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  • Kundalika river rafting

    The Kundalika River is a usually serene river that flows through Kolad in Maharashtra. It is surrounded by green fields and lush forests and the weather is cool and pleasant for most months of the year.

    Every morning the Kundalika River is fed with excess water released from the Bhira dam, turning it into a seething, frothing beast for a couple of hours. This is when you will be rafting on the river, battling rapids generated by the gushing water. There are rapids of Grade II and III along a 13kms stretch. When you’re safely past the rapids, your guide will allow you to jump in the water for a refreshing swim.

    Every weekend (and weekdays), travellers and adventure seekers from Mumbai and Pune visit here to experience Kundalika river rafting and enjoy the weather.

    Types of Rapids on the Kundalika River

    The Kundalika river rafting starts in the morning when the water released from the dam turns it ferocious with rapids. There are different levels of rapids that this thrilling experience will take you through, from Grade II to Grade III. With moderate rapids and slightly stronger waves, Grade II rapids are a great way to work on your manoeuvring skills.

    Grade III rapids have rougher waters, with high waves and sudden drops, making it more challenging. When you're entering these rapids, be sure to follow the instructions of your instructors and always be alert. Your whole rafting experience will last for about 2 hours.

    One day rafting package

    You can book a one-day rafting package in Kolad to get the most out of your adventure in a day. Arrive at Kolad by 8 am so you'll be on time for your rafting session. You can choose between an only rafting package or a package that includes lunch at a nearby campsite.

    Only rafting package is the most economical choice but a rafting package that includes lunch would be the better option as you'll be hungry after your rafting session and there aren't many restaurants around. You can also opt for packages that include adventure activities at the campsite, for an entire day of fun.

    Kundalika river rafting with an overnight stay

    There are a number of scenic campsites located on the banks of the Kundalika River in Kolad or in the middle of the hills. Depending on your group size, you can choose from Swiss tents, cabins, caravans, rooms, cottages or dorms. You'll enjoy warm bonfire nights, eat delicious buffet meals and sleep comfortably in the midst of nature. The next day, you'll embark on your thrilling rafting adventure and try your hand at different adventure activities.

    Kundalika River Rafting Trip Summary

    • State: Maharashtra
    • Nearest city: Mumbai
    • Total days: 1-2 days
    • Grade: II and III+
    • Total trekking distance: 13 km
    • Season: June to October
    • Avg temperature: 12 to 37 degrees Celsius
  • Kundalika river rafting day-trip - 1 day

    Sketch itinerary:

    Day 1: Go rafting on the Kundalika River

    • Rafting distance: 12 km
    • Total Rafting time: 2 hours
    • Grade of rapids: II and III+
    • Weight limit: 120 kgs
    • Meals provided: Lunch
    Detailed itinerary:

    Reach the campsite by 8:00 hrs, keep your bags and freshen up. After relaxing for a bit, you'll gear up and assemble at the rafting start point. You'll be introduced to your rafting instructor and strap into your life jackets after which you’ll board the rafts.

    You'll then set off on your Kundalika river rafting adventure. You'll battle the rapids for over 2 hours, paddling the raft forward and crashing with the tides and waves. When you are past the last bit of the stretch, your instructor will let you jump in the water and enjoy a cool and refreshing swim.

    You'll return to the campsite and change into dry clothes. You will move into the common dining area and enjoy a delicious lunch. You'll check out after lunch. Your trip ends here.

    Inclusions:

    Your day trip package includes one 12-km session of rafting on the Kundalika and all the necessary rafting equipment like life jackets, helmets, paddles, inflatable rafts etc. Services of experienced rafting instructors are also added to your package. You’ll enjoy a buffet lunch with veg/non-veg options. Access to changing rooms at the campsite is also in your package. Your trip is all inclusive of taxes.

    Exclusions:

    Travel arrangements between your home city and the campsite will have to be arranged by you. Travel between the campsite and the rafting start/endpoint in a tum- tum for 8-10 people can be arranged for an additional cost.

    You can add adventure activities like kayaking, river crossing, zip lining to your package at a minimal cost of INR 500 per person which will be additional. You can also choose an adventure activities package consisting of a jet ski, banana boat ride, bumper ride all at an additional cost of INR 500 (minimum) per person.

    Personal expenses such as apparel or gear, extra meals or beverages etc will have to be borne by you. Any costs arising out of unforeseen circumstances such as bad weather, roadblocks etc and anything not mentioned in inclusions are excluded.

    Kundalika river rafting with overnight stay - 2 days

  • Best time to go/Weather

    The best time to go rafting on the Kundalika River is during the months of June to October; the monsoon season. The rivers are full and the environs of Kolad are lush with greenery.

    During the summer, the river isn’t that full, hence rafting may be scarce. But you can enjoy a cool and refreshing swim.

    During winters, you can ward off the cold in front of campfires after your rafting adventure.

  • Kundalika River Rafting - Route Map / Altitude Map

  • Kundalika River Rafting - Frequently Asked Questions

    What is the best time to go rafting on the Kundalika River?

    One of the best times to embark on a Kundalika river rafting trip is during the monsoon. The entire region of Kolad transforms into a lush green paradise, and the river is full and wild. The other times of the years are fun too. During summer, the river is not as full, but swimming in the river is cooling and delightful. In winter, you can warm yourself in front of a campfire after your rafting session and enjoy misty mornings.

    What is the packing list for rafting on the Kundalika River?

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    Reviews

    • Rated : 5

      21-01-2020

      nice enjoyed a lot my kids were happy a lot wanna go one more time…

    • Rated : 5

      28-08-2019

      We recently experienced river rafting which was book through The Great Next, since it was a very spontaneous plan we had less than a day’s time to plan. But Dhanraj from The great next helped us throughout to find the right plan on immediate basis. The Rafting was conducted by highly professional guide. (Haresh from Wilder west adventures) Very happy with the service and experience.

    • Rated : 5

      24-06-2019

      Great experience with TGN for the kolad river rafting. Special thanks to Dheeraj who helped me out with good package in reasonable price.

    • Rated : 5

      23-06-2019

      its great service n management guys are really helpful.. wanna go river rafting in kolad.. these guys r d best

    • Rated : 5

      21-04-2021

      One of the best adventure provider for Kolad rafting.

    • Rated : 5

      20-11-2020

      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. ?

    • Rated : 5

      15-09-2020

      the great next adventures are the best....no fake promises....i had been to kolad and everything at the place was same as shown, no deception at all. also thanks to dhanraj for guiding through out.

    • Rated : 5

      15-05-2019

      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

    • Rated : 5

      28-05-2019

      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

    • Rated : 5

      19-05-2019

      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.

    • Rated : 4

      04-11-2019

    • Rated : 5

      12-06-2019

      White water rafting at the kundalika river was amazing with experienced guide from Rishikesh. All safety measures were taken. Thank you guys!!

    • Rated : 5

      23-06-2019

    • Rated : 4

      17-07-2019

  • Getting There

    Kolad is quite close to both Mumbai and Pune and is well connected to both cities by rail and road.

    You can choose to hire a cab, a private vehicle or drive yourself to Kolad. There are two routes to reach Kolad, one via Khopoli Pali on the Mumbai-Goa road, and second from Khopoli Exit on Mumbai-Pune expressway.

    You can also opt to travel by train. Kolad railway station is well connected to all major cities of Maharashtra. There are a number of trains that run daily between Pune and Mumbai.

    State Transport buses are easily available for Kolad from Pune and Mumbai. Make sure to board those buses that are moving towards Raigad district.

    What To Wear

    While rafting, wear quick-dry apparel that is comfortable and non-restrictive, with waterproof shoes or sandals. When you’re not rafting, wear long-sleeved comfortable shirts/ t-shirts and trousers to protect yourself from mosquito bites.

    What To Carry

    All necessary rafting equipment will be provided by your operator. you will have to carry your personal essentials like a change of clothes, toiletries, sports shoes etc. Other than that, make sure to pack towels, sunglasses and sunscreen.

    Preparation/Fitness

    No sort of preparation is necessary for your Kundalika river rafting session. You’ll be provided with life jackets while rafting, hence you don’t even need to know how to swim. Aside from this, there is a weight limit of 100 kgs for rafting.