Kolad is a village in the Raigad district of Maharashtra state in western India. It lies on the bank of the Kundalika river. It is located beside the National Highway 17 known as the Mumbai Goa highway. Kolad is known as “Maharashtra’s Home for White Water Rafting” and rafting is the best thing to do in Kolad and is also very popular.
Koladis a vibrant but serene place located near the Sahyadri Hills, while the Kundalika river, originating from it, flows beside it. The dam controlled Kundalika has proven to be a great hub for adventure sports as tourists and adventure seekers from all around the country flock to Kolad for a few days of adrenaline pumping adventures. The majestic forts, gigantic dams and umpteenth number of beautiful waterfalls provide an excellent resource for those who are not so adventurous or decide to take a day off of adventures.
Kolad has a favourable climate throughout the year with the average temperature remaining around 19-20 degrees. The best time to visit Kolad is from June to March. Kolad is very easily accessible as it is located on the National Highway 17, or the Mumbai Goa Highway. It can also be accessed using the Mumbai Pune Expressway. Maharashtra State Road Transport Corporation runs buses on a regular basis to Kolad and you can also avail auto-rickshaws to Kolad from Roha. Kolad is the first station on the Konkan railway line, and several trains connect it to Mumbai. The nearest airport to Kolad is at Pune.
Water sports are the main attraction of Kolad. Rafting is the best thing to do in Kolad, as it has turned into the country’s second best sought after rafting spot after Rishikesh.