The Western ghats is full with short and swift flowing rivers. However due to uneven terrain, there are not may river rafting location in Maharashtra. However Kundalika river which lies hardly 100 kms from Mumbai and Pune provides excellent opportunity for river rafting. It is preferred one day weekend getway adventure destination near Mumbai and Pune. River Kundalika is fed by waters released from Mulshi Dam and Bhira dam and provides 9 km rafting location with class 3 and class 4 rapids.
The best time to visit here is the monsoon, when the water levels are good for rafting. However, depending on levels of water, rafting can be done rest of the year as well.
A number of Mumbai and Pune based adventure clubs organize white river rafting camps during monsoon near Kolad. The daily rafting charges are around USD 50-75.
Some of the clubs are:
How to reach Kolad:
Kolad lies on the Mumbai – Goa national highway. It is about 98 kms from Mumbai. The river rafting site is located at Saje village, 97 km west of Pune on the Mulshi-Kholad Road. Mumbai and Pune are the nearest international airports. Kolad or Roha railway station on the Konkan railway is the nearest railway station.
Sight seeing near Kolad
- Kansai Waterfall (about 7 kms)
- Hot Springs at Uddhar (9 kms)
- Pali Ganesh Mandir (13 kms)
- Trek to Sarasgad, Sudhagad
- Alibaug Seaface (35 Kms)
- Birla Salao Temple (52 Kms)
- Bhira Dam (46 Kms)
- Raigad Ropeway.(70 Kms)
- Murud Jangira(93 kms)
- Tamaani Ghats(Waterfalls)(48 Kms).