The residents of Pune are really lucky when it comes to connecting with nature. They are close to some of the most scenic locations. One of many such locations is the beautiful Kolad. Kolad is just a 2 hours drive of about 125 kilometres from Pune city and meets river Kundalika which offers the best rafting tours in Pune to adventure junkies across a stretch of 13 kilometres. To add on to the adrenaline rush, Bhira dam which is located in Kolad releases water everyday for irrigation purposes. This in turn, forces the pressure of water in the rather placid Kundalika river into a full flowing river with rapids ranging from grade 2 to 4 on a grading system.
River rafting in river Kundalika is available throughout the year but the best time to enjoy this sport is in the monsoon season. Depending on the flow of water, the duration of this ride goes on for about 1.5 hours, covering an approximate distance of 10 km in the water. It is necessary to follow all instructions that are given by guides and experienced team of rafting professionals who are highly qualified. They hold the rich experience of negotiating the diverse rivers of India like Alaknanda, Indus, Zanskar, Brahmaputra, Bhagirathi, and Kali. Similarly, it is also necessary to wear the correct gear like helmet, life jacket, etc before you board the inflatable rafts. The start point for this rafting ride is located at Shakey village, below the Bhira dam. However, make sure you reach there early in the morning at around 6 - 7 am as the dam is opened only before 12 pm. People from cities like Pune and Mumbai often visit Kolad as it is very near to these cities and provides a thrilling plus relaxing trip in the lap of nature. If you wish to seek this experience, you can travel with us by taking one of the best rafting tours in Pune to help you enjoy the best of everything.