Journey deep into the rocky Western Ghats to the tiny village of Bhillar. Spend the week exploring strawberry fields, mysterious caves and catching a unique view of sunrises and sunsets low on the horizon. Then bring on the action! Build confidence in your abilities while delving deeper into outdoor activities of a higher difficulty than our Discover programs.
Explorers spend three days concentrating on each activity in smaller groups of 15–18 under the guidance and supervision of trained instructors. Cool Time sessions fuel the creative side or expand the mind by building on ideas of social, community and environmental awareness. A visit to a neighbouring village is always a grounding experience. Round things off with fun campus games and bonfire sessions.
Amisha Kocha, Juhi's mother
6AM Wake up and enjoy a hot beverage with biscuits
7AM Warm-up for the day
8AM A hearty breakfast to build energy reserves
9AM Disperse for selected outdoor activities. Three days for each
1PM A nutritious and much needed lunch on campus
1:30PM Free-wheeling time to freshen up and relax
2:30PM Cool time activities that mix fun and learning, taking the experience beyond just adventure
5PM Milk, tea and snacks to up the energy levels
5:30PM Other cool time activities, de-briefing, group sharing sessions or personal reflection
7:30PM Soup and dinner cap off a power packed day
9PM Lights off, get into sleeping bags and slip into a golden slumber
End the days in spartan yet comfortable tents and dormitories made comfortable with camping mats, sleeping bags, mattresses and blankets. Share the space with your new friends—boys and girls separately, of course!
Being well fed and hydrated is crucial to staying energised for the action-packed days. A fully functional kitchen on campus dishes up fresh, wholesome and nutritious food for every meal. Water, soup or juice provided during hydration breaks through the day. Our instructors take care of the rest. They're all certified outdoor experts who go through extensive training and assessment before working with us. For the comfort and special needs of girls, there is a female instructor assigned to each activity group. A doctor is also present on campus at all times to attend to medical needs.
The group departs from Mumbai by AC buses at 6:00am. We stop for breakfast on the way and reach the campus in time for lunch. On the way back home, the bus reaches the assembly point by 9:30pm. Outstation participants need to fly into Pune on the day of the departure. They travel from Pune to campus in an AC bus. It's important that you only book the flight recommended by Inme.
This program might be more demanding than the usual physical activities you're used to. We recommend a little jogging, stretching and exercise a few weeks before the departure to gain the flexibility and agility needed to truly enjoy the experience. Do this wearing the shoes you want to carry for the program—it'll help break into them.