White Water Rafting at Kolad Kundalika River Near Mumbai

Kundalika River near Kolad Village is about 144 kilometers away (See Kolad Road Distance) from Mumbai city on Goa Highway NH17 has the best white water rafting adventure sport with more such activities. Usually referred to as Kolad Water Rafting, which is a grade 4 and 4+ activity,It’s a one-of-a-kind non-artificial water adventure not very far from Mumbai.

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

Rafting at Kundalika River

Kundalika is a long-distance, narrow river that flows at the banks of villages like Kolad, Salav, Saje, Korlai, and a few others. The nearest village to Kundalika River is Kolad. People usually refer to this water sports adventure as Kolad White Water Rafting. This river gets its daily share of water from the nearest ‘Rawalje Dam’ every morning at around 8:00 a.m., which makes this rafting adventure possible. It’s all fresh water flowing from the Sahyadri hills connected to this dam.

That said, this beautiful river becomes an ideal rafting and other water sports adventure place, located about 135 to 140 kilometers from Mumbai. People from cities like Pune and Mumbai enjoy the 12-kilometer-long whitewater rafting via various adventure companies throughout the year.

Maharashtra Tourism also organizes this water adventure, but details are hardly updated on their website. So other private firms like ‘Wilder West Adventures’ and others arrange rafting and various other water sports, including air adventures at Kundalika river banks under the guidance of experienced and professional rafters from around India.

Kolad Starting Point
Kolad Starting Point

All Pictures Courtesy : Maharashtra Tourism and Harshal Oze.

Various packages like a 1 Day or Overnight Picnic can be selected with stay options at riverside cottage tents, for which charges range from Rs. 1600 to Rs. 3500 per person. Charges vary from company to company and are higher on holidays and weekends compared to weekdays. If you just want to spend a day river rafting and come back, that is also possible. Somewhere, it starts at Rs. 800 approximate (terms and conditions applied as per individual company norms).

Kundalika Rafting Group
Kundalika Rafting Group

Some of the other adventure companies are 360 Global Holidays, Trekdi Adventures, and a few more, which offer competitive packages to enjoy the Kundalika whitewater adventures near this Kolad village. Apart from this, many other activities like scuba diving, kayaking, ziplining, waterfall rappelling, paintball, mountain biking, jet skiing, river crossing, etc. are also possible here near Kundalika river banks.

Water Rafting Timings

The starting point is Saaje Village, and by 7:30 in the morning, one needs to be ready at the Kundalika riverbank starting point as directed by the company to start the thrill water ride. Usually around 8:00 a.m., Rawalje Dam water is released, which creates the natural force and water level required for rafting boat rides, which take about 2 hours to cover the distance of 12 kilometers in dense forest in a group of 6 people in a single boat. It’s a super thrilling experience for all those going to Kolad for the very first time.

Kolad Rafting Do and Don’t

White Water Rafting
White Water Rafting

Carry enough dry and comfortable clothes: shorts, sunglasses, sport shoes, some extra pairs of floaters, etc. Leave your jewelry, gadgets, etc. at home or at the resort you stayed at. Follow the age rules and do not consume any type of alcohol, drugs, etc. during this adventure trip. Listen carefully and understand all instructions and details about your safety gear from the experts who guide you before getting inside the zig-zag waves of a flowing river. Remember, fun is best until you do not cross the safety limits. Otherwise, incidents like the death of a 35-year-old young woman that happened in July 2016 while rafting on the same Kundalika river were shocking news for adventure lovers. The boat tumbled upside down while rafting in moving currents, leading to her death.

Reaching Kolad Rafting Point

Mumbai is about 140 to 150 kilometers from Kolad Village in Roha Taluka of Raigad District in Maharashtra, India. Take National Highway 17, which goes to Goa. The rafting point is at Saje Village, which is about 23 kilometers from Kolad, somewhere near Rawalje Dam. The below map will give you some idea of Kolad village, Saje, Dam, and the locations you are going to be in for those 2 hours.

Kolad to Rafting Point Map

Rawalje Dam Map

For all those who wish to do few of such water adventures being in Mumbai, H2O water sports is an ideal place in South of city. More water and mountain adventures, MTB Mountain Biking and all Adventures to be seen.

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