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White Water Rafting


Have you watched white water rafting on TV? Wish you could have a go without having to go all the way to Rishikesh or Kulu Manali? Then, come out with us. Outbound Adventure offers you the opportunity right here in Maharasthra. This is a one-day trip on the Ulhas River (near Karjat) and is guaranteed to make you want more. You'll hit rapids like Upset, Bundo, Surprise, Zig-zag and many more. You'll learn to read the river and manoeuvre your way through rapids and eddies and stay afloat even though the river is churning your boat. Would you like to feel white foam slosh all over you? Would you like to bounce in and out of gushing water in an inflatable canoe or raft? Take up the challenge. Join alone, join with friends but Join up soon.

Cost: Rs 2000 per head (Cost includes: rafting and veg thali lunch at Van Vihar, Kondana)
Maximum number of people per day: 20
For a weekday (non bank holiday) rafting trip a minimum of five people need to join up. Call for details.

SHORT OPITION: If you don't want to go on a whole day's rafting, you and your group (of 20 or more) can do short sections of the river in batches, picnic by the river and visit the Kondana Caves or, do a combination of all these. CALL FOR DETAILS.

Customized trips: You can book a whole trip exclusively for yourself and your friends on any weekend or holiday, or any day of your choice. Call and ask about availability.

Booking procedure: Call 98201 95115 between 10am and 5pm and ask if there is space available on your preferred date and then make payment. Booking is only confirmed once your payment and form is received by us.
CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY: No cancellation by sms or email. You must SPEAK TO US to cancel.
Cancel more than 7 full days before departure - 90% refund
Cancel between 7 and 5 full days before departure - 70% refund
Cancel 5 to 3 full days before departure - 50% refund
Cancel less than 3 days to departure or No show - No refund
* For example, to cancel a booking for Aug 10th, more than 7 days before is Aug 2nd or earlier, 5 days before is Aug 4th and 3 days before is Aug 6th.

Travel: Meet at Kondana Village by 8.30am SHARP, if you are late the rafting trip cannot be held up for you and you cannot get a refund. If you are coming by train you should catch the 5.20 am local for Karjat from Mumbai VT/CST station. You can return to Mumbai CST/VT by the 3pm Karjat local. ETA at CST/VT 5.30 pm. It's best to come directly to Kondana by 8.30am. If driving use driving details given below.

Rafting gets over anytime between 1 pm and 3 pm depending on the water level in the river and the paddling capacity of the group. After rafting we come back to Van Vihar for lunch (and yes we arrange the transport back to Van Vihar).

Gear: For white water rafting/canoeing, you need a T-shirt, shorts, cap, aqua socks or canvas shoes (PT shoes), waterproof sun block (sunscreen), a set of light clothes to change into after the trip and a bottle of drinking water.

Driving directions:YOU MUST LEAVE MUMBAI AT 6 am TO REACH KONDANA BY 8.30 am. Get onto the Mumbai- Pune Expressway. Take the first exit, the Khopoli/Shedung exit and join the old Mumbai-Pune Highway. After 10-15 km you'll come to a sign board indicating a left turn for Matheran, take this left turn for Matheran. After another 12 km you will come to a crossroad (Called Char Phata) where the left turn goes to Neral and Matheran (and Dr. Modi's Health Resort), the right turn goes to Karjat station. Take the road going STRAIGHT over a bridge that goes over the railway line. About 1-1.5 km down the road you'll come to another junction (lots of rickshaws and Tempos parked here) take a LEFT turn on to the bridge. At the end of the bridge take a right turn. About 8 or 9 Km down this road will bring you to Khandpe village; here take a sharp right turn for Kondewadi village (the straight road goes to Anglo Eastern Maritime Academy AEMA). Go through Kondewadi Village, once you have passed through the village take a right turn at the fork (there is a milestone (usually covered in a garbage heap) that reads Kondewadi 0; the fork is after this). Drive another one km down this road and you will come Kondana . You'll see a couple of temples beside the road (on the right) opposite the temple isVan Vihar. Meet us inside Van Vihar by 08.30am. Remember the village to ask for is Kondana.

Other info:
* You need to be physically fit for white water rafting as this is a hands-on activity and everyone has to paddle.
* No joy rides. Everyone must paddle.
* Sorry, but you have to be aged at least 14 to participate.
* There is a weight limit of 85 kg. If you are over that please consult us.
* The time taken for each rafting trip is different because the water levels and speed of water flow each day is different. While we generally raft about 7-8 km of the river, some days the trip takes longer than other days, depending on the paddling strength of the team.
* If you decide not to eat lunch that's your choice. There is no difference in the cost if you choose not to eat.

*NOTE: All departures are subject to there being adequate rainfall and water in the river. OUTBOUND ADVENTURE reserves the right to call off the rafting if on reaching the river the water level is dangerously high or too low. In the unlikely event of the trip being called off on reaching the river, Rs 100 will be cut and the rest refunded. If we know in advance that the water level is not viable, you get a 100% refund.


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