Kolad Tourism

Kolad Tourism

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Destination Rating
5.6 / 7
165 Ratings & 93 Reviews

Kolad Info

  • State: Maharashtra
  • Famous for/as: Waterfront
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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Kolad Traveller Reviews

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Tanya Agarwal

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  • Tanya Agarwal
  • Lives in Lucknow
  • 4 Reviews
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  15195 readers

"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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  • Jay Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  13 helpful votes
  •  8340 readers

"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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  • Pramod Kadam
  • Lives in Pune
  • 1 Review
  •  10 helpful votes
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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
  • 7 Reviews
  •  10 helpful votes
  •  18428 readers

"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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Konica Lishoy

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  • Konica Lishoy
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  • 2 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
  •  20059 readers


  • Posted Feb 6, 2013
KOLHAD - A very beautiful place, Located in middle on the hills. its not very expensive everybody can go. Once you go there it has a magnetic effect you would want to visit again and again and again.

Kids will enjoy they have games, couple can go boating etc. Food is also good.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is excellent.

Activities & things to do: Loads of activities, you can play, read go boating etc

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Please guys once you are on the highway and you know you are close to the place be like the hawk looking for its pray if u miss you reach no where..
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Ankush Kaul

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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  20926 readers

"Nature and you"

  • Posted Jan 3, 2013
Its a wonderful place if you like quite and calm surroundings while being around nature.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: The raw nature and the river is all that is there, but my favorite part is that its less crowded.

Activities & things to do: Fun games organized by the resort, kayaking, basic rafting.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Travel is a concern and the best way is to take your personal vehicle or a cab. There are some ST buses but not comfortable.
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  • Abhishek
  • 1 Review
  •  7 helpful votes
  •  16758 readers


  • Posted Nov 30, 2012
The place was very beautiful. Greenery and atmosphere was gr8. The activities were nice as well. You get enough time to enjoy the activities.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Shall give 75/100 for food. It wAs hygienic. But no too tasty and very expensive. If suppose a lunch is not included den u will be charged around 250 per person.

Activities & things to do: Rafting was gr8. Awesome. Simply gr8

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: Preferably take your own ride.
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Anshul Gadia

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  • Anshul Gadia
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  20 helpful votes
  •  18406 readers

"An amazing time at kolad"

  • Posted Oct 12, 2012
Kolad is mainly a sleepy hallow in the rural areas of Maharashtra. It is famous amongst adventure junkies for the rafting activity in the river bordering this small village. As a result, several adventure resorts have strung up in the area affording cheap accommodation and food for anyone looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city life.

Food, sight-seeing and shopping: Food is primarily provided in the resorts themselves. There are no restaurants or food joints. The quality of food is good, though do not go there expecting fine gourmet cuisine. The resorts provide simple, home-cooked-variety fare.
Major attraction is rafting. Apart from that, resorts also offer other activities for minimal extra charge.
No shopping opportunities AT ALL! Even finding basic goods is a task, although, anyone going there goes to escape from all these in the first place!

Activities & things to do: Rafting, and several other activities provided by resorts separately.

Travel tips, How to reach, travel warnings etc: It is a short drive of about 2 hours from Mumbai on the Mumbai-Goa highway. You have to keep a lookout for signs pointing towards Kolad. It is quite easy to lose your destination in such a small place!
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