Kolad River Rafting

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Kolad River Rafting, Kolad Overview

Kolad is an instance of paradise for adventure enthusiasts. Kundalika river's 14 kilometer stretch of exciting rapids provide one, one and a half hours of white water rafting. The monsoon season tends to be the best for the adventure sport, though at times rafting pauses due to weather conditions.

Nestled in the lap of Sahyadri Ranges, the small village called Kolad is known for attracting people with adventurous streak. Offering a nerve pumping rafting expedition on Kundalika River, the activity takes place across two dams covering an approximate stretch of 12 kms. Bundled with raw beauty of nature, the activity is a perfect opportunity to let your fear fly off. The adventure over the easy flowing and abundant water is not only about fun but about a passion. Maneuver your rafts and get ready for an adventurous ride on Kundalika River invading through a tiny and rustic hamlet of Kolad adding punch to the ride.

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Availability of Clean Water

Yes, but it is advisable to ensure availability of clean drinking water in your custom package.

Availability of camping/shelter

The best way to fully enjoy this adventurous expedition is by camping. Although other options sch as resorts and bungalows are also available.

Safety Tips

Carry a compact first-aid kit just for safety. Stretch before you go in for the activity, and always plan the raft distance in your package carefully. If you are travelling with older people or children, find a suitable rafting stretch for them.

Things to carry

1) A compact first aid kit including medicines of importance. 2) Quick refreshments - energy drinks, energy bars 3) Bathing suits, shorts, river sandals, flip-flops, old sneakers 4) Waterproof camera bag, fresh batteries, waterproof lens 5) Plastic bags for carrying wet clothes

General Tips and Tricks

Kolad offers favourable weather conditions for rafting throughout the year. However, best time to ride on the waves here is from June to September. For first timers, December to March is a good time when there is no rain. Apart from that make sure you pay attention to all the instructions carefully given by the guide. Also prefer to go for the activity in groups of 4 or 6 asper the operator you choose. Timeout, Adventurekolad, and Trekdi are few of the operators.

How to reach Kolad River Rafting

  • Air: Nanded serves as the nearest airport to Kolad. One can hire a cab from outside the airport to reach the final destination.

  • Rail: With a railways station of its own, one can easily reach Kolad through train, located on the Konkan Rail line. It is directly connected to Mumbai CST station which is further connected to almost all the major cities of the country.

  • Road: Kolad is easily accessible by its neighbouring cities and town via motorable roads. Murud and Khnadala serves as the nearest bus stop to the village. It is also well connected to major cities like Mumbai (113 km), Pune (122 km), Matheran (116 km) and Kolhapur (289 km).

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About Kolad River Rafting

Cost of Activity : Starts from Rs. 1500 per person.

Difficulty Level : Medium to challenging/Garde II to IV Grade

Nearest Airport : Nanded

Nearest Railhead : Kolad

Nearest road city : Murud/Khandala

Region : Mahad region, Raigad District

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