A Place Where Its Just Few Kms Drive From #Mumbai, I Dare My Fear & Enjoyed One Of The Finest River rafting With a Group of Friends, Staff Where Well equipped & Trained, Had a Loads Of Snaps Clicked To Be Saved In Memory Forever
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.
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.