There are many small places for
rafting in India. Famous ones are in Rishikesh and Ladakh. Both locations are
in north India. What about Mumbai people? Where can they go for rafting and if
they want to go for short duration? Kolad is answer to these questions.
Reside in Roha district. Kolad is an
amazing weekend place to hangout with your buddies or family. Away from the
bustling city of Mumbai, Kolad gives the feel of small town full of greenery. To
reach Kolad, one needs to take old Goa-Mumbai road and head towards Goa. Another
way is through Alibaug. It is some 2-3 hours away from Alibaug. When it comes
to weekend holiday, all we want to do is relax and enjoy the weather. Adventure
junkie like me will think of all the activities one can do in a place. Kolad
will give best of both the world.
It has places for relaxation and
also provides adventures like Rafting and trekking. The rafting is done in Small
River where dam water is released to raise the water level. The ripples are few
but good for beginners. Rafting is totally harmless. Even if you fell in the
water, since it is not that deep the chances of drowning are minimal.
Kolad is covered with lush green
trees and small mountains; hence trekking in such area is pleasurable. As for the
stay, you can get options from cheapest to expensive. Best way to enjoy this
weekend trip is by staying in tent. Many places in Kolad provide other
activities like wall climbing, zorbing, zipline and many more.
Ideal time to visit Kolad is in
monsoon as greenery will be nourishing. For rafting post monsoon is best but
not when winter sets in. The water used in river for rafting comes from dam, rafting
is sometime open in summers too. Weather in summer will be like city weather as
it doesn’t reside on mountain or in north.
Forget those boring weekend gateways
like Lonavala and Mahabaleshwar. Explore other places like Kolad and Karjat for
some fun weekend time.
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