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Situated in the Raigad district, Kolad is an immensely beautiful village located in Maharashtra. It is majorly famous for its natural beauty which is inclusive of cascading waterfalls, green meadows along with a vivid backdrop of the Sahyadri mountain range. Apart from that what makes Kolad a worthwhile destination is the monsoon season, a time when the beauty of this place seems heavenly. Perhaps it is due to the monsoon and its ethereal beauty, why Kolad is also known as the Rishikesh of Maharashtra. 

For any adventure seeker, this place is a haven as one gets to taste that adrenaline rush by indulging in several activities like rafting, rappelling, and kayaking on the river Kundalika. Apart from the water sports activities, one also gets to indulge in paragliding and trekking here. 

Coming on to the timings, the best time to visit Kolad would be the monsoon season, .i.e., the months between June and October. During this time, this place looks absolutely stunning. Avoid traveling here during the summer season owing to the hot and humid weather conditions. 

Major Attractions In and Around Kolad

1. River Rafting

The fun of river rafting on the Kundalika river is just an out-of-world experience. The best time to indulge in this adrenaline-pumping sports activity would be the monsoon season when the downpour provides that extra thrust of adventure to the 14 kilometer stretch of river. 

2. Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls

These ghats are again one of the best places to visit in Kolad. Also known as Valse, the bewitching beauty of these waterfalls lies in witnessing the powerful torrent of water falling down. One can also enjoy swimming in the pure water of the pool. 

3. Ghosala Fort

Majorly known for its architecture and design, this fort is a great tourist attraction truly meant for history buffs. It is the architecture and the design of the fort that attracts a great number of tourists on an annual basis. The premises of the fort consists of prisons, two temples, dargah, parapets, stores as well as chambers. 

4. Sutarwadi Lake

It is a pristine lake with beautiful surroundings and a charming atmosphere. It won’t be wrong to refer to the lake as a perfect destination for bird watchers and nature lovers. 

How to Reach Kolad

To reach Kolad in Raigad district, Maharashtra you will need to cover a distance of about 1,513, 113, 2,048, 965 km from major Indian cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, and Bengaluru respectively. Here are the following details on how you can reach here by the following means of public transport. 

By Air

Deboard at the Mumbai Airport (BOM) which is located at a distance of 100-150 km. The Mumbai Airport aka Chattrapati International Airport is well connected with other Indian cities via direct and connecting flights. Once off the airport, consider booking a taxi to reach here.

  • From Kolkata - Board IndiGo flights from Kolkata Airport. The airfares start from INR 6,000-7,000
  • From Madurai - Board IndiGo flights from Madurai Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000
  • From Raipur - Board IndiGo flights from Raipur Airport. The airfares start from INR 4,000-5,000

By Train

If traveling by train, then you will need to deboard at Kolad Railway Station (KOL). It is fairly well-connected to nearby cities and towns. From the station, you can easily find a cab or a local means of transport like an auto-rickshaw to reach your destination.

By Road

Depending on your geographical location, you can also consider traveling here via well-maintained networks of roadways and national highways. For traveling, you can choose to reach here by state-run/private buses, taxis, or your own vehicle.  

  • From Lonavala - 70-80 km via SH92
  • From Lavasa - 129 km via Tamhini Road
  • From Pune - 113 km via Tamhini Ghat Road 

You can plan your trip and create your own route to the city with Adotrip’s technically driven circuit planner. Click here


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