Water Banks Island Resort, Damdama
The island resort DamDama is 42 kms from Delhi . While the relaxed air of informality adds to its charms, the hospitality of the friendly staff and the exceptional food only enhance the experience. Apart from being an idyllic location for a quick getaway from city life, the resort provides a unique setting for conferences, corporate workshops and training programmes. An ambience free from the usual distractions makes it highly conducive to clear thinking and information assimilation. Plus there are a host of team building activities and games readily available at the camp. Waterbanks Island Resort is the ideal experience waiting for you to carry out that invigorating corporate brainstorm. The resort is backed by 24 hrs electricity & reached only by our private boas a 10 minute ride through the lake centre and past the ducks, cranes and a variety of bird life. Surround by water on 3 sides and the Aravali mountain range at the back, there is nothing more scenic than this around Delhi as a quick getaway.

Comforts and Facilities Offered

Food: From lake-side buffets to bar-be-cues, our cooks can offer you finger licking cuisine right on the balcony of your cottage or at the lake-side dining area.

Accommodation: Waterbanks Island Resort consists of 15 Cottages. These are fully furnished with an attached toilet with running hot and cold water + 2 tree house accommodation.

Obstacle course: Waterbanks offers a full-fledged Obstacle course consisting of the following interesting challenges:
  • Tarzan Swing
  • Spider's web
  • Burma Bridge
  • Barrel Cross
  • Zigzang bars
  • Fiber glass Wall
  • Valley /river crossing with harness
  • Inflatable rock climbing wall
  • Trampolin Catapult
This serves as a good activity for Team Building workshops and can be used as an ice-breaker for other training programmes.

Artificial Rock Wall

We have a state-of-the-art Artificial Rock Wall of 10m height and 3m width made of fibre glass. This can be used to try one's hand at Rock Climbing and Rappelling for that sense of adventure and to test one's physical limits, all managed by trained experts with the best of equipment, with safety being taken care of at every moment. In addition our site has the more serious rock climbing.

Recreation facilities:
  • The resort is equipped with Indoor games like chess, carom board, dartboard, pictionary, playing cards and scrabble.
  • The camp has a whole host of Outdoor games like Volleyball, Basketball, Badminton and Table tennis, Golf putting, fishing rods, bamboo rafts and fibre glass boats.
  • The camp provides ample space and opportunity to organize various group games and activities.
  • The lake offers a variety of birds which can be explored on our fibre glass boats or bamboo rafts.
  • Camel ride/Bullock cart ride into the farms and villages around or a trek into the Aravalis or a hot air balloon ride. Can be arranged on request.


Conference Facilities:

A conference centre of 4000 sq. ft. with seating capacity of 80-100 people is available for conference purposes and the multiple activities like dance, bar and games.

Places to Visit

Damdama Bird Sanctuary
Damdama lake is a natural home for birds. It is spread over 3000 acres. The periphery of the lake is about 12 kms. The area has planted tree species mostly Eucalyptus and Acacia and other species like Azadirachta Indica, Zizyphus/ Spp. Etc. The community of plants in and around the lake provides the nesting facilities to the birds. A large variety of avian visitors come to lake during winter. Owing to agricultural surroundings and freedom from other disturbance, the lake is a resting place for many birds which stay for the night and fly off for feeding to the agricultural fields during the day.

More than 190 species of birds, migratory as well as local, visit this lake during winter season (Nov. to Mar.). For several years now the lake has been attracting an outstanding population of water fowl, particularly in winter when their concentration becomes really impressive. About 10,000 ducks can be seen in December to Feb, besides, thousands of water birds and waders, who adopt this lake as their winter home.

A list of outdoor activities available at the Resort :
  • Rock climbing – natural face and inflatable rock climbing walls imported from Taiwan .
  • Trampolin Catapult imported from Taiwan
  • Leisure games like volley ball, basket ball, air rifle shooting, carrom board, chess, darts, tug of war etc.
  • Treasure hunt fun exercises and Quiz like star reading, night navigation techniques and obstacle course races.
  • Obstacle course featuring burma bridge, spider's web, tarzan swing and valley crossing with harness and tent pitching competition.
Every evening sing song / quiz sessions around a bonfire.

Suggested Itinerary For 01 Night/02 Days at Waterbanks

Waterbanks 42 kms from Delhi , an Island in the scenic Damdama Lake . Activities include boating, rowing, fun obstacle course including burma bridge, spiders web, tarzan swing, fishing, fun treasure hunt trek, volley ball, table tennis, golf putting etc. Facilities include 14 lake facing cottages, Machaans, garden umbrella sit outs and huge lakeside conference/party area with music and bar, fibre glass and rubber boats.

Day 01
1200 hrs
Arrive Waterbanks lakeside at Damdama lake.
1200 – 1220 hrs
Transfer to the Island by boats.
1220 – 1300 hrs
Welcome drinks and explore the island/cottages/facilities.
1300 – 1400 hrs
Lakeside lunch buffet .
1400 – 1700 hrs
Time free for trying out the Army obstacle course, Burma bridge, spider's web, tarzan swing, boating, fishing, etc .
1700 – 1800 hrs
Relax on the lakeside hammocks, garden umbrellas or at the machan with tea/coffee with assorted pakoras..
1800 – 2000 hrs
Games like tambola, musical chairs ,tug of war and treasure hunts.
2000 – 2130 hrs
Evening bon fire with music and dance.
2130 – 2230 hrs
Dinner
2230 hrs
Overnight at waterbanks

Day 02
0600 hrs
Wake up call and morning tea.
0630 -0830 hrs
Trekking in the aravali ranges to see the wild life or bird watching in the lake.
0830 – 0930 hrs
Breakfast.
1000-1200 hrs
Rock climbing, trampolin, valley crossing, air rifle shooting.
1200-1300 hrs
Relax on the lakeside hammocks, garden umbrellas or at the machan or play a game of volleyball ,table tennis, fuse game.
1300 hrs
Depart island by boat.

PRICE : Rs. 1500 /- per pax

Package Includes:
*Accomodation on twin sharing for 01Night/02 Days .
•03 meals, welcome dink with cookies , evening and morning tea ,evening snacks .
*All activities as per the itinerary.

Suggested Itinerary For Day Picnic at Waterbanks

Waterbanks 42 kms from Delhi , an Island in the scenic Damdama Lake . Activities include boating, rowing, fun obstacle course including burma bridge, spiders web, tarzan swing, fishing, fun treasure hunt trek, volley ball, table tennis, golf putting etc. Facilities include 14 lake facing cottages, Machaans, garden umbrella sit outs and huge lakeside conference/party area with music and bar, fibre glass and rubber boats.

1000 hrs
Arrive Waterbanks lakeside at Damdama lake.
1000 – 1020 hrs
Transfer to the Island by boats.
1020 – 1045 hrs
Welcome drinks(Nimbu pani/tea/coffee with cookies) and explore the island/cottages/facilities.
1045 – 1300 hrs
Time free for trying out the Army obstacle course, Burma bridge, spider's web, tarzan swing, table tennis, volley ball,valley crossing, fishing, etc (drinks bar open).
1300 – 1400 hrs
Lakeside lunch buffet (Masala Chicken, Dal Makhani, Mattar Panner, Mix.
Vegetable, Raita, Rice, Roti, Salad,papad, Sweet Dish/Fruits).
1400 – 1500 hrs
Relax on the lakeside hammocks, garden umbrellas or at the machan.
1500 – 1700 hrs
Fun treasure hunt trek in the Aravali mountains or fun obstacle course race or rock climbing ,trampolin , relaxing by the lakeside cottages.
1700 – 1730 hrs
Tea/ Pakoras/ Snacks.
1730 – 1900 hrs
Tambola or fun Tug of war competition or just relax with music/dance.
1900 – 1930 hrs
Depart island by boat.

Price per person for minimum group of 20 persons: Rs.550 (With non Veg. Lunch)
Package Includes : Welcome drinks, Lunch , Evening tea/snacks, All activities as mentioned , Use of cottages


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