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1Ride the wild waters amidst raw nature
Ride the wild waters amidst raw nature

"Kolad is best known for adventurous activities mainly river rafting, only one in India which remains open round the year. River Rafting in the monsoon at Kolad is highly adventurous and recommended. Rafting in Kundalika river is one of the best experiences I ever had. The river flowing in its full, flanked by lush green trees gives a feeling of Amazon River. There are around 5-6 rapids in Kundalika river. Most amazing part of the adventure comes after rafting when everybody falls in the river. Having a life jacket saves people from drowning. It's an incredible experience and every adventure enthusiast must feel this," says HolidayIQ reviewer Konark Patel.

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2Mumbai to For the adventure junkies
Mumbai to  For the adventure junkies

Distance from Mumbai: 122km 

The monsoon showers promise you an adventure you will not forget! Check out what our HolidayIQ traveller has to say below. 

Sharda Rebello talks about her visit to Kolad. She says: “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 Kundalika 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 cover video and photography while you venture rafting.”

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3Kundalika River for a thrilling experience
Kundalika River for a thrilling experience

HolidayIQ Reviewer Jigar Shah adds, “If you're interested in real adventure and thrill 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 adventures like river rafting, kayaking and many more.”

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4Kundalika River, Kolad
Kundalika River, Kolad

HolidayIQ reviewer Soumya says, "Kolad - It reminds me of splashes of energy, enthusiasm, and passion to raft over the Kundalika river."

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5Rafting the Kundalika
Rafting the Kundalika

Throw on a life jacket and plunge into a rafting adventure you won't forget anytime soon. The river Kundalika near Kolad is at her best after the heavy monsoon showers and sets the perfect backdrop for trekking expeditions professional trekkers undertake especially during monsoon season

HolidayIW reviewer Soumya says, "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. As we reached the starting point of our rIver rafting, we were thrilled to feel the enthusiasm all around."

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Reviews (15)

Rikin shah

Rikin shah

1 review

A Trip To Dare Your Fear

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

Konark Patel

Konark Patel5.0/5

34 reviews

Adventurous Weekend Gateway

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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Recommended Duration in Kolad

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Kolad Overview

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, Maharashtra

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Konark Patel

Kolad, Maharashtra
Kolad, Maharashtra

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Konark Patel

Kolad, Maharashtra
Kolad, Maharashtra

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Ankush Kaul

Kayaking at sunset
Kolad, Maharashtra

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Konark Patel

Kolad, Maharashtra

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