Go Karting and Paintball In Mumbai
by Shikha Gaba
Splatter friends and foes with all the colours of the rainbow, or live out your F1 dream. Laila and gang point you to the go-karting and paintball arenas that Mumbai has to offer.
Want to see if you're cut out for racing? Or are you just excited by speed? Take a spin on any of these go-karting tracks in Mumbai.
Have a blast go-karting at Acres Club. Although located in the eastern suburbs of Mumbai, Acres Club makes you feel like you're out in the wilderness, with its vast green expanses. One of the most popular lifestyle clubs in India, Acres club has, apart from a huge go- karting track, an abundance of facilities which include tennis, roller-skating, swimming and even aerobics and yoga. And once you're done with go-karting, pick from a number of multi-cuisine restaurants to dine in!
Are you a Formula One fan? Learn the sport professionally at Rayo Racing. Founded by Rayomand Banajee, National Karting Champion, and sponsored by Speed petrol, Rayo Racing trains racers to excel on the track. They have a number of choices for both serious racers and the simply enthusiastic ones. The workshops include both theoretical and practical training. Plus, you get a certificate at the end of the course.
While the track at Hakone is not very huge, around half a kilometer in length, it is one of the better ones around. Some parts of the tracks generally remain closed and are opened up only for tournaments. It's a great place to go to with friends if you're trying this sport for the first time, so don't go expecting serious racing potential. There is a rock climbing arena as well, making it an interesting place to visit if you're going in a group and are looking for a day of fun and adventure.
When it comes to paintball, Mumbai has its own paint-splattered battlefields where you can try your hand at this game.
With branches in different parts of Mumbai, Natura is one of the more popular places when it comes to paintball. Here, you can book yourself a full-day programme with a game of paintball and a lunch package that sets you back by about Rs. 1,200. Natura also brings Paintball to your doorstep, providing paintball setups by turning something as small as your lawn into a paintball arena with inflatable obstacles.
The Paintball Club
Located in Lonavala, The Paintball Club is a perfect getaway for an action-packed day of adventure. The club also conducts mobile events for clients – both corporate and retail. Customisation is a key feature of all their corporate engagements.
XZone Paintball is Mumbai's most wicked paintball outfit! Besides having the maximum safety measures in place, they have gear to make you look fabulous and play in style. Join the club and play this extreme sport that has taken the world by storm.
In their bid to promote non-traditional sports in India, Adrenaline Sports has built one of the finest paintball fields in the country. Equipped with the latest gears to thrill you, Adrenaline Sports ensures a memorable game of paintball every time you go there.
Be it go-karting or paintball, zorbing or dirt bike racing, Headrush is your one stop for all off-beat adventures. With a paintball arena of 11,000 sq ft, you can indulge in a game with 100 paintballs for about Rs. 600 per person. They offer discounts for large groups (20 people or more). A trip to Headrush is a day of fun guaranteed.
So get ready to plan an adventure-filled day!
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