Kolad Tourism
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Kolad Tourism

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  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
  • District: Raigad
Kolad lies in Mahad region of the district of Raigad, which is part of the state of Maharashtra. This village is surrounded by Sahyadri mountain range which has rugged topography. Kolad is famous for waterfalls and trekking, especially during monsoon season. White water river rafting, kayaking, boating, river crossing and paragliding are well-known adventure activities in Kolad.

Jungle camping is also available at Kolad for travellers coming to this small village. In addition, this village has numerous tourist sites including Bhira Dam, Ghosla Fort, Tala Fort, Dholwal Dam, Kuda Caves, Tamhini Falls and Sutarwadi Lake.  

Kolad's Kashtashilp, which is also called the Kolad Museum, is situated within the village. This museum features various sculptures of Ramesh Ghone and others, which are made using bamboo and wood. Ramesh Ghone was a famous sculptor of the region, who carved royal tenets of Shivaji Maharaj, lamps and bas-relief carvings.

Mumbai International Airport, also known as Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, is situated at a distance of around 125 km from Kolad. Moreover, Kolad Railway Station is the first railway station built on the Konkan Railway Line. It is also considered to be the starting point of RORO or Roll On Roll Off service on Konkan Railways. Kolad Bus Station is directly connected with Mumbai, Pune and other cities in the state.

The village experiences hot summers and heavy rainfalls during the monsoon season, making these two seasons less suitable for visit. Winter season has low humidity and is generally cool, making it the ideal time to travel to the village of Kolad. Dusshera and Deepavali are the two prime festivals celebrated in the region during the months of October and November.


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Soumya Shrivastava

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  • Soumya Shrivastava
  • Lives in Pune
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  • 12 Reviews
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"River Rafting at Kolad"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
Kolad - It reminds me of splashes of energy, enthusiasm and passion to raft over the Kundalika river.
The trip to Kolad has been the most memorable experience of my life. Travelling all around Panvel, Nagothane, Pen, we finally reached Kolad at 9am. As we reached the starting point of our rIver rafting, we were thrilled to feel the enthusiasm all around.
We were ready with our Lifejackets, helmets and paddles on. Against the splashes we were paddling our way, creating some crystalline moments which we would cherish life long.
After river rafting we gorged on some vada pavs at the snack stalls.
Cost of river rafting: 1200/-
Time: 3-4hrs
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Konark Patel

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  • Lives in Surat
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"Adventurous Weekend Gateway"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Kolad is best known for adventurous activities mainly River Rafting - only one in India which remains open round the year. We visited Kolad especially for River Rafting in the month of August. River Rafting in Monsoon at Kolad is highly adventurous and recommended.
Kolad is somewhat 3hrs of distance from Mumbai. Having private vehicle is beneficial as one has to reach by 8. 30 a. M. For rafting.
Rafting takes around 3 hrs in total and is of 12-13 kms. Rafting in Kundalika river is one of the best experiences I ever had. River flowing in its full, flanked by lush green trees gives feeling of Amazon River. There are around 5-6 rapids in Kundalika river.
Most amazing part of adventure comes after rafting when everybody flaws in the river. Having a life jacket saves from drowning. It's incredible experience and every adventure enthusiastic must feel this.
Do not forget to dive into river from raft. It's one of the unsaid feeling of joy. Bring GoPro if have, as it ll be very useful in capturing the activity or else rafting guide can capture videos and pictures but ll charge hefty.
There are changing rooms available at starting point if rafting in various guest houses. We stayed in one named Pooja which even have some boat house like guest house. Different adventure activities like Kayaking, zip lining, rippling are also available in Kolad. One can. Stay overnight in camps and do some trekking in the vicinity.
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Roy George

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  • Roy George
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"1 Night stay at KOLAD - river rafting is adventurous"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 30, 2016
Let me tell you first, Kolad is a cheapest place to visit with fun filled environment. River rafting including stay & food cost you max Rs. 3000

We started from Kalyan at our own vehicle & reached Kolad (Sai farms / Jungle stay) in 3. 5 hrs. Sai farms has all those things which a sports person required or a couple.

Yes, badminton / cricket sets, football, Table tennis, fishing, swimming pool, 2 Doberman (Don't get panic) & a farm like stay / room (Don't expect a deluxe or suite there). Food was above average with veg / non veg to choose from. Air-cooler was available along with other service as & when required. No network connectivity at all, so stay calm without expecting any text or call :)

Next day early morning at 8 am we went for river rafting (after all that was the purpose of our visit) at about 18 kms from Sai Farms. Rafting can be experienced 365 days a year, the only place to do so.

This all comes with a package of Rs. 2400 (incl stay / food & river rafting). This all was arranged by Trip Platform (search Google for contacts)

Tips : Carry GPS enabled device & children above 14 yrs of age for rafting.
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Sharda Rebello

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  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Thrilling adventure sport"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 5, 2015
For those who cannot travel up north for some White Water rafting adventure, suggest you visit Kolad which is just 3. 5 hours drive from Mumbai. In Kolad, you will find the Kundlika river water rafting very thrilling and exciting. Covers almost 12- 14km stretch of gushing water & rapids and ends with a smooth floating on the waters of the river. Found a group of professionals who covers video and photography while you venture rafting.
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Saurabh

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Great adventure destination"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Sep 8, 2015
Had a great stay at Kolad which is 4 hrs driving from Mumbai. We went for an office trip and enjoyed the adventure activities especially water based activities like rafting, kayaking, rappelling etc. Rafting was fun and the best part was swimming in the running water (wearing life jacket). The rapids are excellent.
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Jigar shah

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  • Jigar shah
  • Lives in Valsad
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"Amazing & adventures trip"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Sep 6, 2015
If you interested real adventure and trill once visit Kolad at Kundalika river rafting. Camp site located near the rafting end point gives a beautiful view and direct access to the backwaters of. So much of adventure like river rafting, Kayaking and many more.
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"Adventure lover"

  • 5.0/7
  • Posted Jul 22, 2015
Good place for adventure lover. Kolad is about 134km from Pune. Kolad is good for river rafting and many more. Don't go on weekends and book directly before weekends and try to bargain also. Take one pair of clothes also. The rafting is something different from other rafting points.
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Jay Patel

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"Excellent water sport adventure place"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 13, 2015
Excellent water sport adventure place. It is recommended that minimum 4-5 people should visit together. Excellent river rafting place in Maharashtra along with river rafting many other water sports such as kayaking, zip liner, etc can be done by the group.
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Pramod Kadam

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"Adventurous and thrilling river rafting"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 5, 2014
If you are interested in real adventure and trill, visit Kolad at Kundalika river rafting. Campsite located near the river gives a beautiful view and direct access to the backwaters of Kundalika River. The campsite is equipped with semi luxury tents and has a spacious ground for outdoor activities. The forest and the river facing tents makes the stay memorable.
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Neha M

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  • Neha M
  • Lives in Mumbai
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"Amazing Mesmerizing Moments"

  • Posted Aug 6, 2013
A weekend getaway. This place is perfect package of everything, be it adventure, be it nature, family time or leisure time.
Water Rafting is the best part of this place. A medium grade white water rafting perfect for first timers. Amazing single lane road to the destination, greenery and flowers both the side makes the journey dreamy! We literally parked our cars and had a photo shoot for hours.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is yummy, hygienic and healthy. Right where you take turn towards Kolad from the highway it feels as if you have entered a new world.
Nothing to shop here as it is a small village.

Activities & things to do: White water rafting, Kayaking, cycling, walking, trekking, etc.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is best that you take four wheeler from Mumbai/Pune. It is just 100 km from Mumbai. Various Bus services are also available for the place.
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