Night shift part 1: Post-midnight guide to Mumbai adventures

  • Poorva Joshi, Mumbai
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2016 16:29 IST

Who said only Batman gets to have fun post-midnight? High-adrenaline adventure activities you must try

Midnight Cycling

A midnight cycling group in Mumbai

Hop on a bicycle and experience Mumbai’s seaside views at night with a guided tour. The 35km ride starts from Nariman Point, the southernmost tip of the city, and takes you all the way to Bandstand.

Time: 11.30pm to 5am; Dates: April 2 to 3 and April 23 to 24; Price: Rs 999; Register on:

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Stargazing by the river

Star-gazing can only be done far away from the city lights and pollution (Photo: Anne Dirkse; courtesy Wiki Commons)

Spend the night under a starry sky as experts guide you through the secrets of the universe. Organised by Beyond Earth, the session will be held on the banks of the Vaitarna river, away from the city lights and pollution.

Dates: April 2 and 3; Where: Vaitarna camp base. Assemble at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus at 12.15pm; Time: The session will begin at 9.30pm and continue till sunrise; Price: Rs 3,000 per head (including the charge for dinner and a camping tent on site); Call : 97695 68784

Midnight treks

Peth Fort

• Trek to Kothaligad fort, also known as Peth. The fort was used as a defence station by Sambhaji Maharaj (Shivaji Maharaj’s son) to store ammunition and weapons during war. Other heritage sites such as the forts of Bhimashankar, Rajmachi, Dhak, Sidhhagad and Prabalgad surround the fort, in case you are looking to extend your adventure.

Dates: April 16 to 17; All participants must board the Karjat local from CST station at 7pm; When: The trek will commence at 10pm, post dinner; Price: Rs 950 per person; Register on:

Peb gets its name from the locally worshipped goddess, Pebi

• Are you a first-time hiker? Try this easy trek to Peb, a fort situated around 56km from Mumbai. The fort gets its name from the local goddess Pebi, and the hill is called Vikatgad owing to its structure that is shaped like the head of an elephant.

Dates: May 14 to 15; Assemble at CST by 4.15pm and board a train to Neral. The trek will commence from Fanaswadi, a village at the base of Vikatgad; When: Participants will start climbing by 7pm; Price: Rs 1,050 per person; Call: 86920 86927

• Try the 18km midnight hike to Rajmachi hill in Lonavla and if you are lucky, you can even spot sambars and palm civets on the way. Also, cosy tents and a bonfire will be waiting for you on the hilltop.

Dates: Throughout April and May; Where: Western Ghats, Lonavla; Price: Rs 2,500 per person; Register on:

Midnight mystery trail

Sherlock Holmes has competition. Turn detective for a night with Mystery Chambers, a real-life game. You have to find your way out of a locked room with the help of hidden clues, logic and deduction skills. The goal is to get out of the room in under 60 minutes.

Dates: Every day starting April 2; Where: Bandra (W) and Lower Parel; When: 9.30pm; Price: Rs 4,200 for four participants; Visit:

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