Mumbai is the financial and entertainment capital of the country. Life in this bustling city can get too exhausting at times if you don’t take a break for long. If you are struck in a white-collar job where most of your time is spent inside a cubicle, then plan a trip and bring back the thrill that has been missing.
If you are fond of trekking and have also tried rock climbing in the past, then Dhak Bahiri Trek is a great option for you to fill your life with adventure and excitement again. The best part is that this 2-day itinerary does not demand too much time out of your busy life. You can experience the adventure of this journey over a weekend and get back to your work schedule on Monday. The two highlights of the tour are the trek to Dhak Bahiri Fort and rafting in Kolad.
Bahiri is quite challenging. Your fitness will be put to test when you climb almost vertical slopes of 70-degree gradient. Here, you will get to explore the fascinating Dhak Bahiri Caves – considered sacred by the local people. The journey will take you past thickets and steep slopes. Your first day on this excursion ends with a good night’s sleep at Z-BAC in Kolad.
Your second day is dedicated for rafting in the small village of Kolad. Over the past few years, it has developed as a hub for many adventure sports, and rafting is one of them. Kolad river rafting gives you a chance to experience the turbulent Kundalika River. As you will be riding up and down the currents, the adrenaline junkie in you will thank you.
This 2-day itinerary is filled with adventure, thrill, fun and excitement. You not only enjoy two action-packed sports, but also other things like road trip from Jambhivali to Kolad and the overnight stay at Z-BAC. If the above-mentioned things intrigue you then pack your bags and leave now!
Day 01: Arrival at Jambhivali | Jambhivali – Dhak Bahiri Caves – Jambhivali – Kolad
Your journey on this Dhak Bahiri Trek begins as you head towards Jambhivali.On reaching the small village, savour breakfast and gain the much-needed energy for the trek ahead.
As you begin your hike, you will reach the famous Dhak Bahiri caves. The caves are considered sacred, and are devoted to Lord Bahiri. While here, capture uninterrupted views of the twin forts of Rajmachi, namely Shrivardhan and Manoranjan. Inside the caves, you will find old vessels that have an interesting story related to them. It is believed that the person, who tries to steal these vessels, perishes. You can also challenge the Kalakrai pinnacle if you wish.
Trek to Dhak Bahiri Fort takes you past dense vegetation and slopes of 70-degree gradient. The challenging journey will demand you to use every muscle in your body to traverse the difficult path. After exploring the caverns, reach the base and relish flavoursome lunch, and later trek back to Jambhivali before the sun sets. Enjoy refreshments at the village, and then embark on a road trip to Kolad to reach Z-BAC.
Kolad lies about 120 km south of Mumbai in the Raigad district of Maharashtra. Over time, this small village, on the banks of the Kundalika River, has become a hub for adventure sports, the most popular of them being white-water rafting.Here, savour a hot, delicious dinner, and thereafter rest.
Day 02: White-water Rafting | Departure from Kolad
Wake up in the soothing atmosphere of Kolad, and enjoy light breakfast before heading out for rafting. As you try your hand at white-water rafting, the rapids of the Kundalika River will challenge your strength and determination. The powerful rapids of the river will get the adrenaline pumping through your veins. After enjoying this Kolad river rafting experience, have lunch and then depart for home.