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Vociferous Vihigaon waterfalls in the Western Ghats
Vihigaon waterfalls ; The Western Ghats of India has got many waterfalls and streams that offer wonderful opportunity for enjoying the water sports. The Vihigaon falls is a jewel of ted district Thane in Mumbai. To reach the waterfall you need to do small hiking through the hilly forest area. On the way you may get chances for watching the foreign birds. To get the extreme experience you should the waterfall in the monsoon when the speed of the water increases. Adventure lovers who want to enjoy rappelling are bound to get fascinated with the action packed in the activities. This place is actually a perfect weekend tour from Mumbai and Nasik.
Activities to enjoy
The water sports offered include abseiling, canyoneering and rappelling. The process is a safe and quick descends after climbing the steep rocky and slippery walls of the stream. Vociferous Vihigaon waterfalls are located in Kesara that gives you the chance of enjoying such water sports. But to get the full taste of the adventure you need to say good bye to the fear of heights. Rappelling activity is done in Ashoka, a waterfall which is at a distance of 12 km from Kasara. This extraordinary climbing of the rocks against 120 feet of flowing water requires great enthusiasm as the water hits the face strongly.
It is for those who is extremely adventurous and want something extraordinary to explore. River tracing is another activity that is done in deep valleys. Imagine that you are amidst the thick tropical forest ready to face the trials and surprises at every step. This awesome adventure is surely a lifetime achievement if you are brave enough to have such privileges for visiting exotic places. All activities would be discussed beforehand with you so that you may decide whether you could do it or not. The activities are based on weather and are subject to cancellation if the weather is bad.
Equipments used for activities
Rappelling is an activity that involves descending down the rock in a controlled manner from a slope. The equipments used are descended, high quality strong ropes, gloves, helmet and seat harness. Trek guide is there to help you understand the techniques.
Things to carry
- Carry a haversack to keep necessary things so that the hands are free to trek.
- Ladies need to carry a scarf while rappelling
- Camera is optional; you can handle it or not depends on you
- Some snacks, lemon and biscuits, and electoral water
- A torch is a must with extra batteries
- Flexible trekking shoes
- Plastic carry bags, required medicines and mosquito cream
- And most important a bottle of water
How to reach Vihigaon waterfalls
You have to Board the Kasara local train on central line from CST, Mumbai. After reaching Kasara, hire a local taxi to reach the Vociferous Vihigaon waterfall. The roadway connects Nh3 and Kasara, and then a drive of 5 km will take you to the spot. Kasara station or Igatpuri station is the nearest station to the waterfall.
Where to stay and what to eat
The village does not have any kind of restaurants or hotel to stay. There are few local people in the village who provide washrooms to change clothes and some traditional foods. But they should be informed prior to reach there. Simple but delicious meals are cooked by them which you could enjoy after an adventurous activity.
Vihigaon is getting popular and every year during monsoon tourist accumulates here to experience the rappelling activities. This mesmerizing waterfall is surrounded by heavy forest and is popular for rappelling which is the main tourist attraction. The local gram panchayat collects fee for entry and car parking. Along with the stream, Vihigaon village is also home to small dams that feed the waterfall, small mountains, green grass and rice fields. This place attracts tourists who are interested in enjoying exciting weekend gateways. A visit to this place is a must for a refreshing experience in the lap of nature. Basically Vihigaon is a remote adivasi village. Vihigaon tour can be completed within one day and then you can get back to Mumbai on the same day at night.