Kolad and Around

Kolad Region

Kolad the sleepy town on Mumbai – Goa NH16 highway. You will be forgiven to remove the pressure off your accelerator and occasionally stop to enjoy the natural beauty hills, lush valleys, rivers, water falls, birds, farm houses, villages, caves and more and more to explore.

Don’t forget the Konkan food.

Kolad is 128 km from Mumbai; it is also a paradise for adventure buffs with opportunities for river rafting, trekking, nature trails and paragliding.

Kolad itself is a sleepy town of about 5000 to 7000 odd villagers, who seem to be living a content and happy life. Always having plenty of time for a chat and gossip. To approach this town one has to go through ghats with lots of hair pin bends.

This best time of the year to visit is monsoon; but winter and summer also has its own charm.

Places around Kolad.

Hike to Dholwal Dam. The majesty of the wide dam, with its gusting waters, can take your breath away. About 17 km away from kolad is Ghosala Fort and 20 km down the road to Pune is Thamhane Waterfall, at its most magnificent of course during monsoon. Kudal Caves, 37 km away as per legents date to the time of the Mahabarata. The trip of about an hour is worth it, as there is also a small, secluded beach here. About 25 km away is Tala Fort and 32 km away is Gaimukh, a pilgrimage centre for those who love to fit a darshan into their holiday. Nature lovers has beautiful scenery and a waterfall for you to sit under.

Diversion to costal experience

The drive to the Murud-Kashid-Alibaug stretch via Roha from Kolad is among the best coastal drives you could hope to have in India. The coast road loops through paddy fields before running along the surf and sand, taking a far more circuitous and less sensible route than the feisty Kundalika. This river, running through Kolad, empties into the Arabian Sea at Korlia Fort. You can also drive into Kolad Station for some train-spotting of a different kind, to check out Konkan Railway’s Roll-on-roll-off Service. Here cargo trucks drive onto trains and become cargo themselves to save both fuel and driver’s energy all the way town to Surathkal.

Food and Stay

Few places to Stay and eat around this place are given below.

Prabhakar Lodge Serves Maharashtrain, Chinese, Punjabi, and South Indian (Veg and Non-Veg).

A non-veg thali here gets you two tiger prawns, rice, sol kadi and amti.

Kamath Residency on NH17
Stay and food.

Greenacre Farms (River Side)
Off Kolad Road, Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Campside River Wild (Riverside)
Off Kolad, Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Doctor’s Farm (Riverside)
Near Kolad, Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Anjali’s Wispers Grove (In a Valley)
Near Kolad, Mumbai-Goa Highway.

Suresh Restaurant, Offering Good Konkani Meals

Hotel Jayesh

Hotel Srikanth (Veg and Non-veg food).

Vijay Palace on NH17

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