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"Maharashtra's Home for White Water Rafting"

Kolad Tourism

Famous for white water rafting, Kolad is a thriving tiny village in the Raigad district in Maharashtra. Known for its cascading waterfalls, green meadows and picturesque backdrop of Sahyadris, Kolad is gaining traction as an adventure sports destination with provisions for rafting, rappelling, and kayaking.

Kolad boasts of natural beauty which blooms during the monsoons. Known as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra, the majestic valleys and picturesque backdrops make Kolad a treat for nature lovers as well as shutterbugs. The river Kundalika is a big attraction here especially for people who interested in white water rafting. The Kundalika River is one of the fastest flowing rivers of the South which makes it ideal for water rafting and other adventure activities. Along with that, there are a couple of forts, dams and waterfalls which make Kolad a good holiday destination with something to offer to everyone.

Kolad is loaded with natural plants and lavish greenery and its wonderful valleys and marshlands give it a portrait-like edge. Kolad is popular for the abundance of waterfalls, rough topography and rocky mountains. Visitors can go for treks and other sporting activities like paragliding and parasailing.

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Suggested Itinerary for Kolad

Day 1- Arrive, check-in and rest. Then visit Sarasgad, Shri Bhalleshwar Temple and Zenith Falls.
Day 2- Visit the Tala Fort and Kolad Museum. Then go for river rafting and tubing.

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What is famous about Kolad?

Picturesque sites. One of the best white water rafting destinations in Maharashtra. Also known for its adventure sports.

What is not so good about Kolad?

Summers can be harsh.

Who should visit Kolad?

Kolad is a great getaway for people living in and around Maharashtra. A perfect place for people looking for adventure sports activities like paragliding, rock climbing, rappelling, mountain biking and kayaking.

What is the best time to visit Kolad?

June to March is the best time to visit Kolad. Monsoons are the most beautiful here while winters are very pleasant. March to May is too hot and sultry and hence must be avoided. A small but significant village in Maharashtra, Kolad has managed to win the heart of nature lovers, adventure seekers and individuals looking to relax alike. The town receives a tropical climate and is a delight all around the year; however many prefer to visit Kolad in the winter and monsoon season.
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What is the local food in Kolad?

Kolad has a simple and typical food options such as South Indian, Punjabi as well as Chinese Cuisine along with its very own local Maharashtrian cuisine. You can savor both vegetarian as well as non vegetarian preparations hereto enjoy more of local Maharashtrian flavors and spice try staple snacks such as the Vada Pav, Bhajia Pav, Misal Pav and more etc.
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What is the best way to reach Kolad?

Kolad has its own railway station which is connected to Mumbai and other major cities. Nearest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is nearly 113 km from Kolad. Taxi fares between Mumbai and Kolad are nearly Rs. 3000. Many state-run, as well as private buses, ply between Kolad and nearby cities - mainly Mumbai.
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What are the things to do in Kolad?

The top things to do in Kolad are Kolad River Rafting, Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls, Bhira Dam, Ghosala fort, Sutarwadi Lake, Plus Valley Trek. You can see all the places to visit in Kolad here

What are the places near Kolad?

The top places near to Kolad are Lonavala which is 42 km from Kolad, Lavasa which is located 31 km from Kolad, Matheran which is located 64 km from Kolad, Kashid which is located 31 km from Kolad, Mahabaleshwar which is located 71 km from Kolad

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Q. How is it to go in mid may? Will rafting be on during that period?


6 years ago
In May, the climate in Kolad can be very hot, so it is not the ideal time to visit. You will still be able to go river rafting, conducted in the morning. Please refer to the Best Time to Visit Tab ab (Read More)ove for information on visiting Kolad in May. You could also refer to the following link for information on river rafting in Kolad: https://www.holidify.com/places/kolad/kolad-river-rafting-sightseeing-2421.html
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