THESE 7 adventurous spots are beckoning you to the rocky terrains of Kolad from Mumbai

Tourists believe that Kolad is to Maharashtra, what Rishikesh is to Uttarakhand!

Famed as Maharashtra's home for white water rafting, Kolad is approximately 116 km from Mumbai and makes for an ideal offbeat holiday destination. The picturesque backdrop of Sahyadris, archaic forts and sparkling waterfalls make Kolad a treat for nature lovers as well as shutterbugs because it has something to offer to everyone. So here is a list of 7 adventurous spots you can visit as you embark upon a weekend getaway from the capital city to the riverside hamlet, Kolad.

Ghosala Fort

Travellers interested in taking a short hike can plan a visit to the Ghosala Fort, located 20 km (approx.) from Kolad. Situated between the Revdanda and the Salav Creeks, this fort is known best for its architecture, design, caves and rock-cut water cisterns, apart from its rich history. Visitors like to spend an entire day at this fort just roaming around with their family and friends.

Kundalika River

A paradise for adventure enthusiasts, Kolad's Kundalika river offers an exciting 14 km (approx.) stretch of rapids that are suitable for white water rafting. Bundled with the raw beauty of nature, this activity is a perfect opportunity to drown your fears and experience exhilaration beyond measure.

Bhira Dam

A major source of water for the Kundalika River, the Bhira Dam was built by Tata Power Company in the year 1927. Also known as the Tata Power House Dam, this place is popular amongst tourists who wish to spend a day with their family, engaging in several activities, such as boating, photography and picnicking.

Plus Valley Trek

A unique attraction in Kolad, the Plus Valley is named so because it is shaped like a plus sign. After about 1.5 hours of downhill trekking, a visual treat of breathtaking views is observed before reaching the rappelling start point. Rappelling is completed in two patches and after that, tourists have to trek for another 1.5 hours before reaching the finish point.

Tamhini Waterfalls

The most popular attraction of Tamhini Ghat is the enchanting Tamhini Waterfalls, also known as the Valse. Cascading down from a significant height, these waterfalls form a pool at the base which makes for an ideal location for tourists to enjoy swimming, other than trekking, sightseeing and picnicking.

Tala Fort

A popular viewpoint in Kolad, the Tala Fort is situated about a thousand feet above sea level. Built in the 4th century, this fort is seated amidst the lush green hillocks and undulating terrain. Further, tourists can enjoy the view of the meandering Rajpuri River from the Tala Fort.

Sutarwadi Lake

A pristine lake with mesmerising surroundings and a quaint backdrop, Sutarwadi Lake is the perfect destination for tourists who wish to spend their time camping and birdwatching in the company of their loved ones. Since this lake lies en route, tourists can also opt to stop for just a moment to bask in the sun and feel the refreshing cool breeze.

Knock Knock

If you enjoy rugged topography and the raw beauty of nature, then plan a weekend getaway to Kolad ASAP! The rich history, verdant hues and scenic beauty observed here will give you an adrenaline rush like no other. BTW, don't forget to carry your camera, for the moments captured here will last a lifetime!

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