Kolad Tourism

Kolad Tourism

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Destination Rating
5.6 / 7
176 Ratings & 105 Reviews

Kolad Info

  • 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.

Best time to visit Kolad in the next six months

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Kolad Traveller Reviews

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Roy George

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  • Roy George
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 2 Reviews
  •  3 helpful votes
  •  402 readers

"1 Night stay at KOLAD - river rafting is adventurous"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
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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  • Sharda Rebello
  • 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
  • Cityslicker
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 33 Reviews
  •  43 helpful votes
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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
  • 1 Review
  •  1 helpful vote
  •  1044 readers

"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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Rebel Traveller

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  • Lives in Lucknow
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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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  • Jay Patel
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 5 Reviews
  •  14 helpful votes
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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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  • Pramod Kadam
  • Lives in Pune
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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
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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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Konica Lishoy

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  • Konica Lishoy
  • Lives in Mumbai
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  • 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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  • Ankush Kaul
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  •  8 helpful votes
  •  23472 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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