Navigating the rapids of the Mhadei RiverÂ
With monsoons in full swing it is time to ride the waves of the gushing Mhadei River amidst the spectacular jungle of the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary. GTDC commenced its white water rafting activity last week and the rafting season is expected to last until September this year. There will be two rafting trips held each day with the first trip starting at 9:30 am and the second at 2:30 pm. Each trip will be for 2.5 to 3.5 hours over a 10 km stretch on the river. The rafting experience is perfectly safe even for a beginner with highly trained and experienced staff on hand. Customers are fitted with the equipment and briefed by the river guides on safety instructions to ensure that they have a safe and memorable ride.
This year, the white river rafting experience promises to be different. For GTDC has tied up with a top adventure sports video company in the country to capture the rafting experience through a personalized video. There are also plans to offer a bus service for Rs 200 from Panjim and the Northern beaches twice daily to make the commute seamless.
Speaking on the river rafting trend, Nilesh Cabral, chairman, GTDC, said, “Goa has always been one of the best Indian destinations for relaxation offering a plethora of water sport activities. Out of the numerous sports, navigating the Mhadei River through our river rafting activity has been gaining immense popularity among tourists. Hence, this year we decided to associate with a top adventure sports video company to create personalized videos of our adventure enthusiasts braving along the Mhadei River, which can be taken home as a memorabilia. In future as well, we will continue to explore different tie-ups that would help us enhance the experience of our travelers.” The trip costs Rs 1890 per person including GST of five per cent.