Drifting Through Fast Rapid River Rafting Near Mumbai

Drifting Through Fast Rapid River Rafting Near Mumbai

January 3, 2019 Off By Beatrice Curtis

Mumbai, commonly known as the ‘Maximum city’ and ‘The city that never sleeps’ is, without question, the commercial capital of India. The life of people in Mumbai is always abuzz with some activity or the other, and if there is any city that deserves an offbeat adventurous vacation, it has got to be Mumbai.

There are quite a lot of adventure places around Mumbai, and river rafting is one among them. With so many places, the citizens of Mumbai can take the much-needed weekend-break, engage in an activity that is bound to give them an adrenaline-rush and get back to their mundane and monotonous lifestyle, but with a refreshed mind and body.

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Here are some of the best places where you can engage in some whitewater river rafting near Mumbai and bash the rapids:

1.White Water Rafting in Vaitarna River

Get ready for a wild river rafting experience in the Vaitarna River!  The time for total rafting is 2 hours. This river rafting offers enchanting rapids just to give you feel that ‘butterflies in your tummy’ feeling as you rush through the force waters across through rocky rapids on your raft.

Vaitarna, being one of the best sources of drinking water in Mumbai, also happens to be a good number of rapids in good rafting zone that give rafters a fun-chilling experience. It can be a great team formation activity for IT and corporate folks as the rafting sessions happen near to Mumbai & Pune.

River Rafting in Kundalika:

Kundalika river is originating in the Western Ghats and ending into the Arabian Sea near the creek at Roha. This river starts flows through thick forests and rice fields of a region of what was earlier the princely state of Bhor. Kundalika river in Maharashtra is one and the only river in Maharashtra on which white water rafting is possible.

Bhira and Ravalje are the two hydroelectric power stations in Kundalini river. River Rafting is got done on the let off of these hydroelectric projects.  You can Raft along 13 km stretch with nice grade III and grade IV rapids. There is splendour camp tend located on the banks of Kundalika River.

River Rafting in Kolad:

The Fun exciting of water adventures awaits you at Kolad, located over the Kundalika River, just a 121 Km from Mumbai.  River Flowing from the Sahyadris mountain, it certainly makes up for an extraordinary getaway adventure! Plan your arrival at the rafting campsite at around 08:30 AM, you will be briefed about the do’s and don’ts of water sports in Kolad.

After your instruction starts your raft by 09:00 in the morning, hop into the enthralling waters,  get you rafting gears of Kundalika. Try your sports spirit and witness the rapids smash against the raft and increasing the thrill of the day. On completion of this robust journey, return to the campsite by around 01:00 PM for a mouth-watering lunch.

Travel Tips

(1)  Plan your trip and book your ticket in advance as it is usually packed.
(2) Reach before the arrival time so that you have very less waiting time.
(3)  Wear comfortable clothes during your rafting and don’t carry anything with you. And also don’t wear any piece of jewellery, watches, specs, etc from your body. All pockets should be empty.
(4) If you have epilepsy, high blood pressure, diabetes, heart condition, a neurological disorder, or pregnant is advised that you don’t attempt the rafting.

Safety Measure:

People who have certain medical conditions should not go river rafting. River Rafting companies make you sign a release that includes a list of these conditions. You should get clearance from your doctor if you have back problems, breathing issues such as asthma, blood pressure that is too low or too high, heart problems, circulatory diseases or head injuries. Pregnant ladies are not allowed to go rafting.

Everyone life itself is high risk and there’s no way of telling whether the decisions you’re about to make are right or wrong until you’ve made them. Everyone accept leadership for your actions afterwards. At some point in time, you have to take that risk and have faith that it will pay off. In the end, at least you have faced your fears and taken that leap of faith. Do come and experience this adventure activity.