Rappelling and abseiling are sports that takes physical strength and courage, yet, it is getting increasingly popular with several destinations around Pune offering the ideal hilly terrain.
Do bear in mind that all adventure sports requires appropriate training, safety equipment and supervision at all time
Presenting a random selection of the popular spots with the adventure sport lovers of the city..
If you can imagine yourselves harnessed midway while clear water gushes down your body, the you should try waterfall rappelling. Panshet is considered one of the best places to try adventure sports like this, however, expert supervision and safety gear is suggested before you try this.
A drive to the historically rich Fort of Torna will let you in on the next spot to enjoy water sports. Also known as Prachandagad, it is one of the largest forts located near Pune. Monsoons are the best time to witness the wild blooming flowers, beautiful landscapes and waterfalls in full glory. A breathtaking, yet dangerous adventure sport, waterfall rappelling is ideally done in groups and under supervision of experts. The mystical area around the fort has great viewpoints like Budhla Machi and Zunjar Machi.
A trek to the top and then making your way down while rappelling through the waterfalls, this sport gives so much and all at once. The best time to enjoy rappelling is undoubtedly the monsoon. Dodhani waterfall is located at the base of Matheran hills and is easily accessible from Pune by road. Don’t forget to get your extra pair of clothes before soaking in the waterfall.
Known among travelers as a hotspot for bungee jumping, white water rafting and other water sports, Kolad also offers waterfall rappelling. A trip here with family and friends will give you both adventure and fond memories. With several resorts, water falls, forts, dams and other outdoor activities, it boasts of a calm and peaceful camping destination too.
A historically significant place, it served as a battlefield when Shivaji Maharaj fought Kartalab Khan for Umbarkhind in the late 1600s. Durshet, popular for its hot springs, rappelling, river crossing and rock climbing, it has an abundance of green all around making it exhilarating and inspiring. Apart from its waterfalls and trekking trails, Durshet also offers adventurous activities like rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing, etc.
Around a 100 km drive through picturesque lanes, hilly terrain and the sun is Karjat housing the state’s highest waterfall, Bhivpuri Waterfalls (20 feet) The other places like Kondana caves also have giant waterfalls to try your hands-on Waterfall Rappeling. Kondana Waterfalls is situated near the Kondana Buddhist Caves.
#StaySafe #OnlyWithExperts #All distances are indicative. Expert guidance and supervision essential.
#Curated by Loveleen Kaur for Pune365 and first published in August 2018. Reproduced in reader interest.
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