Rafting on the Kolad River and a Luxury Swiss Tent Stay


Kolad is also known as Maharashtra’s adventure capital, which is mostly famous for its river rafting and camping. It is the perfect adventurous getaway for all the stress one feels in the concrete jungle. Why not plan a trip where you can feel nature and simultaneously live luxuriously?

Kolad is situated in the backdrop of Sahyadri hills in the Raigad district in Maharashtra, 121 Km from Mumbai. One of Maharashtra’s most visited camp sites provides different activities and excellent views besides the river where you can have a bonfire at night. So pack your bags and get to the adventure capital of Maharashtra.

Best Time to Visit:

One can go camping in Kolad year round. Still, the most sought time for this is said to be during the winter season, that is, from October to March; because of the cool, dry climate and a minimal amount of humidity and avoiding rain too, the temperature usually varies from 15 to 23 degree Celsius.

Transportation Means

There are various means of transportation to the campsite. You can easily reach Mumbai or Pune by numerous means as they are connected throughout the country and then opt for a bus or cab to your destination. Or else you can opt for an alternate route by train from Dadar to Raha, from where you can take a rickshaw or a private cab.


Once you reach the destination, you can set up a tent by the riverside. Still, you can try the premium experience of the Swiss cottages, where they even provide Air conditioners along with dinner, lunch, snacks, and breakfast.

Usually, the Swiss cottage packages consist of premium stay, food, beverages, and privacy as their campsite is spread across acres of land. They provide an itinerary of activities, including team building exercises, sightseeing, zip lining, etc. But the main attraction of the events is the infamous river rafting.

River rafting is challenging, and most allow people above 4ft 6 inches to participate. The event takes up around 3 hours, around 12 km, and is primarily done in a group of 10. Rafting is considered challenging because of the fast-flowing downstream water. But once you go for it, I bet you’ll not regret this experience. That adrenaline rush through the body, that cold water flowing down the hill, and the tiny bit of fear you feel make this the highlight of your day.

The plus point of this specific activity is that there are no sudden changes in the water, which makes it a bit safer than the others.

After the hectic day, you can build a fire around your camp and toast some marshmallows, sing songs and enjoy the company of everyone over here. Dance away all your worries and stress, and then go for a tight, sound sleep in your luxurious bed.

The sky at night is a lovely view you can’t miss, making you wonder about your life in that concrete jungle.

You can go for various activities during your stay at the campsite, such as ATV riding, ziplining, jet skiing, kayaking, and banana boat riding.

Essential items that you must carry!

1.    Basic first aid kit.

2.    Personal medicines

3.    An umbrella

4.    Proper boots

5.    Warm clothing due to the temperature drops at night

6.    Flashlight

7.    Snacks to munch on

8.    Speakers for fun

9.    Powerbank for mobile charging

10. Hat

11. Extra pair of clothing and towels

12. Your travelling pillow

13. Personal blankets

14. Masks

15. Hand sanitizers

16. Dettol or any antiseptic

There are various places you can visit if you have time to spare such as:

  1. Tala fort climb, if you are in a mood for a trek or a climb cause the winter climb is a bit of a challenge
  2. Kuda caves are the 1st BC caves and are led by a small trek. Thor is engraving in Pal language.
  3. Bhira dam is the dam on whose water current you rafted and watch the power the water holds and how small our problems fill by its presence.
  4. Kolad museum, if you want to get in touch with the nerd side of you.

Kolad is a beautiful village and it is sad that most people do not know about it. The village has a lot to offer which is the reason why it is considered as the adventure capital of Maharashtra. The beauty the place has that has the capacity to engulf you and your heart. It is a true wonder of the country and everyone should visit it at least once in their life and enjoy the adventure the life holds.

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