If you know where to look (er, book), Maharashtra has a rich and wild adventure life. Thanks to the natural features of the state, like the Western Ghats, the wide and full rivers, and the winding coastline, there are plenty of thrilling adventure places near Mumbai.
There is a multitude of options for trekkers around Maharashtra. Whether you’re a complete beginner, a novice, or an experienced trekker looking for your next adrenaline buzz, there are treks around Maharashtra to suit your preference. The Maharashtra trekking region is abundant with forts, hills, and rough terrain to challenge experienced trekkers or gentle slopes for beginners.
Choose from treks to ancient forts, valley exploration, rock-climbing or rappelling treks, or overnight treks in Maharashtra. During the monsoon, you’ll also have a chance to try your hand at waterfall rappelling. Some of the most popular destinations for Maharashtra treks include the Sandhan Valley, Harishchandragadh, Lohagad Fort, and Rajmachi.
Kolad is situated in the Konkan region of Maharashtra along the Kundalika river. In the morning, the Bhira Dam opens its gates, releasing a fierce flow of excess water into the river. This force turns the river into a seething, churning force of nature, and this is where you’ll be rafting. When you go Kolad river rafting, you can also choose from activities like a kayaking, banana boat rides, bumper rides or a jet ski rides. All along the river, you’ll find campsites with plenty of adventure activities to do apart from river rafting, so you’ll have a day full of adventure. Try your hand at river-crossing, Tarzan Swing, Commando Net, Burma Bridge or ziplining.
With all this natural beauty, there’s bound to be plenty to do in terms of camping. You’ll be able to choose from camping in the hills of the Sahyadris, amidst the ruins of ancient forts, along the banks of rivers or lakes, or in the middle of meadows. There are some large campsites that have set up large adventure activity areas as well.
Maharashtra has long, hot summers, short winters, and long monsoons. If you’re going camping, the winter months are the best time to visit. The day is pleasant and the nights are chilly and perfect for bonfires. Trekking in Maharashtra is best during the monsoon when the whole region blossoms into a rain-soaked paradise. For Kolad river rafting, you can go at any time of the year. Kolad looks best during the monsoon, but a summer rafting session is mighty refreshing.
Whether you’re going for rafting or trekking in Maharashtra, do ensure you always have sunscreen, insect repellent, water bottles, and some light snacks or energy bars. Dress in layered clothing, and wear comfortable shoes.
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It was an amazing experience to go rafting in Kolad. Thanks to The Great Next team and Dhanraj for organizing it in such a pleasant way. And our guide "Estin" was the best. ?
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Used their services for a customized travel itinerary for trek, paragliding and stay across locations in Maharashtra. Not only did they design an itinerary keeping all my needs intact, they also made all arrangements needed for a smooth and comfortable trip. They even kept checking on me to make sure all was well throughout. İt does work out to be slightly more expensive than planning everything yourself, but this was totally worth it. As a female solo traveler, i would definitely recommend them and would give 6 stars if I could. Special thanks to Dhanraj for planning such a thoughtful and wonderful experience for me. :)
Very efficient team. Special thnx to Minnie for super customer service. She heard me out properly n guided me to take Devkund trek. This was my first such trek, it was awesome. Like everything was upto the mark. I was delighted. Loved their support.
I randomly visited the site and booked wilder west resort,kolad. The resort was really nice n the food was homemade n good. Rafting and other activities were delivered as promised in the package. The staff were verry friendly and helpful. Service was quick n on time. I am extremely impressed wth TGN. AND like to special thanks to Ms. Tanvi. She assisted us and help us at the last moment booking. We enjoyed a lot , thanks to TGN TO made it happen had a grt job
This is ajay here. An adrenaline junkie. Recently I was looking for my fix. Dhanraj from the great next helped me out greatly. I decided to go to kollard for river rafting. Since it was my first time goin there and that too a solo trip on bike i had a ton of questions but he was very sincere and patient in answering( I kept harrasing him for hours and even postponed the trip once). As with anywhere else in India the prices on the spot are always jacked up but to my surprise I got a great package customized to my requirements for a modest price? after goin there I realized I was actually paying the least among all other guests (Especially those who sighed up with the player who's name begins with thrill?). The ride to kollard to pune is about 120km. While goin I went through devkund and tamini ghat. The roads dissolved in some sections . But overall the experience was totally worth it the Rollin hills, greenery, lazy waterfalls, the gentle turns on the ghat roads. On the way back I came through lonavala route. Again a thrill in its own way. We stayed in wilderwest in kollard. This was an amazing location. The best part? I had a huge some dorm reserved for myself?. Made good friends. The best part of solotrip is you go outta your comfort zone and turn all lotta stranger friends into Friends. The staff there were very polite and accommodating. If possible id Recomend to book the cottage overlooking the river. You won't regret it. One word of advice i got from dhanraj that really saved me was to be aware of mosquitos. I used odomers and man was that satisfying. Imma buy stocks of that now ?. Food was good and really felt homemade. Both veg and non veg available. Now the main part-rafting. the instructor amit was experienced. Himself an adrenaline junkie form uttarakhand. He told us (all newbies) the basics and a few neat tricks. Was a really fun dude. We managed to have fun and even rescue a few overboard fellows for other rafts. As for the kudakali river it was beautiful with an amazing lush green surroundings and clean waters. Though it didn't have much visibility. Temp was very cool with slight rains. My suggestion is if you want the proper rafting experience go in peak monsoon by an suv car to this place as it will be very comfortable and the waters currents will have the perfect speed for rafting. My experience was a lil lukewarm as I came after the season got over, fun nonetheless. Next was bungee jumping. A good starting point for beginners as the height Is moderate. I guess I'll just finish it here. Reached back pune via lonavala route. One word of advice to other roadtrippers- the trip will take 5-6 hours one way anyday so plan accordingly. And for a hassle free experience go with the great next. Ps: I'm planning my next scuba dive with these guys
We booked Visapur Trek through The Great Next. Got in touch with Dhanraj, who was extremely helpful & gave us detailed information about the trek and facilities being provided by company. We were given excellent experienced guides who assisted us throughout the route. Home made tea and lunch in a village house was a total surprise. The food was delicious. Overall a good experience, worth the money spent.
It's just a great compnay for advancer activities I trip to kolad for rafting and it's really warth with very pocket friendly cost. Thank you so much.
We did our first Waterfall Rapelling with them the event was carried by well trained and experienced team, it was fun and very safe.
It was an amazing journey when I went to Kalsubai Trek, Highest Peak of Maharashtra, with you guys. These people are very much disciplined and it was fun to be there.
I had a great time . Trekking after 10 years I thought I won't be able to make it but the guides were so corporative that I made it to the top and while coming back i had hurt myself and the guide Kunal and Shiva helped me to climb up and down despite of the injury. The food was awesome . We had some bhajiyas,poha,chai and Maggi in the awesome rains and enjoyed the view from the top at visapur where there was fog all over and some snacks available with chai. The team is on their toes to make sure everyone is safe . If you are planning for a trek do go with Trikon
White water rafting at the kundalika river was amazing with experienced guide from Rishikesh. All safety measures were taken. Thank you guys!!
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