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Best Places for River Rafting near Pune

 
  • Best Places for River Rafting near Pune

    Pune is a part of the Western Ghats and besides the serendipitous weather, the city is blessed with a myriad of serene attractions in close proximity. 

    Among the numerous places satiating the adventurous palates of Punekars, white water rafting is steadily gaining traction among the adrenaline-seeking fraternity.

    Popular river rafting destinations near Pune:

  • 01Kundalika River Rafting at Kolad

    A sleepy little village by the river, Kolad is fast rising as an adventure destination. A mere 113 kilometres away from the city, Kolad houses the one of the fastest-flowing rivers in Western India—the resplendent Kundalika River. Originating in a small town called Bhira, it traverses many curves before draining into the Arabian Sea near a creek at Roha. The river swells as the superfluous water from the hydroelectric plants at Bhira and Ravalje is released into it every morning. The resulting opportunity created for river rafting near Pune (and Mumbai) is a treasured one, and is open for adventure throughout the year.

    A 14 kilometre stretch of the river is ridden with exhilarating rapids, and is a blessing for those seeking to experience the rush of glazing over a few quick ‘uns. The presence of grade II to III rapids during summer make it ideal for beginners. However, come monsoon, the rafting experience rises a notch above than usual with grade IV rapids providing the ultimate blitz of adrenaline.
    As rafting in the Kundalika River is dependent on the outflow from the nearby Mulshi Dam, it is usually started at around 8.15 A.M. and being there on schedule becomes paramount. The best months to visit are from June to October.

    The hilly and rocky terrain of Kolad offers other adventure activities like waterfall rappelling, parasailing and kayaking. The weather is fairly pleasant throughout the year, and the air can be a touch nippy in the evenings. A couple of forts, lakes and a waterfall add to the magic of Kolad, and can be reached from both Pune and Mumbai to the only white water rafting destination in Maharashtra.

  • 02White Water Rafting in Dandeli

    Following the Western Ghats trails southwards, the virgin forests get thicker at Dandeli in Karnataka. A speck under 440 kilometres away from Pune, Dandeli is an overnight journey away into one of the most stirring water rafting experiences around. Kali is one of the many pristine rivers that take birth in the Western Ghats, and a certain 13 kilometre stretch is filled with bewitching rapids. One of the only two places offering white water rafting near Pune, adventure enthusiasts swear by the stirring experience.

    Treks, cycling, kayaking, canoeing and nature walks spotting crocodiles are a few many things you can indulge in during your stay at Dandeli. The months between October to June are tailor-made for some serious white water rafting, even as rapids up to grade IV and V take you on an aquatic roller-coaster ride!

    Well-connected by road, the nearest railheads are Londa, Dharwad and Hubli; while Goa airport which is 125 kilometres away is the nearest airport. So, if you’re craving for an experience that’ll remain etched for long, choose one these two picks for water rafting near Pune and Mumbai.

  • Thrillophilia recommended rafting tours near Pune:

  • 03Rafting in Kundalika River

    Rafting in Kundalika River
    • h2 Hours
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN15 reviews
    • supplier
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      Code: 4417008

    About the activity:

    • Delight in an adrenaline pumping experience along the rapids that are a located at Saje, a small village on the banks of River Kundalika. 
    • The remote hamlet is a short drive from Mumbai just 120km away and 100 km from Pune. Located in the virgin forests below Mulshi and Bhira Dams.
    • Spend two hours in this unique rafting site with multiple rides to beat the rapids as you get to body-surf, swim and have a great time.
    • Report at raft start point at around 08:15 AM. Have a short briefing session with the river guide. Collect your gear and equipment and head to the river. 
    • You can then embark on the incredible experience of navigating these rapids that stretch for almost 11km. Thrill yourself with this delightful experience.
    • This activity does not require any swimming experience and anyone above the age of 14 can indulge in the activity.
    • The site can be accessed by any local transport by road to take back the incredible memories as you embark this activity.


  • 04Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai

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    Kundalika River Rafting from Mumbai
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    • lKolad
    • NNNNN32 reviews
    • Nilesh Patil
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      Nilesh Patil

    About the Activity:

    • Embark on this adventurous river rafting activity this monsoon in Kolad, Maharashtra.
    • Start your journey from Mumbai from the Pritam Hotel in Dadar East at around 5 AM or you can get picked up from Yogi Hotel in Chembur at around 5.30 AM, Vashi Plaza at around 5.50 AM, and from Mc Donalds at Kalamboli at around 6.10 AM and continue your journey to Kolad. 
    • On the way to Kolad, enjoy a delicious breakfast and reach the rafting site at around 8.30 AM. 
    • Meet your guide and listen to the safety instructions carefully and gear up for the rafting activity.
    • Start your rafting at around 9 AM, which will last for 2 to 3 hours through various rapids of Kundalika river.
    • After the rafting activity, have your lunch and relax for sometime. 
    • Start your journey back to Mumbai at around 2 PM and reach your destination by 7 PM, depending on the traffic. 
  • 05Kundalika Eco Adventure & Rafting Camp,Kolad

    Kundalika Eco Adventure & Rafting Camp,Kolad
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN7 reviews
    • supplier
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      Code: 4162909
    • 2,250

    About the Activity with Details:

    Set on the banks of the wonderful river Kolad, off the Mumbai-Goa highway is the pleasant yet adventurous Kundalika rafting camp, Kolad. The striking aspect of this camp, is the fact that it’ll keep you on your toes from morning till it’s time for dinner. Adventure sports on the river, nature trails, village based activities, easy treks and night trails are some of the activities that you can try on the adventure front. Another enjoyable activity is the camp cookouts, carried out every season.You can embark on activities such as tandem kayaking, river crossing which will certainly give you an adrenaline rush like never before.

  • 06White Water Rafting in Vaitarna River

    White Water Rafting in Vaitarna River
    • h2 Hours
    • lMumbai
    • NNNNN15 reviews
    • Sameer Gosavi
      Supplier
      Sameer Gosavi
    • 20% Off1,500
      1,200

    About the Activity:

    • Brace yourselves for some serious 2-hour white water rafting experience in the Vaitarna River!
    • The dam-controlled river offers enthralling rapids tailored for a nerve-chilling experience as you raft through the rocky gorges.
    • Dive down the cliff and show off your moves, or revel in the Jeep safari and swimming in the beautiful Vaitarna River.
    • Engage yourselves in a variety of optional activities such as rappelling and valley crossing, and beat the heat with a waterfall in the vicinity.
    • The activity can be availed at 09:00 AM and 02:15 PM.



  • 07Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad

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    Water Adventure Activities and Rafting in Kolad
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    • Ravi Kumar Nayak
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      Ravi Kumar Nayak

    About the Activity:

    • The most exciting of water adventures awaits you at Kolad, situated over the Kundalika River, just about 121 Km from Mumbai. Flowing over the mountains of the Sahyadris, it indeed makes up for a stunning getaway adventure!
    • Post your arrival at the rafting campsite at around 08:30AM, you will be briefed about the dos and don’ts of water sports in Kolad. Post this, by 09:00 in the morning, get you rafting gears, hop into the enthralling waters of Kundalika.
    • Employ your adventure spirit and  witness the rapids crushing against the raft and increasing the thrill of the day. Continue On completion of this vigorous journey, return to the campsite by around 02:00 PM for a delicious lunch.
    • Post  lunch, you can also embark on various other adventures such as  kayaking, river crossing etc. 
    • After such an exciting day beside the Kundalika River and adventures like river rafting in Kolad, check-out from the campsite around 06:00 PM.


  • 08Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad

    Rafting in Kundalika River at Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN24 reviews
    • Ravi Kumar Nayak
      Supplier
      Ravi Kumar Nayak

    About the Activity:

    • Enjoy the fascinating rapids of Kundalika River which flows with a mesmerizing view from the Bhira Dam, the added inflow of high density of water from the Mulshi Dam Project makes Kolad River rafting package an ideal destination for white water rafting. 
    • This adventure quest will begin with your arrival at the rafting camp by around 08:30 in the morning and will take you through some of the strenuous rapids in the Kundalika River.
    • Following your arrival, you will be briefed about the safety measures for Kolad river rafting package and then will be provided with the required gears and equipment for Kundalika rafting. Post this, embark on a 10km rafting trail and challenge the roaring rapids! 
    • Upon completion; after covering 10km, get back to the shores and start advancing towards your onward destination. You can also avail other adventure activities like kayaking, river crossing, flying fox, rappelling and scuba diving at an additional cost.


  • 09Camp Stay and Water Activities at Kolad

    Camp Stay and Water Activities at Kolad
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN17 reviews
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 5474240

    About the Activity:

    • Let the abundant greens of Kolad welcome you with the magical expanse of the Kundalika River.
    • A quick drive from Mumbai and you will be relaxing in the arms of Kolad camping. 
    • Perfect respite from the tiresome city life, this destination will offer you all the simple pleasures of life and adventure too! Embarking on water sports in Kolad promises to be not only thrilling experience!. 
    • As you arrive on a refreshing evening check in at your destination about 05:00PM, after which your adventurous experience gets off to a wonderful start. 
    • It is here that you can start on various experiences such as Burma Bridge, Trekking, Treasure Hunt and many more such pursuits which will keep your adrenaline at an all time high!
  • 10River Rafting Adventure from Pune

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    River Rafting Adventure from Pune

    About the Activity:

    • The Kundalika River is the ideal destination for anybody hoping to enjoy the company of the green getaways of nature. 
    • Situated at only short drive from Mumbai, it is the favourite hotspot for anyone enthusiastic to escape the crowds of the city.
    • Witness the rush of energizing rapids, get invigorated by the shower of cooling water and let out the skill in you! 
    •  Enjoy an escape of a lifetime at the stunning Kundalika River and revel in the union with nature!
    • Covering a large stretch of 14km, river rafting near Pune will take you around 3.5 hours to complete. Get exhilarated by the jaw dropping, exciting rapids and challenge yourself to an adventure unlike any other!
  • 11Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities

    Kundalika Rafting Camp with Adventure Activities
    • d1 Dayn1 Night
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN6 reviews
    • Ashwini
      Supplier
      Ashwini

    About the Activity:

    The Kundalika rafting camp is the perfect choice for anyone looking to indulge in adventure in the green escapes of nature! Located at just a couple of hours drive from Mumbai, it is the preferred hotspot for all those eager to escape the mad rush of the city.

    The Kundalika rafting camp gives you a rare opportunity to engage yourself in a multitude of adventure activities in the engaging company of nature. As you take a quiet drive down to the campsite, you can check-in and indulge in the beauty of nature while munching on some yummy snacks and refreshing tea. Fortify yourself and embark on a vast range of activities like kayaking, river crossing as well as ziplining! Get your tired but excited selves back to the campsite and relish a delicious dinner before calling it a night. Next day indulge in rafting and other activities post breakfast.

    Note: Barbecue is chargeable at Rs. 300 for Veg and Rs. 400 for Non-veg

    Timings:Check-in: 03:00PM (Day 01) ; Check-out: 03:00PM (Day 02)

  • 12Kundalika River Rafting and Adventure Activities, Kolad

    Kundalika River Rafting and Adventure Activities, Kolad

    About the Activity:

    • Your exciting Kundalika River rafting adventure begins as you arrive at the beautiful campsite on the shores of Kundalika River. 
    • Check-in at about 07:45 AM and rejoice the beautiful feel of a quiet morning.
    • As soon you arrive, you will be commencing the Kundalika rafting experience, where you will encounter thundering rapids and undulating flow of water that will give you the much needed rush of adrenaline. 
    • Challenge yourself and rise up to meet the high point of excitement and head back to the campsite!
    • As you return, a delicious spread of lunch awaits you; relax your tired bodies and embark on the stimulating activities like river crossing, kayaking and ziplining. Your amazing session adventure activities and Kundalika rafting draws to a stunning close with a high tea, as you bid goodbye to the campsite and your experience.



  • 13Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad

    Monsoon Stay and Rafting in Kolad
    • d2 Daysn1 Night
    • lRaigad
    • NNNNN1 review
    • Sumit
      Supplier
      Sumit

    About the Activity:

    • Charge yourself and get ready for some thrilling monsoon rafting in Kolad. This tiny weekend getaway destination in Maharshtra is well known for its wide variety of water adventure sports. 
    • Reach Kolad in the evening at around 4 PM in the evening and relax and stroll around the area amidst the green surroundings.
    • Enjoy your dinner and go for a good night sleep because a day awaits you with full of adventure.
    • Next day, enjoy your breakfast and report at the rafting start point, where you will meet your guide. Until you gear up for the activity, listen to your guide carefully explaining all the important safety procedures.
    • Start your rafting activity and pass through some really tough and challenging rapids and get your adrenaline pumped up. 
    • Finish your rafting activity and head to your stay where a delicious lunch awaits you.
    • Check out from the stay at around 3.30 PM and end your tour with lots of adventurous memories.
  • 14White Water Rafting Adventure at Kolad

    White Water Rafting Adventure at Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN14 reviews
    • supplier
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      Code: 5372402
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      900
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    About the activity :

    • Gear up for the adventure of a lifetime at the white water rafting camp in Kolad, over the Kundalika River. Located at an easy distance of approximately 121km from Mumbai, it is the perfect weekend getaway and adventure destination.
    • The rapids over the river stretch over 12km and are mainly of Grade 3 and Grade 4  variety, which require immense precision in the presence of safety equipment and expert.
    • The hills and forests nearby make up for a stunning scenery where alonwith rafting, you can engage in nature hikes and treks.
    • Kundalika is the only rafting site where rafting happens for the entire year but the best season is from June to October. So, grab your oars and gear up for an exciting ride!
  • 15Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad

    Thrilling River Rafting Experience at Kolad
    • d1 Day
    • lKolad
    • NNNNN1 review
    • supplier
      Supplier
      Code: 1684582
    • 11% Off2,700
      2,400
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    About the Activity :

    It is time for adventure!Head for a thrilling river rafting experience at Kolad on the Kundalika River with your friends and family! Revel in adventure and excitement to the maximum! The exciting rafting experience at Kolad started a few years ago and now it is a year round activity for all those who love the water and any adventure associated with it. This is the only rafting facility in India to be operational all-round the year. River Rafting at Kundalika River in Kolad is about 4hrs drive from Pune and Mumbai. White Water Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad is controlled by the release of the dam water on the Kundalika River and offers Grade II and Grade III rapids. If the high adrenaline adventurer in you is craving for some hard core adventure, then head for an exciting river rafting experience in Kundalika in Kolad with your friends now!