16 Offbeat Adventure Sports Near Mumbai

Adventure Sports Near Mumbai

The city of Mumbai is called the ‘Maximum City’ and the city never sleeps with activities happening night and day.

1. Sailing

If want to do something different then sailing is for you. The Sailing Club of Mumbai offers you an adventure like you have never experienced ever. Sailing along the Mumbai shoreline takes you as close to the old lighthouses which make for an unforgettable experience. The sea gulls totally captivate you, making it an event to remember.


2. Para-Motoring Flight

Now this is not your average kind of an adventure. But 10 minutes of flying in a small craft is pure fun to anyone who undertakes the para-motor flight. The thrill and joy of looking at the city below, changes your perspective and soaring like a bird at 500 feet in an aircraft without doors is something that you will remember for a long time.

Para-motoring Flight

3. White-Water Rafting

Want to  have some aqua fun then head to Kolad, which is the white-water rafting hotspot close to Mumbai. It lies just 100 kilometres from Koladand  is easily accessible from Mumbai via road and train.


4. Sea Kayaking

Off late Mandwa has gained quite a name for becoming a haven for water sports near Mumbai. What was once upon a time, just a small hamlet, is now a major water sports zone buzzing with canoes and kayaks. So let’s hit the water!


5. Scuba Diving

Hold your breath, literally!  Scuba Diving is all about breathing underwater using an artificial breathing apparatus. As hard as it may sound, Scuba Diving is the most satisfying underwater adventure. The Malvan Diving School teaches adventure enthusiasts the basics of diving, the technicality of using SCUBA equipment and the Diver’s Sign language. Scuba diving allows you to explore the wonders of marine life making this a once in a life time experience.

Scuba Diving

6. Snorkeling

A lighter version of SCUBA DIVING is snorkeling. This for those who want to explore the deep seas and is a major adventure activity in Malvan. It involves swimming on the brim of a water body. The diver wears a diving mask, a U-shaped tube called a snorkel and usually also wears swim-fins. It is possible to view the ocean bed and it is an awesome experience if you are near a coral bed.

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7. Glass Walking

This is a therapy of sorts as one is conditioned to walk on pieces of glass and taught how to balance one’s weight over the sharp edges. Glass walking is not for the weak hearted. One is also taught to train the mind and body to maintain an equilibrium which prevents one from getting hurt.


8. Jet Skiing

Many of us have driven a scooter or a motorcycle on the road. Well the same is done on water by riding on a jet ski which is an aerodynamic boat that is propelled by means of water suction. It offer a thrilling ride and is fun to zoom over the water. No wonder Jet Ski water sport is so popular in many costal adventure spots such as Mandwa, Alibag and Kihim beach.


9. ATV Ride

Driving on the road has restrictions, but what if the rules get bent a bit? Well that is exactly what ATV riding is all about. ATV quad bikes are pretty cool to ride and as the name suggests it can ride on any terrain without any traffic rules and all riders can show off the wild side of their riding. ATV riding happens at Della Adventure zone which can be found on the Mumbai Pune route!


10. Flying Fox

Here is something novel when it comes to adventure that is sure to make your heart pound! Yes, it is the Flying Fox at Della Adventure – the longest in India measuring a good 1,250 feet. Harnessed onto a cable, the ride loops to the other end at a massive speed which makes you feel to have lost a heartbeat or two!

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11. Bungee Jumping

If you want to Experience the term “Free fall” in reality then bungee jumping is the only option.Bungee Jumping is a sport in which one is made to jump from a certain height by using an elastic rope tied to the body of the jumper & so one does not feel gravity while falling from that height. Lonavla is one of the best and safest bungee jumping spots in India.

Bunjee Jumpimg

12. Paragliding

Soar into the blue yonder & give your passion the wings it deserves. Take thrill while Paragliding over Kamshet on the height where birds fly. Cherish the adventurous moment of being in control of your freedom to fly freely.


13. Mountain Biking

Biking on the mountains is the most cherished sport. The experience of riding a bike on a rough terrain high up on the breezy mountains is quite a feeling. The only thing this sport requires is precession and accuracy. Lonavla & Mahableshwar offers many avenue for Mountain Biking.

Mountain Biking

14. Rock Climbing

Afraid of heights, then this sport will help you to overcome your fear of heights. Climb up Rocky Mountains & give it all that you have got. This sport will keep you mentally & psychically fit. Many places in & around Mumbai are good for Rock Climbing.

Rock Climbing

15. Hang Gliding

Fly like a bird & see the earth beneath you. Hang gliding involves a huge Kite airframe to which the person flying is harnessed. Certain hilly regions around Mumbai are where Hang Gliding happens.

Hang Gliding

16. Angling

Fishing is really an interesting sport. This sport involves fishing done with the help of an angle or hook. Proper technique and alignment of angle is necessary. Bhima River and some water bodies near Lonavla & Khandala are very popular places for anglers especially during weekends.


About Author

Arjan Kripal
Arjan comes from a family of professional cricketers. His grandfather, father and uncle have all represented India. Arjan himself captained the Indian Under 19 Team, and has played first class cricket for Tamil Nadu. He is a qualified coach, a BCCI match referee and even holds a world record in cricket! Arjan’s cricket career saw him travel extensively across the world. He has since discovered that he has an insatiable wander lust and a flair for planning itineraries for family and friends – a love and skill that has naturally progressed into setting up Get Up and Go. Arjan is a certified scuba diver and has bungee jumped, sky dived and paraglided several times. He has been to every continent and corner of the world, reveling in exotic foods and myriad photo ops; from walking the Inca Trail in Peru, to swimming with Whale sharks in Mexico… Arjan has even come face to face with a Great White Shark in South Africa! “I want to share all my varied journeys with fellow travellers so they can experience, first hand, something that has been so rewarding for me.”