Desi Backpacker Ltd. (company behind The Indian Backpacker) and 7 Miles Event Management Ltd recently announced MEGATHON- India’s premier adventure sports festival, starting from 30th May to 1st June, 2014 along the Ganges, approximately 10 kms from the holy land of Rishikesh. Aimed at creating the country’s biggest adventure sports event, Megathon is a one of its kind sports competition to promote adventure sports in India. A three-day competition, Megathon provides a platform for ardent adventure enthusiasts to partake in a myriad of unique adventure sports under one roof, at a competitive level.
Megathon is a platform for the adventure lovers and travel enthusiasts to indulge in activities that not only test their stamina and team collaboration but give them an opportunity to enjoy and compete with one another for the sheer joy of the sport. The event can be considered as India’s Adventure sport Olympics wherein six people shall form a team and come as one entity to compete against other teams. The three teams scoring the highest will be awarded with attractive prizes.
The festival brings to one’s palette a host of competitions that include-White Water Rafting Race, Mountain Bike Relay Race, Quaterathon, Rope Pulling, Obstacle Course and Paintball Competition. These competitions will give the participants the opportunity to showcase their physical and mental skills in different ways. The adventure sports will be conducted at all times with proper safety equipment and under the strict supervision of trained personnel. Apart from these adventure sports one can also look forward to some fun and relaxing activities like yoga & meditation sessions; attend the rock concert; shopping carnival; and a tour of the tranquil and beauteous Rishikesh.
This adventure carnival will be inaugurated by Harish Rawat, the Chief Minister of Uttrakhand and has a social cause attached to it. Jwala Gutta, left-handed Indian Badminton player who has won the National Indian Badminton Championship thirteen times till 2010 and also the Gold Medalist at Commonwealth Games will be attending the event.
Designed specially to address the common day problems of stressful mundane lifestyle through an exhilarating adventure experience, Megathon aims at creating a dais for the participants to invest in team building, problem solving and relationship building exercises. The festival is a thrilling event full of quest for fun and entertainment that helps people break the monotony of everyday life. Both companies behind the concept of this sports gala are committed to conceiving truly spectacular events, encouraging and supporting Adventure Sports, increasing the potential for independent travel and making more people aware of the joy of healthy lifestyle choices.
Dates: May 30 to June 01, 2014
Venue: 10 kms from Rishikesh, Uttrakhand
For further information, log onto www.megathon.in