Camping in Kolad, Maharashtra, India

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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 weekend of rafting in Kolad! You'll check in at tea-time, and enjoy the activities at this sprawling campsite. Try your hand at Tarzan Swing, Commando Net, and Burma Bridge, and end with a peaceful evening under the stars. At night you'll 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 Kolad river 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 Kolad 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 a comfortable A/C Swiss tent to sleep in, a campfire evening, and delicious meals throughout your stay.

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
  • Accommodation in AC Swiss tents on quad-sharing basis for 1 night (can be upgraded to twin-sharing for an additional cost of INR 400 per person)
  • 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 that combines the fun of rafting in Kolad with a delightful overnight camping. You'll be be battling the Kundalika rapids for two hours in the 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
  • Accommodation in tents with external, private washrooms
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to evening tea with snacks on Day 2
  • One 12-km rafting session
  • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddles
  • Services of an experienced rafting instructor and camping crew
  • Adventure activities (choose any 4): Burma Bridge, high/low rope course, archery, rifle shooting, wall climbing, rappelling, Flying Fox, kayaking
  • Outdoor sports: volleyball, cricket
  • Bonfire in the evening (subject to weather)
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel between base city to campsite
  • Travel between campsite and rafting start/end point (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, in a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Without adventure activities: total trip cost can be reduced to INR 2,850
  • Meals for driver/staff (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 200 per person)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 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 Kolad river rafting on the Kundalika, 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. At night you'll enjoy a peaceful evening under the stars and dig into a delicious dinner, before heading to sleep in a cosy cottage. These cottages are non-A/C, with attached bathrooms, comfortable cots, and all bedding.
    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 that combines the fun of rafting in Kolad with a delightful overnight stay. You'll be be battling the Kundalika rapids for two hours in the 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
  • Please change inclusions to: Accommodation in non-AC Warli cottages with attached washrooms (can be upgraded to AC Warli cottages for an extra cost of INR 600 per person)
  • All meals from dinner on Day 1 to evening tea with snacks on Day 2
  • One 12-km rafting session
  • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddles
  • Services of an experienced rafting instructor
  • Adventure activities (choose any 4): Burma Bridge, high/low rope course, archery, rifle shooting, wall climbing, rappelling, Flying Fox, kayaking
  • Outdoor sports: volleyball, cricket
  • Bonfire in the evening (subject to weather)
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Please change exclusions to: Travel between base city to campsite
  • Travel between campsite and rafting start/end point (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, in a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Without adventure activities: total trip cost can be reduced to INR 3,500
  • Meals for driver/staff (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 200 per person)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in 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
  • Accommodation in AC dormitory on multi-sharing basis for 1 night
  • In-dormitory amenities: attached washroom with geyser, single beds with blankets and linen
  • All meals from evening tea with snacks on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • One 12-km rafting session
  • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddles
  • Services of an experienced rafting instructor
  • Outdoor sports: foot cricket, trust track, treasure hunt, target shooting, trekking
  • Bonfire in the evening (subject to weather)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel between base city to campsite
  • Travel between campsite and rafting start/end point (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, in a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Lunch on Day 1 (can be arranged for INR 450 per person)
  • Adventures activities (minimum 10 travellers, subject to weather): river crossing (INR 200 per person), raft building and rowing (INR 400 per person), zip-lining (INR 350 per person)
  • Adventure activities (minimum 10 travellers, subject to weather): wall climbing (INR 250 per person), wall rappelling (INR 300 per person), rock climbing/rappelling (INR 500 per person)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions
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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
  • Accommodation in AC cottages on twin-sharing basis for 1 night (can be changed to triple-sharing for a total trip cost of INR 5,300)
  • In-cottage amenities: attached washroom with geyser, television, tea/coffee maker, double bed with blankets and linen
  • All meals from evening tea with snacks on Day 1 to lunch on Day 2
  • One 12-km rafting session
  • All equipment required for rafting: inflatable rafts, life jackets, helmets, paddles
  • Services of an experienced rafting instructor
  • Outdoor sports: foot cricket, trust track, treasure hunt, target shooting, trekking
  • Bonfire in the evening (subject to weather)
  • Basic first aid kit
  • All applicable taxes
    Exclusions
  • Travel between base city to campsite
  • Travel between campsite and rafting start/end point (can be arranged at an extra cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, in a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Lunch on Day 1 (can be arranged for INR 450 per person)
  • Adventures activities (minimum 10 travellers, subject to weather): river crossing (INR 200 per person), raft building and rowing (INR 400 per person), zip-lining (INR 350 per person)
  • Adventure activities (minimum 10 travellers, subject to weather): wall climbing (INR 250 per person), wall rappelling (INR 300 per person), rock climbing/rappelling (INR 500 per person)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as tips to staff, additional meals or beverages etc.
  • Adventure travel or medical insurance
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

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