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  • Leave the deluge of the city behind and embark on an exciting adventure of river rafting near Mumbai. The city of Mumbai is blessed with some stunning landscapes as it is bordered by the Arabian Sea at one end and the mountains of Sahyadris and Western Ghats on the other. 

    These mountain passes are irrigated by the flowing waters of the rivers like Kundalika, Ulhas, Tansa and Vaitrana Rivers. As the rivers make their way down the mountains, they gush and create white surfs over the rapids that become the site of your river rafting adventure. Among these, the Kundalika and Vaitrana Rivers are most suitable for rafting.

    River rafting is an essentially team led activity; you are only as strong as each member of your team! This adventure activity in Mumbai is sure to give you a real taste of adrenaline rush, courage and a mix of nerves, excitement and childlike happiness. However, while indulging in this adventure, make sure you take enough safety precautions and wear appropriate gear. Do listen to the instructions given by the leader of your raft and you will be able to avert any untoward incident that might occur. 

    Brace yourself for an unforgettable adventure and enjoy the fresh sprinkles of refreshment and excitement. So, what are you waiting for? Grab your safety jackets and embark on these exciting destinations for rafting near Mumbai.

    Check out these popular places for river rafting near Mumbai:

  • 01Kolad

    Kolad

    Located in the mountains of Mahad village in Konkan countryside of Maharashtra, the tiny hamlet of Kolad has since become a site of the amazing adventure of river rafting. The river rafting in Kolad takes place over the Kundalika River. Water sports near Mumbai is a major tourist attraction.

    The rafting activity is conducted as the water of the dam is released into the river. A dam controlled water body; the Kundalika River has rapids ranging from grade 2 to Grade 3. The Grade 2 rapids are located in easy, moving water with clear passages. 

    These channels are easily visible with little manoeuvring required. Unlike the Grade 2 rapids, the Grade 3 rapids are characterized by irregular and unpredictable waves. The channels in these grades of rapids require precise manoeuvring with experts. While in Kolad, you can experience all these kinds of rapids that will give you a maximum of thrill and adventure.

  • 02Vaitarna

    Vaitarna

    Situated on the Vaitarna or Modaksagar Dam located in the Palghar district of Maharashtra, the river rafting in Vaitarna is an unexplored but an exciting activity. The Vaitarna River holds a high importance in the Hindu Mythology as it is believed to be the passageway between heaven and hell. 

    The Vaitarna river is known for its strong and ferocious currents which are perfect for the river rafting adventure. The stunning landscapes just add on to the beauty of this stunning escape. This river rafting near Mumbai typically lasts for about two hours and is a thoroughly adventurous and exciting experience. 

    The adventure rush that you will get as you guide you raft to sail over the rough rocks and white surf waters is unparalleled!

    Check out: other adventure sports activity in Mumbai.

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  • 03Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN579 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the Activity:

    The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.

    The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, jet skii and archery! Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. Next day indulge in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

    Available in 2 packages

    Timings:Check-in: 3:00 PM (Day 01) ; Check-out: 3:00 PM (Day 02)

  • 04White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad

    White Water Rafting and Stay at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN396 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the activity :

    If it is pure and raw adventure that you are looking for, then you need to head for an exciting white water rafting and stay experience in Kolad. Apart from the adventure sports, you can also enjoy an exciting array of historic sites around the place. 

    The Kundalika River flows through the rugged terrain of the forested hills and through the farms and offers a golden opportunity to enjoy a rafting tour for beginners. This river on the international scale is rated as a grade IV river, making its rapids pose a challenge for the ardent water sports lover.You will run the rafts in fast flowing water currents almost 12km downstream
  • 05Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai

    Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN740 ratings
    • Nilesh Patil
      Supplier
      Nilesh Patil

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on this adventurous river rafting activity this monsoon in Kolad, Maharashtra.
    • Start your journey from Mumbai from the Pritam Hotel in Dadar East at around 5 AM or you can get picked up from Yogi Hotel in Chembur at around 5.30 AM, Vashi Plaza at around 5.50 AM, and from Mc Donalds at Kalamboli at around 6.10 AM and continue your journey to Kolad. 
    • On the way to Kolad, enjoy a delicious breakfast and reach the rafting site at around 8.30 AM. 
    • Meet your guide and listen to the safety instructions carefully and gear up for the rafting activity.
    • Start your rafting at around 9 AM, which will last for 2 to 3 hours through various rapids of Kundalika river.
    • After the rafting activity, have your lunch and relax for sometime. 
    • Start your journey back to Mumbai at around 2 PM and reach your destination by 7 PM, depending on the traffic. 
  • 06Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad

    Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad
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    • lKolad
    • NNNNN363 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the Activity:

    • The most exciting of water adventures awaits you at Kolad, situated over the Kundalika River, just about 121 Km from Mumbai. Flowing over the mountains of the Sahyadris, it indeed makes up for a stunning getaway adventure!
    • Post your arrival at the rafting campsite at around 08:30AM, you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts of water sports in Kolad. Post this, by 09:00 in the morning, get you rafting gears, hop into the enthralling waters of Kundalika.
    • Employ your adventure spirit and  witness the rapids crushing against the raft and increasing the thrill of the day. Continue On completion of this vigorous journey, return to the campsite by around 02:00 PM for a delicious lunch.
    • Post  lunch, you can also embark on various other adventures such as  kayaking, jet skiing and dart games.
    • After such an exciting day beside the Kundalika River and adventures like river rafting in Kolad, check-out from the campsite around 06:00 PM.


  • 07Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad

    Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad
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    • lKolad
    • NNNNN552 ratings
    • Ravi Kumar Nayak
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      Ravi Kumar Nayak

    About the Activity:

    • Enjoy the fascinating rapids of Kundalika River which flows with a mesmerizing view from the Bhira Dam, the added inflow of high density of water from the Mulshi Dam Project makes Kolad River rafting package an ideal destination for white water rafting. 
    • This adventure quest will begin with your arrival at the rafting camp by around 08:30 in the morning and will take you through some of the strenuous rapids in the Kundalika River.
    • Following your arrival, you will be briefed about the safety measures for Kolad river rafting package and then will be provided with the required gears and equipment for Kundalika rafting. Post this, embark on a 10km rafting trail and challenge the roaring rapids! 
    • Upon completion; after covering 10km, get back to the shores and start advancing towards your onward destination. You can also avail other adventure activities like kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, rappelling and scuba diving at an additional cost.


  • 08Adventure Day Out at Empower Camp, Kolad

    Adventure Day Out at Empower Camp, Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN149 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5474240
    About the Activity:
    • Escape the hustle and bustle of city life and enjoy a fun-frolic day out at Empower Camp in Kolad.
    • Take a short drive from cities like Mumbai, Pune and mark the beginning of an exciting day out.
    • Pick up the most suitable package for your group from a wide range of options and choices.
    • Keep yourself immersed in unlimited fun, thrill and excitement with activities like raft building and rafting.
    • Make the day out even more exciting with sumptuous buffet meals.
  • 09Kundalika River Rafting and Adventure Activities, Kolad

    Kundalika River Rafting and Adventure Activities, Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN51 ratings
    • Ashwini
      Supplier
      Ashwini

    About the Activity:

    • Your exciting Kundalika River rafting adventure begins as you arrive at the beautiful campsite on the shores of Kundalika River. 
    • Check-in at about 07:45 AM and rejoice the beautiful feel of a quiet morning.
    • As soon you arrive, you will be commencing the Kundalika rafting experience, where you will encounter thundering rapids and undulating flow of water that will give you the much needed rush of adrenaline. 
    • Challenge yourself and rise up to meet the high point of excitement and head back to the campsite!
    • As you return, a delicious spread of lunch awaits you; relax your tired bodies and embark on the stimulating activities like river crossing, kayaking and ziplining. Your amazing session adventure activities and Kundalika rafting draws to a stunning close with a high tea, as you bid goodbye to the campsite and your experience.



  • 10Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad

    Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN27 ratings
    • Sumit
      Supplier
      Sumit

    About the Activity:

    • Charge yourself and get ready for some thrilling monsoon rafting in Kolad. This tiny weekend getaway destination in Maharshtra is well known for its wide variety of water adventure sports. 
    • Reach Kolad in the evening at around 4 PM in the evening and relax and stroll around the area amidst the green surroundings.
    • Enjoy your dinner and go for a good night sleep because a day awaits you with full of adventure.
    • Next day, enjoy your breakfast and report at the rafting start point, where you will meet your guide. Until you gear up for the activity, listen to your guide carefully explaining all the important safety procedures.
    • Start your rafting activity and pass through some really tough and challenging rapids and get your adrenaline pumped up. 
    • Finish your rafting activity and head to your stay where a delicious lunch awaits you.
    • Check out from the stay at around 3.30 PM and end your tour with lots of adventurous memories.
  • 11White Water Rafting Adventure at Kolad

    White Water Rafting Adventure at Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN329 ratings
    • vaibhav chorge
      Supplier
      vaibhav chorge

    About the activity :

    • Gear up for the adventure of a lifetime at the white water rafting camp in Kolad, over the Kundalika River. Located at an easy distance of approximately 121km from Mumbai, it is the perfect weekend getaway and adventure destination.
    • The rapids over the river stretch over 12km and are mainly of Grade 3 and Grade 4  variety, which require immense precision in the presence of safety equipment and expert.
    • The hills and forests nearby make up for a stunning scenery where alonwith rafting, you can engage in nature hikes and treks.
    • Kundalika is the only rafting site where rafting happens for the entire year but the best season is from June to October. So, grab your oars and gear up for an exciting ride!
  • 12Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad

    Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN24 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1684582

    About the Activity :

    It is time for adventure!Head for a thrilling river rafting experience at Kolad on the Kundalika River with your friends and family! Revel in adventure and excitement to the maximum! The exciting rafting experience at Kolad started a few years ago and now it is a year round activity for all those who love the water and any adventure associated with it. This is the only rafting facility in India to be operational all-round the year. River Rafting at Kundalika River in Kolad is about 4hrs drive from Pune and Mumbai. White Water Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad is controlled by the release of the dam water on the Kundalika River and offers Grade II and Grade III rapids. If the high adrenaline adventurer in you is craving for some hard core adventure, then head for an exciting river rafting experience in Kundalika in Kolad with your friends now!

  • 13Rafting in Kundalika River

    Rafting in Kundalika River
    • h2 Hours
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN361 ratings
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5372402

    About the activity:

    • Delight in an adrenaline pumping experience along the rapids that are a located at Saje, a small village on the banks of River Kundalika. 
    • The remote hamlet is a short drive from Mumbai just 120km away and 100 km from Pune. Located in the virgin forests below Mulshi and Bhira Dams.
    • Spend two hours in this unique rafting site with multiple rides to beat the rapids as you get to body-surf, swim and have a great time.
    • Report at raft start point at around 08:15 AM. Have a short briefing session with the river guide. Collect your gear and equipment and head to the river. 
    • You can then embark on the incredible experience of navigating these rapids that stretch for almost 11km. Thrill yourself with this delightful experience.
    • This activity does not require any swimming experience and anyone above the age of 14 can indulge in the activity.
    • The site can be accessed by any local transport by road to take back the incredible memories as you embark this activity.


  • 14River Rafting Adventure from Pune

    River Rafting Adventure from Pune
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN31 ratings
    • Vinayak S
      Supplier
      Vinayak S

    About the Activity:

    • The Kundalika River is the ideal destination for anybody hoping to enjoy the company of the green getaways of nature. 
    • Situated at only short drive from Mumbai, it is the favourite hotspot for anyone enthusiastic to escape the crowds of the city.
    • Witness the rush of energizing rapids, get invigorated by the shower of cooling water and let out the skill in you! 
    •  Enjoy an escape of a lifetime at the stunning Kundalika River and revel in the union with nature!
    • Covering a large stretch of 14km, river rafting near Pune will take you around 3.5 hours to complete. Get exhilarated by the jaw dropping, exciting rapids and challenge yourself to an adventure unlike any other!

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Dharavi Slum

Dharavi, Asia’s largest slum, invites many curious eyes because of the sheer vastness of it. It is counted among one of the places to visit in Mumbai because of the slum houses as many as a million people crammed in pint-sized houses, dirty bylanes, open drains, and extremely filthy living conditions in average.

Located in the very heart of Mumbai, the Dharavi slum stretches between two of Mumbai’s major rail lines, which is what makes it such a convenient location to travel for work for the folk who live here. In a city where rents are sky high, Dharavi offers rather low rent for people who move into the city.

You can find a room complete with a cooking gas and a small colour TV for as low as 185 rupees a month. Dharavi has many small-scale businesses thriving, manufacturing everything from garments to pots and pans. The products are sold in local as well as international markets, where they are exported.

The annual turnover for these products is as much as 650 million dollars a year. Visit Dharavi to see the lifestyle of those living here, for it is not every day you get to step inside Asia’s largest slum.

Location: Spans over 500 acres in the heart of Mumbai
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 10.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Elephanta Caves

The Elephanta Caves are a major attraction in Mumbai because of its archaeological significance. This is where the caves are located, must have seen early settlements from 2nd century BC. The caves, however, are estimated to have been constructed sometime between 5th and 6th century AD.

One of the biggest caves here measures about 39 metres from the front to the back. The main body of the Elephanta Cave is about 27 square meters, supported by six rows of pillars. The caves show distinct artistic features from the time of its construction.

The caves feature rock-cut architecture, which makes the entire layout of the caves very interesting. The Elephanta Caves have a combination of sculpture art and aesthetic beauty carved into the rock formations.

This is what makes it popular among archaeologists as well as historians, who wish to find out more about the natives who moved on the Gharapuri Island (Elephanta Caves) in 2nd century BC. Come here to experience the ruins of an ancient world on the Elephanta Island, and see the caves and sculptures in their natural surroundings.

Location: Gharapuri, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 10 (Indian), INR 250 (foreigner), free (child)
Timings: 9AM-5.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 7.3 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Red Carpet Wax Museum

As the name suggests, the Red Carpet Wax Museum is one of those tourist places in Mumbai that one simply cannot miss because the museum showcases lifelike statues of celebrities and prominent people from all walks of life, such as socialites, politicians, world leaders, scientists, social workers etc. The statues are made to be completely alike the person they have been constructed after, giving a very authentic feel to the statue.

Each statue is surrounded by the necessary ambience to give the statue and its theme a complete look and feel. Any individual can pose with the statues in the museum. The museum was constructed over a period of five years after which it opened its doors to the public in December 2016. The wax museum is one of a kind monument in the city of Mumbai, so make sure you drop by and catch a glimpse of it.

Location: 1st Floor, R City Mall, Lal Bahadur Shastri Marg, Amrut Nagar, Ghatkopar West, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: INR 250 (weekday), INR 350 (weekend)
Timings: 9.45AM-9.30PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 20.5 kms from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Mumbai Dhobi Ghat

A place that’s as unique as it can be, Mumbai’s Dhobi Ghat maintains and lives up to its 140-year-old tradition and profession in the heart of Mumbai city. There are as many as 1026 open “ghats” for washermen to wash clothes in, and almost all of them are occupied at the same time as they beat the dirt out of hundreds and thousands of dirty clothes from the city.

The Mumbai Dhobi Ghat is located very close to the Mahalaxmi railway station. The place is also famed to be the world’s largest washing centre because there’s no such other place for washing clothes in the world. Most of the clothes being washed here come from Mumbai’s hospitals, and hotels.

You can see likes of cleaned clothes and sheets being hung to dry in the open air after they have been thoroughly cleaned. Come here to see a very different face of the city of Mumbai. Lately, it has become a place for tourists to flock in out of sheer curiosity. 

Location: Dr E Moses Road, Mahalaxmi, Mumbai, Maharashtra 
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: 4AM-7PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Film City

Home to the film fraternity of the country is perhaps one of the most popular among Mumbai tourist places. The Film City is so vast that more than a thousand sets can be erected here at the same time. Over the last few years, the Film City has become one of the major locations for shooting the Hindi serials.

Film City was built in 1911, under the guidance of veteran actor and producer V. Shantaram. The total area of the place is about 520 acres, built according to the outlines of the film city in California. The film city has elaborate sets of villages, mountains, mansions, gardens, fountains, streams, cities etc. More than 900 Hindi movies and Hindi serials have been shot in the Film City of Mumbai.

The studios are well equipped, complete with the electronic items necessary for shooting and extremely sophisticated instruments that give the kind of quality to the shows shot here, making Bollywood top in the game in the country.

Location: Inside Dadasaheb Phalke Chitranagri Main Gate, Post Aarey Milk Colony, Goregaon East, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: INR 599-INR 1699 per person
Timings: 10AM-5PM
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 31.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Gateway of India

One of the most visited places in Mumbai, the Gateway of India is counted among Mumbai tourist places that see excellent footfall at any time of the year. The attraction was built by the British in 1919, by the then Governor of Bombay, Sir George Sydenham Clarke, who laid the foundation of the monument in 1911. The plan was approved in 1914, after which construction began. The monument was built to honour the visit of King George V and Queen Mary, who was to arrive at Bombay.

The architectural design of the Gateway of India is done in the Indo-Saracenic style, along with Muslim architectural styles incorporated when it comes to the archways. 
The Elephant Caves are located quite close to the Gateway of India and can be reached via a ferry from here. You can pay the ticket price here and get on a motorboat to reach the Elephant Caves, which takes a little more than an hour to reach, being located 56 kilometres from the monument.

Location: Apollo Bandar, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: October-March
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Can visit anytime
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 6.4 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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Mumbai Dabbawala Center

The dabbawalas of Mumbai have long been a centre of curiosity among the people because of their accurate delivery system that has been never altered its professionalism over the last 125 years. The Mumbai Dabbawala Center is definitely one of the places to visit in Mumbai. The Mumbai Dabbawala Centre originally started out as a one-man army, when a Parsi banker wanted to eat homemade food and gave this task to Mumbai’s first dabbawala.

His idea was appreciated by others and soon, more office goers joined in the demand for home cooked food that had to be delivered in office, giving rise to a business that has famously become a case study in universities across the world, who try to learn and decode the Mumbai Dabbawalas’ exceptional accuracy in delivering the tiffin boxes.

At present, the Mumbai Dabbawala Center has as many as 5000 dabbawalas who deliver food from home to office every day with the kind of constant accuracy they have mastered over more than a century.

Location: 23, Navyug Mansion, Sleater Road, Naushir Bharucha Marg, Opposite Krishna Palace Hotel, Grant Road, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 2.1 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central
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Victoria Terminus

Formerly known as Victoria Terminus, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus is Mumbai’s outstanding railway station. Although this is a railways station and not primarily counted among places to visit in Mumbai, this building, designed by British architect FW Stevens, sports excellent Victorian Gothic Revival architectural style.

The designs are based on medieval Italian models, known as High Victorian Gothic Design, is remarkable. The domes, corridors, arches, and turrets are therefore distinct and prominently archaic. The construction of the building began in 1878, taking up to a decade to complete. Numerous British architects and Indian craftsmen worked day and night to give the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus the definition of what it is today.

This is why the architectural style doesn’t just boast of Victorian style, there’s a distinctive feature of Indian architecture in the building as well, making it one of the attractions in Mumbai for history lovers and architects who love to study the significance of various architectural styles in the building.

Location: Opposite BMC Building, Dr Dadabhai Naoroji Road, Fort/P D'Mello Road (PF-18), Mumbai, Maharashtra
Best Time to visit: Any time of the year
Entry fee: No entry fee
Timings: Not applicable
Distance from Mumbai Bus Stand: 5 km from MSRTC Mumbai Central

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