Kolad Kundalika Rafting Information

Adventure Activities at Kolad June 23 2015

Kolad a quaint village on Mumbai – Goa Highway has off recently captured the imagination of many adventure travel enthusiasts.

It is a good place to visit especially during the monsoon season for a short weekend break and most importantly a visit here will not drain your pocket.

Making your task easy, we at Tripplatform have listed out a few adventurous and fun activities taking place in Kolad which you can try and If you are in a group of friends you are sure to have an enjoyable time outing.


Trekking is a popular adventure activity among tourists visiting Kolad. Trips to the nearby hills and mountains in Kolad are a great opportunity for those who are new to trekking and can learn the special skills that are required.

The height and beauty of Sahaydri range provide enthralling opportunities for trekking. Trekking through this region gives an opportunity to the tourist to gain a deep insight into the immaculate beauty of the Sahaydri range and the bewitching flora and fauna as well.

Trekking is pretty safe in Kolad and most organizers will provide participants with required safety gear and safety instructions. A trekking tour will also give you a chance to meet and interact with people, indulge in photography and bird watching.


Kayaking in Kolad can be taken up as a recreational activity if undertaken on the still waters of the lake or can also be enjoyed as an adventure sport in the rushing waters of the Kundalika River.

Almost anyone can learn to kayak keeping in mind some easy safety measures and a little skill anyone enjoy this water sport.

Tourist can paddle down through the peaceful Kolad village and admire smiling children and the farmers at work. This is also an excellent opportunity to see village life at close quarters with the local people engaged in farming, fishing, duck rearing or simply just relaxing.

Flying Fox

Apart from other water sports, Kolad offers another fascinating sport called ‘Flying Fox’.

It is an interesting activity wherein you fly over the river with the help of ropes and other specialized equipments and land directly in the water splashing around.

This is an adventure sports activity involving a test of courage and focus and it also helps build team support and group dynamic skills.

River Crossing

River crossing is truly an epitome of thrill. This is another enjoyable activity and is liked by quite a number of people who are either looking to add a dimension of adventure to their lives or looking to try out new things or maybe just want to have some fun.

The calm water of the Kundalika River is an ideal place for a river crossing activity. A rope way is set across the river and you are secured to this rope using specialized equipments. This activity is done strictly under the supervision of expert instructors.

An amazing way to check your stamina, strength and learn the techniques of river crossing with the help of ropes and pulleys.

Booking for River Crossing activity please click on the link below



Scuba Diving

If you have never scuba dived before and would like to experience the underwater world and the magnificent marine life this is your chance to introduce yourself to scuba diving.

Scuba diving in the warm waters of the Kundalika River will bring you face to face with colorful and diverse marine life of the river.

Different from normal diving, Scuba diving requires equipments like an oxygen tank and a tube attached to a mouth piece to allow normal breathing. An excellent adventure activity for those who seek thrill and action.

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Stay Options in Kolad June 23 2015

Accommodation in Kolad is plentiful with a variety to suit every budget and every taste.

Almost all round the year travelers are usually assured of finding an accommodation, however come weekends or festive seasons or vacations you are likely to experience problems unless you book your accommodation well in advance.

Accommodations in Kolad can be categorized in the following types


Camping in tents

If you are looking forward to spending an adventurous vacation, camping in tents is possibly the finest way to enjoy the serenity of nature in the company of your friends and family. It is the best way to spend time in the lap of nature and forget the mundane affairs of an otherwise hectic life.

Whether it is luxury camping or normal camping in tents, Kolad offers everything for the adventure enthusiasts.An overnight experience at a campsite can prove to be very beneficial for both adults and for the growing and budding minds of children.

Also camping in tents is a recreational activity and has no age limit. Hence anyone who likes to explore nature can take up this camping experience.

Normal Tents

These are clean and comfortable normal waterproof tents, and keeping in mind safety of guests the campsites provide insect proof and snake proof tents which can accommodate at least 4 adults. Like these there are several tents of different sizes and shapes to choose from. From the campsites you can enjoy the sights of the Kundalika River and rafting in the pristine Kundalika River is a thrilling experience.

Luxury Tents

Campsites are also equipped with luxury tents and have spacious ground for outdoor activities. Luxurious tents are attached with toilets and showers and can accommodate at least 4 adults.


En-suite washrooms and insect proofing are some innovations of the tents at the campsites.

Power supply is available for lights and fans as well as for charging of laptops and mobiles.But there is no Wi-Fi or T.V. at these camps.


Campsites also have a few added facilities like Conference area for corporate meetings and training programs, separate dining facilities, a beautiful surrounding and yes a well trained team to take care of the safety and hospitality at the campsite.


During the monsoons and winter seasons travelers can spot a lot of migratory birds at these campsites and at these campsites there is no dearth of activities for tourist to indulge in as they have equipments for all adventure activities i.e. Rafting, Air gun shooting, Burma Bridge, indoor and outdoor games, etc.


In the evenings tourist can enjoy a bonfire and simply sing and dance to some latest Bollywood music.

Ideal For: Large Groups, Office Groups and for adventure enthusiast.

Farm Houses

A Farmhouse stay in Kolad is different from a typical hotel or a resort stay mainly because you get the comforts of a homely environment coupled with the surrounding forest and farms that make your stay relaxing and peaceful amidst the natural village atmosphere promising a nice break for you and your family away from the din and bustle of daily life.

Privacy is assured as most Farm Houses in Kolad are separate facing the Kundalika River on one side and farms and forests on the other.At the Farm houses one can get a glimpse of resident and migratory birds and small wild animals wandering around that would please the young and not so young alike.


Farm house stays are suitable for large families and their extended families and most farm houses here have a well equipped Kitchen.



There are different types of Bungalow accommodations in Kolad to suit different needs and can be booked according to your budget.

Private Bungalows are spacious with immaculate rooms and have all the facilities that are required for visiting tourist and can accommodate about 15 adults this is ideal for large extended families.

Tourist can enjoy a pleasant stay in these Bungalows which have plenty of greenery around and have wonderful views of the Kundalika River.


In Kolad dormitory accommodations are large and spacious with each capable of accommodating at least 25 adults and have Bathrooms and Toilets a few meters away. Dormitories are suitable for large groups like office groups and budget travelers.

A stay at a dormitory provides an opportunity to company employees to develop team building skills and as a group they can share adventure tales thrills and chills till they doze off.

Dormitories are available in A.C. and Non A.C. and are attached with all basic amenities.

Bamboo or Safari Cottages

Eco – Friendly Bamboo cottages is the best way to experience a different kind of a stay during your visit to Kolad and these cottages are comfortable and are equipped with all basic amenities.

These Bamboo cottages are similar to the bamboo huts in the North East of India, and are built on raised platforms and can accommodate at least 10 – 12 adults and are suitable for college students and low budget picnickers.

This initiative has been taken by a few house owners in order to conserve the environment and keep it eco – friendly, also these bamboo cottages are spacious and tourist can enjoy a holiday in peace and serenity while enjoying the views of the beautiful Kundalika River.

A few common facilities and services that are provided by most accommodations:

Most accommodations will provide food and sleeping arrangements for drivers and domestic helps if accompanying the guests.

Most accommodations in Kolad offer a per person package which is inclusive of all meals and a few adventure activities.

Most properties in Kolad are perfect places for picnics, parties, get-together’ s, family outings, corporate trainings and workshops, rest and recuperation and above all peace and solitude.

Activities at Kolad: Rafting, Kayaking, River Crossing, Flying Fox, Boating, Scuba Diving, Paragliding, Trekking, Bonfire, Barbeque and Fishing.

Outdoor Games: Cricket, Football, Throw ball, Badminton, and Basket ball.

Indoor Games: Chess, Carom, Pool table, Table Tennis, Darts etc.

So do not waste any time and choose an accommodation that is pocket friendly for you and satisfying at the same time.


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Timing of River Rafting in Kundalika River June 22 2015

River Rafting in Kolad started a few years ago and now has become a year round activity.

This is the only rafting facility in India that is operational all round the year the reason being water is released and controlled from the nearby Bhira dam on a daily basis the water is released at around 8:00 a.m. and the rapids that are formed are of grade 2 and grade 3 which is ideal for amateurs and experts alike.


Rafting trips start around 8:30 a.m. as the water is controlled by the Bhira dam, tourist must reach on time and start their rafting trip on schedule else they will face a possibility of a cancellation if late, due to the lack of water flow.

So tourist should reach the start point of the rafting at least 30 minutes before start time i.e. 8:30 a.m. After reaching the spot you will be given a few instructions of the do’s and the don’ts by the instructors.

The rafting stretch is about 14km long full of exciting rapids which will provide an exciting experience for about 2 hours in the Kundalika River.

We are also starting an Afternoon Batch for Monsoons in 2015

But this is yet subject to approvals and kindly check with us once at 9987501613 if afternoon Batch has started

Kundalika Rafting at Kolad

The Plan will be to have 2nd Batch of Rafting at 1:30 PM

Reporting time for 2nd Batch: 1:00 PM

Reporting time for 1st Batch: 8:30 AM

River Rafting Time for 2nd Batch: 1:30 PM to 4 PM

River Rafting Time for 1st Batch: 9:00 AM to 11:30 AM


Online Booking Link for Kundalika Rafting at Kolad


For Inquiries, Bookings Call: +91 9987501613 or mail us at tripplatform@gmail.com


The climate in Kolad is of a tropical type and being in the midst of the Sahyadri mountain range the weather is generally pleasant throughout the year so, one can visit Kolad ANY time of the year

So let’s have a look at the climatic conditions during the major seasons so you can plan your visit accordingly.


Monsoons (June to October):

The entire Konkan belt is blessed with heavy rain during the monsoons and this is the best time to visit Kolad for white water river rafting as the water levels in the river are high and the currents get stronger which makes rafting even more exciting and enjoyable.


Also during this time the entire Sahaydri range comes alive and the entire region is full of waterfalls and one can enjoy trekking through the waterfalls and lush greenery, for more adventure seekers they can indulge in adventurous activities like rock climbing, rappelling, river crossing etc.


Monsoons are also an ideal time in Kolad to admire a wide variety of flora and fauna; hear the shrill of the birds chirping or see colorful butterflies at work.

Winters (November to February):

These are also extremely good months to visit Kolad as the weather during this time is pleasantly cool and comfortable. Tourist can enjoy rafting, other adventure activities or spend time relaxing and visiting attractions in and around Kolad. As night falls it gets a bit chilly this is the perfect time to enjoy a barbeque or light a campfire and have a great time with your buddies.


Summers (March to May):

During summer the climate is hotter during the day, but this still does not affect white water rafting activity because rafting takes place in the morning at around 8:00 a.m. and ends by 11:00 a.m. So in no way are tourist affected by the summer heat and this is ideal for tourist who are on a one day trip. But this is an ideal time also for tourists who prefer lesser crowds and would like to relax, enjoy and experience Kolad all by themselves or with their buddies.

For booking details for river rafting in Kolad kindly click the link below

River Rafting at Kolad Booking Link


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Kolad, Kundalika, Rafting ? January 14 2014

This Post is for clearing some of the doubts about what is Kolad, What is Kundalika, where is Rafting done, when is it done ?


So you've heard recently from your Friends about River Rafting near Mumbai / Pune and are wondering where is conducted ?


Kolad ??? Whats that, never heard of this, where did Kolad come from ?


Kolad is a Village on the Panvel - Goa Highway, its blessed with the River Kundalika flowing through it.


Some pioneers a few years ago took a Raft and decided to go down the River, and Voila they succeeded :) They realized that even River Kundalika is suitable for Rafting Trips.


Well it wasn't so easy also, it took them more than a year to try various methods, various starting points, various timings during the day and finally they realized, Yes its not that easy but Rafting can be conducted at River Kundalika


The River Kundalika has amazing Grade II and Garde III Rapids which makes the Rafting tip really exciting.


But wait a minute, where did suddenly from nowhere in Maharashtra did we get such a Freely, Swift flowing River ?


The answer lies in the Hydro Electric Project controlled by the water released from the Dam.


That's the reason why Kolad Rafting is conducted at 9 am everyday EXCEPT MONDAY

And that's the reason why it can only be conducted at 9 AM and so if you are coming for Rafing at Kolad, you better be there by 8:30 AM


After 9:30 AM, sometimes it is not possible to do the Rafting as the water level starts going down, hence, Rafting has to start at 9 AM.


The scenery is beautiful and there are quite a few Campsites & Farmhouses that have come up for accommodation.


Do plan a Day Trip or ideally an Overnight Trip with some Bonfire & Barbeque at Night and next morning Rafting.


In other Posts, we shall clear doubts about Getting to Kolad and other Activities possible at Kolad




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