Famous for white water rafting, Kolad is a thriving tiny village in the Raigad district in Maharashtra. It boasts of natural beauty which blooms during the monsoons. The majestic valleys and picturesque backdrops makes Kolad a treat for nature lovers as well as shutter bugs. The scenery is a treat to the eyes. 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 Kolad a good holiday destination with something to offer to everyone.
Kolad is located at 130km from Mumbai(30km south of Nagothane) and 120km from pune lies on the Mumbai-Panvel-Goa Route is home to many farm stays and also adventure activity oriented stays.
Kolad is renowned for being the adventure hub for Maharashtra and White Water Rafting on Kundalika River is open for tourist throughout the year.
If you and your family planning to weekend gateways in Kolad, than you must experience these places:
1. White Water Rafting:
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.
2. Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls:
These are popularly known as the Valse and are one of the popular attractions of Kolad. Its modest peaks and lush greenery make it a quick addition to the list of favorites of all its visitors. The Kansai Waterfalls and hot springs at Uddhar are situated near this falls.
3. Kuda Mandad Caves:
This caves located 19kms from city centre. These caves are a part of the Janjira Hills. A group of 13 Buddhist caves, many sculptures, paintings and inscriptions can be found here. Stupas of the Lord can also be seen.
Other than these places you must also visit to Bhira dam, Ghosala Fort, Tala Fort, Gaimukh, Sutarwadi lake and city Shopping.
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