Camping in Kolad, Maharashtra, India

Camping in Kolad

One of the most popular adventure getaways from Mumbai is camping in Kolad. Once a peaceful fishing village along the Kundalika river, Kolad has become an adventure hub in recent years, ever since it was discovered that the river has some of the fiercest white water rapids in Maharashtra.

Camping in Kolad: The location:

Kolad is located in the midst of the Western Ghats, surrounded by paddy fields, lush forests, and rolling hills. Every day of the year, water is released from the Bhira dam, and the slow Kundalika River turns fierce with the gushing water. This is when you'll be rafting! You’re going to be facing rapids of up to 13 or 14 kms.

Camping in Kolad: Kolad camping packages

A typical package for camping in Kolad also offers rafting on the river, as well as activities like kayaking, ziplining, and other fun outdoor activities. You can choose to book Kolad camping packages for overnight stays, or you can do just a day trip. However, when camping in Kolad, the best way to make the most of the location is an overnight package.

Camping in Kolad: Planning your Kolad camping trip

You can choose from a stay in delightful cottages or dorms or Swiss tents. You’ll enjoy lavish buffet meals, go rafting, try your hand at all kinds of adventure activity, and absorb all of nature.

Camping in Kolad: Weekend Kolad camping

Camping in Kolad is slightly more expensive on weekends. This is due to an increased number of people heading to Kolad every weekend. Adventurers from everywhere flock to Kolad to challenge the river and enjoy the tropical forests, especially during the weekends. If you choose to go camping in Kolad on a weekday, you’ll be able to able to avail of lower rates.

Camping in Kolad: Cottage stays

For Kolad camping, you can choose from a few picturesque campsites, some spread over 50 acres of land, located in the midst of hills or alongside the river. Snug in the lush greenery and fresh beauty of Kolad, you’ll want to never return to the chaos of the city. After battling Grade II to IV rapids, you can cozy it up in the cottages.

Camping in Kolad: Tent stays

For the cooler months, you can choose to stay in tents so that you’re closer to nature. You’ll be able to choose from alpine tents made to hold 2-3 people, or larger Swiss tents with cots and attached washrooms.

What to carry for camping in Kolad

Carry sunscreen, a change of clothes, a light towel, and sunglasses and a cap for the day’s adventure activities. Do make sure you carry light, long-sleeved clothing for the evenings, and insect repellent.

Best season for camping in Kolad

Camping in Kolad is good almost any time of the year. The monsoon is one of the best times to go camping in Kolad. During these months, the dry brown riverside village turns into a lush green paradise, presenting you also with a host of wildlife and birds. In the winter, the crackling bonfire and the cool air makes this a fun escape from the smog of the city. In the summer, you’ll enjoy the chance to cool off in the river.

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Overnight Stay in Kolad: Weekday Rafting and Cottage Stay
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Take off for a fun day picnic in Kolad this weekend!

You'll check in at tea-time, and enjoy a day on this sprawling campsite. Try your hand at Tarzan swing, Commando Net, and Burma Bridge, and end with a peaceful evening under the stars. When the day ends, you'll go to sleep in clean and comfortable riverside cottages with attached bathrooms.

In the morning, you'll enjoy a delicious breakfast, and then head out for a thrilling 2-hour rafting rafting session on the Kundalika. After that, you can dive into the river for a refreshing swim!

IMPORTANT: Each cottage is an 8-person cottage and you'll need a minimum group of 6 persons to book this.
    Inclusions
  • Overnight stay in non AC cottages
  • River rafting down the Kundalika
  • Rafting equipment like life jackets, helmets, paddles etc.
  • A professional and licensed river-rafting guide
  • Complimentary adventure activities (Commando Net, Tarzan Swing, Burma Bridge)
  • Evening tea and dinner on Day 1
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 2
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transportation to the start point and back from the end point (this can be arranged at an additional cost)
  • Parking charges at the start point and the end point
  • Any cost or service not mentioned in the inclusions
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Weekday Rafting with AC Swiss Tent Stay
Mumbai, Maharashtra
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Nestled deep in the greenery that surrounds the fishing village of Kolad, this campsite offers you a charming place to stay while you enjoy your rafting adventure. This power-packed package combines a thrilling rafting trip on the Kundalika, as well as fun activities on the campsite, such as kayaking, Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing, and ziplining. You'll also get all meals, a delightful evening campfire, and delicious meals throughout your stay.

NOTE: On long weekends and public holidays, the cost of this package will increase.

IMPORTANT: This cost is based on four people sharing one of the large A/C Swiss tents on the property. Prices will change if the number of travellers per tent changes. For 2 or 3 persons sharing the tent, the cost will be INR 4600 per person.
    Inclusions
  • One night stay in air-conditioned Swiss tent on quadruple-sharing basis
  • Room facilities: Attached washroom, cots with all bedding, basic furniture
  • All meals from evening tea on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • 1 rafting session of 13 kms or 2 hrs
  • Adventure activities: 1 seassion each of kayaking, Burma Bridge, ziplining, Tarzan Swing
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Any services or costs not mentioned in inclusions
  • Transport to and from the campsite to rafting start point (Transport to start point: INR 600 for a tum-tum shared by 7-8 travellers. The end point is walking distance from the campsite.)
  • Any additional meals or meals for drivers, nannies, etc
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Weekday Rafting with Cottage
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Spend a couple of days of adventure and fun on the banks of the Kundalika river. You'll be able to enjoy a thrilling 2-hour session of rafting on the river, but you can also try out ziplining, kayaking and river-crossing. Here, surrounded by greenery and cool breezes, you'll feel like you're miles away from the city. This trip is ideal for a quick getaway as it is easily accessible by road and/or rail from Mumbai and Pune
    Inclusions
  • One night in non-A/C cottage on twin-sharing basis
  • Room facilities: Attached washrooms, cots, all bedding, basic furniture
  • All meals from evening tea and snacks on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2 (Both lunch and dinner are vegetarian and 1 non-veg option too)
  • One rafting session of 12 kms (2 hours)
  • Zip lining
  • River crossing
  • Kayaking
  • All equipment necessary for adventure activities
  • All service tax
    Exclusions
  • Transport from the campsite to rafting start point and back from the end point (can be arranged for INR 1000 for 10 pax in 1 tuk-tuk)
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • An additional cost of Rs. 500/- will be applicable if AC is used.
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Overnight Tented Stay with Rafting-Weekday
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Book an action-packed trip this monsoon. You'll be be battling the Kundalika rapids for two hours on Sunday morning, but before that, you're also doing a whole lot more. Enjoy rappelling, Burma Bridge, ziplining, try raft building in the lake, or play a game of volleyball or cricket - all this in the green environs of your campsite. Spend the evening around a campfire before being served a delicious dinner. At night, you'll sleep in tented accommodation on comfy cots, listening to the wildlife outside.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Tented acommodation with external toilets
  • Meals as specified
  • Rappelling
  • Burma Bridge
  • Flying Fox
  • Raft building in lake
  • White water rafting
  • Campfire at night
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
    Exclusions
  • Transport from the campsite to rafting start point and back from the end point
  • Driver food charges Rs.200/- per driver
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions
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Rafting+Cottage for 4 (Weekday)
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Spend a couple of days of adventure and fun on the banks of the Kundalika river. You'll be able to enjoy a thrilling 2-hour session of rafting on the river, but you can also try out ziplining, kayaking and river-crossing. Here, surrounded by greenery and cool breezes, you'll feel like you're miles away from the city. This trip is ideal for a quick getaway as it is easily accessible by road and/or rail from Mumbai and Pune
    Inclusions
  • One night in non-A/C cottage on twin-sharing basis
  • Room facilities: Attached washrooms, cots, all bedding, basic furniture
  • All meals from evening tea and snacks on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2 (Both lunch and dinner are vegetarian and 1 non-veg option too)
  • One rafting session of 12 kms (2 hours)
  • Zip lining
  • River crossing
  • Kayaking
  • All equipment necessary for adventure activities
  • All service tax
    Exclusions
  • Transport from the campsite to rafting start point and back from the end point (can be arranged for INR 1000 for 10 pax in 1 tuk-tuk)
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions
  • An additional cost of Rs. 500/- will be applicable if AC is used.
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Weekday on the Kundalika-Warli Cottage
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Book an action-packed trip this monsoon. You'll be be battling the Kundalika rapids for two hours on Sunday morning, but before that, you're also doing a whole lot more. Enjoy rappelling, Burma Bridge, ziplining, try raft building in the lake, or play a game of volleyball or cricket - all this in the green environs of your campsite. Spend the evening around a campfire before being served a delicious dinner. At night, you'll sleep in cozy Warli cottage, listening to the wildlife outside.

IMPORTANT: This is not a fixed departure trip, so a minimum group size of 4 pax is required to make a booking.
    Inclusions
  • Stay in non-AC Warli cottages
  • Meals as specified
  • Rappelling
  • Burma Bridge
  • Flying Fox
  • Raft building in lake
  • White water rafting
  • Campfire at night
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
    Exclusions
  • Transport from the campsite to rafting start point and back from the end point
  • Driver food charges Rs.200/- per driver
  • Any cost or services not mentioned in the inclusions
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Weekday Rafting with Tent Stay
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Escape to the riverside paradise of Kolad where you and your friends take on the churning waters of the Kundalika. This rafting escape puts you face-to-face with grade II to grade IV rapids, and will leave you drenched!

You'll have a chance to try your hand at other adventure activities like wall climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, Tarzan Swing, amongst others. At night, you'll dig into a lavish buffet meal and settle into your comfortable air-cooled tents with concrete walls and attached washrooms.

IMPORTANT: You need a minimum group size of 4 pax to make this booking.
    Inclusions
  • Rafting session of 2.5 hrs on Kundalika river
  • All required rafting equipment: life jacket, helmet, paddle
  • Safety kayak or second raft for support
  • A professional and licensed river-rafting guide
  • Lemon juice and biscuits after rafting
  • Accommodation for one night in an air-cooled tent with concrete walls on quadruple-sharing basis
  • In room facilities: Attached washroom with geyser, 4 single beds with all blankets and linen
  • Elaborate buffet meals from high tea on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2 (veg and non-veg)
  • Adventure activities: Wall climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, trekking, treasure hunt, foot cricket, dodge ball, target shooting
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite to start/end point (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 800-1000, round-trip, for a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Lunch on Day 1 (can be arranged for INR 450 per person)
  • Any additional meals, beverages or snacks
  • Raft-building and rowing: INR 400 per person
  • River crossing: INR 200 per person
  • Zipline: INR 350 per person
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Weekday Rafting with Cottage Stay
Kolad, Maharashtra
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Escape the concrete jungle and head to riverside destination of Kolad, where the real trees and birds surround you, and plenty of fun awaits. You'll spend two hours battling the swirling rapids of the Kundalika river, tackling Grade III to IV rapids, and ending with a dip in the calmer stretches of the river.

While rafting is the highlight of this trip, there's a lot to do on the campsite too. You'll spend the rest of the day trying your hand at adventure activities like wall climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, target shooting, and more. In the evening, you'll spend time with friends and loved ones, relaxing in these beautiful environs, before digging into a delicious buffet dinner. At night, you'll retire to comfortable air-conditioned cottages.
    Inclusions
  • Rafting session of 2.5 hrs on Kundalika river
  • All required rafting equipment: life jacket, helmet, paddle
  • Safety kayak or second raft for support
  • A professional and licensed river-rafting guide
  • Lemon juice and biscuits after rafting
  • Accommodation for one night in an air-conditioned cottage on twin-sharing basis
  • In room facilities: Attached washroom with geyser, television, tea/coffee maker, double bed with all blankets and linen
  • Elaborate buffet meals from high tea on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2 (veg and non-veg)
  • Adventure activities: Wall climbing, rappelling, Burma Bridge, trekking, treasure hunt, foot cricket, dodge ball, target shooting
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Transport to and from campsite to start/end point (can be arranged at an additional cost of INR 800-1000, round-trip, for a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Lunch on Day 1 (can be arranged for INR 450 per person)
  • Additional person in room (cost changes to INR 4830 per person on triple sharing basis)
  • Any additional meals, beverages or snacks
  • Raft-building and rowing: INR 400 per person
  • River crossing: INR 200 per person
  • Zipline: INR 350 per person
  • Cycling: INR 100 per person (1 hour)
  • Any services not mentioned in inclusions

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