On national highway seventeen, one hundred and seventeen kilometers from Mumbai, in the district of Raigad, stands the village of Kolad. Lying on the banks of the river Kundalika, Kolad is now a major river rafting destination.Adventure sports abound with kayaking, boating and paragliding garnering most attention. There are a number of other sites that tourists flock to at Kolad. Take a tour of the Bhira and Dholwal dams. Watch the water cascading down the Tamhini Falls and see the splendor of the Ghosla and Tala forts. Visit the Kolad museum to see the bamboo and wood sculptures, telling the tale of a bygone era. If you choose, you can also book yourself a stay at any of the resorts around the rivers. Due to its location on the Mumbai - Goa highway, Kolad is easily accessible by road. No direct trains, buses or flights are available between Nasik and Kolad. The fastest way to make it to Kolad is to travel the two hundred and fifty kms by cab. You will be in Kolad within five and a half hours from your time of departure.
Distance between Nasik and Kolad is and the average travel time is using a cab.
Nashik is situated on the banks of River Godavari and is the holy city for Hindus. The World famous Shirdi temple is at Nasik and this place is also believed to be the exile shelter of Lord Ram, his consort Sita and brother Lakshman.
Derived from the Sanskrit word Nasika, it is here that Lakshman cut off Shoorpanaka's nose for trying to seduce Lord Ram. The famous Sita Gufa stands testimony to the epic Ramayan. It is home to the 12 holy Jyotirlingas and hosts the most sacred Kumbh Mela once every 12 years.
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Kolad is a small village and a popular tourist destination in Raigarh district, Maharashtra. It falls on the NH 17, Mumbai-Goa route and is accessible by all the three modes of transportation. The closest airport is the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai, 125 km from Kolad.
Kolad railway station is connected to the major stations of the state. State as well private bus services are available to Kolad. You may opt for hire car rental services which saves time and are also at reasonable car fares.
Kolad is accessible by roads from the major cities of the state, Matheran(116km), Pune(122km) and Kolhapur(289km). Savaari taxi hire services are available from Mumbai which takes around 2 hours to reach Kolad. Kolad is perfect holiday destination both for nature lovers and adventure seekers.