While Kolad’s first river run took place in 1996, the sport has become popular only over the last few years.
River Stretch : 10 Km
International Grading : IV + Category
Major Rapids Name as Follows : –
1) Welcome to Budha Rapids
2) Pump House Rapid
3) Fishermen Rapid
4) Butterfly Rapid
5) Crow’s Nest Rapid
6) Key Waves Rapid
7) Bush on the Bend Rapid
8) Morning Headache Rapid
9) Johnny Walker Rapid
10) Side Steps Rapid
11) Rajdhani Express Rapid
12) Boomshankar Rapid
How To Get There
BY ROAD: If you’re driving down, take NH 17 from Vadkaal Naka. H 17 leads straight to Kolad where the road bifurcates towards Pune and Goa. Take the Pune route towards Vile where you register with Wild River Adventure.
If with a large enough group, you can also book a trip with The Nomadic Quest. They depart from Dadar at 4.15 am and are back by 6.30pm.
Take a State Transport bus to Mahad from CST or Dadar TT and alight at Kolad. Local transport might be available from Kolad to Vile but we suggest it’s best to hire a vehicle in advance, while booking the trip.
The rafting end near the Broken Bridge Kamath village.Have some vada pav and kanda bhajiya at the local tea vendor’s stall.