Mayanagr Mumbai is known for its own pace and prolonged nights. Bustling way of lives thus often drive Mumbaikars for a tranquil time-off to its nearby destinations. One such neighbouring destination within the reach of around 120Kms from Mumbai is Kolad. Nestled in the midst of enticing ambience, Kolad is evenly delightful for adventure enthusiasts. A blend of emerald meadows, quaint backdrop of Sahyadris and cascading waterfalls leaves one to the sheer extent of startle! Ranging from river rafting, trekking to paragliding, Kolad has its own platter of delight. Considering the widen scope of outdoor activities, Kolad is also referred as the adventure capital of Maharashtra.
Besides boasting abundance of scenic splendour, the place also has a rich variety of Maharashtrian cuisines along with some typical food options to meet up your gastronomic desire. Some of the commonly preferred platters in the vicinity include; Vada Pav, Misal Pav and Bhajia Pav. So if you are in quest of a soothing time-off blending with audacious activities and scrumptious foods, Kolad may be the destination for you.
When in Kolkad, make sure you explore all leading attractions in the region. To name some of the popular sites in Kolkad; one should count on the places like; Kuda Caves, Bhira Dam, Ghosala Fort, Sutarwadi Lake and Tamhini Ghat Waterfalls. The best time for hideout in Kolad is winter when the atmosphere is absolutely favourable for visitors.
Being a popular weekend destination in Maharashtra, Kolad is frequented by visitors from different parts of the country. Hence, reaching Kolad from the neighbouring cities of Maharashtra is not that taxing. Even visitors outside Maharashtra can also pay a visit to Kolad by train and air.
Let’s take a look how convenient is it to get there in Kolad:
For air travellers, the nearest airport is Chatrapati Shivaji International Airport, Mumbai, which is located around 125 kms from Kolad. From airport, one can hire a taxi or take a cab to travel further. If you are travelling there by train, the nearest railhead is Kolad railway station, which has good railway connectivity from Mumbai. By train, the travel time may consume 2 hours 20 minutes to 3 hours 50 minutes, based on the train you board. However, for local visitors, the most convenient way to reach Kolad is by road. Number of state run buses and private vehicles are there from Mumbai for Kolad consuming approximately 3 hours travel time.
The eminent adventure hub in Maharashtra also houses many decent staying options for visitors in the region. However, depending on the type of amenities and accommodation you avail, the price range in these accommodations may vary. So planning a short weekend to Kolad is always a better idea to put into the practice.
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