Kolad- Best River rafting destination
Location and Getting There:
State : Maharashtra
Distance : 128 kms S from Mumbai
Location : In Raigad District , In the Lap of Sahyadris
Journey Time : By road 3 Hrs from Mumbai.
How to reach there?
Route : NH17 to Kalad via Vadkhal Naka and Nagothane
By Bus: You can take ST Buses from Mumbai Central to Kolad
Best Time to visit Kolad :You can visit During Monsoon From June to August when you can see waterfalls rushing down the sides of every mountain. For river rafting and other watersports this is best season. Kolad is also coolest from November to February. During winter due to fog and mist the visibility is less so don’t start the journey early.
Kolad is a sleepy town of about 5000 villagers. The roads to kolad from Mumbai are full of twists and turns and ghats. But Kolad is the best white water rafting destinations in Maharashtra, known for its waterfalls and adventure activities, Kolad is situated on the Sahyadri mountain range in Raigad district of Maharashtra. The Kunda caves, Tamhini fallsand Bhira dam are some more places to visit. Besides river rafting, there are lots of other adventure activities like river zip line crossing, kayaking and canoeing. Riding ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles), paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking and waterfall rappelling are some of the activities that only extremely passionate adventure seekers opt for.
Where to Stay in Kolad ?
There are resorts and cottages available in Kolad that offer decent service and value for money. Tents, camps and caravans are also available for rent.
Doctors Farm :
Doctors Farm is also located by the placid kundalika.indulge in a bit of birdwatching,wander down nature trails or just relax by the river.
Tariff: Rs. 400/- per person Veg meals inclusive
Facilities : Boating, 15 acres of orchards
Reservation : Tel no.
Camp River Wild :
Anjali’s Whispering Grove :
What to eat in Kolad ?
What to do in Kolad?
Adventure activities in Kolad:
Places to visit Around Kolad :
The Bhira dam which is popularly known as Tata powerhouse dam was established in the year 1927 by Tata group. This dsam is highly used for irrigation purpose and the electricity generated from this dam is useful to several industries of Mumbai and Pune. River rafting in Kundalika river is mainly dependent on the water released from this dam.
Tamhini falls is one of the important tourist attractions inside Kolad.It is also known as valse . The place is frequented by tourists in monsoon season as the water gushes through the rocks and makes it a delight to watch. Swimming and playing in the waterfall is allowed. The ambience is full of green dense forest and plenty of species of birds which migrate from different parts of world.
Kuda caves are a part of 13 rock cut caves built up by the buddhist in between 1st and 6th century. Located in Janjeera hills, the caves are around 200 ft above sea level. Sculptures of two elephants at the entrance of cave and the elegantly carved idol of Buddha is the main attraction of Kuda caves.