Kolad River Rafting – The Complete Information Guide For River Rafting in Kolad

River Rafting in Kundalika River at Z-Bac Adventures Kolad

Kolad River Rafting - Overview

Where: Kolad
When: All days of the week
Timing: 8:30 am

Kolad River Rafting - Prices

Weekdays: ₹ 1,000 per person
Weekends: ₹ 1,500 per person

Useful Distances

  • Kolad Railway Station to River rafting start point: Approx. 24 km (approx. 35 mins drive)
  • Mumbai to River rafting start point: Approx. 120 km ( approx. 3.5 hours drive)
  • Pune to River rafting start point: Approx. 120 km ( approx. 3.5 hours drive)

Kolad River Rafting - Address

You have to report at the river rafting start point. Below is the address and Google Map location link of the river rafting start point.

Address: Kolad River Rafting, Near Rawalje Dam, Ravalje, Kolad, Pin Code – 401205, Maharashtra

Google Map location of the rafting start point: https://g.page/riverraftingkolad-raftingstartpo

Photos and Videos of Your Rafting Trip

Kolad River Rafting

Almost all river rafting guides have an action camera on which they record videos and click photos of the river rafting trip.

You can purchase all the videos and photos of the trip directly from your river rafting guide.

You can take transfer the photos from the micro USB directly on your phone.

They charge between ₹ 2,000 to ₹ 2,500 per raft for the same. The cost is divided between the number of people / groups in the raft.

Kolad River Rafting Rapids

Kolad River Rafting - Rapids

There are a total of 10 named rapids you will surf through when you go rafting on Kundalika river in Kolad.

  1. Good morning Buddha
  2. Butterfly
  3. Crow’s nest
  4. Waves
  5. Burn on the bend
  6. Headache
  7. Johnnie Walker
  8. Hangover Part III
  9. Boom Shanker
  10. Rajdhani Express

Age Criteria

Minimum age: 14 years
Maximum age: There is no maximum age limit. You must be reasonably fit to raft for approx. 2.5 to 3 hours.

Children below 14 years of age are not allowed for river rafting in Kolad.

Looking at the child, if the rafting guide feels he/she might be underage, you will be asked to provide a document / ID for age proof. Acceptable age proof documents are AADHAR card, PAN card or Passport.

Kolad River Rafting - Open Days

River rafting in Kolad is operational 365 days a year.

Kolad River Rafting - Timings

Weekdays (Monday to Friday) – Morning batch only (Reporting time: 8:30 am)

Weekends (Saturday and Sunday) – Morning batch only (Reporting time: 8:30 am)

During monsoon season, on very few select weekends (Saturday / Sunday), a second batch of river rafting is conducted in the afternoon. The reporting time for the same is 12:45 pm. Please check availability of this batch at the time of enquiring / booking.

Kolad River Rafting - Distance

The total distance covered while rafting in Kolad is approx. 12.5 km.

Rafting Duration

The total duration of river rafting is approx. 2.5 hours to 3 hours.

Weight Criteria

Maximum weight: 110 kg
Minimum weight: 45 kg

You will not be allowed to go river rafting if you weigh above 110 kg or if you weigh below 45 kg.

Season and Availability

River rafting in Kolad is operational throughout the year.

Raft Capacity

Each raft can accommodate 8 to 9 participants + 1 rafting guide.

Transport Between Rafting Start and End Point

Kolad River Rafting - Start Point to End Point - Transport Options

Your car is parked at the river rafting start point. And after river rafting, you will reach the river rafting end point. The distance between the rafting start point and end point by road is approx. 18 km.

Self drive (personal or hired vehicle) without a driver.

Option 1: Hire an auto at the rafting end point

If you are driving by yourself, you will have to hire an auto to travel from the rafting end point back to the rafting start point (where your car is parked). The cost for hiring an auto is approx. ₹ 1,000 (for the entire auto). It accommodates 8 people and the cost is divided between the number of people / groups sharing the auto.

Option 2: Hire a driver at the rafting start point

Drivers are available at the river rafting start point. For approx. ₹ 400 to ₹ 500 they will drive the car to the river rafting end point.

With driver

There is no need to hire auto or a driver in case you already have a driver. When you go for river rafting, your driver can drive the car to the river rafting end point to pick you up.

Transport from resort / place of stay to rafting venue

If you are staying at a resort in Kolad, below are your transport options to reach the rafting venue.

Option 1: Hire an auto at the resort
You can hire an auto to travel from your resort to the rafting start point.
The auto will take you from the resort to the river rafting start point.
The same auto will drive to the rafting end point and wait for you there.
The same auto will then take you from the rafting end point to your resort.

The cost for hiring an auto for this entire round trip from your resort – back to your resort is approx. ₹ 1,000 (for the entire auto). It accommodates 8 people and the cost is divided between the number of people / groups sharing the auto.

Option 2: Hire a driver at the rafting start point
You can drive to the rafting start point by your car.

Drivers are available at the river rafting start point. For approx. ₹ 400 to ₹ 500 they will drive the car to the river rafting end point.

After rafting, you can drive back to the resort by your car.

What to Wear

  • T-shirt and shorts
  • Sandals with straps

Changing Rooms

The river rafting venue is in a remote location in Kolad. There are no proper changing rooms at the river rafting start point and end point.

There is no changing facility at the river rafting start point. We recommend you to come dressed for river rafting from your home / resort / place of stay.

Very basic huts (zopdi) are available at the river rafting end point for changing.

Leisurekart Tip

Book your lunch at a nearby resort. This way, after river rafting, you can go to the resort for lunch and also access their common changing rooms.

Rafting Difficulty Level

The difficulty level of river rafting in Kolad is easy to moderate. It is also ideal for first timers.

Kolad River Rafting - Contact Number

To make a booking for river rafting in Kolad, you can call on 022-48970986

FAQs

Is river rafting in Kolad open in rains?

Yes. River rafting in Kolad is open during rainy season. Monsoon season is the best for river rafting in Kolad. The experience of river rafting is even better when it rains.

Is it mandatory to report the rafting start point at 8:30 am?

Yes. It is mandatory to reach the rafting start point at 8:30 am.

River rafting in Kolad happens on a dam controlled river. Water is released from the dam for a few hours everyday in the morning. Flow and rapids for river rafting are generated when the dam gates are opened.

Once the dam gates are closed, rafting is not possible. If you reach late, there might not be sufficient flow in the river for river rafting to happen. Hence it is mandatory to reach at 8:30 am.

Is river rafting in Kolad risky during monsoon season?

No. River rafting in Kolad is not risky during monsoon season. Monsoon season is the best time for river rafting in Kolad.

Even if it rains heavily, the natural flow of the river is not sufficient for river rafting to happen.

River rafting in Kolad happens on a dam controlled river.  Rafting is only possible when the dam gates are opened. Water is released from the dam for a few hours everyday in the morning during which river rafting is possible. Flow and rapids for river rafting are generated only when the dam gates are opened.

What are the inclusions and exclusions of the Kolad river rafting package?

Inclusions

  • Approx. 2 to 2.5 hours of river rafting on Kundalika river
  • River rafting guide charges
  • Use of rafting equipment (raft, helmet, paddle and life jacket)

Exclusions

  • Photos / Videos of the rafting trip
  • Any kind of travel or transport
  • Anything not mentioned in the inclusions
Can I make on-the-spot booking for river rafting in Kolad?

As seats for river rafting in Kolad are limited, it is mandatory to pre-book. On-the-spot booking and payment is not possible.

How many days in advance shall I book river rafting in Kolad?

Bookings for weekends usually get full 7 to 10 days in advance. Sometimes, weekend bookings get full 2 to 4 weeks in advance. If you are looking to book for a weekend, the earlier you book, the better.

Bookings for weekdays are usually available. You can book 2 to 4 days in advance if you are looking to book for a weekday.

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