Tourist Places to Visit in Kolad

Bhira Dam, Ghosala Fort, Sutarwadi Lake, Tala Fort, Dholwal Dam, Kolad Museum and many more.

Kolad is situated in the Raigad District of Maharashtra and there are a lot of places to visit in Kolad  attracting thousands of tourists every year. It is famous for its green meadows, beautiful forts, historical caves, cascading waterfalls, dams, and lakes.

With picturesque views of Sahyadri ranges in the backdrop, birds chirping in the sky, water gushing in the lakes, and lush green forests, it is a paradise for nature lovers. It attracts thousands of travelers every year who are looking for a quiet getaway and find themselves amidst nature and greenery.

From Ghosala Fort to Dholwal Dam to Kundalika River, you will find many spectacular places to visit in Kolad. One can explore the forts or stroll around the many dams and lakes to breathe fresh air. You can also plan a picnic with your loved ones. Kolad works as a perfect holiday destination because of the range of places it has to offer. Once can never get enough of nature and when it is combined with recreational activities, it makes it more fun for travelers.

Here is a list of places to visit in Kolad:

It is located on the River Kundalika and is popularly known as the Tata Powerhouse Dam. Apart from the fact that it helps to generate electricity for the local people of the village, the Bhira dam is quite popular amongst the adventure seekers too.

You can also indulge into activities like water rafting as the flow of the river is pretty decent making you have the best experience. People also visit this place to do boating or just spending some time clicking photographs and enjoying the calming sound of water flowing.

Location: Patnus Maharashtra, Kolad India.

Timings: Rafting starts at 8:30 am.

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Flowing from Sayahdri hills and originating from a small town known as Bhira, Kundalika river is extremely popular for river rafting.  It is the fastest river in India making the rafting experience worthwhile. It has become one of the favorite places to visit in Kolad by tourists not just to participate in the rafting activity but also to relax amidst nature and flowing water.

Location: Kolad, Maharashtra, India.

Fees: Approximately Rs. 800 on weekdays and Rs. 1200 on weekends.
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It is the most famous attraction and one of the most visited places in Kolad. It is a hill fort which is situated in Roha town of Raigad district and is surrounded by Sahyadri mountain ranges. People go on Avchitgad fort trek that goes through lush green forests making it a worthwhile experience for the trekkers. It is widely famous for its beautiful architecture and the amazing history that is associated with it.

Location: Nidi Tarf Ashtami, Maharashtra 402109.
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If you are a lover of arts and crafts, then Kolad Museum will prove to be one of the most amazing places to visit in Kolad. Here, you can spend time strolling around and admiring the sculptures of birds, humans, and different shapes that are beautifully carved out of bamboo and different kinds of woods. This place is also known as the Kolad's Kashta Shilpa and houses the work of the most talented Ramesh Ghone.

Location: Ratwad, Maharashtra 402112.
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With birds chirping, water flowing, and dense forest in the background, Sukeli waterfalls is located about 7 km away from Kolad Village. It is a haven for both nature lovers and adventure seekers. People come here to have a relaxing time away from the hustle-bustle of the city. The place also offers many  activities like rappelling and trekking which are ideal choices to have a fun time with your friends.

Location: Mumbai – Goa highway.

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This lake is a paradise for nature lovers and is known to be one of the best places to visit in Kolad. People come here to have a mini getaway from the noisy city and to enjoy the peacefulness that this place has to offer.

It is also loved by bird watchers as they can witness different types of birds flying here and there. The lake is located in the Konkan region of Maharashtra which is surrounded by mountains everywhere. The place has lots of homestays around where people can stay while they are on the trip to this beautiful lake.

Location: Kolad, Raigad, India.
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It is situated in the Sahyadri mountain ranges and attracts people because of its aura and the various fun activities it has to offer like rafting, boating etc. People visit this place to chill for a while amidst nature and it has become one of the peaceful places to visit in Kolad. It is a popular site amongst nature lovers as they are inclined towards the sound of gushing waters and greenery around.

Location: Kolad, Maharashtra, India.
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It is situated in Janjeera hills which is about 27 km away from Murud and stands at an altitude of 200 m above sea level. It is a group of 15 rock-cut Buddhist caves that will remind you of the popular Ajanta and Ellora caves as soon as you enter it.

You can witness the sculpture of two elephants at the entrance and a series of paintings and stupas of Lord Buddha can also be seen during the visit to Kuda caves. You can explore the caves while learning more about its history.

Location: Kude, Maharashtra 402111.
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Situated just about 8 km south of the town of Roha and standing between the Revdanda and the Salav Creeks, Ghosala fort also offers a short trek to travelers that takes them through the beautiful nature.

The fort is known to have served as a way to look out for the enemy in the past. Today, it is best known for its architecture, design, caves, rock-cut water cisterns, and the history it holds. People like to spend an entire day at this place by just hanging out with their friends or family.

Location: Ghosale, Maharashtra 402109.

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It is located at a distance of 18 km south of Roha town and is also known as Talagad fort. It stands at an altitude of 10000 ft and is situated on a narrow hill surrounded by thick and strong walls. It is a short trek that is suited for beginners and is very easy to climb and offers some of the best views once you make it to the top. It is one of the most preferred places to visit in Kolad by the tourists and invites hundreds of  history lovers every year.

Location: At.Tala, Murud, Maharashtra, India, 402111.
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11 November 2015
An amazing experience. For the first time, I got the chance of river rafting and I loved it alot. Thanks you my lovely friends for insisting me to go on this trip.
In spite of the heavy rains and floods, there wasn’t any lack of hospitality. Rahul, Vaibhav, Gitanjali, Sadu and team took good care of us. We were provided with the suite which was quite spacious and well maintained. Toilets were clean. Overall the entire area was very well maintained. The food here is delicious. Loved the bhaaji served during snacks, chicken curry during dinner and the amazing missal pav in the morning. Coming to the activities- Kayaking - Enjoyed a lot. Though it wasn’t in the river (the river was flooded when we went), we enjoyed the experience in the backwaters. The river crossing is not actually in the river. It was also in the backwaters (small pond). Maybe because of the flooding. We didn’t try it. Whitewater rafting - Really worth it. The rapids were good. Especially Johnny Walker (name of a rapid). Had a great time swimming in the river at the end. Our guide Suraj was pretty calm and chilled out. Jet skiing - This was more like a formality as you get just one round and only get to sit in the front and not operate the jet ski yourself. The speed and thrill during the rains are however quite good. I wouldn’t have done it had it not been included in the package. Overall, we had a great time and will definitely come back again. Thanks & Regards, Suraj
"Before starting any review I want to say a big thank you to the whole thrillophilia team for making this trip as my best trip. So now let's start .....if you want to have a weekend getaway but want a adventurous getaway then give it a chance to thrillophilia, you'll definitely remember.I booked this kundalika rafting camp for two people from Pune. You just have to reach the camp by your own and that is also not difficult. From Pune via train you can go panvel and from there you can reach Roha and from there you can have a taxi to camp. Now , let's talk about host and camp. The whole camp is at the best location and all around the nature and river. I am not telling you more then this ,let it be the surprise. The hosts there gave us whole information and gave us a very warm welcome. On that day we did some activities,had some conversation with different people and finally we had a very classy Indian thali dinner. Next day was D'Day , the river rafting . The photos and videos which we saw was not as good as what we actually saw there. It was much more beautiful then the photos and videos. If you're doing River rafting first time then this will be hell exciting for you. If I could have given more than 5 star if more stars were there. Go pack your packs and add a adventure to your trip. You can reach camp via bus also from Pune. Bus is there from Pune to Roha from shivaji nagar. \n#adventures=thrillophilia"
12 January 2016
amazing rafting experience. The flow in the river was so fast and sometimes we really felt that we will fall of the boat, but the instructors and guide were so good in managing it during the rough flows.
Due to my fear of water I have always refrained from river rafting however attractive it sounds. But this time my friends encouraged me to give it a shot and accompanied me on this experience. I'm thankful to my friends and even more thankful to the instructor who made me feel safe while I was shaking with fear. Looking forward to trying rafting with Thrillophilia once again soon.
15 February 2021
I really liked the experience of Kayaking, Definitely gonna try again. The most important thing I liked the Experienced and the Super Cool Crew members who really managed the event well and make the Visitors acclimate with the environment.
08 January 2021
it was an fantastic experience with rafting and water sportes. location very good and takes you deep inside Nature. food was good, hospitality superb. enjoyed my stay and looking forward to visit again with friends soon.
One of the activities!!! I participate which gave me a shiver without a jump but when watching at the view from the station was breathtaking which make me forget that I was at a very thrill place. I was shiver like anything but expert of this activity inspire me that the safety gears would save me and I am gonna make a jump with the expert only. The jump was Wow with excitement at-last. I would try again next time.
The location was nice. This 45-minute experience was truly a fun and very special experience. The boat and the life-jacket provided to us were very good and nice. Kayaking process was not hard which I had an enjoyable ride paddling by myself. The whole journey was a very nice and very happy moment it was. People do remember to take the extra clothes because at the end of this activity you would definitely get wet. Everything went perfectly worth participating.
Zipline is really a fun activity that you must try it at least once, don't miss it when you around Kolad, the place really good for this activity, we really enjoyed alot, the staff was friendly and supportive, the price is not that expensive and the activity was safe and suits for everyone... Great experience with lifetime memory to cherished.

People Also Ask About Kolad

  1. Which are the best places to visit in Kolad with family?

    1. Tahmini Falls- People come here to enjoy the waterfall which is  surrounded by the forests and the many birds that can be seen flying in the sky.

    2. Kolad Museum- The museum is known for its wooden sculptures and if you and your family enjoy art, then you can spend the day admiring this beautiful work of Ramesh Ghone.

    3. Dholwal Dam- It is an ideal place to plan a picnic at, spending quality time and going boating with your family.

    4. Bhira Dam- Enjoy the peaceful sound of water and birds chirping while strolling around amidst nature with your loved ones.

    5. Kundalika River- If you and your family like to go on adventures then this place is apt as it offers river rafting and the flow of the river will make the experience even better.
  2. Which are the places to visit near Kolad?

    1. Murud Beach- It is about 40 km away from Kolad and is loved by thousands of tourists. It is a charming destination where you can spend an entire day taking part in watersports, watching the sunset, or just relaxing.

    2. Murud-Janjira Fort- Located at a distance of 45 km from Kolad, this fort is situated on an island and is one of the most popular tourist places. You can learn about the various facts and history of this fort and ask the locals about it.

    3. Kaneshwar Mandir- Situated 63 km away from Kolad, it is one of the ancient temples. It has two big Shiva Lingams and two idols of Nandi which attracts lots of tourists every year.

    4. Varsoli Beach- The beach is some 60 km away from Kolad. People come here to relax and spend some peaceful moments away from the hustle-bustle of the city. You can stay in beautiful resorts and cottages nearby and enjoy the view.
  3. What is Kolad famous for?

    Kolad is famous for white water rafting and the beautiful and picturesque views that it has to offer. It has forts, ancient ruins, lakes, dams, museums, and whatnot. Kolad is a paradise for nature lovers as one can witness lush green forests, birds, Sahyadri mountain ranges, and many such scenic views.
  4. Is river rafting safe in Kolad?

    Yes, river rafting is absolutely safe in Kolad and sees thousands of tourists every year. The professionals are there to give you proper guidelines before you step foot in the river and they make sure to follow all the safety measures. They will also accompany you on the rafting activity so that they can protect you in every way possible.
  5. How do I get to Kolad?

    There are three ways to reach Kolad-

    - By Air- The nearest airport to Kolad is Lohegaon Airport (PNQ), Pune, Maharashtra which is 71 km aways and Chhatrapati Shivaji Airport (BOM), Mumbai, Maharashtra which is 81 km away. You can take a cab for the rest of the journey.

    - By Train- You can catch a train directly to Kolad (KOL) station.

    - By Bus- There are no direct buses to Kolad. You can get a bus to Murud bus stand or Khandala bus stand.
  6. How far is Kolad from Pune?

    Kolad is some 117 km away from Pune. You can reach Lonavala from Pune and then hire a taxi to travel from Lonavala to Kolad.
  7. Is river rafting safe for non swimmers?

    Yes, river rafting is safe for non-swimmers. Being able to swim is not a necessity for river rafting. You will be accompanied by professionals and will be made to wear a high quality life jacket.

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