Rafting in Kolad + Safari cottage stay (weekday)

Spend a few days of adventure and fun on the banks of the Kundalika River down in Kolad. Away from the hustle and bustle of the big city, you'll spend the night in comfortable cottages, surrounded by greenery and cool breeze. In the morning, you'll embark on a rafting adventure and pit your strength against the mighty Kundalika River. You'll go over gurgling rapids, rated grade II and III, for a 2-hr stretch over the river's twists and turns, making this a day to remember. This trip is ideal for travellers looking for a fun, adventurous and quick, overnight getaway from Mumbai and Pune.

Destination

Kolad is a small town in the Konkan region of Maharashtra, right along the Kundalika river. Every morning, the massive Bhira dam opens its gates to release water for agriculture, turning the river into a rushing force of nature. You'll have a thrilling ride along the rapids for two hours, amidst lush green fields and swaying coconut palms.

This package includes overnight stay in comfortable Safari cottage rooms that come equipped with a bed, pillow and blanket. The cottages have attached washrooms.

Destination highlights

Enjoy 2 hrs of Kundalika rafting for a 12-13 kms stretch. | Take a dip in the cool waters when your rafting activity is finished. | Spend a day in the riverside paradise of Kolad. | Stay in comfortable cottages at the campsite.

II and III

Yes

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2 hrs

12 kms

100 kgs

Inflatable rafts

There is no pick-up for this Kolad rafting trip.

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There is no drop-off for this Kolad rafting trip.

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Kolad campsite

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16:00

15:00

Report to the campsite by 16:00 hrs, where you can keep your bags and freshen up. You can spend the rest of the day at leisure. After some evening tea, you can take a stroll to explore the campsite and rest in your rooms. When it grows dark, there's a campfire and a big dinner, after which you can retire for the night. Overnight in cottages at the Kolad campsite.

Overnight in cottages at the Kolad campsite.

You'll be accommodated in comfortable cottages that come equipped with beds, pillows and blankets. Today's meal package includes evening snacks and dinner only. The buffet dinner will have an option of one non-vegetarian dish.

Food

Snacks | Dinner

Veg | Non-veg | Jain

Day 1 Milestone

Kolad campsite

Kolad campsite

05:30 AM

Early in the morning, you'll have breakfast and head out to the rafting start point. You'll board the rafts and set off on the Kundalika on your whitewater rafting trip. Over the 2-hr stretch, you'll paddle the raft forward, crashing with waves and tides, hurtling over the river's rapids. During the final stretch, you can jump into the river and spend some time splashing around. Return to the campsite, where you can change into dry clothes and have lunch at the common dining area. You'll check-out after lunch. Your trip ends here.

Your trip ends by late afternoon.

Today's meal package includes breakfast and lunch only. The buffet lunch will have an option of one non-vegetarian dish.

Food

Breakfast | Lunch

Veg | Non-veg | Jain

Day 2 Milestone

Kolad campsite

Kolad campsite

05:30 AM

Includes / Excludes

Includes

  • Accommodation in non-AC cottages for 1 night on ten-sharing basis
  • All buffet, veg/non-veg meals from evening snacks on day 1 to lunch on day 2
  • One 12-km session of rafting
  • All rafting equipment required: life jackets, helmets, paddles, inflatable rafts etc.
  • Services of experienced rafting instructors and campsite staff
  • All applicable taxes

Excludes

  • Travel arrangements between your home city and the campsite
  • Travel arrangements between the campsite and the rafting start/end point (additional cost of INR 800-1,000, round-trip, for a tum-tum for 8-10 people)
  • Adventure activities package - kayaking, river crossing, zip lining (additional cost of INR 500 per person)
  • Adventure activities package - jet ski, banana boat ride, bumper ride (additional cost of INR 500 per person)
  • Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, road blocks etc.
  • Personal expenses such as apparel or gear, extra meals or beverages etc.
  • Anything not mentioned in inclusions

What to Wear

What to Wear

  • Quick-dry apparel
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Comfortable shirts/t-shirts and trousers/shorts
  • Waterproof shoes or sandals
  • Not to wear - Heavy denims, salwar kameez or skirt
  • Expensive jewellery or gadgets

What not to Wear

  • Loose clothing that will tangle around you while swimming
  • Restrictive clothing
  • Flip-flops

Equipment / Gear

We Provide

  • Cottages for accommodation
  • In-room amenities: beds, pillows, blankets
  • All equipment required for rafting: life jackets, helmets, paddles, inflatable rafts etc.

You need to get

  • Daypack
  • Dry bag
  • Personal toiletries
  • Govt-issued ID card
  • Towel or napkins
  • Sun hat/cap
  • Extra set of dry clothes

Medical Kit

  • Specific personal or prescribed medication, personal first-aid kit.

Cancellation policy

For cancellations made 7 days or more before departure date of this Kolad rafting trip: 100% refund.

For cancellations made 4-7 days before departure date of this Kolad rafting trip: 75% refund.

For cancellations made 2-3 days before departure date of this Kolad rafting trip: 25% refund.

For cancellations made less than 2 days before departure date of this Kolad rafting trip: no refund.

All refunds will be processed after deducting a transaction fee of INR 200 per person. This fee is charged by The Great Next.

Rules on trip

Children younger than 14 years of age are strictly not allowed to participate in rafting.

Travellers are required to follow instructions of the rafting instructor while rafting in Kolad.

Travellers are requested to treat the local culture with respect and avoid littering, defacing property and monuments and causing general disturbance.

Consumption of alcohol and drugs is strictly prohibited before the rafting activity in Kolad.

Additional instructions, booking policies, terms and conditions

Rafting in Kolad is a water-dependent activity. The operator will not be responsible for last minute cancellation of the rafting trip due to inadequate or unsuitable water or weather conditions.

Water levels of the Kundalika River are controlled by the Bhira dam. Due to this, rafting timings are fixed. Please make sure you're on time or you'll miss the rafting activity.

The tour operator takes utmost care to ensure safety of the travellers and shall not be held responsible for any mishap or accident while rafting in Kolad.

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