Kolad is the most idyllic place for a weekend getaway in Maharastra. Located on the banks of Kundalika river, it offers endless options for adventure activities. About 130km from Mumbai and 120km from Pune, Kolad brings respite to nature lovers as well.  If you wish to take a break from the chaos of these cities, it’s just 2.5 – 3 hours by road.Also Read - Giant Carcass of 40-ft-Long Whale Washes Ashore at Maharashtra's Mardes Beach, Locals Click Selfies With It

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Kolad is a popular destination for river rafting; the fast flowing Kundalika river makes for a perfect spot to enjoy this activity. Its Grade 2 and Grade 3 rapids are perfect for novices as well as seasoned rafters for a perfect, thrilling experience. Remember to book in advance because the huge number of adventurers it draws at all times. Also Read - Sonu Sood Once Praised by BJP, Now Considered Tax Evader: Shiv Sena on IT Raids at Actor's Properties

Riverside Camping

If you wish to camp in the midst of raw, beautiful nature – stay a night at Kolad. They have tenting facilities and you can rent them according to your requirement. Apart from learning how to pitch a tent, you can participate in sports activities that are included in the package such as kayaking and river crossing.


Kundalika river offers a great opportunity to adventure junkies for zip-lining. You can enjoy the sport crossing the gurgling river while being harnessed to a safety rope; one of the best ways to get that desired adrenaline rush. You can participate only after attending a brief safety session with the safety experts and instructors.

Hiking and Trekking

The two forts (namely Talgad and Ghosalgad) and 26 caves in Kolad make for amazing trekking routes for the traveller. You get to explore carvings, natural ponds, and ruined temples, on your trekking trail – giving you a healthy dose of culture along with adventure.