Kolad, Beautiful Nature
Kolad, a thriving tiny village in the Mahad region in the state of Maharashtra, is blessed with natural foliage and luxuriant greenery. Situated at the backdrop of the majestic Sahyadris, Kolad’s magnificent valleys and marshlands give it a picturesque appearance.

Kolad is famed for plenty of waterfalls, its rugged topography and Rocky Mountains. The trekking trails in Kolad offer medium challenges to adventurous trekkers and the trekking during the Monsoon has a special charm, making it a unique feature of Kolad. Kolad offers so many excellent adventurous activities that enable one self to replenish one’s acquaintance with nature.

The greatest attraction of this charming village is the ‘Kundalika River’, which is one among the fastest flowing river in South India. Water released from the nearby dams makes the river ever flowing. Kundalika riverbeds in Kolad are ideal locations for adventurous activities.

It is a spectacular location to experience the pleasure of white water river rafting. Kundalika River’s 14-kilometre stretch of exciting rapids will provide one and a half hours white water rafting. Rafting through the river calls for extreme courage and bravery. Water rafting in the river reaches its zenith during monsoon season since the water levels are high.

Apart from river rafting this river offers other excellent ventures like kayaking, paragliding, and river crossing. Boating through the river is a real experience for any of the visitor and lush magnificient greenery around the riverbanks can be enjoyed by it. This scenic locale with the fascinating and amazing spectacle of nature is a recommended picnic spot for those who prefer to enjoy the lovely warmth of nature.
How to Reach Kolad:
- Via Mumbai Pune Express Highway - Pay toll and take left at Khopoli exit. Head through the over bridge towards PALI. Pass through SH 96 - pali famous for its Ganpati temple. Towards Bhira you drive on to SH 60 which towards right leads to KOLAD.
- Via Mumbai Goa Highway - Take NH 17 past Vadkhal Naka and Nagothane to Kolad.
- There are ST Buses & Auto rikshaws from Roha to Kolad.

Kolad is located south of Panvel to Goa on NH 17 connecting Nagothane - Kolad - Mangaon. It lies on the banks of River Kundalika. It is three hours by train from Mumbai, via Roha by train.
  • 06.20 from Diva Jn. (Diva-Madgaon which passes through Roha)
  • 09.10 from Diva Jn. (Diva-Roha)
  • 11.40 Netravati Express from Lokmanya Tilak Terminus (passes through Roha)
  • 15.35 Dadar- Ratnagiri. (which passes through Roha)
  • 20.00 from Diva Jn. (Diva-Roha)
Nearest Railway Station on konkan railway route:
Railway stations Approx Distance
Roha (ROHA) 10 km
Mangaon (MNI) 19 km

Nearest Airport:
Airports near Kolad Type Approx Distance
Lohegaon Airport, Pune (PNQ) Domestic 81 km
Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai (BOM) International 85 km
Gandhinagar Airport, Nasik (ISK) Domestic 185 km
Kolhapur Airport (KLH) Domestic 228 km
Kolad has both hot and cold climates in a year. Summers (March to May) are hot and sultry. Monsoons (June to September) are accompanied by heavy rainfalls. Winters are during November and February and are characterized by medium level of humidity and warm cool weather. Navararatri and Diwali during October-November are celebrated here with big processions, festivities and enthusiasm.

Best time to visit here is from June to March. Rivers and waterfalls are good post monsoons.
Kundalika River Bhira Dam (Tata Powerhouse Dam)
Ghosala Fort Dholwal Dam
Kuda Caves Sutarwadi Lake
Tala Fort Tamhini Falls
Kanal Avenue Rafting
Gaimukh Jananni Hill
  • Most of the infrastructure in Kolad are maintained by gram panchayat, which include paving the roads, provision of water supply and other essential serives like garbage disposal and beautification.
  • Other minor roads are maintained by Gram Panchayat.
  • Electricity is provided by state run MSEB.
  • Telecom serives are handled by the state run BSNL telecom and other private players. Broadband is provided by BSNL.
  • BSNL & TATA are the only service providers with complete network.
  • Its best being around a KANAL.