Month: September 2014

Waterfall Rappelling At Bhivapuri

Location – Bhekare waterfall, Bhivapuri Nearest Railway station – Bhivapuri (Near Karjat) What is Waterfall Rappelling? Waterfall Rappelling is sliding down or descending waterfall with the help of ropes. Rappelling is also known as “Abseiling”. Rappelling is the one of the adventure activities which needs proper training & guidance from experts. Rappelling cannot be done without equipment’s; mainly ropes gloves, helmet, seat harness, descender (Friction Device). My Experience of Waterfall Rappelling After my thrilling River Rafting experience few months back, I was looking for another adventure activity. Recently I tried waterfall rappelling at Bhekare waterfall. It was one day activity organized by Mumbai Travellers. Well just like rafting, rappelling is also fun-adventurous activity. We started our trek from Bhivapuri, after a long walk in deep forest, we reached at Bhekare waterfall. I freaked out when I saw the height of the waterfall. The area around waterfall was slippery; it was mixed feeling of excitement and nervousness. But I was encourage by our mentor Mr. Raka, He gave us the basic information and demonstrated (how to …

My Accidental Visit to Vrindavan Studio

Location – Umargao/ Umbergaon, Gujarat Vrindavan Studio – Vrindavan studio is well known for shooting famous Indian mythological serials like Mahabharat, Ramanyan, Hanuman etc. Timing – 9.30 am -6.30 pm (No entry fees) My Accidental Visit to Vrindavan Studio – It was totally unusual; I was on my family trip to Daman. (My family hardly goes to any trip) On the way to Daman, we halted at Umargao Beach which is considered as the silent beach, but this time beach was different & crowded. Most of the shore was occupied by red & blue tents, horses, chariots, people and statues. After discussing with a few local people, we came to know; there is a shooting going on for Mahabharat serial. Without any delay, I made a quick move toward set where some of the crew members & actors were practicing their scene of Mahabharat War. The set was well decorated. The whole set was surrounded by the audience .It was a tough task for coordinators to manage public as well as shooting. After Number of …

Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Kanheri Caves

Location                  –          Borivali Nearest Railway station   –   Borivali Attraction Type Sanjay Gandhi National Park       –              National Park Kanheri Caves                            –             Ancient Buddhist Caves Why Sanjay Gandhi National Park & Kanheri caves are so famous? Sanjay Gandhi Nation Park (SGNP) – SGNP is one of the most visited places in Mumbai .It’s also known as “Borivali National Park”. Park has a large forest area especially famous for natural beauty, wildlife, various plants, lakes, nature trails and mini hiking experiences. SGNP is a pollution free area and a peaceful place to go away from the city chaos. Park is mostly surrounded by beautiful hills range. There are many services that park team offers like Cycling, Tiger & Lion safari, Boating and Toy train (Vanrani) ride etc. Vanrani (Jungle Queen) ride is around 30 mins toy train journey inside the jungle. Kanheri Caves – Kanheri Caves are one of the reasons which attracting tourists to the Sanjay Gandhi National Park. The caves are located inside the national park, around 7 km from main park entrance. There are total …

Mission Mumbai 50 – 50 Places to Visit in Mumbai

“It’s never too late to revisit a DREAM, realize previously abandoned GOAL, or take a leap of faith toward something you have LONG DESIRED. You have got a lot of life to left to live. So go out and start making it AMAZING” – Stephanie Cooper It’s true; I always dream of travelling and exploring new places, trying different types of food, experiencing things that I have never done before. But the true story is different; actually I have not done anything yet to pursue my passion. At age 25, after completing 4 years of my corporate job finally I realized and accepted something big is missing in my life. I have a good job which pays me well, comfortable routine, supporting family and friends but at the back of my mind I know, this is not how I always wanted to live or spend my life. I have been living in Mumbai for 4 years. Mumbai is the one of the most attracted tourist places of India. Tourists around the world spend their money …

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

Ganesh Chaturthi, the festival in which entire nation celebrates and welcomes Lord Ganesh.I always love the festival celebration because I get a day off from work and I get a chance to visit my home.India is one of the most religious countries. Indian celebrates many festivals throughout the year which bring them closer to each other. Lord Ganesh is considered as the god of beginning and obstacle remover. Ganesh Chaturthi is a major Hindu festival celebrated across the India, especially in the Maharashtra. The Entire nation celebrates and welcomes Lord Ganesh. The festival lasts for around 1 to 12 days, wherein devotees bring Ganesh idol at home and chants mantras, after prayers devotees share a prasad (sweets) among the people. Modak considered as Ganesh favorite food item. At the end, Ganesh Visarjan (immersion of Ganesh Idol) into water or river or sea is the part of the rituals. Each festival has it’s own mythological stories and purpose. Here is the story of how Lord Ganesh was born and how he acquired elephant head, which I heard from elders. Lord Ganesh was …

Kundalika River Rafting at Kolad

River Rafting is a word itself give thrill. I had my first encounter with Kundalika River for rafting activity in late 2013. My friends and I had planned one day to trip for river rafting. We had heard good reviews from others. Initially, we were a bit scared since none of us were not knowing swimming.We all were excited, finally the day arrived and it was Sunday morning.We hired a cab from Mumbai to Kolad. We started early in the morning around 5.30. The reporting was around 8.30. The route from Mumbai to Kolad was scenic and beautiful, but confusing. Thanks to the GPS system which helped us in finding right place. We reached before the time. The climate was cloudy along with slight rain. We ate hot pakodas and we drank tea. It’s always better to have some breakfast or light meal before rafting, since you never know how long it would take you to finish the activity. Finally, the activity started; we all were taken to the rafting start point, near Kundalika River. There were many …