Wednesday, April 19, 2017

The Corporate Retreat - A Weekend Getaway - JIM Corbett National Park

It was 5.30 PM in the evening. The usual time to wind up your day, pack your bags, flash your access card at the ODC gate, take the lift, board the bus and get lost in oblivion till you reach home.
However, this evening was different. This day was for breaking the usual routine. Yes, you guessed it right. It's team-building trip for the SITA project. People were all excited; the happiness of an office group tour was showing up on everyone's face. The state of bliss has already set up.

What a start of financial year 2017-2018. SITA IS & TCOE teams are heading to Jim Corbett national park for its team-building trip. Everyone was enthusiastic that evening. We finished our work, grabbed our new office T-shirts and started for the JIM Corbett around 11.30 pm after a brief by the HR team.

Boarding the bus late midnight with your team members, playing UNO cards, Bluff cards, Antakshari en route was an amazing experience. Nobody was going to sleep this night. Travelling late night always add a special appeal to any journey and with everyone together, this was going to be altogether an astonishing experience.

We took a break at 3 AM in Gajraula for some late-night tea and snacks. We clicked few pics, exchanged conversations with teammates and started our journey ahead. We finally reached our resort in the morning. The drive through midnight to the dawn was an amazing experience.

It was a refreshing experience in the Acorn Hideaway Resort. Away from life’s daily chores, everyone was in nature’s laps. Fresh air, green surrounding and the entire aura was mesmerising.
The resort became one big home for the SITA TCOE & IS family. As soon as people reached the resort, everyone headed to their rooms & got refreshed. Some moved towards the swimming pool and enjoyed while taking a dip in chilly water in early morning. For others, it was breakfast time. For some, it was time for Table tennis, snooker, badminton and a bit of Photography.

After having breakfast, it was time for the team building activities and games. Many people interacted with each other for the first time. For starters, team-building activities meant to incorporate cooperation, effort and dedication among a team with equal amount of fun. Relating the team building activities with the work we actually do back in our office, we find many common things between them. The overall idea behind a team-building event is about fostering a feeling of team spirit among everyone. The sense of togetherness that we developed in this team building will stay for long among all of us.

The big bash DJ party that was the most awaited part of the trip started in the evening. It was amazing to see how all the people rocked the dance floor. For audiophiles & hi-fi enthusiasts, the music was loud, clear and crisp. Everyone was musically high and for those moments, all were carefree from the concerns of life.

After enjoying the music followed by delicious dinner, we started immersing in the beauty of the resort. Sitting beside the swimming pool outside your cottage, with full moon in the sky and chatting up with your colleagues at 2 am in the night is one experience, no one will ever forget.

Next morning after catching some sleep, we all were ready to start back for our home. Nobody wanted to go back after spending eventful time here but we started back with hopes of going to another team-building event soon in the future. We started around 11 am and reached our homes in the evening. The team-building trip was so much fun. The team-building event and the memories that it gave us will be always close to our hearts and will cherished forever.


saayak said...

Nice one Anmol. Really intriguing post. And not to mention the gala time we had on the trip. Cheers mate.

rohit singh said...

Memorable Trip, very well narrated...

kanika sharma said...

The way you have penned can let anyone feel as if they too were a part of the trip.

Kudos !!

Akshay Kashyap said...

Nice! This reminds me of my trip to JIM Corbett during my MCA. It was so much fun for we were around 35 travelers and all were like immature students of life. The mess we made there was something no one can ever forget. ;)

The food and booze, the weather and sights, mountain trek, water floating, river crossing, flying fox followed by pool party, DJ night, bonfire and scrumptious food were some of the best experiences among others on that trip.

Early morning Jungle Safari in an open Jeep with your crazy and abusive friends is a must do in JIM Corbett, it was not just jeep safari it was an experience for us that will be devoted forever.


Anmol Sharma said...

Thanks bhai Akshay. I missed that JIM corbett trip with you guys and still regret for not being a part of that kind of once in a lifetime trip. Hope to have something similar in near future. Good to see you going back in the memory lane cherishing those moments.

Anmol Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Kanika. Glad you liked it.

Anmol Sharma said...

Thanks a lot Rohit Bhai

Anmol Sharma said...

Thanks Sayak. Yes that amazing time we had will be always cherishable. "Fikra ko dhue me udaane wale pal" ;) if you know what i mean. :)