From over 1000s of feedback, we have chosen a few in order to capture the bulk of emotions and suggestion by our dear customers. We must humbly submit that hundreds of people have shaped NALS directly as well as indirectly through their feedback and suggestions.

We have received over 19000 customers (as of 01 Sep 2016) and many of them have given invaluable suggestions and guidance. Thousands of feedback on our programs have reinforced our beliefs and value systems. Without all these inputs and guidance NALS wouldn't be what it has become today. We take this opportunity to thank them for all their contributions, suggestions, encouragement and motivation.

   Parambir Kaur said..

First of all I would like to tell you that the experience I had there was just out of the world,I mean words won’t be able to justify what ever is in my mind. From location to people, everything was just amazing. I have heard so many people saying that what they want in their life is peace but they never get such type of opportunity. I am extremely happy that I am lucky one who got this kind of opportunity to stay in such a peaceful place for around 3 months. So let’s have a look on my motives of joining NALS as an intern :


I want to work in this industry i.e. adventure sports tourism, so before stepping in ,I just wanted to have an overview, like how such kind of organisations work and kind of activities conducted there and most importantly I just wanted to see whether I can fit in such environment or not and to my surprise somehow I managed to do so.


Though I have done some courses in the field of Mountaineering, but still this was the first time when I was away from home for more than a month.I was supposed to stay therefore 3 months continuously,but due to some personal reasons I went back to my place and came back to Coonoor campus in around 2 weeks. Things were different there,like food was not of our choice, local people were there who didn’t knew our language and vice versa and few times it was difficult to communicate with them,but still I managed to survive. The only thing I thought was that all the time conditions can’t be favourable to us 🙂.


Well before going to NALS, this purpose was not in my mind,but while staying there,I learnt this thing also.

Before going there I never thought that I will have to come back to home for some days,but it happened.
So when I was at home,few times I thought not to go back to Coonoor Campus, because at that time I wanted to stay with my family and campus seemed to be very far,but at that time I thought about the commitment I made to you. So that situation helped me learning about the fulfillment of the words said by us.


Sometimes it happens with us in our life that we know how to do certain things,but due to lack of practice or experience,we get nervous.Same was the case with me,so I wanted to do this internship and I must say that it has proved to be very beneficial.I am way more confident now.


While doing various mountaineering courses like BMC,AMC ,I always felt that the instructors just concentrate on the completion of their respective sessions and it not their fault,it happened due to shortage of time. So I wanted to go for this internship,so that I can improve myself on the technical aspects as well. I got this opportunity here at NALS,where I tried to gain so much from my respective mentors.


Before going to NALS campus,I just had one thing in mind and that was to gain experience, but I had some very special memories,which made my experience an extraordinary one.I want to share with you my most favourite and amazing moment and that was when I worked with the autistic children.That group was truely special for me.

Once again, I want to thank you for giving me such an opportunity. It’s like more than a month now, but I am not out of that zone yet. I still miss all those friends, yummy south Indian food etc. Those 3 months are Life long cherishable memories for me.

Thanks and regards,

   Dr Balaji Rao, Head of Business Administration, VVCE, Mysore said..

I am very very happy listening to the feedback from our faculty colleagues. They found your mentoring and program very much useful and realized the need for every faculty. They all had unanimously recommended a similar program for our students. They also gave a presentation to our top management on their experience and learning from Coonoor.  

   Seetha Ravichandran (SCAN - Special Child Assistance Network) said..

Some of us from SCAN group went on a 3-day trip to Coonoor organised by Akila and Sriram of Amaze in coordination with NALS

There were about 13-14 special needs’ kids and adults who took part in all the activities (High rope, low rope, rappelling, zip line, etc) besides learning to live independently. It was such an invigorating experience and Anuradha Srinivasan and I were overwhelmed to see our kids tackling the activities successfully, albeit with slight trepidation since they were doing these for the first time. We too tried our hand at some of them, to mentally gauge what our kids feel while attempting the activities.

Thanks a lot to Akila and Sriram for a well organised tour and NALS for their hospitality and commitment. Kudos to their respective teams too for taking care of our kids and teaching them to fend for their needs without parental intervention.

Hope to sustain the new friends developed during the tour and also hope to meet all of them soon again.

Amaze and NALS are organising their next tour in mid-April and highly recommend other special needs kids to participate. 

   Asst Prof KS Ashok, RVS Institute of Management Sciences said..

To start with "Speechless" - the students have changed a lot and are very happy. This motivational program is genuine and we want to extend the program. Food - Oh my God - the benchmark is set higher and even higher. Very very happy. 

   Srinivasan V, Perth said..

As I rewind and recollect every aspect of the NALS Guided "Dev Bhoomi Himalayas trip" in this April , I am awestruck by the sheer enormity of this accomplishment. It was not a simple sight seeing trip or trekking expedition, but a more overdose of relaxed - self imposed Quality Leisure. Thank God.

NALS staff Mr. Dinu had professionally briefed us on the first day itself and he had a clear plan - which was completely flexible, as we acclimatized and fit in. Though he summed up the 10 days in a concluding single A4 recollection, it was much wider and in-depth achievement every day of the 10 days’ span. As we didn’t plan each day to its finer details, many pleasant moments unfolded on its own. But looking back, I respect and reflect with Gratitude the meticulous thoughts & Planning that went behind the suggestions for us by NALS. The professionalism seen in our guided Trekking, proved valuable once we know clearly how hostile the terrain is to possess, such a stunning Beauty. !

Any amount of Thank you, to NALS will not be sufficient, as we contemplate on this Trip. That, NALS thought of enabling such a facility with such a Noble intention for the use of the Public in self-Improvement pursuits, is a Laudable initiative. Such, enriching visionary Thoughts are rare in our commercialized materialistic rat race of Life. This opportunity to Live in our Pure Nature, as provided by NALS is so essential for good Human Development ( it is prudent and economical as well, and this is a well rewarding Investment, if you consider a Life of 50+ of the school going children around us. ) that this has to be made compulsory part of Academic Learning at all schools. I will do my best to briefly introduce and inform and enable some of my close Relatives & friends, who will eagerly consider this Himalayan Visit and Trekking generally, in their lives soon.

Thank you for enabling this and our fond regards to everyone in your family.

Take care and God Bless,
Srinivasan. V

   Team Excel Public School, Mysore said..

We really had a great two days of enriching experiences that helped us re-discover ourselves. We are revved up with new knowledge and skills both on professional and personal front. Feel glad to mention that NALS programme is focused, scrupulously planned and seamlessly executed under your leadership and able support team.

As an outcome of this programme, we see our team becoming cohesive, motivational and directional. Both the physical and mental sessions were stimulating and made us realise how important it is for us teachers to become role models. Specially to mention the understanding of the four quadrants helped us to identify our strengths and weaknesses and in future will help us to identify the students who need our help.

Thanking you for the effective time that we spent at NALS.

   Mrs Kala Srinivasan, Australia said..

We had a great time in Manali. We enjoyed the scenic beauty, the river, the hills and also the company of your team. The accommodation and food was very very good. We had a very relaxing time. The Beas river is the heart of Manali and it was so pleasant to see it flowing with so much of speed and noise. We should bring our kids here once the new roads are constructed (I was really scared of the Volvo bus travelling on a single lane at 60km/hour speed at the edge of the roads on the cliffs)

We are back at work, but the photos are there to remind us the wonderful time we had.

Thank you very much for organising everything so well.

   Ms Catherine Rebecca, Head Mistress, Velammal International School - Chennai, said..

Really wonderful in taking up the Leadership Camp. I sincerely owe my gratitude to the core team who had taught the skills of a real leader. They motivated the children, conducted brainstorming sessions, provided value based learning, sharpening the senses and motivated them to be a better personality. We are happy about the food served and safety provided by NALS. We will be visiting every year for the overall development of the children.Wishing you NALS all the best for your future endeavours.

   Rtn.Ravi Paarthasarathy, RYLA chairman, Rotary Club of Madurai West said..

I am writing to express my gratitude to you for sharing your time, talent and expertise at our NEW YEAR RYLA 2016-17 held at Mahatma Residential School, Alagarkoil, Madurai, for the College students. Your sessions on - Cross over- Group Dynamics- Planning, Time Management, Goal setting- Leadership Opportunity were welcome addition to the RYLA. We loved the way and your play way method and experiential Learning methodology that made a huge difference in the minds of our RYLARIANS. Your ideas; input values in the games and enthusiasm that you created were most helpful and would assist the RYLARIANS in making valuable improvements in their lives. I would acknowledge your sessions were a big success in our RYLA.

   Mr David Lesniak, CEO - PERSONIV (USA) said..

To: Harvard Alumni Travel Program Administrator:

As a Harvard alum I greatly appreciate our Alumni Travels program. If I might suggest adding a High Adventure opportunity to our program...

Last fall my company sponsored a High Adventure Trek in the Himalayan Mountains in India for a Team Building - Leadership experience program. For many of the 30 people that attended, this was a “once-in-a-lifetime” experience. From the shear beauty of the landscape, the exhilarating feelings of hiking across glaciers, the bonding between individuals, the new connections made, the adventure and inspiration, the fantastic food, and the hardships/joy of the outdoor trekking adventure, it was truly amazing and memorable. A sightseeing tour with an outdoor adventure trek and lifetime memories.

This was made possible through the professional and masterful oversight of our outfitter, the National Adventure Leadership School (NALS) of India. They provided the entire itinerary, all of the technical gear, porters for the heavy equipment, all of the “scrumptious" meals, and unrelenting motivation and inspiration for all. The leader of their group is former India Military and understands how to manage, lead, motivate, inspire and entertain a group. In fact, we had such a memorable experience that we have already booked again for this August 2017 for a trek in Kashmir.

As a US based company that owns a subsidiary company in India, we are fortunate to have access to such a fine tour operator and experience in India.

I would like to share this experience and provide the same opportunity to the entire Harvard Alumni Community. I do this without hesitation and without any financial incentive whatsoever. Rather, I sincerely believe that:

a) a high adventure program should be a part of our Harvard Alumni Travels;
b) that including a Trek with NALS would be well appreciated by our alumni, customized to their needs, and;
c) a NALS adventure would be extremely well executed resulting in a positive experience for all.

Please take this into consideration for your 2017 planning and beyond.

With my highest recommendation, you may reach the tour operator NALS at:

> Seshadri Venkatesan
> Lieutenant (ex-Indian Navy)
> Director Operations

> E: seshadri@nals.in
> L : +91 - 422 - 2542800 / 2543800
> W : www.nals.in

I would be happy to provide any further information or discuss this in any way, my contact info below:

David Lesniak - HBS ‘96

CEO - Personiv | People Powered Outsourcing
Austin | Coimbatore | Manila | Sydney

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