If you seek thrill and adventure, then a Kundalika River rafting expedition can be something that will definitely excite you. This river is situated in the state of Maharashtra and originates from the town of Bhira. Along the banks of this small rivulet are located towns like Salav, Kolad, Chaul, Roha and Korlai. This water body is fed by the surplus water from the Mulshi Dam Project. There lies a historical trade route from Tamhini Ghat Road that descends towards the Kundalika Valley.
In recent years, many local agencies have started river rafting Kundalika tours for adventure enthusiasts and the success rate has been quite good. The majority of the crowd comes from Mumbai and Pune as these cities are located only at a couple of hours’ distance. The adrenaline rush of riding on a raft over quick rapids over here is something that gives a lot of excitement and pleasure, and is definitely a must try for adventurous people.
Kundalika rafting expedition can be done throughout the year; however, the best time to indulge in it is from June to October. These exciting trips are organised by trained professionals. They will train you properly before you embark for such an amazing experience. All equipment will be provided by them including helmet, raft and life jacket. During the course of the Kundalika River rafting expedition, you would cross some mild and fast rapids, which will give you the thrill that you wished for. This trip will also give you a chance to behold the beauty of this region.
It is not possible to click pictures while you raft, but you can ask the trainer who would be on-board with you to take your photographs. A thing to keep in mind about this activity is that during the journey, you need to listen to your trainer carefully about the way to raft, so that you can enjoy to the fullest.
• The rafting expedition starts from Kolad
• The nearest airport to Kolad is in Pune (148 km via Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Khopoli - Pali Road) while the closest railway station is also in Pune (116 km via Paud Road).
• The second closest airport to Kolad is in Mumbai (129 km via Mumbai-Pune Expressway and Khopoli - Pali Road) and railhead is in Mumbai (134 km from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus via Khopoli Road)
This adrenaline-pumping activity is conducted all through the year, but the ideal time to do it is from June to October. It is offered only once a day.
Weekend Rate : Rs.1400 per person plus 18% GST
Weekday Rate: Rs 900 per person plus 18% GST
2).Safety Briefing with introduction to rafting strokes and safety procedures
3).2 Hrs River Rafting experience
4).Minimum 2 persons required for booking
1). GST 18%
2). Air/Train fare
3). Anything not mentioned under the head inclusions.
4). Cost incidental to any change in the itinerary / stay on account of flight cancellation due to bad weather, ill health, road blocks and / or any factors beyond control.
5). The tariff does not include barbeque and activities.