When we went Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad

I was the first to fall into the river.. and be pulled up into the boat, again to jump back into the water the next time, and be asked to come back as there was a rapid ahead! Poor Negi, our instructor, he had a tough time! 😀

This element called water, I feel, is my own territory of love and fun. May be being an aquarian helps to love water more, but this is one of the places where I feel the utmost comfort and peace.. going with its flow or against it, I feel I’ve come home:)

A group of 4 of us went rafting in the Kundalika River.. in a place called Kolad in Maharashtra over the last weekend …

Kolad-Kundalika, the fastest river of the South, at Kolad, is an excellent rafting destination South of the Himalayas. Situated amidst the magnificent Sahyadris, the almost 15-kilometre stretch of rapids along this river provides ample opportunities for an exciting experience. Rapids range between Class III & IV. The best months for rafting are in the months of monsoon when the water levels are high. (http://thealternative.in/travel/top-10-places-to-go-rafting-in-india/)

I’m fortunate that a couple of my friends are adventure freaks, they look out for trip locations zealously online or through some other source.. book tix, and inform me that such and such date, be ready, these many clothes and these many shoes. This Kolad trip was one such, where I knew I was going on a particular date to some place but was unaware of the Ws of the trip… To the chagrin of my mother, I had to tell her hold on, let me ask the name of the location enroute the station…😉

Such and such, but water is that place, the ups and downs of it, the jerks and perks of it, the company of 9 with Negi our instructor in our boat named Zebec came along just fine, the only missing element being the camera to capture memories for future hard disk storage and ready recollection, the rest every other experience the big fears, the little fears, the holding of the paddle, the rowing in synchronization, the rhythmic calls, the exertion, the splashing, the pushing, the pulling, drenching… 2 to 3 hours in the water.. memorable to say the least.

If Rishikesh is far away, and you are in the vicinity of the Maharashtra state or Bombay-Pune around, this is one place you can go on for a weekend trip. It is an hour by the local passenger train from Panvel towards Ratnagiri – ( we took the Dadar– Ratnagiri Passenger, or there are trains starting from Diva which ply in the same route) Our accommodation was at Sanskriti Farm, a Farm n Home Stay, about 6 km from the Kolad station. Since rafting was scheduled to begin at 8 in the morning, we traveled to Kolad the previous evening, stayed over at the Farm and traveled to the river site in the morning, well fed, well rested, well slept. Google Kolad Rafting and find treasures😉

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kolad rafts1and I was the first to fall into the river.. and be pulled up into the boat, again to jump into the water the next time, and be asked to come back as there was a rapid ahead!

This element called water, I feel, is my own territory of love and fun. May be being an aquarian helps to love water more, but this is one of the places where I feel the utmost comfort and peace.. going with its flow or against it, I feel I’ve come home 🙂

A group of 4 of us went rafting in the Kundalika River..  in a place called Kolad in Maharashtra over the last weekend …

kolad1Kundalika, the fastest river of the South, at Kolad, is an excellent rafting destination South of the Himalayas. Situated amidst the magnificent Sahyadris, the almost 15-kilometre stretch of rapids along this river provides…

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24 thoughts on “When we went Rafting in Kundalika River, Kolad”

  1. That was pretty daring! I don’t think being Aquarian has anything to do with it. I hate the water and am petrified of drowning. But this is great information for people who want to go river rafting but not far from Mumbai

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