Kolad River Rafting is a one of the popular adventure activity spots in Maharashtra. Lots of adventure lovers rush to Kolad to get the super exciting experience of river rafting in Kolad. Read further to know about Kolad rafting charges, other costs & Kolad tourism information.
Location: Kolad, Mahad Region, Raigad District, Maharashtra, India.
Kolad River Rafting Charges:
The cost of river rafting in Kolad generally ranges between Rs. 1200-1500/- per person. Kolad river rafting charges generally do not include return transportation cost from the end point to the start point. The distance between start to end point is about 15 kms. So to get back, you have to book Rickshaws at the start point only. Rickshaw driver reaches to the endpoint and waits for you.
Information about River Rafting In Kolad:
Kolad river rafting is the main attraction in Kolad village of Raigad District. Kolad is a tiny village and indeed, a very interesting place located in Raigad district of Maharashtra. Kolad is located in the Sahyadri mountain range in Maharashtra. This place is relatively less known to normal tourists but very famous among adventure lovers. River rafting in kolad is a very famous among adventure enthusiasts. It is one of the finest adventure spots in Maharashtra.
Kolad is among ideal places for river rafting in India & is the top place for water rafting in Maharashtra. It is widely popular for its amazing waterfalls, lush greenery, valleys, scenic surroundings, pleasant atmosphere and various adventurous activities. Every year, a large number of adventure lovers visits this place to enjoy Kolad river rafting, especially in monsoon season![caption id="attachment_304" align="aligncenter" width="700"] Peace![/caption]
This place has rugged topography and also famous among trekking lovers. You can enjoy treks of different difficulty levels at one single place! Trekking along with river rafting in Kolad during the monsoon gives awesome experience. One can see splendid views of surroundings as this entire area remains covered with lush green vegetation. Jungle camping is another interesting activity which you can enjoy at Kolad.
Kundalika River is one of the major attractions of Kolad. It is one of the fastest flowing rivers in the South region which makes it ideal for water activities. Kolad River Rafting route is almost 15 kms stretch of rapids along this river provides an exciting river rafting in kolad. Monsoon season is the best time for river rafting when the water levels are high. Kundalika River current ranges between Class III & IV.
In addition to river rafting in Kolad, you can enjoy a large number of other water sports like river zip line crossing, kayaking and canoeing, Riding ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles), paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking and waterfall rappelling in the Kundalika River. The Kuda caves, Ghosla Fort, Tamhini falls, Bhira dam, Tala Fort, Dholwal Dam and Sutarwadi Lake are other places to visit in Kolad.
Other than Kolad river rafting, Kolad’s Kashtashilp or The Kolad Museum is another attraction situated in the Kolad village itself. This museum hosts different sculptures made using bamboo and wood. Ramesh Ghone was a popular sculptor of this region, who used to carve royal tents of Shivaji Maharaj, lamps and bas-relief carvings. The Dasara and Diwali festivals are celebrated enthusiastically in this village.
Best Time To Visit: July to February is the best time to visit Kolad as environment during this period remains pleasant. However, Kolad has the high temperature in summers and heavy rainfalls during the monsoon season. So winter season is the ideal time for river rafting in Kolad.[caption id="attachment_306" align="aligncenter" width="750"] Ohh look Banana Ride..No wait! its a Dolphin Ride!!! :P[/caption]
Time Required: If you are visiting from Mumbai or Pune then 2 Days are sufficient to enjoy all activities like Kolad river rafting, trekking nearby river & exploring villages.
How To Reach Kolad
- By Road: The Murud(43kms) and Khandala(75 kms) bus stations are the nearest bus stop to reach Kolad. You can take taxies from these bus stations to reach Kolad.
–Route from Mumbai (About 130 Kms): Take the Mumbai-Pune express highway → Then take sharp right turn on Pen-Khopoli Road (Before Lonavala) → Take Khopoli-Pali Road → Parali Village → Pedali Village → Cross Amba River Near Dapode → Balap → Again Cross the River → Sukeli → Khamb → Kolad River Rafting Village
–Route from Pune (About 140 Kms): Take the Mumbai-Pune express highway → Pass Lonavala-Khandala → Food Plaza → Take left turn just few distance next to Expressway Toll Gate → Take State Highway 104 → Reach Pen-Khopoli Road Junction → Take right turn at the junction near Mayuri Hotel → Take Khopoli-Pali Road → Parali Village → Pedali Village → Cross Amba River Near Dapode → Balap → Again Cross the River → Sukeli → Khamb → Kolad River Rafting Village
- Nearest Railway Station: Kolad Railway Station is the nearest railhead. It is the first railway station built on the Konkan Railway Route. It is also considered to be the starting point of RORO (Roll on Roll Off) service on Konkan Railways. Roha railway station is another convenient option to reach here.
- Nearest Airport: Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport-Mumbai is the nearest airport to reach Kolad. The distance between CSIA & Kolad is about 125 kms.
Eating Stuff: You can enjoy typical Maharashtrian cuisines in Kolad. There are also some good restaurants which serve Chinese, Punjabi and south Indian food.
Kolad Stay: Before doing river rafting in Kolad you should find a suitable room to stay in order to get rid of your wet clothes. There are some cottages & resorts in Kolad that offer good accommodation at reasonable price. Local people too offer homestays if requested. You can also find tents, camps and caravans accommodation in Kolad![caption id="attachment_307" align="aligncenter" width="750"] How about camping here? ;)[/caption]
Map to reach Kolad:
Attractions Nearby Kolad River Rafting Area: The Kuda caves, Ghosla Fort, Tamhini falls, Bhira dam, Tala Fort, Dholwal Dam and Sutarwadi Lake.
If you are an adventure lover, then this is the perfect place for you. River rafting in Kolad gives an unforgettable experience. River rafting along with other water sports makes your trip truly exciting!!
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