Waterfall rappelling or Canyoning is one of the lesser tried adventure sports in India. However, there are over a handful places where you can try this activity that will give you an adrenaline kick. Why is it so awesome, if you may ask; is because it gives you so much all at once. A trek to the top, the experience of rappelling and river swimming!

So here is a list of places you must hit, this monsoon, if the rainy season calls for some of the best adventure filled activities for you!

1. Vihigaon Waterfall Rappelling

Vihigaon falls in Thane district in Maharashtra is a monsoon fed waterfall known for its natural vista. The place is an ideal spot for rappelling. The water fall gives the rappelling adventurers an opportunity to rappel, down climb and rive trace in the middle of the thick forest.

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  • Average Time needed per person: 30 mins
  • Briefing time: 30 Mins Average.
  • Based on time taken for the group we can look the second round.
  • Height: 120 ft approx

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Travel Tips:

  • Location: Vihigaon is 115 kms from Mumbai and 65km from Nasik
  • How to reach:
    • By Train: Nearest railway station is Kasara, you can take a local train from CST to Kasara.
    • Driving directions: Drive 110km on NH3, take a left turn after 7km from Kasara, another 5km drive reaches you to Vihigaon.

2. Vardayini Waterfall

Trek Mates India invite you for the LAST Waterfall Rappelling of the season at Vardayini Waterfall rappelling on 22nd & 23rdSeptember 2012 with Trek Mates India. Rappelling (English Name) also known as abseiling (German Name) is a method of a quick and safe descend after a climb. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed of descent controllable.

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Details for the event:

  • Location: Kherwadi village, Nagothane
  • Height: Approx 135 feet
  • Grade: Medium.
  • No of Vacancies: 45 per batch
  • Height: 135 ft

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3. Kundalika River

The Kundalika River is all about gushing rapids, refreshing sprinkles of water, exciting feeling of being one with the water! Located close to the bustling metropolis of Mumbai, this gurgling river presents the perfect getaway for all those looking for that rush of rappelling adventure and adrenaline. In the monsoons, the beauty of this water body comes alive as the surrounding mountains are blanketed in a lush blanket of green and its surroundings come alive with various waterfalls cascading down the mountain precipice.

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It is down these waterfalls that your adventure begins! Make your way down the precipice by rappelling down with the flow of water. This offbeat experience is sure to excite and enrich you with its uniqueness and unparalleled excitement!

Details for the event:

  • Distance from nearest popular city: Mumbai (124km), Pune (115km)
  • Start Point: Sambhe Village
  • Meeting Point: Sambhe Village
  • Height: 150 ft
  • Location : Near Jalna, Maharashtra

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Travel Tips:

From Mumbai: Mumbai – Kolad – Sambhe

From Pune: Chandni Chowk – Pirangut – Paud – Mulshi – Tamini Ghat – Kolad – Sambhe Village

Nearest Railway Station: Kolad

Nearest Airport: Pune (126km)

4. Garud Chatti waterfall

Garud Chatti waterfall rappelling rishikesh is arranged at neelkanth street close about 5 kilometer from laxam jhula. this waterfall in rishikesh into one of the problem areas, predominantly among outside visitors in this sacred township. the waterfall is little, very few individuals visit these waterfalls and they are a charming spot to visit and to use several hours. to get to the falls you walk north out and about from laksman jhula pass the ganga view restaurant. you can additionally take a jeep. after 3½ km you go to a couple of tea and cool beverage stands. you then climb the slope for a few minutes and there is a way prompting the falls. you can proceed the way for an alternate moment to an alternate little waterfall. 

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Where: Rishikesh, Uttarakhand
Height: 200 ft

Travel Tips:

By plane : Rishikesh is in close proximity of Dehradun’s Jolly Grant Airport a small, quiet and recently renovated airport. The runway is being extended and will possibly then handle flights from other metros. Rishikesh being the closest city to Dehradun Airport, flight is probably the best way to travel. The city is about 15 km from the airport (around 15-20 minutes drive)

By car : Delhi airport to Rishikesh by car is a good option for a hassle free traveling specially for foreign tourists who are traveling to India for the first time. It’s a 6 to 7 hours journey. Prices vary from US$ 80 for an air conditioned compact car or sedan to US$ 120 for an air conditioned SUV (but rates are much higher if one avails these services from prepaid taxi booths located at the airport).

By train : A quiet branch line connects Rishikesh to Haridwar, but there are only about three slow trains daily. It is better to take the train to Haridwar and continue by bus (45 min, Rs.35), by taxi (30 min, Rs.800) or by shared auto-rickshaw (40 min, Rs.35). However, travelling by train is recommended in peak seasons or during a ‘mela’ (fair) when bus routes are diverted in Haridwar whereas trains often run empty and the fares are low (just Rs.4 for a passenger train service). You can take share rickshaws (vehicle brand name Vikram) towards Lakshman Jhula (Rs.15) from Rishikesh station. You will have to cross Ram Jhula to reach Swarg Ashram on the other side of river Ganga. There are many trains from Delhi to Haridwar. Some of the better are: Shatabadi Express, Jan Shatabdi, AC Special Express, Mussoorie Express. Travel agents in Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula can book train tickets for onward journeys; much easier than going to Rishikesh railway station to buy a ticket. Some may sell you a ticket from Raiwala, a small stop between Rishikesh and Haridwar, but this station, while closer, is tiny and trains only stop for a few seconds – better to board the train at Haridwar.

By bus: From Delhi the city is about 230 km away and is well connected with buses. A bus journey may take about 5-7 hours – depending on the traffic – and costs you about Rs 130-350. An AC Bus will cost about Rs 250-700. In Rishikesh, there are several travel agencies scattered around Swarg Ashram and Lakshman Jhula that can book luxury buses to common destinations like Delhi (Rs 250-700), Jaipur, Pushkar and Varanasi. The right time to visit would be February, March, August-October. In July there is a festival called Saavan where thousands of people flock to Rishikesh. Major roads are blocked and hotels are crowded. It is better to avoid travelling to Rishikesh during that time.

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5. Sandan Valley

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Sandhan Valley Trek is a unique experience combining adventure activities such as Rappelling and staying admidst nature. Sandhan valley is a water carved valley around 200 feet deep. Sandhan is located near beautiful Bhandardara region near village called Samrad. Samrad village and Sandhan Valley is surrounded bu Alang,Madan ad Kulang mountains. This place also has Ratangad,Ajoba and Kalsubai mountain ranges. Kalsubai is the highest peak in rappelling  Maharashtra spanning 5400 feets.

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Where: Near Pune, Maharashtra
Height: 150 ft

6. Ulhas Valley

Canyoneering is a brand new sport that’s becoming very popular all over the world. Western Ghats have many waterfalls and flowing streams that offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy this sport.

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This unique, multi-sport adventure combines rappelling, down-climbing and river tracing in a deep valleys. Exploring trails following down the steep waterfalls is an rappelling  adventure experience of a lifetime – go where very few have had the privilege to roam! Imagine yourself in the midst thick forest at the top of tropical waterfalls with surprises each step of the way.

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Where: Near Khandala, Maharashtra

7. Kondhana Caves

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Kondana Caves to Rajmachi rappelling  trek is counted as one of the most exciting and endurance testing treks. This route in monsoon season is truly exciting. You get to see streams, waterfalls, lush green paddy field on the way. Hundreds of crabs cross your path on the way. If you are walking near dusk or dawn time then you can see lot of fireflies twinkling around you. While you sleep in a village house rains drops creates a thundering noise on the roof. Overall Kondana to Rajmachi trek experience is unique and unforgettable.

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Where: Near Karjat, Maharashtra
Height: 200 ft

8. Jogini Waterfall

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Rappelling also known as abseiling, is a method of a quick descend from a cliff. It’s an act of descending a mountain face by sliding down a rope, which is attached to a body harness and fastened to an overhead projection, with sufficient friction provided as to make the speed descent and controllable.The only difference here is we will be rappelling down through a flowing waterfall, pouring water on us as we come down.

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Where: Near Manali, Himachal Pradesh
Height: 200 ft

9. Usarwardhani Waterfall

Nagothane is a beautiful hamlet in the Raigad district of Maharashta which witnesses huge inflow of visitors. It is a perfect place to unwind yourself and enjoy the mind-blowing spectacles. On the way to Nagothane, Musalman bridge is a must see place. This bridge was constructed by the Musalman kings when they courageously attacked the Portuguese in the 16th century. Being about 480 feet long this bridge attracts tourists mainly due to its unusual narrowness.

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Nagothane is also a major hub for rappelling adventurists. Small hillocks in Nagothane are the perfect places to carry out activities like rock climbing and trekking. White water rafting and rapelling are the other famous sports. This hamlet is frequented by bird watchers who spend the whole day in watching the rare and beautiful birds. Nagothane is a spot for nature lovers. Those who love serene secluded atmosphere can spend their leisure time here in the lap of Mother Nature and enjoy the lovely chirping of birds without any disturbance.
Winter is the best season to visit Nagothane.

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Travel Tips:

By Train : Nagothane has frequent trains to Panvel. Panvel through its trains connects the big and major cities.
By Bus     : Many state and private buses ply between Nagothane to Pune and Mumbai. From there other major cities can be reached.

10. Bekare Waterfall

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Waterfall Rappelling Also technically known as canyoning and canyoneering are more often associated with technical descents those that require rappelling (abseils) and rope work, down-climbing. An waterfall rappelling adventure sport is where you get down from a cliff/patch amidst the gushing waterfall.

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Travel Tips:

Where: Near Bhivpuri, Maharashtra
Height: 130 ft

Have A Nice Day In Waterfall Rappelling!!!…