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7 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling in India

Written by: Akshatha
Published: Wednesday, August 3, 2016, 17:30 [IST]
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The thrill is always there in trying out new activities, no doubt waterfall rappelling gives that extra push! Abseiling or Rappelling is a well-known adventure sport, but waterfall rappelling is still an upcoming sport in India. Waterfall Rappelling is similar to Rappelling except here the participants slide down through a waterfall with the help of a rope. In this article, let us know about some top places where waterfall rappelling is done in India!

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Chelavara Waterfalls Coorg

Chelavara Waterfalls is around 20km from Virajpet in Kodagu! It is one of the hidden destinations in the charming Kodagu. Waterfall Rappelling is one of the mind-blowing activities here as the enthusiasts slide down through the rushing waters. Descending through a waterfall cliff is not an easy task, many do it for the incredible thrill it provides.

Difficulty Level: High
Height: 150ft

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Kondana Caves Maharashtra

Both adventure junkies and nature lovers can enjoy the trip to Kondana Caves and Waterfalls at Karjat. Kondana Waterfalls look splendid situated near to Kondana Buddhist Caves. The adventure enthusiasts will love the adrenaline rush while doing waterfall rappelling in Kondana Waterfalls. Exploring the ancient Kondana Caves and the experiencing greenery around is a must during the Kondana trip!

Difficulty Level: Easy to Moderate
Height: 100ft

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Neer Gaddu Waterfalls

How can we miss out the adventure capital of India, Rishikesh? Yes, the picturesque Neer Gaddu waterfalls in Rishikesh is giving the adventure enthusiasts a run for their money! Beautifully cascading falls around 5km from Lakshman Jhula is known as trekking place and one of the best places for waterfall rappelling in India!

Difficulty Level: Difficult
Height: 200ft

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Bekare Waterfalls

Bekare Waterfall is one of the best waterfall rappelling destinations in Bhivpuri, Karjat. Waterfall rappelling is mostly seen as a recreational sport and Bekare Waterfalls is just apt for such a rejuvenating experience.

Difficulty Level: Easy
Height: 75ft

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Jogini Waterfall

A trek through the pine forests and apple orchards with the backdrop of majestic mountains takes us to Jogini Waterfall in Manali. A sneak-peak of the Beas River and Rohtang Pass acts as a visual bonus during this trek. Jogini Waterfalls is known as one of the top places for waterfall rappelling in India! The trail starts from Vashista Temple in Manali's Mall Road.

Difficulty Level: Difficult
Height: 200ft

Kundalika Waterfalls

Kundalika River is popular for water sports like white river rafting in Maharashtra. Also, the gurgling waters of Kudalika Waterfalls in Kolad is known for waterfall rappelling. Cascading down a hilly cliff in the Sahyadri Ranges, Kundalika Waterfall is a beautiful attraction. Sliding down through the rushing Kundalika waterfall is a challenge in itself.

Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Height: 150ft

 Top Places For Waterfall Rappelling

Ashoka (Vihigaon) Waterfalls, Kasara

Ashoka Waterfall, popularly known as Vihigaon waterfall is the place for the adventure buffs. The scenic landscapes and this seasonal waterfall serve as a perfect weekend getaway. Kasara is around 65km from Nashik. Vihigaon Waterfalls is around 23km from Kasara in Maharashtra.

Difficulty Level: Moderate - Difficult
Height: 120ft

Waterfall Rappelling is a modified version of rappelling. Instead of a rocky cliff, the participants slide down through the cliff of a waterfall. Isn't it an exciting sport? Yes, a certain level of fitness is necessary for this sport.

Tips For Waterfall Rappelling

  • Don't try this without an expert guidance; the harness should be stiff to hold you back until the end.
  • Better to go with adventure clubs who offer waterfall rappelling. They will look into the technical issues and also have guides specialised in the particular adventure sports.
  • Though it is seen as a recreational sport, waterfall rappelling is a strenuous activity.
  • Check with your fitness expert before opting for this adventure.
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