Over the past several months, our team had been working hard without break. Finally, we decided to take a day off and go for a team outing.
Being the coordinator for this event, I was entrusted with the task of identifying a cool place for the outing – a place where we can lazily chug beers, play some sports, and also relax by the pool. I searched few good places, enquired and took feedback from my fellow colleagues and finally chose the Guhantara Resort, which is built a bit differently, in caves. It was around 40 km from our office.
We gathered at the office in morning and boarded the minibus from there. Few of us wanted to enjoy the thrill of bike riding, so we drove to the venue on our Royal Enfields. But the busy traffic of Bangalore will never disappoint you 😛
Most of our Bangalore team in one frame
We reached the resort at around 9 AM. As everyone was hungry we rushed to the dining area and had a tummy-full breakfast. There was an inordinately high turnout of visitors when we visited, it almost felt like a wedding buffet!
Guhantara offered cricket and football for the enthu guys, a dance floor for the party animals, continuous supply of beers for the beer bellies, and all sorts of other activities.
For a while, we all played cricket, football, archery, and even did horse riding. Few of us roamed around and explored caves – the caves are maze-like and if there are no other visitors around, it would have been a Bhulbhulaiya, you could get lost easily 😛 Post 3-4 hours of outdoor games, as most of us were tired, we chilled near the swimming pool chugging beers and enjoying waterfall view. As beer went in, stories started coming out, which brought crazy smiles on faces around.
Ops guys are Rockstars!
Then hungry faces started looking for lunch and we had lip-smacking food.
As soon as we finished lunch, we all could hear loud music of DJ, and we could not stop ourselves from going into rain dance. Everyone was dancing insanely and enjoying the music beats. John, from our customer support team, was the man of the hour – people picked him and jostled him in the air.
After the rain dance, our ever-energetic Operations team dove head-on into the pool! We spent the evening relaxing in the water, doing chit-chat and clicking pictures.
It’s pool time!
Being forced to sit up for a photo. People just want to lie on the lawn after lunch! 😛
Overall, the place was bit crowded but as the whole team was together, we enjoyed a lot. Everything there had its own charm whether it was the ambience, the food or the drinks.
On our way back in the evening, the bikers among us were greeted with gentle rain. It was a thrill to ride back on the Electronic City flyover, and finally, there was no traffic and just an endless empty road with the wind hitting our faces!
It was a very special and fun-filled day – we as a family came together to celebrate our hard work.