Kolad is popular for white water river rafting in the beautiful Raigad district of Maharashtra. Kolad is well-known for its cascading waterfalls, green meadows, and scenic backdrop of the Sahyadris
Kolad River Rafting
Kolad river is famous for rafting and the fantastic Kundalika river. This rafting day trip will take you through the virgin forests below the Mulshi and Bhira dams, along a 14 KM stretch of the Kundalika.
Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls
Tamhini is a great place to visit during monsoon, especially for puneites. You can enjoy a stretch of 100 km from Chandani chowk to the Mumbai border from where the Mahad Area starts. It has beautiful waterfalls, a variety of terrains, tough ghats, jungles, lakes, and all the beauty of nature.
Ghosalegad Fort is located 8 km south of the Roha town on Roha-Bhalgaon-Murud road. This fort is in form of a narrow strip 20mt in width. This fort has a small hill with a narrow spur guarded by fortification. This fort served to keep watch on the enemy and the trade route from Maval to the seaports around.
Plus Valley Trek
Plus Valley is located in the midst of four towering hills. When seen from above or far away, the valley resembles a plus sign. It is lush with greenery and dotted with rocks, and during monsoon, alive with numerous waterfalls.
Sutarwadi Lake is situated in the backdrop of the majestic Sahyadris, the beautiful Sutarwadi Lake in Kolad is a bird watchers delight. In the pristine and calm ambiance of the lovely lake.
Tala Fort is a 16th century this fort was under the control of Adilshah of Bijapur. King Shivaji won this fort in 1648. In 1659 this fort was encircled by troops of Siddhi of Janjira when Afzalkhan had tried to kill Shivaji at Pratapgad, However, Shivaji killed Afzalkhan, and knowing this Siddhi also returned with the troops to Janjira.
Kuda Mandad Caves
Kuda Caves are located in the small village of Kuda, on the eastern side of the north shore of Murud-Janjira in south Konkan, India. These fifteen Buddhist caves are small, simple, and were excavated in the first century B.C.
Best Time To Visit Kolad
The best time to visit Kolad is from November to February. 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 AM and ends by 11 AM. 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 friends. 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 are extremely good months to visit Kolad as the weather during this time is pleasantly cool and comfortable. Tourists 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.