Wildwood Adventures: Pioneers in Promoting Safe & Responsible Adventure Tourism

Hari Charan Singh & Rishi Charan Singh,  Founders & Chief Instructors

Hari Charan Singh & Rishi Charan Singh

Founders & Chief Instructors

Adventure tourism is gaining traction globally and is projected to grow at CAGR 17.4 percent from 2017 to 2023. The global trend is reflected in a larger scale in India with adventure tourism seeing a growth of 178 percent over the past three years according to a popular online adventure platform. Started in 2004 by cousin duo Hari Charan Singh & Rishi Charan Singh (Founders & Chief Instructors) even before the craze for adventure tourism kicked in, Wildwood Adventure is one of the oldest adventure firms in India. Hari and Rishi have been involved in the adventure field since 1997 after they completed their Basic Mountaineering course from Himalayan Mountaineering Institute(HMI). Their first venture Adventure Tourism Activity Promoters (ATAP) later transformed into Wildwoods Adventure in 2004. What made Wildwood Adventures stay aloft in this competitive and demanding sector over the years is its vast experience in conducting adventure activities which give the participants maximum thrill in the safest environment.

Safety Comes First
“In adventure activities, safety comes first and the fun second. Our objective is to make participants take part in the activities safely. So we give proper briefing and demonstration before every activity,” says Hari. To ensure maximum safety, all the instructors are trained from prestigious institutions like Himalayan Mountaineering Institute (HMI) & Nehru Institute of Mountaineering (NIM).
They are amply supported by support staff or junior instructors as they are called in Wildwoods who later goes on to learn the trade from the prestigious institutes with the financial assistance from Wildwoods. The emphasis on safety inspires confidence in the participants, which make them actively take part in the activities.

Our objective is to make participants take part in the activities safely

Based in Hyderabad, most of its events are of one day or two day durations conducted in close proximity to the city. The activities start in the morning 6.30 and ends by night 9.30 on the same day or the next day. The activities arranged are based on the requirements of the client and the participating team have a wide range of activities to choose from, which include trekking, rock climbing, rappelling, valley crossing, slack line, archery, zip line and much more in locations like Kondamadugu and Keesaragutta.

Having strategic tie ups based on locations with Hotels and Transport service providers ensure hassle free commutation and stay during the events. Every year new locations are added to ensure the events and locations do not get mundane. In depth reconnaissance of the new locations three four times means the trek routes, nearby facilities and geography are well worked out and ensures supreme comfort and safety for the participants. Comfort and safety is the prime reason why most of the companies operating in Hyderabad continuously choose Wildwoods for their one and two days team outings, which include Microsoft, Wipro, GE, Deloitte, GMR, Apps Associates, IVY Comptech and much more. IVY Comptech has so far has sent its team 11 times to Wildwoods and all this without any real effort on the marketing front. “We do not hold brochures or any publicity material to market our services. Once a client comes to one of our events, they keep coming back. We feel happy to say that we have very good corporate clientele in our camping records our existence in the market is NOT based on marketing but on 'word of mouth publicity' given by the participants who have been with us. There are people who started with us in 2004 and still keep coming continuously to our events even now,” concludes Hari.