Mumbai formerly known as Bombay is the financial and commercial capital of India. There are more millionaires and billionaires in Mumbai than anywhere else in India. It is in fact the 6th most populous metropolitan area on the planet and home to over 23 million people. It features a mixture of traditional old-world architecture and modern high rises. The world’s most expensive house aside from Buckingham Palace is actually in Mumbai, it is worth over 153 million US dollars. There is a lot to enjoy about Mumbai. This city offers fabulous art, history, culture, food and entertainment.
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Visiting Mumbai for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, the sheer amount of people that live here can make it quite intimidating. A lot of people means a lot of cars so be prepared to deal with lots of traffic and the noise that accompanies it. Mumbai actually led the way transport wise for India, the first bus service began here and the first train service ran between Mumbai and Thane.
There is a definite and obvious social economical divide in India and it is very apparent in Mumbai. Be prepared to be haggled to buy things and for money in general. Always ensure that you don’t carry much money on your person. This incredibly culturally diverse city is home to 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Elephanta Caves, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj and Terminus railway station.
The best way to get around Mumbai is by using their public transport system of buses and trains. A local rickshaw is also a popular choice. Mumbai experiences warm weather year-round with a period called the monsoon. Torrential rainfall called the monsoon falls from June to October with temperatures hitting a top of 83°F year-round.
Coming in at number 10 on our Tripio custom top 10 list is none other than an amusement park. You are always guaranteed to get your adrenaline pumping at one of these epic amusement parks. Essel World Amusement Park is the largest theme park in India. Spread out across more than 40 acres and offering over 70 attractions, there is something for everyone. Along with many thrill rides like Shot N Drop which launches you over 190 feet in the air, there is Top spin, Monsters in the Mist, an Ice skating rink, bowling alley and much more. Download the Tripio App right now and add it to your custom itinerary. The Tripio App makes planning your dream vacation and ticking off your bucket list super simple, get it now and change the way you travel.
What is more thrilling than riding around one of the most populated cities in the world on a motorcycle? That is why going on a motorcycle safari comes in at number 9 on our Tripio top 10 list. Enfield riders is an award-winning traveler’s choice motorcycle rental company in Mumbai. They offer motorcycle tours and safaris where a guide will take you on an adventure. You also have the option to just hire a motorcycle and go out and explore on your own. You must have a driver’s license and be over the age of 18.
Speaking of motorcycles, how about zipping across the ocean on a sea motorcycle, a jet ski! See Mumbai or should I say ‘sea Mumbai’ from a whole new perspective riding a jet ski through the ocean off the coast. Alibag Water Sports offer state of the art jet skis to soar across the ocean on. They will give you a quick rundown on how to operate the jet ski then you will be off on your way. Feel the wind in your hair as you push your jet ski to its maximum speed. Reserve your jet ski in store and head down to Alibag beach to board it.
Planning an adventure vacation is fun, however, everyone has a different idea of fun. Along with different thrill thresholds. The Della Adventure Park in Mumbai has everything that an adrenaline junkie could want. Della Adventure Park is the adrenaline junkies ‘Disneyland’. This is the largest extreme adventure park in India offering over 50 thrilling activities. Soar along India’s longest flying fox at over 1,250 feet or swing over 100 feet on India’s only swoop swing! From archery to paintball, abseiling/rappelling to off-roading and even zorbing, this place has it all. Do you dare? If you do then add it to your custom itinerary on the Tripio App right now or even save it to your bucket list!
Photo by @im.azm on IGSplashing in at number 6 is white water rafting. Dandeli is famous for one thing and that is white water rafting. Travel along the 115 mile long unpredictable Kali river. Navigate the currents as you travel past incredible lush scenery and jagged rock formations. The Kali river flows into the Arabian Sea. There are several companies that offer white water rafting down the river in Dandeli. Why not add it to your custom itinerary now on the Tripio App before you forget. Even if you aren’t ready to create an itinerary yet, give it a love heart on the Tripio App and add it to your bucket list. Let Tripio be your personal travel planner, wish list and travel diary.
Diving halfway into our Tripio top 10 list is scuba diving. We’ve shown you what you can do on the water, now let’s explore what’s under the water. DIVE India – Mumbai offers a range of scuba diving options for first time learners to experienced divers. Professional PADI trained instructors will show you all you need to know about getting out in the big deep ocean. Get up close and personal with the marine life and beautiful corals off the coast of Mumbai.
Kamshet is one of the best locations in India to go paragliding. The natural hilly terrain of the country gives you some stunning views. There are several different paragliding options available to suit your preferences and scare level from leisurely relaxing descent to a fast adrenaline fueled one. Due to the monsoon season, the best time to go paragliding in India is October through to May to avoid the wet season. Soar across the sky and get the view of a lifetime!
Dropping in at number 3 on our Tripio top 10 ways to get that adrenaline rush is rappelling/abseiling down a stunning waterfall. Join Trek Hievers for a 110 foot rappelling/abseil adventure down Bhivpuri Waterfall. The professional team will pick you up from Karjat Railway Station and will include breakfast and lunch. What an incredible experience almost worth traveling to Mumbai just to do. This is bound to please even the most experienced of thrill seekers.
Lingmala Waterfall Point is about a quarter of a mile’s walk from the parking lot. You have to trek about 200 steps to get there. Once at the waterfall which is best visited during the Monsoon season so there is plenty of water, you can jump off the cliffs. The cliffs are about 18 feet high, always check the water depth and jump at your own risk. The area in which you can jump safely is by the base and off the short rocks. You are likely to encounter locals who are cliff jumping so be sure to get direction from them. You can still visit the falls in other months apart from during the monsoon season, it just won’t be as great. This view is of the entire Lingmala waterfall, not the height at which you jump from!
1. Kolad Bungee
Coming in at number 1 on our Tripio top 10 adrenaline filled adventures is none other than going bungee jumping in Kolad. Kolad is a small village 3 hours south of Mumbai and is the adventure capital of India. Experience the ultimate thrill of free falling from 130 feet off a platform into the river below. Participants must be at least 18 years old. Are you ready to take the leap?
I hope you have enjoyed our Tripio top 10 ways to get that adrenaline rush in Mumbai. We all travel differently, that’s why the Tripio App is so great. Just download the app from either the Apple store or the Google play store and start creating your personal custom itinerary. You can even save activities, restaurants and places to your bucket list. All you have to do to get your personalized custom top 10 is by selecting your preferences then boom, in a few seconds, you have your vacation. No planning, no stress cause here at Tripio, we have done all the research for you. Start planning that dream vacation right now!
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