Sunday, September 18, 2011

Kolad Tourism : Introduction, How To Reach, Kundalika River, Interesting & Important Facts, Main Attractions, How To Reach

Kolad Tourism : Introduction, How To Reach, Kundalika River, Interesting & Important Facts, Main Attractions, How To Reach


Kolad is a village, in Raigad district, Maharashtra State, India.Kolad, a thriving tiny village in the Mahad region in the state of Maharashtra, is blessed with natural foliage and luxuriant greenery. Situated at the backdrop of the majestic Sahyadris, Kolad’s magnificent valleys give it a picturesque appearance.
The greatest attraction of this charming village is the ‘Kundalika River’, which is one among the fastest flowing river in South Maharashtra. Water released from the nearby dams makes the river ever flowing. Kundalika riverbeds in Kolad are ideal locations for adventurous activities.
It is a spectacular location to experience the pleasure of white water river rafting. Kundalika River’s 12-kilometre stretch of exciting rapids will provide 2 hours white water rafting. Rafting through the river calls for extreme courage and bravery. Water rafting in the river reaches its zenith during monsoon season since the water levels are high.
Apart from river rafting this river offers other excellent ventures like Kayaking, Jungle Camping, and River crossing. Boating through the river is a real experience for any of the visitor and lush magnificent greenery around the riverbanks can be enjoyed by it. This scenic locale with the fascinating and amazing spectacle of nature is a recommended picnic spot for those who prefer to enjoy the lovely warmth of nature.

Fast Facts

District: Raigad
Taluka: Roha.
Famous for: Rafting
Languages: Marathi, Hindi, English.
Best Season: Jan - Feb
Weather: Summer 28-40°C, Winter 12-33°C
Altitude: 60 m
Pincode: 402109
STD code: 02194


  • Kundalika River
  • Bhira Dam (Tata Powerhouse Dam)
  • Dholwal Dam
  • Ghosala Fort
  • Kuda Caves
  • Tala Fort
  • Sutarwadi Lake
  • Kanal Avenue
  • Tamhini Falls
  • Gaimukh
  • Rafting
  • Jananni Hill

How To Reach

By Air
Nearest major airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is nearly 125 km from Kolad. Mumbai (Bombay) is well connected to all major cities in India and also connected to many cities abroad. Taxi services are the one direct travel possibility from Mumbai to Kolad.

By Train
Kolad railway station is in the Konkan rail line, which is connected to Mumbai VT station. Kolad is connected to all major cities in India through Mumbai railway station.
Railway stations near Kolad & Aerial Distance
Roha (ROHA): 10 km
Mangaon (MNI): 19 km

By Road
Drive Till Panvel & take a turn towards Pen just beforePune highway begins.
A 25 km drive will take you to Vadhkal Naka, where you have to turn left for Goa highway towards Kolad via Nagothane..

Weather & Best Time To Visit

Kolad has both hot and cold climates in a year. Summers (March to May) are hot and sultry. Monsoons (June to September) are accompanied by heavy rainfalls. Winters are during November and February and are characterized by medium level of humidity and warm cool weather.
Best time to visit here is from June to March. Rivers and waterfalls are good post monsoons.

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