Weekends are the one time we love to relax, meet & wind up with friends, go trekking, shopping among other activities to indulge in which we cannot do during weekdays. The last weekend, we did exactly that! Along with team FBAI & fellow bloggers we set off on a journey to Della Adventure Resorts, Lonavala for day filled with adventure, food, friends and memories!
Prepping for the day with some coffee at Della Towers
We started our day at 8 pm at Della Towers in Dadar, where we all assembled in our cars to head out to Della resorts for our Adventure rush dose. A beautiful tall building with plenty amenities serves as an office & residence for the Della staff/Mistry family. As soon as we were settled in our cars, we were given our own 8 Food breakfast packs which consisted of a sandwich, iced tea, nachni chips & brownies. Our trip began on a super note as we enjoyed each and every bite of the veggie sandwich. Perfect for those who have a long day planned and aren’t sure when you will get time to consume a meal. The food is packaged very well, so it prevents spilling and retains the taste of the sandwich. We really enjoyed our sandwiches along with mint iced tea which prepped us for the long and bumpy ride ahead. The brownies, were super soft & moist, so delicious that we wished to get an unlimited supply of the dessert from 8 food. The journey continued with us getting to know other bloggers, music and anecdotes of our times at Della Resorts with friends/family before.
Our delicious breakfast from 8Food
Upon our arrival, we freshened up and were served some welcome drinks post which we made our way to PNF at Della where we indulged in some mocktail and dessert before our activity-filled day. We were briefed on the property & the agenda for the day before making our way to the 7 towers were we got to test our adventure rush & skills. It was very challenging, but with the help of the team cheering on and the timer ticking (for the fastest completion of activity) we were super motivated to complete the activity.
oh, yes that’s us!
Post this activity, we engaged ourselves in Archery, Rifle Shooting; which were really exciting as it was the first time we got hands on experience on these. The trainers were very helpful in guiding on how to use the tools, so good that we scored the highest in Archery among our friends! This made us realize the effort and dedication that archers put in (read Jennifer Lawrence in Hunger games!) this sport. We headed on to paint ball, the activity we were really excited and looking forward to. We were divided into two teams and had so much fun trying to capture the flag, which was the ultimate goal of the activity (apart from having lots of fun)
After a long hard day with physical activities we headed to Café 24, which is open 24 hours and you can get your favorite foods anytime. We indulged in a huge spread of breakfast that included continental, Indian, barbecue and Italian food with an elaborate dessert counter. We couldn’t help but over eat as everything was so delicious and freshly prepared. We helped observes to the Dal Makhani, Paneer Masala, Biryani (absolute must-have here!), customized pizza, Pad Thai noodles, breads, salad, fruits to name a few. After eating so much, we still had to make space for dessert, so we took on the challenge and relished the tiramisu, cupcakes, chocolates, pastry and a portion of Indian sweets.
Our plan was to head to the adventure area and continue with activities post lunch, but after eating so much and being stuffed, we didn’t think that was a good idea. We took the opportunity and headed to get a tour of the property. spread over hundreds of acres, they have villas, suites, rooms spread over the property there are plenty of things to do, which cannot be covered in over 2 days.
We concluded the day with hi-tea & cookies at the sales office where we reminisced our day/activities at Della resorts. Post which prizes were distributed to the top scorers/finishers of activities; and we won a hamper for our stint during archery!
Overall, the experience was one that got our adrenaline levels rising giving us an experience of so many activities in one day, which we didn’t even realize we could complete in one day! If you are looking for a day trip with friends/family where you want to economical, have a good time and get your money’s worth – it is Della Adventure Resorts. They have several packages for visitors including one where you can engage in 50+ activities for 1750 INR only, so go on plan your trip to Della and thank us later!
If you have been to Della, or are planning to go, do share your thoughts with us!