Exercise Fun Again

The last time I experienced something like this was at Australia. I honestly don’t mind doing some more. It’s a great workout and an exciting alternative to going to the gym. There’s just something about adventure courses that activates your inner child. And that makes them easier and more fun to do!

I think keeping morale is really important when exercising. It has to be something you want to do; not an obligation that you have to do. And anything that makes exercising more engaging is definitely a worthwhile pursuit. I felt good even after finishing the round. I was exhausted but I didn’t think much of it.

Having such a challenging adventure can leave you with aching muscles however. Luckily, there is an Ayurvedic Massage Spa at Chariot Beach Hotel. Warm oils really soothe the body. It feels so nice to relax after having an eventful exercise.


In conclusion…


Although the Adventure Neighborhood Activity really geared towards corporate teambuilding events, I really recommend it for family and friend groups as well. It was a fun day and I’m glad we did the courses. If I have the chance to come back to Chariot Beach Hotel, I want to do it again!

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