Looking for adventure? It’s not too far away. Be it river-rafting, jumping off a cliff, or climbing rocks, there are adventure sports in Mumbai that just need you to gather your belongings, your courage and get into a car. Try some of these in the coming weekend, perhaps?

Paragliding in Kamshet

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Photo source: Pixabay

You can up your weekend road trip game by not just travelling to Lonavala to chill, but by giving paragliding a shot. The meeting point for this adventure sport is Kamshet. The choice is between two forms of paragliding: the classic tandem {a shorter 10 minute session} and the instructional tandem {slightly longer, up to 15 minutes, in which the instructor allows you to take control of the glider}. Book it via Blue Bulb here, or you ca directly contact Nirvana Adventures. Find out more here.

Price: For classic tandem paragliding, the weekday charge is INR 2,499, the weekend rate is INR 2,999.

Time on the road: Two hours {approx}

Bungee Jumping in Lonavala

Photo source: Arjun Singh Kulkarni via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Photo source: Arjun Singh Kulkarni via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Della Adventure in Lonavala is an extreme adventure sports park where you can take the plunge {literally} and try bungee jumping. When it comes to bungee jumping, you don’t want to take a risk, but Della Adventure is known as one of the few safe places in India to take up the activity.

The height they suspend you from is 150 feet, and they have trained professionals and the appropriate harnesses you need before jumping. In fact, apart from just bungee jumping, the entire adventure park has other activities such as rappelling, swoop swing, ATV, and more.

Price: INR 2,500

Time on the road: Two hours

Hot Air Balloon Ride in Talegaon

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Photo source: Pixabay

Crossing off ‘hot air balloon’ from your bucket list is as easy as driving through the Mumbai-Pune Expressway. Book an experience online, and post reaching Talegaon {which is 30km ahead of Lonavala}, you will be greeted by a flying crew, the other passengers and some beverages. It’s an early morning ride which starts at 6am.

Price: INR 10,190 from Mon–Thurs, INR 11,755 from Fri–Sun

Time on the road: 2.5 hours {approx}

Canoeing and Rock-Climbing at Camp Lakeside

Photo source: Caroline Xavier and Akshita Sharma

Photo source: Caroline Xavier and Akshita Sharma

Drive down to Nilshi, where they have a day or two of adventure sports and activities by the lakeside and staying in a tent. The activities that you can do over here are rock-climbing, canoeing, archery, rope obstacle course and treks.

Check out more details in our recommendation here. Check their website here.

Price: NR 350 per head {only}

Time on the road: 3.5 hours

River Rafting in Kolad

Photo source: The Great Next

Photo source: The Great Next

Enjoy river rafting in the waters of river Kundalika in Kolad, which is about 3 hours away from Mumbai. You have to reach the campsite at 7.30am, after which you will be guided to the boat. You can either choose a day-trip or an overnight one in which they also provide for stay and food.

All the proper equipment such as life jackets and helmets are provided.

Book via this website. Price: INR 1,850 for 2 hours of rafting

Time on the road: 3 hours {approx}