Posted: 21 Aug 2015 04:30 PM PDT
This is a perfect getaway for the monsoon, the season is painted with shades of green and cool blues. The river is paved with lush green trees cascading into the surrounding hills. Enjoy the amazing bumpy ride on Kundalika river where the rapids get your heartbeat going crazy. Its not like any other form of adventure.. because being on your inflatable raft is like having a rodeo on water.
This 100% adventure comes to life only 2 1/2 hrs drive from pune on kundalika river.
For bookings contact Rohan: 7350064961.
Kundalika is a small river flowing from the hills of Sahyadri to the Arabian sea. This river originates at a small town called Bhira, 150 km south east of Mumbai. The important towns located on the banks of Kundalika are Kolad, Korlai, Chaul, Roha and Salav.
River Kundalika is fed by the excess water from Tata power’s mulshi dam project on to a series of hydroelectric projects and dams, including Ravalje followed by Bhira and then dholvan, where the water is released in the morning typically at 6 am. the gush of the water reaches Sutarwadi at 7:30 am and water rises at kolad at 10:00 am.
River rafting activity:
Duration of the rafting experience is approximately 2 to 2 1/2 hrs hours (depending on the flow of water). The distance covered is approximately 12 km in the water in which rapids of grade ranging from grade 2 to grade 4 is negotiated. The start point for rafting is located at Vile below the Bhira dam and the reporting time for river rafting is 08:00 am.
Pick timing in pune
Between 5:00 am – 5:30 am
6:00 am – Head out of Chandni Chowk via Paud road.
En route quick refreshment with tea/ coffee
8:00 – 8:30 basic instructions
9:00 – 9:30 ground instructions
9:30 start the river rafting activity
12:00 reach the end pick up point
Change at the river side in our changing room tent.
1:30 lunch at a nearby restaurant
2:30 head back to pune
Stop at the Plus Valley view point
Reach pune at – 6:00 pm
Trip duration: 1 day.
cost: veg meal INR 2600 per person
non-veg meal INR 2700 per person
Minimum age – 12 years.
• travel and toll: pick up and drop off from our selected pick up points.
• meals covered on the trip: tea and light refreshments and lunch.
• river rafting gear – lifejacket and helmet, raft – oars (the complete set-up).
• mineral water for drinking throughout the trip.
• tour instructions and guidance.
• medical assistance if required.
• personal expenses (beverages, snacks, equipment)
• personal medication
• anything else that is not mentioned above ‘trip facilities’.
Things to carry: Its monsoon season, be prepared to get wet in the rains.
Please wear light weight clothing/ dry fits, jackets, track pants, pullovers, raincoats.
Carry one spare set of clothing
Caps and hats
Munchies and personal snacks
One liter water bottle
It is not compulsory for you to know swimming, non-swimmers can be safe with the life jacket.
Mr. Anand Munje and his team will be guiding us over this expedition. He has been working in this field for over 35 years and currently his team and Anand himself provide their expertise to the Indian navy (INS Shivaji – Navy engineering training center – Lonavala), National defense academy – Khadakwasla and other military/ airforce establishments like College of Military engineering – Dighi, Airfare station – Thane. Anand has himself trained over 700-800 trainers and holds 10 records in Limca Book of records.
For payment you can transfer it online to our account below or stop by our office at NIBM road to drop the cash.
Our account details below:
Name: Rivers and Ridges
Bank name: Punjab National Bank
Bank account number: 6631002100001031
IFSC code: PUNB0663100
Account type: current
Availability is first come first serve basis. Last day of confirming is 2 days prior to the event date, but please book your seats as soon as possible to avoid any disappointment.
For any questions, call Rohan: 7350064961. looking forward to seeing you all.
Team Rivers and Ridges.
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