Mumbai hosts a wide range of adventure for the adrenaline junkies. Starting from rafting, scuba diving, and trekking to jungle safari, camping, and enjoying tribal dances, all can be experienced at a reasonable price. Some thrilling adventure resorts near Mumbai;
1. Adventure Camps in Kolad
Adventure camps in Kolad offer a number of fun activities for Indian thrill seekers. Rapidly gaining popularity all over the country, this Maharashtra location offer exercises like white water rafting, Burma bridge, trekking, hiking, etc.
Distance from Mumbai – 138 km
Fast becoming a corporate hub for employee training and team building, the camps in Kolad focus equally on children and families looking to try something out of the box. Think you are up for it? Try zipline, paint ball, and zorbing amidst the lush greenery and freshness of the majestic Western ghats.
2. Camping at Vasind
Whole night camping near Bhatsai river gives an opportunity to feel the silence of the forest, spending time beside campfire, sleeping under billion starred sky, sound of water current, heart-pounding mysterious sounds at midnight, sunrise on next morning, and overall a pure thrilling experience. Timing is from 4pm to 11am, next day.
Distance from Mumbai – 68.4 km
Bonus attraction – Swimming, fishing at Kayaking in Bhatsai river is a must try. Short trails within the forest or long hike to Mahuli can also be tried.
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3. Scuba Diving in Malvan
Malvan brings a whole lot of water adventures, including Tarkali scuba diving, watersports, banana boat ride, trip to islands, meet the dolphins & whale, staying in a house boat, parasailing, jet skiing.
Distance from Mumbai – 532.2 km
Bonus attraction – There are 6 beaches to visit at Malvan like Tarkali, Arse Mahal, Tondavali, Achra, Chivla and Devbaug. Sindhudurg fort, Tsunami islands and rock gardens must not be missed. Rameshwaram temple, Jai Ganesh temple, Sateri Devi Jal Mandir can also be visited.
4. Trekking in Lonavala
A beautiful hill station providing a list of trekking spots including Rajmachi & Kondam cave, Visapur Fort, Tikona Fort, Night Trek to Dhak Bahiri Cave, Waterfall rapelling, Duke’s nose, Tamhini night Trek, Astronomical Trek to Lohagad fort, and a long list. Zipling and archery is also available here.
Distance from Mumbai – 82.2 km
Bonus attraction – Caves include Karla, Bhaja and Bedse. Forts include, Lohagad, Rajmachi, Visapur, Tikona, Tung and Korigad. Tourist spots like, Duke’s nose, Lion’s point, Tiger’s point, Pawna lakes, Kune falls, Karnala bird sanctuary, Bhusi dam are a must watch.
5. Tadoba Andhari Tiger Safari
Located at Chandrapur, this Tiger Reserve provides a variety of flora, including tall bamboo & teak surrounding. The sudden spotting of wildlife like tiger, barking deer, four horned deer, neelgai, chinkara, spotted deer, rusty spotted cat, jungle cat, leopard, sloth etc make this journey thrilling.
There are different species of owl, peacock, hornbill, fowl, munia and eagle. Crocodiles, tree & water snakes, monitor lizards and python come in sudden view.
Distance from Mumbai – 45 km
Bonus attraction – Tadoba Lake, Moharli village, Erai dam, Kolsa village, Tadoba National Park, Kolsa Lake, Andhari river, Junoria Lake are famous sight-seeing spots here.
Out-skirts of Mumbai provide both famous and/or less-known adventure resorts. More mysteries await discovery out here. All adventure lovers are welcome for their next holiday to experience a high rush of adrenaline to these adventure resorts.
Guest Author – Swapnil Jukunte