9 Best Adventure Sports In Mumbai, India - Updated 2024

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Nishi Jain
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Nishi Jain

Mumbai is the commercial capital of India. It is also known as the ‘city of dreams’, as people from all over the country come here to join their desired profession. This city belongs to everyone, to the glamourous celebrities, millionaires, artists, laborers, fishermen, and whoever wants to call it home. On one hand, this city has the most expensive house in the world, on the other, it has the biggest slum in Asia. Glitz and glamour are a very important part of the city, as it houses one of the biggest entertainment industries of the world, Bollywood. The city has energy, it is also known that ‘the city never sleeps’. Now, if you want some real adventure, you can try various adventure sports to challenge your nerves. Here is a list of the best adventure sports in Mumbai, India, to try during your visit.

1. Hiking Jambhulmal (from USD 32.0)

Sanjay Gandhi National Park is located in Borivali, the western suburb of Mumbai city. Here, you can hike to Jambhulmal Peak, the highest point of the city. Jambulmal trail is the most famous path in this city which passes through rocky hilly slopes, dense groves of Sita-Ashok trees, and small river streams. On a clear day, the highest point of this trail offers a gorgeous view of Tulsi lake, Vihar lake, and the regions of Dahisar and Powai. The trail is easy to follow, suitable for amateur hikers.

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Hike to Highest point of Mumbai Jambhulmal.

Duration: 6 hours

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2. Kayaking in Vasai-Virar

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Vasai-Virar is a small town that is a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region and is the fifth-largest city of Maharastra. It is located on the northern bank of Vasai Creek. The beautiful Vasai Creek is a part of the estuary of Ulhas River. This city is created by joining several separate towns. The ancient port town of Sopara was once a part of this region. Once here, you can try several adventure sports, especially kayaking. Here, you can book one of the exclusive kayaking trips arranged by the local camping tour operators. Enjoy a different view of Vasai Creek during your kayaking trip.

Kayaking in Vasai-Virar

Address: Gorai Beach, Borivali

Opening hours: 11am - 5pm (daily)

Price: 11.75 USD (850 INR) onwards

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3. Hot air balloon safari in Lonavala

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The small town of Lonavala is a favorite weekend gateway from Mumbai. This hillside town has amazing green valleys, serene lakes, stunning waterfalls, and remarkable caves. These beautiful landscapes look extraordinary from up above. Every morning, the hot air balloon rides start early in the morning and last for an hour. These rides are arranged during the winters and extend till early summers (October to May). Each of these balloons can carry six to nine people, depending on the weather. Enjoy an authentic 360-degree view of Sahyadri valley from the air.

Hot Air Balloon Safari at Lonavala

Address: Lonavala, Maharashtra

Opening hours: 6:15am - 7:15am (daily)

Price: 84.6 USD (6125 INR) onwards

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4. Skydiving in Aamby Valley City

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Posted by Skydive Aamby Valley on Monday, December 10, 2012

Aamby Valley is among the first destinations that offer professional skydiving packages in India. It is just two hours away from downtown Mumbai. Take a drive to Aamby Valley City to experience one of the most thrilling adventure sports of all time. The diving is supervised by professional trainers from the USA and Europe. You can try this sport even if you don’t have any prior experience. A training session of an hour is provided prior to the flight. Later, you are to be taken up in a plane for the jump. Skydiving can be done at any time of the year except the monsoon season. You need to wear comfortable clothing for this session.


Address: Aamby Valley City, Maharashtra 412108

Website: Skydiving

Opening hours: 8am - 3pm (daily)

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5. Trekking Lohagad Fort (from USD 79.0)

The mystic Lohagad Fort stands on a hilltop, very close to Lonavala town. This 18th-century fort offers a combination of history and an excellent hilltop view. This fort has witnessed many important dynasties. A mere two-hour trek is to take you to this fort. Most of the fort is still intact including its impressive entrance. On the way, you are to find lots of interesting wildflowers and meet a couple of monkeys.

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The Lohagad trek is a must-do if you're in Lonavala or Khadala for a weekend getaway. The difficulty level is medium, and you can easily reach the highest point in an hour or so. At the top, you'll find a small pond, a temple, and a mosque. However, the fun is while trekking this ancient fort, which allows you to take in the breathtaking views of the surroundings. Start early if you're coming here in summer, and the best time is during monsoon. At the beginning of the trek, several eateries are serving hot poha (flattened rice), tea, and other snacks. However, be sure to carry water and a hat and wear comfortable shoes. Entry and parking are free and there is a public washroom at the starting point. 

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Lohaga Fort Trek Private Day Trip From Mumbai

Duration: 6 hours

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6. Bungee jumping at Lonavala

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Posted by Della Adventure & Resorts on Friday, January 31, 2014

Have you ever wished to fly? To fulfill this fantasy, you have to visit Lonavala again. You have to visit Della Adventure Park to try out bungee jumping. A bungee jump requires immense precautions and prior training. You are tied securely with a long elastic cord before you jump off a great height. Anyone above the age of 10 can try this sport, but you need to have a minimum weight. At Della Adventure Park, you are to be guided by experts before your jump. This activity normally lasts around 7-10 minutes and is perfect to overcome your fear of heights.

Bungee Jumping

Address: Plot No. 130-1, Lonavala, Kunegaon, Maharashtra 410401

Website: Della Adventure Park

Opening hours: 11am - 7pm (daily)

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7. Paragliding in Kamshet (from USD 28.95)

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The small village of Kamshet is known as the paragliding capital of India. This small village is nestled amidst scenic Sahyadri mountain ranges around 100 kilometers (62 miles) away from Mumbai. A paragliding trip in Kamshet is to offer you a glimpse of the green hills and the small villages of this region. There are several points in Kamshet to start paragliding. You need to first join the professional fly school, especially if you are a first-timer. A single flight can last around 10 to 30 minutes. Various types of gears are provided by the flying schools, but you must carry your own sunglasses.

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Kamshet Paragliding Experience - Pune, India - Klook

Duration: 1 Day(s) Duration

8. White water rafting in Kolad (from USD 10.75)

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Visit the small town of Kolad to try out water adventure sports like rafting. River Kundalika is one of the fastest flowing rivers of southern India. Thus, it is perfect to try out river rafting here. Every morning at nine, the water of this dam-controlled river is released. After that, the adventure of whitewater rafting can be enjoyed. You need to book the river rafting activity at least one day in advance. The activity takes place only once a day, in the morning.

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White Water Rafting in Kolad, India - Klook

Duration: 2hrsDuration

9. Parasailing at Mandwa Beach

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Mandwa Beach is a popular weekend getaway from Mumbai, as it is directly connected to the city by ferry. It is also located very close to the tourist town of Alibaug. Various kinds of water-based activities can be enjoyed on this beach, like parasailing, kite surfing, jet skiing, banana boat riding, kayaking, etc. Professional trainers and equipment for parasailing activities are available on this beach.

Parasailing at Mandwa Beach

Address: Kolgaon, Maharashtra

Price: 13.82 USD (1000 INR) onwards

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Mumbai - the city of thrills

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In the city of Mumbai, people work hard and celebrate life even harder. Thus, there is no shortage of real thrills in and around the city. So, pack your bag and visit Mumbai to try these exciting adventure activities.

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