Rafting Madness at Kolad Maharasthra
The emerald water glistens on the surface, the water looks calm, but as you course down the length of it, the Kundalika River picks up gradual speed; steering through unbridled water and precarious bends, with your heart racing faster than the water, you meet the rapids with all your courage, and suddenly, as a cold wave come splashing on your face, you scream with excitement on top of your lungs - you feel truly alive!
Rafting is one of those rare activities which can be enjoyed by all ages. It’s a perfect combination of adventure, stepping out of the comfort zone, wildlife, exercise, and above all, making memories of a lifetime with your friends and loved ones.
The River Kundalika has a perfect setting with up to grade 3 rapids, body surfing options, exciting descents, extreme beauty owing to its cascading waterfalls, green meadows with the picturesque backdrop of the Sahyadris, and all this while being almost a stone throw away from Mumbai!
08.45 AM: Rafting begins for about 3-4 hours (14 kms)
01.00 PM: Take shared taxi back to the start point (at own expense)
02.00 PM: Reach start point (optional lunch).
One-time rafting charges only along with all rafting equipment & guide charges.
Parking charges, changing rooms charges, etc.
Anything other than mentioned above.
Things to Wear
A comfortable pair of sport shoes with a good grip/sport sandals
Wind cheater/water proof jacket.
Things to be carried by you
Food (dry snacks, biscuits, theplas, parathas), plum cakes, fruits (banana), etc
Personal first aid kit
Cap, goggles, sunscreen, etc
A backpack to carry everything
Personal sanitary kit
Extra pair of clothes and socks or slipper.
Minimum age for rafting is 14 years (with parent/guardian’s written consent)
A typical raft carries around 8-10 participants and there is a trained rafting guide on each raft.
From rafting end point, you can opt for shared transport i.e. six seaters or autos which will drop you to the rafting start point where you have parked your vehicle. They will charge you ₹800-900 approx for the vehicle (not per person) which can be paid for on the spot
. At the rafting end point, there is a makeshift arrangement for changing clothes for which they charge you ₹10-20. Alternatively, you can come back to the rafting start point to change the clothes.
Atone, Maharashtra 410205